With so many important days on the calendar during these fall and winter months, we at Mission Viejo Florist want to call one more to your attention: Giving Tuesday.
This global initiative to promote charitable giving across the world comes on the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, two days that have us digging deep in our wallets to the benefit of those nearest and dearest to us. But what about broader acts of giving? Read More about Give Back on Giving Tuesday »
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 »
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. We gather family and friends together to count our blessings and share our gratitude for the gifts we've received all year. It's a time of warmth and comfort, hearth and home. Flowers, we think, speak to that spirit. And the floral landscape in Fall is too pretty for words. Read More about Bright Cornucopias for Thanksgiving »
With so many swoon-worthy seasonal flowers available, the task of coming up with the perfect host or hostess gift this holiday is easy. 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. It's customary to offer a host or hostess something that acknowledges their incredible efforts, and we at Mission Viejo Florist think that gift might as well bring warmth and comfort into the home, too. Read More about Happy Flowers for the Host »
Have a favorite U.S. military veteran or two in your life? It's about time to officially honor them.
November 11 is fast approaching, a day we've celebrated in some form or another since 1919, when now-Veterans Day was called "Armistice Day." Here at Mission Viejo Florist, we never miss an opportunity to match the perfect flowers to the occasion, and in the case of Veterans Day, we feel even more intent on doing your worthy recipients justice. Read More about Fine Flowers for the Finest »
No stranger to the pots at your front door or the garden bed, mums are, come Fall, the go-to flower. This blooming plant is everywhere during the season, owing to its hardiness (frost-proof nature), preference for shorter days and availability. But we at Mission Viejo Florist love to see the ubiquitous bloom worked into stylish arrangements, acknowledged for its texture and spirited sensibility. So we're shining a light on everyone's favorite Fall flower and taking it from the front steps to the dining room table. Read More about Mums: A Sweet Fall Accent »
Just over 100 years ago in Cleveland OH, a group of candy company executives decided to start their own annual event. Dubbed "Sweetest Day", the inaugural celebration included these companies handing out candy and sweets to local orphans and shut-ins. Although their stated purpose was to let these people know that they were not forgotten members of society, critics say a more cynical motivation for the initiative - accusing the companies of trying to manufacture a new holiday that would benefit their pocketbooks.
No matter what the original intent, Sweetest Day has survived down through the years as an opportunity to encourage and support those in our lives who may be struggling in one way or another. Although candy is still routinely given, any kind gesture is considered an appropriate way to celebrate the day. For floral designs and gifts sure to lift someone's spirits on October 21, stop by Mission Viejo Florist. Read More about Flowers to Celebrate National Sweetest Day »
Autumn is one of our favorite times of year. Of course, we may not experience the cooler temperatures and changing foliage like other parts of the country - but still, there is just something about the anticipation of the coming holidays that gets our imaginations going. The traditional colors of fall are evident in our home decor and creative floral designs, and the experts at Mission Viejo Florist have definitely consulted the autumn muse when designing our fall collection. Here are just a few of the floral design elements which are uniquely and quintessentially fall. Read More about Creative Floral Designs and Arrangements »
In 1958, Patricia Bays Haroski filed her petition for National Boss's Day with the U.S. Department of Commerce. An employee at State Farm Insurance in Chicago, Haroski felt that bosses deserved recognition for their hard work and dedication. Of course, her father was her boss, which may have influenced her admiration. Still, four years later Illinois governor Otto Kerner signed the declaration to make the day official, on the proposed date of October 16 - which was the birthday of Haroski's father.
The intention of National Boss's Day is to positively influence the relationships between employers and their employees. It is a day to let the good bosses know that they are admired and appreciated. Green and flowering plants are excellent gifts for corporate and business environments, and Mission Viejo Florist is your best local choice for these beautiful gifts. Read More about Boss’s Day Flowers & Plants for the Office »
Poet William Cullen Bryant once wrote the words "autumn is the year's last, loveliest smile". He was probably inspired by fall colors and the few remaining days of seasonable temperatures before winter, just as many are today. Autumn florals add warmth and cozy ambiance to our homes, even if we may not experience the change in climate as drastically as those around the country. We still love the shift in seasonal vibe, the fiery colors, and the approach of some of our most beloved holidays. Mission Viejo Florist loves to celebrate the new season with bouquets and arrangements representative of this special time of year.
Popular Autumn Florals: Anything in gold, orange, and red is perfect for fall centerpieces and arrangements, but mums, asters, sunflowers and fall roses are all especially popular. Read More about Autumn Florals & Centerpieces »