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Veterans Day: Honoring the Brave

At the 11th hour of the 11th day in the 11th month of 1918, the big battles of World War I were halted, marking the conclusion of what was thought to be “the war to end all wars.” If only. The following year, President Woodrow Wilson, the 28th president of the United States and previous president of Princeton University, proclaimed November 11 as the first holiday to “be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice … .”

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November 7, 2017 / Blooms Today
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Fall Flower Show in a Vase

The colors of the harvest season are some of nature’s most beautiful for their depth and richness. They are found in the falling leaves as well as in myriad gemstones and fresh flowers. Consider the brilliant, crimson reds of rubies and garnets, exciting oranges of coral, fire opal and agate, along with lovely yellows in citrine and yellow diamonds.

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September 20, 2017 / Blooms Today
Patriot-Day

Remembering Grandparents and 9-11

September 10 and 11 this year present wonderful opportunities to send flowers, with love. National Grandparent’s Day on the 10th is a sweet occasion to honor one or all of your grandparents or older folks who have been like surrogate grand people in your life.

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September 5, 2017 / Blooms Today
Friendship-Day

Friendship Day

Having friends is one of the greatest joys on the planet. They come in all shapes and sizes in all kinds of places and creep into your heart and soul with unconditional acceptance. The value of special people in our lives prompted Friendship Day, which was designated a holiday by a Proclamation of the U.S. Congress in 1935. It falls annually on the first Sunday in August, which this year is Aug. 6.

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August 2, 2017 / Blooms Today
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National Parents Day: An Opportunity to Acknowledge Extraordinary Role

Take a moment to consider honoring your parents and/or others who have provided parent-like guidance, patience and love. Bloomstoday.com is a wonderful starting point for sending gratitude mixed with love and appreciation. Here you’ll find the very best in fresh flowers of many colors, textures and sizes — something-for-everyone on your special parent list!

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July 19, 2017 / Blooms Today
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U.S. Flag and U.S. Armed Forces Flags in Flowers: Flag Day is June 14

Flag Day caught on first in elementary schools, and in 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation establishing Flag Day as June 14. The date was finally signed into legislation by President Harry S. Truman in 1949. Bloomstoday.com offers several patriotic bouquets to honor patriotism, service, love of country and branches of the Armed Forces. The FTD® floral arrangements include:

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June 7, 2017 / Blooms Today
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Flowers, Food and Fresh Air: Outdoor Entertaining Extraordinaire

Blurring the lines between indoors and outside is easy for summer entertaining and relaxing. With the wide range of all-weather materials for furniture and accessories, outdoor space is taking on the look and feel of the interior with the bonus of fresh air, breezes, sunshine and lightning bugs. And every single entertaining event is enhanced with colorful, fresh flowers from bloomstoday.com.

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May 31, 2017 / Blooms Today
Arbor-Day

Arbor Day ~ Friday, April 28

The cultivation of flowers and trees is the cultivation of the good, the beautiful and the ennobling in man, and for one, I wish to see this culture become universal.” Arbor Day … which has already transplanted itself … to every state in the American Union and has even been adopted in foreign lands … is not like other holidays. Each of those reposes on the past, while Arbor Day proposes for the future. — J. Sterling Morton

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April 27, 2017 / Blooms Today
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Administrative Professionals Day ~ April 26

Behind every great one of these [fill in the blank] is a great one of these [administrative professional]. They are the glue that keeps the place together, like the mortar that holds the bricks from sliding. They are the ones who get things done. They are diligent in their pursuit of operating an office, a building, a shop, a company, a warehouse, a household like a well-oiled machine. They. Are. Administrative. Professionals. Without which … well, we won’t go there.

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April 20, 2017 / Blooms Today
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Thanksgiving Centerpieces and More

The ubiquitous autumn floral centerpiece, with or without candles and a glass hurricane, in a vase, woven seagrass cornucopia, glass lantern or basket, is imperative throughout the long Thanksgiving weekend. The really cool part of centerpieces is their versatility in placement and arrangement. The “center” part of a bloomstoday.com Thanksgiving centerpiece is not relegated to the center of anything, and can be expanded or positioned elsewhere with a little imagination.

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November 8, 2016 / Blooms Today
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