What Is the Meaning or History of the Holly Flower?

Ancient Druids believed holly flowers had protective and healing powers, and recommended keeping the blossoms in homes, according to Flowerinfo. Romans used holly flowers as decorations during the feast of Saturnalia, and early Christians adopted the plant as a Christmas symbol, a tradition that continues today. The Flower Society lists defense and domestic happiness as two other meanings of the holly flower.

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