January 23, 2022

Easter wreaths: why this is the year to do everything with spring decoration

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hat in the name of hot buns is happening here?

Ah, so you spotted our Easter wreath! Much like its Christmas cousin, but much more fabulous now that there is sunshine and flowers to be had.

Looks like spring has vomited on your front door.

That’s the point. Kitschy, the better. Let’s go crazier than the proverbial Mars Hare and decorate every surface with pastels.

Has the lack of social contact ultimately deprived you of all taste?

We are Persephone, emerging from the underground world of winter confinement to adorn the earth with symbols of fertility! Easter is truly the New Christmas. Two households can meet outside, so everyone prepares their porch to receive outdoor visitors.

It’s not very traditional though, is it?

In fact, crowns have a surprisingly versatile history. The ancient Greeks and Romans used to weave corn to celebrate the harvest. English May Day celebrations in the Middle Ages culminated with young men tied up who climbed a Maypole to retrieve a ceremonial wreath in a display of virility, until fun sponge Protestants removed the traps pagans. The association with Advent and Christmas came later – the spring wreath is the original.

Maybe we could spring for Easter tat.

Welcome aboard! But hurry, goodies are flying off the shelves faster than toilet paper around this time last year. At press time you can still get your hands on this pastoral beauty by John Lewis, with raffia rabbit effigy.

I cracked – pass the ribbons.

Next year is the return to a family bag of Mini Eggs, we promise.