What Rose Color Means What?

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and that means just one thing: flowers! You simply cannot show up to your dinner reservations, or whatever plans you have on February 14th, without having a bouquet of flowers to give your special someone. Red roses are a staple, and go a long way in showing your feelings and appreciation toward the one you love.

That said, what if you are choosing to celebrate the day of love with your family or a group of friends? If this is the case, and you still want to include special occasion flowers into the plans, then you might not want to gift red roses. After all, that is incredibly romantic, and we have to be realistic — not every Valentine’s Day is as romantic as you always want it to be. Sometimes spending the day with your close gal pals, your mom, sister, or even your entire family is the best way to celebrate.

Special occasion flowers are perfect for Valentine’s Day. Why? Because no matter what your plans are or who they are with, you can also incorporate a beautiful bouquet of blooms into the mix. Even if you’re purchasing them for yourself (nothing wrong with that!), having some roses next to you makes all the difference.

When it comes to buying flowers for your significant other, or someone who you want to be your significant other, you tend to go with red roses. Traditionally, red roses symbolize love and romance, and they are a timeless way to simply say, “I love you.” But what if you want to gift someone something a little more unique this Valentine’s Day? Roses come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, and finding some that push the envelope from the conventional red might be exactly what you need to express your love to your significant other, or your platonic friends.

In today’s post, we’re going to list out your rose color options and what each color means. If you’re looking for roses for Valentine’s Day, or special occasions flowers in general, don’t hesitate to contact Breen’s Florist.

Light Pink Roses – Red roses are beautiful, but there is such simplicity in a bouquet of light pink roses. While they can still represent love, pink roses technically mean “grace.” If you’re looking to give special occasion flowers to your close friends, sisters, or even mother, light pink roses are a wonderful, whimsical option.

Dark Pink Roses — Pink colors, in general, represent femininity and grace. And darker pink colors hint at appreciation. The two symbolisms together make for the most meaningful rose that you can gift your girlfriend, wife, or close platonic friends and family members.

Yellow Roses — Yellow roses are exactly what they look like: pure joy! The bright color adds some life and happiness into any situation, which is what makes this option ideal for any platonic Valentine’s Day gift giving. Plus, they’ll brighten up the room in a matter of moments!

Green Roses — Green isn’t necessarily the most romantic or whimsical color… that is, unless it’s a green rose. Green roses represent rejuvenation, refreshment, and energy. Whether you choose to gift these as they are or in a bouquet of other mixed flowers, you can’t go wrong with the lively look and feel of these roses.

White Roses — If you’ve noticed white roses included in weddings, you’ll now know why. Not only are they beautiful, elegant, and simple, but white roses symbolize purity, innocence, and new beginnings. That said, you don’t necessarily need a reason to include these simple blooms into your Valentine’s Day floral arrangements other than they are absolutely stunning to look at.

Peach Roses — You’ll be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t love the look of a peach-colored rose. According to Passion Growers, this rose options signifies gratitude and appreciation, making it an excellent option to give your significant other, or even a close friend or family member.

Orange Roses — If you like the look of peach roses, but are looking for something a bit more vibrant, orange roses are the way to go. Symbolizing excitement and enthusiasm, you’ll have no problem adding a little sprightliness into your Valentine’s Day with a bouquet of orange blooms.

Lavender Roses — Equal parts whimsical and elegant, lavender roses represent enchantment. They’re beautiful on their own or combined with other blooms in a large rose bouquet. The look and feel of the lavender rose can be as romantic as you want it to be, or simple and sweet. They are a versatile option for anyone wanting to express their love and desire romantically or platonically.

Burgundy Roses — Red roses are elegant, but burgundy roses are a little more intense. If you’re looking to change it up from the classic red rose, burgundy is your option. Representing beauty, these striking blooms will create a romantic air immediately.

No matter how you’re choosing to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, let Breen’s Florist help you with your floral arrangements. However you’re spending the day and with whoever you’ll be with, let a bouquet of special arrangement flowers make the day a little more special. Keep your Valentine’s flowers simple and classic with romantic red roses, or change it up with the other color options. Whatever you choose, Breen’s Florist is here to help. Give us a call and order your flower delivery today.

