The History & Beauty Of Festive Garlands

It’s that time of the year again! The Christmas season is fast approaching and people are busy dolling up their homes. Everyone would agree that no household decoration is ever complete without Christmas garlands. Using them is so easy since they can be placed just about anywhere, making them an essential part of every holiday preparation.

Garlands

a Christmas garland

Christmas garlands, by tradition, are circular band flower arrangements for ornamental purposes. They were organically made from plant twigs then adorned with holly, dried fruit, or berries. Beliefs of the Christian religion are symbolized in these holiday décors. The round shape represents Christ’s never-ending love and His promise of eternal life. The evergreen foliage signifies lasting life while the hollies were seen as Jesus’ crown of thorns upon crucifixion. 

Christmas garland makers eventually learned that there was a serious decline in the materials for making garlands and so, the use of plastic was introduced. Consequently, modern garlands are made into long bands of various materials like paper, cloth, and greenery.  They are usually artificial and sturdy, so they can be reused every year. In this part of the globe, Christmas garlands are wrapped in partitions, staircases, bannisters, over fireplaces, and around Christmas trees. Some people also use screws and fix them outside. They come in varying lengths, diameters, and designs.

Decorating your home in time for Christmas makes a good family bonding activity that children and adults alike look forward to. It becomes an even more enjoyable activity if all members are present. It is one fun moment wherein everyone throws in their idea for the home’s theme for that particular yuletide season. The idea of using Christmas garland makes decorating easy for all members of the family, regardless of age or position. That is why it is one of the most favourite ornaments of many people.

Why Should You Purchase Artificial Christmas Garlands?

When it comes to purchasing Christmas garlands, one of the main decisions you have is whether to buy a real or artificial Christmas garland. Most people will agree that the latter option is advised, and there are many different reasons why this is the case. When it comes to fresh garlands, they quickly lose their beauty, and thus you could find that by the time December 25th comes your garland no longer looks as stunning as it did when you first bought it. 

Not only this, but fresh garlands require a lot of upkeep on your behalf as well. Needless to say, you can find yourself with a bit of mess to clear up once the needles and leaves start to fall onto the floor. You don’t have to worry about any of this if you go for an artificial garland. You can use the same Christmas garland year after year, and thus you benefit from great value for money as well. A lot of people are concerned that artificial garlands will not look as great as the real thing. However, you can find some truly stunning artificial flowers available nowadays, so much so that it can be impossible to tell the difference. 

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