As Memorial Day is upon us we think about that occasional need for sympathy or funeral flowers. While this is a difficult time, often sending flowers to a grieving family can be a source of comfort and show of sympathy for the pain and loss they are enduring. The floral designers at Marco Island Florist have a variety of funeral flowers as well as sympathy flowers that are appropriate to send during this time of mourning. Take a look at our collection and find something you know will lift hearts and comfort those who are grieving. Read More about Send Soothing Sympathy Flowers »
Memorial Day is almost upon us, indicating the beginning of all things summer! Days are longer, feet are sandier, and dinner becomes an outdoor affair. Even our homes begin to lighten up as we prepare for the heat and light of summertime. Blankets are replaced with airy throw pillows, ceiling fans stir the air and sunshine floods brightly through the windows. But why stop there? Why not accent the light, airy feeling of summer in your own home with fresh flowers? Marco Island Florist knows better than anyone how to brighten any room quickly with our colorful summer arrangements. Our vast assortment of bouquets creates endless combinations that will top off your home’s fresh summer look. Read More about A Memorable Memorial Day »
Memorial Day has been observed since the end of the Civil War, undergoing some changes along the way. It was known as Decoration Day for a good part of its existence, but the name was changed to Memorial Day when it was made a national holiday in 1971. After World War I, a poem was written by a soldier recounting his experiences in battle. In Flanders Fields hauntingly spoke of the red poppies growing among the soldier's graves.
"In Flanders fields the poppies blow between the crosses, row on row..."
And while the red poppy has enjoyed many years as an official emblem of the holiday, they are not given out as fresh flowers. If you would like to send flowers to the loved ones of someone who is deceased - or deliver an appropriate floral display to a grave site - you can trust the expert designers at Marco Island Florist Home & Gifts to create something patriotic and poignant. Read More about Memorial Day Floral Designs & Bouquets »