The winter season is full of many things to celebrate. As some families gather around their decorated trees and head to Christmas Eve services, others are lighting menorahs and eating latkes during Hanukkah. If your family celebrates Jewish traditions—or if you have friends or colleagues who do—sending flowers for Hanukkah is a unique way to brighten their holidays. Here is our guide to using flowers as Hanukkah decorations.
What is Hanukkah?
The history of Hanukkah has deep roots. The holiday commemorates the rededication of the second temple back in 200 B.C. The celebration lasts over the course of eight days, and Hanukkah traditions are observed, such as lighting the menorah (the Hanukkah candles), eating traditional foods, exchanging gifts, and playing games. It’s also called the Festival of Lights, and Hanukkah 2020 takes place from Thursday, December 10 through Friday, December 18.
Hanukkah Flowers for Special Occasions
Traditionally, Hanukkah decorations focus on the colors white, silver, and blue. A bouquet of flowers featuring these tones is perfect for brightening up a home during the eight days of celebration. Here are a few of our favorite blooms, along with what they symbolize.
- Lily - White lilies make a gorgeous statement when grouped in a bouquet of flowers. These blooms are very significant when it comes to religious purposes, as lilies symbolize purity and holiness. They are also often seen in religious depictions and artwork.
- White Roses - Of course, roses come in various colors, and white is very appropriate for Hanukkah decorations. White roses symbolize innocence and eternity, and roses are classic and elegant flowers for special occasions.
- Green Roses - Not only are white roses appropriate, but green roses are perfect with their lighter tone. Green acts as a neutral in home décor, making these flowers an excellent alternative to traditional rose colors.
- Green Trick Dianthus - Some would consider these blooms greenery. And although green trick dianthus doesn’t look like a flower, it is composed of tightly packed petals in a spherical shape. What a unique bloom to include in a bouquet of flowers!
- Greenery - Although greenery isn’t considered a flower, a flower arrangement that includes eucalyptus can be stunning as texture takes center stage. Hypericum is green but is regarded as a berry, which also adds a beautiful element to bouquets.
- Calla Lily - White calla lilies represent rebirth, and the flower has deep roots both in religion and mythology. Callas are also very stately, impressive blooms that are unique to include in flower arrangements.
- Blue Thistle - Blue is one of the least standard colors found in nature, and it’s even more unique for flowers. The science behind it is fascinating, but rest assured that blue thistle can incorporate the hue into your flower arrangements. Plus, it adds an extra dimension with its tapered shape.
Flower Arrangements to Send for Hanukkah Decorations
Sending a bouquet of flowers to friends and family is a thoughtful idea. As families celebrate their Hanukkah traditions, a flower arrangement can add an extra element of anticipation to the season. Here are a few of our favorites that include meaningful flowers.
Not only is this a beautiful bouquet of flowers, but the name—Peaceful Power—encompasses the origination of the holiday. It also includes several flowers for special occasions, such as green trick dianthus, white spray roses, and blue thistle. This bouquet would be a stunning focal point for an entryway to begin Hanukkah 2020 celebrations.
If you or the recipient adore roses, then a bouquet of fluffy white blooms is perfect. Our Snow White flower arrangement would look lovely styled on the dining room table for a Hanukkah celebration. Our Marshmallow White, which includes white roses combined with white carnations for a gorgeous effect, is another option.
Lilies are ethereal and add an element of relaxation to a room. Their pointed, large blooms are so elegant. This peaceful attribute makes the Loving Lilies arrangement perfect to style on a fireplace mantel or sofa table as families gather in the living room during Hanukkah. Our Good Morning Lilies bouquet combines white and pink lilies for a touch of something different to send to loved ones.
This bouquet focuses on green tones peppered with white and can make a truly unique statement on a kitchen island. Imagine families baking Hanukkah dishes as they look at such a gorgeous bouquet! Dianthus, poms, and hypericum combine for a handsome flower arrangement in the Winter Forest bouquet.
A bouquet of greens can make an impact all on its own. Although everything in our Emerald Isle flower arrangement is one tone, the texture of each seed, leaf, and stem adds to the whole. Greens are the perfect addition to spaces occupied by your company, so place greens in your guest room or powder room for others to enjoy.
No matter what you celebrate, there is always something magical in the air during the holiday season. People seem to have a spring in their step and a smile on their face. Capture that energy with the calla lilies in our Making Magic bouquet, which is sure to add a bit of vibrancy to a bedside table or breakfast nook. For an extra splash of color, our Calla-Fornia Love flower arrangement is filled with bold, citrusy callas.
Wasabi Green Roses
Wasabi is known to have a spicy kick, and this bouquet with the same name can add flavor to your space. Our Wasabi Green Roses flower arrangement is brimming with roses that are unique in color. Imagine the surprise on your loved one’s face as they receive a bouquet of beautifully colored flowers to place on their buffet table or dining room hutch.
Messages to Send with Hanukkah Flower Arrangements
Whether you’ve celebrated Hanukkah traditions for decades or are unfamiliar with the holiday and want to send a bouquet to a friend or colleague, we have you covered! Here are a few gift messages that are appropriate to send along with your bouquet of flowers.
- We wish you unexpected blessings during the Festival of Lights.
- May the joys of Hanukkah follow you throughout the new year.
- Wishing you peace and love during this season of Hanukkah.
- May Hanukkah bring you joy, peace, and love during your celebrations.
- We hope your home is filled with light, peace, and festivities during your Hanukkah season.
Hanukkah is a unique celebration with deep roots. The eight-day festival is significant for Jewish families as they gather. Sending a bouquet of flowers can let them know that you are thinking of them as they continue with their Hanukkah traditions this year. To see all of our options, view our collection of Hanukkah flowers filled with bouquets to send friends and family.