We here at Marco Island Florist are on top of all the trends, as much as we cherish the classic styles. We know that what lies ahead breathes new life into our floral work, even as our traditional faves keep it grounded. To that end, we welcome the insight that International Floral Distributors' annual trend report brings. Among the four distinct design approaches identified, we've singled out one to focus on in this week's blog. Why? Because it's so much fun. Read More about 2018’s Vivid and Folksy Flowers »
Flowers are a big deal during the winter holidays. Surprised? Don't be. Christmas and Hanukkah flower purchases account for 30% of all holiday flower sales each year, a figure that reflects the fact that we dress our tables, mantles and doors with fresh blooms, bold poinsettias and fragrant winter greens.
Marco Island Florist's Holiday Gift Guide showcases the outstanding array of arrangements and designs available during the season, making it easy for you to select just the right gift for your loved one or yourself. Read More about Holiday Gift Guide Highlights »
Secret Santa, a gift swap that hinges on the giver concealing his identity from the recipient, has a mysterious background. As best we can tell, our modern version is an import from Scandinavia, where custom held that givers should go around knocking on doors and dropping presents at them (or in some cases, throwing them into the house!), all without being seen. Similar gift exchange traditions exist in Germany, Latin America, the Philippines, Ireland . . . You name it. It seems we can't get enough of the anonymous gift exchange, and we at Marco Island Florist are no different. Read More about Yummy Secret Santa Gifts »
Love giving? So do we. November 28 is Giving Tuesday, a global initiative to promote charitable giving across the world, and we at Marco Island Florist are here for it.
We make it easy to give to our Marco Island community year round, supporting some of our most deserving institutions and organizations. It's as easy as making a gift of flowers to someone near and dear to your heart. Read More about Giving Tuesday is For Gift Lovers »
Brighten up your office this holiday season with some magical floral decor that goes well beyond the poinsettia variety.
There's a lot of fun to be had hanging the tinsel garlands and decking out the Christmas tree with your team. Doing so builds workplace morale and gives everyone a break from seasonal stress. One way to add to the cheer is to put out some fresh blooms in holiday colors, or to gift your coworkers and colleagues with a bouquet that can grace their desks and remind them that you're grateful for their efforts. Read More about Merry and Bright Holiday Office Decor »
With all that goes on at Thanksgiving - especially if you're hosting it - it can be hard to stay centered and remember what the holiday is about. Amid the hustle and bustle of grocery shopping, planning, organizing and cooking, we can forget to take a minute to appreciate what's around us. Know what helps? Flowers.
The centerpiece you put at the heart of your Thanksgiving table is often the last thing you add to it before the food and the people. It represents the beauty and bounty of the season, offering you and your guests something lovely to focus on as you eat, chat and share your blessings. Given its significance, we at Marco Island Florist think your centerpiece is something you should choose with a lot of care and attention. Read More about The Centerpiece at the Heart of the Table »
Where will you be this Thanksgiving?
If you're like 50 million Americans last year, it won't be at your own table but at someone else's. And in that case, you're going to need a host or hostess gift. There's no gesture more lovely - or timeless, this is an old tradition - than sending a vase full of fresh flowers to the people who are hosting you in their home for the holiday. Whether you send the item in advance or just after Thanksgiving, as is customary, we here at Marco Island Florist know your hosts will be moved at the gesture. Read More about Gorgeous Blooms for the Host »
Every year on or around November 11, we celebrate Veterans Day, a time to express our gratitude for our U.S. military veterans and to acknowledge their service to country. We do this through parades, parties and observances. We commemorate the occasion in our homes, spending time with our favorite vets. And yet, many of us are far away from the veterans in our family or the ones we've come to know throughout the years. And in that case, we at Marco Island Florist suggest you send a bouquet of bright blooms, straight from the Sunshine State. Read More about Bright Blooms for Bold Veterans »
Let's face it, we're all thinking about what we're going to put on our dining room tables as the holidays approach. Now that we're solidly in the midst of Fall - even if it doesn't feel like it outside - it's time to talk about our harvest decor. Along with polishing the silver and stocking the pantry, we need to think about how we'll decorate our tables. We at Marco Island Florist Home & Gifts have an inkling of what you may be looking for, and it involves November's official flower: the mum. Read More about Centering on Mums »
We may be in the subtropics, but that doesn't mean we can't get our fall on. Harvest florals and bewitching designs look just right here too, whether we put them on our doorstep with the pumpkins, place them on the lanai table or keep them indoors in the dining room. Marco Island Florist Home & Gifts is getting in on the autumnal action with a variety of spirited designs that capture the best of the season. Read More about Harvest Florals & Bewitching Designs »