Category Archives: Flower Arrangements

Flowers as Holiday Decorations

Blue Horizons

The one magical thing about the holiday season is all the brightly colored holiday decorations from ornaments on the trees and beautiful wreaths and so many various holiday themes. Flowers make another the perfect accent to any holiday theme!

No matter what your color them is in your holiday décor, there are flowers that can accent it perfectly. One year my holiday theme was the Dallas Cowboys. The tree was decked in deep blues and silver with a Dallas Cowboys helmet for the topper. It was easy to find flowers that accented my dinning room table and mantle perfectly, bring the theme easily throughout our entire home including the vase of flowers in the guest bathroom.

No matter how extreme or how traditional your holiday theme is, there are the perfect flower combination to bring that them alive and throughout your entire home.

Christmas Flower Arrangement

Silver Tidings FTD

Flowers make an excellent choice for Christmas gifts. They always bring joy and smiles and isn’t that what one wants in a gift? With BrantFlorist.com, you can be assured that every arrangement will be fresh when delivered and just as beautiful as you can imagine. From the gorgeous red poinsettias, the Casa Blanca lilies, and the luscious Christmas greens and every flower and accent in between, flowers are a gift like no other. They are pure love and are cherished by all.

The sweet thing about Christmas flowers is that you can get as sentimental as you want, from selecting the recipients favorite flowers, colors, or even special accents making each gift of flowers unique in its own. You don’t have to gift what is considered traditional Christmas flowers, you can mix them up, and create to your desire at Brant Florist making the perfect arrangement for your Christmas gift recipient.

Christmas arrangements can range from a table centerpiece with candles and flowers to a Christmas arrangement with glitzy ornaments and flowers. You can find arrangements with candy canes and Santa Claus, ribbons and bows, chocolate or even cookies. Best of all, giving flowers during the Christmas holidays can totally eliminate the brain freezes common when trying to shop for those less then easy to shop for.

Kwanzaa Flowers

Royal Christmas Centerpiece

Kwanzaa is an African American inspired celebration that embraces African Americans values and traditions of African families. It is a week long celebration that honors the African heritage and culture. Kwanzaa starts on December 26th and goes until January 1st.

Created by Maulana Kerenga, Kwanzaa began back in 1966. Karenga’s goal was to give Blacks an alternative to the existing holiday with an opportunity to celebrate their history and cultures.

Kwanzaa celebrates what Kerenga called the 7 principals of Kwanzaa:
• Unity
• Self-Determination
• Collective Work and Responsibility
• Cooperative Economics
• Purpose
• Creativity
• Faith
Part of the celebration is gathering as families and friends at various homes, partaking in great food and conversation. Often times, everyone brings a dish or gift for the host. Flowers are always a welcomed gift.

If you have friends or family that celebrate Kwanzaa, sending a gift of a colorful arrangement of flowers is a great way to show your friends or loved ones just how valued you consider them.

Long Distance Gift Exchange

Bright Basket of Plants Planter

Sadly enough, not all loved ones can gather for the holidays. Some families are spread so far apart that when the holiday times come around, they have found other avenues to share some sort of normalcy in holiday traditions. One of those is drawing name for gift exchange. Rather then passing a hat that most families would do over eggnog or hot cider the previous year, families separated by the miles count on the Internet and the good old postal system to “draw names”.

Once the names are drawn, each purchases a gift for the name they received. However, with distance also come a similar distance in familiarity with what the others may need or want for the holidays. Children for the most part are simple to gift during the holidays – the latest fad toy, video games, etc. Adults however can pose more of a challenge. Gift exchange over the miles in turn can become impersonal with gifts of gift cards or trinkets that collect dust over time and discarded. If you are in a long distance gift exchange the challenges it poses can be easily lightened and made personal by a gift of a holiday flower arrangement or a holiday gift basket. Flowers are always a welcomed gift in any home. They bring joy and smiles to all. They can be easily personalized from those things that do not change in time, such as favorite color, birth flower, or even favorite types of flowers. Gift baskets can incorporate your loved ones favorite snacks, fruits, or other gourmet items. You can add flowers, a green plant, stuffed animal, and more to them. Don’t let the distance turn your holiday into impersonal trinkets. Give a gift that goes straight to the heart – a gift from Brant Florist.

Christmas Flower Meanings that make for a Holly Jolly Christmas!

Holiday Garden™ Basket

There is always so much joy in the air around the Christmas holiday time; it is too bad that it doesn’t flow throughout the year for everyone. I particularly love the spirit of Christmas, the colors, the decorations, and the vibrancy it brings out in people. Maybe it is part of the reason I love flowers so much, because each and every flower has a way to bring out that same feeling, even when it isn’t the Christmas season.

Flowers are packed full of meaning, history, and even ancient legends of love. However, what about those beautiful accents used in Christmas floral arrangements such as myrtle, holly, Mistletoe, fir, pine and moss? Not only do they add the perfect accents to holiday arrangements, they also carry their own special meanings that add to the spirit of Christmas floral arrangements.

Let’s take a look at a few of those wonderful foliage that give the perfect touch to these gorgeous Christmas flower arrangements.

Holly is one of the leading accents in Christmas floral arrangement. Holly holds the floral meaning of domestic happiness. The meaning itself – domestic happiness – is a big part of what the holiday is all about so it couldn’t be more perfect. The secondary meaning of Holly is defense or protection. With the two meanings, with Holly in a Christmas flower arrangement, it is wishing the recipient a safe and happy home/life.

Mistletoe without doubt plays a fun roll in the holiday festivities. Who doesn’t love to sneak a little kiss in under the mistletoe with their favorite person? Mistletoe brings to Christmas love, from new blooming love to long lasting love. It fits perfectly in with the season meaning.

Myrtle is such universal foliage during this season that emits the meaning of love and unity. For the Jewish, Myrtle is a Hebrew emblem of marriage. With Myrtle in your holiday flower arrangements, you are gifting love, luck, as well as holiday cheer.

Firs used to accent Christmas flower arrangements emit the feelings of strength and durability to life’s challenges. In nature, firs are strong and can withstand most of what the world can throw their way. In Christmas flower arrangements, they give those deep luscious greens, a great fragrance, and delivery the meaning of undeniable strength.

Brant Florist is happy to help you create the perfect meaning you are wanting to express this holiday season in beautiful flower arrangements, bouquets and even gift baskets. Give the best gift this year in one that is full of meaning expressed like none other then flowers and their foliage.