Flowers for Hanukkah
We’re coming up to a lot of different holidays this time of year. Hanukkah, for instance. Otherwise known as the Festival of Lights, Hanukkah runs this year from December 10th- December 18th. It is a relatively minor holiday in the Jewish faith and isn’t a particularly “gift-focused” holiday. But, if you know someone who is surrounded by Christmas decorations this time of year, it can be nice to recognize this holiday by sending them a bouquet. But what to send? Here are some ideas.
Focus on white and blue flowers
Like green and red for Christmas, white and blue are the colours synonymous with Hanukkah. White lilies, roses and carnations, with some blue delphinium or hydrangea make for a lovely combination of flowers. Check out this lovely bouquet, for examples.
Don’t forget to accessorize
Add blue or white ribbon --even silver --or a blue vase to stand out amidst the sea of red and green. And don’t forget – it is winter. Add touches of pinecones or sparkly “snow” to make it a special holiday bouquet that will look festive, regardless of what someone celebrates.
Add a candle
Adding a candle to a floral centerpiece, especially a blue or white one, can be a nice touch. Lighting the candles in the traditional Menorah is an important aspect of the holiday. It includes eight candles to symbolize the number of days the temple lantern burned, and a ninth candle to help light the other eight.
This is the time of year where Christmas is ubiquitous. And that’s wonderful. But little touches to show people that they are important and that you see them are always appreciated. A blue and white winter bouquet is a lovely gift for anyone, and especially for someone in your life that is celebrating Hanukkah right now.