Does it seem like just yesterday that you were planning for Christmas of 2014? As fast as those months went by, Christmas of 2015 is just around the corner. This is a good time to consider how you will use fresh flowers and plants during the holidays to decorate and give as gifts.

Decorating with Flowers

You probably have manger scenes and other decorations you traditionally set out each year for the Christmas holidays. Combining them with fresh flowers will definitely add beauty to your home.

Aside from the decorations you keep from year to year, think about how you can give the house a fresh new look with plants. A wreath made from different Christmas greens, poinsettias, and pine cones would be perfect for the front door.

Floral arrangements for the mantel, the dining room table and other tabletops will give a very festive look to your house. Consider adding things like decorative penguins, snowmen or Santas for a fun and casual look. For a more elegant look, think about setting decorative angels or nativity pieces next to your flower arrangements.

Spritzing your fresh flowers with water will usually keep the arrangements fresh until after the holidays. However, if some of the flowers die, consider pulling those out and replacing the gap they left with greenery.

Floral Gifts 

Like Santa, it's a good idea to make a list and check it twice so you won't leave anybody off the list.

Will you be a guest at somebody's home during the holidays? Whether you are attending a party, a special dinner, or staying several days, your hosts will almost always be delighted with the delivery of a Christmas flower arrangement. 

Gift cards are another great gift idea, especially if you give them in a creative way. For example, a gift card placed into a handsome mug or tucked in with a festive miniature floral arrangement would be a fun way to give a gift.

Flowers are always an appropriate gift to friends and families, whether you deliver them yourself or whether you have them delivered by the flower shop. If you want to make the gift even more personal, think about writing a message on a pretty Christmas card so it can be delivered along with the flowers. Of course, if you are ordering by phone, you can still express thoughts that will accompany the floral arrangement.

For an extra special Christmas gift, think about ordering floral arrangements that will be delivered to the recipient's home every month throughout the upcoming year. Contact a service like the Bouquet Flower Shop for more ideas or to order.