Holiday Floral Scrapbook

By: Reese Roehrig 3B

Valentines Day

Each year on February 14th, many people exchange cards, candy, gifts or flowers with their special "valentine." The day of romance we call Valentine's Day is named for a Christian martyr and dates back to the 5th century, but has origins in the Roman holiday Lupercalia. In addition to the United States, Valentine's day is celebrated in Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France and Australia. All countries celebrate it by a couple giving gifts to each other.

Common Arrangements

  • Low centerpieces in square containers embellished with beaded wire
  • Fresh flowers casually designed in simple glass vessel
  • Compacted designs
  • Pave rose arrangements (short stems tightly grouped to form a flat, uniform surface of beautiful rose buds)
  • Natural and organic looks
  • Floral arrangements displayed in geometric glass containers, such as cubes and cylinders
  • Containers in exciting, funky color palettes, such as fuchsia, bright orange, nile green, or peach
  • Small vases connected together to display single blossoms
  • Arrangements with braided foliages accents or lacey bear grass accents
  • Flower stems designed inside the clear glass vase
  • Handled baskets for platns

Price Range for the Arrangements

  • $20-$50

Color Schemes

  • Purples
  • Oranges
  • Hot Pinks
  • Radiant Orchid
  • Spring Pastels such as romantic, muted hues of smoky lavenders and dusty pinks
  • Purple-pink combos
  • Purple-red combos
  • Vintage whites and ivory, blush pink, grey and silver
  • Orange, yellows and reds are “too hot to handle”
  • Lime greens, oranges, hot pinks with accents of dark eggplant blooms
  • Your sweetheart’s favorite color

Commonly Used Flowers

  • Red Roses
  • Tulips
  • Gerbera Daisies
  • Hydrangea
  • Orchids
  • Fragrant flowers such as gardenias, freesia and hyacinths
  • Callas
  • Succulents
  • Roses in a variety of colors: orange roses are hotter than hot; peach roses; lavender roses; and pastel roses
  • Lilies


These flowers are used because they symbolize passionate love.

Flower Availability

Flowers available during February: Lilies, Alstromeria, Calla, Delphinium, Gerbera, Hydrangea, Iris, Kangaroo Paw, Lilies, Orchids, Lisianthus, Paper Whites, Stock, Roses, Snap Dragon, Sunflowers, and Tulips

Easter

History

In Christianity, Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ and is known throughout the world as a celebration of spring. It is also celebrated in Spain, Sardinia, Finland, Poland, France, Greece, Norway, Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary. In Finland, people burn bonfires because they believe that the fire wards off witches that fly around between Good Sunday and Easter. In Poland, boys splash each other with water. Girls who get soaked are said to marry within a year.
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Common Arrangements

Common arrangements include a mix of tulips, roses, lilies, and daisies with fillers, such as Queen Anne's Lace, to complement the lighter colors of spring.

Price Range

$40-$80

Color Schemes

Brighter and pastel colors are common in Easter arrangements because Easter occurs in the spring.

Commonly Used Flowers

Spring flowers include: tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, iris, daisies, lily of the valley, violets, pansies, lilies, mini carnations, gerbera daisies, pussywillow, and flowering branches such as forsythia and cherry blossoms.


These flowers are commonly used because they represent sweet, nurturing feelings of the spring season.

Flower Availability

Flowers available during April: Tulip, Alstromeria, Calla, Cornflower, Delphinium, Gerbera, Freesia, Iris, Kangaroo Paw, Lilies, Lisianthus, Mini Polymin (Mini Cymbidium), Orchid, Peonies, Ranunculus, Roses, Snap Dragon, Stock, and Sunflowers.

Mothers Day

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History

The American version of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908, becoming an official U.S. holiday in 1914. Jarvis' mother passed away in May of 1905, and to commemorate her, she had a celebration each year. She later petitioned that Mother's Day become an official holiday to honor all the sacrifices mothers make for their children. Mother's Day is also celebrated in the U.K., India, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Turkey, Australia, Mexico, Canada, China, Japan and Belgium. Most countries celebrate this day like in the U.S. on the second Sunday of May. However, Mexico has a fixed date-the tenth. Every country celebrates Mother's Day by giving gifts to their mother and spending the day thanking them.

Common Arrangements

A dozen to a couple dozen roses are bought, either long or short stemmed. Other arrangements include a bouquet of spring flowers which include multi-colored tulips or spring arrangements, which use several types of the listed flowers in the bottom section.

