The history of sending flowers on Xmas: how flowers bring joy to the holiday
The holiday season is always full of fun and festivities, but it’s also one of
the most stressful times of the year due to the long list of obligations you
have to fulfil. One way to get some peace of mind, relieve stress, and spread
joy to those around you during this merry time? Ordering flowers online and
sending them across town or across the country! Flowers are perfect for
spreading the Christmas spirit and making people feel extra special this holiday
season, so here’s some information about how and when to send Xmas flowers by
When did people start sending Xmas flowers?
People started sending flowers to their loved ones for Christmas around the late
1800s. Initially, people would send wreaths and posies in lieu of trees and
other decorations. The Victorian era brought an increase in live plants being
sent as gifts. Popular choices were roses, camellias, orchids, and
lilies-of-the-valley. Gift deliveries for Christmas were first sent by ship or
train beginning in the early 1900s.
The best way to send Xmas flowers is through a reputable flower shop. Flowers
play an important role in Christmas traditions throughout many countries around
the world. Sending live plants, wreaths, and arrangements are commonly sent
during Christmas and Hanukkah seasons. The most popular choice are poinsettias,
amaryllis, lilies-of-the-valley, orchids, alstroemeria and tulips.
What was in the first Xmas bouquet?
Originally, roses were a symbol of hope and later became associated with love
and passion. A popular flower for decorating homes in Victorian times, roses
were always at the centre of any floral arrangements. Christmas bouquets in the
Victorian era included both roses and evergreens, such as holly and pine
branches, with ribbon bows around them. People would give these bouquets to
family members living away from home during this time as a reminder that they
are thinking about them at Christmas time.
Why do we send plants instead of chocolate?
Many people believe that flowers are best because they require a little more
thought and effort in order to buy than just a box of chocolates. Plus, not
everyone has a sweet tooth and would prefer something with a little more
substance to it. But what about those who can't resist the indulgence that is
chocolate? Believe it or not, even though we like chocolate just as much as you
do, there's a place for everyone at the table.
Popular types of Xmas plant gifts
123 Flowers has a wide selection of beautiful Christmas-inspired plant gifts
that are perfect for friends, family, and loved ones. Our red and green
poinsettias make great traditional Christmas decorations indoors or out. Plus
our poinsettia trees are the easiest way to decorate your home this festive
season. Alternatively, choose from some of our other brightly coloured options
such as our wreaths or door hangers with lush greens.
We offer a variety of delivery options, from next-day delivery or free local
delivery, so you can choose what’s best for your needs. Our network also covers
most areas nationwide and we’re expanding constantly, so you should always be
able to get hold of that perfect last-minute gift with our Christmas flower
Tips when choosing an XMAS plant gift
Plants make a thoughtful gift, and 123 Flowers has you covered. Here are some
questions to ask yourself when choosing plants for a gift this Christmas.
How popular is FLOWER DELIVERY for other holidays like Mother’s Day, Valentine's
Day, Birthdays and Graduations?
Other information about flowers and holidays
Flowers are perfect for spreading the Christmas spirit. 123 Flowers has the most
reliable flower delivery service in all of Lincoln. Gifts delivered fresh from
our gift store or ordered online can be hand-delivered locally by a real person
in just minutes, making it possible for one order to be delivered on Christmas
Eve. Our staff will make sure your recipients are smiling with a festive
bouquet that's sure to please. These and many other reasons make 123 Flowers the
best choice for your Christmas and holiday needs. We offer same-day deliveries
for orders placed before 3 pm so you'll never have to worry about being late