How to Celebrate an “Untraditional” Graduation

We are all feeling it, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. It has impacted jobs, the economy, mental health and the overall function of a person’s day-to-day life. As stressful as these times are for us adults, it is important to consider the impact it is having on our younger generations.

While recent circumstances are impacting everyone differently, it is important to consider their feelings. Many of their remaining childhood milestones are being robbed from them- one by one. These milestones include sports’ seasons, proms and the biggest one… graduation.

Although unprecedented, it is important for us to not take these canceled gatherings lightly. Our seniors deserve to be celebrated, and we are here to help, even if it is “untraditional.”

Canceled Celebrations: Your Options

It is hard to stay optimistic about graduation when the ability to have one is up in the air. Forget all the memorable moments leading up to it like prom and grad bash. Seniors everywhere are a bit disheartened and rightfully so. This is supposed to be a time for making memories and cherishing their remaining nostalgic moments before making major life decisions.

Graduation celebrations are going to look different globally. Whether your senior’s graduation celebration is standing strong, rescheduled or homemade, they are no less necessary for the senior. The last few months have been disappointing enough for all of us.

If your graduation is postponed, hold a family dinner with the senior’s favorite foods and having a small “graduation” dinner to recognize their achievements. Obviously, it is not the graduation celebration that was anticipated, but it can fill as a placeholder and may even open the door to important conversations about the future and what is going to follow school.

If your senior’s graduation is still a-go, you best go big or go home. This has not been the ideal start of a year for anyone, let alone the end of a milestone. Now is the time to utilize this extra time together to talk through those important conversations.

Delayed Graduation Ceremonies

The anticipation has been squandered for many as graduation ceremonies have been pushed back, delayed or canceled altogether. You don’t have to give up all the fun of planning, prepping and celebrating.

You can buy graduation décor, have a pop-up photoshoot near your home and celebrate in little ways as much as you can. Although nothing about this time has been ideal for our high school seniors, their senior year needs not to be wasted.

When it comes to delayed graduation ceremonies, keep your mentality steadfast. Plan and prepare the same but feel relieved to know you have some padded time to get ready. Just like how every senior is different, their celebration should be too.

Is your senior graduating high school or college? This could change things up. These are two very different transitions in life. One bridges the gap from total dependence to a taste of independence, responsibility and a long-lasting commitment to a degree that may or may not stick with your senior when it is all said and done.

What You can do to Make Senior Year Special

Your options are limited, but that shouldn’t stop you from celebrating your senior. Although they can’t participate in some of the big events of their senior year, there are still things that can be done for them to look forward to.

Surprise them sporadically with some of their favorite things. Maybe that is a day surrounded by movies and popcorn, taco night over Zoom with their best friends or having some gifts delivered that they can utilize in both quarantined life and life after they graduate. Perhaps everything they need to make their favorite cold brew will suffice.

Grad bash may not be a thing for the class of 2020, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start mapping out a trip post quarantine. Odds are their ceremony got pushed into the summertime, so although delayed, they can still enjoy a last hurrah before this next step in life.

Plan a trip ahead but buy that travel insurance; If you are concerned for health reasons or don’t want to risk canceling that too, you can always get social with virtual celebrations.

A Virtual Celebration

A fun way to celebrate our seniors when graduation parties are put on the back burner is the “Adopt a Senior” campaign. Graduation parties haven’t been much of an option for the class of 2020, but that isn’t stopping people from celebrating grads in a fun way.

The “Adopt a Senior” craze is allowing people to stay socially distant while still showing seniors they care. Schools are creating groups on Facebook that are set aside specifically for their graduating class. Parents, loved ones or the graduate themselves post a small bio along with their photo with the words “not adopted” plastered on the top of the post. Anyone who feels led to “adopt” the senior or multiple seniors to surprise them in fun ways comments on the post.

The owner of the post changes “not adopted” to “adopted” and connects with the now adopted senior to learn about some of their favorite things. Many seniors create an Amazon Wishlist that allows all those participating to purchase gifts sent directly to the graduate.

This is a fun and special way for an “untraditional” graduating class to embrace their unique situation in a fun and creative way. This is a beautiful milestone in a young person’s life, and it deserves recognition.

Our florists at ATMORE FLOWER SHOP in ATMORE, AL, are here to make every milestone special. We pride ourselves on bridging the distance by sharing the beautiful gift of flowers with our same-day flower delivery. Provoke a smile and celebrate both big and small milestones. Although this year’s graduation celebrations are “untraditional” to say the least, they are no less important.< /p>

Let us help you recognize every milestone in any season with a beautiful representation of life.

How to Choose the Right Plants for Your Home

With the many options for interior design and décor, it can be difficult to know where to begin when it comes to making your space your own. Cost is a factor, and if you rent, your options may be limited. Home is where the heart is, but how do you make your place feel more like home?

It is no surprise that houseplants are having a moment. Millennials and the other younger generations are going green and reviving the plant industry by making humble houseplants trendy. According to the National Gardening Association, the influence of Millennials and Gen Z caused sales of plants in the U.S. to increase by almost 50 percent to a staggering $1.7 billion.

Many of these houseplant enthusiasts enjoy showcasing their green thumbs on Instagram, and once you take a look, the appeal of plants is impossible to deny. Plants add beauty and interest to any space, and that is just scratching the surface.

Plants cleanse the air, produce oxygen and lift mood. If you are happy and you know it, most likely you have plants or spend time outdoors. In fact, caring for plants can be meditative and relaxing, provided you get the right plant for your home and habits.

Plant Pitfalls

Some of us have experienced the disappointment of a plant that dies on our watch. Sometimes it feels like neglect. You wonder when you watered it last or if you watered it too much. Other times, it might have had too much or too little light.

Since plants are alive, the death of a plant can be extremely disappointing. You may have even felt guilty if your plant failed to thrive. However, the problem is typically a result of the right plant in the wrong place or vice versa.

Just like their outdoor counterparts, indoor plants can be plagued by pests. Common pests include aphids, mealybugs and mites. The best prevention is to check plants before you bring them inside for webbing, tiny green bodies on the undersides of leaves and a white cottony appearance on leaves.

Does this all sound complicated- light, direction, pests and pets? Don’t worry. We will help you figure out how to pick the right plant to cherish instead of having it perish.

Questions That Need Answers

How Much Time Can You Commit?

Even though plants aren’t the same level of commitment as a pet, plants do have needs. Before you even start perusing pics of plants and imagining them brightening up your home, ask yourself an honest question. How much time are you willing and able to commit to your plant?

