I would think it's more likely that a Catholic man came up with the idea but he was too afraid of being called a heretic by Last Tradician
Read the article, the point is that is that it does not belong in a Catholic church, it is a private practice in the home done by Germans and invented by a Protestants.
The rest of the Catholic world outside of Germans and Americans has never even seen a wreath in their homes.
I am in the USA so, I thought it was interesting to know. Did you know that? I didn't, so that is why I posted it. You learn something everyday.