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The Holly Plant’s Role in the Symbolism of Christmas

How well do you know your Christmas decorations and the history they represent? Holly, that bright green and red symbol of all things Christmas, actually has a long history, dating back to ancient civilizations and bringing plenty of rich stories and tradition along with it. As you begin to decorate for the coming holiday season, the floral experts at Mission Viejo Florist are happy to share our knowledge of this seemingly-unassuming plant that holds so much meaning.  Read More about The Holly Plant’s Role in the Symbolism of Christmas »
Posted by Joni O'Neill on November 24, 2019 | Last Updated: December 3, 2019 Christmas Flowers Holidays Plants

A Dear Santa For Flower Lovers

Dear Santa, You know my favorite flower lover has been especially wonderful this year, so I was hoping you could bring her one or more of the following: A floral-scented bath and spa set. Let her pamper herself with the scent of lavender, roses, gardenias, freesia or any other delicious floral scent. A scented candle to go along with bath soaps and lotions will delight her to no end. A coffee-table book about flowers. She loves gardening and discovering new varieties of blooms to include in her growing landscape. A book that helps her identify each new flower and how to care for it will be right up her alley. A membership to the local botanical garden. She can attend classes on any topic related to flowers, or simply be inspired by the beauty of local species of flowers. The floral experts at Mission Viejo Florist are helping me out with their beautiful collection of holiday flowers and gifts to add to your gift list this year. Read More about A Dear Santa For Flower Lovers »
Posted by Joni O'Neill on December 14, 2018 | Last Updated: December 18, 2018 Christmas Christmas Flowers & Decorations Flower Gifts Holidays

Wreaths for Veterans

For those who are experiencing the loss of a loved one, the holidays can be a difficult time, full of memories and heartache. For families of fallen veterans, the Wreaths Across America is a wonderful way to find purpose and create meaningful new memories during the holidays. This wreath-laying ceremony began at Arlington National Cemetery and now occurs throughout the U.S. and abroad. Honor your fallen hero by placing a gorgeous holiday wreath on their final resting place this season. The floral artisans at Mission Viejo Florist have created a fabulous line of holiday wreaths to choose from. Read More about Wreaths for Veterans »
Posted by Joni O'Neill on December 10, 2018 Christmas Christmas Flowers & Decorations Community Events Holidays Sympathy

Family DIY Crafts

A beautiful holiday table can be the center of your holiday decorating with a beautiful centerpiece and some easy decorating tips. This year, include handmade decor like pine cone place cards to complement your gorgeous centerpiece. Have children and other family members participate in creating the do-it-yourself place cards for a fun family holiday activity. Take a look at the collection of centerpieces Mission Viejo Florist has to offer that will look great with your homemade designs. Read More about Family DIY Crafts »
Posted by Joni O'Neill on December 3, 2018 Christmas Floral Design Flower Gifts Holidays

Holiday Collectibles

‘Tis the season to deck the halls with everything merry and bright! Bring the festive spirit of the season right to your front door with a gorgeous hanging wreath, or display it on the mantel with beautiful holiday ornaments. Wreaths, ornaments and poinsettias make fabulous gifts, as well, that your friends and loved ones will enjoy all season long. At Mission Viejo Florist, we’ve put together a collection of our holiday best-sellers that we can’t wait to share with you. Read More about Holiday Collectibles »
Posted by Joni O'Neill on November 26, 2018 Christmas Holidays

Great Gifts From Our Holiday Guide

Our Holiday Gift Guide is here and we couldn't be happier about it. Packed with great gifts, it represents for us here at Mission Viejo Florist the best blooms, greens, natural accents, textures and scents of the season, and showcases how creative we get to be in working with them. We've pulled just a couple highlights from the guide to sway you over to our pages; after all, there's no time like the present to get on that holiday gift list and start checking it twice. Read More about Great Gifts From Our Holiday Guide »
Posted by Joni O'Neill on December 8, 2017 Christmas Holidays

Sweet Secret Santa Gifts

Want to stand out from the Secret Santa pack this year? Avoid the gimmicks, bottles and funny mugs with quotes on them, we here at Mission Viejo Florist say. Secret Santa is a great way to ensure that everyone at work or in a group of friends gets a gift this year, without breaking the bank. As much a game as a nifty gift swap, it brings people together for the common purpose of opening presents, celebrating and just generally being in the spirit. Once the identity of each Santa is revealed, the gig - but not the fun - is up. Read More about Sweet Secret Santa Gifts »
Posted by Joni O'Neill on December 1, 2017 Christmas

Holiday Office Decor That Dazzles

We're all familiar with the standard scheme for holiday office decor. Poinsettias poised around the doorway, evergreen wreaths hanging out front. And if we're lucky, a full-on Christmas tree we decorate year after year, set up well before the holiday office party. At Mission Viejo Florist, we embrace every effort to bring some seasonal cheer to the workplace (or any place, for that matter). And there's something wonderful about the classic floral decor we return to again and again to brighten up where we work and - let's face it - spend much of our time. But we also love introducing a fresh take on decorating the office for the holidays. Read More about Holiday Office Decor That Dazzles »
Posted by Joni O'Neill on November 17, 2017 Christmas Christmas Flowers & Decorations Holidays

Secret Santa Gifts for Every Budget

The time to purchase holiday gifts is growing short, and Christmas will be here before we know it. If you are part of a Secret Santa gift exchange and can't figure out what to give, Mission Viejo Florist has the inspiration you need. You may not have considered floral designs as a Secret Santa solution, but you should! Recent studies have proven that receiving flowers has an immediate and measurable impact on happiness levels. So give flowers this Christmas, and spread the joy. Read More about Secret Santa Gifts for Every Budget »
Posted by Joni O'Neill on December 5, 2016 | Last Updated: December 11, 2016 Christmas Christmas Flowers & Decorations

History of Holiday Wreaths

We love the Christmas holidays. They surround us with customs  and nostalgia, while we anticipate the opportunity to make new memories with family and friends. The glittering lights, the sound of familiar songs, the aromatic smell of evergreen - it's all a part of the magic of the Christmas season. One of the more iconic symbols of this special time is the holiday wreath, and at Mission Viejo Florist you'll find custom handcrafted designs you'll be proud to hang over your mantle or on your front door. Read More about History of Holiday Wreaths »
Posted by Joni O'Neill on November 26, 2016 | Last Updated: November 30, 2016 Christmas Christmas Flowers & Decorations