The History of Wreaths

The History of Wreaths

Since time immemorial, wreaths have swathed doors, walls and even heads. These circular arrangements of flowers and foliage look ethereally spectacular, and they hold a significant place in history. Although we see wreath flowers just for expressing condolence nowadays, wreaths can do so much more. Wondering what? Join us as we delve deep into the captivating history of wreaths, trace their origins, explore their diverse cultural meanings and discover how they have evolved throughout the ages.

Origins and Early Uses

The concept of wreaths can be traced back to ancient times, with evidence of their existence in different civilisations. In ancient Greece and Rome, wreaths were associated with victory, honour, and celebration. They were often worn as crowns during athletic games, military triumphs, and festive occasions. These wreaths were crafted using leaves, branches, and even precious metals, symbolising the achievement and recognition bestowed upon the wearer.

Influence of Roman Culture

The influence of Roman culture spread throughout Europe, leaving an indelible mark on the tradition of wreaths. During the winter solstice celebrations, Romans would exchange evergreen wreaths to epitomise the return of life and the triumph of light over darkness. This practice gradually merged with other cultural beliefs and religious customs, giving rise to the use of wreaths in various seasonal festivities and religious ceremonies.

Christian Symbolism

With the spread of Christianity, wreaths took on new meanings and became intertwined with religious symbolism. The wreath’s circular shape, with no beginning or end, came to represent eternity and the everlasting love of God. Advent wreaths, prominently displayed during the period leading up to Christmas, feature candles lit in succession, symbolising the anticipation of the birth of Jesus Christ. The evergreen foliage used in these wreaths represents the enduring hope and life found in Christ.

Modern-Day Significance

In modern times, wreaths still hold a special place in our hearts and homes. They mark important milestones, celebrate holidays, and pay tribute to loved ones. Wreaths are often displayed during festive seasons such as Christmas, where they bring warmth and cheer to homes. Memorial wreaths or funeral wreaths in Singapore honour the memory of those who have passed away, serving as a poignant reminder of their enduring presence in our lives.

Contemporary wreath-making has also evolved, embracing new materials and innovative designs. While traditional foliage such as evergreens and holly remain popular, wreaths now incorporate a wide array of elements, including dried flowers, berries, feathers, and even ribbons. This versatility allows for endless creativity and personalisation, ensuring each wreath becomes a unique expression of style and meaning.


There’s no denying that the history of wreaths is a fascinating journey that spans across different cultures. Whether you are searching for timelessly elegant wreaths or a condolence flower stand, opt for professionals to get the best quality flowers. Also, some fortunate and unfortunate moments don’t come knocking at your door. If you want a remarkably stunning or expressive wreath at the very last minute, go for express delivery from Prince’s Flower Shop now!

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Carol T
Carol T
one of my most fav nurseries out of many i’ve explored in SG. it’s conveniently located near bukit panjang mrt. above all, the prices are reasonable (esp various types of soil mix, fertilizers, pesticides & pots). i’ve bought many plants here; on my lucky days i managed to buy a few rare caladiums and begonias! 😀
Francis Soh
Francis Soh
A lot of varieties of flowers to choose.
Guangmian Kung
Guangmian Kung
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always bought flowers from here and they always look exceptional and beautiful. thank you so much for the flowers as always!
Jen Vernis
Jen Vernis
Purchased twice at this shop. Good services and reasonable price.
Rasyad Rahman
Rasyad Rahman
Have been ordering flowers from Prince's since 2011 and i have been happy with their quality and service for the past decade. Bought flowers for delivery yesterday and the bouquet was beautiful. Service is great and the flowers looks better than the photos.
Wan P
Wan P
Huge, fresh flower bouquets for really really cheap. They even gave me a discount. Why would I bother going to any other florist?
Brandon YEO
Brandon YEO
Bought fresh cut flowers for my bai bai table. Lots of variety to choose from, excellent service and well-mannered and knowledgeable sales team. Affordable and value for money prices right here fam Thanks, will patronise again huat ah
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Jocelyn SuaJocelyn Sua
04:50 27 Feb 23
My boyfriend ordered this beautiful bouquet of roses from Prince's Flower Shop. Nicely arranged with prompt delivery as requested. Absolutely more than satisfied when i received this. Thanks for the surprise! Kudos to the great service!
Estelle TanEstelle Tan
07:26 21 Feb 23
Prince is our designated florist that we purchase flowers from since 2016, be it bouquets for special occasions, congratulatory flowers or condolence flowers, we only choose them. Even our wedding flowers are all from them!! Their flowers are of good quality and very lasting, customer service is professional too. Attached pic was my roses 7 days after Vday'23, taken under natural sunlight 👍🏻👍🏻
Chua MelChua Mel
11:35 18 Feb 23
had the most pleasant shopping experience buying flowers from prince for valentine’s day. staff was very responsive and helpful, and with such a wide variety of flowers to choose from, i don’t think there is any other places i would buy flowers from other than from prince. 10/10 recommend!
Tommy ChungTommy Chung
09:26 17 Feb 23
Have been delighting my missus with fresh flowers immaculately arranged by Prince’s flower shop since my first order with them few years back.From then on, I rely on their experienced service for many occasions. Congratulatory flowers, Valentine’s, Birthdays, even my own proposal!
Xin Le LianXin Le Lian
09:11 17 Feb 23
Bought my Valentine's bouquet here via instagram. The staff was friendly and patient in explaining the different types of bouquets available and worked well within my budget. They have both delivery and self-pickup options which made it very convenient for us buyers. Needless to say my special one was very pleased with the bouquet. Will definitely come back here again for my flowers.






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