Monthly Archives: October 2012

Day of the Dead—a time to remember lost loved ones

Today is Halloween, but this isn’t the only celebration going on around this time of year; Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, is coming up too. In among all the fun and games of trick-or-treating, it’s easy to forget that the end of October and start of November have a deeper meaning to many. The dark nights and cold weather have us thinking of times gone by, which may well be one of the reasons Day of the Dead is celebrated at this season. Continue reading

Mother-in-Law day is October 28, send flowers to your spouse’s mom

Mother-in-Law Day is October 28 in 2012, which means you still have time to order flowers for delivery in time for Sunday. Get your order in today or early tomorrow and we can still deliver flowers on Saturday, in plenty of time for Mother-in-Law Day. If you’re not familiar with the process, we’ll guide you through in just a moment. Continue reading

Ayudha Puja is the flower festival for entrepreneurs in India

If you live in India and are self-employed, the festival of Ayudha Puja is your festival. Giving offerings of fresh flowers to the gods is a way of ensuring prosperity and success on this important occasion, and jasmine, chrysanthemums and roses are among flowers that sell out daily at the markets. Continue reading

Halloween is just 10 days away, are you ready for fall flower delivery?

Halloween is just 10 days away and marks the first of the classic fall holidays. It’s now time to order your fall flowers in time for All Hallow’s Eve. Darker days and the imminent end of daylight savings mark the changing of the seasons. Why not brighten up your day with some cheerful fall flowers for Halloween? We’ve put on our thinking caps and come up with three simple ideas to incorporate flowers this October 31. Continue reading

Sweetest Day 2012 is October 20, send flowers and chocolates to the helpful or needy

The third Saturday in October marks a regional holiday in the Great Lakes and northeastern United States: Sweetest Day. This holiday was started by the confectionary industry to provide “an opportunity to remember the sick, aged and orphaned, but also friends, relatives and associates whose helpfulness and kindness we have enjoyed.” Continue reading

Flowers on the water mark the start of National Domestic Violence Month

October is National Domestic Violence Month, a time that’s being used to heighten awareness of the social problem of domestic violence and its effects on the victims. One community in Indiana started off its observance with a solemn ritual that included throwing flowers down into a river. Around 30 members of local community groups took handful of flowers and tossed them into St. Mary’s River. Continue reading