If there's one thing that gets us excited here at Al's Florist, it's the direction in which floral styles are headed for the coming year. We love our traditional arrangements and know they have an important place in the home and in the gift-giving tradition, but there's nothing like the excitement and interest new floral designs generate.
International Floral Distributors has released its predictions for 2018's design approaches, and though we love them all, we're enthralled by one in particular. Positively Posh is a floral trend that really speaks to us, and here's why. Read More about 2018 Floral Trend Alert: Positively Posh »
This year, our Holiday Gift Guide is packed with wishlist-worthy presents, everything from Christmas and Hanukkah s to centerpieces and wreaths. But we here at Al's Florist want to highlight one gift category in particular, singling it out for its potential to make any recipient feel happy and fulfilled: the foodie gift basket.
Why do we love gift baskets so much? Because they can be customized endlessly, dressed beautifully and delivered easily. Read More about Sweet Treats From Our Holiday Gift Guide »
There are few games associated with the holiday season, but Secret Santa - and its countless variations - is one of them. This group gift swap is usually carried off in a workplace setting or among friends and involves randomly-assigned gifters and giftees. The person giving the gift must keep their identity a secret from the recipient, and that's where the fun begins.
At Al's Florist, we love a good gift exchange, and for Secret Santa, we've got some delicious gift options. Read More about Secret Santa Gifts That Delight »
Posted by Vicky Rotunno on December 1, 2017
This November 28, celebrate Giving Tuesday. This global initiative to promote charitable giving across the world is now in its sixth year, and it's a cause near and dear to our hearts. Al's Florist is dedicated year round to supporting our local Boys & Girls Club, one of the most deserving programs in our community. Read More about Giving Back to the Boys & Girls Club »
Every hall deserves to be decked this year, including the ones at your office. While it may be tempting to set up a grand Christmas tree in your workplace entry, we at Al's Florist have a fresh idea for a tree that may be smaller in scale but is still high on impact. And no, we're not talking about Charlie Brown's Christmas tree. Read More about Brighten Up Your Office This Holiday »
Posted by Vicky Rotunno on November 14, 2017
| Last Updated: November 17, 2017
Oh Thanksgiving. A time when we come together around the fire, bundled up from the chill outdoors. A time when we gather the falling leaves into huge piles for jumping, scarves around our necks. A time when we look ahead to the long, dark, frigid winter months, and give thanks around the table for the more cheerful seasons that have just passed.
Just kidding. We live in south Florida after all, and none of those scenarios are likely to happen -- at least not quite the way they do up north. We still have Thanksgiving though, and while we may be wearing flip flops and eating on the patio by the pool, it's still a holiday feast, and we're still going to eat too much of it. And for that, we need a holiday table, full of plates and settings, napkins and glasses, and centerpiece s from Al's Florist, of course. Read More about Light and Bright Centerpieces »
It's that time of year again, when we travel over hill and dale to a family member or friend's home to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner. While we may be bringing something to contribute to the table already - pumpkin pie, green bean casserole, fruitcake - it's also customary to offer a host or hostess gift. At Al's Florist, it's our duty to remind you that, in the U.S. at least, s are one of the top traditional gifts in this respect. You'll want to offer them in a container, so there's nothing for the host to do other than to put them somewhere, admire their beauty and feel touched that you've thought of them. Read More about Keep Your Host Happy With Flowers »
There are plenty of ways to honor our veterans. We should know, we've been doing it in one form or another since 1919, when the celebration was known as 'Armistice Day.' The intent was to both honor our military and to commemorate the end of World War I, which took place on the same day in 1918. Eventually, we got around to calling it "Veterans Day," which put the emphasis right back on the people who served. Which is exactly what you should do, this Veterans Day, with the vets you know and love. At Al's Florist, we've got some ideas. Read More about Make a Veteran’s Day »
You may think of mums as that bushel of yellow s you put on your front stoop come Fall, but think again. Mums make a glorious appearance in arrangements that belong inside the home too. And then there's dahlias, everyone's favorite these days, and another seasonal bloom that, when added to a floral design, contributes a rich textural element and complexity. Decorating with mums and dahlias from Al's Florist & Gifts is easy this season, since we're offering designs that range from the romantic and moody to the upbeat and cheerful. Read More about Decorating with Mums and Dahlias »
Posted by Vicky Rotunno on October 20, 2017
| Last Updated: November 3, 2017
Didn't think you could make Halloween any happier? Think again.
Consider this holiday the perfect opportunity to send some Halloween s to friends and family who enjoy a good scare (in this case, a scary good design). Al's Florist & Gifts' classic spooky decor and fresh, autumnal blooms blend well together, creating a unique Halloween decoration that can serve as a focal point for a party or dinner. Read More about Halloween Flowers & Scary Good Designs »
Posted by Vicky Rotunno on October 3, 2017
| Last Updated: October 16, 2017