Mother’s Day

Well, in the floral industry this time of year is what we call “go time”! This is one of the busiest times of year for us. Everyone out there has or knows a special woman or women in their life that deserves to be celebrated on Mother’s Day.

Teleflora's Roses And Butterflies Bouquet

Teleflora’s Roses And Butterflies Bouquet

One thing we recommend doing is to make sure that you place your order with the florist early. This will help ensure that your order will get completed and delivered in time. If you wait till the last minute flower shops will run out of product and your Mother will not be very happy with you if you have to send her a pizza instead. Trust me, she will prefer flowers.

Another tip to make sure Mom gets her floral arrangement is to have them delivered early. Mother’s Day is on Sunday May 10th. We always suggest that you have your arrangement delivered during the week of Mother’s Day. Mom is busy! She has a lot on her plate. The few extra days gives the flower shop and mom a “delivery cushion”. If you wait till Saturday or Sunday for delivery and she is not home because…MOMS ARE BUSY… then she won’t receive them and she will think you forgot and now you are in deep trouble! Deep Trouble! So plan to get them delivered a few days early which will give Mom the whole weekend to relax, enjoy her flowers and do whatever she pleases. For once :)

Teleflora's Simply Adored Bouquet

Teleflora’s Simply Adored Bouquet

Also, if you are not sure what Mom likes or wants, leave it up to the professionals! We love to use our creativity! There is always something new coming in to the shop, whether it is flowers, plants, vases, balloons or treats. Let us work our magic and knock Mom’s socks off with a beautiful bouquet or arrangement!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Celebrate Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day all started in 1905 when a woman named Anna Jarvis’ mother had passed away. Because her Mother was such an amazing woman she made it her mission with petitions and campaigns to honour all mother’s on their own special day. The first Mother’s Day was celebrated in 1910 in Anna’s hometown state of West Virginia. It didn’t take long for the other states to follow suit. In 1914 Woodrow Wilson (the American President at the time) made it official that the second Sunday in May was to honour our mothers and became Mother’s Day.

BF4027 Field of Butterflies

BF4027 Field of Butterflies

The majority of countries around the world do celebrate Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in May however there is a handful that celebrate on other days of the year, such as in March. Mother’s Day flowers are most popular.

Most importantly is that we do celebrate Mom! And not just Moms! Don’t forget about Grandmas, Aunts, Wives, Sisters and anyone else you can think of that had an impact on your life, raising you, taking care of you, pinching your cheeks and planting a kiss on you- embarrassing you in front of everyone. Those are the ladies that deserve our attention and our appreciation.

Here is the perfect- around the world- Mother’s Day for all you Mothers out there.
1. In Belgium they start the morning off with delivering croissants and pastries to mom in bed. Yes, Please.
2. In Indonesia they give all the mothers the day off of all domestic chores- Yahoo!
3. In Malta you can expect to be taken out to a fancy restaurant for lunch.
4. Then in Mexico it was tradition to have mothers go into a store and pick out a gift for themselves. Hello Tiffany’s!
5. Finally, in pretty much every country out there, the most popular, is the gift of flowers given to all mothers.

Have a great Mother’s Day!

May 9 – Mother’s Day Flowers – Deal of the Day

Today’s Mother’s Day Deal – $10 off any product in the FTD Mothers Day category! Share with your friends..

FTD Mother's Day Flowers

Shop for mom here: http://www.brantflorist.com/Flowers/FTD-Mothers-Day/FTD-Mothers-Day-Flowers.aspx?promo=13FBM9

This year, delight your mom with Mother’s Day flowers and Mother’s Day gifts from FTD. We make gift-giving a breeze with beautiful floral arrangements and plants, assorted chocolates and sweet treats, gourmet gift baskets, and much more. As always, we have a wide selection of flowers and floral arrangements to help you celebrate Mother’s Day. Brighten her day with a bouquet of Gerbera daisies, or an elegant bouquet of roses and calla lilies.

When you go ‘a Mothering’ you’re doing what?

Brighten Your Day Flowers in Vase

Send Your Mom This For Mothers Day

Hi there, it’s Ken Bolt from Brant Florist and this Sunday May 12th is Mothers Day in Canada and while the North American occasion appears simple — celebrate ones Mom, I thought you might also be interested to learn the origins of “Mothering Sunday” as well.

The two main Mother’s Day occasions have different roots and meanings, the European Mothering Sunday is said to have it’s history in the ancient crucible of civilization – Greece, however there is also another explanation, a more family oriented tale.

In the middle ages children were often apprenticed to learn a trade or skill. When this happened – and it happened at an early age – the children would live and work with their master and the parents would not likely see their children regularly after that – if at all.

There was however the tradition of an annual celebration of returning to ones Mother Church. Everyone was permitted to have the day off work and they’d return to this main Church to meet up with family, friends and to celebrate the season.

In some cases this special Sunday mass was the only time Mothers would get to see their children that year and so it was not long before the event was known by the deed – to go ‘a Mothering’ meant to visit the Mother Church as well as to see ones Mother.

Ahh, the good old days … when you apprenticed off your children and they were raised by strangers … and kids today think that have it tough – LOL.

And remember to send Mom flowers for Mothers Day

May 8th 2013 – Mother’s Day Flowers – Deal of the Day! $10 off any product in the Teleflora Mother’s Day category. Shop: http://www.brantflorist.com/Flowers/Teleflora-Mothers-Day/Teleflora-Mothers-Day-Flowers.aspx?promo=13FBM8

Until next time