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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
"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 »
At Blossom Flower Shops, we love our Moms as much as you do. That's why we put so much effort, passion and creativity into designing the beautiful floral designs in our Mother's Day collection - we are dedicated to showing Moms across the area just how special they are.
In honor of this special day, we asked Carly about the unique mother-daughter teams at Blossom Flower Shops. These ladies work side-by-side every day to bring you the most beautiful bouquets and arrangements in Yonkers and White Plains. Here is just one of our own personal Mother's Day stories Read More about Mother’s Day Stories – From the Blossom Team »
The concept of Mother's Day has been around for thousands of years, stretching back to ancient Greece and Rome. Those societies esteemed the matriarchs of the family and were also known to offer flowers as a sign of love and honor. In the 1600's, Western Europe celebrated "Mothering Sunday", which was actually a call to return to one's "mother church". However, it evolved into a celebration of mothers and their children, who would traditionally pick flowers on the way to church to give to their mothers. It wasn't until 1908, however, that Mother's Day appeared in the United States, championed by a woman named Anna Jarvis.
The affiliation between mothers and flowers has persisted through the years. In fact, Mother's Day is one of the biggest annual holidays in terms of flowers purchased. Of course, Blossom Flower Shops have always embraced the time-honored tradition of giving flowers as gifts; and in observance of Mother's Day, we have assembled a collection of luxurious and elegant flowers for Mom which we are confident she will love. Here are a few of our favorite Mother's Day arrangements, because one thing hasn't changed over the years - our Moms deserve the very best. Read More about Flowers for Mom on Mother’s Day »