So you're going somewhere else for Thanksgiving. You're in good company. Nearly 50 million people traveled 50 miles or more to break bread at someone else's table last Thanksgiving in the U.S. And while you may be transporting an item for the table if you're driving - or just yourself if you're flying - one thing's for sure: a host or hostess gift is in order.
At Blossom Flower Shops, we're not going to talk you down from the instinct to bring or send flowers. Certainly, a beautiful display of blooms makes a fresh and vital point about your gratitude. On the other hand, in these cold months, something a little more green (and a little more accommodating to all tastes and preferences) might be just the thing. Read More about Green Gifts for the Host »
On November 11, 1919, President Woodrow Wilson made the first official statement about Veterans Day, which was then known as "Armistice Day" because it commemorated the resolution of WWI a year earlier. In it he described the U.S. as being "filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service" and called the victory an opportunity for America "to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of nations."
Since then, Veterans Day has been a time to shower our vets with honor and gratitude, a thing we at Blossom Flower Shops know a little about. And yes, we do have the perfect piece for Veterans Day. Read More about The Perfect Piece for Veterans Day »
We think of mums as being a lush display of golden blooms set in a pot or container suited for the doorstep. But November's flower is so much more. At Blossom Flower Shops, we're presenting stylish mums for Fall in the hopes that you bring this hardy perennial indoors for a touch of elegance and artfulness. Read More about Stylish Mums for Fall »
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 »
Flowers are used for many purposes - we send bouquets for birthdays, arrangements for sympathy, and designs for congratulations. But sometimes, we love the idea of simply enjoying fall flowers for the sake of their beauty and aesthetic. This season, we celebrate the creativity of floral design, as evidenced in the artistry of the floral design experts at Blossom Flower Shops.
From Yonkers to White Plains, we are your local source for all things floral! Read More about Fun Design Featuring Fall Flowers »
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 »