Housewarming parties may not be as popular as they once were, but delivering a housewarming gift to a neighbor's front door is still a meaningful way to welcome new arrivals. When relocating to a different neighborhood, people may feel a bit unsure, disoriented or stressed - and your friendly smile at their front door is guaranteed to make them feel better! Whether you offer to help unload boxes, cook them a meal, or present them with something beautiful from Marco Island Florist Home & Gifts, your act of kindness will go a long way. And who knows? This may be the beginning of a beautiful friendship!
A Literal Housewarming: The word "housewarming" is no accident - before electricity heated our homes, friends and relatives would visit new homeowners bearing gifts of firewood to keep the house cozy throughout the winter months. Read More about Giving Flowers to Welcome New Neighbors
The homecoming dance is a tradition that has survived for over a century of societal changes. Along with the football game and parades, the formal dance is a cherished custom at high schools and universities alike.
The homecoming dance wouldn't be the same without elegant, sophisticated, trendy or fun florals - for corsages and boutonnieres that will turn heads and make memories, call Marco Island Florist Home & Gifts. Read More about Flowers to Wear to the Homecoming Dance
They are the best babysitters, our closest confidantes, and our staunchest allies. On September 10, we have the opportunity to thank the very special people who love us the most - our grandparents! Grandparents Day is a time set aside to honor the multi-generational relationships that make up our families, and that make life so special. Originally established in 1978, Grandparents Day celebrations were meant to include reunions and gatherings, and to promote the sharing of stories about family history and legacy.
The day is also the perfect opportunity for us to honor these amazing matriarchs and patriarchs - after all, there is no one like a grandparent. The floral designers at Marco Island Florist Home & Gifts have compiled a collection of Grandparents Day flowers and gifts sure to make them feel loved and cherished. Read More about Grandparents Day Celebrations & Florals
If you were born this month, you may not know that you are represented by two beautiful ambassadors of September. The birth flower of September is the aster and the birthstone is the sapphire. Both provide ample inspiration for floral… Read More about Inspiration for September Birthday Bouquets
The spirit of Just Because Day is to do nice things - for yourself and for others - for no other reason than you want to! Too often we are bound by schedules, responsibilities and time frames. This whimsical observance allows us to let loose a little, to color outside the lines and think outside of the box. What would you like to do today, "just because"? August 27 is all about checking a few things off the bucket list, no matter how large or small.
Marco Island Florist Home & Gifts helps you to celebrate special occasions and milestones all year round. However, one of the most meaningful bouquets is one sent for no reason, other than to let the recipient know that they are on your mind and heart. Read More about Surprise Them on Just Because Day
February may have Valentine's Day, but did you know that the entire month of August is dedicated to romance? We think it comes at exactly the right time, too - the summer was made for love! This is the time for spontaneous gestures, whimsical ideas, and expressing the joy of being in love - from flowers to chocolate and much more. The team at Marco Island Florist Home & Gifts helps people to convey their affection all year round, and we have the romantic bouquets and arrangements that will set the mood for National Romance Month.
Flowers of Love: Everyone recognizes that red roses are the quintessential ambassador of romance, but you may not know that other flowers carry meaning for romance as well. For instance, pink roses represent a sweet, affectionate love, daisies signify young love, and peonies are representative of marital bliss. Read More about August is Romance Month – Share the Love
Flowers are an integral part of our lives, arriving on the day of a baby's birth and having a presence through all of life's celebrations and happy occasions. However, not all occasions are full of joy, and one of the more difficult times of life is saying goodbye to a friend or loved one. Still, flowers are there to provide beauty, solace, honor and compassion. Knowing which flowers to send to the memorial service, grave site, or the family's home will make the selection of flowers easier during an emotional time. The professionals at Marco Island Florist Home & Gifts are here to assist in any way we can.
Traditional Flowers of Sympathy? The gladiolus has long been considered the traditional flower which is representative of remembrance. While the gladioli bloom has a rich history in this regard, any flower may be used for funeral arrangements. Families will often choose the deceased favorite flowers or colors to create expressions of love that are more personal and intimate. Read More about Meaningful Flowers for the Memorial Service
Come the end of the summer, nearly 2 million new college students will move into a college dormitory for the first time, marking the beginning of a new phase of life. While there is much to look forward to, your student is also probably experiencing a bit of anxiety as well, thinking about living away from home - and you - for the first time. You can help to ease the transition by adding comfortable touches to college dorm room decor. Establishing a familiar tone will go a long way to decreasing their fears.
You may choose to bring their favorite pillow, or posters from their room. Or perhaps a few photos from home will bring them comfort if the homesickness starts to settle in. At Marco Island Florist Home & Gift, we have another idea to make the room more homey - green and flowering plants. Read More about Gifts to Decorate the College Dorm Room
You may have heard that flowers have a language all their own. For instance, red roses represent passion, love and romance, and are appropriate for your sweetheart. But in August, we are celebrating two days which are perfectly symbolized by another popular flower – the yellow rose. This cheerful bloom Is the traditional flower of friendship, and is perfect to send on National Friendship Day and National Sisters Day (both observed on August 6). Since many of us have sisters who are best friends, and best friends who are more like sisters, we love the idea of the corresponding holiday.
Marco Island Florist Home & Gifts has the yellow rose designs and arrangements guaranteed to make her smile, and let her know that your life is so much better because of her! Read More about National Friendship Day – Celebrate Sisters & Friends
The summertime gives us many opportunities to decorate with seasonal flowers, popular year after year for their beauty. One of these favorites is the hydrangea - which although available year-round from growers, naturally blooms from late spring to early fall. This flower is well-known for its generous, lush flower head and gorgeous color palettes, and it is used most often as a base or backdrop for mixed floral arrangements. However, this year, Marco Island Florist Home & Gifts would like to shine a feature spotlight on the hydrangea, and recommend that you bring home a few stems to display on their own. You'll love how they add the ambiance of a summer day to your home decor. Read More about Showcase – Summer Hydrangea Designs