If your answer is not much, that’s okay! That doesn’t put you in a plant predicament; it just means you need to consider that when choosing your plant friend. Likewise, if you want to nurture your plant, you need to choose a plant that will flourish with extra attention.

How Much Light Do You Have?

The other questions pertain to your home environment. Let there be light because all plants need some light, but how much? Different plants have different light needs, and some can adapt and survive in dark places where there is only ambient or fluorescent light.

We can obviously look and see light, but how do we know how much light we have? Good news, there is a device that will take the guesswork out of determining your light situation. A light meter can be a wonderful tool for a plant enthusiast, and many inexpensive light meters are available for purchase online.

Once you measure the light with your light meter. The unit will be measured in “footcandles” or fc. Bright light is 400 to 800 fcs. Medium light is 250 to 400 fcs. Low light is 50 to 250 fcs. These light measurements will help you select the right plant for your place.

What Direction Does Your Compass Show?

Another consideration regarding light has to do with direction. If you don’t know north, south, east and west, grab a compass and prepare to learn about the windows in your home and where the light falls. Many phones have a compass built in.

Most houseplants do best when placed near eastern or western facing windows for indirect sunlight for a good portion of the day and ambient light for the remainder. Southern light is the strongest, and for sun-loving plants like aloe that’s where they want to be.

Most plants will get scorched if you place them where the sunlight hits them directly. Many plants that get scorched have leaves touching the windowpane.

Signs that your plant may be perishing due to excess sunlight are wilting, foliage curling down, yellowing, stunted growth and telltale brown, pale or translucent spots on the side of the plant the sun hits directly. If you notice any of that happening, move that plant and get it out of the way of the sun’s bright rays.

Do You Have Children and/or Pets?

The perfect plant must be safe for everyone in the home. If you have children and/or pets, you don’t want to worry about harm coming to them from ingesting part of your plant. It might sound crazy, but kids and pets are known to make poor choices when it comes to what they may decide to taste.

It is better to be safe than sorry, so always check to see if a plant is toxic to kids and animals. If it is, don’t take a chance; choose a different plant.

Survivors

Like the famous song says, “I will survive,” and these plants can almost take whatever gets dished out by you or the universe. Golden pothos is one such plant. This plant does best in indirect, medium sunlight, but it can also thrive in minimal light in unexpected places like bathrooms.

These golden pothos plants can survive in many environments and can withstand neglect. They rarely experience root rot and cleanse the air of toxins. However, they possess toxins of their own that can harm curious children and pets if ingested.

For a non-toxic plant that can also handle a variety of light, soil, moisture and other environmental conditions, the buxom spider plant looks cool and thrives without threatening kids or pets.

If you feel like you might neglect a plant, the snake plant has a reputation for being impossible to kill. It thrives in bright light but can also do well in shade. It is mildly toxic to pets but unlikely to do much more than cause gastrointestinal discomfort.

For those of us who are looking for a pet-safe, easy-care plant but are a bit forgetful, peperomia come in a variety of colors and can withstand going without water. They can also be displayed in hanging pots, which is so chic!

Sun Worshippers

Like the aforementioned aloe plant, succulents need sun. Hens-and-Chicks are succulents that are available in many varieties and colors. They love bright light. Best of all, they are easy to propagate, so you could move the chicks to new pots. You could have a house full of these pretty plants if you don’t overwater. Allow them to dry slightly between watering.

Another sun-worshipping plant to consider placing in a south-facing window with plenty of sun is the popular jade plant. The jade plant isn’t a cactus, but it is a succulent because it is drought resistant. It can live for decades if it gets four hours of sunlight a day. Buy a heavy pot, so the slow growth doesn’t make it topple.

If you are lucky enough to have six hours of direct light in your home, pretty jasmine can add layers of beauty with its delicate white flowers and intoxicating scent. However, make sure you remember to water it. The soil should be kept moist and never dry out completely. True jasmine is not toxic to pets, but make sure you check the scientific name as some varieties that are also called Jasmine are toxic.

Safety Dance Plants

For homes with children and pets, plants need to be completely safe. Plants are supposed to add beauty and not danger to your home. It is important to check on the safety of a plant because many plants are toxic if ingested.

Have no fear, we have selected some safe plants to suggest. Bird’s nest ferns are not poisonous to dogs, cats or humans and can handle low light. Even better, these plants can grow on lots of things in nature, so you can get creative with how they are displayed in your home. Make sure you water these plants weekly.

A legend among houseplants for its ability to survive the worst care, the parlor palm is also not harmful to people or pets if ingested. Another perk is that it can tolerate low light, indoor conditions including drought, and it can grow to be six feet. The best perk is that this hardy palm is also an excellent air purifier.

For an easy-to-care-for, pet-friendly plant, the money tree won’t hold it against you if you accidentally ignore it for a bit. It will bounce back and won’t take it out on you, your kids or your pets.

The greatest news of all for pet parents is that all air plants are safe for kids and pets. They also don’t need to be rooted in soil, so the sky’s the limit as far as your creativity with air plants is concerned.

These are just some of the options to help you on your quest for adding plants to your home. However, you may find that you prefer to switch things up regularly. That shouldn’t mean that you have to be without flowers or plants.

If you would like to add flowers or plants to your home but don’t know where to begin, our florists at ATMORE FLOWER SHOP in ATMORE, AL, can create arrangements or choose plants to help you add color to your life and make your home your own.

Mother’s Day for Pet Moms

A mother is not defined by the act of birth. Instead, a mother is defined by her actions. A mother gives love and provides shelter, safety and care. This is a natural instinct that brings out the best in us. For some, this relationship occurs with a child, but for others, the relationship is with a beloved animal.

There are all kinds of mothers, and Mother’s Day should not exclude any of the moms out there. Every mother deserves to be thought of and pampered on this special day.

This Mother’s Day, don’t forget there are all kinds of mothers, including those who are a mom to a pet. If you are wondering what to get her, don’t fret! We have many ideas for the mom who loves her pet.

Clothing

The world online is full of options to celebrate every type of pet imaginable. Choose socks with her pet’s face on them or a customizable t-shirt. There are also leggings with different types of pets for the pet mom who likes to be comfortable.

Jewelry

When it comes to jewelry, one of the most popular options has always been friendship jewelry, specifically matching necklaces. Now, that can also apply to certain pets. There are friendship collars that come with matching bracelets for the pet mom. Note that not all pets wear collars. When in doubt, ask someone knowledgeable about what works for the type of animal.

