Holiday Sensitivity and Sympathy

The holidays can bring joy and excitement to individuals and families, colleagues, friends, neighbors and couples everywhere. Merriment is in the air with music, snowflakes, colorful decorations and twinkling lights. Shopping, wrapping, mailing and baking are all part and parcel of the Christmas festivities.

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December 6, 2017 / Blooms Today

Happiness Happens Month is Here ~ in August!

From the first cry of a newborn baby to job satisfaction, joyful family events, good health or recovery, a fun movie or receiving a bouquet of fresh flowers from, happiness happens. August is Happiness Happens Month, and the idea is to recognize happiness in one’s life. It can be a general happiness with your social network, family relationships, volunteering, living situation, pets, work, hobbies or a host of things. Or it can be but a special, happy incident, as the Italian poet and author has quipped: “We do not remember days. We remember moments.”

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August 10, 2017 / Blooms Today

Where Trees Live On … Expressing Sympathy

When someone passes away, emotions range from disbelief and despair to sadness and sorrow. Even in bittersweet circumstances, there’s an emotional toll that leaves a hole in someone’s heart. Beautiful, fresh flowers bring an all natural elegance to the funeral setting, family, close friends and home environment. And trees live on … practically memorializing someone special for years, maybe even a century or more.

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March 22, 2017 / Blooms Today

Big, Bold and Beautiful ~ Sunflowers

Native to North America and cherished for its immense blossoms, as well as oil and seeds, the sunflower is one of the largest, most beautiful and easily recognized flowers. The buds follow the movement of the sun from dawn to sunset, and once in full bloom, the flower faces east. Many of the cultivated varieties have one blossom per stem, and wild sunflowers have several. Kansas is the Sunflower State for its abundance of multiple-headed plants, so much so that it is considered a weed.

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July 12, 2016 / Blooms Today

Remember the Shut-ins All Summer Long ~ with Flowers

If you are out and about in the sunshine, at the beach, mowing the grass, walking the dog, going shopping, hiking, taking in a ball game, swimming, bicycling, boating, vacationing ~ even standing at your backyard grill surrounded by family and friends for a BBQ, you are more fortunate than someone looking at the same four walls day in and day out.

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July 7, 2016 / Blooms Today

The Etiquette Behind Sending Sympathy Flowers

Losing someone close is very hard, full of strong emotions of sadness and grief. A popular and often appreciated method of expressing your condolences to someone in mourning is by sending flowers to let them know you care. But, what flowers are appropriate to send in order to convey a message of comfort such as this? Is there a certain etiquette that oone should follow? In this blog, you will find out what you need to know about sending sympathy flowers and the best way to do it.

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May 30, 2014 / Blooms Today
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