Honoring Mother’s Day

Celebrating mothers and motherhood in general has become a global observance that varies in day of recognition and tradition based on culture and geography.

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Here in the United States our beloved Mother’s Day celebration is reserved forever on the second Sunday of each May thanks to a Presidential proclamation by then President Woodrow Wilson in 1914. In his heartfelt efforts to articulate the importance of a day dedicated to Mom’s he stated, “it is a chance to publicly express our love and reverence for the mothers of our country.” Here we are one hundred plus years later, a very different and diverse America, and we still get excited for the one day solely committed to Mom.

This excitement can also be found at all Houston area Breen’s Florist locations where designers have thoroughly enjoyed the task of creating custom designs for Mother’s Day 2018 for the past several weeks. Although the official flower of Mother’s Day is the carnation – specifically red and white – the design team has created a wide array of low and tall arrangements featuring many of the flowers that fall into the category of Mom’s favorite in lieu of carnation focused designs.

The Mother’s Day flowers you’ll choose from this year include Springtime crowd-pleasers like cymbidium orchids, fragrant roses, majestic delphinium, colorful hydrangea, stock, larkspur and so much more. And the designs are aptly named after the many positive attributes associated with being a beloved Mom. Names like “Runs Circles Around The Best,” “Helps Me Shine,” “The Multi-tasker,” “Enthusiastic and Fun,” “Multi-talented,” “My Supporter,” “Kind & Compassionate,” “Best Friend,” and “Unconditional Love” to name a few.

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We invite you to scan our many options on the website to find the arrangement that best fits your Mom. It’s perfectly okay if more than one says what you want to say since our Breen’s delivery team of drivers are happy to deliver more than one arrangement to any location!!!!

 

 

 

 

The Perfect Flowers for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day just a few weeks away, the time has come to find the perfect flowers for your mom.

If you’re like most people, you’ve probably spent a Mother’s Day or two scrambling around, trying to find the right, last-minute gift. Luckily, though, Mother’s Day isn’t for a few weeks, and you still have plenty of time to find the perfect gift for your mom. In our latest blog series, we went over a few of the many reasons why your mom deserves the most beautiful bouquet in the world this Mother’s Day, and if you’ve decided to surprise your mom with flowers this year, you’ve come to the right place. Here is a list of the flowers that make the very best Mother’s Day gifts:

  • Carnations – Carnations come in many different colors, and each color of carnation has its own unique meaning. For example, white carnations represent good luck and pure love, whereas red carnations represent admiration and affection. You can’t go wrong with any color of carnation for Mother’s Day, but our favorite is pink, which symbolizes a mother’s undying love.
  • Tulips – The colorful tulip is the perfect spring flower, and it’s wonderful for Mother’s day. From royalty and abundance to underlying passion and neglected love, tulips can symbolize many different things, and for Mother’s Day, our favorite meaning of a tulip is that it represents enduring love between family members.
  • Lilies – Most commonly, lilies symbolize virtue and charity, but they have many other meanings as well, including devotion, friendship and prosperity. Lilies are also the birth flower for the month of May, which makes them ideal for celebrating Mother’s Day this May.
  • Gerbera Daisies – If you’re hoping to brighten your mom’s Mother’s Day, you can’t go wrong with Gerbera daisies, which symbolize cheerfulness. These flowers are known for having large flowering heads that look a lot like a sunflower’s, only they come in a variety of bright colors, including yellow, red, pink and white.
  • Roses – Much like with carnations, roses come in a variety of colors, and you can use those colors to send different messages to the receiver. For example white roses signify reverence, purity and virtue, while dark pink roses symbolize gratitude and yellow roses symbolize devotion.
  • Orchids – Orchids are some of the most popular and highly sought after flowers for virtually any occasion, and Mother’s Day is no exception. Orchids have a rare and unique beauty that can’t be matched, and they are perfect for Mother’s day because they represent strength, love and beauty — all things Mothers themselves symbolize.

Let us help you find the perfect bouquet for Mother’s Day.

At Breen’s Florist, we offer a wide selection of gorgeous special occasion flowers in Houston, and we’re confident that we have the perfect option for your mom. Whether you’re looking for a bouquet featuring orchids, roses, Gerbera daisies, lilies, tulips, carnations or any other flower, you can rest assured that we have a beautiful option for your mom. Don’t wait until it’s too late! Shop our wide selection of Mother’s Day flowers online today.

