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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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

Breen’s Florist – Mother’s Day

mother's dayAlthough some suspect that Mother’s Day was invented by the greeting card companies, it has a historical back-story which involves the Civil War, a woman in West Virginia and President Woodrow Wilson! As we plan to honor our moms on May 8th, let’s take a look at some of the fun facts surrounding this most special of days.

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  • In Greek mythology, spring festivals were celebrated to honor Rhea, who was considered to be the mother of many other gods.
  •  Romans held a three-day festival named Hilaria, which was dedicated to the mother goddess Cybele. There were parades, games, and masquerades; as well as offerings made at her temple.
  • In the 1600’s, Mothering Sunday took place on the 4th Sunday of Lent in England, and was originally meant to “call people home to Mother Church”. It involved prayers and children giving their moms flowers.
  • Before, during and after the Civil War, women were actively involved in organizing for social issues. Ann Jarvis established “Mother’s Work Days” and “Mother’s Friendship Days” to unite mothers of soldiers for reconciliation, as well as to fight for community causes.

mother's dayAnna Jarvis (daughter of Ann) wanted to carry out her mother’s dream of having a national day just for moms. Her efforts were rewarded when in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a Joint Resolution designating the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. Anna was known to give out carnations, her mother’s favorite flower, on that day. Giving flowers is still one of the most beloved traditions that we have.

mother's dayAbout 25% of all flowers purchased throughout the year are purchased on this day, and the carnation has remained as the unofficial ambassador of the holiday. Roses, orchids, and other vibrant spring blooms are also popular choices, as they bring life and happiness to anyone who receives them. This Mothers’ Day, start your tradition and send Mom a gorgeous floral bouquet from Breen’s Florist. It is a custom she will cherish and look forward to all year long. Whether she lives in Houston or across the country – let us help you to honor Mom this May 8th.

TV Mom Showdown

TV Mom ShowdownSome of the greatest TV moms were laid back, others were a bit overbearing, a few taught us lessons with their animated (literally) personalities, and so many of them tried just a little too hard to be cool. Whatever their onscreen personalities were, these TV moms helped raise us while filling our homes with laughter and tears. They gave us a peek into the lives of families we fell in love with and grew with each week. But whoever they were, none could compare to our real life moms.

This Mother’s Day choose from a mix of classic and modern moms to help us decide who the ultimate TV mom is! You just might win the chance to celebrate your real mom with a $100 gift certificate from Breen’s Florist!

Enter your email address, first & last name, then cast your vote! If the TV mom that you choose wins, you’ll be entered to win a $100 gift certificate — so you can give a great gift this Mother’s Day! Enter once per day to make sure that your pick is the winner, and share your story on Facebook. 

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A Winner will be chosen at random on May 8th and notified by email. Happy Mother’s Day!

Best Mother’s Day Flowers

Mother's DayWhen you were a child, you showed your mother your love with a handful of fresh picked dandelions. Today, show your love in a more sophisticated way with a beautifully arranged bouquet of flowers for Mother’s Day. With the help of Breen’s Florist, you can deliver a symbol of your love and thankfulness for your mother easily.

The History of Mother’s Day

Honoring mothers and motherhood is an ancient tradition, and countries throughout the world have celebrations and days dedicated to moms. The modern American Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908. After Anna’s mom died, she began a campaign to have a day set aside to honor moms and the sacrifices they make for their children. She argued that most modern holidays were centered on men, and that women needed a day to be celebrated for their most valued achievement – motherhood. The country caught on quickly, and it became an official U.S. holiday in 1914.

Most years, Mother’s Day will be held the second Sunday in May. It’s the modern tradition to present moms with flowers, cards and gifts on this day. Adults will give Mother’s Day gifts both to their own mothers, and to the mothers of their children. Sometimes people will give Mother’s Day gifts to other moms they know but are not necessarily related to.

Mother’s Day Options from Breen’s Florist

Most moms love the sentimentality and beauty of floral arrangements. For this reason, flowers are a traditional Mother’s Day gift. Breen’s Florist has several options you can use to honor your own mother, and we will gladly deliver them to any moms and women living in the greater Houston area.

Sweet Twilight is a popular option for Mother’s Day. The purple and pink roses and other flowers in this arrangement capture the beauty of moms. The arrangement features Breen’s Florist’s signature Twilight roses, which have a sweet fragrance.

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Sweet Twilight

Live plants are another great choice for Mother’s Day. We will gladly send her a beautiful live blooming plant decorated with a bird’s nest. This gift will continue blooming well past Mother’s Day, serving as a long-term remembrance of your love and thankfulness.

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Blooming Plants

As you prepare for Mother’s Day, make your gift-giving easy with the help of Breen’s Florist. Browse our arrangements today to find one that will complete your gift-giving needs.