The Resurrection of Christ is one of the most important Christian holidays of the year, which is celebrated even by non-religious people. Easter symbolizes the rebirth of life and the beginning of spring, therefore, as in any spring holiday, on this day people give each other flowers and decorate festive tables with them. The traditional Easter bouquets that our ancestors used to congratulate each other were modest bundles of pussy willow branches with fluffy gray-white buds. As the floristic market expanded, the number of varieties of bouquets that parishioners use to decorate the Easter table and congratulate each other on the Resurrection of Christ has increased.
A wide variety of greenhouse plants available for purchase in flower shops allow you to compose a congratulatory composition from the recipient’s favorite flowers, but the most popular Easter flowers are spring varieties of warm shades: yellow, orange, red and pink. As contrasting notes, such bouquets include blue, violet and purple plants, and set off the main colors of the bouquet with a lot of fresh greenery.
In the design of Easter compositions, a special decor is used: figurines of chickens in shells, bunnies and rabbits, eggs, mini-cakes, lace and pussy willow branches.
Easter traditions expand the range of gift compositions for loved ones: to congratulate family and friends on a bright holiday, you can choose a simple classic bouquet with spring plants, or you can stop at baskets with flowers, Easter wreaths and eggs, nest bouquets and sheaves, or order unusual flower arrangement in a glass container.
The basket is associated with Easter in itself, and a basket filled with flowers in combination with dyes and Easter cakes can even be consecrated in a church. Preference is given to wicker baskets, which can later be used in interior decor. The space inside the basket is zoned so that the living plants completely hide the floristic sponge located at the bottom, which retains moisture, and the cakes and dyes standing nearby do not squeeze the flowers. Flower baskets can be gifted to family and friends as a decoration for the Easter table.
You can replace the classic bouquet for Easter with a wreath if the recipient of the gift does not like flowers or suffers from an allergy to pollen. Wreaths are traditionally made in the form of a circle, the basis of which is a natural or artificial vine. Easter wreaths usually lack fast-growing flowers and plants that require daily care, so this decoration can delight the recipient with an unchanged appearance for up to several months. Wreaths are decorated with stabilized moss, birch bark, dried flowers and Easter figurines. You can hang this decoration anywhere in your home or on your front door.
Another option for exclusively Easter bouquets is egg-shaped compositions. To create them, an oval-shaped floral sponge is used, which is evenly decorated with inflorescences or buds of one or more plant species. An Easter egg can be placed in the center of the festive table, and everyone will admire the composition, equally beautiful from all sides.
Interior compositions include bundles of bouquets and nests: the former are similar to gifts in hat boxes, but instead of a cardboard box, the plants are surrounded by columns of bamboo of the same length, tied with a satin ribbon, and the second type of compositions involves placing a flower sketch in a nest made of decorative branches … Both types of interior bouquets can be used both as a decoration for a festive table and as a separate piece of home decor, which will especially appeal to people who are far from religion.
The peculiarity of bouquets in glass vases is that they have no “wrong side” – even the lower part of the composition, which is usually hidden, is clearly visible in transparent containers, so this part of the etude is formed very carefully. In Easter compositions of this type, willow branches are used to fill vases: they are laid along the walls, thus forming a frame for the rest of the bouquet elements. The price of the container is included in the cost of the composition, and therefore such a gift will become not only pleasant, but also practical: a beautiful glass vase will definitely be used even after the Easter holidays.