There is nothing better than the holiday season! It is the one time of year when we just feel closer to one another, the presence of holiday lights and delicious aromas always put us in a good mood, and regardless of how chaotic the year has been so far, the joyfulness of the holiday season gives us a break from the negativity and love of celebrating with family. Here at Conklyn’s Florist, Alexandria’s number #1 flower shop, we look forward to the holidays every year and love getting together and celebrating with our family and community neighbors. In the spirit of the holidays, we put together a selection of our best holiday-themed blog posts below. Here you will discover tips on holiday decor, unique gifts, beautiful winter florals, and more! From our family to yours, we wish you a wonderful holiday season!
You can instantly see the difference when a barren yard and one that is cared for and loved. There’s a sense of serenity, and a positive emotional welcome. Succulents were used plenteously around this home, and the effect is amazing. Check it out by viewing the slideshow at this Traditional Home article.
Each holiday season, we begin to anticipate spending time with friends and loved ones. However, many individuals find themselves missing a fallen veteran, specifically at the holidays.
Although the days are shorter, winter months don’t have to be shrouded in darkness. Our florists at Conklyn’s recommend brightening up your days this season with beautifully blooming indoor winter plants!
As the holidays approach, we begin to see signs of tradition everywhere we look. Part of the magic of Christmas is the nostalgia certain songs, images and decor can bring to mind.
Getting invited to a Thanksgiving celebration is truly an honor. It’s exciting to realize you’re off the hook from planning, decorating, cooking and cleaning… but it also means you have a different kind of responsibility.
Every holiday season, we prepare for the upcoming festivities by decorating our homes with beautiful ornaments, wreaths, and greenery that evoke feelings of tradition and nostalgia.
‘Tis the season to be merry and bright, and to send fabulous gifts to your friends and loved ones! This holiday season, choose to send a gorgeous holiday keepsake ornament that will be enjoyed for years to come, or a delicious gourmet gift basket that will be enjoyed immediately!
Our active lifestyles are often so busy that we can’t see the forest through the trees. With family, household, work, and kids activities to worry about, it’s no surprise that we put ourselves on the back burner.
We’re decking the halls with boughs of holly and it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas over here at Conklyn’s Flowers. To prove it, we’re excited to unveil our Holiday Gift Guide, a collection of seasonal flowers and plants inspired by the holidays.
Secret Santa – and its many variations – is a group gift swap practiced throughout the West. It goes by many names depending on where you are, but the premise is always the same: gifters and giftees are randomly assigned, and the person giving the gift must conceal their identity from the one who receives it.
Today is National Poinsettia Day. If you think this is just another one of those wacky observance days that seem to take place every single day of the year (yesterday was both National Mountain Day, and National Light a Candle Day) you’re in for a surprise.
The holidays are upon us, but this season of good tidings and merry wishes can also be the source of stress for many people. From shopping and decorating to making travel plans and remembering loved ones no longer with us, it isn’t hard for even the jolliest elf to get a touch of the holiday blues.
Every year it seems as though the holiday shopping season starts earlier than the last. With the elections this time around to take up some of the attention – and more importantly, the good TV commercial spots, it was practically the middle of November until the full-fledged barrage of ‘all-things-holidays’ really got a foothold.
As Christmas draws closer every day, the pressure to complete your holiday chores increases. If you’re like most of us, you’re probably planning a special feast for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and also planning to host your closest friends and beloved family members for the holidays.
With Christmas inching nearer by the day, the task of finishing our holiday gift shopping becomes increasingly more urgent. That urgency can turn something that should be a fun part of the seasonal festivities into a tedious ordeal that you can’t wait to finish.
All the beauty and magic of the holiday season is upon us, and one of our most treasured traditions is decorating our homes. We all have special keepsake holiday décor that comes out of boxes; this year, Conklyn’s Flowers suggests adding some fresh arrangements and bouquets specially crafted for a touch of elegant holiday spirit.
The holiday shopping season is quickly approaching! We at Conklyn’s Flowers have put together some of our most popular seasonal items into a holiday gift guide to make your floral shopping simple.