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Floral Occasions & Holidays

The Ultimate Summer Birthday Theme: Birthday Luau

July 1, 2017
Aloha written in sand

No matter how old you are, there are some birthday party themes that will always be classics. Case in point — a Hawaiian luau! So if you can’t take the party to Hawaii this summer, bring Hawaii to the party! With these tips on everything from traditional food dishes to creative decor, here’s everything you’ll need to to create an extravagant luau birthday party.

Aloha written in sand

The Menu

Give your guests a taste of what life is like on the islands by updating traditional Hawaiian dishes.

Make Your Own Kabobs

Kabobs are a staple on the main lands of Hawaii and there are hundreds of ways to make them. The day of your party, cut marinated meat into cubes and let everyone create their own appetizer. For guests who prefer more vegetarian options, you can throw a few pieces of fruit on the grill and make tasty fruit kabobs. Continue Reading…

Floral Occasions & Holidays

National Red Rose Day

June 2, 2017

For centuries, roses have been the most well known and beloved flower in America. In fact, they’re so popular that in 1986, roses were named the official flower and floral emblem of the United States. So it seems only fair that we dedicate one day a year to celebrating them, and all that they represent. In honor of National Red Rose Day on June 12th, let’s take a look at a few facts about red roses and their vibrant history.

The History of Love and Roses

Red roses started to be associated with love and romance after they became the most popular wedding flower in the 1800s. But the connection between love and red roses dates back far earlier than the 19th century. Greek mythology tells us that the word “rose” is derived from the name Eros — a Greek deity who had the power to make people fall in love. The story goes that after Eros struck someone with his love potion, a rose bush would grow in their place. (Does the story of Eros sound familiar? That’s because today, he’s known as Cupid!) There were also stories of Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love, frequently traveling with Eros. Wherever the two went, white rose shrubs would appear. That was, until Aphrodite’s lover, Adonis, was wounded and turned all of the white roses around him red.

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Floral Occasions & Holidays

Memorial Day History & Floral Traditions

May 25, 2017
Memorial Day - Salute to the Troops

Memorial Day - Salute to the TroopsMemorial Day 2017 is on Monday, May 29th, 2017.

Memorial Day is a federal holiday that is observed each year on the final Monday of May. The history of Memorial Day goes all the way back to the Civil War. The purpose of the day was to remember the fallen Union soldiers. Southern women and school children decorated Confederate graves with flowers during and after the war; however, each region designated a different date for Memorial Day.

By the 20th century, Memorial Day was extended to honor all American soldiers that have died at war. The tradition of decorating the graves of soldiers who have died for our country continues today. All around the United States, floral arrangements are used as decorations for Memorial Day. Many families preserve the history of Memorial Day by having personal celebrations to recognize the soldiers that have given their lives for their country’s principles. Continue Reading…

Floral Occasions & Holidays

What Kind of Flowers Should You Get For Graduation?

May 16, 2017

Graduation ceremonies are coming up quick, and if you’re attending one to celebrate someone’s accomplishments, giving a gift to a graduate, or throwing a graduation party, one thing you must definitely know about is flowers. Just like you would carefully consider the type of flowers used in a wedding or other formal event, it’s important to take the time and really think about what kind of floral arrangement, as well as what type of flower, is most appropriate for this occasion.

graduation gown and cap with white rose

To make things easier for you, we’ve put together a complete guide to graduation flowers below so that you can rest assured knowing the decisions you make are the right ones. Continue Reading…

Floral Occasions & Holidays, Mother's Day

What Type Of Flower Is Your Mom?

May 11, 2017

Ask anyone what they’ll be getting mom for Mother’s Day, and we bet almost every response will include flowers. But considering how popular of a gift flowers are, we suggest that you not just select any flower, but rather, take your gift giving to the next level by finding a flower that is a perfect match to mom, her personality, and the bond you share!

Tulips with Happy Mother's Day Tag

Check out our Mother’s Day flowers guide below to learn which type of floral arrangement you should be selecting this year:

Roses

Mother’s day roses are an absolute classic, and thus, one of the most popular that people come to us for each Mother’s Day! Depending on the color you choose, roses can symbolize everything from love (red) to purity (white), friendship (yellow), joy (pink) and passion (orange). If you’re looking for a combination of emotions to describe mom and your relationship, you can even choose from a bouquet of mixed colors!

