Happy Memorial Day from Carithers Flowers

c1As the long Memorial Day weekend begins, it’s time to recognize all of those that we have lost in wars and battles around the world in which they fought incredibly hard to keep our freedom. We owe those fallen soldiers so much and this is the time to reflect on what being a soldier really means, including the sacrifices that they have made for us and for those that they left behind.c5

Although Memorial Day, which is this upcoming Monday, may have its solemn moments, there are also many reason to celebrate and join together as a community to focus on our patriotic spirit. Helping you focus on the Red, White, and Blue, we are here with decorative ideas for block parties, barbecues, special events, parades and Memorial Day ceremonies.

Here are some ideas to celebrate our patriotism this Memorial Day:

  • c2American Patriot Sympathy Vase contains a patriotic array of white lilies, red carnations, roses, and more within a sympathy vase.
  • Red Hot features a range of red flowers, including antique hydrangea, roses, spray roses, gerbera, hypericum and more.
  • Sizzle is another red flower arrangement in a cube vase that offers an imaginative design that is perfect as a centerpiece.
  • Mix it up by also adding white themed flower arrangements like White Lilies and Orchids that offers an elegant floral design.c4
  • Then go blue with the Blue Hydrangea Topiary, which is a unique flower arrangement that then can be replanted in the garden to provide years of enjoyment.

Along with these flower arrangement, bouquet, and centerpiece ideas for Memorial Day, you can visit any of our Atlanta flower shops and work with our design team to create custom Memorial Day flower arrangements and centerpieces. We can also custom create any type of Memorial Day wreath or Memorial Day standing wreath for your Memorial Day remembrance ceremony. c3

Throughout this weekend and on Memorial Day, we can deliver throughout the Atlanta area as well as across the country to share your love and respect for this special holiday. Call, order online, or visit our Atlanta flower shops today!

Decorate in Style with Holland Tulips

c7While tulips make great gifts for a special occasion, they are also a great flower to use to decorate any room in your home. Here are some ideas from the floral design team at Carithers Flowers:

Lemons and Tulips for the Kitchen or Patio

Use a wide-mouthed pitcher or ball jar for this tulip arrangement. Add sliced lemons and/or limes and water to container and then arrange yellow and white tulips inside. This is a great item to add to a kitchen table or counter as well as a patio table.

Vintage Style Tulip Arrangement for the Living or Family Room

Get a crate and old milk bottles. Place one or two tulips in your favorite colors to each bottle and add water. Tie the two tulips in each bottle together to help them stand up straight. Place on a side table or coffee table in a social space like the family or living room.c5

Tulip Topiaries

This unique design idea only requires a topiary ball from the craft shop, floral water picks, ribbon, and, of course, tulips. Place each tulip in a water pick and add around the topiary ball. This can be hung up on a porch or in a social space inside to add interest and color. It even looks great over a table like a floral chandelier.c1

Tulips and a Floor Vase

Use a large container to make a floor vase that includes tulips and willow branches. This can be placed next to a doorframe or fireplace to add a special floral decorator touch. Select colors that complement your existing color scheme for that room.

Tulips on Tables

Tulips are a versatile flower that looks good in every shape and size of container, making them a perfect addition to a dinner party table, event centerpieces, or individual flower arrangements for banquet tables or side tables. Tulips can be easily bunched together to stand up or they can be folded down to float in a large glass container along with candles.c5

Our Tulip Selection

All of our Atlanta flower shops use only the freshest tulips from our flower farm partners in Holland. Known the world around for the most beautiful tulips, Holland offers an array of colorful choices that you can use for gifts and to decorate your home throughout the spring and summer months. Visit our Atlanta flower shops today to start enjoying the beauty of tulips.

Prom Time in Atlanta

C1It’s that time of year again for prom, which means picking out the best attire, getting a limo, and, of course, picking prom flowers, including a corsage and boutonniere. Atlanta high schools, including Blessed Trinity, Greater Atlanta Christian, Lovett, Marist, Mount Pigsah, Pace Academy, Walker, Westminster, Whitefield, and Woodward Academy as well as Alpharetta High School, Lassiter High School, Marietta High School. Milton High School, Pope High School, Roswell High School, Walton High School, and Wheeler High School are all getting ready for prom.C2

To help you get the perfect prom flowers to match your style and budget, we have a wide array of corsages and boutonnieres to choose from.

Common Prom Flower Questions

Every year, the big dilemma is should the corsage match the dress? The answer is not necessarily because it should really serve as an accent or complimentary color to the dress color. Since more corsages tend to be worn on the wrist than pinned on anymore, this helps create a nice contrast.

