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Fireworks, Flowers and Fun!

Our independence and the beginning of our great country is cause for celebration!

Show your American spirit by ordering some patriotic flower arrangements from your local florist. Decorate your tables and outdoor seating areas with tasteful flower arrangements that shine with the colors of our flag.

A flower arrangement is the perfect way to pull together a festive party or get-together. Take a look at some of our favorite fourth of July arrangements below.

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5 Heartfelt Veterans Day Card Messages

Now that you’ve decided to buy flowers as a Veteran’s Day gift, you still need to figure out what to put on the card. Read on for five suggestions designed to make your card messaging a breeze!

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Card Messages

  1. Thank you for ensuring the freedoms I enjoy every day. Happy Veterans Day!
  2. Your service will never be forgotten. Happy Veterans Day!
  3. I am forever grateful for the service you give. Happy Veterans Day!
  4. I will always appreciate you. Happy Veterans Day!
  5. Your sacrifice can never be repaid. Happy Veterans Day!

Feel free to use any of the above or let them inspire you to create your own card messages!

5 Best Reasons to Send Flowers in July

Summer is finally in full swing and July offers plenty of excuses to have a good time. Besides the perfect weather, cool breezes and backyard barbecues, here are five additional excuses to shower your loved ones with flowers!American Spirit

#1 – Independence Day – July 4th – Happy Birthday, America! Who needs fireworks when you have flowers? If you want an explosion of colors, contact your local florist for an incomparable arrangement that will leave you ooh-ing and aww-ing. But hey, why limit yourself to one or the other? It would be fine with us if you wanted to have both!

#2 – Bastille Day – July 14th – Since we have independence on the brain already, don’t let this French holiday pass by unremarked. The first storming of the Bastille occurred in 1789 and has stood as a symbol of the rise of the modern French nation. Like the American 4th of July, this is a day for picnics, fireworks … and flowers!

Made in the USA#3 – Parents Day – July 27th – Yes, we’ve already had Mothers Day and Fathers Day, but Parents Day celebrates “the role of parents in the rearing of children.” This holiday is not only good for traditional families, but it is quickly being embraced by other, non-traditional family units as well. So let your parents know they reared you right with a lovely bouquet or other arrangement.

#4 – July Birthdays – Do you have a friend or loved one with a birthday in July? There is no better way to say, “Happy Birthday” than with a gorgeous arrangement from your local florist. You can get most anything you like, and they can even create it based on a theme of your choosing! Is your loved one a Game of Thrones fan? Let your florist make something to take her breath away!

#5 – Summertime Fun – All Month Long – Red White & True BlueIf the four reasons above don’t satisfy your need for fantastic florals, don’t forget to celebrate the beauty and fun of summer. Flowers make some of the best decoration, and no backyard barbecue is complete without some fabulous floral accents. So contact your local florist and see what they can whip up to make your outdoor party look magnificent!

July is a great month for flowers, and your local florist is a great place to get them. Not sure where to go? Take a look here and we’ll direct you to a local shop that will work hard to meet your needs!

 

 

5 Fun 4th of July Card Messages

If you’re giving flowers for the 4th, you’re going to need a catchy card message. It’s true that flowers have a language all their own, but it never hurts to add a few words of your own.

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Independence Day Card Messages

  1. Enjoy this day full of celebrating freedom with lots of hot dogs and laughter!
  2. Giving you an explosion of color to rival even the brightest fireworks display.
  3. Here’s hoping you have a happy Independence Day!
  4. I’m thrilled every day to have exercised my freedom to be with you.
  5. No fireworks can match the sparkle in your eyes.

And a bonus quote:

“We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.” ~William Faulkner

Have a happy 4th of July, and don’t forget to buy all your floral gifts from your local florist!

A Floral 4th of July

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Friday July 4, 2014 marks 238 years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It’s a day of celebration for all Americans that normally involves a grill, some delicious food and a whole passel of fireworks. But however you celebrate, there’s one thing without which no party is complete, flowers!

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Making It Patriotic

The best and most versatile of decorations has to be an arrangement of flowers from your local florist. Because flowers come in all colors, (and any they don’t can easily be dyed) they can be used to match any style or theme. And what’s more, your florist can create a design worthy of your Independence Day celebration. These local flower artists have the talent and desire to put something together you are sure to love!

So don’t let this Fourth of July pass without stopping by your local florist shop. They’ve got everything you need to make your decorations POP!

Make the 4th Of July Sparkle with Flowers!

Fourth of July Flowers

The 4th of July is America’s favorite times to celebrate, and for good reason. It’s basically America’s birthday; who wouldn’t want to celebrate that?

How do we celebrate the 4th of July?

Fireworks and flying flags; grilling, pool parties, watermelon and trips to the lake, but it goes further than that. The Fourth is about sending time with family and friends; taking a break from the hustle and bustle of the real world to focus on what’s important in your life. The 4th of July is a renewing time to refresh our relationships with family, friends and loved ones.

