Holiday Memorial Wreaths

Each holiday season, many people eagerly anticipate spending time with friends, family and loved ones, while some may be grieving the loss of a veteran who gave their life protecting our country. For these individuals, it’s so important to honor their beloved’s memory. One great way to pay tribute to our fallen loved ones who are no longer with us during the holidays is with a beautiful wreath-laying ceremony, much like the Wreaths Across America program, started in Arlington National Cemetery. Take a look at the beautiful wreath collection created by the floral designers at Breen’s Florist.

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Do-It-Yourself Holiday Creations

As you begin to decorate your home for the holidays this year, add some sparkle and light to your look with a do-it-yourself project that everyone will love. Use glitter and glue to dress up an old jar, then place a candle inside for a quick, easy addition to your holiday tablescape. Let children help with the process and watch them light up when they get to display their handmade crafts at the holiday meal. Take a look at the fabulous holiday designs featured at Breen’s Florist.

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Brighten Up Your Door With A Wreath

Breen’s Florist has a tip for how to get your holidays off to the right start: try a wreath.

A wreath is the entryway piece of decor to the rest of the season’s floral delights, from gorgeous centerpieces to garlands to fully-decked-out trees. A wreath also communicates a warm welcome to your house guests, clients or customers, and if it’s just you seeing it every day, well that’s important too.

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Expressing Our Gratitude To Our Team

At Breen’s Flowers we are so thankful for our hard-working staff, both at Thanksgiving and all year round. If it weren’t for these individuals that make up our successful team we would not be able to bring you the freshest and brightest flowers around. Our hard-working growers and farmers, our industrious sales staff, artistic designers and professional delivery drivers all work hard together to make sure your floral arrangement is the freshest and most beautiful possible.

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How To Set Your Thanksgiving Table

As we approach Thanksgiving, Breen’s Florist is asking ourselves, what does a modern Thanksgiving look like?

We cherish this holiday maybe more than any other. The way it captures our collective gratitude and makes an event out of it. The way it relies on family and friends gathered together, eating home-cooked food and sharing stories. These are the aspects of the holiday that will never change, even as so many of us are putting a modern spin on how it’s done overall.

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How To Make A Stylish Fall Tablescape

There’s no better way to get excited for Fall than by immersing yourself in a project that captures its spirit. And what better project than the design of your Fall table? Whether you’re doing some autumn entertaining, updating the decor of your dining room for the season or looking ahead to how you’ll style Thanksgiving, creating a beautiful seasonal tablescape starts with the centerpiece. Read on to find Breen’s top tips for tablescaping.

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Spooky and Spectacular Floral Designs For Halloween

Halloween here at Breen’s Florist, and we hope you don’t scare easily because we’ve got some delightfully frightful designs in the shop. Care to craft a bewitching table this year? Looking to beguile that special someone? Want to give the little pretties a little something fun? Then come a little closer and take a peek, we dare you.

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Which Flowers Make the Best Father’s Day Gift?

Flowers make an incredible Father’s Day gift.

Most people get their mom a bouquet of flowers for Mother’s Day, and today, more and more people are choosing to say thank you to their fathers with flowers as well. But, because men don’t typically receive flowers, they don’t always know as much about how to care for them as women. That’s why it’s always a good idea to look for cut flowers that are long lasting when you want the perfect gift for your dad. Here is a list from your go-to source for buying flowers in Houston — Breen’s Florist — of the longest-lasting cut flowers:

#1. Zinnias

The zinnia is a part of the daisy family, and these flowers are known for their bright colors and long stems. They are available in white, yellow, chartreuse, orange, purple, red and lilac, and they can last three to four weeks after being cut. These flowers are excellent for Father’s Day because they thrive in the summer.

#2. Orchids

Orchids are bright, colorful and fragrant flowers that are wonderful for Father’s Day because they are so easy to care for. Orchids need to be watered amply, but they should be allowed to dry out in between waterings. These flowers last for three weeks and do best from the early spring all the way to the late fall.

#3. Chrysanthemum

These colorful beauties are native to northeastern Europe and Asia, and are known for their brightly colored petals. Chrysanthemums come in a wide range of colors and are easy to care for. All you have to do is place your flowers in direct sunlight, away from your air conditioner, replace the water as needed and remove any dead flowers when you spot them. Chrysanthemums last for three to four weeks, and they do best in the midsummer to the late fall.

#4. Carnations

Carnations are a basic flower that can complement the other flowers in a bouquet, or they can be the main attraction in a bouquet. They are available in a wide range of colors, and they’ll keep looking fresh for two the three weeks as long as you keep the vase filled with distilled water and out of direct sunlight.

#5. Alstroemerias

Alstroemeria, also called lily of the Incas and the Peruvian lily, is a beautiful flower that comes from South America. These flowers come in a variety of shades of purple, orange, red, white and green, and they can be striped, streaked or flecked with darker colors. Keep your alstroemerias out of direct sunlight and drafty areas, and keep them someplace cool to enjoy them two weeks.