You may also wonder what trends are prominent this year for prom flowers. The big trend continues to be ‘bling’ corsages that have rhinestones, pearls, and jewels as wristlet straps for the corsage. This can be kept as a keepsake long after the prom is over.C3

Then, the big question is who orders the corsage? While the man always did that in the past, now girls, boys, and mostly moms are involved in the ordering process so that they are ordered together for greater convenience and value.

To learn more, be sure to watch our prom video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuHhVGdQfXE.

Beautiful Prom Flowers and Custom Corsages

Besides our wide array of corsage and boutonniere choices, including favorites like roses, orchids, gerbera daisies, carnations, and more, you can also come into any of our Atlanta flower shops and work with our floral design team on a custom corsage that matches your style and color preference as well as your budget.C4

Atlanta Corsage Delivery

We realize that prom day is a busy day, picking up a last-minute dress that has been altered and the tux as well as getting to the salon for hair, nails, and makeup. To help you make one less stop that day, we offer corsage delivery throughout the Atlanta area. For $5.00, you can receive our “no worry” corsage delivery that is guaranteed to be at your door by 4pm.

Special Savings and Unique Gifts for Mother’s Day

C2To provide extra value for you this Mother’s Day, we have put many of our Mother’s Day flower arrangements, Mother’s Day bouquets, Mother’s Day gift baskets on sale as well as introduced new floral designs and gifts for this special day. The result has been the busiest year for us yet and this is already our busiest day of the year!

There is still time to take advantage of our promotional pricing and sales event by ordering in any of our Atlanta flower shops, calling us, or going online to purchase Mother’s Day gifts through our website. You can enjoy many of the new offerings we have added for this Mother’s Day. To help you decide what to get your Mom, here is a gift guide of ideas:  c1

Custom Mother’s Day Collection

Our custom Mother’s Day collection starts at $69.95 and provides a way to offer Mom something that no one else can get on this special day. All customers have to do is select a favorite theme or color grouping as well as the price and then our floral design team will custom create a stunning flower arrangement for Mom.

The categories include Pink and Lavender, Spring Flowers, Spring Garden, Mom’s Island Adventure, Georgia On My Mind, NatureScapes, Custom Tuscany, and The Royal Luxury. C3

New Floral Designs for Mother’s Day

Here are our some of our newest Mother’s Day flower arrangements:

  • The Luxury Hydrangea and Orchid Gardent contains hydrangea, kalanchoe, peace lily and a phaleonopsis orchid hand arranged in a unique container or basket.
  • The Opulence Arrangement has what looks like an endless array of luxurious garden roses in red, chartreuse, candy pink, burgundy, and lavender arranged within a glass vase.C4
  • Island Escape comes from the Carithers Masterpiece Collection and includes calla lilies, cymbidium orchids, garden roses, and full-bloom hydrangea.
  • Fresh Abundance is a bright and beautiful Mother’s Day flower arrangement that contains pink hydrangea, yellow lilies, snapdragons, bright lilies and more, including fresh green accents.

Other Gift Ideas for Momc5

A favorite each and every year is our Grand Reserve Roses, which are 30% larger than any other rose available, and we are the only florist to carry them. Mom will be amazed by the size and beauty of these roses, which are available in a wide array of colors.

We also have exotic and tropical flowers, orchids and other blooming plants, and delicious gift baskets as well as greeting cards, balloons, and sweet treats to spoil Mom.

Deliveries for Mother’s Day

For Mother’s Day, we are offering same-day delivery throughout the Atlanta area. With such a busy schedule, it is still recommended that you order early to get priority service and ensure your preferred delivery time.

Thank You to Teachers!

C1Teachers do an incredible job with our kids, helping them grow in knowledge and as people. They have our kids for at least six hours each day, helping them understand concepts and guiding them on how to develop skills and make wise choices in life. These unsung heroes that don’t get paid nearly enough for the priceless work they do, day in, day out, deserve our thanks.C2

On May 5th and throughout the week of May 3rd through 8th, we honor teachers with Teacher Appreciation Day and Teacher Appreciation Week. Here, in Atlanta, we are here to help with gift ideas that provide a way to show our appreciation:

