Remember Lost Loved Ones on Memorial Day with a Floral Arrangement from Carithers Flowers

Memorial Day unofficially marks the start of summer, and in the midst of the cookouts, pool parties, and friendly softball games, many of us will be paying respects to our nation’s war dead, as well as family members who have passed on. Many families take this opportunity to place flowers on the graves of their loved ones.   History of Memorial Day General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, officially proclaimed May 30, 1868, as “Memorial Day” in honor of those who died fighting in the Civil War. On this day, observers placed flowers on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. After World War I, the holiday changed to honor Americans who died fighting in any war. In 1971, Congress designated the last Monday in May as a federal holiday. Today, the meaning and traditions of Memorial Day have been adapted to include remembering and honoring any and all deceased, not just those who have died in service to their country.   Flowers as Tradition Decorating gravesites with plants, wreaths, and floral arrangements on Memorial Day is a tradition that many families observe. A variety of flowers can characterize the [...]

May 25th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The 411 on Tulips: Fun Facts and Care Information

Tulips are easily one of the most recognized and beloved flowers. Their unique shape and multiple meanings make this cheerful bud an excellent choice when sending flowers. Though there are nearly 110 varieties of tulips, we are accustomed to the colors and shape of the Holland tulip, most often seen during the spring months. They are grown in gardens, used as potted plants, or as fresh-cut flowers. History Tulips grow best in climates with long, cool springs and early summers, but are often grown as spring blooming annual plantings in warmer areas of the world. The tulip is most often associated in origin with the Netherlands, but it actually derived from the Arabic parts of the Mediterranean and North Africa. Meaning Much like the rose, the meaning of a tulip varies depending on the color of the bud. The general tulip is a symbol of love. Red tulips are often seen as a declaration of ones love to the receiver. During the Victorian era, when the language of flowers was at its peak in popularity, one could answer the giver by taking the tulip with his or her right or left hand – the right hand accepted the romantic gesture [...]

Jump Start Your Relationship

 Carithers Flowers Atlanta's Premier Floral Designer Voted number one Florist in Atlanta by NBC  770-980-3000 Carithers Flowers is slowly winding down from an incredibly busy Mothers Day week. We were proud that so many Atlantan's decided to utilize our services in order to supply their Mom's with a big smile last week. In fact, we delivered smiles all over the Atlanta metropolitan area. Results from the "Favorite Mom's" contest will be forthcoming very soon. Voting was heavy and we were really excited to see so many people participate in the event. 10 Ways to Jumpstart Your Relationship Today Going the distance in a long-term relationship can seem daunting, especially in a world where moods change often and the notion of disposable seems to be the norm. If you are training for the marathon of marriage rather than the sprint of a casual relationship, there are a number of ways to stay on track and enjoy each mile marker even more than the last. Here are ten ways to consider jumpstarting your relationship today. 1.      Action and adventure. The best way to get rid of any stale feelings is to try something new together. Plan time to learn a new [...]

Carithers Flowers offers Mother’s Day Flowers to Fit Every Budget

It’s not too late to order your Mother’s Day flowers from Carithers Flowers. Surprise your mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, or friend with a floral arrangement from Carithers Flowers this Mother’s Day. Whether she is 10 minutes or 10,000 miles away, let Carithers Flowers deliver that special gift to an inspirational woman in your life. Deliver Mom award-winning, farm-direct flowers, plants, orchids, or gift baskets from the company voted Atlanta’s Best Florist. Carithers Flowers offers artfully arranged floral bouquets and gift baskets to fit every budget this Mother’s Day.  Gifts Under $50 “Bright and Cheery” Arrangement - $49.99 This sunny celebration of favorites definitely warms anyone’s heart. A pretty mix of jewel-toned hues and lovely textures make this gift a natural. Hot pink gerberas and Matsumoto Asters are arranged with yellow chrysanthemums and spray roses in a pretty vase that’s wrapped with orange satin ribbon. . . Mom’s Cup of Tea Arrangement - $29.99 Celebrate “Tea Time” with this lovely keepsake teacup and saucer she will enjoy for years. Presented with a beautiful flower arrangement of spring daisies, sweetheart roses, and “tea” roses. . ..   A Blooming Double Violet Basket - $33.29 Mom will surely enjoy this presentation of two [...]

May 6th, 2010|Categories: Mothers Day|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Enter Mom to win Carithers Flowers “Atlanta’s Favorite Mom 2010” Contest

Mother’s Day is May 9. Give Mom the recognition she deserves by nominating her for the Carithers Flowers “Atlanta’s Favorite Mom 2010” Contest. Every entry receives a 15% off email certificate for Carithers Flowers. It’s not too late to enter Mom in the Carithers Flowers “Favorite Mom Contest”, which runs now through Mother’s Day (May 9, 2010). The contest calls for residents of the Atlanta metro area (Cherokee, Cobb, Dekalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, and Paulding counties) to visit the Carithers Flowers website and nominate their mother, aunt, sister, grandma, or friend to win one of four fantastic prizes. Submit a photo along with a brief description about what makes your Mom, or another Mom in your life, extraordinary. Every entry also receives a 15% off email certificate from Atlanta’s Best Florist, Carithers Flowers. Your mother could be named “Atlanta’s Favorite Mom 2010”. The Grand Prize Winner will receive a $100 gift certificate from Spa Finder presented with a dozen Carithers exclusive Imperial red roses. The second place winner will receive a $100 gift certificate from Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. Third, fourth, and fifth place winners will receive a $50 gift certificate from Carithers Flowers and five runner-up contestants will each receive a [...]

May 4th, 2010|Categories: Carithers Retail, Mothers Day|Tags: , |0 Comments