Shop with us to buy the perfect flowers in Houston this Father’s Day.

Whatever flowers you want to surprise your dad with this Father’s Day, you can rest assured that we have the perfect bouquet for your dad at Breen’s Florist. In addition to flowers, we also offer fruit and snack baskets. Don’t wait until the last minute; take a proactive approach and shop our Father’s Day flowers today!

8 Reasons Your Dad Deserves Flowers This Father’s Day Part 2

Say thank you with flowers this Father’s Day!

With Father’s Day just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the many ways that our dads have impacted and bettered our lives. Father’s Day is just one day a year, but our dads have done so much for us every other day of our lives, so it’s the perfect day to make a big deal out of your dad, and there’s no better way to do that than with flowers! In our last blog, we touched on four reasons why your dad deserves flowers this Father’s Day. Keep reading to learn about four more reasons.

Reason #5. He’s made sacrifices to give you the best possible life.

In our society, there’s a lot of pressure on fathers to do it all and be it all for their kids, which is asking a lot of any one human being. Dads do everything they can to make sure that their kids have better opportunities than they had, and that takes years of sacrifice and hard work.

Reason #6. He encourages you to reach for the stars.

The world is full of people telling you why you can’t do something or why your dreams aren’t realistic, and all of that nay-saying can really get you down. Dads, on the other hand, are always encouraging their kids to reach for the stars. Even when all of the odds are against you, your dad is there to give you the confidence you need to accomplish more than you ever thought you could. And of course, when you fall, he’s there to help you get back up again.

Reason #7. He’s there to comfort you when you need him.

Though your dad may have been the one to dole out the harshest punishments for breaking curfew or getting a bad grade on a test, he’s also the one that comforts you the most when you need him. Without the love and compassion that your dad provides, the rough parts of life would be much harder to get through.

Reason #8. He always knows how to make you laugh.

There’s a reason why corny jokes are known as “dad jokes.” Dads have a way of lightening up almost any situation with their terrible jokes. Not only does this help to ease the tension when you bring your first girlfriend or boyfriend home to meet the family, but this makes every aspect of life fun. Every household needs laughter, and dads are a big part of that laughter.

Shop our flowers today to say thank you to your dad this Father’s Day!

Whatever your reason for being thankful for your dad, express your thanks this Father’s Day with flowers. At Breen’s Florist, we’re the perfect place to shop when you want to buy flowers in Spring, and we have a variety of options that your dad would love to be surprised with this Father’s Day. Don’t wait until the last minute to shop for your dad! Shop with us today!

8 Reasons Your Dad Deserves Flowers This Father’s Day

Believe it or not, flowers make a great Father’s Day gift.

Father’s Day is almost here, and it’s the one day of the year where we, as a nation, really reflect on the love we have for our fathers. No father is perfect, but there are so many reasons to be thankful for our fathers and when you want to say thank you, flowers are a wonderful choice. Yes, even dads appreciate flowers! Here are a few of the many reasons why your dad deserves flowers this Father’s Day.

Reason #1. He gave you life!

While your dad may not have physically carried and birthed you, without him, you wouldn’t be here. Lots of people don’t give this the kind of weight that they should, but the reality is that every time you’ve laughed, cried, loved, lost and won, it’s all because your dad gave you life, and that’s no small feat.

Reason #2. He taught you how to ride a bike.

Finally getting up on that bicycle is one of the biggest triumphs of a child’s life, and dads play a big role in getting their kids to that big day. When you were still wobbly and unsure, he held your bike, making sure you didn’t fall. And, when he knew you were ready, he pushed you off and let you go, allowing you to grow your confidence and experience the thrill of doing it on your own.

Reason #3. He forgives you when you mess up.

Just as there’s no such thing as a perfect dad, there’s also no such thing as a perfect son or daughter. We all mess up from time to time; it’s simply human nature. But, where would we be if our dads weren’t there to help us brush it off and move past it? Dads have no illusions about their kids being perfect, but they’re always there with open arms and unending forgiveness when we’re ready to accept it, and that’s well worth being thankful for.

Reason #4. He’s always been there for you.

Some moments in life are easy; all you really have to do is float and enjoy the ride. But, other moments aren’t so easy, and it’s those moments that we are thankful that our dads are always there for us. Your dad may not be able to solve every problem or give you the perfect answer to every question, but he’s there to support and encourage you no matter what, and that’s worth celebrating.

Say thank you to your dad this Father’s Day with flowers!

These are just a few of the many reasons to say thank you this Father’s Day with flowers, and in our next blog, we’ll be touching on four more reasons. Until then, shop with us. We’re your premier source when you want to buy flowers in Pasadena, and we have the perfect special occasion flowers for every holiday, even Father’s Day! It’s never too early to order your Father’s Day flowers, so shop with us today!