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4 Classic Thanksgiving Flower Arrangements

Pumpkin patches, the smell of freshly baked goods, fall leaves covering the yard and cooler air are all signs that Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Thanksgiving is a time to remind us of the ways we are fortunate. We gather with our friends and family members to enjoy each other’s company and delight in sharing a meal. As we spend time together and remember our roots, it’s a time to be grateful. 

Refine the Mind states it this way, “We need often to reflect fondly upon the women and men who have died for our freedom, the loved ones who have sacrificed for our opportunity, the people we’re lucky to call our friends, and the qualities and quirks that make each of us, well, us.”

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History of the Cornucopia

The cornucopia is a cultural icon used in decorative flower arrangements around Thanksgiving. This holiday staple is more than just a classic centerpiece. Keep reading to take a glimpse into the past and see why this unique item has become a symbol of our thankfulness in America.

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7 Jaw-Dropping Thanksgiving Tablescapes

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Yes, your Thanksgiving table CAN look like that!

With an abundance of warm hues and rich textures, autumn provides endless design opportunities. This Thanksgiving see how your local florist can transform your dining room table and impress your guests! Here are seven stunning tablescapes that showcase the elements of the season and bring a sophisticated style to the home.

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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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Floral Fall Host Gifts

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and you are putting your finishing touches to your shopping list. Don’t forget to add a gift for the host of Thanksgiving dinner as a thank you for their generosity! Here is a quick guide for some great floral host gift!

Blooming Centerpiece

A flower centerpiece is a perfect gift to give the host of the Thanksgiving dinner, because they can use the arrangement as the final touch to their tablescape.

Talk to your florist so you can add some simple candles!

Basket of Florals

A simple basket of blooms is a nice little thank you to a wonderful friend who is hosting Thanksgiving! Have your local florist add a little pumpkin or acorns to give it that essence of fall.

Simple and Elegant Arrangement

A vase arrangement is a simple, yet elegant gift for any host. Consider sunflowers, orange lilies and snapdragons to make an eye-catching arrangement!

Flowers are the perfect gift to your Thanksgiving host because they can use their arrangements to decorate the Thanksgiving table. Head to your local florist to plan your host gift today!

 

5 Reasons To Send November ’15

November is all about enjoying time with family, attitude of gratitude and turkey! Here are five holidays to celebrate this month with the ones you love.

1. Forget-Me-Not-Day – November 10th

Often we take for granted the people present in our lives, so this day is to make us remember family, friends and loved ones. Perhaps you want to recognize a relative you haven’t seen in years or an old high school friend? Flowers are the perfect way to let them know “you are always on my mind.”

2. Veteran’s Day – November 11th

This day is dedicated to everyone who has served in the United States military. If you know a veteran, make sure to say a big “Thank You” for their service. Thinking about doing something special? Flowers will certainly bring a smile to their face.

3. Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day (LuLu) – Novemer 14th

Today loosen up and lighten up! The daily routine can be tiring, frustrating and stressful. Let it go and help others lighten up too! Have a friend or relative that needs to lay back and relax? Nothing better than a beautiful flower arrangement to create a stress-free environment in any home or office.

4. Beautiful Day – November 20th

The origin of this day is a complete mystery, giving us the opportunity to give it our own meaning. Perhaps a beautiful day consists of a pretty flower bouquet to make this day extra special!

5. Thanksgiving – November  26th

There are times in which we forget to express gratitude. Today, make it a point to say “Thank You” for everything good in your life. Headed to a Thanksgiving dinner? Make sure to bring the host a beautiful arrangement in a basket or cornucopia to add the finishing touch to their dinner table.

Happy November! Visit your local florist for ideas on creating the perfect floral arrangement for the occasion of your choice!

Your Last Chance For Thanksgiving Flowers!

Thanksgiving is Thursday, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to get gorgeous flowers for decoration or gifts!

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Floral Decoration

If you are hosting a Thanksgiving Day feast for family and friends, there’s still time to contact your local florist for the absolute best decoration available. What better to put your family in the holiday mood than beautiful floral arrangements in fall colors and themes?

And there’s no end to the fabulousness you’ll find waiting for you. From wreaths to cornucopias to impressive main table centerpieces and accent pieces, there’s something wonderful waiting to beautify every surface in your home.

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Gift of Thanks

But flowers aren’t just for the host to provide. Even those attending the feast can bring a fantastic floral creation as your very own gift of thanks. Who wouldn’t be thrilled to open the door to family and friends bearing elegant florals?