Mother's Day White & Pink Roses
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Mother’s Day Gifts for Grandma

May 10, 2017

When most people think about Mother’s Day, we have a pretty good feeling that their first thought solely revolves around their own mom. And while yes, Mother’s Day is designed for us to show our moms just how much we love and care for them, let’s not forget about those other motherly figures such as our grandmothers – they certainly deserve some attention too!

Portrait of happy grandma, mother and daughter

Once you’re done figuring out how you’ll recognize mom this year, it’s time to move onto grandma, and today, we’ve outlined a few gifts for you to help make your holiday planning a bit easier:

A Collage

Grandchildren are some of the most important people in the eyes of a grandparent, so why not make a collage filled with pictures of grandma’s granddaughters and grandsons? All you need to do is ask everyone in the family to send you some of their best photos, then you can be as creative as you’d like to put all of them together! Continue Reading…

Floral Occasions & Holidays

Mother’s Day Fun Facts 2017

May 8, 2017

From jewelry and flowers, to spa treatments and candle lit dinners, Americans aren’t afraid to go (and spend) above and beyond on Mother’s Day. After the winter holidays, Mother’s Day has the highest spending total (yup, it even beat out Valentine’s Day!). But this year, Americans are taking Mother’s Day shopping and pampering to new heights. In 2017, Mother’s Day spending is expected to be higher than it has ever been. So let’s take a look at how consumers will be spoiling their moms this Mother’s Day.

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Floral Occasions & Holidays

13 Reasons to Give Nurses Flowers

May 6, 2017

Being a nurse is no simple task. They play so many different rolls that it’s difficult to encompass all that they do in just one job title. Though we feel like every week should be Nurses Appreciation Week, it technically falls from May 6th to the 12th. In honor of all their hard work and selflessness, here are just a few of the many reasons nurses deserve to be told “thank you” with a bouquet of flowers.

Giving nurse flowers

1. Their Job Can be Emotionally Exhausting

Part of what makes nurses such phenomenal caregivers is that they do actually care about their patients. Whether a patient leaves because they are discharged or because they unfortunately passed away, nurses are affected by every patient they see.

2. They Care for You — In More Ways Than Just Physically

While nurses certainly administer medicine and monitor your stats, they are also there for you emotionally. If you’re scared and need someone’s hand to hold, a nurse is typically the first one by your side.

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Floral Occasions & Holidays, Mother's Day

Gifts for New Moms on Their First Mother’s Day

May 4, 2017

It doesn’t matter if she’s been a mom for five years, 50 years, or all of five minutes – all moms deserve some recognition on Mother’s Day! Focusing on the latter example, do you know someone who will be celebrating their first Mother’s Day this year? If you have a friend or family member that has recently started to experience motherhood for the first time, we’re here to help you find the perfect gift for her – check out our ideas below.

Portrait of happy mother and baby at home

Personalized Family Circle NecklacePersonalized Jewelry

Moms love anything that have to do with their children, and they also love jewelry, so put them together and present your new mom with a personalized piece that has their child’s name or picture on it! One of our favorite pieces is the personalized family circle necklace, which has been designed to represent the bond parents share with their children.

A Day At The Spa

Motherhood can be exhausting – especially for those who are just getting started! That said, give your new mom the opportunity to rest and unwind by taking the kids off her hands and sending her to the spa. Continue Reading…

Floral Occasions & Holidays

How to Make Your Wife Feel Special on Mother’s Day

April 23, 2017

Whether she’s celebrating her first Mother’s Day as a mom or her thirtieth, it’s always a good idea to get your wife a Mother’s Day gift. When your children are young, getting your wife a gift “from” your daughter or son is a sweet gesture that she’s sure to remember. Of course, if your children are older they can send their own gifts to mom, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pamper her a little extra!

Mother's Day breakfast in bed

Being a mom is a 24/7 job, so this Mother’s Day, let her call in sick. If you’re in need of some Mother’s Day ideas for your wife, here are a few that are sure to sweep her right off her feet.

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