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Friday, December 18, 2009

Unending Circle of Life

lighted wreathA friend made this wooden wreath for me many years ago. I really like it. Sadly, I think this will probably be the last year for it. As you can see the lights are going. He strung lots of lights to this wooden frame and we place it on the garage just above the door. There really isn't a good way to replace a few bulbs, and the strings are nailed/stapled so removing them would be a job. A good portion of the red ribbon is not showing up, and now some of the greenery is starting to go. Hope we make it through the end of this season at least.
lighted wreathI thought it time to talk about the meaning, the true meaning of Christmas Wreaths. We place them in and outside our homes. We use artificial and life wreaths. The shape is a circle which represents the unending circle of life. Traditionally, wreaths are made of evergreen which represents everlasting life. Wreaths are often made of Holly branches, or sometimes holly branches are added to the evergreen wreath for decoration. Holly branches have thorns which represent the thorny crown that adorned Christ's head. The red holly berries represents Jesus's blood that was shed for us.

Peace and Love to you all during this special time of the year.

**Anyone know why the gadget to show other posts isn't working?
****Did you read the previous post about Nativities and Memories?

11 comments:

  1. It is always sad to dispose of something we have come to treasure. Especially when it was something made for us by a dear friend.

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  2. Right you are Ghost

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  3. It's a beautiful wreath and I know you will be sad to see it go. How special it is that, someone made that for you.
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family.

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  4. Sandy, use the blushingrosetoo.blogspot.com to read/follow ... the other is going bye-bye soon.

    Love your write, your wreath is beautiful. Memories are so enticing some days ... don't you just love meandering back in time?

    Merry Christmas ~
    TTFN ~Marydon

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  5. Sandy, Thanks for popping in re: Beth's little
    grandson..Thank you for keeping them in your prayers...I know it is appreciated. I hope you popped over ther too, at her place, it means alot and she needs the support...
    Re: your comments...did you go to your dashboard, and on the blog portion, where your blog goes there is an edit button..I notice sometimes mine changes too. I have to physically
    click on the options when I post to check whether
    or not I want to allow them, EVERYTIME.. Try the edit button..maybe your box got unchecked....

    Thanks for stopping by..the wreath is lovely, can
    you just replace the bulbs? Are these the little
    ones like on the trees? Replacement bulbs can be
    purchased in the colors of your choice..It would be nice if you could fix it..

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  6. Just stopping by to thank you for your comments and to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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  7. HI SANDY,
    WELL, I FINALLY GOT THE SNOW I WAS ASKING FOR. WE HAD 24'8 INCHES, HAVEN'T HAD THAT IN A VERY LONG TIME.
    WILL BE POSTING PICTURES ON MY BLOG.
    THE COOKIES ON MY BLOG I GOT OFF THE WEB, AND I LOVE TO BAKE COOKIES, I JUST DON'T BAKE AS MUCH AS I USED TOO.
    HAVE A NICE CHRISTMAS. RIZZI

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  8. Hello sandy you are outstanding in your blogs.I loved the way you described abouth the Christmas Wreath.Thanks and keep it doing.Merry Christmas.

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  9. Anonymous10:07 AM

    I didn't know that, about the meaning of a wreath. Cool lights, maybe you can find a way to fix them.

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  10. There's a tool I've heard about that you're suppose to be able to fix lights with. Don't know where to get one or what's it's called though. Good luck
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