Over 36 million people in the United States claim some Irish heritage, although tradition tells us that everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! The holiday originated as the observance of the feast day of the Catholic patron saint but has since grown to include many traditions and symbols of the Emerald Isle as well. Here in Houston, our parade is a city-wide tradition that celebrates all things green and has fun and whimsical floats and attractions. Another Houston tradition is Breen’s Florist – and if you are looking for a way to decorate your home, or send a classic greeting to a Celtic friend, our floral designers have the ideas you need.
Did You Know? St. Patrick was not actually Irish. He was born in Great Britain and came to Ireland as a missionary. He is widely credited with establishing Christianity in the country.
Thankfully, here in Houston, we don’t have the cold weather and snow to deal with all winter. Still, new seasons are always exciting, and with the warming trends of spring come the new colors of the vivid flowers characteristic of this time of year. As designers, we love the opportunity to work with all of the exquisite spring blooms, and to create the artistic floral designs that you have come to associate with Breen’s Florist. Whether a special occasion or “just because”, don’t miss your opportunity to enjoy these amazing flowers.
Spring Herald: One of the first flowers of spring is always the crocus, which announces the arrival of the season when it pokes its head through the dirt. In colder parts of the country, it often pushes its way through the snow cover. That’s one determined flower! Continue reading
For over a century, International Women’s Day has celebrated the social, cultural, political, and economic contributions and achievements of women. Recognized in 20 countries, the initiative has borne witness to a lot of victorious moments but has also confronted heartbreaking challenge and injustice. Looking ahead with bold confidence, the groups that make up the collective effort continue to work towards gender parity, social justice, equality for everyone. Those intimately involved with the movement are very aware that the responsibility for fighting for these rights doesn’t fall on the shoulders of one entity – be it a non-profit, a corporation, a social action committee, or a government. Rather, true advancements are made when all band together with others around the globe.
On March 8th, join the movement by posting your activities with the hashtag #BeBoldForChange.
Floral Design Day is a day to celebrate the artistic flair and creativity of professional designers across the country. The day was originally established as a tribute to Carl Rittner, whose School of Floral Design was considered visionary and innovative, giving credence to the talent of florists everywhere and dispelling the myth that they simply “placed flowers in a vase”. Applying the concepts of the visual arts – color, texture, space and line – the industry was elevated and recognized as an artistic discipline unto itself. For those who have dedicated their lives to making the world more beautiful – we celebrate you!
Every year, the popularity of Random Acts of Kindness Day, observed on February 17th, grows a little stronger. Celebrated by organizations, groups, and individuals, this is a day that encourages everyone to simply sow a little kindness into someone else’s life. We at Breen’s Florist strive for this every day, and we want to help you be as successful as possible in spreading joy and kindness.
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill Continue reading
Valentine’s Day is most often considered a day only for romance. However, after nearly 75 years creating beautiful florals for this special holiday, the expert designers at Breen’s Florist understand that the day entails so much more than just romantic love. In fact, Valentine’s Day affords us a unique opportunity to tell everyone in our life just how important they are to us. Each of us has many people that enhance our life in so many wonderful ways. This year, celebrate all of the love and affection with spectacular custom Valentine flowers and arrangements as amazing as they are.
You may be grown up, out of the house and raising a family of your own – but your mother is still your best girl. No one will ever adore, defend and look out for you like she will – so this February 14th, make sure she knows just how much you appreciate her. Continue reading
When you think of the perfect month to celebrate weddings, what month comes to mind? According to the National Association of Bridal Consultants, National Wedding Month is February, a fact that may seem surprising to some. Across the country, winter is not the most popular time to host a wedding. Still, here at Breen’s Florist, we do think there are many valid reasons that this month is a great one to celebrate the institution.
Quick Trivia: There are approximately 2.4 million weddings annually – or an average of 6,200 ceremonies per day. That is a lot of wedding cake!
There is no day on the calendar more closely linked to sending beautiful flowers than February 14th. As we anticipate this special day, the designers at Breen’s Florist have created a collection of Valentine’s Day florals ranging from sweet to romantic, providing something for every couple celebrating together. So whether you are newly dating, or have been married for decades, we have the flowers that will convey your affection and love. Love is an adventure, and we know just how to decorate it!
Valentine’s Day can be a bit intimidating for those together only a short time, but there is no need for angst! Choose bright pink daisies, pastel tulips, or perhaps yellow roses – these flowers tell your special someone that they are important to you and that you wanted to buy them something beautiful, but they don’t carry the implications of red roses. Continue reading
Flowers have a place in every walk of our lives. From the happy occasions to the challenging ones, floral designs celebrate with us, elevate our spirits, and represent empathy from loved ones. When a friend or family member is suffering from an illness or recovering from an injury, flowers brighten any room and atmosphere. When you need just the right floral arrangement to make someone feel better, call the experts at Breen’s Florist. Continue reading
When sending a floral bouquet for a special birthday, there are many ways that you can choose the types of flowers to send. If you know their favorite type of flower, that is a great choice. Or perhaps you want to send a big bouquet of their favorite color of blooms. But a truly meaningful way to choose is to learn a bit about their personal birthstone and to have a custom arrangement designed just for them. After all, birthstones are thought to convey magical properties and special meanings – so floral birthstone bouquets are sure to make an impression. Continue reading