Archive for the ‘Holiday Flowers’ Category

Easy to Arrange Holiday Flowers

Monday, December 16th, 2013
Roses + Berries

Flowers in a Hatbox designs are delivered in our signature shipping box along with a packet of fresh flower food and a gift card personalized with your message.

Our Flowers in a Hatbox gift collection continues to be a popular favorite with our customers. We’re in love with the new Roses & Berries Hatbox Bouquet which arrives looking “holiday happy” in its silk emerald green brocade hatbox. All your special recipient needs to do is add water to the vase and give the bouquet’s stem a quick trim and voila! It’s a beautiful floral display. Check out all our Flowers in a Hatbox offerings today!

Here’s an example of how easy it is to unpack these fabulous flowers.

During transit, the bouquet is held securely in place by a “flower girl,” a cardboard insert that protects the blooms and keeps the bouquet in perfect position inside the hatbox.

During transit, the bouquet is held securely in place by a “flower girl,” a cardboard insert that protects the blooms and keeps the bouquet in perfect position inside the hatbox.

 

Getting Ready for the Holiday Photo Shoot!

Friday, July 26th, 2013

 

The time has come upon us!  Here at Calyx, we’re getting ready to shoot our Holiday catalog for you – in July!  While awfully confusing for those involved, the process is great fun and we can’t wait to share our new products with you.

We’re very busy bees buzzing around gathering vases, ordering flowers, and prepping the photo studio as a winter wonderland. Inside, the smell of pine and sugar cookies are in the air – outside the smell of BBQ and fresh cut grass.  We have some great products up our sleeves and we know, come holiday season,   you’ll be dashing through the snow to get your new catalog!

Stay tuned for pictures, Flower Lovers!

Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

 

Memorial Day makes us think of hot dogs on the grill, sparklers in the air, and children running barefoot through front lawns.  It’s great to enjoy this holiday with friends and family but also important to remember why we celebrate it in the first place.   The fallen men and women who have protected this country are the reasons we enjoy Memorial Day and our freedom everyday.  If there is a someone you know who has died during service, send their family a bouquet in the soldiers memory.  At least, send your love and gratitude for our country’s heroes to whom we owe so much.

Top 10 Bouquets for Mom

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

 

Picking out the perfect bouquet for the woman who brought you into the world can be daunting – so let us help!  Below are the 10 top bouquets for Mom that she’s gaurenteed to love.  Check them out at CalyxFlowers.com

1. Calyx Anniversary Bouquet

2. Mother’s Day Favorites Bouquet

3. Springtime Tulips Hatbox Bouquet

4. Grand Garden Bouquet

5. Bal Harbour Bouquet

6. Simply Lovely Lily Bouquet 

7. Raspberry Swirl Orchids

8. Lavender Love Bouquet

9. Free Spirit Rose Bouquet

10. Cottage Roses

So let Mom know how much you care with a beautiful blooming bouquet from Calyx and find yourself at the top of the ‘favorite child’ list.

Happy May Day!

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

 

Although you might not stroll down the street wishing passerby’s a happy May Day, today is indeed a very interesting holiday! Beginning in pre-Christian eras, May 1st was acknowledged as the first day of Summer while Feburary 1st was the first day of Spring. In pagan tradition, the day was spent doing a dance around the May pole and crowning a ‘Queen of May’.  In Catholic tradition, May was observed as Mary’s month and was dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

While beginning in Europe, May Day was observed in the United States until around the time of the Cold War by leaving “May Baskets” on neighbors doorsteps.  May Baskets were baskets of flowers and treats which the neighbor would drop on another neighbors doorstep, trying to hide before they came to the door. If the recipient caught the May Basket giver, it was tradition to kiss!

Today it would seem highly unusual to chase after your neighbor with puckered lips after they dropped off a basket of flowers on your doorstep, but it’s always good to acknowledge holidays of yore.  A great and modern way to celebrate May Day is to drop off a bouquet on a friends doorstep – they’ll appreciate it and hopefully carryout the tradition! If not May Day, celebrate the real first month of Spring by filling your home with fresh flowers.

 

9 Great Flower Gifts to Give at Easter

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Celebrate all things Easter with Calyx Flowers. We’ve put together nine fabulous flowers you can send that capture the beauty of spring and will let your special recipient know you are thinking of them in the very best way. Peruse our picks and don’t wait another second to order! Easter is this Sunday, March 31st.

