Thanksgiving Centerpieces for your Celebration

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Of all the Thanksgiving traditions, none is more anticipated than sitting down to dinner. Whether in the kitchen cooking or in the den watching football – the aromas wafting through the house are enough to make us all a little crazy waiting for the food to be ready! When you call your guests to the table this year, greet them with a spectacular new floral centerpiece from Breen’s Florist!
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Traditional Thanksgiving Celebrations

traditional Thanksgiving celebrations

As with all of our favorite holidays, traditional Thanksgiving celebrations are filled with well-loved customs and special memories. Some traditions are historical, some cultural and some are specific to our own family – but each one is anticipated eagerly. As we prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday at Breen’s Florist, we are designing beautiful creations for the seasonal decor, centerpieces, and arrangements that will transform your home. While we are preparing for Thanksgiving in Houston, we thought you would like to learn about the origins of some of our favorite holiday traditions.
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Rich Halloween Colors and Designs

Halloween Colors

Now that we are deep into the fall season, the holidays are right around the corner. One of the most beloved aspects of all of the autumn festivities are the vivid hues and Halloween colors that will transform your home or office, When you are looking for a sophisticated and elegant way to celebrate the holidays of fall, the artistic designs at Breen’s Florist are the premium choice in Houston.
Halloween colorsThe richness of these red and orange roses is undeniable. Set off perfectly by the burnt orange pumpkin container, this arrangement is a quintessential autumn masterpiece. It is ideal for home or office, or to give as a gorgeous hostess gift. Plus, you can use the pumpkin for your home decor for many years to come.

Just because we have grown up doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate Halloween. This beautiful and luxurious floral design showcases all of the amazing and unmistakable colors of the season – in fiery glory. Lilies, roses, and gerbera daisies are the perfect Halloween flowers for your Halloween table. Halloween colors

There is nothing quite like this time of year – these unique Halloween colors are everywhere! Whether you are looking to decorate your front entrance or your front office, these amazing bouquets and designs are the best available. Call Breen’s Florist to experience our new gorgeous fall collection.

Father’s Day Gifts He’ll Love

father's dayThere is a lot of mystery surrounding the genesis of Father’s Day – there are no fewer than five people in history who have claimed that the idea was theirs. The bill was bounced around in Congress for five decades before it was finally declared to be a national holiday – a full 40 years after we decided to honor Mom! Although it may have taken everyone a little longer to officially celebrate a father’s role in our lives, it caught on quickly. The holiday is celebrated in over 140 countries in a variety of ways.

father's dayIn over half of those nations, including the United States, Father’s Day is observed on the third Sunday of June, This year, they day falls on June 19 – and here at Breen’s, we’d like to help you get started on finding a truly fun and unique gift for Dad, instead of running out at the last minute to buy a necktie! This year, give him something he will love. For instance, a gift basket of indulgent snacks all for him will make watching the game all the more pleasurable. If you are nice to him, he may even let you try some of these delicious items.

father's dayIf Dad has an office and works hard, give him a gift that he will enjoy year round. He is sure to admire this succulent garden that is reminiscent of the hike through the Texas desert. This beautiful arrangement is masculine, sophisticated and long lasting – and we know he will love having it in his line of sight while he is working as a reminder of how much you love and appreciate him.

These are just two of the gifts available at Breen’s – we have much more! Surprise him with your creativity and thoughtfulness this year, with a personal gift from Breen’s Florist.

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.

The Best Way to Celebrate Administrative Professionals Week

administrative professionalsSince the WWII era, Administrative Professionals Day has been celebrated in America and around the world. This year the observance falls on April 27th and is the perfect time to show these irreplaceable employees that their hard work is truly appreciated. A recent online poll asked administrative professionals to identify additional responsibilities they carried that were not part of the normal job description. This led to a wide range of surprising answers – such as accounting, human resources director, and even concierge. Some even listed “miracle worker” as part of their answer; is there any wonder we rely so heavily on these colleagues?

Another surprising outcome of the survey was the fact that about two-thirds of company employees consider the administrative personnel to be even more important to the daily functionality of the business than the owner or boss. Certainly, these people have been given a great amount of responsibility – and for that, they should be shown the proper appreciation. This month, join Breen’s Florist in finding beautiful ways to honor them for their contributions.

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Every office environment is different. If you have a sleek, modern space, consider sending an elegant orchid. Or perhaps your company is comfortable and friendly, and a large bouquet of wildflowers would perfectly fit the décor. Succulent gardens are unique and innovative arrangements that any professional atmosphere will benefit from; these beautiful plants bring a calm and beautiful sense of nature to the space.

Over time, we have stopped viewing these skilled workers as mere secretaries and realize their skill in technology, multi-tasking, coordinating schedules and interfacing with our clients. Administrative professionals are an important part of our organizations and our Houston economy. Don’t let their talent and loyalty be overlooked this April. Call Breen’s Florist today and schedule your delivery.

Breen’s Florist – Easter Flowers

easter flowersEvery flower is unique and special, and each family’s Easter tradition has differences as well. Whether your Easter includes a religious observance, or you plan on spending the day hunting for Easter eggs, there is no question that everyone holds the holiday in a special place. It seems however we celebrate, and whatever our customs – flowers are always a meaningful part of it.