Be Prepared This Valentine’s Day With These Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Yes, it seems like Christmas was just last week, but it’s now time to trade in the holiday lights and tree (that you haven’t taken down yet…) for pink and red boxes of chocolates and special occasion flowers for Valentine’s Day. That said, we understand that planning for Valentine’s Day can be tricky some years. Since it feels like the month of January has flown by, making any large preparations for February 14th just hasn’t made a spot on the docket. But just because you’re feeling time-crunched doesn’t mean that you can’t still make Valentine’s Day a special experience for whoever you’re celebrating with.

Today we want to give you some ideas for gift-giving this Valentine’s Day. These are the essentials — the items you don’t want to show up without. Whether you have made dinner reservations at your favorite restaurant or you’re planning on cooking a romantic meal at home, you’re going to want to include these items in your celebration.

Chocolate

Like we briefly alluded to above, Valentine’s Day is nothing without the token heart-shaped box of chocolates. There really isn’t a better way to say, “I love you” than by showering your special someone with chocolate galore. One of the great things about giving chocolate is that it’s so simple, yet so effective, and you have many options. Do they like dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or both? Or, perhaps they aren’t a fan of chocolate, but enjoy other sweet treats. If this is the case, surprise them with their favorite box of candy, their favorite pastry or baked good, or even a pint of their favorite ice cream. Valentine’s Day is a time to indulge, so you’re not going to want to forget something sweet.

Heartfelt, Handwritten Card

While it’s always fun receiving (and giving!) little gifts and treats to your loved one, nothing can replace a thoughtful, handwritten card. Whether you’re treating your special someone to a glittering piece of jewelry, or you’re keeping it simple this year, you’re not going to want to forget a card. Take the time to pick out one at the store and share your thoughts, love, and appreciation via written word inside. Even though this is such a small effort, the gesture will be meaningful and something that will be remembered for years to come.

Special Occasion Flowers

Aside from the chocolate, the card, and maybe even their favorite bottle of wine, the one thing you don’t want to show up without is flowers. Gifting or sending flowers, in general, is an excellent way of sharing your love and appreciation for someone, but when it comes to special occasion flowers, they tend to mean more. Here at Breen’s Florist, we know the importance of giving and receiving flowers, no matter the occasion, but especially on Valentine’s Day. The last thing you want is to show up empty handed, so make sure you have a bouquet of roses to gift. Take a look at our rose floral arrangements and order your special occasion flowers from Breen’s today.

Inspire Happiness with Random Acts of Kindness

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Every year, the popularity of Random Acts of Kindness Day, observed on February 17th, grows a little stronger. Celebrated by organizations, groups, and individuals, this is a day that encourages everyone to simply sow a little kindness into someone else’s life. We at Breen’s Florist strive for this every day, and we want to help you be as successful as possible in spreading joy and kindness.

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”  – Winston Churchill Continue reading

College Care Packages for Every Student

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They are millions of college students heading back to campus this fall, and each of them has their own experience ahead of them. Whether your particular student is a few miles away or across the country, they will love answering their door to welcome a gift from you. After all, we never really outgrow a little hug from home when we are facing new challenges. You’ve got great kids, and when it comes to sending college care baskets, no one does it better than Breen’s Florist. Check out our website for gift baskets designed for your very special student.

college care packagesThe Coffee Addict – We love coffee anytime, but late night study sessions require caffeine! Let them make their favorite coffee right in their own dorm room with this direct ship basket of Starbucks coffee and biscotti.

The Dorm Room Picnic – There will be no starving students when you send our Cheeseboard Complete gift package. Crackers, cheese, nuts, and waters are the perfect fare for an all-night cram session.

The Health Nut – For your student who craves a healthier option, our selection of fruit baskets is likely to satisfy. Fresh and Juicy not only delivers fruit but also wheat grass – its a juice bar in a box!

The Chocoholic – Let’s face it, there are just times in life when you need chocolate! There are very few problems college gift baskets
that indulging in chocolate can’t solve – so if your student is experiencing a bit of homesickness, or is trying to adapt to his new schedule, this basket will provide delicious comfort.

Storage Included – Space is often at a premium in dorm rooms, so the fact that many of our gift baskets come in beautiful baskets that can be utilized as storage containers once the contents are gone.

The Spa Treatment – College can be stressful, so what better way to calm nerves than with a beautiful spa basket? Fragrant body butters, dusting powders, spa soaps, lotions and hydrating lip balms are combined with tea and cookies for a perfect break in routine.

Every student is different, and there is a gift for each one of them. Whether to help them study or to calm their nerves, a gift from home is sure to do the trick. In Houston and Belleair, your one stop college gift shop is Breen’s Florist.