There are many options for jewelry with different animal charms. Online retailers can even make custom charms from a photograph in different finishes. These gifts are relatively inexpensive but will mean a lot to the pet mom.

Bags and Accessories

Some pet moms like to go out and about with their babies. If the pet mom you want to surprise likes to go for walks, consider getting her a cute bag for outings. Choose a bag that is large enough to fit her essentials yet small enough to not cause a hassle. A bag with a spot for a water bottle is nice because pet moms like being able to carry water for her pet babies.

Another idea for a pet mom bag includes those moms of larger pets. Instead of a bag for mom, why not a bag for the pet to carry? Many dogs are working dogs. They may even love a challenge. If the pet mom you want to celebrate has a high energy dog, a backpack can be a great accessory to help burn off some of that excess energy.

Artwork

Pet artwork and portraits are easy Mother’s Day gifts for the pet mom who shares photos of her little one on social media. Choose a pic you know she loves and select the type of art. From realistic portraits to more abstract or whimsical prints, a picture is worth a thousand words.

For the pet mom who likes to snuggle with her little one, consider a pet portrait pillow. There are also pet portrait blankets. Another idea that is an adorable gift is a t-shirt with the pet’s picture on it that comes with a matching shirt for the pet with the mom’s picture on it. It’s ideal for the social media-obsessed pet mom for Mother’s Day.

The great thing about artwork is it works for any animal. Know a pet mom with a small, delicate or more exotic pet? Celebrate how unique her pet is with a beautiful portrait.

Flowers

Like any other mom on Mother’s Day, pet moms appreciate being acknowledged and appreciated. Flowers have always been a tradition for moms, so it makes sense that flowers would also be an appealing Mother’s Day gift for the pet moms out there.

If you want to send the pet mom in your life some love on Mother’s Day, our florists at Atmore Flower Shop in Atmore, AL, would be glad to create an arrangement to celebrate the love she shares with her pet.

Items for her Pet

Useful items for her pet make thoughtful Mother’s Day gifts for the pet mom in your life. Depending on what kind of animal her pet is, there are all kinds of items she might enjoy. There are toys and bowls. For some pets, there are clothes, leashes, collars, nail trimmers, beds and treats. For other pets, there may be perches, special lighting, shelves, hiding logs, tubes, balls and various other furnishings.

If you want to get a little more unexpected with your gift, there are pet activity trackers that work the same way their human counterparts work. Pet mom can keep up with her pet’s activity level and make sure her baby is getting enough exercise.

If her pet lives to eat, there are special slow down bowls that make meals more of a hunt for dogs and cats.

There are GPS tracking collars that can also monitor the pet’s temperature and cameras that can let pet mom dole out treats and talk to her baby while she is away. Technology has led to the creation of toys that encourage the pet to play while she is away that connects to a smartphone.

The best gifts communicate that you really know the recipient, so choose a gift that coincides with the pet mom’s relationship with her pet. She will appreciate the thought you put into the gift, and it will make her feel good to know that you care enough to celebrate her life as a pet mom.

Pets are family, and pet mothers deserve to be celebrated for the love they share. With more and more households viewing pets as members of the family, Mother’s Day is expanding to include pet moms. Don’t let this Mother’s Day go by without brightening the day of a special pet mom in your life.

Spring’s TOP Bulb Flowers

Spring is the time for beautiful weather, colorful shades of beautiful décor, a clean atmosphere and an array of beautiful bulb flowers. As we anxiously await these seasonal buds’ arrival, it is best to know the facts backing them.

What is a Bulb Flower?

Let’s get to the root of the facts. Bulb flowers are a spring staple. One of the best ways to describe a bulb flower is as “a promise for a plant to come.” Bulbs are just a term for a plant that grows underground in a mass of storage tissue.

Scales made up of carbohydrates hold the premature plant inside, nourishing it before it becomes the budding beauty that we all know and love. Some of the most popular bulb flowers include two easily recognized spring staples, tulips and daffodils.

Why are Bulb Flowers Prominent in the Spring?

Bulb flowers are known to be prominent in the springtime, and many of the world’s most popular flowers are bulbs. Bulbs are spring staples because of when they are planted and when they blossom. Bulbs are planted in autumn, so they can bud in spring. They are stubborn flowers that refuse to bud without their winter’s sleep. Bulbs need their beauty sleep.

Scientifically, bulb flowers are prominent in spring because that is when they are well-rested and ready to make their grand entrance, so all can admire them. In a deeper sense, it only seems appropriate considering spring is the budding season for the entire year. It’s the season of new beginnings and the time we put to better our lives is ready to blossom.

Spring’s TOP Bulb Flowers

If you have ever admired a vase of tulips or took a second look at an assortment of daffodils, you understand why these flowers are among the top bulb flowers for the spring.

Additional bulb flowers that are easily recognized by many are several varieties of irises, buttercups, freesias, some lilies and hyacinth. All these brilliant florals are present in springtime. They are found in fields, in stylistic choices for the home, in clothing attire and are given as a gesture of love and friendship.

The most popular bulb, the tulip, is related to another popular spring flower, the lily. The tulip comes in almost every variety of cup-shaped petals except true blue. It can be found in a purplish-blue, though, so there is a tulip for practically everyone.

Where to Utilize Bulb Flowers in Your Life

With these florals being such iconic symbols of renewal and natural mood boosters, they are ideal to add to your home’s décor all spring long. They are a great finishing touch to spring cleaning and are equally beautiful to send as a sweet gift to the people you care about the most this spring.

In fact, the bulb flower’s meaning of renewal isn’t just symbolic. If you dig up a tulip bulb midsummer, you won’t find the bulb you planted the past year. It would be that bulb’s daughter. Even in the blossoming process, the bulb is dividing for its next generation.

With spring being the season that houses the celebration of mothers, consider sending some brilliant bulb flowers to your mother on Mother’s Day. The best bulb flowers to send for Mother’s Day are undeniably tulips.

Could it be their soft yet vibrant colors? Maybe it is their seasonal attraction. They are in peak season after all. What is it about their beauty and spring-like association that makes them so desirable? Regardless, sending mom a bouquet of fresh tulips for Mother’s Day is a sure-fire win.

Spring is the season for change. It is a promise for new life. It is the breath of fresh air that offers warmth after the chilly winter months. Bulb flowers are natural representations of that. These symbols of spring are appreciated both indoor and out and are simply beautiful.

Things You Might Not Know About Tulips

You have options when it comes to choosing your tulips this spring. They are divided into around 150 species and around 3,000 naturally and genetically cultivated varieties worldwide. However, that popular bulb flower, the tulip, carries a much deeper symbolism than many realize.