Commonly Used Flowers

Spring flowers are used for Mothers Day because it is held in May.


Lilies, Alstromeria, Calla, Delphinium, Gerbera, Hydrangea, Iris, Kangaroo Paw, Lilies, Orchids, Lisianthus, Paper Whites, Stock, Roses, Snap Dragon, Sunflowers, and Tulips.


These flowers are used because they represent thankfulness and care.

Price Range

$20-$60

Color Schemes

Bright colors, such as purples, pinks, whites, and yellows, are usually the main colors used in these arrangements.

Flower Availability

Common spring flowers are used for convenience- Lilies, Alstromeria, Calla, Delphinium, Gerbera, Hydrangea, Iris, Kangaroo Paw, Lilies, Orchids, Lisianthus, Paper Whites, Stock, Roses, Snap Dragon, Sunflowers, and Tulips.

Thanksgiving

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History

In 1612, 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. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November. Thanksgiving is unique to the U.S., although other countries do honor their history with other special events.

Common Arrangements

Some commonly seen arrangements include asymmetrical arrangements with autumn colors, asymmetrical arrangement with mums or roses with a candle somewhere throughout, triangle arrangements with large flowers such as sunflowers.

Commonly Used Flowers

Chrysanthemums , bittersweet, gerbera daisies, roses, carnations, alstroemeria, lilies, wheat, solidago, mote casino, marigolds, sunflowers


These flowers are used to symbolize happiness and energy during the Thanksgiving season.

Price Range

$30-$70

Color Schemes

Darker reds, oranges, burnt yellows

Flower Availability

Flowers seen during this time include sunflowers, mums, daisies, asiatic lilies, roses and hypericum berries, all of which are used in arrangements during the fall season.

Christmas

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History

Originated from the Christian belief that Jesus was born on December 25. People attend mass in the morning and give gifts to friends and family. Later in the day, everyone sits down to eat a meal together. Christmas is celebrated all around the world. In Asia, instead or red they use blue.

Common Arrangements

Floral arrangements include asymmetrical arrangements with red, white and green flowers, pots with poinsettias- varying with colors such as white, red, auburn or green, and asymmetrical arrangements with roses and lilies/daisies that have pine cones or candles placed throughout it. Red roses with pines or foliage are a common, simple arrangement. Red gerbera are also used with pines or green foliage as center pieces. Ornaments are also often used as accents to arrangements.

Price Range

$50-$120

Commonly Used Flowers

Poinsettias, roses, carnations, lilies, daisies, cyclamen, and mums


These flowers are used to symbolize the holly jolly festivities of the Christmas season

Color Schemes

Reds, greens, white, silver, and gold

Flower Availability

Flowers Available During December: Poppies, Alstromeria, Calla, Delphimium, Gardenias, Gerbera, Kangaroo Paw, Liatris, Lilies, Lisianthus, Larkspur, Paper Whites, Peonies, Pointsettias, Roses, Tulips, Snap Dragon, Stephanotis, and Sunflowers

Halloween

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History

Originated from Ireland where people try to scare off the dead. Today people celebrate it by dressing up in costumes and handing out candy.Halloween, one of the world’s oldest holidays, is still celebrated today in a number of countries around the globe. In Mexico and other Latin American countries, Día de los Muertos—the Day of the Dead—honors deceased loved ones and ancestors. In countries such as Ireland, Canada and the United States, adults and children alike revel in the popular Halloween holiday, which derived from ancient festivals and religious rituals. Traditions include costume parties, trick-or-treating, pranks and games.

Common Arrangements

Arrangements include asymmetrical arrangements of yellow and orange flowers, triangle arrangements where bright flowers make up the triangle, asymmetrical arrangements with asiatic lilies and autumn colored flowers.

Price Range

$40-$60

Commonly Used Flowers

Asiatic lilies, Hyacinthus, Alstroemeria, Gerbera, Daffodil, Freesia, Iris, Kangaroo Paw, Lilies, Magnolia, Orchids, Roses, Snap Dragon, Stock, Sunflowers, and Zinnia


These flowers are used to symbolize spookiness of the lost souls during the

Halloween season.

Color Schemes

Red, yellow, purple, black, orange, pink, magenta, green and brown

Flower Availability

Flowers available in October: Carnations, Delphinium, Hyacinthus, Alstromeria, Gerbera, Daffodil, Freesia, Iris, Kangaroo Paw, Lilies, Magnolia, Orchids, Roses, Snap Dragon, Stock, Sunflowers, and Zinnia