What would a holiday open house be without a visit from the real Kris Kringle? On December 3rd, 2011, Petal Pushers held their annual Holiday Open House, complete with hot cinnamon apple cider, delicious hors d’oeuvres, and fresh baked cookies. Customers, old and new, came for a visit to see our beautiful holiday arrangements and take advantage of our featured holiday sales. The highlight of the day for everyone in the shop was watching the real Santa Claus hand out adorable stuffed animals to our youngest visitors. Saturday was definitely a great way to kick-start the holiday season.
Okay, we know. Sometimes it’s hard to get into the holiday spirit.
That’s why this month, Petal Pushers will be sharing a few useful tips.
This week’s tip:
- Surround yourself with natural holiday beauty. Rich in cultural influence and naturally gorgeous, the Poinsettia is a classic decorative shrub that is sure to lift your holiday humbug spirit.The botanical name, Euphorbia pulcherrima, was assigned to the poinsettia by the German botanist, Wilenow. Dazzled by its color, he gave it the botanical name, Euphorbia pulcherrima, meaning “very beautiful.”
Today, Poinsettias come in over 100 different color and shape varieties.
Although, seventy-four percent of Americans still prefer traditional red poinsettias; 8 percent prefer white and 6 percent prefer pink.
Here at the shop, we strive for nature’s colors: our poinsettias (red, white, pink, and variegated), even come from local farms in Allentown and Hightstown.
So, the question is: which poinsettias do you prefer?