Like many flowers, their bold-colored and symmetrical stems are edible! In fact, during World War II, tulip bread was eaten by the people who couldn’t afford other options. They can replace onions in recipes and may even be used in wines.

Our florists at Atmore Flower Shop in Atmore, AL, are here to help answer any questions you may have about bulb flowers. We are also able to help you share their beauty, representation of renewal and spring symbolism with our same-day flower delivery to the people you love.

Share the beauty of flowers in this rejuvenating season, even when circumstances that surround us may not feel cooperative. Flowers are a connecting element for us all. They are a transitioning factor that connects nature with people. They not only connect us with nature. They also allow us to connect with one another.

With that in mind, let bulb flowers send words of encouragement, convey love and reflect new beginnings when it is needed most.

Keep calm and stress less with bulb flowers this spring!

2020 Prom Trends

It’s a new year with a new set of prom trends. Whether it is your first prom or your last, it is best to take on the night in style. If you are still deciding on what to wear to prom, these 2020 prom trends are here to help.

2020 Prom Dress Trends: Dressing for You

Choosing how to dress for prom can feel like an immense amount of pressure, but it doesn’t need to be stressful. It should be fun and an opportunity to dress your finest. Dressing for prom should always come back to dressing for you and what makes you feel your best.

However, if you are looking for design inspiration, 2020 prom trends offer an array of opportunities to embrace your unique style while remaining on-trend. Here are just a few of your options.

If you are all about style and comfort, 2020 is giving you exactly the prom trend you are looking for. Ladies, many times, this style even involves pockets! It’s not just prom season; it’s jumpsuit season.

Jumpsuits

That’s right! This beloved pants/dress combo has made its grand entrance into 2020 prom trends. These Top 5 Unique Prom Jumpsuits 2020 are of great inspiration because they incorporate not just one but several 2020 trends!

Metallic Colors & Sequins

It’s about going big or going home. Proms in 2020 is all about sparkle and pizzazz, the flashier, the better. Metallic and sequin prom dresses make just the statement you want on such a big night.

This One Shoulder Long Sleeve Prom Dress combines several 2020 prom trends. It’s one-shouldered, bold in color and has a base sequin style. Wear something like this, and you will have all eyes on you at prom.

Patterns and Cropped Styles

Two additional 2020 prom trends include animal print and cropped two-piece styles. This Two Piece Halter Prom Dress by Sherri Hill incorporates both these trends.

Stun your guests with a bold animal print for a roaring entrance, as they make a powerful statement. This, along with these other 2020 prom trends, proves that 2020 is the year to show up and show out in style.

It is all about showcasing you and what makes you feel the most comfortable, confident and beautiful. If any of these styles don’t fit into your school’s prom dress code, you can incorporate these trends in whatever way you choose.

For the prom-goers who are more interested in short prom dresses, consider choosing fun and bold shoes. It will give you the chance to embrace your style in a fun and spunky way.

If you are dead set on a classic prom, you can never go wrong with a red prom dress to showcase your bold personality. Pair it with some leopard print shoes to stay sophisticated and trendy!

You’ll thank us later.

Trending Prom Hairstyles

Say I do to your prom hairdo with these 2020 prom hairstyles!

It’s hairy business, finding the right prom hairstyle that fits your dress and your style. There are so many factors to consider. What color is your hair? How long is it? How will the cut affect your desired style?

All these factors come into play when considering these trending prom hairstyles. Curls are always going to be in for those elegant events, especially for proms. Tight ringlets, loose waves and enchanting curls all add a different touch to a prom hairstyle.

Among all these curly prom dos, there are some very prominent trends, seen consistently throughout styles. Braids being among the most evident.

Prom Hairstyles with Braids

Whether it is a long, down do with a French braid or a loose updo with a chain braid , braids are very much in with the 2020 prom hairstyle trends.

Additionally, waterfall braids are all the rage. They are beautifully incorporated into updos, but they have an even more enchanting effect on a down, curly hairstyle.

If you need some more convincing when it comes to your prom hairstyle, PROMGIRL gives some in-depth hairstyle tips for any head of hair for prom.

2020 Prom Flower Options

It’s a journey. High school is the end of one path onto a much larger one. While the complications differ, the journey can be treacherous.

With that in mind, prom is one opportunity in a young person’s life that allows them to step away from the day-to-day and into a rather euphoric night. It’s a step away from reality, and it allows any young person to feel their best.

Prom flowers are a traditional accessory to give a date for prom. They are found and incorporated in a variety of different ways. There are the more traditional prom flower wearables, such as the corsage and the boutonniere, and the more advanced and stylistic prom flower wearables, such as the flower crown, flower bow tie and other floral accessories that are worn as jewelry.

Individuality comes just as much into play when it comes to prom flowers as it does any other prom outfit choice.

Among the most popular prom flower choices for 2020 are reflections of these already prominent prom styles. In vibrant colors, all green designs, moody tones and polished looks, there is the inspiration for your prom flower looks.

Corsages and boutonnieres in 2020 are examples of the previously mentioned 2020 prom trends. Although the trends on prom wearables may change, the traditional approach to prom flowers remains steady. Our team of florists at Atmore Flower Shop in Atmore, AL, are here to help create just the flower bouquet for your prom date.

While the corsage and boutonniere are important to have in hand when you meet up with your prom date, go the extra step and bring them something extra special It will be something that they didn’t expect. We can coordinate your corsage and boutonniere with your date’s flower arrangement to ensure every prom accessory is a budding success and is trend forward in every way.

If you take nothing else out of prom night, be 100% authentically you. It’s your night. Embrace it.

Easter Baskets for Teenagers

Parents, it’s time to spring into action. We all know the Easter bunny brings treats to the kiddos around the world, but when it comes to our older children, some say they are best left out of the juvenile Easter traditions.

Yes, Easter is around the corner. Remember, it is no bunny’s business whether your family does Easter baskets for your teenagers or not, but if you do, boy do we have the teenage Easter basket inspiration for you.

It’s a one-sided conversation for many. What is it that you should buy your teenager for Easter? There are many people in the world who think Easter baskets are not for teenagers and young adolescents. While many are opposed, that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the fun that comes with choosing Easter gifts for your teens.

What are the best gifts for teenagers for Easter? Compiling treats for Easter baskets for teens can be a fun and creative experience. With teenage years coming and going swiftly and ups and downs coming so abruptly, it is best to celebrate our teens whenever we can.

