Tips For Sending Flowers To Someone Special Who Lives Far Away

Showing someone you care about just how much they mean to you can be difficult. This becomes even truer when the person you are trying to get your message to lives out of state. While flowers are always a great way to express your feelings, you probably want to ensure that you are picking the right flowers. Not only that, but you need to know that your delivery will show up on time and that is it delivered to the right place. In this post, we are going to let you in on the best-kept secrets when it comes to sending flowers to someone out of state.

Order in Advance

If you always want to make sure that your florist has enough time to make the arrangement you are going to send, you need to order it in advance. We would suggest that you place your order at least two days before you want your flowers to be delivered. This is especially true if you are ordering flowers for a holiday that is well-known as a flower-centric holiday. Most specifically, Mother’s day and Valentine’s day flowers should be ordered a week or two in advance just to be safe.

Find the Right Flower Shop

If you don’t have a flower shop in your area that you commonly place orders at, it’s time to find one that you can rely on. There are many things to consider when you are trying to find the best flower shop in Houston. However, the most important aspect of finding a florist is that you know they are reliable and able to provide beautiful work every single time. If you need to know more about which florist to trust in your area, we would suggest that you read reviews online and narrow down your choices.

Ask for Help if Needed

Not every person is a floral savant and therefore, we like it when people feel like they can trust us enough to ask for our opinion. Not only can you tell you what flowers we have in stock and how we can integrate them into a big beautiful arrangement for someone special. Additionally, if you want to make an adjustment to an existing floral arrangement that we already offer, we can do that for you as well.

Choose the Perfect Arrangement

When you are searching for the right arrangement to give to someone, there are many different factors you should take into consideration. For example, what is the person’s favorite color? Do you know their favorite flower? What time of year is it? And do they have any allergies?

If you want to pick out the right floral arrangement, just be sure to think more about the person who is going to receive them rather than what you would like.

Add Gifts if You Like

Additionally, if you really want to go all out, you can purchase additional gifts to arrive with your flowers. Whether you choose to send a simple stuffed animal or an elaborate gift basket, the extra thought will surely be noticed and appreciated by the recipient.

Check on Your Order

Be sure to check that the person you sent the floral arrangement to has received it if you don’t hear anything on the day they are supposed to be delivered. If you haven’t heard anything from the recipient by the night of the delivery day, you may want to call the flower shop just to double check on the status of your order.

Shop Breen’s Florist

If you are trying to find the right floral arrangement to a friend, family member, or someone else who is special to you, we would suggest that you start at Breen’s Florist. We have a large selection of beautiful floral arrangements for every occasion that you can choose from. Still, need more help from a floral professional? Contact our team at our Houston Flower Shop today and let us assist you in finding the perfect flowers for your recipient.

Flowers In Film :: Flowers on The Silver Screen

Welcome to our new monthly blog post discussing flowers in film. We hope you have as much fun with it as we will. Now, on with the show….

Dining room scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca.

It’s kind of funny how you never realize how many times you see flowers in a film and just not “see” them. I am new to the floral industry, and since I’ve started, I notice flowers everywhere. Flowers can be shown as part of the script or part of the scene itself.

Poppy fields in The Wizard Of Oz

Filmmakers have long shown flowers and floral arrangements in films. From the poppy fields of “The Wizard of Oz” to the now iconic “American Beauty” to movies that revolve around a florist like “I Hate Valentine’s Day”. The examples are endless.

Seen here, Kevin Spacey as Lester Burnham fantasizing about Angela Hayes on a bed of red rose petals. Credit: © 1999 DreamWorks

Since I’ve started working in the floral industry, I’ve noticed more and more the actual flowers and arrangements throughout the history of movies. Did you know that during the mid-century, a good amount of arrangements were made with gladiolas, roses, and carnations? I didn’t either until I recently watched a lot of older movies that spanned the 30’s through the 60’s. The arrangements themselves were rather large too. I guess they really did say it with flowers!

Kim Novak starring in Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo

Everywhere you look in movies and television, there are flowers around most scenes in one way, shape, or form. The next time you watch a film or a tv show, just look and see. Whether they are integral to the scene or just in the background, they’re there…sometimes lurking in the background, sometimes prominently featured. It’s pretty amazing just how much flowers play a part, just like actors.

Blog by: Elisabeth Stover (Dispatcher)

Fashion Up Floral Wearables

Flowers and fashion have gone hand in hand since the beginning of time. Ladies with big bonnets of flowers to floral print patterns for dresses and blouses; flowers are a staple when it comes to fashion. During the 60’s, “Flower Power” was an iconic term used celebrate the use of flowers with fashion. No matter what Fashion Week runway you are watching, there will be inspiration coming from flowers.

Photo: Google Image Search

Breen’s Florist may not be designing your next prom dress in floral patterns, but we are here to accent it with floral accessories.

One of the most popular trends was made popular in the 50’s and 60’s with the floral headbands has come back into style. Celebrities are accenting their red carpet looks with subtle floral accents like headbands. It means stop and look at my face and not just my dress.

Photo: Breen’s Florist

Another interesting way to accent your dress without limiting your hand and arm movements is to bring your corsage down and wear it on your ankle. This new trend has been quite popular lately as girls have been wearing more bracelets but still want to show off flowers.

Even two guys from Portland, Oregon have gotten into Flowers & Fashion with an odd sort of trend that is actually catching on around the world. If women can put flowers in their hair, so can men. These two gents have captured a huge audience with their beard decorating.

