When shopping for Christmas flowers, you are bound to come across several options. With so many different bouquets out there, it’s not uncommon to feel overwhelmed. Fortunately, there are a few factors to keep in mind that will help guide you towards the best decision.
The first point to remember is that it’s not so much about the types of flowers but rather their colours. Red and white flowers are popular for obvious reasons. White reminds many people of snow and red flowers are reminiscent of the traditional poinsettia. Of course, your Christmas tree is green which means that this is another colour that plays an important part in festive bouquets. This does not mean that you have to find green flowers. Instead, you need to add the perfect dark green foliage to help the flowers stand out. While you can opt for red and white flowers, you could also choose one or the other if you prefer. In terms of the meanings of these festive colours, red symbolises the blood of Christ, white represents purity and innocence, and green is associated with eternal life. If you add gold or silver, it will stand for the Star of Bethlehem while blue symbolises the Virgin Mary.
Types of flowers
Once you know what kind of colours to choose, you can start narrowing down your flower options. Some popular options include roses, carnations, chrysanthemums, and germinis. All of these flowers are available in various colours which means that it won’t take much to find what you’re look for.
Apart from the flowers and foliage, accessories play a significant role in making any bouquet suitable for the holidays. Red berries are extremely popular as are pinecones, bundles of cinnamon sticks, and various festive picks. Festive picks come in various shapes and sizes. Some are shaped like stars, others are shaped like reindeer, and there are even those that hold artificial mistletoe, holly, or other festive decorations.
Potted plants can also be an amazing Christmas gift. Poinsettias are traditionally the most popular of all. The red variety in particular. Apart from this plant, you could send just about any plant with red flowers. A red rose plant, for example, is a great alternative if you are looking for something different.
Whether decorating your own home or sending flowers to a loved one, these Christmas flower tips will help you find the perfect bouquet for the occasion. When shopping for flowers online, take a look around your florist’s website for a Christmas section. Here you will find all the bouquets best suited for the holidays which makes shopping even easier!