Christmas Rose A flower’s meaning is no longer specific to its colour and type alone, but also, to the number of flowers you choose. The Mistletoe is not as loving as you might think. The Mistletoe (Latin name: Viscum Album) is actually a parasitic plant which grows on trees in spherical bushes. It survives by tapping water and soil minerals from the tree they are growing on.
Of the many symbols used to represent Mary mother of Jesus, the rose is one of the most prominent. History shows that the rose was likely her favorite flower.
In medieval times the Mystical Rose symbol was drawn with four petals, three for the trinity, plus one for Mary, or it was stitched into quilts, a practice still in effect today.
Traditional Christmas colors are often seen in holiday bouquets and floral arrangements. Although they are bright and cheery that is not the reason they were chosen. The traditional red, white, green and gold originated in Christian religious symbolism relating to the birth of Christ.
White – Purity, Innocence & Peace
Red – The Blood of Christ
Green – Everlasting or Eternal Life
Gold or Silver – The Star of Bethlehem
Blue – The Virgin Mary