Valentine’s Day is only a couple weeks away and it is coming up quickly. I want to be prepared for it so I’m starting to plan now. It’s time to show the people in our lives how much we love them.
Easter will be here soon, falling on Sunday, April 5th. My family celebrates with some fun traditions; we color and decorate Easter eggs a day or two before Easter and put in the refrigerator. On Easter morning the “Easter Bunny” takes them out and hides them around the house, both inside and outside, depending on the weather. My kids and the neighbor kids hunt for the eggs after dinner. Sometimes they would have so much fun that they would re-hide them and do it all over again. Believe me, it was quite entertaining, and my grown kids remember it still. Now the grandchildren enjoy the same tradition with just as much enthusiasm. Holidays are a time for tradition. I love being in the store and hearing the traditions of my customers. It is fun to hear how everyone celebrates. Easter is one of the first holidays in spring, and that means it is time for flowers!
Floral centerpieces make a great hostess gift
Our most popular arrangement for Easter is our candle centerpiece. Which includes an assortment of spring flowers that will brighten up any table. We use long lasting flowers so that they can be used for days to come. Most people celebrate by going to a family member’s house for dinner and it makes a great hostess gift.
Then, there is the ever so popular Easter Lily. We sell the traditional white lilies as well as colored ones that have become popular. The care and handling is the same for both kinds of lilies. I have provided some information and tips on lilies below.
Whatever your family traditions might be, I would like to wish you and your family a safe and Happy Easter. Remember that my staff and I at the Coborn’s in Sauk Rapids or at any floral shop in any Coborn’s store would love to help you with any of your floral needs for the season. Can’t make it in? Simply order online at http://www.floral.coborns.com/
Coborn’s Floral Manager, Sauk Rapids, MN
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Fall is here! The leaves are turning colors and the nights are getting cooler. I love the warm colors of autumn and as I drive through the back country roads, I see fields of pumpkins and make a mental note as to where they are. Each year my family picks a new pumpkin patch to visit and after we find that perfect pumpkin, we begin the carving. Everyone loves creating their unique jack-o-lantern for Halloween; some are cute and some are scary and they are all very cool.
With that creepy, scary holiday right around the corner, we have a fall crazy daisy bouquet available for the month of October for only $4.99 and you’re saving $3.00 from the original cost of $7.99. They are long lasting flowers that have a great pop of color. You can arrange them in so many different ways like: in a pumpkin, a painted tin can, a seasonal tumbler or a vase. You can give them as gifts to your friends, relatives, daycare providers or even a co-worker. It’s an inexpensive way to make someone’s day or you can just treat yourself to a bouquet and create your own masterpiece. Here are 4 simple steps to make the arrangements shown in this blog.
- Purchase plastic tumbler cups from the Coborn’s General Merchandise Department.
- Place water soiled piece of green floral foam into tumbler cups.
- Cut crazy daisy stems to desired length. (Note: These do not need to be cut underwater or at an angle, just simply cut with a scissor.)
- Place stems in green floral foam to create desired arrangement.
Did you know that Halloween is the second-largest commercial holiday, with Christmas being the first? With that being said, I invite you to check out our Halloween giftware, fall mums and bouquets. We have a lot of fun Halloween goodies here at Coborn’s!
I hope you take time to enjoy this season with friends and family. If nothing else, take a drive with your windows down and enjoy the colorful trees and the beauty that surrounds us. Maybe stop at Coborn’s and pick up a pumpkin to carve or set out on your step. Have a Spooktackular Halloween!
Coborn’s Floral Manager, Sauk Rapids, MN
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*Prices shown are available through October 31, 2014.
Every Memorial Day, families and communities across the nation take time to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation. Americans observe this special holiday in many different ways. My family attends a mass and then we go out to the cemetery for a military salute to recognize our local fallen soldiers.
On Memorial Day, the U.S. flag should be displayed at half-staff until noon. In the morning, the flag should be raised momentarily to the top and then lowered to half-staff. Americans can also honor prisoners of war and those missing in action by flying the POW/MIA flag.
Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day because communities honored their war dead by decorating their graves with flowers. Many Americans make special flower arrangements and deliver them as a family to grave sites of their loved ones and ancestors. Now almost everyone decorates their loved ones’ grave sites shortly before Memorial Day, so that when everyone comes to the cemetery it is decorated beautifully. We have several customers who have us arrange silk flowers in pots, vases and tombstone toppers on an annual basis. There are some who want fresh flowers in a vase or to simply lay by the headstone. We’ve had people call us from out of state to have us deliver flowers to the grave site for them. That can be a challenge because most people give us land marks or an approximate location. A cemetery map is available through the funeral home, and sometimes we need that. Every cemetery has different rules, as far as what is allowed. Some do not allow silk flowers; some do not allow anything placed on the ground, so we try to inform our customers about those rules. So no matter what our customers want, we can help them.
On behalf of me, my family, and my staff, we would like to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day. I would also like to extend a special “Thank You” to all who have served and those who are currently serving our country.
Coborn’s Floral Manager
Sauk Rapids, MN
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