Our favorite holiday of the year is here – Thanksgiving! We love the cozy and relaxing atmosphere of this holiday where you get to spend the day hanging out with loved ones, eating large quantities of sumptuous foods, and watching football or dog shows (or both!). There’s no expectation of gifts so no stress about whether you found the perfect thing or not, and there’s no religious affiliation with this holiday so it can be shared with everyone. Plus, the best thing about Thanksgiving is that we’re supposed to take a moment and give thanks for all the positives in our life. It may not also be easy when a year has been particularly tough, but a day set aside to appreciate what is good in your life is well worth celebrating. So, in the spirit of sharing, here at Mission Viejo, we are sharing with you all of our best Thanksgiving-themed blogs below. Discover harvest decorating tips, dazzling centerpieces for your holiday table, fabulous fall flowers, and more!
Thanksgiving is almost here, and most likely you have plans by now. If they include being a guest at someone else’s home for the traditional Thanksgiving feast, you’re among the lucky ones who get to skip the meal prep and table setting.
Thanksgiving has arrived and we turn our attention to the things and people we are thankful for. At Mission Viejo Florist, we are most thankful for our dedicated team of professionals.
This Thanksgiving, instead of spending the day in the kitchen, consider inviting friends and family over for a casual evening of pizza and board games.
What’s your favorite part of Thanksgiving? The food? Family? Football? Flowers? Maybe you didn’t say that last one, but in our view here at Mission Viejo Florist, you should. Thanksgiving is a holiday rich with tradition.
If you are like many of us, you drag out the same box of decorations every holiday. You know exactly where every piece goes year after year – after all, it’s tradition!
From the original feast attended by the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians – which took place in Plymouth in 1621 – to the family get-togethers of today, the holiday is an expression of love, thankfulness, and community.
In 2015, we will celebrate Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November, just as it has been celebrated since 1939. If that date is a bit more recent than you expected, it is due to the fact that Thanksgiving didn’t even become a holiday until 1863, when Abraham Lincoln created it.
If you like many Americans are spending Thanksgiving at someone else’s table, you owe it to them to partake in one of our oldest floral traditions: the gift of flowers to show your gratitude.
The cornucopia is a traditional symbol of Thanksgiving, but contrary to popular belief, did not originate at the first Thanksgiving at Plymouth in 1621. Rather the cornucopia has a much longer legacy and a colorful history. In honor of the impending Thanksgiving holiday, here are some little known facts about this classic arrangement.