Towards the beginning of December, I was motivated by this article to force some paperwhite bulbs for display in our home. I have always wanted to do this and was excited to make my dream a reality. There's not much to it. You just buy bulbs from your local nursery and place them in a dish with gravel and water. It's pretty exciting that such little effort can produce such a beautiful display.
It takes about 2 weeks for the bulbs to develop a root system, but once they do, they really take off. (You should actually probably start these in November, for them to be ready by December).
After about 6 weeks of care and anticipation, you will be rewarded with a beautiful floral display that did not cost much money to create at all.
And the blooms are just exquisite!