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Thanksgiving Flowers – An Inspired Addition to Your Home

Family Gathering Centerpiece

Family Gathering Centerpiece

Why send Thanksgiving flowers? Thanksgiving is a holiday with a long history in North America. It is often associated with the Pilgrims of Massachusetts, but some claim the first Thanksgiving actually held on this continent took place in 1578 in Newfoundland, when English explorer Martin Frobisher held a ceremony to give thanks for having survived his failed attempt at finding a northern passage to the Orient. After this first celebration, other variations on Thanksgiving occurred in locales across North America. Some were occasions for giving thanks, while others owed their origins to the harvest festivals that were common in Europe at the time. By the late 1800s, Thanksgiving was enshrined as a national holiday in both Canada and the United States.

Golden Glow

Golden Glow

For most people food is the primary focus of this holiday. In fact, the imagery of Thanksgiving is filled with nature’s bounty – gourds and squash, turkey and cranberries. Those images often translate to your home’s decor in the form of centerpieces and other decorative accents. Small gourds and pumpkins are often used to adorn the table. Parents of young children may also add a special craft made at school. Acorns and leaves are also common ornaments. But flowers are often overlooked as decorative elements for the harvest table. Flowers are associated closely with other holidays – think of the lily at Easter or the poinsettia at Christmas – but the notion of Thanksgiving flowers is not as commonplace.

The vivid palette of colours that emerges in fall is ideal for a floral arrangement gift. And there is no need to limit yourself to a centerpiece. Flower arrangements outside and in the common areas of your home add a welcoming touch that your guests will certainly appreciate on any day of the year.

Teleflora's Country Pumpkin

Teleflora’s Country Pumpkin

Thanksgiving flowers, or fresh fall flowers, come in many varieties and colors, providing almost limitless options for arrangements. The combination of deep autumn reds, oranges and yellows can be found in traditional Thanksgiving flowers, like chrysanthemums, sunflowers and gerberas. Other Thanksgiving flowers include carnations, solidago, monte casino and marigolds. But you are not restricted to Thanksgiving flowers only. Roses and lilies are also available in fall colors and add a touch of classic beauty to any arrangement. And don’t forget to accent your Thanksgiving flowers with other holiday touches – wheat, acorns, oak leaves, small gourds, corn cobs or even a pumpkin vase.

When choosing Thanksgiving flowers, keep these other tips in mind:

  • You should use a round centerpiece for a round table and a long centerpiece for a rectangular table.
  • Add candles to your centerpiece to soften the mood.
  • If you have a large table, use a few small arrangements to complement the main centerpiece.
  • Colorful fall leaves can also complement the main centerpiece. Select leaves in a variety of colors and shapes. Oak and maple have a distinct appearance often associated with the season.
  • Many florists offer stunning wreaths made of Thanksgiving flowers and other fall accents for delivery. A wreath on your door provides a warm welcome to your home.

And, instead of the usual bottle of wine, try Thanksgiving flowers or baskets as a hostess gift. Whether it consists of a bouquet in a traditional vase, a glass hurricane and candle, or a cascading cornucopia, a beautiful arrangement in fall colors will be received with great thanks.

Brant Florist Serves Up Thanksgiving Flowers

Family Gathering Centerpiece

Family Gathering Centerpiece

Plans for an oven roasted turkey and all the delicious fixings are likely in place at your household as Thanksgiving is just days away, Monday October 8th this year. As you finalize your celebration needs, we have you covered when it comes to gorgeous, hand designed Thanksgiving flower arrangements, autumn centerpieces and bouquets.

Fabulous Fall Bouquet by FTD

Fabulous Fall Bouquet by FTD

When family and friends gather to enjoy your fabulous Thanksgiving feast, remember there is something extra special when you decide to add beautiful Thanksgiving flowers to the table. This season we are creating flower arrangements in all the glorious rich tones of fall.

Here Comes The Sun Flowers by Teleflora

Here Comes The Sun Flowers by Teleflora

Stunning shades of orange, vibrant yellow, deep crimson and plum are all striking choices for fall flower decorating. We are using roses, eye-catching sunflowers, gerbera daisies, lilies, pretty alstroemeria, pompom mums and more to create arrangements fit for any Thanksgiving table and as gifts for family, friends and work associates.

 

Floral Gourmet Basket

Floral Gourmet Basket

Thanksgiving gift baskets are super popular during this festive holiday. Our ‘flowers to keep and gifts to eat’ baskets are a great way to give a gift of flowers and tasty treats all in one. And if you will be a guest this Thanksgiving weekend may we suggest you have us deliver an arrangement in advance of arriving to dinner. This is sure to surprise and please the hostess! Or, pick up one of our fresh fall bouquet bunches or a hardy potted mum plant at the shop and bring the gift with you.

Ginger Spice Fall Roses Vased

Ginger Spice Fall Roses Vased

Whatever you may have in mind, call or drop into the shop to get a taste of what we’re serving up in Thanksgiving flowers this fall! As always, we offer same day delivery in Canada and the USA and next day delivery to most international destinations. And, only until October 6th we’re offering 20% off all website orders over $60.00 for delivery up to October 31st. Contact us for complete details.

