Personally I am a late responder to the seasonal rush and tend to leave everything to the last minute but when it comes to business, I have to be on the ball to ensure my super organised customers have the best service.
Christmas flowers promote thoughts of classic colour pairings of reds and greens with flowers and plants such as Poinsettia, Amaryllis and Holly. Combine these with fruity branches and berries and you’ve got yourself a seasonal bouquet sensation! Foliage is a true friend of the florist all year round but especially in the winter months when flowers can be scarce. With the natural beauty of ivy, holly, pine cones and skimmia and viburnum berries there is never a shortage of colour, texture and interest even in the harshest of winters.
The Christmas door wreath has many differing historical representations. Some believe the continuous circle of evergreen represents eternal life. Some say that it symbolises the thorns worn by Christ on the cross. I however, take the more simplistic view as it being simply decorative. I love to visit friends and family at Christmas time and to be welcomed at the door by a richly coloured wreath with an abundant mix of seasonal imagination shows how they have embraced the festivities and I know I’m in for a treat when I step through that door!
As the Christmas season fast approaches, people are already scurrying around like squirrels storing their festive food and drink. So this Christmas, give the gift of a stunning seasonal bouquet or arrangement, it lasts much longer than the standard bottle of wine or after dinner mints!