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5 Flowers to Send on International Kissing Day

Did you know there was such thing as International Kissing Day? If you didn’t, well, now you do! This is a day to celebrate this beautiful gesture of love by connecting with the people you feel close to, and why not, one or two strangers ;)

Flowers play a huge role when it comes to expressing love and appreciation. When you kiss somebody, you do it because you either feel some type of connection with them or (a kiss on the cheek) to express gratitude and celebrate friendship. Whatever the case may be, we’ve compiled a list of flowers that go hand in hand with this sweet gesture. These flowers may even help you get that kiss from the girl or guy you’ve been crushing over! Just saying.

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4 Christmas Gifts For People Hard to Shop For

We all have people in our lives that are difficult to shop for. Whether it’s your mother, dad, step-mother, step-dad, mother-in-law or grandmother, finding a unique present they’re going to actually appreciate is stressful. Instead of spending hours walking around the mall looking at every possible store, shop online for a beautiful gift that shows how much you care.

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5 Reasons to Send Flowers December ’16

December marks one of the busiest times of the year. People are frantically searching for the perfect gift and families are finalizing their holiday plans. No matter what holiday you are celebrating, there are plenty of reasons to send flowers this month!

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What is Sweetest Day?

There is a special holiday coming up in 5 days that many people are curious to know the history behind. Sweetest Day is always celebrated on the third Saturday in October and has grown in popularity over the last few years. Keep reading to find out what this holiday is about, how it got started, and how you can celebrate!

Hallmark is known for their greeting cards sold in stores all across the United States. Here is what they record as the interesting history behind Sweetest Day.

Legend has it that Sweetest Day was established around 1922 by Herbert Birch Kingston, a Cleveland, Ohio, candy company employee who wanted to bring happiness to the lives of those who often were forgotten. Kingston and others distributed candy and small gifts to orphans, people confined to their homes and others to show them that someone cared.

In the early 1930s, movie stars got into the act. Ann Pennington distributed candy to 2,200 Cleveland newspaper boys, and Theda Bara gave candy to theater-goers and patients in Cleveland hospitals.

This holiday continues to grow in popularity and has spread all over the United States. Today it is mostly celebrated between significant others. Romantic gestures of love and gratitude are displayed through cards, flowers, and candy. Hallmark states that 80 percent of their Sweetest Day cards have a “love” or “romance” theme.

Do you have someone in your life that you want to celebrate this Sweetest Day? This year the holiday is on October 15th, so you still have time to order the perfect flower arrangement! Your significant other will be so happy knowing that you thought of them on this special day.

Find a florist near you to order some beautiful flowers today!


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Celebrate International Friendship Day!

You may have seen posts on social media about Friendship Day but have you ever wondered how it became a holiday?

Friendship Day was originally promoted by the founder of Hallmark, Joyce Hall. She chose August 2 as the date because it is the halfway point between two large holidays. The idea of Friendship Day spread when Dr. Ramon Artemio Bracho proposed a World Friendship Day during a dinner with friends in Puerto Pinasco. After their meeting, the World Friendship Crusade was established. This foundation is dedicated to promoting friendships of all individuals regardless of race, age or religion. The commercialization of Friendship Day began and it is now celebrated on the first Sunday in August. This year Friendship Day falls on Sunday, August 7! Today the United Nations encourages governments, groups and organizations to host events that promote dialogue and the acceptance of people with various backgrounds.

How Can You Participate?

It isn’t often that you get the opportunity to thank your close friends for the impact they have made on your life. This Sunday is your chance to make your friends feel loved and appreciated. One of the most popular gifts for Friendship Day is a flower arrangement. A beautiful bouquet is a thoughtful gift that is easy to send! Choose their favorite blooms and include a heartfelt card message. When your friends receive their gift they will feel loved knowing that you thought about them.

Here are some of our favorite arrangements for Friendship Day. Pick out something that your friends will love and get your flowers ordered today!

    


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Thanksgiving Arrangements from the About Flowers Blog

Still looking for the perfect Thanksgiving arrangement? Here are some truly creative designs, of turkeys and cornucopias with flowers, from our friends at SAF’s blog, aboutflowersblog.com.

Turkeys and Cornucopia
by Stephen Rittner
Two major symbols for Thanksgiving are Turkeys and Cornucopia. It is amazing and fun to combine these symbols with flowers for wonderful floral designs for the holiday.

