why this is the year of the bow

A wreath with a bow is akin to a shoe with a bow:  it can look chic or it can look silly.  Most years I forgo the bows on my Christmas wreaths (but I do wear them on my shoes). 

This year however, given the strangeness and sadness (let’s call it what it is), it’s a good time to embrace the bow. We are no longer nonchalant or extravagant or careless, but I think we can learn something from the bow about being of good cheer. 

So, let’s go ahead and decorate like mad. Tie the ribbon into a bow. Fuss over the bow.  Embrace it as a symbol of beauty and remembrance and specialness.

As you can see from the wreaths featured below, I still lean toward understatement (I can’t go all unbuttoned and fluffy even now), but I do love how each bow enhances the design and adds a touch of charm (look at each one and imagine it without the bow, and I think you will see what I mean). Also, I think it’s important to notice the placement: how each one is slightly off-center (because placement of bows is very important!).  

In the last image with the hanging blue sheer ribbon, I imagine that the bow has just come undone, and yet, the ribbon is still there, looking quite lovely. 



*You can shop the look here on my ribbons and wreath making Amazon page (As an affiliate, I will make a small commission if you purchase an item in my shop).

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