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5 Best Reasons to Send Flowers in September

Not that you ever need an excuse, but in case you were looking for some ways to justify the expenditure, here are 5 GREAT reasons to send flowers in September! And remember, your local florist is always your best option.

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1. Labor Day – September 1st

Labor Day is a great holiday for flowers because it, like flowers, is for everyone. It’s a day to celebrate the contribution of the nation’s workers, and aren’t we all workers? Yes, I think we are. So buy some flowers for yourself. Buy some for your family. Buy some for everybody!

2. Grandparents Day – September 7th

Flowers for Grandma! A green plant for Grandpa! They are the ones who ensured you were good and spoiled as a child. Don’t they deserve some floral love on their special day? I’m just going to let your conscience answer that one for you.

3. Patriot Day – September 11th

A day to honor and commemorate those lost on September 11, 2001. Flowers are not only a celebration of happiness. They can also be beautiful memorials and natural bringers of comfort. A floral gift is the perfect way to say, “I remember.”

4. First Day of Autumn – September 23rd

The sweltering heat of summer is finally giving way to cooler temperatures. A lovely bouquet is always the perfect way to welcome in fall’s explosion of color. The leaves turn, the harvest is gathered and Mother Nature prepares for a long winter’s nap.

5. Gold Star Mother’s Day – September 28th

A day to honor those mothers who lost a son or daughter serving in the armed forces. It’s a beautiful memorial fitting of a beautiful floral arrangement.

September is a great month for flowers and a great month to visit your local florist. There are celebrations, commemorations and memorials, and flowers are the perfect gifts for each of these cirucumstances. Whether for joy or sadness, make a point to give flowers to someone you love.

Decorations Feeling Blah? Try A Colorful Border of Flowers

"Colorful Border" Easter Flowers

"Colorful Border" Easter Flowers

No, I’m not talking about those horrible hotel room wallpaper borders that reek of poor taste. This Colorful Border is actually a lovely basket of flowers. It caught my eye when I was looking for an appropriate Patriot’s Day bouquet. Believe it or not, there is a Patriot’s Day.

I ran across Patriot’s Day on my calendar (April 20th, 2009) and knew that I had to do something fun. Surrounding myself with red, white and blue flowers comes later in the year so I began looking for a festive spring arrangement with some of these colors. What I found stood out in a big way so I’ve decided to share it.

What are your plans for Patriot’s Day? Mine include sending myself a little gift just because I’m worth it. After all, the world would be a much better place if people appreciated themselves. After enjoying the blue iris, magenta gerbera daisies, pink larkspur, yellow cushion poms, lavender stock, and yellow tulips of the Colorful Border arrangement, I fully intend to spend a night with my family while reliving the moments that made our country so great. In fact, it was the original American patriots that made America happen. These brave people fought for their beliefs and instilled in their children an unmovable sense of patriotism. Having died for their country, it’s no wonder that even watching a movie about these soldiers is instantly moving.

Speaking of soldiers, we have many young men and women fighting overseas and here at home to preserve our right to express our patriotism. Let’s send flowers to them for Patriots Day and show our appreciation. Your soldier or friend in a war zone? Celebrate their bravery with their wife, girlfriend, parents or other loved ones waiting patiently here. Sending the Colorful Border arrangement of fresh flowers to my friend Christina (an airman’s wife) is just one of many ways that I will enjoy the holiday this year.

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