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An apple a day...

An apple a day...

Where did the tradition of giving your teacher an apple come from?

As this is teacher appreciation week in the US, let’s dive into the history surrounding this practice.

The Wreath as a Herald of Fortune

The Wreath as a Herald of Fortune

Wreaths weren't always a thing to put on your door during the holidays.  In many places, they still aren't.  While door-hanging wreaths have now been adapted for any season, they used to be more akin to celebratory laurels or flower crowns.