Monthly Archives: December 2010

Keeping your Christmas Flowers Fresh

Flowers are a lovely gift to receive for Christmas.  When you do get such a wonderful gift, you want to take the extra measures to keep your Christmas flowers fresh for as long as possible.  To keep your Christmas flowers fresh for an extended period of time, follow these easy steps:

Check your Christmas flowers daily to ensure it has proper water.  Your Christmas flower vase, container, or liner should always have fresh room temperature water.  Even floral arrangements with Styrofoam liners should have adequate water to keep your Christmas flowers as fresh as possible.  When ever you completely change the water in your Christmas flower arrangements, makes sure to clean the container as well.  Use the fresh flower food the florist provides on delivery with all flowers.  Use as directed.  Improper use can actually cause more damage and premature aging of your flowers.  

Every few days trim the stems of your Christmas flowers back to give them a better drink way to intake fresh water.  Cutting the steam at an angle also gives the flowers the best chance of taking up fresh water.  Remove any spent or damaged blooms or foliage that falls below the waterline in the vase.

If you are concerned of disturbing the Christmas flower arrangement order, simply tie a piece of twine around the stems just above the vase line.  While holding your Christmas flowers from twine tied location gently turn over, cut stems with sharp scissors, and return to vase, arrangement unharmed.  

Be sure no debris is floating in the water (such as leaves and stem parts) as this could promote the growth of bacteria, which can shorten a flower’s life.  Most flowers prefer temperatures between 65 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit (18 to 22 degrees Celsius) and are best displayed away from direct sunlight, heating or cooling vents, directly under ceiling fans, or on top of televisions or radiators, which give off heat and can cause flowers to dehydrate.

Following these few simple steps will help extend the life of your Christmas flowers while keeping them fresh.  

Christmas Flower Meanings that make for a Holly Jolly Christmas!

There is always so much joy in the air around the Christmas holiday time; it is too bad that it doesn’t flow throughout the year for everyone.  I particularly love the spirit of Christmas, the colors, the decorations, and the vibrancy it brings out in people.  Maybe it is part of the reason I love flowers so much, because each and every flower has a way to bring out that same feeling, even when it isn’t the Christmas season.  

Flowers are packed full of meaning, history, and even ancient legends of love.  However, what about those beautiful accents used in Christmas floral arrangements such as myrtle, holly, Mistletoe, fir, pine and moss?  Not only do they add the perfect accents to holiday arrangements, they also carry their own special meanings that add to the spirit of Christmas floral arrangements.  

Let’s take a look at a few of those wonderful foliage that give the perfect touch to these gorgeous Christmas flower arrangements.  

Holly is one of the leading accents in Christmas floral arrangement.  Holly holds the floral meaning of domestic happiness.  The meaning itself – domestic happiness – is a big part of what the holiday is all about so it couldn’t be more perfect.  The secondary meaning of Holly is defense or protection.  With the two meanings, with Holly in a Christmas flower arrangement, it is wishing the recipient a safe and happy home/life.  

Mistletoe without doubt plays a fun roll in the holiday festivities.  Who doesn’t love to sneak a little kiss in under the mistletoe with their favorite person?  Mistletoe brings to Christmas love, from new blooming love to long lasting love.  It fits perfectly in with the season meaning.  

Myrtle is such universal foliage during this season that emits the meaning of love and unity.  For the Jewish, Myrtle is a Hebrew emblem of marriage.  With Myrtle in your holiday flower arrangements, you are gifting love, luck, as well as holiday cheer.

Firs used to accent Christmas flower arrangements emit the feelings of strength and durability to life’s challenges.  In nature, firs are strong and can withstand most of what the world can throw their way.  In Christmas flower arrangements, they give those deep luscious greens, a great fragrance, and delivery the meaning of undeniable strength.  

Brant Florist is happy to help you create the perfect meaning you are wanting to express this holiday season in beautiful flower arrangements, bouquets and even gift baskets.  Give the best gift this year in one that is full of meaning expressed like none other then flowers and their foliage.  

Gifting Proper Corporate Christmas Gifts

Many large corporation send out corporate gifts for the holidays however due to the large diversity of people and beliefs, they have to be careful not to offend anyone in the process.  Choosing a suitable Christmas corporate gift can be challenging, especially if you are sending to a large number of people that you are not sure of beliefs and practices.  Safe bets that can work for any individual are Christmas gift bouquets, Christmas floral arrangement, a simple basket of Christmas flowers, gift baskets, or perhaps Chocolate Gift Basket.  The word Christmas is in front of the description only symbolizes the arrangement types focusing on traditional holiday colors of the season.  You should avoid getting corporate gifts that have any religious symbolism or even Santa symbolism on them unless you know the recipient personally.  What is so great about gifting flowers or gift baskets as they offer the diversity you as a corporation are looking for.  You can easily select one item to gift for all and be perfectly safe in your holiday gifting.  

Corporate Christmas gifts were commonly only gifted to the bigger clients that provided a lot of revenue through out the year in order to show appreciation and keep a solid business relationship.  Now days, act of gifting not only is done with clients, but employees.  This has proven to pay off nicely for companies by increasing workplace moral and productivity.  Whether you are sending corporate gifts to large clients or to employees, you will find a huge selection of corporate Christmas gifts to choose from through the Brant Florist website!  Everyone likes to be appreciated and the holidays are a great time to show that by gifting Corporate Christmas gifts.