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Simple Ways to Decorate for Easter with Flowers

Have you been making plans for Easter? You probably have a menu full of tasty food planned out and know the perfect hiding places for all those eggs. But have you thought about how you’re going to decorate your home for the holiday? [Read more…]

5 Reasons to Send Flowers April ’17

Easter and Administrative Professionals Day aren’t the only reasons to visit your local florist for flowers this month. From finding your inner Scotsman (or woman) to taking care of your library staff, keep reading to find out 5 reasons to send flowers in April. [Read more…]

Top 5 Easter Flower Arrangements

Each year Easter ushers in springtime and bring families together. With Easter being a sign of all things spring, everyone is heading to their local florists to take care of their flower needs. Whether it’s purchasing a beautiful table centerpiece, ordering a fun Easter basket for children, or purchasing an arrangement to send to a loved one, you don’t want to miss out on the beauty that flowers can bring to your holiday celebrations.

Here are the top five Easter Flower Arrangements for 2016.

1. Easter Parade Bouquet
This fun bouquet is perfect for a table centerpiece. It is arranged with beautiful daffodils, lavender carnations, and pink spray roses. Easter eggs fill the vase of this bouquet with purple and white striped ribbon bringing it all together.

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Hurry and Order Those Easter Flowers Today!

Easter is almost upon us, and if you’re wanting to get that corsage for your mom or wife or that beautiful Easter arrangement for your Significant Other, time is running out. Most florists won’t be open on Easter Sunday, so you’ll want to get those orders in as soon as possible.

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Easter Flowers

And don’t forget your Easter lilies! There’s nothing better as a centerpiece for that Easter dinner than a lovely arrangement with an Easter lily as its focal point. But the lily isn’t the only flower you want this time of year. There are a plethora of gorgeous flowers to help celebrate the rebirth of spring, and most of them should be available to purchase from your local florist either individually or as part of an arrangement. Here are a few of those options:

  1. Daisy
  2. Azalea
  3. Daffodil
  4. Chrysanthemum
  5. Tulip
  6. Hyacinth

The Beauty of Local

You can pick up what you need, even at this late date, because you use your local florist. And that’s only one of the fantastic reasons to buy local! With a local florist, you also get fresh flowers arranged by a local artist, and you know what you’re getting when you pick it up. So pick up the phone and give your local florist a call!

Easter Flower Traditions

Easter is on the way, and there are several holiday traditions of which you need to be aware. Some are religious, some are family-oriented but all of them are centered around flowers. And why not? Easter is a spring holiday and spring is all about nature coming back to life after a long, cold winter. What better way to celebrate a return to life than with flowers?

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Flower Traditions

  • The Corsage – The Easter corsage is an older tradition, but it is an important one for those who still honor it. The corsage is most often worn to church services and are given as a sign of love, most often given to a wife by her husband or a mother by her children. The flower used is not important unlike Mother’s Day corsages which have different meanings assigned to different flowers and colors.
  • The Lily – Or, as it is more commonly known, the Easter Lily. This white flower is considered a symbol of purity and goodness and can be gifted either singly or as part of a larger arrangement.
  • Passion Flower – These flowers are full of symbolism for the Christian faith. The three stamens represent the Holy Trinity or the three nail wounds of Christ. The circle of petals is said to represent the crown of thorns that Christ wore, and the pointed leaves are supposed to represent the spear that went into Christ’s side as he hung on the cross.
  • Flower Festivals – Churches all across the world hold flower festivals on Easter. The entire church is filled with spring flowers in a celebration of the renewal of life that spring brings as a symbolic testament to Christ’s resurrection.

Flowers are an important part of most holidays, but never more than Easter. The return of beauty, warmth and life to the world are perfectly captured in the fragile beauty of spring flowers. Don’t miss your chance to celebrate Easter the right way this year. Celebrate with flowers!

8 New Easter Card Messages

You’ve picked out the perfect arrangement, but now you’re faced with a blank card to fill out. No need to fret, we’ve got you covered! Know exactly what to say with these 8 new Easter card messages.

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Funny Card Messages

  • A gift of flowers to show that some-bunny loves you. Happy Easter!
  • I heard you wanted flowers so I immediately hopped to it. Happy Easter!
  • Some beautiful blooms from your friend with the cute, furry bottom. No, I’m talking about the Easter Bunny!
  • I thought this arrangement was egg-cellent. Happy Easter!

Religious Card Messages

  • Because His sacrifice means our salvation. Happy Easter!
  • He is risen!
  • This lily means purity, hope, innocence and peace. A symbol of our risen Savior. Happy Easter!
  • These flowers serve as a reminder of the renewal of life after the cold death of winter. He is risen!

The right thing to say can be elusive, and everyone can use a little help now and again. And if you don’t see a message here that meets your needs, try out our previous Easter Card Messages post here. Feel free to use them as they are or allow them to inspire you to create your own!

Don’t Wait to Order Your Easter Flowers

Easter is a great time of year for fabulous flowers!

Greet the Spring

Spring ushers in warmer days, those fabled spring showers moisten the ground making it perfect for sleepy plants struggling out of their winter hibernation and your local florist begins to receive her first shipments of gorgeous spring blooms. It is that breathtaking beauty which makes flowers so popular this time of year.

