We New Yorkers take business very seriously. On any given morning, our roadways and trains are full of people making their way back and forth to a workplace. Many of those employees go throughout most of the year without much recognition, but in April, some of our unsung heroes take center stage! April 26 is National Administrative Professionals Day - and to make sure that no one misses it, the celebration has been extended to include an entire week of honoring these very important people. Who in your organization deserves some accolades? Blossom Flower Shops has the floral designs, green plants, and flowering gardens you'll need.
Did You Know? The International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) represents the approximately 4 million admin pros working in the United States currently. Only 5% of those in the field are men. Read More about Floral Designs for Administrative Professionals Week »
Easter is the signature holiday of springtime. The vivid colors, the Easter florals, the fluffy baby animals, the baskets of candy – this holiday celebrates the happiness inspired by the day. Whether you start the day singing at… Read More about Easter Florals Arrive in Yonkers »
Posted by Kevin Kegan on March 20, 2017
| Last Updated: March 23, 2017
There is nothing quite so carefree and joyful as a puppy - but sadly, these lovable animals face some fairly steep odds here in the U.S. when it comes to being brought up in a loving home. National Puppy Day was established to shine a spotlight on the necessity for spaying and neutering, the issues of shelter overcrowding, and the high rates of euthanasia. On March 23rd, organizers encourage all prospective pet owners to go to a local shelter to pick out their new furry friend, or to consider donating if they cannot adopt.
Blossom Flower Shops' talented designers can create any custom floral design you need - from the whimsical to the beautiful! If you want to honor the pet owners in your life, come speak to us. Read More about Recognizing Those Who Adopt Puppies »
Posted by Kevin Kegan on March 7, 2017
| Last Updated: March 11, 2017
There are nearly 36 million people who claim Irish descent here in the United States - and virtually all of them are likely to be able to trace their roots back to their ancestors who arrived in the 1800's, primarily through New York and Boston. And although there is some debate as to which city hosted the very first St. Patrick's Day parade, there is no doubt that our area knows how to celebrate this day! The iconic St. Patrick's Day parade, which marches down Fifth Avenue past St. Patrick's Cathedral, is one of the largest events of its kind in the United States. And Blossom Flower Shops is right in the spirit of the holiday, with beautiful green florals and designs for this popular day. Everyone is Irish on March 17th - so while you are wearing your green, dress up your home or office as well!
Did You Know? St. Patrick was a Catholic missionary to Ireland, but he was not Irish. His given name was Maewyn Succat, and he was born in Great Britain. He came by his love for Ireland in a strange way - after having being kidnapped by pirates as a young man, they held him captive in the green countryside. Read More about Green Florals for St. Patrick’s Day »
When it is cold outside and there is snow on the ground, we often dream of springtime. The good news is, the season of warming trends and sunshine is quickly approaching - the even better news is that you can bring all the beauty of New York spring flowers into your home or office today, with a seasonal floral design from Blossom Flower Shops.
Fun Fact - Almost more eager than we are for the spring thaw is the delicate crocus. This small but mighty flower is one of the first harbingers of the imminent spring, many times even pushing up through snow cover in its haste to bloom! Read More about Seasonal Spring Flowers Have Arrived »
Posted by Kevin Kegan on February 16, 2017
| Last Updated: February 21, 2017
Mardi Gras dates back thousands of years to pagan celebrations of spring and fertility, When Rome adopted Christianity, the popular local traditions were integrated into the new faith. The wild revelry of Mardi Gras thus became a prelude to Lent, the 40 days of penance between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday. On the day before Ash Wednesday, revelers would feast on all of the meat, eggs, milk, and cheese they had in their homes to prepare for weeks of fasting, inspiring the name Fat Tuesday. Read More about Mardi Gras Festivities »
Posted by Kevin Kegan on February 10, 2017
| Last Updated: February 21, 2017
National Floral Design Day is a day set aside to recognize the contributions of the professional designers who work in our industry. In honor of the celebration, the team at Blossom Flower Shops would like to introduce you to one of our very talented designers, so that you can see the face behind many of our beautiful floral creations.
We'd like to introduce you to Sandra M. Read More about Floral Design Day – Meet Our Head Designer, Sandra »
Posted by Kevin Kegan on February 1, 2017
| Last Updated: February 22, 2017
On February 17th, we will observe National Acts of Kindness Day. Recognized internationally on different dates, the day was the brainchild of a New Zealand native who had the simple idea that he could make the world better place, one nice gesture at a time. The concept caught on immediately and raced around the world like wildfire. And although we have one special day set aside on the calendar, many people have embraced a lifestyle of making people smile. At Blossom Flower Shops, we are privileged to see and participate in acts of kindness all year long - and we look forward to helping you find creative ways to celebrate this wonderful day.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. - Aesop Read More about Sharing Random Acts of Kindness »
In February, romance is all around us, thanks largely to the observance of Valentine's Day. It seems weddings are on people's minds as well, prompting the National Association of Bridal Consultants to name the month as National Wedding Month. For those of us locked in frigid weather this month, that may seem odd - in fact, June, August, and September are the top three months for weddings. So why the designation for February? Turns out there are actually quite a few reasons. If you are planning a wedding in White Plains, Yonkers, or Westchester in 2017, you may be interested in these facts. And even if you have been married for a long time, National Wedding Month has some implications for you as well! No matter what your stage along love's journey, Blossom Flower Shops are the area's premier source for flowers.
Fun Wedding Fact: In America, we average 6,200 weddings per day! That adds up to approximately 2.4 million weddings per year. Read More about National Wedding Month is February »
Posted by Kevin Kegan on January 19, 2017
| Last Updated: January 25, 2017
There is a lot of love to go around on Valentine's Day, whether you are celebrating your sweetheart or making your Mom's day. Although romantic relationships dominate the day, studies show that many people send gifts and flowers to a wide variety of people. After all, what better day to show the special folks in your life how much you love them? Blossom Flower Shops has an extensive collection of gifts and flowers that will be perfect for everyone you love.
Your First Love: Your mom has always been there for you, through thick and thin. Imagine how excited she will be to receive an extravagant bouquet of flowers, whether roses, lilies, or a lavish mix of blooms. Read More about Celebrate All the Valentine’s Love »