It’s that time again: New Year’s. 2020 has been a difficult year for many people. Now it’s time to celebrate the end of this amazingly unusual year and welcome in 2021! There is no better way to do this than with flowers.
At BloomsyBox, we provide everything you need for a momentous New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Whether you choose a mixed bouquet, live plants, or special gift, we have the flowers you need to start 2021 off right.
If you are struggling with finding the right flowers to mark this occasion, keep reading. Here you will find the best flowers and gift ideas to celebrate New Year’s.
New Year’s Flowers
Any flower could be a good New Year’s flower. This fact is true for any holiday really. Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, all holidays can be celebrated with any flower. Some flowers are more suited to specific holidays than others, though. For Christmas, it is the poinsettia, for Thanksgiving the sunflower, and for Halloween, it is the Black Dahlia.
The problem many people have with New Year’s is that not much grows during the winter in cold climates. If you are lucky enough to live in a place that stays warm in January, congratulations. Your northern neighbors are jealous. But, those people who live in cold climates may struggle to find flowers at the beginning of January.
We offer a major solution to this problem by providing farm fresh flowers all year round. Our forty-eight family-owned farms are sustainable and Rainforest Alliance certified. Many are located in Central and South America, which means most flowers can be delivered fresh to your door anytime.
That brings us back to the initial problem, however: What are the best flowers for New Year’s? Below you’ll find our top four picks.
The first flower we want to highlight is the rose. Roses are probably most famous as part of Valentine’s Day celebrations. They have been associated with love and romance for centuries. In fact, the red rose was associated with Aphrodite, the goddess of love, during the Greek era. That symbolism was then brought into the Roman pantheon of gods and goddesses. The rose for the Romans was associated with Venus, their goddess of love.
Early Christians associated the rose, especially the red rose, with the Virgin Mary. Eastern cultures have also long associated the rose with romance and love. It makes sense that the rose would be so popular. It has an amazing smell and feels lovely against a person’s skin.
As the meanings of flowers have evolved throughout the centuries, roses have retained their association with love. The different colors of rose allow you to tweak the meaning.
So, why roses for the New Year’s? Roses work great as a gift for a loved one during any season. There are seemingly infinite options. Roses are also used as a main feature of the Rose Parade, Tournament of Roses, and Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, every year. These events have been a New Year’s Day fixture since 1890, however, they have been canceled this year because of the Coronavirus pandemic—just another reason to be happy 2020 is ending. As part of a treasured New Year’s Day tradition, roses make a perfect New Year’s flower.
Another great flower for New Year’s is the lily. Lilies are often associated with spring. Depending on the type of lily, they may bloom from early spring to fall. Adding lilies to your New Year’s bouquet may seem like wishful thinking, but there is no better way to conjure spring than with this flower.
Lilies are a great choice for New Year’s because of their traditional meaning. They can mean pure, passion, and rebirth. It is no wonder, with these meanings, that the lily is also a popular Easter flower. The rebirth meaning fits best with New Year’s. This is the time for new beginnings.
Lilies, like roses, come in a wide variety of colors. White is the most traditional. But, you will be able to find lilies in almost any color imaginable. This ensures that you can easily match your New Year’s bouquet to a color scheme. Because they are a large flower, lilies are also a good focal point for a flower arrangement. For a colorful and eye-catching New Year’s bouquet, try something like our Pretty In Pink.
Our next choice for a wonderful New Year’s flower is the carnation. This, like the rose and lily, is a flower most associated with another holiday. Pink carnations are often associated with Mother’s Day. This association comes out of Christianity. Carnations are said to have grown where the Virgin Mary’s tears fell as she watched Jesus carry the cross.
You don’t have to be a Christian or a mother to enjoy the carnation. This fun, ruffled flowers in a lot of different colors. They can also be a variety of sizes. Like the rose, the different colors of a carnation come with their own meaning. You can easily tailor a carnation bouquet to match a New Year’s party color scheme or create a special meaning for your party guests. You may just have to explain the meaning of the arrangement to them, for most people no longer speak the language of flowers.
Violets are a cool flower. They are typically purple, blue, or white. They are extremely small. Plus, certain varieties of the violet are edible. (Don’t eat any of the violets in our bouquets!) However, you get the point. The violet is an extremely versatile flower.
What better message to send for the New Year than one of flexibility? If we’ve learned anything from 2020 it's patience and how to change our plans. Let’s keep those positives into 2021, and remind ourselves by incorporating the violet into our New Year’s arrangements.
Gifts and the New Year
You may be wondering if it is appropriate to gift flowers for New Year’s. It is not a holiday really known for gift giving. But New Year’s is a great time to send flowers as a gift. You can choose one of our hand-made bouquets. Also consider finding a New Year’s gift from our special NYBG Collection. These are great bouquets that are sure to impress.
Another great gift idea is our subscription plan. You can choose from weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly plans. Start someone’s New Year off on the right foot by giving them a gift that keeps on giving.
Our subscription bouquets are specially curated. They come in a unique gift box and also include flower food and an informational care card. We give you everything you need to keep the flowers looking great. All of our bouquets will also arrive within five days of being picked, which ensures the freshest flowers around.
Whether you give the gift of a subscription plan, a bouquet, or a live plant, find your next New Year’s gift on our website. We are your source for all things floral. Contact us today to learn more about our flowers and plants!