We here at Blossom Flower Shops are excited to bring you some standout arrangements from this year's Holiday Gift Guide, which features a veritable Santa's workshop of unique arrangements, plants and gifts to cover everyone on your gift list this year. The winter holidays offer us the chance to build texture, color and other natural accents into our designs, given the season's emphasis on lavish displays and decor. We have fun with our flowers, and know you'll find something special in our guide's pages as you're making your list and checking it twice. Read More about Standouts From Our Holiday Gift Guide »
Do you love Secret Santa as much as we here at Blossom Flower Shops do? We're hoping so, because this holiday gift swap - part of a family of such games, along with Yankee Swap, White Elephant, even Conspiracy Santa - is a whole bunch of fun. And if you aren't familiar with how it works, allow us to give you a primer. Basically, your group comes together to draw names. Whoever you draw is the person you'll be buying a (usually price-capped) gift for. The fun part? You won't tell them you're the giver. Well, not if you can help it (and you should!) Read More about Secret Santa Gifts They’ll Swoon Over »
Posted by Kevin Kegan on December 1, 2017
Call this "In Praise of the Poinsettia: Office Edition."
We know what you're thinking - what more do I need to know about bringing a poinsettia to the office? We here at Blossom Flower Shops are here to show you how to embellish on this tried-and-true holiday plant. First things first: poinsettias are tropicals, so yes, they enjoy sunlight. Take stock of your workplace and assess where you might put a fresh batch of red beauties so that they'll last through the season. Read More about Perfect Poinsettia Looks for Your Office »
If you're hosting Thanksgiving this year, you're going to need some flowers.
Maybe you expected us to say "turkey, sides and a flat screen with football queued up," but allow us at Blossom Flower Shops to direct your attention elsewhere. Specifically, toward a drop-dead gorgeous centerpiece, which should sit proudly at the heart of your dining table for all to see and enjoy. That's a tall order, we know. Read More about Thanksgiving Centerpieces with Panache »
The origins of holidays and observances are often very different than you might expect. But in the case of Sweetest Day, its humble beginnings come from one of the very sweetest things you can do - give candy to someone who is having a rough time.
In the early 1900's, a group of candy executives got together and donated approximately 26,000 boxes of chocolates and other sweet treats to widows, orphans, and shut-ins. The publicity stunt was presented as a new yearly event, but cynics noted that it was little more than the companies looking to establish a new holiday which benefited their pocketbooks. Regardless of intentions, the Sweetest Day is still observed over 100 years later, especially in the Midwest and Northeast. However, the modern version entails doing anything nice for someone who may need support and encouragement. Blossom Flowers Shops has the flowers, candy & gift ideas you'll need to lift their spirits. Read More about Sweet Gestures on Sweetest Day »
Posted by Kevin Kegan on October 7, 2017
| Last Updated: October 20, 2017
Halloween isn't necessarily known for its beauty, but the latest floral designs are about to change all that. Blossom Flower Shops is at the fore of a growing movement to showcase hauntingly beautiful Halloween flowers. Whether you want to spruce up your doorstep for the trick-or-treaters or treat a loved one to a fresh bouquet of gloriously ghostly blooms, there's a surprising number of options available in every harvest hue. Read More about Hauntingly Beautiful Halloween Flowers »
Posted by Kevin Kegan on October 4, 2017
| Last Updated: October 20, 2017
Is there anyone in our lives who hold a more special place than grandparents? No matter what name we give them, or where they live - we cherish these very special members of the family. That is why setting aside a day to celebrate them seems like a great idea to us!
Grandparents Day is September 10 and was originally the idea of a woman named Marian McQuade. A mother and grandmother herself, Marian didn't envision a commercial holiday, rather she thought that a day to bring the generations together would allow us to share stories, impart wisdom and teach history. It was also an opportunity for younger generations to show respect, love, and gratitude to their families. Blossom Flower Shops appreciates the idea of bringing people together and celebrating family, and have the perfect Grandparents Day flowers for the occasion. Read More about Grandparents Day Flowers »
Posted by Kevin Kegan on August 23, 2017
| Last Updated: October 20, 2017
The Fourth of July is one of those holidays that evokes many special memories - no matter where in the country you grew up, you likely remember family picnics, local parades, sparklers for the kids, and fireworks that lit up the sky. Once again this month, the entire nation will break out the red, white and blue and celebrate the birth of our nation and the freedoms we enjoy. And no matter how you will be celebrating this special day, July 4th flowers can add color and beauty. Use them as a centerpiece for your Yonkers barbecue, give them to the hostess of the party you are attending, or give a tribute bouquet to a brave veteran.
You can trust the floral designers at Blossom Flower Shops to create the patriotic displays and elegant bouquets that will add style and grace to your holiday events. Read More about July 4th Flowers and Celebrations »
Posted by Kevin Kegan on June 20, 2017
| Last Updated: June 21, 2017
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Father's Day is observed on the third Sunday of June each year, and affords each of us the chance to celebrate the funniest, sweetest, most caring, smartest and hardest working Dad in the world - our own! And although most fathers will tell you that they don't need any accolades, we think it is important to recognize the men who have made such a significant impact on our lives. In order to help to honor these amazing guys, Blossom Flower Shops would like to offer a few fun facts that you may find interesting. Read More about Father’s Day Plants & Gifts »
Posted by Kevin Kegan on May 25, 2017
| Last Updated: May 28, 2017
"They hover as a cloud of witnesses above this Nation." - Henry Ward Beecher
There are few days more somber in meaning than Memorial Day. And although many see the holiday as a time for barbecues and time off with friends, many still take the time to honor the sacrifices of those heroes and patriots who have gone before us. Whether to decorate a grave site - or to send a bouquet to a family still grieving a loss - you can trust the team at Blossom Flower Shops to design and deliver Memorial Day flowers which properly recognize and honor them. Read More about Memorial Day Flowers & Arrangements »
Posted by Kevin Kegan on May 17, 2017
| Last Updated: May 18, 2017