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Christmas Flowers and Plants – Inspiring Us From Past to Present

Many traditional Christmas flowers and plants originated in pagan celebrations that long preceded our modern Christmas:
Photo of Christmas Flowers, Plants and Gifts

  • Some claim that the use of candles to decorate trees can be traced to the Roman celebrations of Saturnalia. Decorating with evergreen trees and boughs was later believed to evoke thoughts of spring, good cheer and hope.
  • The use of mistletoe dates back to the Celtic Druids who saw the plant as a symbol of peace and joy: Enemies who met under mistletoe in a forest would lay down their arms and embrace, a custom that has led to our modern habit of kissing under the mistletoe.
  • In the Middle Ages, the “masculine” holly, its green branches accented by bright red berries, and the “feminine” ivy, were used together to ward off evil spirits and to symbolize eternal life.

More modern traditions have brought us the poinsettia. Once seen as a sign of purity by the ancient Aztecs in Mexico, it is now the most popular of the Christmas flowers. A Mexican legend describes the evolution of poinsettias from Aztec symbols to Christmas flowers: A poor boy who had no money for a gift to offer Christ on Christmas Eve picked some weeds by the roadside and when he got to the church, they blossomed into the beautiful red of the poinsettia flower, causing many to claim they had witnessed a Christmas miracle.

So, if you feel inspired and wish to deck out your home or office this Christmas season, it has never been easier! Just visit Brant Florist‘s online store, view and select from our exquisite variety of Christmas Day floral decorations and easily place your online order for a prompt worldwide delivery.

What Color Are Your Christmas Flowers?

‘Tis the season to deck the halls! What colors have you chosen to make your home holiday ready? For some, it’s the traditional hues of red and green that makes Christmas feel right. Others will seek a more modern vibe through unconventional colors. Love pink? Embrace it and pair hot pink with silver or gold or both! It’s your Christmas and you need to feel good about the colors that surround you during the holidays.  And that goes for your Christmas flowers too.

Fresh flowers make us feel good and they look beautiful, so go ahead and add them in as part of your holiday displays. Christmas flowers come in all kinds of colors and forms from festive table top centerpieces, to fanciful Christmas arrangements to elegant bouquets! With floral designs ranging from traditional to modern, simply choose your style and colors and let an expert florist help you effortlessly incorporate Christmas flowers into your holiday decorating.

Snowy Night Bouquet by Teleflora

Snowy Night Bouquet by Teleflora

If red and green is your thing, nothing says Happy Holidays like red poinsettias! Place a table runner on the dinning table, side board or counter and group three red poinsettias together for huge impact.  The showy poinsettia blooms along with their large green leaves and sturdy stems add a great dose of red and green into your home. Want red to be the predominant color? Use long stemmed red roses in a tall vase for a classic yet elegant look. If you love red and white together, consider the Snowy Night Bouquet by Teleflora with red and white roses in a cube vase. Simple and stylish floral designs are soothing to come home to during the hustle and bustle of the season.

Christmas Garland

Christmas Garland

Love green? Use lots of greenery on the mantle paired with gold or silver ornaments in shiny or matte. Ask your florist for pale green flowers or if you dare, try some spunky lime ones. If blue is your go to color year round, (everything from jewel toned peacock blue to baby blue to sky blue), use it for your holiday displays too. You can mix blue with white, silver or gold or both metallics. White flowers can be incorporated into the blue theme by placing them in a blue vase or wrapping a clear glass vase with coordinating blue ribbon.

Phalaenopsis Orchid Plant Lavender or White

Phalaenopsis Orchid Plant Lavender or White

Pink adds a pop of color to your holiday displays and a grouping of pink orchids next to a snowy white bowl of silver and gold metallic ornaments can look current and fresh. However, if all this talk of color is too much of a commitment for you, try classic winter white hued flowers.  White will always look just right in your home.

Just remember that there are no rules about the colors to use when decorating for Christmas. Just follow your heart and decorate with whatever colors lift your spirits. For a cohesive and consistent look, simply carry your color theme throughout your decorating and onto the tree. Don’t forget, a florist can help bring clarity to your holiday color vision with fabulous Christmas flowers.

Christmas Flowers with Keepsake Gifts make a Perfect Pairing from Brant Florist

With the Christmas season fast approaching more than a few of us are procrastinating about our holiday gift lists. It’s not that we dislike treating the special people in our lives to thoughtful gifts; it’s just that deciding on that perfect gift, not to mention fighting crowds in the mall to purchase it can be more than we bargain for during this busy time of year.  Thankfully Brant Florist makes sending holiday gifts easy. What could express appreciation for family, friends and co-workers more beautifully than hand delivered Christmas flowers?

What continues to make our busiest time of year most enjoyable is to hear the positive feedback from our customers. They often pass on the comments of the recipient telling us that the flowers were gorgeous and well received! This is music to our ears and is confirmation that we continue to do things right after 50 years in business.