8 Reasons Your Mom Deserves Flowers This Mother’s Day Part 2

Ready or not, Mother’s Day is just around the corner.

Mother’s Day will be here before you know it! Don’t settle for a generic greeting card or a box of chocolates this Mother’s Day. Instead, make it special by shopping our stunning special occasion flowers in Spring. We have an option for every style and every budget, and we’re confident that we can help you find a gift that’s perfect for your mom. In our last blog, we talked about a few of the reasons why your mom is deserving of only the best bouquet this Mother’s Day. Keep reading to learn more.

#5. She’s always there when you need her.

Sometimes, life is easy and everything goes your way. But, life is full of ups and downs, and when things aren’t exactly looking up, your mom is always there for you when you need her. More than anyone else in life, moms are dedicated to being the shoulder their kids can cry on, and they do so with love in their heart and smile on their face.

#6. She does anything and everything to ensure you are set up for success.

Throughout every generation, there have been moms working hard to ensure that their children have better opportunities than they did and are more set up for success. Whether your mom has given up her career to be home with you, helping you every day or she picked up an extra job to ensure there was always food on the table, mothers will do anything and everything to set their kids up for success.

#7. She’s accepting and forgiving.

A mom’s love is virtually impossible to shatter or compromise, which is certainly a good thing since we all stumble from time to time. No matter what you do, your mom is always there to forgive and accept you. Regardless of whether you accidentally totaled the car when you were out with your friends or you got fired from your job because of a mistake, your mom will be there to forgive you.

#8. She encourages you to be everything you can be.

Mothers always see potential in their kids. You can call it biased, but every mother thinks that their child is capable of the world, whether they want to grow up to be an astronaut or President of the United States. There are so many naysayers and negative Nancies throughout life. But, you can always turn to your mom for a little encouragement, because no matter what you do, she’ll always see the potential in you.

Whatever your reason for wanting to make this Mother’s Day a day to remember for your mom, Breen’s Florist is here to help. When you peruse our Mother’s Day flowers, you’ll quickly see that we have a variety of options to choose from.

Don’t wait to order flowers for your mom this Mother’s Day! Mother’s Day is May 13th, and it will be here before you know it. Don’t take the risk of being left with only a few options or having the flowers delivered late. Instead, rest easy in knowing that your mom is going to get a Mother’s Day gift she’ll love. Shop our Mother’s day flowers today!

8 Reasons Your Mom Deserves Flowers This Mother’s Day

Special occasion flowers make a beautiful gift for Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day comes just once a year, and if you’re looking for a perfect gift to show your mom how appreciative you are of her and how much you care, the stunning special occasion flowers at Breen’s Florist are a great choice. But, what makes your mom so deserving of such a lovely Mother’s Day gift? Here are first few of the top eight reasons why your mom deserves flowers this Mother’s Day.

#1. She gave you life!

Without your mom, you wouldn’t be here. And, it’s not like bringing a child into the world is painless and easy. Your mom not only suffered through nine-months of aches, pains and discomfort, as well as hours of labor to bring you into this world, she also sacrificed her figure and her freedom just for you! No one else throughout your life can or will make the kind of sacrifices for you that your mom makes.

#2. She’s selfless for the other 364 days of the year.

Whether she’s delaying her own dinner to get someone a second helping or foregoing her yoga class to make sure she’s in the front row at your soccer games, moms do so much for their kids. One reason why it’s important to make Mother’s Day such a big deal is because moms give so much of themselves throughout every other day of the year, and it’s the one day dedicated to saying thank you for everything she’s done.

#3. She put up with you throughout your teenage years.

The teen years are hard for everyone. It’s just not easy to figure out who you are, and the bad hair, angst and cringe-worthy attitudes don’t exactly help. Moms put up with a lot throughout their children’s lives, and for many moms, the most challenging years are their child’s teen years. Whether you irrationally yelled at your mom during the peak of your hormonal bonanza or you snuck out of the house on a nightly basis, say thank you to your mom for putting up with your teen years with a bouquet of flowers!

 

#4. She’s always been there to support your dreams.

Moms want the world for their children. That’s why, no matter how big or crazy your dream is, your mom is always there, cheering you on. Even when teachers, friends and even other family members tell you that you can’t do something, your mom is there, doing whatever she can to help your dream come true.

