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 Carithers Flowers, the number one floral shop in Atlanta, 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.
Five Ways Flowers Create Hygge
Sending Holiday Bouquets Connects Us with Loved Ones
The holiday season is the perfect time of year to send seasonal floral arrangements to family and friends, both near and far. Especially if we cannot be with our loved ones during this time of year, an uplifting bouquet of winter flowers will surely make them feel hygge and help us connect, no matter the distance. In turn, if we receive blooms from someone near and dear to us, their love and thoughtfulness will shine through each marvelous petal, warming us from the inside.
Winter Stems Help Us Send Unique Messages
The langue of flowers is quite unique as the meaning of colors, the symbolism connected to each stem, and the emotions and motivations of the sender all come together to say “I love you,” “I miss you,” “happy holidays,” “well wishes,” and so much more. Sharing this joyous season with friends and family is a large part of the Danish tradition, hygge. So, as these messages are sent and received through the means of captivating and glorious blooms, holiday hygge is abundant.
Seasonal Blooms Bring Us Peace
The emotions that many of us connect to flowers or feel when we admire our favorite seasonal blooms tend to be positive and peaceful. Since Mother Nature is the best go-to for easing the holiday stress and escaping the hustle and bustle of the season, bringing home a bouquet of blooms is sure to create a more serene, tranquil, and calm environment where you can experience hygge.
Displaying Flowers is Comforting
There is a reason why we send sympathy flowers to friends who have lost a loved one or to a family member recovering from an illness or injury. Flowers possess great beauty, cheerful colors, profound symbolism and are often tied to warm fuzzy feelings, sweet memories, and comforting thoughts. In other words, some people may argue that flowers themselves offer hygge!
Beautiful Blooms Urge Us to Be Mindful
Two crucial parts of hygge are observance and connection. We can observe and connect with our surroundings by taking a walk outside, marveling over Christmas light displays, and taking a moment to inhale and smell the holiday desserts and cookies baking in the oven. We can also observe and connect as we mindfully admire the petals that catch our attention with their colors, scents, and positive energy.
Hygge can be described as “when the ordinary lights up your soul,” and here at Carithers Flowers, we know our winter flowers and holiday arrangements do just that.