Floral Design In The Holidays

What to get during each season

Why is this important?

You might be wondering why knowing this information is important, well here's why. Through out the year many holidays come and go and it's very important to know what type of floral designs to buy for your loved ones, and here is where you can find all of that information. We'll be covering everything from Valentines day to Christmas to help you this new year.

Valentines Day

Big image

The Holiday

As many know Valentines day is a day to show your girlfriends and boyfriends that you love them and want to make them happy. This holiday is focused on showering your girlfriends or wives in chocolates, flowers, romantic cards, and willingly sitting through a Nicholas sparks film. For others it's just another reminder that they're single and an excuse to eat ice cream out of the tub while sitting in piles of tears as they watch Noah tell Allie that he wrote her 365 letters trying to get hold of her.

The History

So where did we get the strange idea to give people chocolates, teddy bears and flowers on February 14th? Well this day of romance is named for Christian Martyr, and dates all the way back to the 5th century. It roots back to the ancient Roman festival Lupercalia which was celebrated on February 15th but the Pope changed the pagan festival to be a Christian feast day which we now celebrate on February 14th and know as St. Valentines day. To this day it is still a mystery which St. Valentine the holiday was named after but it is said that all three St. valentine's were married on February 14th.
Big image

Color and Price Range

ranges of reds, pinks, and purples are the most common and popular colors used during this season. Here and there you will also see whites and yellows.


Prices can differ depending on what flowers you are buying and how big your arrangement is. prices can start at $29.99 and go all up to $129.99

Types of Flowers

What types of flowers are the best to get during this holiday? well here is a list of the top sellers and their time frame.


  • Roses (available yearly)
  • Gerbera Daisies ( yearly)
  • Tulips (yearly)
  • Alstroemeria (summer)
  • Casa Blanca Lilies (spring and fall)
  • Orchids (spring and early fall)
  • Carnations (yearly)
  • Sunflowers (summer and portion of fall)
  • Irises (summer and fall)
  • Gardenias (spring till fall)

Mothers Day

The Holiday

This is the day to celebrate and honor the one who brought us into this world. The woman who is constantly looking out for you and loving you. On this special day we take our mothers or wives and shower them in love with flowers, foot massages, dinner, etc.

The History

Created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official holiday in 1914. This celebration usually lands on the second Sunday in May and involves giving mothers flowers, cards, and gifts. This holiday can be traced back Greeks and Romans who would have festivals to celebrate the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele. But the modernized holiday is now the Christian festival known as "Mothering Sunday."
Big image

Color and Price Range

Because Mother's day is in spring you will see a lot of pastel colors including

  • Pink
  • Purple
  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Blue
  • and White

When it comes to prices; they can start anywhere from $19.99 and go all the way up to $59.98 depending on the flowers your getting and the quantities of each arrangement.

Types of Flowers

  • Roses (midspring to fall)
  • Lilacs (spring)
  • Irises (spring to summer)
  • Orchids (spring and early fall)
  • Carnations (all year)
  • Tulips (spring)
  • Lilies (spring)
  • Daisies (spring)

Christmas

The Holiday

On this giving day we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. We spend our weeks singing songs with our family's and we snuggle up by the fire with our hot cocoa while watching classic Christmas movies. Then on Christmas morning we all come together to give gifts to the people we love.

The History

Christmas is not only a sacred Christian holiday but also a commercial phenomenon. Popular customs include decorating Christmas Trees, attending Church, hanging up lights, giving gifts, etc. The holiday started off as a pagan holiday but in the fourteenth century Christians decided to make Christmas the time to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Some say that they did this to adopt and absorb the pagan holiday and traditions.
Big image

Colors and Price Range

Because Christmas is known for their specific colors, there won't be much of a range. The colors that are most used are...

  • Red
  • White
  • Green
  • and occasionally pink


Just like any other arrangements prices vary on the amount of flowers used and what flowers you buy/order. Prices start at $19.99 and go all the way up to $59.98

Types of Flowers

  • Roses (midspring to fall)
  • Poinsettias (winter)
  • Chrysanthemums (early fall)
  • Orchids (Spring early fall)
  • Carnations (yearly)
  • Lilies (spring)
  • Anemone (fall to spring)
  • Lisianthus (late winter)
  • Hyancinths (spring)