This Christmas is no exception. We offer 100’s of Christmas flower ideas, poinsettias, fruit baskets, gourmet Christmas gift baskets and plants that are perfect for holiday gift giving. This year, we are also excited to offer limited edition keepsake gifts with many of our flower selections. After enjoying the flowers, the keepsake gift keeps giving enjoyment for years to come.

Here are a few of our most popular flower and keepsake gift offerings for Christmas 2011:

Thomas Kinkade Flower Arrangement

Red spray roses, white button spray mums, red berries, festive greens and holly surround a treasured Thomas Kinkade Christmas Carolers collectible that is sure to be enjoyed for years to come. This Thomas Kinkade keepsake gift is beautifully sculpted, hand-painted and magically, the cottage lights up and plays Deck the Halls sung by the carolers!

Always Merry Centerpiece

Always Merry Centerpiece

Always Merry Centerpiece

A welcome addition to anyone’s holiday décor, this gorgeous Christmas flower arrangement features red roses, red/white spray roses, holly and holiday greens in a stunning hand blown red and green glass bowl.  What a lovely keepsake gift to be used for many Christmas gatherings to come!

FTD Season’s Greetings Bouquet

FTD Season’s Greetings Bouquet

FTD Season’s Greetings Bouquet

Here’s a holiday gift that is sure to express your warmest wishes. White roses, mini white carnations and festive greens make a fresh holiday statement in a keepsake ornament inspired ceramic container with lid. It’s the perfect, fun gift for any of the treasured friends, family or co-workers on your list.

FTD Glad Tidings Bouquet

FTD Glad Tidings Bouquet

FTD Glad Tidings Bouquet

This charming holiday inspired bouquet boasts classic red roses and red spray roses together with holiday greens that are gorgeously arranged in a designer clear glass vase. They will love the flowers during the holidays and cherish the vase for many years!

Many of these flowers with gift selections are available in limited quantities only. Call or visit www.brantflorist.com today to order your perfect holiday gift easily and quickly. Same day delivery is available with USA and Canadian orders and next day service is available with international orders through our FTD, Teleflora and Interflora Worldwide florist partners.

Send a Little Joy with Christmas Flowers by Brant Florist

For 50 years, our family run retail shop has been helping families like yours prepare for the holidays. Like you, we love fresh flowers and this year we’ve assembled our very best Christmas gift collection ever. Preview our Christmas Flower Products online and see how easy it is to send a little joy. We have a festive assortment of Christmas flowers, poinsettias, Christmas planters, holiday centerpieces, fruit baskets, and gourmet gift baskets.

Brant Florist is known for exceptional service and fresh flowers so it’s no surprise that we’ve made sending holiday cheer with beautiful flowers easy for you. We’ll cross off names on your gift list by taking care of hand-delivering our beautiful, hand-arranged Christmas flowers with same day delivery available in Canada and the U.S. and next day delivery abroad.

Visit our website to design your own Christmas arrangement, browse through our Brant Florist originals or select from 100s of Christmas 2011 arrangements and bouquets. We continue to offer the best of FTD Christmas Floral Arrangements and Teleflora Christmas Floral Arrangements. Once you take a peak, we are certain you’ll be as excited about our new holiday floral selection as we are!

Here is a preview of what’s new:

Holiday Bliss by FTD

Holiday Bliss by FTD

Holiday Bliss by FTD – Just right for holiday gift giving. A clear glass bubble bowl is arranged with red roses and spray roses and is accented with green berries, green holiday balls and taffeta ribbon. What better way to say, “Happy Holidays” to someone special!

Glowing Elegance by FTD

Glowing Elegance by FTD

Glowing Elegance by FTD – Winter white is oh, so festive and this holiday centerpiece features white Asiatic lilies, carnations and chrysanthemums. It’s accented with holiday greens, pinecones, sheer copper ribbon and is surrounded by three white taper candles.

Holiday Homecoming Planter Basket

Holiday Homecoming Planter Basket

Holiday Homecoming Planter Basket – A very merry red poinsettia and other plants are nestled together in a great wicker basket and will arrive dressed with a festive ribbon.

Corporate Gift Baskets

Fruit and Sweets Christmas Basket

Fruit and Sweets Christmas Basket

Fruit and Sweets Christmas Basket – Brant Florist offer s a large selection of fruit and Christmas gourmet gift baskets. This basket includes fresh green, red and yellow apples, bananas, pears and tangerines arranged with an assortment of gourmet chocolate bars and cookies. Christmas holly and red ribbons complete this fabulous gift basket.

Whether you are looking to send the perfect gift to your grandmother half way across the world, are in need of a Christmas centerpiece for your own holiday entertaining or are in charge of corporate gifts at work, Brant Florist has your holiday gift list covered!

This holiday season we will be honored to bring a little Christmas joy into your home and into the homes of those close to your heart. We appreciate your loyalty and great taste. Happy holidays to all!