(I know, I know, it’s not even Halloween yet. The internet moves fast.)
Every year, the holiday brings the same dependable traditions back: presents, stockings, sparkly lights, and Christmas trees. Now, you can add sunflowers to that list. Yes, people are actually adding sunflowers to their Christmas trees. It’s the latest holiday trend!
Sunflowers are generally associated with spring and summer, like most flowers, so it may seem really odd to see them on a Christmas tree. But you can purchase sunflowers year-round, which may be why some cheerful flower-loving folks decided to start adding them to their Christmas trees a few years ago.
The trend has recently exploded. It’s one of the top trends on Pinterest for this Christmas.
The sunflowers certainly add a unique touch to Christmas trees. They look particularly at home in warm climates, where snow is simply never a reality but year-round sunflowers totally are.
You don’t have to live in a warm climate to pull this trend off, though. Some people simply use fake sunflowers — which is likely a good idea anyway, as they’ll stay fresh-looking on the tree forever.
Sunflowers aren’t the only floral Christmas trees that have come into fashion in recent years. Other popular flower choices include roses, lilies, or poinsettias.
Will this “Sunflower tree” trend stick, or is this just a passing fad? Guess we’ll have to wait until Christmas 2020 to find out.