An Easter Basket that is “Funny and Useful”

If you are a little salty about giving your teenager an Easter gift basket because you think they are too grown, avoid the sweets and have fun with the schemes. You’ll find it funny. They may not, but hey, they still get an Easter basket that they so persistently requested.

Play dirty with a cleaning supply Easter basket. You’ll need a laundry basket for the base. What goes inside is completely up to you. If you feel this approach is a little too harsh, consider having a secondary Easter basket on hand as a sweet incentive.

When their room is clean and their chores are done, their Easter basket of goodies will be waiting on them. It puts the ball in their court. It is an Easter basket hunt. Once they make it to the end of their to-do list, they’ll find the Easter basket they desired on the other side.

An Easter Basket That Collects “All Their Favorite Things”

Creating your teen’s Easter basket can be a lot of fun too. Start from the basis of who your teen is and what they enjoy the most.

If your teenager loves makeup, use that as a source for inspiration. You know you’ll have to buy your teen more makeup soon anyway. Collect some of the essentials and assort them into a cute makeup carrying case. Throw in a couple of new items or a gift card if you are feeling extra generous.

The same applies to the sports-loving children of the world. If your teen needs a new baseball helmet, you can knock Easter out of the park. Make the helmet the base of a basket and add in some sunflower seeds, batting gloves, gum and some other must-haves to complete this homerun Easter look.

For the teens prepping for college, their ideal Easter basket is thrown together with ease. Collect some of their favorite junk foods, a few gift cards for groceries, for lunch and some comforting keepsakes for their dorm. A warm blanket, lotion, new socks and other simple tokens are bound to win them over and start gathering college supplies in the process.

An Easter Basket That Will Have Others “Green with Envy”

Among the most popular trends of the 21st century is the desire to go green. This trend has carried on through people’s clothing choices, daily habits, dietary decisions and overall resourcefulness.

This trend is particularly popular among our younger generations. Teens today are growing attached to this movement. With that in mind, you’ll find an Easter basket idea for your teen that is both good for the earth and will have others green with envy.

Your teen may have a green thumb or may just appreciate the ambiance plants and other florals bring. Either way, an Easter basket for the teen with a green theme is ideal. Among the more preferred gestures is receiving plants as gifts. Additionally, succulent gifts are among the most popular choice for natural décor in homes today. They are beautiful and trend-forward.

Your teen’s “green” Easter basket can consist of gardening tools and other useful essentials for remaining green. This is especially appropriate for the teen who appreciates the beauty in nature and all the benefits that come with caring for plants.

Our florists at Atmore Flower Shop in Atmore, AL, are here to help with any floral or plant needs you may have this Easter. Easter gifts can be as diverse as the teens in our lives. That is why Easter flowers are always a beautiful option. Deciding what to get a teenager for Easter doesn’t have to be hard. Easter flowers can be personalized to fit your teen and everything they like. Let us help you create a beautiful gift for your teenager this Easter.

There is something special about sharing natural beauty with others. Easter flower delivery just makes it easier. Giving a green Easter basket to your teen will not only share the beauty that is life, but it will help instill responsibility and direction into their daily habits. It is a life lesson and an Easter gift wrapped into one. Anything worth having is worth taking care of, right?

With all these Easter baskets for teens in mind, you can customize them to fit who your teen is and what they like. It is always fun to add in some Easter eggs and chocolate bunnies for a festive touch. Whatever you decide, Easter baskets for teens are a must.

Easter Gifts You Can Send

Easter is a meaningful holiday, but not everyone can be present for it. It can be difficult to feel like you are a part of Easter celebrations with loved ones when you live too far away. However, that doesn’t mean the holiday needs to go by unobserved.

Easter is a holiday full of significance and symbolism for those who observe it. If you can’t be there for Easter, you can still send a little something to let them know you are thinking of them on this very special holiday. If you are uncertain of what gift to pick, we have a list of gifts that will get to them quick, and they are Easter Bunny approved!

Books

From those who are still learning first words and what sounds accompany letters to those with fading sight necessitating thick glasses and large print, books can bring a new perspective and a glimpse of a different reality. The right story at the right time can bring light, hope and understanding.

There is no shortage of wonderful books on any topic, both online and in the store. Easter is no exception. Despite how important books are, they remain an inexpensive gift, but then again, you can’t put a price tag on learning.

For a new baby, board books are a great introduction to reading and stories. There is a delightful board book with beautiful illustrations designed for babies called, “My First Easter.” This is a very durable book explaining the traditions of family and sharing for Easter.

Another cute board book for little ones is called, “Easter” by Roger Priddy and is a Slide and Find Series book. There are 16 fun, interactive doors to open, Behind each door are Easter-related things like chicks, eggs and of course, bunnies.

For children over four years of age for whom religious stories are acceptable gifts, there is a book called, “The Easter Storybook: 40 Bible Stories Showing Who Jesus Is.”

This book brings Jesus into focus and tells the overall arching story of his entire life, making him more real and relatable. When you bring Jesus to life for children, Easter inevitably becomes more meaningful.

For a fun classic, The Berenstain Bears series by Mike Berenstain have several cute, illustrated books about Easter.

Another great book for religious households that is written in a way the whole family can enjoy is “The World Jesus Knew: A Curious Kid’s Guide to Life in the First Century.”

This book brings the world of Jesus to life through charts, maps, graphs, info on the culture of the time, occupations, religion and more. With beautiful illustrations, this book can bring the stories of Jesus to life for kids and adults.

For spiritual stories adults and children can read together on Easter, consider a book like “Easter Stories: Classic Tales for the Holy Season.” This book includes a collection of classic and spiritual short stories that capture the meaning of Easter by famous authors like C.S. Lewis, Leo Tolstoy and Oscar Wilde to name a few.

For a woman who enjoys religious stories with intriguing female characters, look no further than “The Women of Easter: Encounter the Savior with Mary of Bethany, Mary of Nazareth, and Mary Magdalene.”

Any woman or even man who appreciates the stories about the life of Jesus will enjoy these coinciding stories about the women who were important in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.

Toys

When it comes to gifts for children, you can’t go wrong with toys. There are many cute and inexpensive options when it comes to toys with an Easter theme.

A classic and adorable plush toy can make a cherished gift that will be hugged long after Easter. There are Peter Rabbit plush toys in the recognizable little blue coat and the Velveteen Rabbit among other adorable stuffed bunnies with options for all age groups.

Plush ducks and lambs are also options if you fear the bunny may too closely relate to a gift someone else might be giving.