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Get Your Order in Early

That’s why I know you’ve already ordered that traditional corsage for your mom, the gorgeous Easter Lilies for your significant other to find on her bedside table Easter morning and the amazing purple centerpiece for the dinner table, right? No? Well, there’s no time like the present! Easter falls on Sunday, April 20th this year, and time is ticking.

Your local florist will do everything in her power to meet your needs, she’s awesome like that, but it’s never a good idea to wait until the last minute to place your order. Believe me, advance notice is always appreciated.

Art and the Local Florist

When you buy local you are not only contributing to your local economy, but you are also working with a local artist that can offer you so much in terms of quality and style. You will get the arrangement you want and the service you deserve while getting full value for your dollar. Once you buy from your corner florist, you’ll agree that local florists do it better!

Easter is a time of celebration, and the best way to celebrate is with flowers. Contact your local florist for more information about how they can help you make this Easter one to remember!

Time to get EGG-cited!

Easter garden arrangement by Crossroads Florist, Mahwah NJ

People everywhere are starting to put more creativity into holiday celebrations that ever before. (I blame Pinterest.) Easter is no exception. Growing up, I think I looked forward to wearing a hat to church more than anything. Now kids practically celebrate the entire month with Easter bunny pictures, school activities, extreme egg dying, hiding chocolate coins for the Easter bunny and even more activities I have never heard of before, plus candy candy candy!

With all the Easter chaos, having your family gathered together for group activities might make it worth it after all. Dying eggs for Easter is a long-standing tradition that is fun for family members of all ages.

Every year, Americans dye and decorate more than 180 million eggs during the Easter season.

History of Dying Eggs

The Easter egg tradition started by merging with the celebration of the final provisions of Lent. Historically, eggs were forbidden during Lent, but chickens continued to lay eggs. Eggs would have been hard-boiled so they wouldn’t go to waste. This began the tradition of decorating eggs and feasting on egg-filled meals during the time of Easter. Symbolically, the hard shell of the egg represented the sealed Tomb of Christ — the cracking of which symbolized his resurrection from the dead.

Egg Dying & Decorating Ideas

Like I said earlier, with the rise of Pinterest, there are more ideas out there for dying and decorating eggs than ever before.

  • 1. Wrap eggs in rubber bands to create stripes of white or colors (fully dye the egg first, then rubber band and dye again).
  • 2. Simply use markers to decorate. (Great for small kids who might not be ready for the ‘mess’.) [Read more…]

Celebrating Easter with Flowers

Easter will be here the very last day of this month, March 31st. Can you believe it? Whether you’ve been stocking up on egg dye, or completely forgot (it happens), we’re taking a look at how you can perk up your Easter activities with the aid of flowers!

The Easter Lily

Photo of an Easter lily houseplantFirst of all, we can’t forget the spiritual significance of the holiday. For many, the white Easter Lily symbolizes purity, virtue, innocence, hope and life. According to the legend, lilies were found growing in the garden of Gethsemane after Christ’s agony. Tradition has it that the beautiful white lilies spring up where drops of Christ’s sweat fell to the ground in his final hours of sorrow and distress. You will find white lilies gracing pulpits, churches, and other places of worship. (Learn more history and fun facts about lilies here.)

Easter lily poem:

Easter morn with lilies fair
Fills the church with perfumes rare,
As their clouds of incense rise,
Sweetest offerings to the skies.
Stately lilies pure and white
Flooding darkness with their light,
Bloom and sorrow drifts away,
On this holy hallow’d day.
Easter Lilies bending low in the golden afterglow,
Bear a message from the sod
To the heavenly towers of God.

-Louise Lewin Matthews

Easter Baskets

Basket Garden FlowersWho says Easter baskets have to be for kids? Why not send a colorful basket of flowers to your favorite far-away relative? Or maybe ones not-so-far away? And who says you can’t order flowers for yourself? No one! A lovely basket full of beautiful flowers not only enhances home decor, but also puts you in a springtime mood.

There are many different options when ordering Easter baskets from your local florist. You might choose something like what’s pictured left — a colorful, springtime treat. Or you could go with something a little more elegant, such as an all-white basket of flowers with a braided vine handle. Stop by your local florists’ or friend them on Facebook to preview their Easter collections. And if you don’t see what you’re looking for, don’t be afraid to ask! (Read more about how baskets make all the difference.)

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Florists on Facebook – Friday Recap

Easter is THIS WEEKEND! You can really tell from the photos shared with us this week that florists are really getting a HOP on this holiday! We loved all the pastel-icious pictures of Easter flowers! Check them out:

Devine Designs - Fulton NY

By Devine Designs in Fulton, NY.

“You’ve heard of Chocolate Smidgens, right?…and how you can’t just have them for yourself, you have to share them… Well…This is one of our Plant Smidgens… They’re small and you can’t just have one…you have to share the holiday with everyone!!! LOL!!! This is one of our most popular cash and carry specials!”

Platte Flower Shop, Platte SD

Platte Flower Shoppe, Platte SD.

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