Elevate Your Christmas Decoration and Festivities With Calla Lilies

Season's greetings from these wonderful flowers that make a stylish Christmas fit.

By: THURSD. | 06-12-2023 | 4 min read
Christmas Designs Flowers

The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to infuse your home with festive floral cheer than by adding a few of your favorite-colored calla lilies to your Christmas arrangements and decorations? These versatile flowers, with their slender blooms and rich symbolism, are the ideal choice for adding a touch of sophistication and elegance to your festive decor because who doesn't adore the presence of these stunners?

Calla Lilies - Flawless and Faultless Flowers for Christmas

Humans have long been intrigued with these flowers as there is a deep spiritual meaning of calla lilies. With roots in religion and Greek mythology, the bloom represents purity, faithfulness, and holiness. Calla lilies are closely related to Christ and appear in religious scenes, so it's no wonder that they are a type of flower that is seen popularly during Christmastime.


White and Yellow Calla Christmas design by Calla NL on Thursd
White and Yellow Calla Christmas design by @Calla.NL


While they are often associated with weddings, they are equally well-suited to creating stunning Christmas arrangements and to use during any time of the year as well. That's why calla lilies are known as one of the most versatile blooms out there because certainly, they can be used to adorn any season or event during the year. Their classic and refined aesthetic makes them a perfect fit for the holiday season, allowing you to elevate your decor with a touch of understated glamour.


Yellow Calla Christmas design by Ahti Lyra
Yellow Calla Christmas design by @Ahti Lyra


One of the key reasons calla lilies, a.k.a. zantedeschias, make an ideal choice for Christmas arrangements is their symbolic significance. These flowers are often associated with purity, holiness, and the divine, making them a meaningful addition to any space. In Christian traditions, the calla lily is sometimes referred to as the 'Trumpet Lily', which actually can be quite confusing, since there are also lily varieties that are called '(Oriental) Trumpet Lilies'. Anyway, the trumpet in the calla symbolizes the announcement of joy and celebration—a sentiment that aligns perfectly with the spirit of Christmas. Having said that, who wants some merry calla treats for Xmas?


Divine Christmas decor using white callas
A divine Christmas decorative idea using white calla flowers
Photo: iBulb


Classic Zantedeschias Align With Christmas Vibes All Over the World

The classic white calla lilies, in particular, evoke a sense of purity and elegance that complements the traditional color palette of Christmas. Their white 'trumpet-shaped' petals can be paired with bold reds (either burgundy tones or bright red tones) and greens to create a visually striking and festive arrangement. Consider combining zantedeschias with traditional Christmas foliage such as holly, pine, and cedar to add depth and texture to your displays.


White Calla Christmas design by De Haas Calla
White Calla Christmas design by @De Haas Calla & Helleborus


Moreover, calla lilies come in various colors, offering you the flexibility to match your decor to your preferred Christmas theme such as orange, purple, and even pinkish tones. In the case of rich red calla lilies, they can surely add a bold and passionate touch to your arrangements, while deep green or burgundy varieties can contribute a sense of opulence and warmth. By selecting calla lilies in hues that complement your existing color scheme, you can create a cohesive and visually appealing holiday look.


A colorful table center using white and deep orange callas
To brighten up your Christmas interiors even more, you can go for a colorful table center using white and deep orange callas


Another great benefit of having callas for the Xmas season is their durability. Their longevity makes them a practical choice for Christmas arrangements. These resilient flowers can withstand the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, maintaining their beauty throughout the festivities. Whether used in bouquets, centerpieces, or wreaths, calla lilies are sure to captivate and endure, providing a lasting impression that extends the joy of the season.


A calla lily wreath idea for Christmas
An elegant, yet creative Christmas wreath using calla lilies
Photo and design: @markpampling


These Flowers Are Ready to Adorn Your Interior Spaces These Holidays

For Christmas home decorations, consider incorporating calla lilies into various elements of your interior design. Adorn your mantelpiece with a garland featuring intertwined calla lilies and evergreen branches for a sophisticated and festive look. Create a stunning centerpiece for your dining table by placing calla lilies in a silver, gold, or white vase surrounded by candles and seasonal accents.


Pink Calla Christmas design by Calla NL
Pink Calla Christmas design by @Calla.NL


The versatility of calla lilies by Simply Calla extends beyond traditional arrangements. Consider placing individual stems in tall, slender vases to create an elegant and minimalist display that exudes modern sophistication.


Closeup of burgundy calla lilies for xmas
Closeup of burgundy calla lilies, perfect to make your main Christmas decorations for a special celebration
Photo: iBulb


Yep, calla lilies are the perfect flower to elevate your Christmas arrangements and home decor ideas! Start the holiday charm in advance with callas and get ready to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. Joy to the World!


Simply Calla banner



Can't get enough?

Subscribe to the
newsletter, and get
bedazzled with awesome
flower & plant updates