During the season of autumn, especially around Thanksgiving time, you may notice cornucopias beginning to show up on tables. What is a cornucopia? This special decoration is a horn-shaped container that is filled with fruit and other reminders of the harvest.
In fact, “cornucopia” means “horn of plenty.” Cornucopias date back to Ancient Greece, when goat horns were filled with food items such as fruit and grains. Today cornucopias are often cone-shaped baskets that are filled with both real and faux items. In fact, these decorations are filled to the brim to look as if they are overflowing with delicious and nourishing foods. What better way to celebrate the harvest and Thanksgiving?!