The big day is only a few weeks away and the preparations are in order but what about the Christmas dinner centerpieces? If you haven’t yet made plans for them, here are some ideas that might help you with inspiration for your own centerpieces this holiday season.
Have a Red Berry Christmas • 6 Easy Centerpieces
With these berries of red in your holiday decor, your dinner table will be a place of cheer. Regardless of whether you use faux or natural, it’s so easy to put these centerpieces together with material and fresh plants you bring home. The faux elements last longer, but they don’t have the aromatic scents that you’ll enjoy with the natural elements. You might even mix them together to get just the right look for your centerpiece.
3 Types of Red Holiday Decor Berries
• Winterberry Holly: Leaves Optional
This shrub, whose name is derived from its Christmas-red berries, grows slowly to about 15 feet high and is native to North America. They carry their leaves until around late October when they shed leaving them with only the bright red berries. With or without their leaves, they are a favorite decor element for Christmas dinner centerpieces.
• European Hollyberry
This winter shrub with its red berries and green pointy leaves has been a holiday favorite for longer than you might think. It dates back to the time of the Druids who revered this plant as a symbol of everlasting life. Additionally, the ancient Romans decked their halls with boughs of holly during the festival of Saturnalia, which commemorates Saturn, the God of agriculture and harvest. Later adopted by the Christians, it became a symbol of Jesus’ promise of everlasting life. What enduring, lovely traditions this berry has given the world.
• Cranberry Shrub
Cranberries are small evergreen shrubs with edible red berries that carry a powerful punch of antioxidants, fiber, and vitamins. These berries are a favorite dish, however, they also add delightful holiday cheer to centerpieces. Moreover, they are larger in size than the holly berries and their deep red color adds elegance to any dinner setting.
May Your Days be Merry
With these examples, I hope you’ve found an idea for your creative holiday red berry dinner centerpieces. If you use natural berries and other elements, remember to keep them watered throughout the holidays so that they last as long as possible. Also, be sure to plan and prepare your centerpieces in advance so that you’ll have plenty of time to sit down and enjoy your family and guests this holiday season.