If you’re off to visit family or friends over the Christmas and New Year period, why not take them a lovely floral arrangement which will leave them with fond memories of the time you shared together?
I bought this arrangement of grape hyacinth (muscari) bulbs in a textured grey pot yesterday at a local florist. (I also added some twigs from our garden!)
Most florists at this time of year will have lots of arrangements all made up and gift-wrapped, so that you can pop in quickly on your way to wherever you’re off to over this holiday period. For example, they may have amaryllis, hyacinth or daffodil bulbs in decorative containers.
Christmas is one of the busiest times of year for florists. It’s not like Valentine’s Day or Mothering Sunday, which are one day events. The whole of the month of December, florists are busy….snow permitting!
They could be decorating a house, putting garlands on mantelpieces, arranging flowers in a hallway or placing table centres with candles on a dining room table. Some people even like to have a small posy of flowers for a bedside table in their guest bedroom.
When I was working as a florist in London, we also decorated company offices and homes with Christmas trees.
I remember one year, a man came into the florist shop and ordered a wonderful Christmas present for his wife….one hand-tied bouquet of flowers to be delivered to her at the beginning of each month – such a lovely gift!
So, if you’re spending the holiday period at family or friends’ homes, why not pop into your local florist shop first and treat someone to a lovely floral arrangement?