Thanksgiving – Originally from the European Harvest Festival, a celebration of the fruitful harvests in the Fall, by the sharing of food with family and friends in the community. Although the date of the celebration has changed over the years, the tradition has continued. It is still a time for sharing a meal with friends and family, reflecting on all that we have to be thankful for.
After a busy week of preparing Thanksgiving flowers for our customers, Frans and I relax and enjoy the warmth and comfort of home. Sitting around the fireplace with family and friends, playing games and of course a great meal!!
Saying “Thank you” with flowers?
What flowers are appropriate for Thanksgiving?? Anything goes! From elegant white, warm and vibrant, to a bright, cheerful bouquet.
If you are hosting a dinner choose some flowers that compliment your table décor or that just make you feel good!! A bunch of flowers, mixed bouquet or maybe some gourds to create a central focal point to your table. Don’t forget you want to be able to see your guests!! Cut the flowers down short and put in a 4″ – 6″ vase. This also gives the flowers a fuller look and typically extends their life (if the water is kept full and clean).
If you are going for dinner you can’t go wrong with a beautiful mixed flower bouquet – maybe with a wheat stem, bull rushes or grasses to give a feel of “harvest” while adding a cute accent to the bouquet!! Make sure your host gives the stems a fresh diagonal cut and places them in fresh water with the flower food!.
So – whether you are going out for dinner, hosting in your home or just having a quiet day, enjoy the time off to give Thanks and reflect on your year.
“Bring a Smile” to your Thanksgiving with a special Frans’ Flowers bouquet!