What are traditional New Year’s flowers?
Given the diversity of the United States, floral traditions from across the globe have grown popular on New Year’s Eve. Nonetheless, a few flowers have earned nostalgic appeal.
has been a popular New Year’s Day symbol ever since the first Rose Parade in 1890. The Rose Parade initially celebrated Southern California’s warm winter weather, which is hospitable to flowers. So, while the New Year’s rose was originally a California symbol, the enduring popularity of the parade has made it a beloved New Year’s flower nationwide.
The narcissus is the birth flower of December, and the carnation
is the birth flower of January. As New Year’s Eve celebrates the commencement of December unto January, these flowers will add a symbolic touch to any New Year’s Eve bouquet; and they look beautiful, too!
Many people ring in the New Year by popping open a champagne bottle. A lily
, with its gracefully peeled petals, looks almost like a champagne bottle popping open, and so it fits harmoniously with New Year’s decor. Lilies also come in an elegant variety of wintry colors.
The poinsettia is tightly associated with Christmas, especially given its luxurious red and green leaves. But it makes for a great decorative or gift-giving plant throughout the holiday season.
To whom can I send New Year’s wishes with flowers?
You can send New Year’s flower arrangements to anyone: your special someone, your friends, your family, your co-workers or co-members of any organization! Flowers make for a nice holiday greeting, and they’re a classy way to show the people in your life that you wish them a happy New Year.
Does UPS deliver on New Year’s Day?
New Year’s Day is a UPS holiday. There are no pick-ups or deliveries, so don’t wait until the last minute to order your flowers and gifts! For more information, see the UPS holiday schedule.