  • We offer a number of presentation bouquets are a beautiful way to say thank you to a teacher. They come in many styles and colors to personalize your gift. For example, the Vibrant Presentation Bouquet features bright and bold hues. These bouquets come in three sizes, containing 25, 35, or 50 blooms.C3
  • The Teddy Bear Topiary Flowering Garden and Thank You Balloon is a great gift that includes a unique topiary in the shape of a teddy bear as well as many types of green plants in a basket along with a Thank You Mylar Balloon. We have many other unique topiary baskets available as well.
  • The Thank You Gift Basket is just one of many gourmet baskets we have available that make a great gift for one teacher or a team of teachers. This particular basket contains some delicious items, including Cashew Roca, chocolate truffle cookies, chocolate raspberry truffles, cheese straws, Lacey’s chocolate wafer cookies, cheese, water crackers, Jacquot truffles, Napa Valley mini mustard, butter toffee pretzels and a cheese knife.C4
  • We have numerous flower arrangements that offer a way to say how much you appreciate a teacher. For example, A Toast to You! Strawberry Margarita with Mylar offers lilies and roses in a keepsake margarita glass.
  • Other flower arrangements fit perfectly on a teacher’s glass, including Celestial that features hydrangea, orchids, lilies and roses in a glass vase. While this one is all in white, there are many that offer pastel or bold colors.C5

Our Atlanta flower shops can deliver throughout the Atlanta area to schools, offices, and homes. Call, go online, or visit our locations to order now to celebrate all those incredible teachers.

Celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd

C1Earth Day is about celebrating what we have on this planet and reminding each other that we have to take good care of it to make sure it lasts for all the future generations to come. C2

Earth Day is on Wednesday, April 22nd and offers many opportunities throughout Atlanta to celebrate by working on a clean-up project, helping out at a community garden, or taking part in other festivities in the area. You can even look into ways to “green” your home or office.

To remind loved ones about this special day, you can also send a gift of flowers or greenery that shows the beauty in the environment that we have to cherish and protect. Here are some stunning examples of what we have in our Atlanta flowers shops and online that you can enjoy on this Earth Day:


This extraordinary flower arrangement features a leaf-lined vase along with foliage and an exotic mix of flowers, including white hydrangea, leucadendron, red hypericum, green roses, green carnations and hanging amaranthus accented with bupleurum, sword fern, and eucalyptus.


Earth Day celebrations will be brightened by this flower arrangement that includes green cymbidium orchids, roses, and premium flowers in various hues of white and cream. It is hand arranged and hand delivered in a clear glass, leaf-lined cube vase.


This modern arrangement doubles as an easy-care green garden that fits a home or office space.


This stunning garden arrangement in a modern glass cube gives you the best of what Mother Nature has to offer.


This unique ivy teddy bear topiary is a living gift they will enjoy for years to come.  Our ivy topiaries are indoor/outdoor ivy plants that provide a way to be reminded of just how special our ecosystem is to everyone.


This is a great combination of easy to care for green plants along with a colorful flowering plant that provides color and texture for Earth Day.C6

We can deliver locally throughout Atlanta for Earth Day as well as around the country. Call, visit our flower shops, or order online today!

Celebrating the Admins That Get the Job Done

C1April 19-24 is Administrative Professionals’ Week, which also features Administrative Professionals’ Day on Wednesday, April 22nd. This is an ideal time to reward and recognize your admin or pool of admins that handle all the little things, which really are all big things in terms of keeping your schedule, office, and company running like a well-oiled machine.C2

If you are not sure what might make a nice gift to say thank you, we have put together some gift ideas for you to consider that are sure to please:


This bright spring flower arrangement features garden favorites that include stargazer lilies, gerbera daisies, fragrant purple stock, and garden roses within a ginger glass vase.C3


This modern flower arrangement showcases a wide range of garden floral varieties that have been artistically designed in a European pave style and presented in a glass vase.


This southern-styled flower arrangement includes hydrangea, stargazer lilies, skyline and coral roses, lisianthus and field fillers with willow accents. It sends an extraordinary message of appreciation for the hard work your admin does on your behalf.


Celebrate your admin with this sophisticated flower arrangement that offers white on white flowers, including roses, full-bloom hydrangea, and lisianthis as well as textured winter greens and floral accents hand arranged in a glass vase. C5


Flowers do not have to be the only way to say thank you to your admin or even team of admins. Offer them a delicious gift that includes gourmet cheeses, chocolates, and cookies within a basket that has been trimmed with a ribbon that has a “Thanks a Million” message.


Send thanks and appreciation to your admin or virtual admin with a tasty basket full of Cashew Roca, chocolate truffle cookies, chocolate raspberry truffles, cheese straws, Lacey’s chocolate wafer cookies, cheese, water crackers, Jacquot truffles, Napa Valley mini mustard, butter toffee pretzels and a cheese knife. They will eat it up!


Who doesn’t love brownies? Each 3” x 3” brownie is nestled in a gift box that has been wrapped with a Thank You gift band. This is perfect for one admin or a group.C7

Taking Orders Now!

Now is the time to check administrative professional gifts off your list thanks to your partner, Carithers Flowers, here in Atlanta. You can order online, call any of our Atlanta flower shops, or even drop in and place your order in person.


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