Fresh greens are always in season when decorating for Christmas. Available to purchase or gather, greens add fragrance and a fresh look to your decor. Yes, they are messy and take extra time to gather, but the results are worth it! Choose a favorite urn or container and create different looks by adding different elements and your available greens. In the South, we have the bonus of being able to use magnolia leaves. Look around your yard or neighborhood to gather pine, holly, cedar, juniper, boxwood, or camellia. You might be surprised to see what greens you might find!
Urns are widely used for container arrangements at Christmas. My floral designer friend featured here, uses her gifts to create a different look with these large white urns from our floral collection at church. The past few years she has varied the fresh greens and added other elements to these favorite urns. Here are a few of her creations for the past several years.
Using similar greens in other spots gives harmony to the decor.
When we have the opportunity to visit other churches at Christmas, I love to see how fresh greens are used in the sanctuary. We worshipped with our son and his family a few years ago and I snapped the following shots for inspiration.
Next week ladies will gather to decorate the church on Friday when the poinsettias arrive. I look forward to collaborating with these women to create something worshipful and beautiful. But for now, I ‘m going to dash off to get ready to go to a Christmas Tree farm to pick out our Christmas tree with our grandchildren. Enjoy preparing for Christmas to celebrate our Savior and Redeemer!
I love this scripture and prophetic verse that is a free printable found here.