When it comes to Easter gifts for teenagers, plush animals can still be an option if you know what might spark interest. There are weird collectible plush toys called, “Fuglers” that have creepy teeth and funny bodies. There is a Rabid Rabbit one that will likely bring a smile to teenagers who mistakenly assume stuffed animals can’t be cool.

For teenagers who love animals and care about the environment, consider a plush toy that coincides with the symbolic donation in their name for an endangered species.

For smaller toys, Calico Critters make a cute rabbit family and have an abundance of accessories. Also, there are many options for little plastic eggs filled with fun toys like dinosaurs, trucks and animal finger puppets.

Hide and Squeak Eggs are a fun, educational gift for toddlers. Many young children are reluctant to take a bath, so getting them cute bath toys or even Easter soaps in fun shapes might be appreciated by both the child and parent.

Creative Crafts and Family Fun

LEGO has a holiday Easter Egg Hunt Building Kit that the whole family can enjoy together. An Easter egg or Easter bunny puzzle is another way for the family to spend a relaxing time together.

For games this Easter, there is an Easter Bingo game and an Easter edition deck of cards for the family to have a good time playing classic games like Go Fish, Old Maid and Slap Jack.

For little ones, there are many options for toys with matching eggs to teach color recognition. There are also Easter-themed bath toys for the little ones.

There are craft kits for making Easter Bunny headbands and masks. Pin the Tail on the Easter Bunny game can be fun for the whole family, and a Dig a Dozen Dino Eggs kit is a fun activity for fostering an appreciation for science as they excavate fossilized eggs of dinosaurs.

Other craft kits include egg-decorating, sand art and beading. To get the family active and outdoors, there is an Egg and Spoon Race game that will offer fun and activity long after Easter.

Any of these Easter gift options are a great way to encourage the family to spend time together, having a good time and enjoying each other.

Flowers for Easter

Living away, it can be difficult to know what Easter gift to buy. If you have waited until right before the holiday, you might have the additional concern of the gift not being delivered until after Easter has passed.

For a lovely last-minute Easter gift, flowers are a reminder of the fragile beauty of life, and they are a beloved representation of spring. Flowers in pastel colors or bright, fun colors are a perfect spring gift. Many people love receiving tulips and daisies, as they are a symbol of spring.

For a meaningful Easter bloom, white lilies are the traditional Easter flower. They represent love, hope and resurrection. Whichever flower you choose, you can feel confident knowing that receiving flowers makes people feel happy and loved.

If you would like to send someone you love some flowers this Easter, our florists at Atmore Flower Shop in Atmore, AL, would be glad to create a beautiful Easter bouquet for your loved ones.

These gifts are all inexpensive and can be combined with flowers. The best part is that some of these gifts will encourage families to spend time together to delve into what Easter means. Whether you are thinking of a small child, a teenager, an adult or all the above this Easter, being thoughtful and sending a little something to make someone happy aligns with the spirit of the holiday.

February Facts: Things You May Not Know

February is often associated with Valentine’s Day, but there are also plenty of facts about February that you may not know. Facts you may be very interested in. February has its own birthstone, sign and so much more.

Fun Facts about February’s History

There is so much more to the month of February than Valentine’s Day celebrations.

February is the shortest month on the calendar, with just 28 days. Every four years, each leap year, February gains a day, going from 28 to 29 days.

As of 2001, February is also known for being the month of the Super Bowl. It is held on the first Sunday of February (I.e. Super Bowl Sunday). If you aren’t much of a sport’s fan but your significant other is, be patient, for the romance is near. Give your sport’s loving partner the first weekend of the month, and you’ll get to binge on rom coms on the second.

February is also “National Junk Food Month.” Binge on all the yummy snack food without all the guilt. What is Super Bowl Sunday without chips, dip and chicken wings? An additionally acceptable binge involves eating all those Valentine’s Day treats.

Among February’s more flashier facts are the sparkles that coincide with the month.

February’s Birthstone

February’s birthstone is the Amethyst. This purple gem has an intriguing and captivating look. However, the beauty of these gems goes deeper than its overall appearance. It is a symbol of deep love, happiness, sincerity, wealth and humility.

Once admired as the “Jewel of the Gods,” Amethysts are traditionally worn by Bishops/ Farmers. Understandably so, as Amethysts are believed to protect crops against hailstones and locusts.

This elegant gem is the official gemstone of Ontario and the official gem of Wednesday, Jupiter and people born with the sign of Pisces. Speaking of…

February Babies, Here’s Your Sign.

If you are born in February, your sign is either the Aquarius or the Pisces. These signs have similar characteristics but overall different personalities. Ironically enough, the two signs are often very compatible, romantically. Before we dive deep into what attracts the two signs, let’s learn more about them as individuals.

Anyone born between the 1st and the 18th of February fall under the Aquarius sign. This sign differs from many because it categorizes people on both ends of the spectrum. Some Aquarians are introverted and of quiet nature, while others are energetic and eccentric. They are a very progressive sign.

Aquarians pride themselves on honesty and intellect. Due to their strong intellect, Aquarians are prone to think outside of the box and work hard to find solutions to issues. They are free thinkers and are very independent. They do things their own way and are very openminded. They are prone to question theories and are always looking to learn something new.

February babies born between the 19th and the 28th fall under the Pisces sign. Pisces thrive on elevating others and their talents instead of focusing on people’s flaws. They are a more positive group. They like to keep things real and authentic, working hard to get to know a person’s personality before coming to any conclusion about them. They are among the least superficial signs.

It’s what is on the inside that counts. Pisces’ friendships often consist of sincere, quality people, as they are drawn to what is in a person’s heart. They are very emotional people, who always seek a deeper connection to the people they care about. Their highly vibrant personalities and low maintenance nature make them easy people to get along with.

The Aquarius and Pisces signs have many distinct differences. One is very strong-willed, while the other has a more sensitive soul. While their characteristics may vary, they often find common ground intellectually. If you and your partner share February as your birth month but have differing signs, don’t worry. You may just be a perfect fit for each other.

The Aquarius and Pisces signs differ, but they have a common middle ground that breeds very healthy relationships. Your differences may even help the two of you find peace in the other.

February’s Birth Flower

February babies, violet may not be your color, but it is your birth flower.

Violets are a bright purple flower, found in 500-600 species. These bold beauties can also be found in blues, whites, creams and even in multicolor blooms.

Violets are the state flower of Rhode Island, Illinois and New Jersey. They are asymmetric. They consist of five heart-shaped petals. This makes them even more ideal to represent the month that houses Valentine’s Day.

