Roses (red and white)
Roses are always a popular choice for the holidays. In addition to being beautiful, each has a significance in relation to the holiday season. The festive, classic red roses signifies love and brings to mind beautiful poinsettias and holiday ribbon. Reminiscent of pure white fallen snow, white roses always had an elegant touch to holiday flower arrangements and will really give off that candy cane vibe!
There’s a reason why plants are such popular gifts for every season. The gift that keeps on growing, keeping plants in the house has been shown to improve happiness. During the gloomy winter months, giving a gift of a houseplant is also a fresh way to bring the green outdoors inside! Some popular choices include money trees and orchids.
Signifying purity and refined beauty, the lily is a popular choice in winter flower arrangements. Although there are several different types and colors of lilies, some of the most popular winter-time lilies include white lilies and beautiful, fragrant stargazer lilies. Some of the more unique varieties of lilies include double-blooming or “rose” lilies which are absolute show stoppers!
The flower of wealth, prosperity and friendship, the alstroemeria makes an appearance in holiday flower arrangements. A long lasting and hardy flower, the alstroemeria grows in a wide variety of colors including burgundy, yellow, white, pink and more.
The simplicity and innocent beauty of the carnation, and its availability in holiday colors like red, white, and “striped” red and white, make the carnation a timeless holiday flower. Paired with flowers like roses and lilies, carnations add a touch of sweetness. The “striped” red and white carnation in particular adds a candy cane-esque touch to any holiday flower arrangement.
Signifying strength, eternity and the unending circle of life, wreaths go together with Christmas like cookies go with milk. In addition to adding that holiday touch, evergreen signifies growth and everlasting life.
Decorating with Flowers
In addition to spending quality time with family and friends, sharing in cherished holiday traditions, and just taking in the magic of the holidays, one of the greatest parts of the holidays is decorating!
There is a reason why wreaths, poinsettias and other holiday flowers are so popular over the holidays. They exude the energy of the holiday season while brightening the home.
Hanging holiday wreaths on your doors, adding potted poinsettias and placing holiday flower arrangements in every room are a few ways you can decorate with Christmas flowers.
Flowers for Houseguests
As your house fills up with holiday houseguests, many hosts opt to brighten up their house in the quickest way possible--adding fresh flowers. By bringing the holiday season indoors throughout your home with festive holiday flowers, your home will truly give off that holiday energy. In addition to placing holiday flower arrangements in common areas such as dining areas, living rooms and kitchens, adding flowers to your guest rooms is a thoughtful way to make your guests happy.
As you can see, the holidays and flowers are a perfect pair.