It’s time to gather the family to decorate for Christmas! Want to add the fresh scent of herbs to your home to welcome friends and family? Here are a few ways to add herbs to your home this year.
- Yule log with symbolic herbs
- use fresh cranberries plus water in glass vase with flowers and herbs
- use dried orange and apple slices and herbs and a large pillar candle
- glass bowl filled with ice cold water and float herb leaves such
as sage, basil and thyme with a few flower heads
- make Advent wreath with symbolic herbs
- bowl of fruit (oranges, lemons or limes) studded with cloves and rolled in mixed spices
- decorate a gingerbread house using herbs for trees, wreaths even bay leaf shingles on the roof!
- Place Cards
- fill tiny clay pots with herbs and berries
- cinnamon sticks wrapped with raffia with dried herbs and berries
- place a neutral colored platter on the bottom and arrange herbs and flower tops on it, then immediately place a see-through platter on top of this one.
- tie raffia or ribbon around napkins and tuck in sprigs of fresh rosemary.
- make a small herbal bouquet, fasten it with an elastic band and tie the bouquet to the napkin ring or directly to the napkin with a ribbon in a bow.
- wired clusters of culinary herbs such as thyme, sage, basil & oregano flowers, bay leaves and mint onto straw bases to make culinary herb wreaths
- mini bay wreath to decorate the tree
- dried fruit slices, bay leaves and cinnamon sticks strung on wire and draped across cabinets, windows or mantle
- suspend bunches of fresh dried herbs (sage, thyme, marjoram, oregano, rosemary) from twine and drape
- old bunches of herbs (rosemary, thyme, lavender, southernwood and scented geraniums) can be placed on the dying embers near the edge for fragrance
- Simmer a selection of whole spices to make the house smell great!
“For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us;
And the government will rest on His shoulders;
And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor,
Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.”