Traditionally Archangels are considered to be spiritual beings with the highest rank. The prefix ‘arch’ means ruling or chief in Greek and religious texts refer to an archangel as being at a high level in the celestial hierarchy. The Christmas story and tales of the Archangel Gabriel echo during the winter months and of course especially during that of December.
This seasonal winter bouquet is a celebration of the season and all its meanings, attributes and folk tales. Gatherings, festivities and feelings of togetherness in what can sometimes be a melancholy season is what inspires us during the colder months.
Nature’s gifts are somewhat more sparse this time of year yet we find just as much beauty in the evergreen foliage, winter berries and rich red colours.