holiday decor

Matthews Adorned for Christmas

Shop owners and residents around Matthews have adorned the town with shiny baubles to celebrate Christmas; others have decorated with a winter theme. We’ve put together a quick tour of some of our favorites. See if you recognize some, and if we’re missing something extra special, comment below.

Wreaths around Matthews

For several weeks the Town of Matthews has been festooned in holiday magic. Wreaths are a favorite sign of holiday cheer and can be seen everywhere from the Chamber’s Train Depot to wintry-themed windows on Trade Street.

According to Wikipedia, the word wreath originated in Old and Middle English, writha and wrethe respectively, roughly translating to band. Wreaths have a lengthy history of symbolism throughout many cultures. The decorative wreaths we see hanging around the holidays most likely evolved from the crowns (sometimes called diadems or coronets) of ancient rulers. More recently wreaths have come to symbolize renewal and the eternal cycle of seasons.

Take a virtual stroll through photos of some of our local favorites.

Morning Minute: November 29, 2018

News About Town: No Shave November is coming to a close so it’s time to pick a winner. There are two categories: Beards and Goatees. (Anybody else feel like that’s also probably their after work basketball teams?) Simply go to the Town of Matthews Police department’s Facebook page and decide which is your favorite goatee and which is your favorite beard. “Like” your choices and they’ll tally the results. The winners get a free shave from J.R The Barber.

News Around Town: The Arts and Science Council is taking applications for their Culture Blocks program and Matthews creatives are encouraged to apply. The purpose of Culture Blocks is to connect the community through arts, science, and history experiences. More information is available on the Arts and Science Council website.

One Fun Thing: The U-nique Boutique, 11500-F East Independence Blvd Matthews, is hosting a holiday decorating workshop this Sunday, December 2, at 6:30 PM. Learn tips and tricks on how to decorate a mantle, a buffet, and a lantern. The cost of the workshop is $25. To reserve a spot, please call the store at 704-844-9768.