Holiday Floral Scrapbook

Kristen Sproat 3B

Valentine's Day

History of the holiday

How did it start?

Romans had festivals where boys drew names of girls from a box, to become boyfriend and girlfriend during the festival. The church wanted to turn it into a Christian celebration and use it to remember St Valentine.

Why did it start?

Pope Gelasius l recast this festival as a Christian feast day circa 496, declaring February 14th to be St. Valentine's Day.

How is it celebrated?

People exchange gifts such as cards, chocolate, and flowers to celebrate romance.

Where did it start?

It began in ancient Rome.

If it is celebrated in other countries, how?

It is also celebrated in Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France, and Australia. They celebrate similar to the United States and exchange notes.

What types of arrangements are common for this holiday?

Roses are the most common flower and are used in many arrangements. Arrangements vary due to how popular the holiday is.

Price Range-

$10-$100s

Color Schemes-

Mostly red and pink

Types of flowers and why-

Roses are most popular, because they symbolize love and romance.

Flowers available during this time period-

Alstromeria, Delphimium, Hydrangeas, Iris, and Roses

Arrangements for Valentines's Day

Mother's Day

History of the Holiday

How did it start?
The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914.

Why did it start?

It can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele

How is it celebrated?

Family members present their mothers with flowers and other tokens of appreciation.

Where did it start?

Ancient Rome and Greece

If it is celebrated in other countries, how?

Yes, traditions vary depending on the country. In Thailand, for example, Mother’s Day is always celebrated in August on the birthday of the current queen, Sirikit. In Ethiopia,families gather each fall to sing songs and eat a large feast as part of Antrosht, a multi-day celebration honoring motherhood.

What types of arrangements are common for this holiday?

Purple, white, and pink arrangements that involve alstroemeria are very common.

Price Range-

$10-$50

Color Schemes-

purple, white,pink,red

Types of flowers and why-

Alstroemeria shows gracefulness. Roses display classiness.

Flowers available during this time period-

Delphinium,Tweedia, Peony, Pink Ranunculus, Pink Rose, Sweet Pea

Arrangements for Mother's Day

Easter

History of the HOliday

How did it start?

The exact origins of this religious feast day’s name are unknown. Some sources claim the word Easter is derived from Eostre, a Teutonic goddess of spring and fertility.

Why did it start?

It celebrates Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead.

How is it celebrated?

In addition to Easter’s religious significance, it also has a commercial side, as evidenced by Easter eggs and bunnies.

Where did it start?

It is unknown where it originally began.

If it is celebrated in other countries, how?

Yes, but not with Easter bunnies or chocolate, but with your family.

What types of arrangements are common for this holiday?

Pastel arrangements with lilies are a very common arrangement.

Price Range-

around $50

Color Schemes-

yellows, green, and pinks (pastels)

Types of flowers and why-

The white lily is the most popular flower and represents love and hope.

Flowers available during this time period-

Lilies are available for just a couple of weeks, which make them a special gift.

Thanksgiving

History of the HOliday

How did it start?

In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies.

Why did it start?

In November 1621, after the Pilgrims’ first corn harvest proved successful, Governor William Bradford organized a celebratory feast.

How is it celebrated?

It is celebrated with cooking, turkey and sharing a meal with family and friends.

Where did it start?

New England

If it is celebrated in other countries, how?

Canada celebrates with festivals.

What types of arrangements are common for this holiday?

Arrangements that involve daisies with autumn flowers are a very common arrangement.

Price Range-

around $50

Color Schemes-

Autumn colors such as orange, reds, and yellows

Types of flowers and why-

Roses, orchids and daisies are popular and create warmth and display friendliness..

Flowers available during this time period-

Roses, orchids and daisies are available during this time period.

Christmas

History of the holiday

How did it start?

Roman pagans first introduced the holiday of Saturnalia, a week long period of lawlessness celebrated between December 17-25.

Why did it start?

It started as a Christian holiday honoring the birth of Jesus Christ.

How is it celebrated?

People celebrate by spending time with their family, and celebrating Christmas traditions, such as giving gifts, and receiving them from Santa Claus.

Where did it start?

Saturnalia

If it is celebrated in other countries, how?

Yes, by spending time with their families and giving presents.

What types of arrangements are common for this holiday?

Red and green arrangements with poinsettia are very common.

Price Range-

$15-$70

Color Schemes-

reds and greens

Types of flowers and why-

Poinsettia is known for its red and green foliage and is widely used in Christmas floral displays.

Flowers available during this time period-

Seasonal flowers and plants such as Poinsettia, Christmas cactus, holly, Christmas rose, ivy, mistletoe, form a major part of traditional Christmas decoration.

New Year's Day

History of the holiday

How did it start?

Caesar instituted January 1 as the first day of the year, partly to honor the month’s namesake: Janus, the Roman god of beginnings, whose two faces allowed him to look back into the past and forward into the future.

Why did it start?

It originally started in ancient Babylon, to celebrate the New Year.

How is it celebrated?

Many people celebrate New Year's Ever, and celebrate by counting down to the New Year, making resolutions, and enjoy different types of food. There is a dropping of a giant ball in New York City.

Where did it start?

ancient Babylon

If it is celebrated in other countries, how?

Yes, by counting down to the other countries, and celebrate by all coming together.

What types of arrangements are common for this holiday?

White and yellow flowers with lillies are extremely popular.

Price Range-

$20-$100s

Color Schemes-

White and yellow

Types of flowers and why-

Stargazer lillys are very popular and symbolize purity.

Flowers available during this time period-

poppies, Gardenias, Lillium Casablanca

Arrangements for New Year's