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
Spring is well underway in Columbus, and within a few weeks, we will be looking at summer already! Before the season passes by, Griffin's Floral Designs wanted to share some of our favorite late spring flowers, so that when you are deciding on the perfect birthday arrangement or "just because" bouquet, you'll know what is in season. While some spring flowers are popular year round - like roses - some are definitely more available at this time.
Expert Tip: If you are unsure as to what you are looking for, call us and ask which blooms have recently arrived at the shop. We'll make a custom bouquet of the absolute freshest flowers - just for you. Read More about Bright Late Spring Flowers
Mother's Day is almost upon us, and if you are like so many, you may be struggling with the perfect gift to give your Mom. After all, she has always been there for you, and no one loves you like her. She is special, and she is unique. She deserves only the best on Mother's Day. What can you give her that really shows her how amazing you think she is? The answer is easier than you might think - simply look at her everyday passions and interests - and then call Griffins Floral Designs.
Flowers have been used to express deep sentiments for thousands of years, and they remain the #1 gift on Mother's Day. This makes them the perfect way to end a fantastic day with Mom - so here are just a few ideas for Columbus Mother's Day celebrations we think she'll love. Read More about Mother’s Day Celebrations in Columbus
There is no way that one day is enough to honor your Mom for all she has done for you! Still, on May 14, people across Columbus and across the country will take the opportunity to do just that, With gifts and flowers and messages of love, 85 million moms in the United States will be recognized for the role they play - and Griffin's Floral Designs has the perfect beautiful flowers and arrangements to let the world's best mom - yours - know just how special she is!
Did You Know? Although Anna Jarvis worked tirelessly to establish Mother's Day in 1908, she worked just as hard at the end of her life to abolish the same holiday; claiming that it had not worked out the way she had envisioned it. But there would be no stopping Mother's Day, and it has become one of the most popular days on the calendar for giving gifts and flowers. Read More about Sending Beautiful Flowers to Mom
Griffin's Floral Design is known throughout Columbus as not only a top florist but an experienced wedding floral and event planning company. In other words, we understand formal events! So when it comes time for proms or spring dances, we understand how to design wearable flowers that will add all the class and style that you are looking for.
Don't Forget! In addition to proms, graduation ceremonies and Mother's Day are two additional spring occasions that call for beautiful corsages! Read More about Proms, School Dances & Special Events
Did you know that J.K. Rowling taught English as a second language while she was writing the Harry Potter series? Or that the famous musician and lyricist, Sting, taught English and music before he got his big break?
These are interesting stories, but not the rule. After all, the teacher going on to greatness is not the usual formula.
A great teacher instills confidence, vision, and knowledge into their students so that they can go on to achieve great things. We have so much admiration for teachers, in fact, that we have set aside an entire week to honor their profession. May 7-13 is National Teacher Week, with May 9 being set aside for Teachers Day. Read More about Tell Them They Matter – Nurse & Teacher Appreciation
Not all green and flowering plants need the same level of care, and so it is not helpful to give one set of instructions as to how to care for plants in general. However, you can trust the experts at Griffin's Floral Design to help you with any professional advice you may require. In the meantime, we have compiled a short guide referencing three of our most popular indoor plants, in order to assist you in keeping them healthy and beautiful. After all, plants work hard to cleanse the air around us, and to provide a beautiful aesthetic and ambiance only they can - we should return the favor!
Don't Forget: There are a lot of special occasions coming up! Easter and Administrative Professionals Week are next - have you ordered your flowers yet? Read More about Care for Indoor Green & Flowering Plants
They have many job titles - administrative assistant, customer liaison, receptionist, secretary. They may greet your customers, take phone calls, or keep n order moving smoothly through the system. But no matter their title or job description, one thing is for sure - they are invaluable to your organization! Administrative Professionals Week begins on April 23rd, and it the perfect opportunity to show these very important people just how much you appreciate them! Griffin's Floral Design has an entire collection of desktop plants and florals that will be sure to convey your gratitude.
Did You Know? Although the observance has evolved over the years. Administrative Professionals Week began as Secretaries Day in the 1950's - and was meant to encourage young women to pursue a career in administrative support. The International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) now says that these professionals are the very backbone of the economy. Read More about Desktop Plants & Flowers for Administrative Professionals
Christian tradition tells us that the very first Easter morning took place in a lush garden in springtime. Therefore, it is appropriate that bright spring flowers are still thought to be one of the best representatives of the Easter celebration. Whether your Sunday morning includes going to a sunrise service or filling Easter baskets at an Easter egg hunt, this is a special day for families to spend together. At Griffin's Floral Design, we have created floral designs guaranteed to enhance your customs and traditions with seasonal beauty - check out the collection here.
The Beginning of the Easter Basket: The egg was an important symbol to ancient cultures, representing abundance and new life. Eggs were often carried reverently during the annual festivals - and were arranged in grasses, sticks, and twigs emulating a bird's nest. This custom evolved into the weaving of baskets to carry the eggs, the forerunner to the colorful Easter basket we know today. Read More about Easter Baskets, Gifts & Floral Designs
There are a lot of things to celebrate in the springtime, not the least of which being the return of the warm weather! But throughout the year, there are special occasions that we love to help you to recognize as well, especially the birthdays of your friends and loved ones. In April, we get to celebrate both birthdays and springtime in one glorious bouquet - the birth flower of April is the daisy, and there may be no flower more appropriate to announce the spring. The iconic white and gold flower represents the innocence of youth and first love - "she loves me, she loves me not" - and is carefree, cheerful, and pure.
For all of your April birthdays, call Griffin's Floral Design to order an armload of daisies. They deliver the fresh vibe of spring directly to any Columbus area front door. Read More about Daisies Perfect for April Birthdays