Posts Tagged ‘Mother’s Day’

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Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14. It’s no surprise flowers are a popular gift for mom! There is nothing like a gift of flowers to show mom she is special and appreciated. The beauty and ephemeral nature of flowers are a unique investment in memories. According to research, 77 percent of women can remember the last time they received flowers. Plus, receiving flowers — and just being around flowers — have so many wonderful emotional health benefits. A study by Rutgers University shows flowers create instant delight and increase enjoyment and life satisfaction. Who wouldn’t want that for mom?

How do you pick the best flowers for mom? That’s easy. Call your local professional florist who can customize the flowers to match your mom’s personality and style. Here are some ideas:

Colorful Mom: She brings fun and energy wherever she goes.

Mother's Day Flowers - Photo Courtesy David Kesler, Floral Design Institute, Inc., in Portland, Oregon

Mother's Day Flowers - Kandinsky — Dr. Delphinium Designs in Dallas www.drdelphinium.com

Mother's Day Flowers - Hawaiian Tropical — Leanne and David Kesler, Floral Design Institute, Inc., in Portland, Ore.

Trendy Mom: She deserves flowers that are as cool as she is.

Mother's Day Flowers - O'Keefe — Dr. Delphinium Designs in Dallas www.drdelphinium.com
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— Photo Courtesy Brian Wheat, AAF, PFCI, of Lafayette Florist, Gift Shop & Garden Center in Lafayette, Colorado. http://www.lafayetteflorist.com/It was Abraham Lincoln who said, “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mom.”

Every May, we celebrate Mother’s Day in the United States, honoring one’s mother, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society. The tradition started in 1908 when Anna Jarvis from Grafton, West Virginia, held a memorial for her mother at church. She campaigned for years to make “Mother’s Day” a recognized holiday.

Finally in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation that designated Mother’s Day to be a national holiday to honor mothers on the second Sunday in May — this year May 8.

Mother’s Day remains one of the most traditional holidays we celebrate in the United States, with the giving of flowers and greeting cards. It’s also the biggest holiday for long-distance phone calls. Read More

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If you don’t know her favorite flower, choose a fabulous millefleur arrangement so you can give her one of every flower available. Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 8, don’t forget!) is just around the corner. Planning ahead (do it now!) will make for a perfect day. It might not be picture perfect. It might even be a little unconventional. It might not even be celebrated on the day itself. But, it can be perfectly grand if you plan for it.

First, let’s talk about what not to do. This is not a holiday to be an overachiever. Mom is not going to be thrilled with a stressed out child. This is not a holiday to take over the kitchen, yard or house and leave a mess. If you make breakfast, clean up. If you plant flowers, water them and sweep away the debris. In fact, if you were to clean the house and fill it with flowers, you might just be the favorite child forever.

Now, back to the five steps for creating the perfect Mother’s Day.  Read More

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Flowers for Mom

by Carol Caggiano on May 6, 2015 at 8:44 am

DandelionGirlWhen I was a little girl I remember picking dandelions, bringing them inside the house and presenting them to my mom with such pride. She would smile as only a mother can, touched by the simple gesture. She would make a big fuss, getting a vase out of the cabinet and arranging those few straggly flowers as if they were exotic orchids. As I became a little older, I graduated to the neighbor’s rose bush where I would select a few blooms to again present to mom.

Looking back, it’s so very interesting that even as small children we instinctively gravitated to flowers when it came to showing love and affection. We learned from experience that whenever we gave someone flowers, they were happy and it made us feel special. We felt like “heroes.” Through the experiences of our youth, we learned that flowers brought radiating smiles to the faces of those we cared about. Whether it was a single bloom or lovely bouquet, the reaction was the same, complete and spontaneous joy.

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s a perfect time to once again present mom, grandma or any special lady in your life with flowers to show you care. The really nice thing about Mother’s Day is that it arrives on the heels of spring with so many lovely flowers readily available. Peonies, lilac, lisianthus, hydrangea, tulips and of course roses fill the local flower shops just ready to create that very special bouquet.

Lush purples, lavenders and pinks are often the colors chosen for Mother’s Day bouquets, but the sky’s the limit and whatever colors your mom loves are the right colors. Read More

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Carnation-DonPedro-FlorigeneEvery year on the second Sunday in May, children of all ages celebrate their mothers. Flowers, breakfast in bed and homemade gifts are among some of the things children do to show their moms how much they are appreciated.

Did you know that the carnation is the official flower of Mother’s Day? Why you ask? Well, read on and I will tell you.

The history of Mother’s Day is fascinating. Starting in England during the 18th century, the household servants of the rich were given “Mothering Sunday” to return home to be with their mothers. This came to an end during the Industrial Revolution and it was re-established during the 20th century.

Mizuki-GoldenFlowers-Photoby-BetsyHansenFor the US and Canada, however, it was not until the 1900s that Mother’s Day became a recognized holiday. Anna Jarvis worked in her mother’s garden where her mom grew her favorite flower, the white carnation. After her mother passed on May 5, 1905, Anna swore an oath at her mother’s grave site that she would dedicate one day that honors all mothers, both alive and deceased. She asked the minister at her church to give a sermon in her mother’s memory and called it a special Mother’s Day service. They did this for 5 years on the same Sunday in May until in 1910 when the governor of West Virginia proclaimed Mother’s Day to be the second Sunday in May every year. In 1914, a bill passed through Congress proclaiming the second Sunday in May to be a National Holiday for Mother’s Day and was signed by President Woodrow Wilson.

Style: "Agfa"The carnation is still a popular flower for Mother’s Day. Churches buy red or pink for the mothers that are alive, and white carnations to give those who have lost a mother.

That being said, flowers of all varieties are being asked for. Children want to send their mom their favorite color or their favorite flower if it is not a carnation. Talking with your florist about your mom’s personality is a great way to customize a bouquet. Perhaps gardening is her passion? Your florist can create a garden-style arrangement to make her smile. Is she classic and sophisticated? Lilies, orchids or roses might do the trick. Florists are a great resource to create that extra special flower design for your mom. Be sure to order early so that you get what you want. Read More