  1. Springtime Tulips Hatbox Bouquet (shown top left) – Set the scene with the gorgeous gift of tulips in a rainbow of colors. What sets this gift apart from all the others? The bouquet arrives in our keepsake sating hatbox with bow.
  1. Candy Stripes Bouquet (shown top center) – Make Easter special with a marvelous mixture of pastel blooms that will coordinate just right with all your Easter eggs and candy. 
  1. Blueberry Blue Hydrangea Plant (shown top right) – The spring season is that special time of the year when hydrangea once again come into bloom. Delight in the brilliant blue blossoms of this popular plant week after week. 
  1. Spring Style Gerbera Daisies (shown center left) – The soft palette of pink, yellow, cream and white was designed to capture the graceful beauty of the Easter holiday and springtime season. 
  1. Spring Garden Wreath (shown middle center) – Looks perfect anywhere in the home you might need to add a touch of spring beauty and color. Isn’t the tiny nest of eggs a well-suited touch? 
  1. Easter Jewel Orchids(shown center right) – Inspired by a basket filled with colorful eggs the Easter Bunny has left behind, our orchids are not only vibrantly beautiful but they are long-lasting too. 
  1. Lavender Love Bouquet (shown bottom left) – With all its distinct shades of purple our popular bouquet represents one of the quintessential colors of the Lenten season and Easter holiday. 
  1. Grand Garden Bouquet (shown bottom center) – Meet the best bouquet that brings the beauty of an outdoor garden in! The mixed bouquet of fragrant flowers fills its uniquely designed cabbage pitcher to the brim. The pitcher makes a keepsake gift when the flowers have faded. 
  1. Bunny Calla Lily Plant (shown bottom right) – Our cute calla lily plant is an Easter essential. Available in limited quantities so hop to ordering it today!

Emerald Orchids

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Don’t let your Irish pride end with the flag outside your home, show it with the beautiful Emerald Orchid Bouquet from Calyx Flowers.   The color is enhanced but there is nothing fake about the beauty of these gems.  Looking like a bouquet of shamrocks but holding tight to the majesty of orchids, the emerald bundle will no doubt surprise and delight guests and recipients - maybe it will even inspire a little luck of the Irish.

 

Emerald is not just festive this season, it’s also very chic.  Not only was Emerald named the Pantone 2013 Color of the Year but Calyx Flowers has found a way to infuse the luxurious hue to create the perfect St. Patrick’s Day bouquet.  Our Emerald Orchids is sure to make an elegant statement on March 17th as a gift or to decorate the home.  A holiday is a fun excuse to decorate and St. Patrick’s Day is the most fun holiday of all!

Beat the Winter Blues

Monday, January 28th, 2013

 

Winter can be a difficult time of year.  Everything is covered in ice, most days are grey, nothing is blooming except cabin fever, and you forget what feeling hot is like.  You spend most of your time indoors catching up on tv and books itching for the warmth of the sun.  It’s easy to slip into a winter funk.  We’ve all been there.

But, being inside all the time does not mean you have to surrender to days feeling down.  Spruce up the place you spend your time in – your home!  Take pride in your winter hibernation by making your home beautiful inside and out.  A bouquet or a centerpiece can make a big difference in a room and in a day!  Maybe send one to a friend who you know has been feeling beat down by winter.  Once your environment is cheerier, you’ll be able to enjoy being stuck inside!  Curl up with a book and a cup or tea or plan a fun craft project for the kids to do after school.  Enjoy the beauty of your home and all the warmth it provides.

Have a Festive New Year’s!

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Tis the season to take down the wreaths and garlands, to take down the ornaments, to wear our new sweaters as we clean the house.  Removing decorations can feel a bit grim so it’s important to not leave your home devoid of festivity.  New Year’s can be a fun holiday to decorate for so try sprucing up your home with gold, white, and blue.  After New Year’s comes Valentine’s Day where our homes will be adorned with reds and pinks.
To beat the post Christmas blues, make sure there’s not a gaping hole where wreaths used to be.  Just because the holidays are over doesn’t mean your door has to be naked and your tables flowerless.  Embrace New Year’s as an excuse to decorate and don’t let your home be without some pizzazz!

Spreading Kindness and Joy

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Snow Angel Bouquet

 

In light of recent events, it’s not unusual to think of the world as a scary place.  At Calyx Flowers, our hearts and prayers are with the people of Newtown as they attempt to cope with a devastating situation.

In times like this, it’s important to take time to notice the great amount of light that lives in the world as well.  People have come together to help the people of Newtown in whatever way they can.  Earlier this year, New Yorkers opened their homes to people who were suffering from the affects of Hurricane Sandy.  Overall, human nature is good and people want to share that.  This holiday season, let your good nature shine through during a difficult time.  Hug your children, your parents, your neighbors and let them know you care.  Send a bouquet to a family in need of comfort or make cookies for your own family.  There are so many ways to spread joy and let the true spirit of the season ring out.  In the way you can, contribute to human kindness during a time when the world needs as much as it can get.