We hear the term “boughs of holly” during this time of year but, as with many traditional Christmas carols, don’t always know what it means. As it turns out, holly is a pretty fascinating tree with a rich history involving legends, stories and myths from many different cultures. It’s also the official birth “flower” for December, making it appropriate to celebrate Christmas and a loved one’s birthday this month! Here, the floral experts at Kitty’s Flowers break down everything you need to know about holly as you begin to decorate for this season’s festivities. Read More about What are “Boughs of Holly?” Your Guide to December’s Birth Flower »
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. Read More about Start the New Year Right! »
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. Read More about Remember, Honor and Teach »
Now that the holidays are approaching, it's time to start thinking about how you will decorate your home or office for the holidays. Including fresh greenery in your decor this year will add a festive, genuine touch of nature to your entire look. The invigorating effect of bright greenery like a hand-made wreath or garland amidst your holiday ornaments, candles and heirloom decorations will refresh your family and guests all season long. Take a look at the fabulous collection of wreaths created by the brilliant designers at Kitty's Flowers this season. Read More about Put A Wreath On It (Or Three) »
Contrary to what you might think, many flowers come into season in winter, making for a rainbow of bright beauties with which to style your home. At Kitty's Flowers, we're happy to design with them all, but we love a soft winter look that takes its inspiration from the scene outside. Think freshly fallen snow, ice covered lakes and endless blue skies, and you'll have the look we're going for. Read More about Elegant Winter Blooms »
Posted by kittysflowers on December 22, 2017
| Last Updated: February 28, 2020