In the days before electricity and central heating, people moving into a new home would receive gifts of firewood from their family and friends. The firewood was meant to give them enough fuel to last through their first winter in order to keep them warm. As amenities and utilities modernized, "housewarming" gatherings evolved into opportunities for family and friends to congratulate their loved ones on their new home - or for current residents to make a new family feel welcome in their midst.
Al's Florist has floral arrangements, blooming baskets and green plants that are sure to warm the hearts of anyone who receives them. If someone you know is settling into a new place, make sure to send them flowers! Read More about Floral Arrangements for Housewarming Gifts
Homecoming is approaching, and schools across Hollywood are preparing for the big weekend of festivities. Whether you are returning to visit your school, or are a student heading off to the homecoming dance, you can trust Al's Florist for your flowers. We have been providing beautifully corsages, boutonnieres and unique wearable flowers for decades, and we look forward to making sure that you stand out on your big night!
Here are a few tips from the experts which we hope will ensure that homecoming is all that you hoped for. Read More about Corsages & Boutonnieres for the Homecoming Dance
The relationships which are created when a new baby enters the world are among the strongest in the world - the bond between grandparents and grandchildren are truly special. But did you know that most grandparents say that the role is not just important, but it is the single most fulfilling they have ever experienced? Grandparents also report improved relationships with their grown children when grandchildren enter the picture. It seems that building a strong legacy is one of the best things you can do for your family - and it is this dynamic that we celebrate on National Grandparents Day. Read More about Grandparents Day Gifts & Flowers
Sapphires and asters enjoy places of honor this month, as the gemstone and flower of September. This means that September birthday celebrations can be appropriately decorated with sapphire blue bouquets or arrangements of fall asters, both available from Al's Florist. What flowers will you choose to send to your loved ones this month? No matter your selection, you can be sure that they will be beautiful! Read More about Celebrate September Birthdays with Sapphires and Asters
If you're feeling a little more romantic than usual this month, there just might be a reason. August is National Romance Month, an opportunity to show your partner how much he or she means to you. Maybe you don't have a partner at the moment, but have your eye on a special someone. National Romance Month is a great excuse to make your feelings known with an expression of your true feelings. If romance isn't exactly your forte, you can turn to the floral experts at Al's Florist for ideas. Read More about Celebrate National Romance Month with Flowers
Grieving the loss of a loved one can be a difficult and emotional time. Sending sympathy flowers as a means of expressing condolences is a thoughtful and meaningful way to lend your support. There are many styles of funeral arrangements that are available, and the best one to send is generally related to your relationship with the deceased, as well as the location to which the flowers will be delivered. The team at Al's Flowers is here to lend a compassionate hand in assisting you in choosing the best flowers for you. Read More about Express Your Condolences with Sympathy Flowers
Even though it’s still hot outside, students everywhere are preparing for school, gathering supplies and last-minute necessities. College students are thinking about dorm life and all of the adventure college holds. For some, this may be their first experience living away from home. This is a huge transition, but with a little help from the floral team at Al’s Florist, you can help your student decorate the dorm room and leave him or her with a few reminders of home. Read More about Dorm Room Decorating Your Student Will Love
We are in the middle of summer here in Florida, and there is no denying that the heat is on! That's why we just love the fact that the birth flower of July cools things way down, with the beautifully serene shades of the gorgeous blue delphinium. For all your July birthdays - including if you are welcoming a new baby boy on his actual birth day - consider calling Al's Florist and asking for the beguiling blue delphinium for their special arrangement.
Did You Know? Unlike the birth flower, the birthstone of July is as fiery as the temperature outside - the vivid red ruby holds the gemstone honor for the month. Read More about Delphinium for July Birthdays