This month we celebrate International Women’s Day, a time when women across the globe are celebrated and supported for their efforts and achievements toward gender parity, both in the workplace and in life. This year, on March 8, the floral designers at Kitty’s Flowers want to help you encourage and support the women in your life to bring balance for better every day to everything they do. Balance for Better is the movement’s theme this year- reminder that working for more gender balance will lead to a better world. Send your favorite female teacher, mentor, leader or supporter a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Encourage balance on International Women’s Day this year.
This year, the Floral Trends Forecast predicts that we will be seeing plenty of bold new floral trends everywhere we look. Kitty’s Flowers is excited to present some amazing, confident new looks to the floral decor scene. The colors and textures of this year’s focus will communicate the strength and creativity we see in our culture now. One such look, Hear Me Roar, includes bold, dynamic design featuring reds, oranges and yellows with fashion-forward teal and warm browns and grays for base tones. In a strong, confident patterns, this look is often created with multiple shades of the same tone for a textured, layered feel while designs are organized and structured for a modern, stylish presentation. With a bent toward tropical designs, look for unusual flowers in bold red designs like orchids, epidendurm and gladiolus.
Even though we often associate Valentine’s Day with love and romance, this is also a great opportunity to share with other special individuals in your life how much they mean to you. For example, your daughter will love to know that she is the apple of your eye. Tell her how treasured she is with a beautiful floral arrangement. Likewise, tell your child’s teacher how much it means to you that they work so hard to help your child be successful. Send an beautiful gift of relaxation or basket of treats to your child’s teacher on Valentine’s Day this year. The floral designers at Kitty’s Flowers will be glad to help you find one of our amazing gift basket options for Valentine’s Day this year for each of the special people in your life.
The newest, hottest color this year has been announced and its name is Living Coral. The 2019 Color of the Year will be seen everywhere, from runways to living rooms, from weddings to sporting events- be ready to find Living Coral in your home, office and closet by the end of this year. This animated and life-affirming coral hue with golden undertones energizes and enlivens with a softer edge. The floral experts at Kitty’s Flowers believe the easiest and fastest way to incorporate Living Coral in your daily life is with a beautiful bouquet of flowers in the shade.
Each year as we begin anew, we tend to think about ways we can improve our health, happiness and general quality of life. At Kitty’s Flowers, we believe all of these things can be accomplished with flowers! Here’s why:
- Flowers help you breathe easier. Flowers and plants are known air purifiers, absorbing harmful toxins and impurities in the air that can lead to headaches, congestion and other cold symptoms. When you breathe cleaner air, you become more focused, think more clearly and have better concentration.
- Flowers boost creativity. Colors stimulate creative thought, so surrounding yourself with colorful blooms and fresh fragrances is a great way to open your mind to new ideas and inspire fresh thinking.
- Flowers can make you more compassionate. Taking care of another living thing has multiple health and psychological benefits, one of which is creating empathy and compassion. Become others-focused when you have something relying on you for care.
While the holidays are typically a time of excitement and festivity, for families of a fallen veteran this season can be a difficult one. The absence of a loved one during the holidays can be painful. We encourage those of you who are missing your brave hero this season to consider participating in a Wreaths Across America wreath-laying ceremony. This national event, started at Arlington National Cemetery, has spread throughout the country and includes families coming together to place a beautiful holiday wreath or Christmas flowers on the grave site of their beloved hero. The floral artisans at Kitty’s Flowers have a fantastic collection of holiday flowers and wreaths that will look beautiful on your loved one’s final resting place.
This Thanksgiving, if you’re looking for a way to step outside of tradition and design an original, creative way to celebrate the holiday, think about hosting a picnic-style Thanksgiving. Set up tables in your backyard or take the party to a local park. Serve traditional Thanksgiving dishes buffet-style while including all the trimmings to remind guests of thankfulness. Beautiful table linens and decor can complement your fall venue while a gorgeous centerpiece from our collection at Kitty’s Flowers will tie the look together.
A rustic container full of gorgeous fall blooms like our Fall Bliss is a perfect addition to your Thanksgiving picnic. Roses, gerbera daisies, snap dragons, delphinium accented with seasonal foliage burst out of this wooden box for a lovely splash of color on your holiday table.
This year, opt for a break from tradition by bringing family and friends together to enjoy the crisp weather and beautiful fall foliage while feasting at a holiday picnic. The creativity of a Thanksgiving picnic may just inspire new traditions along the way. For more great ways to liven up your Thanksgiving this year, talk to the artistic designers at Kitty’s Flowers and let us help you find the perfect floral accents or centerpieces for your Thanksgiving this year.
Yes, that’s right. February, the month that brings us the biggest love holiday of all, is also officially designated “Creative Romance Month.” Here at Kitty’s Flowers we truly get in the spirit of things, shaping designs that hew to the more traditional red rose variety as well as unique pieces that capture the idea of creativity. So while you plan some outside-of-the-box dates with your special someone, make sure you pick up some creatively-styled flowers.
One of the things we love most about getting the chance to design something special for your flower gift is that what we make hasn’t existed before. There will always be something a little bit different and a little more magical about a custom work, since it relies so heavily on the creativity and expertise of the designer who makes it. Here at Kitty’s Flowers, we look forward to the creative challenge that a custom project brings.
Here at Kitty’s Flowers we’re looking ahead to the new year, as much as we love the flurry of centerpieces and seasonal arrangements that signal that the holidays are here. And we’re not alone. International Floral Distributors has made their annual trend report, identifying four distinct approaches to floral design for 2018. While all are exciting, we’re focusing on one in particular for this week’s blog. We love it for its fresh, innovative take, and we think you will, too.