There are many different types
of flowers that we love to have in our homes. These floral
arrangements provide a splash of vibrant coloring to our home
décor. For winter there are certain flowers that will add a
splash of color as they only bloom during the month of December
or the Christmas month. These flowers are called Christmas
flowers because this is the time of year that they are in full
bloom and they are firm favorites with many people.
draws near you can find flower stores and even supermarkets
filled with festive pots of these Christmas flowers. The
Christmas flowers seem to reflect the festive nature of the
winter season with their bright red flowers.
For lots of people the most
well known Christmas flower is that of the Poinsettia. Besides
this flower you can buy other varieties of Christmas flowers
like the Orchid Cactus or the Christmas cactus, Ivy flowers,
mistletoe flower, white roses or the winter rose and the
pohutukawa tree of New Zealand.
These many different Christmas
flowers are great to decorate your home with as some of them
have long associations with winter or Christmas itself. For
instance the poinsettia of Mexico is thought to have originated
when a young Mexican boy who wanted to give a present to the
Christ child cried when he found that he didn’t have anything
to give the savior or the human race.
In the poinsettia the bright
red flowers are actually modified leaves or bracts. Today you
will be able to buy different types and shades of poinsettias
to decorate your homes in but the red one will be known as one
of the christmas flowers.
The Christmas rose is also
considered as being a true Christmas flower. This flower is
known to bloom only during the month of December. You will be
able to find this Christmas flower is also called the Snow
Rose, the Winter Rose and the Serissa rose.
The mistletoe flower has been
used since ancient times as the Druid priests of Europe used
this flower for their ceremonies and festivities. Since the
mistletoe flower is still in bloom during the cold of winter
this is also one of the Christmas flowers.
One of the other Christmas
flowers that you can buy and hang in your home or give as a
present is that of the Christmas cactus. This unusual cactus
flower blooms on Christmas eve itself.
So the next time that you are
looking at these Christmas flowers to brighten your home you
may want to see how you can mix these Christmas flowers so that
they will brighten your home and remind you that life is never
ending as these flowers only bloom at this time of