Because Christmas falls in winter and Christmas flowers bloom in winter exhibiting the festive colours like red and green/ white and green, only a few plants have become popular as Christmas Flowers.
Flowers are a wonderful gift to brighten up almost any occasion. Certain flowers and plants have become obvious and associated with particular holidays or events. Roses for Valentine’s Day, lilies for Easter, but when we talk about Christmas flowers, there comes a wider selection. GiftaLove has filtered out as such flowers used widely during Xmas. Here the list goes……..
Red roses are perfect for Xmas. The deeper, dark shade matches perfectly with the seasonal greenery like holly. A Christmas rose is also known as the Winter Rose or Snow Rose, which blooms during winter in the mountains of central Europe.
As per legends, the Christmas flower is connected with the birth of Christ and a humble shepherd maiden whose name was Madelon. As Madelon moved her sheep in a cold wintry night, the wise men along with other shepherds passed by the snow-packed field holding gifts for the Christ Child. They were carrying the lavish gifts of gold, frankincense & myrrh and the shepherds, honey, fruits and doves. Poor Madelon began to cry as she had nothing to offer. And as she stood there crying, an angel passing by saw her. The angel leaned and brushed snow at her feet aside then finding the most beautiful white bloom tipped with pink, the Christmas Rose.