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A Holiday Gift of Thanks!

While you have many friends and family on your gift list this holiday, there are many other people that you can gift with something special during Christmas that shows your appreciation. That might include everyone from teachers and the mail delivery person to the gardener, pool guy, and housecleaning service. At our San Diego flower shops and through our website, we have numerous great gift ideas that can say thanks without breaking your budget while still offering something truly extraordinary. Here are some great holiday thank you gift ideas from our holiday flower and gift collection: Scarlet Garden offers roses, tulips, succulents, winter greenery and pepper berry arranged in a stone pot. It’s a truly California take on a Christmas flower arrangement. Holiday Spice combines hydrangea, red roses, and cymbidium orchids with seasonal accents. Amaryllis Elegance is a truly sophisticated holiday floral display in a tall gold container. A Christmas Dozen offers 12 red roses mixed with salal, golden fir branches, and eucalyptus in a red glass vase. Winter Charm features white amaryllis, ivory roses, and dusty miller in a silver container. Holiday Tulips has red and white tulips, pinecones, and holiday greenery accented with real candy canes all in

Decorating and Gifting with Poinsettias This Holiday

Today is Poinsettia Day, which is the perfect day to order your poinsettia plants for the interior or exterior décor for your home or office or as festive gifts for special people in your life, including friends, family, clients, and service people. The poinsettia plant – with red, white, marbled or pink blooms – is the symbol of Christmas and signifies a special season of giving thanks and celebrating. These are long-lasting plants that can even continue spreading joy long after Christmas has passed. You just need to water them regularly, give them sunshine, and keep them away from cold or warm drafts. We have a selection of poinsettia plants in different sizes and styles to match your budget and decorating or gifting plans. Our poinsettia plants include a Christmas Red Poinsettia that comes in a premium keepsake container like this one decorated with reindeer or you can opt for a basket. Christmas Fascinator offers a red poinsettia in a fun ceramic container. Our Christmas Double Red Poinsettia comes in a natural basket that has been wrapped with a red ribbon. Of course, we also have other poinsettia colors to choose from as well. Besides getting your poinsettia plants, we

Support Your Local San Diego Florist for Holiday Shopping

Your local San Diego businesses provide some of the best gifts, the most personalized service, and memorable shopping experience to make holiday shopping what it should be – enjoyable! Our San Diego flower shops are open on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday with special deals and treats to tempt you to come visit and cross off many things from your holiday to-do and shopping list. We also have promotions planned for Cyber Monday as well as other days throughout the holiday shopping season. We are also excited to release our new holiday collection of flower arrangements, holiday centerpieces, wreaths, Christmas décor and decorations, holiday gifts and other special seasonal items. Here are some highlights to get you in the mood to shop at our San Diego flower shops: Winter White Lilies offer a tall vase filled with 15 Oriental lilies. It’s an elegant display for your Christmas, Hanukkah, or holiday table. It also makes a special gift for a client or loved one. A Grace and Love is a special holiday floral display with red gladioli and carnations along with white Asiatic lilies, myrtle, sword fern, and salal. We have a wide range of Christmas flowers like poinsettia plants

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Holidays Also Mean Saying Thanks to Special People

The holidays are not just for friends and family. There are many other people that you most likely know that have helped you out throughout the year. These can include the mail person, your kids’ teachers, the gardener, housecleaner, pool technician and more. This is the perfect opportunity to say “thank you” for all that they have done. To help you with some beautiful floral ideas, here are some highlights from our holiday collection. The Holiday Basket contains a red poinsettia plant and white cyclamen along with bright green pothos and dieffenbachia. The basket is also wrapped with a plaid taffeta ribbon. The Christmas Red Poinsettia plant is a traditional symbol of Christmas and offers festive cheer to whoever receives it. Christmas Love has red roses and carnations along with white Asiatic lilies and chrysanthemums in a red glass vase. The La Mesa Christmas Bouquet contains white Asiatic lilies, mini carnations, red roses and red carnations along with white pine, Ming fern, and noble fern in a cube vase that has been lined with a ti leaf. Be Merry features red carnations and white miniature carnations with noble fir, white pine, holly inside a red glass cube. A Winter Wonder

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Getting the Holidays Rolling with Poinsettia Day

While you may already have your holiday shopping underway, it’s time to focus on the spirit of Christmas. A great way to do this is to pick out some poinsettia plants to celebrate Poinsettia Day, which arrives on Saturday, December 12th. Here’s what we have to offer plus some tips to keep your poinsettia plants festive throughout the holidays and beyond. Our Poinsettia Plants We have a range of sizes of poinsettia plants in red or white blooms. You can also create a nice gift basket with poinsettia plant with other blooming or green plants. Add a poinsettia plant to a gift basket that includes gourmet food or fresh seasonal fruit. Visit our San Diego flower shops, order online, or call in your order today! How to Care for a Poinsettia Plant To keep your poinsettia plants looking their festive best and even make them last until the next holiday season, here are some tips for caring for them: Keep poinsettia plant near sunlight window and maintain a temperature between 60 and 70 degrees. Don’t put the poinsettia plant in any kind of draft. Maintain a good level of humidity and water when the surface feels dry. Once the holiday

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Get Holiday Plans with Our Dazzling Flowers, Centerpieces, and Décor

