Making Meaning Through Flowers

There are plenty of occasions in which to offer flowers, and many of them are holidays. Of course we love them all, but some of the best we’ve seen have nothing to do with an actual event or holiday, they have to do with a personally meaningful occasion between the giver and the one who receives the gift. In fact, here at Mission Viejo Florist, these are some of our favorite flower exchanges because they are unique. We love to see what people do for these personal events.

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Bring Some Sweet Creativity To February

February is Creative Romance Month, a time, we here at Mission Viejo Florist think, to get a little more thoughtful and imaginative in how you express your love. It’s a kind of wake-up call we can definitely get behind, since it can feel like we often fall into a rut when it comes to the dates we plan and the gifts we give. Thankfully, we’re more than equipped to help you out on the gift end.

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Spotlight On Designer’s Choice

On Valentine’s Day, any special day, or for someone especially dear, you want a floral arrangement designed to complement your recipient’s unique taste and personality and your relationship. For a bouquet as unique as your recipient, look to Designer’s Choice by our Mission Viejo Florist. Our customer designs feature one of a kind arrangements created behind the scenes especially for you.

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Pick Up A Fresh Mix This Valentine’s Day

Inspired to give something different this Valentine’s Day? We here at Mission Viejo Florist are right there with you, offering a variety of styles that step away from the long-stemmed red rose rut and mix it up with other blooms. We know that on February 14th, you’re probably giving flowers to more people than just your sweetheart, so we have arrangements that work for your mom, your sister, your best friend and even your crush.

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Add A Dash Of Pantone’s Purple To Your Winter Palette

We here at Mission Viejo Florist are fully embracing Pantone’s pick for Color of the Year 2018, Ultra Violet. The color experts made their announcement after the usual annual meeting with palette professionals from around the world, all of them weighing in on what color might best capture the spirit of the times. They concluded that this rich, intriguing shade was it.

Which is great for us, because we’ve been working with purple for forever. And we like to see it in floral designs because it always adds a touch of mystery and complexity.

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Give Them Something Good On Galentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day, roses, chocolate . . . all of that is really nice, but this year, we’re looking ahead to a little something called Galentine’s Day, a fictional holiday devoted to celebrating the love between female friends. And it’s a long overdue one in our opinion here at Mission Viejo Florist.

The idea came about from a 2010 episode of Parks and Recreation, which had main character Leslie Knope taking all her girls out for a long lunch to celebrate their love for each other and to exchange gifts. At one point Knope declares it “the best day of the year,” a sentiment that captured the public’s imagination and made Galentine’s Day a potential reality for women.

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The Prettiest Gift You Can Give All Year Long

One of the best resolutions you can make for yourself at the New Year is to practice a little more self-love for the next 365. We here at Mission Viejo Florist aren’t talking about renewing your gym membership or tackling a new diet; instead, we’re suggesting you treat yourself to more of whatever makes you happy – spa days, travel, time with friends. We also think you should invest in items for yourself and your home that support health and well being. One of those things, in our humble opinion, is flowers.

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How Flowers Can Help Us Heal

Flowers have long been known to have healing properties. For centuries they’ve been used medicinally, and some consider flower essence itself to have profound effects on the mind and body. Today, science tells us that we aren’t wrong. A 2008 study showed that hospitalized patients who had flowers or a potted plant in their room actually used less pain medication and had lower blood pressure than those who had rooms without any fresh blooms or plants. Research shows that those who exchange flowers tend to have better relationships with friends and family, which in turn promotes well being.

At Mission Viejo Florist, we maintain a collection of flowers that we think are ideal arrangements for every get well scenario.

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Falling For Winter’s Whites

There’s no better time to bring flowers into the home than winter, when the days are short and the nights long. They’re the perfect antidote to the cooler, bleaker landscape outside, and given all of their proven benefits (mental clarity and outlook first and foremost), they’re a simple addition you can make to your decor without a lot of fuss. And if you know someone who needs some cheering up, they’ll do the trick there, too.

At Mission Viejo Florist, we’re loving winter’s whites, which are inspired by more wintry climes than ours, but make us think of tranquil walks in the snowy woods.

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2018’s Flower Design Forecast

Though we’re in the midst of holiday prep here at Mission Viejo Florist, steeped in seasonal centerpieces and soon-to-be winter blooms, we look ahead to the new year with plenty of excitement. And after seeing International Floral Distributors annual trend report, we can hardly wait for 2018. Of the four distinct styles identified, we’ve singled out one to showcase today. It wasn’t an easy choice, but we made it.

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