Citrus for the Christmas Holidays
Do you remember getting an orange in your stocking at Christmas as a kid? It was almost always followed with a story about appreciating the humble luxuries, and during the Great Depression, our great grandparents looked at the gift of an orange as if it was actual gold! In modern times, when obtaining an orange, year-round, is as easy as making a quick trip to the grocery store, we may forget that fresh citrus was once a distinctly wintry treat.
In the days before artificial lighting, of short days and cold nights, those colorful, sweet-smelling citrus fruits must’ve seemed like little balls of sunshine. So it’s no surprise, really, that there’s a close association between citrus and Xmas decor, particularly of the more traditional kind.
Get inspired by more ideas below and incorporate citruses into your bright holiday décor!
Decorating with dried fruit has been around for centuries, and the process of drying oranges makes your home smell really good! Dried orange slices are easy to make and add a cool, vintage-vibe to your decor.
Citrus at Xmas is starting to enjoy great popularity once again, and for good reason—it’s beautiful, it’s inexpensive, and it will make your home smell great. Decorating with citrus during the holidays makes so much sense because citrus is a winter fruit.
Dried citrus can be used to make garlands, decorate tabletops and wreaths, and of course used in mulled wine! In these last few weeks before Xmas, consider these creative ideas for citrus for the holiday.
Citrus around Xmas has been a longstanding tradition. This trend has many benefits. Decorating with citrus during the holidays makes so much sense because citrus is a winter fruit.
The colors stand strong on their own if you're opting for a brighter festive color palette, but they also complement traditional green and red as well.
Incorporating citrus in your standard decoration adds some earthy dimension to your garland, much like ornaments do, but in a lot more organic way. And, most importantly, it smells FABULOUS.
Citruses are awesome to make any type of decoration, for example, a traditional pomander – just add cloves.
You can make various combos with citruses, ornaments and pinecones in bowls – so awesome for a centerpiece! Organic wreaths made with naturally dried fruit, and decorations are perfect as a welcoming door decoration.
Add dried citrus slices to garlands, wreaths, hangings and create a unique Xmas tree of them.
Dried citrus slices may be used as simple ornaments, and for a more wonderful fragrance you can add some cinnamon stick and hang it to the tree.
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