 

There are many flowers that have come to symbolize springtime, and by extension, the Easter holiday. The most commonly associated flower to Easter is the white lily; the magnificent blossom is thought to signify divinity and renewal, it is closely tied to the biblical Resurrection story. The crocus is known to be the first heralder of the new season, the adventurous blooms often poke up through snow and frost, seemingly impatient for the beginning of spring. The daffodil is also one of the first flowers that appears in the spring; its sunny demeanor and warm vibrant hue make it one of the most popular blooms to give and receive during the Easter season.

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Spring is all about the colors, and the Easter palettes range from pastels to vibrant. Whatever the hue, however, seasonal spring flowers are gorgeous, exciting, vivid and striking. Tulips may be one of the most recognizable flowers of spring, and don’t seem to feel truly at home during any other season. To celebrate all the beauty and hope of the season, accentuate your home décor with this extravagant bouquet of tulips. Whether to greet guests at the front door, or to grace your holiday table – this eye-catching display will impress all who see it.

 

Spring brings with it fresh outlooks and fresh dreams – make sure to decorate your world with fresh flowers as well. Breen’s Florist is your one stop shop for all your Easter and spring floral needs – as Houston’s premier florist, we look forward to providing you with floral arrangements and bouquets for every occasion.

Breen’s Florist – International Women’s Day

women's dayInternational Women’s Day is celebrated annually on March 8th. Set aside as a day to honor women around the world, the holiday is over a century old and is observed in over 30 countries. Since 1977, when the United Nations recognized the day, there has been a theme named every year. Themes have ranged from awareness of violence towards women, to women combating poverty in rural countries. In 2016, the movement will get behind “Make it Happen!”, a reference to achieving parity for all women.

 

Unfortunately, in some regions women are still fighting for basic freedoms and even safety. For countries in the West, the day is meant to stand in solidarity with those women, and champion change. In the United States, we also celebrate the contributions of the women who have played key roles in making our country great. From Clara Barton, the founder of the Red Cross; to Serena Williams, tennis champion; from abolitionist Harriet Tubman to First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt – women are woven into the very fabric of our history and legacy.

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Every day, women across Houston and across the country continue to have significant impact on the lives of others. Whether influencing their own family or friends, making laws, curing disease or educating the next generation – women in this country enjoy a vast array of opportunity to make a difference. For the influential woman in your life, Breen’s has floral arrangements and bouquets that celebrate them – orchids represent refinement, alstromeria signify wealth and prosperity, and daffodils convey respect and esteem. What do you want to say?

 

For the perfect flowers, flowering plant or green plant to honor your special women, stop into Breen’s Florist today. March 8th, we honor women everywhere, and look forward to a day that all women can live free of fear or inequality

Valentine’s Day Flowers for All of the Women in Your Life

valentine's dayValentine’s Day is all about the romance – red roses and chocolates for your sweetheart – but there is much more to this special day.

 

Breen’s Florist has the bouquets and floral arrangements that will make your beloved swoon, but we also have gorgeous flowers for every other person in your life who deserves some love! This Valentine’s Day, call Breen’s and order stunning gifts for your mom, your friends and your daughters. We have something for everyone, because Valentine’s Day is about celebrating love of family and friends as well.

 

Mom or Grandma – or any woman of influence!

Moms are pretty special, that is for sure. Send her a beautiful arrangement to let her know that you appreciate all the years of devotion and sacrifice. But many of us had other women step in to help us grow – so whether a grandmother, an aunt or a very special lady, if she had an impact on your life, let her know you love her.

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Sister, best friend or favorite work colleague: Sisterhood, whether by blood or by friendship, is a very special thing. The laughter, the secrets, the camaraderie, the memories – all irreplaceable, and you wouldn’t trade them for the world. Tell all of your sisters and friends that you love having them in your life.

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Daughter or granddaughter : Even if she’s grown, your daughter is still your little girl. Send her a bouquet, here in Houston or across the miles and let her know that she is always close to your heart! For young daughters or granddaughters, how about a plush teddy who comes “bearing gifts” of chocolate?

 

Call Breen’s Florist today, and make sure to order early! We have the perfect bouquet, floral arrangement or gift to shower your loved one with hearts, flowers and chocolates this Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day Flowers at Breen’s Florist

valentine's day flowersWhen it comes to February 14th, romance should be extravagant. Breen’s Florist has a special Valentines collection that will overwhelm your special someone with love.

 

To really make a dramatic impression, how about turning Valentine’s Day into Valentine’s Week? With the holiday falling on a Sunday, you have the opportunity to send your flowers early, to stand out from the crowd and ensure the best selection! Send flowers and gifts throughout the week leading up to Valentine’s Day; or present them with a lavish bouquet at a Friday night dinner. In this way, your love is celebrated for more than just one day – as it should be!

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Each year, red roses comprise over 50% of the total flowers sent; making them the most sought after Valentine’s bloom. Avoid the rush and order today, then sit back and relax. This classic expression of love will be on its way, and you won’t have to worry about it at the last minute!

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If your sweetheart is unconventional or adventurous, Breen’s has elegant, exotic and exciting flowers that will communicate your feelings in a unique way. We absolutely love this creative design – at over 2 feet tall, this arrangement of pure white calla lilies, phaleos orchids and hydrangea will impress your love in a big way; not to mention let her know that she is truly one of a kind.

 

 

Breen’s is the premiere florist in Houston for good reason – our expert florists live and breathe flowers, and love to create the perfect floral arrangements and bouquets for every occasion. This Valentine’s Day, browse the website for inspiration, or give us a call. If you don’t see what you are envisioning, we’ll design something just for you. Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it – order your flowers today!