One interesting fact about violets is that they contain both the male and female floral reproductive organs. This allows some species of flowers to self-pollinate, while others still need insects to pollinate.

They look so good you could eat them, literally. Violets are used in a variety of savory dishes. They are of great use when it comes to making sweet garnishes. Funny enough, they are nutritious too. They are loaded with Vitamin C. They have even more than most vegetables. Vitamin C is good for the immune system and a person’s overall health.

Additionally, the violet flower has a beautiful fragrance that is envied by many. It is often used in perfumes, lotions and oils. All ideal gifts to give for Valentine’s Day.

If you are interested in taking some violets home or sending some to a person you love, talk with our florists at Atmore Flower Shop in Atmore, AL, . We even offer same-day delivery. Share the love and the beauty of violets for someone’s February birthday. It is a fun and meaningful gift that any February baby is bound to appreciate.

How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Long Distance Relationships

Love knows no distance, especially in an online dating world. If you are looking for how to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your significant other who lives miles away, consider your gift delivery options. In a world full of the here and now, no holiday needs to go uncelebrated.

Whether you’re in a long-distant relationship or your significant other is out of town for Valentine’s Day, there is no need to let the holiday go by without acknowledgment. Valentine’s Day is the holiday that celebrates love, in all forms. Of course, celebrating miles apart is not ideal, but that doesn’t mean it has to be overlooked.

Love Knows No Distance.

In the tech-savvy world we live in, many struggles can be overcome at the click of a button. Online dating is just one example. Juggling work life and social life is a struggle in and of itself. The online dating world has confirmed the notion that love knows no distance and has no limitations. It has minimized all the obstacles that come from distance.

Although the bridge for communication is made easier, that doesn’t mean the discouragement and loneliness isn’t still there. Nothing can quite mimic the emotion that comes from physical touch and the feeling of your significant other’s presence near you.

There must be a unique level of dedication and communication practiced by couples who are in long-distance relationships. It takes calling despite the time difference and staying up to make those Skype calls. It is learning to prioritize your time together and being okay with juggling your two worlds.

If you aren’t long-distance, but the time is approaching where you will be, it is important to not solely focus on what the relationship will be like separated. You must have the foundation set beforehand. Don’t place too much emphasis on keeping constant communication. It makes you reliant, so when one of you is busy and can’t talk, it can be problematic.

It is important to try and talk at least once a day. Don’t feel as though you have to talk to each other 12 hours daily in order to maintain a healthy relationship. In fact, the healthiest relationships consist of two independent people who want to spend time together but aren’t reliant on constant contact. There is a healthy balance.

When you find this balance, it makes long-distance relationships doable. This includes the harder tasks like celebrating holidays with someone who isn’t physically with you.

Ways to Keep the Holiday Special

Valentine’s Day is the holiday of love. It is every couples’ excuse to dress up, go out and treat the person or people they care about most. Some people love Valentine’s Day. Some people love to hate Valentine’s Day. Regardless, it draws strong emotions.

For those who are sour to the subject of Valentine’s Day traditions because they struggle with the concept of romance, understand there are no rules. Asking someone to be your valentine doesn’t have to be a simple “check yes or no” on a hand-written love note. It is a new era with a very new way of doing things. This means holiday traditions are made more personal, and nothing has to be one set way.

Valentine’s Day can be made special in so many ways. In a long-term relationship, this is done most effectively by staying on the same page. Due to possible interferences, it is important to discuss plans ahead of time.

Dates over Facetime and Skype are not uncommon in this day in age. Although its convenience is ideal for long-distance dating, it only works when each person is on the same page. One sweet and ideal surprise is having their favorite food delivered to them via food delivery service. This way, you can treat your sweetie to dinner and share it in good company.

This is just one example of how to make her feel special this Valentine’s Day when in a long-distance relationship, but every gesture has the same desire backing it. It’s the desire to celebrate the lady who is so special to you.

How to Celebrate Someone Who Isn’t with You

Celebrating Valentine’s Day at a distance- it may have never been something you thought you would have to deal with. Whether it is your first Valentine’s Day apart or you’re both familiar with celebrating solo, there are some easy-to-apply tips for making long-distance relationships and long-distance holidays meaningful.

Celebrating the woman you love can seem like a daunting task. You have to try to avoid being generic, include romance and personalize her Valentine’s Day surprises all at the same time. Celebrating your significant other can be done any day leading up to February 14th and every day after. You aren’t limited to the holiday itself.

Write love letters, send spontaneous texts and call just to say you love her. Reminding your significant other she is cared for is what Valentine’s Day is all about.

Date night doesn’t have to end with a Skype dinner date. Watch a movie together. Laugh together, as you reflect on childhood memories. Exchange childhood photos along with some of your partner’s favorite things (i.e. treats, fuzzy socks, romcoms, etc.). It’s those little gestures that matter most, and it’s in moments like these that she falls deeper in love with you and you with her.

She just wants to know she is thought of. She wants to know you find her beautiful. She wants to know that you took the time to surprise her with a gift. All she wants is to know you are willing to put in the effort to make things work. It doesn’t have to be perfect. It doesn’t have to cost a lot. It just has to come from the heart. That’s you. You are her heart.

Gift delivery is not a rising trend. It is the here and now. More and more people result to gift delivery on the day-to-day than ever before. It is used for any and every occasion. It is not reserved for long-distant family members or significant others. Most people have participated in gift delivery at least once and are bound to use it again. Valentine’s Day gifts are no exception.

We live in a world of convenience. Everything is faster, easier and more convenient. With the click of a button, your voice can travel miles… just like your gift.

Gifts You Can Send Her that She’ll Love

All she truly wants is your time and attention but sending something pretty helps. Sending something beautiful gives her an idea of the beauty that you see in her. Flowers are often a popular option, specifically for Valentine’s Day.

Flowers are one of the many gifts you can have delivered for Valentine’s Day and throughout the year. Their popularity stems from their ability to convey meaning and deliver a message despite any distance. Having flowers delivered to her doorstep this Valentine’s Day will help freeze that moment in time. At that moment, she forgets about the miles that separate you, and she’ll reflect on what keeps you both connected.

That’s love.

Among the most popular Valentine’s Day flowers are roses. They are the symbol of romance. This bold bud can take the strong emotion associated with romance with it wherever it goes. It exudes a fragrance that attracts like pheromones and draws the eye like your lover’s attraction towards you. It’s among the most powerful gift that nature grows for us that florists deliver to us.