Express Gratitude Beautifully with Thanksgiving Flowers

Fabulous Fall Bouquet by FTD

Fabulous Fall Bouquet by FTD

With Thanksgiving falling on Thursday, you’ve likely heard of more than one friend talk of their plans to be with family for the November 24th holiday. Besides filling your own belly with turkey and all of the trimmings, how will you express gratitude to those that are near and dear to you on Thanksgiving Day? Each one of us has our own special way of expressing gratitude. If you are travelling to Mom’s this Thanksgiving, you know she’ll express her love of family by preparing a magnificent meal seasoned with care. As a guest attending a Thanksgiving gathering, you may choose to express your appreciation with a thoughtful gift of Thanksgiving flowers!

Are Thanksgiving flowers really an appropriate gift to share with loved ones on Thanksgiving Day? Absolutely! If you’ve ever been on the receiving end of a gift of flowers, you know the feeling of joy that immediately overcomes you as you accept the beautiful, often fragrant gift. On the flipside, when you choose to give flowers you feel pride and excitement for a gift so thoughtfully chosen. Hands down, flowers bring smiles to our faces and make us feel happy.

For an extra special touch, pre-plan and send Thanksgiving flowers in advance of the dinner you plan to attend. On Thanksgiving Day you’ll be greeted with an enormous hug from the host and the flowers will look fabulous on the dinner table for all to enjoy.

Another fun way to express your gratitude on Thanksgiving Day is to separate a Thanksgiving bouquet and offer each guest a single stem with a small note that identifies what you most appreciation about them. Can you imagine how this simple and inexpensive gesture will impact each guest? Get ready for a whole lot of hugs!

When you can’t be there is person, send Thanksgiving table centerpiece or fabulous fall bouquet as a lovely way to remind those far away that you cherish and think of them always. Whether you choose to send a fall inspired bouquet arranged in a traditional cornucopia or a Thanksgiving arrangement complete with tapered candles or an arrangement that is designed with a more modern vibe, your gift of flowers is sure to make an impression.

The most popular flowers colors associated with Thanksgiving are richly hued and include shades from the spectrum of burnt orange to vibrant yellow with hits of deep crimson, rich purple or even hot pink to make the fall arrangements really pop. Mums, roses, gerbera daisies and lilies are some of the favorite fall flowers that we use to create stunning Thanksgiving arrangements. Our Freshly Fall arrangement is a popular and beautiful Thanksgiving choice.

Whether you will be hosting your own Thanksgiving dinner, plan to travel to be with family and friends or will be thinking of them from hundreds of miles away, it only takes a few thoughtful moments to order an exceptional Thanksgiving centerpiece, arrangement, potted plant or lovely Thanksgiving gourmet gift basket to share with those you love. Not only will the flowers or gift basket be appreciated, it is your thoughtful act of kindness that will be forever remembered. May your hearts be filled with warmth and love on Thanksgiving Day.

Top Thanksgiving Gift Ideas by Brant Florist

When you think of Thanksgiving flowers, the most popular fall arrangements include some combination of chrysanthemums, roses, gerbera daisies, sunflowers, carnations, marigolds, alstroemeria or lilies. Certainly, this Thanksgiving many of us will use the holiday as an opportunity to send fresh cut autumn blossoms when we can’t be there.

Thanksgiving will be here before you know it! It falls on Thursday, November 24th this year. How can you express sentiments of appreciation and love easily and beautifully this Thanksgiving? A thoughtful Thanksgiving centerpiece, bouquet or arrangement is perfect. Thankfully with the help of our family run Brant Florist shop, 50 years strong, we can expertly help you send hand- arranged, hand-delivered Thanksgiving flowers to family members living just about anywhere in the United States.

On November 24th, when many families will gather together to share a bountiful Thanksgiving feast and to give thanks for a year of abundance, you can express your gratitude with a gift of flowers. Whether a Thanksgiving centerpiece adorned with candles or perhaps a rustic cornucopia, (see our Harvest Home Cornucopia), or perhaps a more whimsical ceramic pumpkin filled with stunning fall flowers, (our Pretty Pumpkin Fall Bouquet is fun), flowers are always appropriate.

Quite simply, fresh, beautiful flowers make people happy. If you want to warm a heart or see a smile emerge upon a loved one’s face, send flowers this Thanksgiving. Not only will the centerpiece or arrangement dress up the Thanksgiving dinner table, the flowers will help capture the true spirit of the holiday without having to say anything at all.

The colors of our fall flower collection are warm and rich. Hues of rust, pumpkin, gold, scarlet and deep purple are abundant for fall. With stunning seasonal flowers in rich hues, it’s easy to select a fall flower arrangement that is perfect for your family or far from home friends. Want to send a centerpiece with presence? Consider our Bright Autumn Centerpiece complete with two taper candles surrounded by lilies, gerbera daisies, roses and poms. Our Autumn Medley Basket highlights the best of autumn’s offerings with spray roses, sunflower, carnations and daisies all hand arranged in a sweet basket. If you are looking to send classic roses, our Deep Emotions Rose Bouquet bursting with roses in deep fuchsia and orange and highlighted by greens is sure to please any recipient.

Another popular gift option that many of our customers opt for when looking for something extra special is a gift from our top selling Thanksgiving gourmet gift basket selection. We offer fruit and plant baskets, (see our Fruit and Blooms Basket which includes a large wicker basket filled with apples, bananas, pears and oranges that surround a flowering plant), a Chocolate Lover’s Surprise basket and many fruit and gourmet treat combination baskets that are sure to please family members, employees and groups.

Let our website inspire you at www.brantflorist.com or come in and speak to us personally about your Thanksgiving floral and gift basket needs. We give thanks for your patronage and wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!