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Homecoming Mums: The Tradition
Chrysanthemums have long been quintessential Fall flower, so itís not surprising that they quickly became associated with quintessential Fall sport Ė football. In earliest pictures of college football games, you can pick out mum corsages worn by young women in stands.
Since everything grows big in Texas, itís also not surprising that Lone Star State is credited with developing more elaborate corsages known as homecoming mums. In 1960ís, these wonderful concoctions could be had there for $10. Ahh, good Ďol days.
Over years, mums were cultivated to grow bigger and bigger and corsages grew and grew. Today, silk flower has replaced live chrysanthemum as centerpiece for homecoming mums. With silk flowers, only size limit to homecoming mum corsages is size of wearer! Now a homecoming mum can be saved as a keepsake or recycled into next yearís new unique corsage.
For more information about Homecoming Mums, please visit http://www.theartfulcrafter.com/homecoming_mums.html.
By: Eileen Bergen The Artful Crafter www.theartfulcrafter.com/craft-ideas.html
Ms Bergen has led a varied carer, first as a special education teacher and then, after getting a MBA degree, as a vice president of a major insurnce company. She has been making and selling crafts for the past 8 years.