December Birth Flowers: Holly and Narcissus

December Birth Flowers: Holly and Narcissus

As if Christmas isn’t enough reason to be festive, imagine celebrating a loved one’s birthday during the holiday season. Make their special day extra memorable with a meaningful birthday bouquet that incorporates their birth flowers.  


December birthday celebrants are blessed to have not only one but two birth flowers: the holly and narcissus paperwhite. Each bloom has a heartwarming flower meaning, making them the perfect addition to floral gifts. 

  • Holly 
  • Though not a flower, technically speaking, because holly’s mostly only deep dark foliage and red berries. In some cultures, it is believed to ward off evil spirits effectively. But nowadays, the holly represents wishes for wisdom, courage, good fortune, and a happy home and life. Their blooming also means that Christmas is coming! So mix sprigs of holly in bouquets or wreaths to double the merriment. 

  • Narcissus (paperwhites)
  • Narcissus paperwhites belong to the same genus as daffodils. In the language of flowers, giving a floral arrangement with narcissus symbolizes appreciation for a loved one and wishing they stay the way they are. These white trumpet-shaped flowers also represent simplicity, innocence, and sweetness. A little fun fact: researchers at Cornell University discovered that putting a drop of gin or vodka in the water stops paperwhites from wilting and makes them grow taller.

    Read this article if you want to know more about your birth flower.


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