These are just the first four reasons why your mom deserves the most beautiful bouquet of flowers in the world for Mother’s Day. Learn about the last four reasons when you stay tuned for our next blog!

Are you ready to start finding the perfect flowers for your mom this Mother’s Day? At Breen’s Florist, we offer a variety of stunning bouquets made just for Mother’s Day, and we’re confident that we have the perfect option for your mom! Shop our special occasion flowers in Pasadena online now.

The Perfect Flowers for Your Easter Sunday

Flowers are the perfect option for Easter.

Whether you’re hoping to brighten someone’s day, celebrate your faith or give your loved one a gift that won’t rot their teeth, flowers are the perfect answer for Easter. Not only is Easter a fantastic holiday that is celebrated throughout the Christian faith, it also marks the beginning of spring. And, what better way to celebrate spring than with beautiful flowers? If you’re looking for the perfect flowers to commemorate Easter and welcome in the spring, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s a list of some of the best flowers for Easter Sunday.

Easter Lily

You can’t mention Easter flowers without talking about the Easter lily. In mythology, it is said that Easter lilies first grew where the blood of Christ fell to the ground as he was hanging on the cross. These lilies were also said to have grown on Jesus’s tomb. These stunning white lilies symbolize purity, hope and love, which make them perfect for both Easter and spring.

Tulip

While tulips are annuals in some climates, in other climates, they are perennials. Perennial tulips are some of the first flowers to bloom in the spring, and when they rise up from the ground, it’s almost as if they are rising from the dead. This is one of the more obvious reasons why tulips are an ideal flower for Easter, and they also symbolize belief, passion and love, which makes them even more important for that special day.

Easter Cactus

The Easter Cactus sprouts beautiful, red blossoms that appear just around Easter time in the Northern Hemisphere. The sheer fact that Easter cactus blossoms in the spring makes it easy to understand why these flowers are perfect for Easter, but they also are a symbol of resurrection and rebirth.

Daisy

There are many legends and myths that tie daisies to Easter. In one, daisies originally sprang from the ground from the tears of the Virgin Mary, when she wept as Jesus was crucified. Another legend tying daisies to Jesus says that the wise men who followed the North Start to find Jesus were able to find the right stable because the daisies growing around it resembled the star they followed to get there. They are also perfect for both Easter and spring because they symbolize innocence, purity, loyalty and gentleness.

Daffodil

Like many of the flowers we’ve talked about, the legend of the origin of daffodils is also rooted in Easter. The legend says that Jesus was comforted by the first daffodil, which appeared in the garden of Gethsemane right before he was taken away for crucifixion. Daffodils symbolize rebirth and new beginnings, which is the epitome of both Easter and the spring season.

Hyacinth

Hyacinths are the perfect spring flower. They bloom early in the spring, and they come in a variety of beautiful colors associated with Easter, including white, pink, yellow and many different shades of purple. Hyacinths symbolize play and sport, and what’s the first thing most of us do in those initial warm, sunny days of spring? We get outside and play!

Let us help you celebrate Easter and welcome in the spring with the perfect flowers!

At Breen’s Florist, we’re proud to say that, when you want buy flowers in Pasadena, there’s no better flower shop to turn to. We have flowers for every occasion, and when you shop our Spring Collection, we’re confident that you’ll find the perfect arrangements to help you celebrate Easter and welcome in the spring. Best of all, when you sign up for our reward system, you get one point for every dollar you spend! Shop our Easter flowers today!

Go Green This St Patrick’s Day

Houston Florist delivers St Patrick's Day Flowers

As we approach St. Patrick’s Day our work, restaurant and school environments become increasingly greener (so to speak), in various shades of bright shamrock and deep emerald greens. Themed décor of leprechauns, four-leaf clovers, and all things Irish seem to appear as quickly as they disappear once the parades end and the green beer runs dry at your favorite local pub. While the sights and sounds of St. Patrick’s Day are always festive, we rarely hear anyone tout disappoint when the decorations come down since posters and cutouts of clovers, rainbows with gold pots and little green clad men are rarely impressive. “Our Patty’s Day décor is so gorgeous its Pinterest worthy,” said no one ever!

Luck of The Irish Bouquet Flowers in Houston, Texas

Here at Breen’s Florist we seemingly have the “luck of the Irish” for this occasion as many of our clients enjoy taking advantage of this week by choosing floral arrangements in different shades of green. This approach lends itself to an endless array of creative options for St. Patrick’s Day floral décor that can range from classy to whimsical, elegant to trendy, modern to sophisticated.