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Local Flexibility

So how do you get all these wonderful floral goodies? By buying local, of course! Your local florist is working hard right now to make someone’s Thanksgiving holiday both beautiful and memorable. Shouldn’t she be working on yours too?

Time is tight as the holiday is just a couple days away, but go by your local flower shop and you’re sure to find something gorgeous sitting in the cooler. And there’s even a chance they’ll have time to make something special, just for you.

If you want the best decoration money can buy, contact your local florist today!

Give Thanks with Flowers

Flowers not only make for amazing decoration, they are also a fantastic way to say thank you. And what else is Thanksgiving Day for if not the giving of thanks to those who’ve helped make our lives better throughout the year? This year, give thanks with the beauty of flowers!

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A Variety of Styles

There are floral arrangement possibilities beyond the traditional bouquet, though there’s nothing wrong with an elegant collection of breathtaking flowers gathered in a vase. After all, it became a tradition for a reason. But that’s not all you’ll find when you walk into your corner flower shop. You’ll see a world of creativity and wonder that has been designed and created by your own local flower artists.

Keeping It Local

Local florists mean face-to-face interaction and the opportunity to buy exactly what you want. This personal touch gives you the freedom to personalize your arrangement, affording you the opportunity to truly be specific to the person you choose. And you’ll never find the same quality, care and attention you get at the corner flower shop anywhere else.

Another great reason to use a local florist? It keeps money in the local economy and helps to ensure they’ll be there the next time you need them!

This Thanksgiving Day, if you want to say thank you in the most beautiful way possible, say thank you with flowers.

All the Right Words for Your Thanksgiving Flowers

Thanksgiving Day, as the name suggests, is a day to give thanks for all the blessings from the past year. What better way to offer thanks to those who’ve given you help and support throughout the year than with a gorgeous floral arrangement? And with every gift of flowers there is a blank card just waiting to be filled out. Here are five suggestions to help you express your love and appreciation.

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Thanksgiving Card Messages

  1. I don’t know how I could have made it through the year without you. Thank you for all you do. Happy Thanksgiving!
  2. You’ve always been there when I needed you. Thank you now and always. Happy Thanksgiving!
  3. Your love bolsters me daily. Thank you for all you’ve done and continue to do. Happy Thanksgiving!
  4. I hope these flowers warm your home as you’ve warmed my heart. Happy Thanksgiving!
  5. Just my way of saying thank you for being part of my life. Happy Thanksgiving!

Enjoy your holiday this year knowing that you properly thanked everyone who deserves appreciation. Give flowers and say all the right words. Use the card messages above or use them to inspire to write your own heartfelt note. Happy Thanksgiving!

Looking for more Thanksgiving Card Message goodness? Check out last year’s post here!

DIYers, Florists & Flowers – Creating Amazing Holiday Decor

You have the stuffing, the pumpkin pie and the turkey. What’s missing? Seasonal decorations to enhance your holiday table. This year, use the only simple Thanksgiving table decoration that achieves the ultimate in holiday decor: flowers!

Do It Yourself Flowers (With A Little Help)

Thanksgiving Table Decorations

When creating your own table decor, you can find decorations and flowers at your local florist. But flowers aren’t the only items you can purchase from your florist. You can also find fun and colorful accessories, like gourds, berries and other seasonal options like cornucopia baskets or pumpkin-shaped vases. Whatever matches the rest of your decor, your florist can help you find what you need. When it comes to DIY and table decorations, they will be happy to help you as much or as little as you want.

Tip: Make sure to meet with your florist ahead of time so they can offer suggestions and advice on your decorating ideas.

Holiday Decoration Ideas

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Draw inspiration from your own backyard. Gather fallen leaves, pinecones and greenery to add to the fall-colored daisies, lilies and bright sunflowers provided by your local florist. Thistles and berries are good autumn elements that intensify the “pulled from the garden” look. For a rustic down-home effect, try putting all of your flowers in a decorative clay pot.

A bundle of barley or wheat wrapped in shiny copper wire can also look very autumnal sitting on plates or arranged with your tablescape flower offerings. Make sure to shake the loose bits out before using the grains on the table, or you’ll end up with a bit of a mess. Don’t forget the chrysanthemum!

Used by itself as a potted plant or as cut flowers in a centerpiece arrangement, this flower is the epitome of fall and Thanksgiving.

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You Don’t Have To Do It Alone

Creating your own Thanksgiving table decor doesn’t mean you can’t rely on the experts for help. Your local florist can provide the quality flowers and expert advice you need to wow your guests this Thanksgiving holiday.

With a little help and before you know it, there’ll be a fall flower extravaganza to go with the bounty already on your table.