Well friends, Christmas is around the corner and we are all busy with our preparations for the holidays and welcoming Santa! It as a time we all wait for – time for get-togethers, spending time with friends and family, vacations and most importantly..time for gifts. We all meet visit our friends and family during Christmas and of course we all love to give and receive gifts.
Have you bought your gift for your loved ones and those whom you will be visiting? This time try gifting Christmas flowers. Flowers are an all time favorite – they are the best gifts to express our love and feelings. Do you know that there are special Christmas flowers? They have different stories and legends behind them and make them perfectly symbolic for the occasion.
Here are some of famous Christmas Flowers:
A Poinsettia with red and green leaves is the most famous floral symbol from Christmas and gifted widely in North America.
There is Mexican legend behind gifting Poinsettia. It is said that a young Mexican was very poor and was sad because she could not afford to buy a gift to offer to Christ on Christmas Eve. She recalled the words that God happily accepts all gifts that you offer him. So on the way to the Church, she plucked some weeds growing wild on the side of the road. These weeds bloomed into exotic green and red flowers on being brought into the Church. This made everyone present in the Church that they had just witnessed a miracle.
Holly, with its red berries and green leaves, is another flower symbolic of Christmas. It is also known as Christmas Holly.
The legend has it that when tress were to be cut for making the cross for Christ, all other trees in the forest defied it except Holly. That is why this flower reminds us of the passion of Christ. German legend says that Holly branches were molded into a crown and put on Christ’s head due to which the Holly berries, which were originally white, became red with Christ’s blood.
Though not very famous, they are also a beautiful gifts for Christmas. They blossom into beautiful flowers and are also non toxic to cats and dogs.
This Christmas tell your loved one how special they are. Gift them one of these flowers and see their faces beaming!