Fourth Flowers For Hard-working Hostess’

This 4th of July when you are visiting family and friends, take them a simple gift of affection with flowers. Red, white and blue flowers make the perfect hostess gift for any Fourth celebration. Your hard-working hostess will feel appreciated and can use the flowers to decorate for the celebration.

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If you are looking for 4th of July flowers, always always always use a local florist.

Buying local is so important, but also connecting directly with your hometown flower shop guarantees you avoid deceptive middlemen and receive the full value of your order. If you need to find a flower shop in your area, use FSN’s handy Florist Finder.

Florist Friday Recap 5/25 – 5/31: Patriotic Pride

Many florists go above and beyond to show their patriotic pride, as seen in today’s Friday Recap! Local florists all across the nation share their favorite weekly arrangements with us. It’s no surprise we’re seeing many variations of red white and blue due to the the recent patriotic holidays: Armed Forces Day (May 18th) and Memorial Day (May 27th).

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Memorial Day flowers by Wilma's Flowers, Jasper AL

Memorial Day flowers by Wilma’s Flowers, Jasper AL

“Memorial Day!!!”

Armed Forces Day flowers by Everett Floral, Everett WA

Armed Forces Day flowers by Everett Floral, Everett WA

“Armed Forces Day Flowers”

Patriotic wreath by MaryJane's Flowers & Gifts, Berlin NJ

Patriotic wreath by MaryJane’s Flowers & Gifts, Berlin NJ

“We presented 2 wreaths one in the center of town at the veterans memorial and the other at the cemetery where we handed out all the roses. This was wreath 1 in the center of town.”

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Salute The Red White & Blue With Flowers!

Honor your Veterans in May

May is definitely the month for honoring American military heros. With 2 holidays that focus on those that serve our country, you have twice the opportunity to show your love for the red, white and blue this month. Send fresh flowers to service members and their families to express your appreciation of their hard work and sacrifice.

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In the United States, Armed Forces Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in May. President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and support of our country’s soldiers.

In 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days. This decision came after the consolidation of the 5 branches of military services in the U.S. Department of Defense.

Memorial Day – May 27th

Memorial Day is a federal holiday that falls on the last Monday in May.  It is observed as a day for remembering the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Military. Formerly known as Decoration Day, the holiday began after the Civil War to commemorate the Confederate and Union soldiers who died in battle.

By the 20th century Memorial Day came to honor all Americans who have died in all wars. Take this time to honor family members and loved ones who have fallen by placing patriotic tribute flowers at their final resting place.

What About Veterans?

As Armed Forces Day celebrates active military and Memorial Day honors the fallen, those that have retired from the military have their own special day to be remembered as well. Veteran’s Day is November 11th.

This month, take time to remember that the great strength of our county comes from the collective efforts of military men and women.
Give thanks to our military members for their patriotic service and honor them with beautiful flowers from a real local florist.

How Do You Celebrate Memorial Day?

Celebrating Memorial Day

Memorial Day is this weekend! You’ve probably already made plans for a trip to the lake or some other outing with the family. Sure, you’ve made your picnic list and checked it twice… but what ways are you truly celebrating Memorial Day?

Memorial Day is a day to honor soldiers who gave their lives in all wars. It is our time to honor the nation’s fallen military men and women. We all know someone who has given their time and even their life to this country, whether it be a grandpa, aunt, uncle or friend, they deserve to be remembered as heroes.

Ideas for Celebrating Memorial Day Heroes

  • Visit a Hero – If you have a family member or friend who has paid the ultimate hero’s price, honor them by visiting their graveside. Order patriotic flowers to celebrate their special day.
  • Red White & Blue Theme – If you’re Memorial Day weekend schedule is jam-packed with activities already, red, white and blue party decorations will help keep our heros in everyone’s thoughts.
  • Memorial Day Poppy – Teach your kids about the significance of the red poppy to our veterans and [Read more…]

Celebrating Veterans Day

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When we think November, giving thanks usually comes to mind. Sure, there’s Thanksgiving… but there is a holiday before then that deserves more ‘thanks’ than we can ever give — Veterans Day. (November 11, 2011)

Veterans Day is the official day set aside to thank and remember all of our selfless, heroic veterans for the sacrifices they made in their lives to protect our freedom. Unlike Memorial Day, where we remember our lost heros, Veteran’s Day is for us to thank and celebrate ALL veterans, living or dead, wartime and peacetime.

How To Celebrate Veterans Day

  • Attend a Veteran’s Day program, concert or parade.
  • Wear a red, white and blue corsage or boutonniere.
  • Take a moment of silence at noon, on November 11, to honorably remember those who served and died.
  • Place red flowers, such as roses or carnations, or a red, white and blue bouquet at your local military memorials and monuments.
  • Contribute to a Veteran’s Day ceremony in your community.
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