The modern Christmas wreath symbolizes eternity, an unending circle of life, growth and everlasting life. The wreath also symbolizes a welcoming and open environment to acknowledge the holiday season and add warmth to a home or business at Christmastime.
Each part of the wreath is significant and represents a different symbol. The evergreen structure symbolizes religious growth and rebirth. Adding cedar to a wreath symbolizes strength. Adding holly to the exterior of a Christmas wreath represents immortality. The holly thorns serve as the crown that Jesus wore during His crucifixion, and the red holly berries represent the blood He shed.