Thanksgiving ushers in the start of the holiday season. With it comes a relaxing four-day holiday weekend that begins with a veritable feast of turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and other traditional favorites. Overflowing with all the abundance of autumn, Thanksgiving affords us the opportunity to express gratitude for all of the blessings in our lives.
Whether you’re attending a Thanksgiving Day gathering or hosting one at your own home this year, flowers are the ideal centerpiece and home accent. From the living room to the Thanksgiving Day dinner table, autumn flowers can help create the perfect mood. Consider one or more of these flower types as a gift for your host or for your own Thanksgiving decorations this season:
The Radiant Sunflower
Sunflowers can shine brightly in the late summer months, but they are also the epitome of Thanksgiving abundance as the fall season gains momentum. As an accent bouquet or centerpiece, a bouquet of sunflowers will bring warmth and fall cheer to any dinner table or Thanksgiving home decor. A Warm Wishes Centerpiece, a Harvest Moon or a Falling Leaves Centerpiece offer a variety of choices to warm up the mood at your Thanksgiving Day gathering.
Autumn Daisies and Asters
The abundant petals of daisies and asters exude the the blessings of autumn and are perfect for celebrating Thanksgiving. Bright fall colors like orange, red, rust, gold and yellow can help light up your home decor as well as the dinner table during your Thanksgiving gathering. A Gerber Daisies Bubble Bowl offers radiant orange charm, and the Sunny Spirits bouquet is overflowing with yellow and gold daisies plus other autumn accents.
Fall Holiday Chrysanthemums
Bright chrysanthemums (some times called “mums”) are another autumn favorite. With more intricate and varied petals than asters and daisies, the mum will light up any room or centerpiece bouquet. An all-mum bouquet is delightful, but it’s also a great accent flower for just about any autumn arrangement. The Prize Pumpkin bouquet features gorgeous chrysanthemums, button mums, Asiatic lilies, spray roses and solidago in rich autumn colors artistically arranged in a keepsake hand-painted pumpkin vase.
Thanksgiving gives us an opportunity to reflect on our lives as we spend time with family and friends. Many of us celebrate and give thanks over an abundant meal shared with those we love. To help set the perfect tone and backdrop for your holiday memories, consider these Thanksgiving flower ideas.