This fall, approximately 2 million students will walk into a college dormitory for the first time, embarking on an exciting new adventure. While there is much to anticipate, young adults are also likely to be feeling more than a little anxious at the prospect of living away from home for the first time. You can cooperate in making the transition easier by helping your student to add homey touches to their dorm room decor that are both familiar and set a comfortable tone.
Did You Know? For every hour in class each week, most college students spend 3 hours studying. This means with a normal course load, studying equals a full-time job! We think this is a great reason to send them periodic care packages - after all, every college student needs snacks to get them through all-night study sessions. We can help - check out these delicious collections! Read More about Student Dorm Room Decor
This month, the world celebrates National Friendship Day and National Sisters Day (both observed on the first Sunday in August). The fact that both of these celebrations are on the same day makes perfect sense, as each recognizes the people who helped shape and form who we are today. For those who grew up with a close sister bond, or a strong childhood connection, imagining life without those people is impossible. That’s why August 6 gives us such a wonderful opportunity to celebrate them.
For all of your special occasions throughout the year, you can trust Griffin’s Floral Designs to provide the most beautiful floral designs to mark the occasions. Read More about Embrace Sisterhood & Friendship
The heat is on in Columbus, and the summer sun presides over long lazy days and relaxing times. If you are looking for a way to spice up your gatherings with flowers that represent the season, tropical flowers are your answer. From the middle of your picnic table to your front office, Griffins Floral Designs has the flowers that will bring the heat.
Tropical flowers will not only infuse the atmosphere with vibrant colors, but these varieties also add geometric interest and a unique aesthetic. If you've got an adventurous streak, we've got the perfect floral decor to celebrate all things summer. Read More about Hot Summer Tropical Flowers
We have many visitors to our yards during the summer, some of which are more welcome than others. Creating bee and butterfly gardens is a wonderful way to attract the industrious and the beautiful of the insect world - these creatures are both amazing to watch and good for the environment. Gardens cultivated for the purpose of attracting bees and butterflies can be extravagant in scope, or as simple as a few potted plants. For everything you need to get started, you can trust the experts at Griffin's Floral Designs.
Why Bees? You may wonder why you would want to attract honeybees. This insect is critical to the ecosystem (in particular in plant and food production) yet are in serious decline worldwide. Providing bees with bee friendly flowers is a great way to assist in their recovery in a small and personal way. Read More about Purposeful Bee and Butterfly Gardens
One of the most beloved holidays of the year takes place on July 4th - and across the nation, there will be parades, picnics, and fireworks displays that commemorate the birth of our nation. If you are planning the barbecue or heading to someone's else's party, you'll want to stop by Griffin's Floral Designs first. We have the July 4th florals and patriotic arrangements that will add color and spirit to every get-together.
Red, White & BOOM! Over 400,000 people will gather in downtown Columbus to celebrate the 37th annual Red, White & BOOM! This famous event began in 1981 when 30,000 people gathered in Bicentennial Park to watch a small fireworks display. The downtown Independence Day Celebration has exploded into what is now the largest single day event in Columbus - and the most recognized firework display in the Midwest. Read More about July 4th Florals & Arrangements
Summer is finally here - and with it the beautiful seasonal flowers, colors, and fragrances that are inherent at this time of year. Long evenings with lingering daylight inspire us to remain outside, to enjoy the sunsets and balmy weather. The is something special about the ambiance of summer. It exudes excitement and anticipation of good times with family and friends, and gathering to share a meal is a summer tradition. From backyard barbecues to formal dinners in the garden, the season is full of special events and occasions. No matter how you choose to get together, don't forget the flowers! Summer florals add style and sophistication - or maybe just a little whimsy - to your table. Griffin's Floral Designs invites you to browse our summer collection or to call our expert designers if you need ideas or inspiration. Read More about Beautiful Summer Florals for Every Table
Your father is one-of-a-kind, and deserves a Father's Day as special as he is. Although you could head to the hardware or sporting goods store in search of the perfect gift, we have a better idea. This year, surprise Dad with something he doesn't expect. Griffin's Floral Design has the Father's Day gift ideas that rise above neckties and power drills, and provide Dad with a truly memorable day.
Did You Know? Father's Day has only been an official holiday since 1966, when it was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson. The day was modeled after the already-established Mother's Day, and was inspired by the daughter of William Smart, who had raised 6 children on his own. Today, full time single fathers represent approximately 2 million of the 71 million fathers in the United States. Read More about Unique Father’s Day Gift Ideas
In the aftermath of a World War I battle, a soldier named John McCrae penned a poem which expressed the pain of all the lives lost. "In Flanders Fields" would famously associated those lost in battle with the red poppy, a tradition which remains to this day. While live poppies are seldom worn, faux versions of the poppy are handed out at church services and benevolent associations across the nation to remember the fallen.
In Flanders fields the poppies blow between the crosses, row on row.
The torch; be yours to hold it high,
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow in Flanders fields. Read More about Floral Designs and Memorial Day Bouquets