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 »
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 »
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 »
Valentine's Day is all about expressing your love, and giving flowers is the number one way that we choose to do so. In fact, 61% of respondents to a recent survey said that they planned to have their sweetheart's favorite bouquet delivered to them on February 14th, making floral bouquets the top gift for the holiday. Whether you are embarking on a new romantic adventure or have been together for a lifetime, you can find the perfect way to convey your affection right here at Blossom Flower Shops.
For those reveling in a new romance, flowers are a given, but red roses may not be the most appropriate choice. Read More about Floral Bouquets Straight from Your Heart »
The holidays continue, with Christmas behind us and a brand new year stretching out in front. It hardly seems possible that we are already saying goodbye to 2016, but sure enough, here we are - preparing for the big party. If you are hosting, going to a friends house, or meeting loved ones at an event - flowers are a beautiful way to celebrate Auld Lang Syne. And Blossom Flower Shops are here to provide all the festive ambiance.
Resolve to Keep Your Resolution! Experts tell us that only 10-12% of people actually keep their New Year's resolutions. This year, resolve to let the people in your life how much they mean to you. Birthdays, anniversaries, or "just because", we can help you by reminding you that it is time to order beautiful flowers! Read More about Decorate for the New Year »
Did you ever wonder how the poinsettia became the official flower of Christmas? The legend begins in Mexico, which is where the poinsettia was originally discovered. The Mexican legend of the poinsettia tells the story of a… Read More about The Tradition of the Poinsettia »
Creating a Secret Santa exchange at your place of business - or even among your friends - is a great way to embrace the joy of holiday gift giving without breaking the budget. The rules of engagement differ from place to place - some give a series of small gifts throughout a set time frame, others add a final large gift at a party or gathering. For those looking for Secret Santa gifts that aren't trite and overdone, Blossom Flower Shops has the ideas to inspire you. Read More about Unique Secret Santa Gifts »
There are several pieces of holiday decor that have become synonymous with the Christmas holiday. The Christmas tree, the poinsettia, and the wreath share the honor of our favorite iconic symbols - and the holiday just wouldn't be the same without them. At Blossom Flower Shops, we love everything about this season - especially creating custom wreaths for our friends and clients in Yonkers, White Plains and throughout Westchester. What can we create for you this Christmas? Read More about Custom Wreaths for your Holiday »
Thanksgiving is a time of many traditions and customs, but none is more treasured than the holiday meal. Gathering around the table with our favorite people - and eating our favorite foods - makes for a wonderful time of love, friendship, and laughter. With all the time and effort you put into serving a delicious meal, shouldn't your holiday table look just as spectacular? This year, choose a hand-crafted centerpiece from the professional designers at Blossom Flower Shops and start a new and beautiful Thanksgiving tradition. Read More about A Beautiful Holiday Table for Thanksgiving »
The magic of the holiday season is most often expressed in the decor that surrounds us. From natural evergreen wreaths on the front door to Christmas trees in the lobby, there are many ways that White Plains and Yonkers companies showcase their holiday spirit - and Blossom Flower Shops have been privileged to be their source for all things Christmas since 1925. we offer gorgeous designs combined with exceptional customer service - an unbeatable combination, and a guarantee that your holidays will be merry and bright. Read More about Corporate Gift Giving for the Season »