CRIMSON & CREAM
These elegant Christmas flowers add a sophisticated touch of beauty at this special time of year. Red roses jump out of white lily blooms with bells of Ireland dancing in the background. Arranged with seasonal fresh evergreens in a red vase this arrangement creates a celebratory atmosphere for all.
Did You Know?
There are several colors which are traditionally associated with Christmas.
Evergreen plants, like Holly, Ivy and Mistletoe have been used for thousands of years to decorate and brighten up buildings during the long dark winter. They also reminded people that spring would come and that winter wouldn’t last forever! The Romans would exchange evergreen branches during January as a sign of good luck. The ancient Egyptians used to bring palm branches into their houses during the mid winter festivals. In many parts of Europe during the middle ages, Paradise plays were performed, often on Christmas Eve. They told Bible stories to people who couldn’t read. The ‘Paradise Tree’ in the garden of eden in the play was normally a pine tree with red apples tied to it. Now the most common use of green at Christmas are Christmas Trees.
An early use of red at Christmas were the apples on the paradise tree. They represented the fall of Adam in the plays. Red is also the color of Holly berries, which is said to represent the blood of Jesus when he died on the cross. Red is also the color of Bishops robes. These would have been worn by St. Nicholas and then also became Santa’s uniform!