Flower shopping tips for the festive season

During the holidays you are more likely to receive visitors from time to time. This is all the more reason to ensure your home looks its best. It’s also one of the main reasons why so many people take the time to do some serious cleaning during the first few days of December or even the last week of November. In many homes it has become a tradition to put up the Christmas tree on December 1st, which means it is also the time to decorate it. Christmas flowers and wreaths are usually placed in the most visited areas, such as entrances, kitchens and living rooms. Don’t know which flowers to choose? Here are some ideas and tips for flower shopping.

Browse online

When you are not sure what type of Christmas flowers to buy, you can always take a look online. Online florists have a fantastic variety of flowers you can choose from. Not to mention how easy flower shopping is from the comfort of your home. They also offer themed bouquets designed specifically for this time of year. You don’t even need to leave the comfort of your home. You can browse online and compare everything from the types of flowers included to the price range.

Popular colours

One thing you may notice when flower shopping for Christmas is that they tend to have a similar colour scheme. The most popular are red and green. Sometimes gold, brown or white can be added. There are also some pure white options or white and blue bouquets. Blue also looks great with silver.

Add something extra

Christmas flowers do not need to consist exclusively of fresh flowers and leaves. There are many accessories that will make your bouquet even better! Pine cones, cinnamon sticks, festive floral arrangements and candy canes are examples of great Christmas accessories you can add. Keep the colour scheme in mind and don’t be afraid to add spray painted elements as well. You can paint sticks and leaves, for example, in shiny gold or silver. You can always do your flower shopping with some basic colours in mind and add your own special touches yourself.

Once you’ve found the perfect Christmas bouquet, all you have to do is place your order. Inform the florist where and when to deliver. Make sure you receive your order early. This is a busy time for florists around the world so early flower shopping is essential. Once your bouquet arrives, if you wish, you can add some personal touches before displaying it.