Christmas Wreaths are visible everywhere in the month of December. The idea to hang them on the front door of a house lies in the belief that the round shaped Christmas wreaths, which symbolizes eternity, brings contentment and good luck in the approaching year. Most wreaths are embellished with candles symbolizing the sun at winter solstice, and with evergreens, red berries, holly and pine cones to signify the harvest, a custom thought to have stared in ancient Rome.
The Williams County Master Gardeners will be hosting a “Wreath Making Class” on Thursday, December 4, 2014. The class will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Gillette Cultural Arts Building at the Williams County Fairgrounds. Angie Girdham, Horticulturist at Hillsdale College, will be instructing the class. Participants will be making a wreath of evergreen and learn to make a bow. Everyone is encouraged to bring decorations, ribbon with wire and other embellishments to complete their wreath
To register for the class, contact the Williams County OSU Extension Office at 419-636-5608. The class is limited to 25 and there is a fee for supplies.