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 »
We don't know if you know this, but here at Curran's Flowers, we grow mums. Lots of em. So it's no stretch to say that we love November's official bloom, which usually makes its debut on doorsteps, garden beds and in indoor arrangements in October. It's also safe to say that we know what we're doing when it comes to tending Fall's favorite flower. How major are our mums? See for yourself. Read More about Major Mums for Fall »
Is there any holiday more imaginative than Halloween? From the fantastical costumes to the flickering jack-o’-lanterns, tall tales and scary movies, this is one spirited season. It makes sense that our Halloween decor and florals should follow suit. Read More about Spirited Halloween Decor & Florals »
One of the things that those of us at Curran's Flowers love about being Danver's local florist is that we get to be a part of your daily lives. From birthdays to promotions, from new babies to celebrations of life - we appreciate the opportunity to experience life with our family and friends here in town. Read More about Our Best Pet Costume Contestants »