Benjamin Franklin suggested that this wonderful and tasty bird become a national symbol. Unfortunately for the turkey it didn’t make the cut, losing to the bald eagle, and instead became our favorite food for the Thanksgiving holiday. A famous myth of the Thanksgiving holiday is that turkey was served for the first Thanksgiving. We don’t know if that was really true. It could have very well been goose, or something else. Turkeys throughout the continent are advocates of this “first goose” theory … along with promoting ham or even salmon for the holiday. Regardless of turkey politics, your guests will definitely enjoy not only the culinary turkey but also floral designs that incorporate the turkey as a visual symbol.

A wicker container in the shape of our favorite holiday bird can be the source of many festive floral designs…..

To read the full article click the link below! And don’t forget to ask your local florist for an amazing Thanksgiving arrangement!

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Thanksgiving Table Top Arrangements

As you and yours are celebrating Thanksgiving this year, surround yourself with lush floral arrangements full of autumn-hued flowers and luxurious fall elements. Check out these tabletop ideas for your Thanksgiving table!

Abundant Cornucopia

An icon of the holiday, a cornucopia filled with flowers and foliage is sure to be on many Thanksgiving tables come November 26. Autumn-hued saturn roses, pheasant feathers and myrtle will stand out in this arrangement.

Metallic Fall Elements

Give your table a little sparkle with gold accents like gold and silver vases for your arrangements and adding a bit of gold dust to your luxurious blooms.

A Fruitful Spread

While pumpkins will make their annual appearance at the Thanksgiving table, consider including a variety of fruits such as pears, apples and pomegranates, to give a more ‘bountiful’ look. Include a ‘just-picked’ arrangement with yellow daisies and wheat!

These Thanksgiving arrangements are perfect for anyone wanting to create a charming spread on their table. Call your favorite local florist before the holiday to secure your Thanksgiving florals!

 

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Fourth of July Flowers

This summer, the heat is on and there is no better time to get the friends together for some barbecue than on Independence Day Weekend! Here are some great ways to include some floral into your festivities!

Patriotic Blooms
Throwing a summer bash in the backyard? Consider making your picnic table centerpiece a Fourth of July bouquet with a combination of red, white and blue blooms.

Host Florals
Have a friend who is hosting a barbecue? Bring her the finishing touch! An arrangement with white lilies, red gerberas and blue delphinium.

Simple Card Messages
Wanting to add a note to a Fourth of July gift? Here are some ideas!

For a most patriotic host, Happy Fourth of July!

Hope this is one of many more summer parties! Happy Independence Day!

So happy we get to watch the fireworks with you! Thanks for the celebration!

Head to your local florist and get a patriotic arrangement! Independence Day is Saturday, July 4, 2015.

Celebrate This Veterans Day with Flowers

Veterans Day is Tuesday November 11th, 2014!

This holiday is all about honoring each and every one of the men and women who serve or have served in any branch of the armed forces. Can there be any better reason to give the gift of flowers?

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Honor Them With Flowers

Flowers are the perfect gift for any occasion, and they have a language all their own. Couple that with the talent and skill offered by your local florist and you have something personalized and beautiful that says exactly what you want to say exactly how you want to say it. Your local florist can create a themed arrangement, one featuring the veteran’s favorite flower or even one as a memorial to a fallen loved one.

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Personalize with Local

When you buy local, you have the option of being as detailed in the process as you like. You can outline what you want down to the smallest detail or just tell them to make it beautiful. You can choose from what’s available or have a custom piece made just for you. When you shop local, you know you’ll get what you paid for and more!

We use Veterans Day to say ‘Thank You’ to those who fought and still fight for our daily freedoms. Shouldn’t you say it with flowers?

Make Remembrance Day Special with Flowers

Remembrance Day is Tuesday November 11th, 2014! Originally began as a tribute to those who fell in WWI, it has grown into a memorial for all those who have died in armed conflict, both military and civilian. What better way to make the day special than with flowers?

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Floral Tradition

Flowers have long been a tradition in Canada’s Remembrance Day celebration, specifically the red poppy. This flower was adopted in 1921 as the “Remembrance Poppy”. And though artificial poppies are widely available, nothing beats the beauty and grace found in a fresh cut flower. You can walk into any flower shop in town and find a beautiful bloom to wear near your heart.

The poppy has also been incorporated into wreaths laid on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier as part of the national Remembrance service, and recently spectators of the event have placed their own red poppies on the memorial after the service concludes.

Local Care

There are many ways to use the red poppy to commemorate the fallen, and your local florist knows them all. Whether making them the centerpiece of a gorgeous arrangement to decorate the home or as part of a bouquet to lay on a tomb, your local florist will make exactly what you want.

Is there someone special you want to honor? They can put together an arrangement specifically personalized to meet your needs.

Walk in the door of your local flower shop and see what your florist can do for you!