The flowers of December
The birth flowers for December are holly and paper whites. Poinsettias are also a flower of December.
Poinsettias are sometimes called Christmas Stars or Christmas Flowers because of their star-shaped petals. They symbolize success, good cheer, and celebration.
The holly plant with its bright red berries symbolizes cheer, happiness, and optimism. The holly leaves are prickly which also symbolizes combat. The overall symbol of the holly is a wish for domestic happiness.
The paper white is in the genus Narcissus which includes daffodils. The paper white is the winter-growing variety.