Flowers aren't merely decorative, they are major players in our health and well being. They've been used for centuries in medicinal tinctures or added to teas. Certain essences are said to have the ability to reduce stress and promote sleep. When it comes to the value of flowers as a get well gift, there's really no competition.
Curran's Flowers is well aware of these benefits, as study after study confirms that flowers really do promote better health. A 2008 study found that, for instance, patients who have flowers or a potted plant in their hospital room rely on pain medication less and have lower blood pressure overall. Read More about Wildflowers To Heal The Body And Soul
Liberate yourself from the traditional red-and-green decor of the holidays - it's time to take a breather! We here at Curran's Flowers want to remind you to celebrate all colors of the rainbow as you decorate your home for the holidays. Our flowers certainly reflect all of them. Yes, even in winter.
A more modern approach to winter flowers calls for sleeker, more simple designs that pull in bright, poppy colors. This is an interesting contrast to the more rustic and lavish seasonal arrangements you've probably relied on to prepare your house for Santa. Read More about Fun Winter Flowers
International Floral Distributors has released their annual trend forecast, identifying four floral design approaches that would have anyone (especially us here at Curran's Flowers) excited. It's hard to love one trend more than another, given that they all build on 2018's trend toward brighter, bolder blooms (begin saying your goodbyes to the faded, muted hues of the last couple of years) and blend of free-form flowers with a polished, modern edge. Read More about 2018’s Magnificent Mediterranean Looks
Did you know that the winter holidays are the biggest in terms of floral sales all year round? It's true. Winter holiday flowers account for 30% of holiday floral purchases all year, making it no stretch to say that florals are crucial to our seasonal celebrations.
At Currans Flowers, we know how important winter's bright blooms and vivid green plants are to your decorating. The season brings us so many wonderful flowers, greens and natural accents to play with, inspiring lavish designs that really capture the spirit of the holidays. We've put them all in our Holiday Gift Guide, a collection of what the season - and we - has to offer. Read More about Centerpieces And More From Our Holiday Gift Guide
Secret Santa is set to be one of our most enduring gift exchange traditions, though it's a fairly new one here in the U.S. Most credit the latest incarnation of the anonymous gift swap to 20th century philanthropist Larry Dean Stewart, who started distributing $100 to people in the Kansas City streets and founded the Society of Secret Santas. But the swap has its roots in an old Scandinavian Christmas custom and appears in German folklore as well.
It's enjoyed under different names throughout the West and spawned countless variations here, including online Secret Santa, Thieving Santa, Casino Santa, Conspiracy Santa . . . We could go on, but our main point here at Currans Flowers is, you're going to need a good gift for it. Read More about A Dazzling Secret Santa Gift
This November 28 is Giving Tuesday, a global initiative to promote charitable giving across the world. Now in its sixth year, this day devoted to goodness comes on the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, encouraging us to dig deep in our wallets and give to the most deserving groups in our community. We at Currans Flowers offer a program that does this year round. Read More about A Fresh Take on Giving Tuesday
Thanksgiving is but a minute away, but there's still time to grace your table with flowers.
The centerpiece is one of our most cherished holiday traditions. Both the cornucopia - an age-old approach to suggesting abundance on one's table - and the centerpiece have a rich history. These days, the two have even been blended in some cases, with flowers spilling out of the horn of plenty instead of fruit. Here at Curran's Flowers we have a variety of blooms for your holiday table, whether you're looking for a traditional centerpiece or want something a little more modern. Read More about Gracious Centerpieces for Thanksgiving
It's the season of giving, and we at Currans Flowers couldn't be happier about it. We're givers, specifically of seasonal blooming and green plants, straight into your containers.
Every year we cultivate our harvest, which is rich with flowering plants and winter greens. These seasonal beauties are hardy enough to take Fall’s chill and look beautiful while doing it. It’s a wonderful thing to capture some green around your home or business as leaves scatter the ground and the trees go bare. Read More about Spectacular Seasonal Plants for Outdoors
Heading to someone else's home for Thanksgiving this year? You're in good company (and will be, we trust). Last year, nearly 50 million people traveled 50 miles or more, over hill and dale, to break bread with family or friends who hosted them for the holiday. If that trend continues, and we here at Currans Flowers suspect it will, that's a lot of people showing up on a lot of doorsteps. And we're here to remind you not to do that empty-handed.
Even in these post-Emily Post days, it's customary to offer your host or hostess a gift for their efforts, extending your gratitude and appreciation. We've got two suggestions for how to approach this gift-giving scenario. Read More about Gifts for the Givers
There is no official flower for Veterans Day, and we here at Currans Flowers are wondering, What gives?
We have a half dozen florals reserved for more somber occasions - white lilies, chrysanthemums, red poppies worn on the lapel - but no designated flowers for special days like these. While that leaves room for us to be creative in what we send to our beloved patriots, customizing an arrangement to his or her particular taste, it can also leave us wishing there was a distinct tribute that made the occasion very clear. We think its the perfect time to both be creative and pay tribute. Read More about Honor Them Through Flowers