We recommend getting creative inspiration this time of year with green flowers like Shamrock Hydrangea, Bells of Ireland, Hypericum, Gladiolas, Lisianthus, Roses and Cymbidium Orchids to name a few. Give us a call at 713-227-3367 if you’d like to hear about even more green flower and accompanying green foliage ideas.

Green With Envy Flowers For St Patrick's Day in Houston, Texas

Yes, you can have St. Patrick’s Day décor in flowers that gives you many more options than the paper decoration that are not always appropriate for the overall look and feel you have established at your place of business. And when it comes to the sentiment of wishing someone a day filled with “the luck of the Irish” we can appreciate that thoughtful exchange because we feel lucky every day for our Breen’s clients.

Patriotic Arrangements to Celebrate the Fourth

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The Fourth of July is almost here- and that means outdoor fun, barbecue, and fireworks! It also means good times with friends and family. Whether you are joining the fun or hosting your own Independence Day event, the collection of 4th of July patriotic arrangements at Breen’s Florist will brighten any party.
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The festive bouquet shown above resembles the fireworks you’ve come to expect each Fourth of July, and is even named after the display! Fireworks showcases blue delphinium, red carnations, and white spider mums, which combine for a bright July 4th display.

Fun Fact: The Star-Spangled Banner, our beloved national anthem penned by Francis Scott Key, was originally written as a poem! Key observed the attack on Fort McHenry during the War of 1812 and wrote the poem that would later be put to music. It was chosen as our national anthem in 1931.

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Our Party in the USA design, featured above, includes red roses, white star-shaped lilies and blue hydrangea. Together these blooms create an elegant design that will enhance any Independence Day celebration.

What to Do on The Fourth: Gather the family and head down to Buffalo Bayou for Houston’s main Independence Day event – Freedom Over Texas, sponsored by Citgo. You’ll find live music, family activities, and the best fireworks show in Houston.
patriotic arrangementsRed Gerbera daisies are set against white hydrangea and accented by blue delphinium and an American flag. The Coming to America bouquet is one of our favorite patriotic arrangements and will fit right in at every Fourth of July gathering.

Whether you choose to celebrate at home, with friends or out on the town, Breen’s Florist is here to help you make the most of any Houston celebration this Fourth of July. Choose one of our spectacular designs, or talk to our floral experts about creating the perfect addition to your patriotic day.

 

 

 

Father’s Day Gifts for Sophisticated Dads

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Father’s Day is June 18 – and although you could head out to the hardware store or sporting goods emporium as usual, we have a new suggestion this year. How about sending Dad a sophisticated, dramatic or elegant floral arrangement for his office? You may not have ever thought of giving flowers to Dad, but these arrangements are bold and confident and perfect for anyone – and are sure to be conversation piece wherever they are sent. For Father’s Day gifts that are unexpectedly beautiful, come to Breen’s Florist.

Did You Know? Father’s Day is a relatively new holiday, established in 1966 by President Lyndon Johnson. The inspiration behind the holiday was William Smart, a single dad who had raised 6 children single handedly. His daughter felt that he deserved the same level of praise and recognition as moms traditionally received on Mother’s Day. Even though it was decades in the making, Father’s Day was finally recognized.  Continue reading

Patriotic Tributes for Memorial Day

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” – Joseph Campbell

There are few days of the calendar year that carry more significance than Memorial Day.  And although many see the holiday as a day off for barbecues and get-togethers, taking the time to honor the sacrifices of brave patriots who have gone before us is a great way to begin the day. Whether to adorn a grave site – or to send a floral arrangement to a family still mourning a loss – you can rely on the experts at Breen’s Florist to design and deliver Memorial Day flowers and patriotic tributes which properly recognize and honor them.  Continue reading

Inspired Mother’s Day Ideas for Your Mom

mother's day ideasEvery mom is special, with her own unique personality. And although every mother has her own gifts, talents, interests, and passions,  each mom has the power to make her family’s life richer and more beautiful. This Mother’s Day, Breen’s Florist would like to help you to find just the right way to honor your mom – from local outings to beautiful flowers! To find the best Mother’s Day gifts, start with your mother herself. What makes her happy?
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