People send floral arrangements to celebrate a number of different occasions, including birthdays, wedding anniversaries, and retirements. When it comes to choosing something from your local florist to send to someone special in advance for the holidays, you might think of a plant such as a poinsettia, rather than a floral arrangement. The good news is that local flower shops can put together all sorts of holiday-appropriate floral arrangements that can brighten the day of someone you care about. Here are some design ideas to consider when you're planning a holiday arrangement with your florist.
Red And White Flowers
When it comes to colors that are popular around the holidays, you'll often see red, green, and white. It's ideal to browse the flower shop's selections to find a few flowers that have red and white blooms; the green in their stems will take care of the green component of your arrangement. There are many different flowers that are red and white. While roses are a good choice and don't shy away from mums and tulips. You can decide what the dominant color will be. For example, you might like the idea of an arrangement that is largely red, but that has a few white flowers as accents.
To truly give your floral arrangement a holiday-themed appearance, you'll want to incorporate some evergreen sprigs. Few types of plants share as close of a link with the holidays as evergreen plants, and your local florist should have a selection of sprigs and branches that you can choose. For example, if you have red and white flowers in the arrangement, a few pieces of spruce, pine, or another evergreen plant arranged around the blooms can work well while also providing the arrangement with a pleasant scent. You may even have the opportunity to choose a piece of evergreen that has one or more pinecones attached to it — something that can further support the holiday theme.
Ribbon With A Message
A ribbon that wraps around your floral arrangement can further add it to its festive look, making it an ideal gift for around the holidays. While you can go with a plain ribbon in red, silver, or gold, another option is to choose a ribbon with wording on it — something that your local florist likely has available. Wording such as "Merry Christmas" or "Season's Greetings" on the ribbon can be a good choice. Some ribbons even have snowflake shapes on them, which may be a look that you like.
For more information about having a florist arrange your holiday flowers, contact a local florist shop.