Thanksgiving is a holiday that is steeped in tradition. In New England, we have many regional and family customs, and we look forward to each one of them! The floral designers at Curran’s Flowers have been hard at work creating beautiful arrangements and bouquets that will transform your home for the season. This Thanksgiving, let us help you to decorate for the traditional celebrations that make this time of year so special.
Vivid fall colors are one of the most beautiful symbols of autumn in Danvers, and they are a festive way to decorate your holiday table. We love this arrangement of protea, calla lilies, roses, and orchids, which is an exotic twist on the traditional centerpiece.
Although the turkey is clearly the entree of choice for Thanksgiving dinners, historians are split as to if the bird was included in the first feast in 1621. The written accounts list waterfowl, venison, lobster, and clams as the main dishes for the Pilgrim meal. Over the years, the turkey became associated with the observance, most likely because of the fact that wild turkeys were numerous and were large enough to feed multiple families. From the time Abraham Lincoln officially established the holiday in 1863, the choicest turkey has been delivered to the White House each year; it was John F. Kennedy that first pardoned a turkey, stating “Let’s let this one live”.
If you are hosting the dinner, you’ll want to make sure that your home shines with the beauty of the season. Showcasing roses, kale, orchids, and orange pincushion protea, this centerpiece will be the talk of the gathering.
It is debatable which is more anticipated, the dinner or the football games. Tradition dictates that the Detroit Lions and the Dallas Cowboys take the field every Thanksgiving (in 2016, taking on the Vikings and the Redskins, respectively). This year, the evening game is between the Steelers and the Colts. Even though we don’t have a team playing, you can bet that we will be watching! Football on Thanksgiving has been a tradition since 1934 when the Lions played the inaugural game to gain new fans. It worked, and they have not missed a Thanksgiving since.
At Curran’s Flowers, we love Thanksgiving as much as you do. We look forward to traditional celebrations with family and friends, and that includes you! Call us today to pre-order your holiday arrangements and bouquets. In Danvers, Middleton, Beverly, Peabody, and the entire North Shore area, we are your premier source for Thanksgiving florals.