Photo: The Gay Beards

As you can see, flowers play an important role in fashion and Breen’s Florist has you covered for all those needs. From headbands to ankle corsages to even decorating your boyfriend’s beard, let Breen’s Florist help you bring flowers into your fashion choices.

Blog by: Jenny Morgan (Buyer/Design Center Manager)

Appropriate Flowers for Butterfly Gardens

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A summer garden is never complete until the butterflies arrive. They bring a fanciful feel to any flowerbed or yard, and there are particular flowers which you can add to your landscape to guarantee a visit from these delicate creatures. The floral experts at Breen’s Florist are here to help you find the right variety of blooms for your own personal butterfly gardens. Continue reading

Bright Seasonal Flowers for Your Summer Parties

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It’s summer in Houston, and things are getting hot! We love this special time of year when things seem to slow down just a bit, and the longer days give us the opportunity to get together more often with family and friends. As you plan your summer get-togethers,  don’t forget the flowers! Seasonal flowers add vivid color and style to your dinner table and are a beautiful choice for party decor. Whether you like casual picnics or prefer sophisticated gourmet meals with your friends, we have a floral bouquet perfect for the occasion. So what is your summer style? Breen’s Florist would love to help you achieve it.  Continue reading

Exquisite Twilight Roses for National Rose Month

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Summertime is special for many reasons, but in the floral world it gives us the opportunity to celebrate one of our very favorite blooms. June is National Rose Month, and at Breen’s Florist we have an extra-special rose to recognize. If you haven’t seen them yet, be ready to be wowed!

Breen’s Exclusive “Twilight” Rose is a unique rose variety which opens up wide and holds for quite a while. It was chosen as our signature rose because of its amazing performance, as well as it’s exquisite coloring. If you’d like to send Twilight Roses to someone special in Houston this summer – the only place to call is Breen’s Florist. Continue reading

Spring Florals – Peonies to Tropical Arrangements

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Every season has its own charms – and in the springtime, flowers are on display.  From the blooms on the side of the road to gardens overflowing with color, flowers are one of the most visible ambassadors of this time of the year. As we head into the summer, it is time to throw open the windows and let the fresh air in – and fill your home with these popular late spring florals from Breen’s Florist.

Although there are many choices of floral varieties, these are two of our favorite ways to decorate with flowers – peonies and tropical arrangements.   Continue reading

Beautiful Flowers on Mother’s Day

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Your mother is amazing, and she deserves better than the run-of-the-mill gifts on Mother’s Day. At Breen’s Florist, we specialize in going above and beyond your expectations. In that spirit, this year we are making the process of ordering gorgeous Mother’s Day flowers simpler than it has ever been before – but the floral arrangements are more beautiful than ever!

On May 14, don’t settle for the ordinary. Come browse our new “color theme” floral designs, created by our experts for this special occasion. And remember, we deliver not only to the greater Houston area, but are happy to facilitate delivery anywhere in the United States.   Continue reading

Wearable Flowers – Boutonnieres & Corsages for Prom

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Many things have changed through the years, but many traditions have not only survived, but thrived! Going to prom is still an important rite of passage for teenagers, an event that is anticipated for months and remembered for many years. Wearable flowers have also endured as a beautiful custom that is as much a part of the experience as the gowns, tuxes, and limos. And although we do have some different options with boutonnieres and corsages, the tradition of wearing beautiful flowers as an accompaniment to formal attire is still as popular as it ever was. When you are planning to attend your Houston area prom, look no further than Breen’s Florist for the most striking and unique wearable flowers.  Continue reading

Time To Appreciate Teachers & Nurses

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May gives us the opportunity to appreciate teachers and recognize nurses. Why are these two professions so worthy of our accolades? Because both are committed to positively influencing the world – they invest time, concern, talent and love into everyone they come in contact with. This is why Breen’s Florist is proud to help you to honor these special people on their special days – May 9 is National Teachers Day, and May 6 is National Nurses Day.

Did You Know? There are approximately 3.1 million nurses and about the same number of teachers in the United States. But we think that none are quite so amazing as our local Houston area professionals!

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“When you’re a nurse you know that every day you will touch a life – or a life will touch yours.” – Unknown

Nurses are angels with stethoscopes, caregivers with nerves of steel. They are a powerful combination of empathy and practicality, expertise and comfort. Anyone who has spent time in a hospital knows that it is the nurses who make the difference. This May 6, send a beautiful floral design to the nurse – or nurses – who touched your life. Although we sometimes only spend a few days or weeks together, the imprint on our hearts is permanent. appreciate teachers

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” -Henry Brooks Adams

Teachers are at once scientists and authors, mathematicians and counselors. They guide and mentor, encourage and inspire, and have almost unbelievable patience and commitment. If you wish to give credit to your favorite teacher past or present, share a photo or story to social media on March 9th, and don’t forget the hashtag #ThankATeacher. In this way, you’ll be joining with people all over the country looking to acknowledge the important work of our educators. Of course, they would also love a beautiful bouquet of flowers or a delicious basket of gourmet treats. After all, who doesn’t love to be recognized for the work they do? appreciate teachersThere are so many people in our lives every day who quietly work to make a difference. We are thrilled to have the chance to help you in honoring them today and every day. Breen’s Florist is your local hometown source for the very best appreciation gifts and flowers!