It is estimated that we spend between 25% and 35% of love's waking hours working. With such a large portion of our existence involving the workplace, it is easy to see why a great boss can make such a huge difference. In 1958, Chicago State Farm Insurance employee Patricia Bays Haroski was so inspired by her boss that she petitioned the government to set aside October 16 (her dad's birthday) as a day to recognize supervisors and employers who were doing a great job; in 1962, Illinois governor Otto Kerner made it official.
At Blossom Flower Shops, we help you are year round in recognizing amazing people from Yonkers to White Plains. On National Boss's Day, we are here to help you to thank those leaders who make work a great place to be. Read More about Boss’s Day Plants & Gifts
Even with the temperatures dropping, the colors of autumn tend to warm things up a bit - their fiery colors and warm hospitality are perfect to decorate our homes for the season. The experts at Blossom Flower Shops are inspired both by the radiant foliage and the rich tones of fall seasonal flowers and have created an online collection designed to bring this ambiance into your space. Read More about Harvest and Fall Seasonal Flowers
Experts estimate that this year, nearly 50 million people will relocate to a new residence. That means that many more people will have new neighbors as well! If someone new recently settled into your neighborhood, you may want to make them feel at home with a friendly smile and a beautiful gift from Blossom Flower Shops.
Interesting Trivia: Housewarming gifts are so named because, in the days before electricity, a family moving into a new home would receive armloads of firewood from friends and neighbors, in order to keep their house warm through the winter. Read More about Flowers & Plants for Housewarming Gifts
Corsages and boutonnieres date back to the early 1800’s, but that doesn’t mean that your homecoming flowers have to be old-fashioned! In fact, the floral designers at Blossom Flower Shops are dedicated to creating contemporary, unique florals which… Read More about Choosing Formal Flowers for Homecoming
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
When it comes to birthday bouquets, inspiration can come from anywhere. You may wish to celebrate September birthdays with their favorite flowers, or perhaps a balloon arrangement captures the essence of their fun personality. You may send a lavish design showcasing their favorite color - or you may opt to take a more traditional route. The birth flower of September is the aster, and the birthstone is the sapphire. Both of these can provide a great starting point for creating a gift flower.com/gifts/balloothey will love.
The team at Blossom Flower Shops loves to create beautiful bouquets and arrangements for every occasion. but there is just something special about a birthday. This month, consider sending sapphire blue flowers or colorful fall asters to honor your loved one's big day. Read More about Floral Bouquets for September Birthdays
Every day, most of us follow a practice routine. We have habits and appointments, rituals and schedules. Our days are sectioned out in day planners and organizers - but did you ever wish you could just break free for a few hours? August 27th gives us a great opportunity to do something "just because" - no rhyme, no reason, and no agenda. Whether you want to play hookey from work, indulge in a guilty pleasure at your favorite restaurant, or to surprise someone with flowers, Just Because Day is your chance. The team at Blossom Flower Shops thinks we all need a little more spontaneity in our lives!
Giving flowers is often tied to a specific event, milestone or occasion - so have an arrangement delivered "just because" is a gorgeous way to not only change things up a bit but to bring a smile to someone's face - even your own! Read More about Delivering Flowers Just Because
When you think of flowers and romance, you may think of your anniversary or Valentine's Day. But did you know that the entire month of August is dedicated to romance as well? What an awesome opportunity to surprise the one you love with an expression of devotion and passion, when they least expect it. Blossom Flower Shops are here to help you to celebrate your love all year round, with flowers and gifts sure to make their heart flutter. But for National Romance Month, we thought we would share a few facts about romance that you may find interesting.
Will You Marry Me? The very first diamond engagement ring was reportedly given by the Archduke Maximillian of Austria to his intended, Mary of Burgundy. The year was 1477. Since then there have been many traditions surrounding engagements, but many have been falling by the wayside in recent years. For instance, only one in five men will drop to one knee to pop the question; and less than 5% of prospective brides or grooms seek the approval of their parents before getting engaged. Read More about Romance Month Flowers & Gifts
Life is full of joyful experiences and occasions, but sometimes sad times come. When a loved one or close friend passes away, the team at Blossom Flower Shops are here to assist you in choosing the most appropriate and meaningful sympathy flowers.
The lily is the one of the flower varieties often associated with memorial services and funerals, as they represent the purity and innocence which the departed is thought to have regained. Roses also make meaningful funeral flowers. White roses signify reverence, while red roses express love, respect and courage. Pink roses, often used for mothers and grandmothers, represent love, grace and gratitude.
Did You Know? When you include a single rose in a bouquet it expresses enduring love for the deceased. Read More about Choosing Appropriate Sympathy Flowers
They say that on the first day of kindergarten, the kids are crying - and on the first day of college, the parents are crying. Truth is, sending a student off to college for the first time can be a tough transition for all involved, but the experts at Blossom Flower Shops have a few ideas for gifts that may help. Over the years we have helped many of our Yonkers and White Plains friends and family make life's events a little easier, with plants, flowers, and gifts that express your love. Read More about Flowers & Plants for College Dorms