Why Send an Olive Branch? To Celebrate a Victory

The olive tree was so important that the reward for winning an event in the ancient Olympic Games was not a gold medal, but a wreath of olive leaves with which the winner was crowned. Today, we can still celebrate those who are victorious by bestowing an olive branch upon them. It signifies that one can overcome obstacles, train vigorously, and enjoy the victory which one has earned.

Here are some example reasons to send an olive branch:

  • Graduation (college, medical school, high school, etc.)
  • Overcame sickness
  • Winner in an event (race, marathon, etc.)

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Some Reasons to Extend an Olive Branch