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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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How Baskets Make The Design Difference

Everyone has heard of the traditional Easter basket. It’s popular enough to be sent every Easter. What many haven’t seen yet is that unique baskets can make a huge difference for other holidays. Creative baskets, just like unique vases, are excellent for making the gift of flowers stand out. Want to truly grab attention? Send the same arrangement in a colorful basket.

Don’t get stuck using your baskets just for gift baskets! Here are some ways that baskets can be used by both florists and gift givers to add spice to the traditional gift of flowers.

Liven It Up With A Solid Color Basket

Basket Garden FlowersAdd color to the mix with a solid colored basket! Green baskets help celebrate the luck o’ the Irish on St. Patty’s Day. Pastel baskets are simple for spring and summer gift ideas. Decorating for a wedding? How about a nautical reception or “bon voyage” party? White baskets work here also. Whatever the theme of the event, solid colored baskets add just enough color to be fun.

Make It About The Gift, Not Just One Component

A plain glass vase can be boring and actually detract from the flowers by showing the stems. One single color (regardless of its brilliance) does not detract from the many colors of the flowers. Even a multicolored basket draws attention back to the arrangement itself.  Liven up the gift with a colorful basket and redirect the attention to the arrangement as a whole and not just the container.

Create A Talking Piece

Easter Flowers For KidsIt’s easy to discuss how beautiful a basket is once it has been woven with a complementing color of ribbon. It’s easy to note how much beauty the unique basket brings to the arrangement. It’s not so easy to chat up a plain Jane vase.

(Just For Florists) Talk About Baskets With Your Customers & Employees

These aren’t just selling points for designing flower baskets. These are the things that your customers want to see when they come to your flower shop in search of a gift idea. In essence, they want unique and fun. They want simple and easy. They want creative and likeable. They want the gift to be loved. Unique basket flower arrangements are all of these things. You can’t make them love flower baskets, but you can sure know why they do when they see unique baskets of flowers in your shop.