Whether you come into any of our San Diego flower shops or order online, we make it easy to get your holiday plans taken care of, especially when it comes to trimming your home. This means access to centerpieces, bouquets, poinsettia plants, garlands, wreaths and even miniature Christmas trees. To help you get started on your holiday planning for décor or gifts, check out these items from our holiday flower collection: Thomas Kinkade’s Country Christmas Homecoming offers a hand-sculpted, hand painted country cabin surrounded by red spray roses, white button spray chrysanthemums, white sinuate static, noble fir, variegated holly and flat cedar. The Christmas Lilies Centerpiece contains white Asiatic lilies, red roses, spray roses, and winter greenery that are wrapped around a white pillar candle. Christmas Orchids offers a cylinder vase that has been filled with white dendrobium orchids and red berries. Candlelight Christmas features red amaryllis, roses, and spray roses along with golden pinecones and greenery that set off two pomegranate pillar candles. Be Merry has red carnations, white miniature carnations, white pine, holly and greenery in a red glass cube. A Christmas Tradition Centerpiece is a deluxe display of red carnations, mini carnations, gold ornaments and pinecones along

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Preparing for Special Holiday Shopping Days

We are spending this week at all of our San Diego flower shops getting ready for some of the biggest shopping days of the year. These holiday shopping events include Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday where we will be open for our regular hours but offering a look at our holiday collection, holding demonstrations, taking orders for event and gift flowers, offering suggestions for holiday décor and giving you special discounts. Each of our San Diego flower shops will have extra staff on hand to take orders through this very busy time, including our floral design staff for custom holiday orders and special garlands, wreaths, miniature trees, floral centerpieces and more. Plus, our event staff is at the ready to handle flowers and holiday décor for Christmas parties, events, and winter weddings. Our open houses on Friday, November 27th and Saturday, November 28th will also feature demonstrations and special prices that you will not want to miss. You can also enjoy special holiday gifts and gift baskets, Christmas decorations, and greeting cards. However, we also want to ensure that our online customers who like to shop from home or their mobile devices will also be able to

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Remember Those Who Have Helped All Year Long with a Special Gift

As another year draws to a close, it’s time to look back and remember all those people who were so helpful throughout the year, making life more convenient and offering their support along the way. This could mean so many different type of people that it may seem overwhelming to know just what to get them at the holidays. That’s where we can help! All of our San Diego flower shops as well as our online holiday boutique is full of great gift ideas for everyone that has helped you and your family throughout the year, including teachers, the pool guy, housekeeper, postman and gardener as well as friends that provided support. Here are some floral gift ideas as well as gift and fruit basket options: CHRISTMAS SUCCULENT CYLINDER - HO HO HO Bring the outside indoors with stylish succulent terrariums. This is a great gift that can be displayed in a home or office. THOMAS KINKADE'S A KISS FOR SANTA BY ALLEN'S FLOWERS This Christmas classic is a bouquet of red roses, white carnations, holly and noble fir that creates a winter wonderland around a hand-painted, hand-sculpted Thomas Kinkade keepsake. CHRISTMAS CACTUS A Christmas cacti is delivered in a

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Celebrating Poinsettia Day

This Friday is Poinsettia Day, a day that honors this beautiful flowering plant that is most commonly associated with the Christmas season. This blooming plant is a great way to decorate your home or office, but it also makes a wonderful gift for loved ones, colleagues, clients and service providers. Our Poinsettia Collection We have a poinsettia collection available at all of our San Diego flower shops as well as through our online flower store. Here is what is now available for order and delivery throughout the country.  CHRISTMAS LARGE RED POINSETTIA We offer a large red poinsettia that is hand delivered in a 8" natural container that's all wrapped up with a beautiful red ribbon. It's a beautifully traditional gift that is larger than most poinsettia plants you will see. CHRISTMAS DOUBLE RED POINSETTIA Go even larger with this double red poinsettia that is also hand delivered in a natural basket that is wrapped with a beautiful red ribbon. This timeless classic gift for the holidays will be loved by anyone who receives it from you. CHRISTMAS WHITE POINSETTIA The white poinsettia plant comes in a natural basket and is complemented by a fabulous satin ribbon. It's as beautiful

Start Your Holiday Shopping with Floral Décor and Christmas Centerpieces

Although you are pounding the pavement and surfing the Internet for great deals on gifts, you can’t forget all that goes into decorating your home for the holidays. This time-honored tradition goes back to 15th century London. Much of the décor, such as ivy and the colors selected relate to the spiritual nature of Christmas, including the coming of Christ and the use of holly to protect people from pagans and witches. Today though these traditional décor items are purely about the festivities of the holidays. While garlands are added to fireplace hearths, door frames, and stairwells, a popular decorative item for the holiday table is the centerpiece, which includes fragrant flowers, Christmas symbols like evergreen and pinecones, and often the warm glow of one or more candles. We offer a wide range of Christmas centerpieces because we know that everyone has their own personal decorating style. Here are some of our favorite Christmas centerpieces, but remember we have more or our team of floral designers can also create custom Christmas centerpieces for you. CHRISTMAS TRADITION ONE CANDLE CENTERPIECE This holiday floral design includes red carnations or red roses, mini-carnations, gold ornaments and pinecones. It also features a red taper

December 2nd, 2014|Categories: Christmas Flowers|Comments Off on Start Your Holiday Shopping with Floral Décor and Christmas Centerpieces