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
Some events in life are more difficult and emotional than others. When it is time to say goodbye to a loved one, it can be challenging to determine exactly which flowers are appropriate to send to the funeral service. The team at Griffin's Floral Design has provided the florals for many of your milestones, and this occasion is no different. We are happy to help you navigate the types of arrangements available,
Which Flowers are Best? Gladioli are considered the customary flowers for funeral services, as they are called the "flower of remembrance". They carry the additional meaning of loyalty, strength of character and integrity. Gladioli are graceful, elongated stems of flowers which look like a sword, which is how they got their name (the sword of the gladiator). They occur in a wide variety of colors and add striking drama to any arrangement. Although gladioli have traditional meaning, however, roses, carnations and lilies are also very popular options when ordering custom funeral flowers. Read More about Sympathy Flowers for Funeral Services
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