Finally, the holidays are right around the corner.
We’ve all had the craziest year and it’s time to take a step back to enjoy the holiday season.
It also means that it’s the season for gift giving and festive decorations. Have you taken a walk around your neighborhood to look at all the Christmas decorations and lights? There’s no better holiday activity.
And to get your home into the festive spirit, there’s no better way than showering your home with colourful floral arrangements and ornaments. Apart from the staple Christmas tree, here are some ways that you can decorate your home with flowers for the holiday season!
We’ve put together a list of some of the most popular arrangements for Christmas to help you decorate your home for the festive season.
Top Holiday Floral Arrangements
If you’re looking to have a Holly Jolly Christmas then there may be no other decorative floral arrangement that goes together better with Christmas than a decorative holiday wreath.
Hung on doors and sometimes in dining rooms, Holly wreaths have become a staple for homes and businesses alike. Shop local and visit your local florist who can help you find the perfect wreath for your holiday celebrations.
Dating all the way back to the Aztec civilization, and adopted by Mexico’s early Christians, poinsettias have become synonymous with Christmas. So much so, these are often actually called the ‘Christmas Flower’.
“These poinsettias are our most popular item during the Christmas season” says Iwona Borys, owner of Euro Flowers, a Mississauga florist which offers same day flower delivery in Mississauga and across the Greater Toronto area. “They sell out very quickly!”
Symbolizing purity, this bright red flower is also often associated with Christmas because its blooming season occurs around the same time.
Often used in a wide variety of Christmas decorations, these are especially nice to choose if you’re decorating near windows, where they can get some natural light to keep them vibrant and healthy all the way through to the New Year.
While there may not be anything individually unique about these decorations, because they are usually just a collection of many of the different things that you find on this list, it’s the fact that these centerpieces are able to combine so many different floral elements that makes them so special.
What better way is there to celebrate the holidays than with a floral arrangement that is the literal embodiment of harmony and togetherness?
But what if you can’t find the right holiday centerpiece for your next big (or small) get together? Just call or visit your local florist.
“We can always help you determine a premade centerpiece that fits your needs and style, or we can build you a custom one that’s exactly what you’re looking for!” says Iwona from Euro Flowers.
Support small businesses this year and make sure to choose them for their service over big box corporations.
Ivy and Mistletoe
While these two holidays flowers aren’t usually the center of your holiday decor, there’s a lot to be said for how much of a difference hanging some Ivy or Mistletoe can make to your home or business.
Ivy is usually linked alongside Holly in Christmas designs, dating all the way back to pagan solstice festivals, where Ivy (male) and Holly (female) plants were burnt together to symbolize unity and rebirth.
Mistletoe, on the other hand, represents life and fertility. According to an ancient Norse legend, the goddess Frigg wept onto a mistletoe arrow that killed her son. Then she used the berries that grew from her tears to bring him back to life!
These holiday flowers may be old and rooted in ancient myths and traditions, but their powerful representations of life, unity and fertility are still wonderful representations of everything the holiday season stands for.
White and Red Roses with Greenery
It’s no surprise that roses are on this list, because they are a spectacular flower choice for any season or celebration. Red roses in particular, typically associated with love and passion, are also often used in a number of different floral Christmas decorations.
Sometimes bouquets of white and red roses are combined to create ‘candy cane’ bouquets, while in other designs, the roses are paired alongside leafy greenery to help create the perfect holiday atmosphere.
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Belonging to the succulent family, this plant is not only a wonderful way to decorate for the holidays, but also a great addition to your decor year-round!
This is because Christmas cactus plants don’t die with the change of the seasons (hence why they’re also called the Thanksgiving cactus) and can actually live for years if properly cared for.
Their interesting design looks beautiful in any room, and their stunning leaves are available in white, pink, red and purple, depending on your preferences.