Christmas decorations are one of the best parts of Christmas. There’s nothing quite like seeing your house light up, and it will definitely make you feel festive. You can use flowers and plants that will make a wonderful addition to your decorations. Bringing a touch of fresh and natural wintry beauty to your home.
Effortlessly complementing other greenery like your Christmas tree and wreaths. Certain blooms are traditionally associated with the season, we’ll be covering some of our favorite Christmas flowers and plants, and telling you a bit more about them.
1. Rosemary Decorations
Rosemary has been associated with the Christmas period long before Poinsettia became the poster child, as the herb is believed to have been one of the plants in baby Jesus’ manger. So, they walked on Rosemary spread across the floor, starting a tradition of Rosemary in Christmas decorations that we continue today – with the tabletop Rosemary Christmas trees, wreaths, festive swags, and evergreen bouquets.
Holly has long been a symbol of eternal life and fertility. People believed that hanging the plant in their homes would bring good luck and protection all year round. Christians continued the Holly tradition from Druid, Celtic and Roman traditions, changing its symbolism to reflect Christian beliefs.
Although it has a bit of a reputation for covering the floors and walls of gardens with its creeping vines, Ivy is actually a very popular plant during the Christmas period. Its distinctively-shaped, rich green leaves are often a key component of floral wreaths and other festive decorations.
4. Christmas Cactus
Despite its name, and the fact it flowers over the Christmas period, the Christmas cactus actually has nothing to do with either the Christmas tradition or the story of Christ’s birth! But, these succulents do make for a great Christmas gift. They’re affordable, long-lived, easy to maintain in the cooler months, and look great.
Having long been a symbol of love, peace, and goodwill, the custom of using mistletoe to decorate houses at Christmas is a Druid tradition. Yet, despite its pretty appearance and associated affectionate gesture, Mistletoe berries are actually toxic to humans!