As the snow falls and we turn on the fireplaces in our homes and the bottoms of our Christmas trees twinkle amidst our favorite decor, we feel a warm comfort and ease in stress. Some people may define this feeling as “hygge,” a Danish tradition of experiencing comfort, observing our surroundings, showing gratitude for the simplicities of life, being present, and connecting with our loved ones. Especially during the holidays, we can find hygge around the family dinner table, as we stroll through the neighborhood to admire Christmas lights and decor, and while we curl up with a big blanket and a good book or cup of tea. Here at Gainan’s Flowers, the number one floral shop in Billings, we also experience hygge through winter floral bouquets, whether in our own living room, in the center of a holiday dinner table, or as a gift to a loved one.
Finding Hygge in Winter Blooms
Sending Floral Bouquets Connects Us to Loved Ones
An essential component of hygge is being present with loved ones, connecting with friends, and sharing quality time with family. The brilliant thing about flowers is that they can be handed to our holiday dinner host or hostess or sent to someone who we may not be able to see in person for seasonal celebrations. Whether you gift a winter bouquet to someone dear to you or receive an arrangement of your own, this simple act helps us be with the ones we love, regardless of distance, and share a little hygge.
Flowers Help Us Send Messages & Expressions
Warm wishes and season’s greetings are another way to feel hygge during the holidays, and flowers often play a role this time of year. Every flower contains unique symbolism and powerful meaning connected to its color, which allows us to express ourselves and send messages to one another. Through winter blooms and stunning floral arrangements, saying “happy holidays,” “I miss you,” “I love you,” and more becomes not only thoughtful but physically beautiful.
Winter Flowers Bring Us Peace
It’s been proven that Mother Nature is an incredible remedy for stress, anxiety, seasonal depression, and the craziness that the holiday season brings. If you are struggling to experience hygge or want to increase your home’s peacefulness, add an arrangement of winter flowers. Their snowy white or bold red petals will bring tranquility, and the fresh, lush bed of greenery that surrounds them will offer peace.
Holiday Arrangements Are Comforting
Flowers provide comfort when we need it most, and we have known this for a long time. When someone is struggling, grieving, healing, or ill, we turn to flowers to lift their spirits and encourage a quick recovery. Whether it be their colorful petals, powerful symbolism, the solace of Mother Nature, sweet fragrances, memories linked to specific blooms, or the simple act of a loved one sending a brilliant and thoughtful gift, there is no denying the comfort and hygge we experience as we admire a pristine floral arrangement.
Seasonal Blooms Urge Us to Be Present
The holiday season can prove to be both the most wonderful time of the year and the busiest time of the year. As we wrap up projects and prepare for the end of the year, we are also getting caught in the holiday hustle and bustle. As we dodge crowds while hunting for the best presents for loved ones, cook, clean, and decorate our homes for family dinners, and visit with out-of-town friends, being present, mindful, observant, and connected can be challenging. Luckily, a fresh display of winter flowers is the perfect reminder to, well, “stop and smell the flowers” and bring a little more holiday hygge into your everyday routine.
Hygge can be described as “when the ordinary lights up your soul,” and here at Gainan’s Flowers, we know our winter flowers and holiday arrangements do just that.