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Nov 29

Flowers for Hanukkah

Hanukkah, like many other holidays, often includes flowers as part of the decorations.  While most people immediately think of the menorah and the dreidel as symbols of this holiday, it’s not unusual for someone to have an arrangement of brightly colored flowers on the table for Hanukkah.  These bright flowers symbolize life and light, two of the main themes of Hanukkah.

However, buying or sending flowers for Hanukkah is a bit more difficult than it is for other holidays.  This is because Hanukkah is a moving holiday—it doesn’t always begin on the same day.  If you’re planning on getting an arrangement of fresh flowers for Hanukkah, be sure you know the date it begins on.  Order your arrangement several weeks in advance to make sure that the flowers you want are available and that the bouquet will be delivered on time.

Another thing to remember is that Hanukkah lasts for eight days so you need to pick flowers that will last for a good week or longer.  You don’t want your Hanukkah arrangement to start wilting before the celebration is over!

Many people select Hanukkah flowers in the traditional blue and white color scheme of the holiday, but that’s not a requirement.  Others go with any brightly colored arrangement or decorate with their favorite flowers.

Some people like to use arrangements that feature candles since candles are such a huge part of Hanukkah.  Again, this isn’t something you have to do, but it can be nice to light the candles on your table centerpiece along with the menorah.

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