Our team of Valentine’s Day experts at Atmore Flower Shop in Atmore, AL, is here to help with any specific questions you may have about Valentine’s Day flowers and other complementary gifts to send. Florists are there to help travel the distance when you can’t. Check with the local florists in your significant other’s area to see who can deliver to them.

Those Valentine’s Day favorites like roses and lilies are best ordered ahead of time to ensure she gets that beautiful gift on time. Specific orders should be made with adequate notice, as this is an important time of the year for couples everywhere.

Make the moments matter and show her that no distance will separate the connection you two share. Remind her that she is worth every mile when planning out what you are doing to make your long-distance Valentine’s Day special.

Gifts for New Parents

There is no excitement that is truly comparable to the anticipation of new life. New parents holding their pure, innocent child is the deepest expression of love. When gifted with a child, life becomes more meaningful, and nothing else will ever feel as important as taking care of this part of you.

Before you can decipher what gift would be the most appropriate to the couple it will be given to, consider when and where it is given. Is it a baby shower gift, or is it a special delivery following THE delivery?

Gifts for new parents can come in all shapes and sizes. They also come in many forms. Due to the growing number of gifting options, finding the right gift for new parents is more complicated and more convenient than ever. There are many more choices to filter through, but most of these choices have delivery included, so that makes the job a little easier.

If you are a new parent, aren’t a parent yet or are just not sure what is an appropriate gift for new parents now, look no further. The inspiration you need when looking for what gifts to give new parents is here.

A Bundle of Joy

For the new parents who are quite sure what to expect, know no amount of new parent self-help books are truly enough to compare to the first-hand experience. No book can prepare you enough for the sleep deprivation or the amount of diapers one baby can go through. You hear about it, but it doesn’t sink in until the reality of that new bundle of joy is here.

The new mom may appreciate something just for her. A basket with some treats she has been craving or some wine after those long months may be just what she needs. Check with the expectant mom. See what she may want or may feel in dire need of. It is important to check first to ensure everything is appropriately chosen.

The best gifts for new parents, specifically new moms, are the gifts that make them feel like themselves. There is a lot that comes with being a new mom and recovery takes some time. A new, comfortable set of pajamas and a weighted blanket may be exactly what she needs to bundle up and get the most out of her “nap” time.

With every new bundle of joy comes with him/her a set of ups and downs. Every child is different. They sleep different, eat differently and cry a little different. It helps to get advice from people who have been there before you. However, all new parents truly need is the gift of togetherness.

Remind your friends, who are new parents, that it is ok that you haven’t hung out or talked in a while. With a new bundle of joy comes a new set of priorities. Show them you understand. Give them the gift of your time. Have dinner delivered to them. Meal prepping gets a whole lot harder when you can barely keep your eyes open and are hovering over a little one at every moment of the day.

If your new mom friend sounds stressed and you are close in proximity, offer to bring lunch and help clean the kitchen. Give her time to get a shower and take a nap, and she will start to feel like herself again. It’s a gift that doesn’t take a lot, but it will mean the world.

When momma’s happy, everyone is happy. This specifically pertains to new moms. Her mood and overall health affect her new bundle of joy because they are a package deal.

A Package Deal

It’s a package deal. Parents of new babies gain new expectations out of life. Everything they do not only has consequences for them but also for their baby. That being said, if it can help with the baby, it’s the perfect gift for new parents. Speaking of a package deal, delivery services are gifts that keep on giving and right to their door.

Time is fleeting, and patience is wearing thin. Help the new parents with a cleaning subscription service. Cleaning professionals will come to their home and help with the extra tasks they haven’t been able to get to. You may not be there to help in person, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do something about it. Be sure to let the parents schedule the services for themselves. Having a cleaning service show up unannounced is a recipe for disaster.

Sitting down and eating dinner seems impossible with a new baby. Let alone shopping for the food to cook. Food delivery or grocery delivery services relieve some of that stress. The new mom or dad can sort through an app or order through a website to ensure their breakfast, lunch and dinner are accounted for, not just their baby’s. New parents need to eat too!

An Amazon Prime membership is another practical gift to give new parents. Buying them a year membership can help them immensely when it comes to minimizing the day-to-day and week-to-week home inventory runs. Things like diapers, wipes and formula are there any time they need them. It’s nearly as quick and easy as our flower arrangement hospital deliveries.

A Hospital Delivery

It’s an entirely new world for first-time parents. Taking on the responsibility of raising a new life is nothing to overlook. It is one of the most important jobs to ever be assigned. You are not just raising your namesake. You are also raising the next generation of people who will be running the world.

Along with this new responsibility is a new wave of emotional and physical strain. It can wear on you. Having to take on those first crucial bonding days in an unfamiliar place with doctors and nurses doesn’t ease the struggle.

Our team at Atmore Flower Shop in Atmore, AL, are here to make any hospital (or home) delivery a little easier. While subscription services are useful gifts for new parents, flower delivery is available the same day and can be personalized your way for the recipient.

Every new mom, new dad and new parent deserves to be celebrated on such a special occasion. There are a variety of different options to choose from. We want to make your gift for the new parents in your life special and personalized to your recipient.

There are many approaches to gift and flower delivery for new babies or new parents. You can go with a gender-specific flower arrangement (all pink or all blue) when sending new baby flowers, or you can opt for a birthday arrangement. It is their only actual BIRTH-day, after all. There are so many options for flowers to send to new parents. It all boils down to talking with your local florist about what you are wanting to send.

Be specific with your floral choices to meet the new parent’s style, the new mom’s preference or go with a more meaningful style that is personal to the message you are looking to send.

A Signed Message

It’s all signed, sealed and delivered. It’s yours. It’s your gift to give. It’s your message to send.

Many new parents refrain from having a multitude of guests visit the newborn for the first few weeks. This could be due to the desire to hoard those critical first days of bonding or to isolate the baby from excess germs for his/her first few days.

Regardless, it is important to respect every new parents’ wishes regarding their baby. It’s important to remember that even when you can’t be there physically, you can always be there through a kind and encouraging message or a thought-out gesture.

Flowers, chocolates, stuffed animals and additional deliveries to the hospital are a way of saying how proud you are for the new parents and are appropriate new baby gifts. Each delivery can be customized for the new parents. This includes a signed card message with your best wishes.

Being a new parent is scary, and no one can truly prepare you for what is to come. It takes a lot of sleepless nights, doctor’s office visits and long talks with your loved ones. However, there is no reason why a new parent should face this new adventure alone.

Let our gifts for new parents help give you the comfort of being there when it is needed most. One small act of kindness can mean the world to someone, especially new parents. Talk with us about your options today.