As an adult, I have held the moral of Chrysanthemum's story to heart and have recently translated my childhood fondness of Mum's inspiring words into a new form; flower arrangements.
Yes, sweet Chrysanthemum has leaped off the pages of a book and into my living room, dining room and bedroom!
In a season full of poinsettias, pine and holly, I relish the opportunities to be unique, much like Chrysanthemum, and spread holiday cheer in a way that speaks to me. Sure, I could decorate with the standard green garland and berries, but why settle for the expected when the unexpected is far more inspiring?
And with there being more than 30 species of this beautiful flower, you have the ability to incorporate your favorite Chrysanthemum not only through this holiday season, but everyday throughout the year. Why, because C' Est Si Bon!
Here are my favorite holiday and everyday inspired MUM arrangements:
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