When you imagine what flowers are in-demand around Christmas time, the first to come to mind are surely Poinsettias. It is important to note that there are many different holiday flowers that don’t get as much attention as the Poinsettia. There are undeniable amounts of beauty in the flowers that don’t get the attention and spotlight. In this short blog we will be exploring one of our favorite holiday florals, the Christmas Cactus.
Protea, also known as Sugar Bush, is an exotic fresh cut flower originating from South Africa. The ancestors to the Protea are thought to be roughly 300 million years old. The Protea flower was discovered in 1735 by a Swedish botanist named Karl Linnaeus. Proteas are believed to have been named after the Greek God Proteus. This is because Proteus could transform into anything he wanted. In comparison, Protea’s have many shapes and colors, making it a perfect fit.
The winter holiday season brings beautiful flowers and fragrant greenery alongside its cold weather and in some places, snow. With many celebrations throughout the season, people love to go above and beyond when decorating. These decorations include fresh flowers, holiday greens, Christmas trees, wreaths and hundreds of other decorations. A popular decoration for this time of year is a dining table centerpiece. You can make a Christmas centerpiece with little time and few resources. Don’t worry about specifics as there are hundreds of beautiful ways to make a centerpiece.
Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday that is celebrated each year from October 31st until November 2nd. The main focus of this holiday is to honor loved ones who have passed away. Day of the Dead is a unique celebration and it should not be confused as a “Mexican version of Halloween”. This is a festive and upbeat event meant to celebrate life and not to drown in sorrow. The belief behind DOTD practices is that spirits return to the world of the living to be with their families. These Dia de los Muertos celebrations have been passed down through many generations, changing slightly each year. A few movies with references to Day of the Dead celebrations include Disney’s Coco and Spectre 007.
Are you struggling to find unique fall decoration ideas? Here are a few easy and cheap ways to create something truly unique for your autumn decorating. Feel free to expand on these ideas however you feel fit!