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Xmas Wreaths

To mark the beginning of December and winter festivities, LW students and staff created these colourful wreaths. The word originates from "writha", an old English word for 'that which is round', or "writhan", 'to twist' The origins date back to the Persian Empire where they were worn as "crowns" symbolizing power and authority. Other various ancient civilizations used wreaths as a headdress and the Germanic and Scandinavian Pagans would make wreaths to mark the winter solstice; honoring the return of the sun with a central candle. This evolved to the custom of Christian advent wreaths and the artistic versions of self-expression seen in our young people's take on the craft.