Some say it was 1916, others that it was 1923 - but regardless of the date of the original Sweetest Day, we all agree on how it began. A homegrown Ohio holiday, the first observance of this day was in Cleveland approximately 100 years ago.
History tells of a group of candy company executives who banded together to give small gifts of candy and chocolate to orphans, shut-ins, and others who were down on their luck. Down through the years, the holiday has come to represent acts of kindness to anyone who could use a smile. And although the inaugural celebrations had nothing to do with romance. many people do think of Sweetest Day as a "little Valentine's Day". Regardless of who you want to surprise on October 21, Griffin's Floral Designs has the bouquets, gifts, and chocolate you will need to make them smile! Read More about Sweetest Day Inspires Acts of Kindness
The fall season is now officially underway, and with it the anticipation of the arrival of the holiday season. We are inspired by the cool, crisp air and the changing landscape, and look forward to all of the festivities that October brings. First up is Halloween, and we thought that to get the celebrations started, we would share past photos from one of our favorite events.
As your local Columbus florist, we have the privilege of having a small part in many parts of your life. From Valentine's Day roses to birthday carnations; from anniversary orchids to sympathy lilies - we truly love getting to know our friends and customers. And every Halloween, we have a tradition that brings the community together in a fun way - our pet costume contest. The amazing pet costumes below are just a few from our prior year's contests, and we hope they inspire you to find an adorable get-up for your canine, feline, or reptile. (Follow us on Facebook so you can enter this year's contest!) Read More about Adorable Pet Costumes to Kick Off the Season
Nearly 90,000 people work everyday in downtown Columbus, and many of those people are employers, executives, and supervisors. With so many bosses, you can bet that there is a vast array of personalities and management styles represented, but experts tell us that great bosses all share common characteristics. If you think you work for the best boss in Columbus, he or she likely exhibits many of these traits.
National Bosses Day is October 16, and gives you a great opportunity to show appreciation for someone who supports and encourages you every day. Griffin's Floral Designs has everything you need to express your thanks! Read More about Do You Work for the Best Boss in Columbus?
Each year, millions of people anticipate the fall season. Whether it is the crisp, cool air...the pumpkin spice drinks...or the excitement of football season - there is something for everyone to enjoy about the fall.
At Griffin's Floral Design, we love the inspiration of the vivid autumn colors. To add comfort and hospitality to your home decor this season, shop our collection of fall florals and centerpieces today. Read More about Harvest and Fall Florals
Relocating to a new neighborhood can be a little stressful. If you have a neighbors moving in, a friendly smile and a welcome gift can go a long way to making them feel at home. At Griffin's Floral Designs, we know that flowers and plants are beautiful gestures of kindness, and can add the warmth and comfort that makes a house, a home.
If you are looking for recommendations for housewarming gifts, you've come to the right place. We have colorful bouquets, lush green plants, and flowering baskets - all perfect for the occasion. Read More about Greet New Neighbors with Flowers & Plants
Homecoming is a time of revisiting memorable places, of seeing old friends and of making new memories with alumni and current students. Whether your favorite part of the weekend in the football game or the formal dance, this weekend affords… Read More about Homecoming Dances & Formal Flowers
Grandparents Day is an annual opportunity to honor the legacy and history in our families, as well as to celebrate the keepers of the stories - our grandparents! Established in 1978, the holiday was the brainchild of Marian McQuade, a wife and mother who sought to create a time set aside for these special relationships. Far from looking for a commercial event, it was McQuade's vision that the day would be observed with family gatherings and reunions. Inherent in the times together, she hoped there would be mutual love and appreciation for all of the generations which comprised a family. She also felt that it was important for the younger generations to really get to know and love the matriarchs and patriarchs of the family.
If you are looking for a special way to honor them, Grandparents Day floral arrangements from Griffin's Floral Design are a great place to begin ! Read More about Grandparents Day Floral Arrangements
When you are celebrating a loved one's birthday, many things may inspire your choice of the perfect gift. Whether a special memory or something about their personality, sending a token of your affection can be a very meaningful exercise. In the floral world, Griffin's Floral Design has our own inspirations each month that we draw upon to create and design beautiful birthday bouquets - that month's birthstone, and the birth flower. In September, the honor falls to the sapphire and the aster. Read More about September’s Inspiration – Blue Flowers
We live in a highly structured world, full of appointments, obligations and schedules. With so much to get done on a daily basis, we often don't take a day off to decompress. and have a little fun. But August 27 gives you the perfect opportunity to do just that, with the observance of Just Because Day.
This whimsical holiday was designed to give us all a chance to spend a few hours doing anything we want to - and not feel the need to explain ourselves. Take the day off, just because. Eat the dessert. Sleep all day. And if you decide to send some special people some flowers "just because", Griffin's Floral Designs has everything you need. Read More about Floral Bouquets ‘Just Because’
Celebrating romance may seem a little out of place in August - but in reality, it makes a lot of sense! After all, love and courtship is a year-round affair. National Romance Month takes place six months after Valentine's Day, and is located between the iconic holiday and the holiday season, infusing a bit of passion into the summer months. Of course, the experts at Griffin's Floral Designs celebrate love and relationships every day of the year - and so we have the ideas, inspiration, and romantic flowers that you need to surprise your sweetheart this month. Read More about Romantic Flowers for August