While Christmas decoration is starting to become a cranberry staple, there are plenty of other holidays on the calendar for which the beautiful coat of cranberries could be put to good use. After all, there’s no reason Santa should have a stranglehold on the entire cranberry market. In the giving spirit of the Christmas season, here are a few ideas you can share to help make other dates on the calendar equally elegant.
- Valentine’s Day – When February 14th roles around and you need to impress the significant other in your life, a lot of lovers turn to rose petals to provide the dark red shade of romance. Cranberries can fill in on short notice or can be used in combination with roses to create an entirely new visual experience. While possessing the same rich exterior color, cranberries are a lot more versatile than roses. For starters, you can eat them which, when used correctly, can enhance the romance all by itself. Cranberries also float better, and easily maintain their figure without getting soggy. This comes in handy in case you might want to run a candlelight bath to set the mood.
- 4th of July Who says Independence Day is just for fireworks, lawn chairs and light beer? Our national colors are red, white and blue you can probably guess how the cranberries might fit in. Try mixing a bowl of cranberries and blueberries to stay within the theme. This can serve as either a patriotic centerpiece or a healthy snack for everyone to enjoy.
- Thanksgiving While you might already might already make cranberry sauce as part of your Thanksgiving spread, the lovely berries can also nestle up next to pumpkins, dried corn husks, and amber leaves, adding a helpful hint of color to the standard holiday arrangement.