Chinese New Year marks the second New Moon after winter solstice and will fall on February 3rd, 2010. (According to the Chinese calendar, 2011 is the year of the Dragon.) ProFlowers can help usher in the Chinese New Year with a special gift delivered right to your front door.

For Chinese New Year celebrations, it is customary for Chinese families to have living blooms in the house, which symbolize rebirth and new growth. Highly prized flowers for the Chinese New Year are azalea, peony, and water lily or narcissus. The Chinese believe that without flowers, there would be no formation of any fruits, which, in turn, would negatively impact a family’s fortune. Therefore, it’s critical to incorporate flowers into your Chinese New Year decorations.

The most prominent colors of the Chinese New Year are red and gold. Red symbolizes happiness, while gold symbolizes wealth. Prior to the first day of the Chinese New Year, many families decorate their living rooms with vases of pretty flowering blossoms, platters of oranges and tangerines, and a candy tray with eight varieties of dried sweet fruit. ProFlowers has several bouquets of vibrant red to dress up your home or to send as a gift of good luck this Chinese New Year:

Chinese Lanterns: Send a head-turning bouquet containing papery Chinese Lantern blooms, symbols of happiness and good luck in Chinese culture. Bright yellow Asiatic lilies and burgundy foliage accent these lanterns.

Lucky Bamboo: According to an ancient Chinese tradition, the Lucky Bamboo plant brings happiness, wealth, and longevity: the ingredients for a happy life. Perfect for work or home, this gift can create harmony in any environment.

Azalea Topiary: Many Chinese families will have blooming azaleas in the front entrance of their home during Chinese New Year where guests first enter the house. This topiary makes doing so easy for anyone.

Sunflowers: Having Sunflowers in your home generally invokes having a good and prosperous year.

ProFlowers has many more plants and flowers to choose from to create the perfect environment for Chinese New Year. We wish your friends and family good luck during this New Year, the Year of the Boar.

Azalea Topiary