Three Ways to Add Flowers to Your Christmas Decorations

The holiday season is officially here and one of our favorite ways to elevate our decorations is with plants and florals! Whether you’ll be setting a dinner table or simply want to brighten up a room with beautiful greens and blooms, we have a variety of ideas to help you celebrate the season:

1. Take an online floral arranging course to create your own centerpieces or small arrangements. You’ll learn how to use flowers from the local supermarket plus some foraged greens to build your own floral creations. This is a fun online class to enjoy with friends and family or solo. Either way, you’ll end up with something lovely for your home.

2. Not into DIY? Pre-orders for Christmas centerpieces are now open! Order now for the best price-point. Pickups are available in Alexandria any day the week of Christmas for you to enjoy all Christmas week long.



3. Looking for a great gift that can be shipped nationwide? Take a peek at our indoor winter Amaryllis and Paperwhites blooming kits. They are already taking off and should be blooming in time for Christmas… though they will last into the new year as well. We can ship these pre-potted in the bulb stage and all you/your recipient will have to do is water lightly, place by a bright window, and watch them grow. They make for a unique gift and will brighten up any dreary winter day.



Along with these floral options, our small business online shop is full of holiday goods and décor such as personalized ornaments, festive votive houses, and so much more… all available for shipping or free local pickup.



  • The latest from Laura & Alyssa
With more than 20 years of calligraphy experience, Laura Hooper, Owner and Creative Director, has produced scripts for hundreds of weddings, corporate clients, and even a celeb or two (yes, stars: they love calligraphy just like us!), handcrafting everything from addressed envelopes to custom signage, all from our Old Town Alexandria studio. At the holidays, we offer custom, handwritten décor items. Laura has trained under three amazing master penman to date; Michael Sull, Vivian Mungall, and Harvest Crittenden, and she is a certified instructor of American Cursive Handwriting. She resides in Mount Vernon, Alexandria. Alyssa, Laura’s sister, joined the company as Director of Operations in 2014, allowing the family business to go around the world with online video courses and in-person workshops. Alyssa runs the day-to-day logistics of Laura Hooper Calligraphy, allowing Laura to focus on the art. She resides in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria.

Looking to learn the art of modern pointed-pen calligraphy? Laura Hooper Calligraphy has got you covered with both in-person workshops {right here in Old Town Alexandria!} as well as a starter kit plus video tutorial for at-home learning. Our online calligraphy shop is fully curated with the supplies we use daily that we know will work well together.


In addition to teaching and sharing calligraphy with students around the world, sisters Laura Hooper & Alyssa Law also serve wedding clients with custom stationery design and production as well as handwritten calligraphy services for envelopes, escort cards, place cards and more.


109 N Fairfax St.
Alexandria 22314

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