Veterans Day Gifts That Inspire

Feeling moved to send some flowers on Veterans Day? You’re not alone. The desire to honor those who served in the military and to commemorate their extraordinary sacrifices is a popular sentiment come November 11. Whether you’re attending the USS KIDD ceremony or having a ritual in the home, there are some Veterans Day gifts that inspire, and they’re called flowers.

At Billy Heromans Flowers & Gifts, we’re aware that there is no official floral item that’s traditionally exchanged on the 11th. Red poppies are reserved for more somber occasions, for instance, while blue forget-me-nots seem more intended for a sweetie you miss who is serving overseas. But while Veterans Day may not get its own flower, there are several candidates in all the right colors you can proudly deliver to your favorite patriot regardless.

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January Birthday Flowers

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2016 is officially underway, and we have some fantastic gift ideas for all of the January birthdays in your life.

One fantastic way to celebrate January birthdays is by sending a bouquet that is thematic of garnet, the month’s birthstone. Our Glow of Garnet bouquet features roses, tulips, hydrangea, and lilies arranged together in a cube with red decor. The symbolism of garnet makes this a perfect bouquet to give to a friend because it represents eternal friendship, loyalty and sincerity.

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Glow of Garnet

As the official birth flower of January, it is entirely appropriate to send carnations to all of your loved ones celebrating this month! Because of their many colors, carnations are exceptionally festive and make for cheerful and fun bouquets ready to brighten up the party. We should also note that the carnation is in charge of another “first” – as the flower chosen to represent first anniversaries, it holds a special place in honoring couples.


The significance of carnations doesn’t end with January birthdays – not even close! Carnations are also closely associated with both mothers and babies – pink carnations make up the classic Mother’s Day bouquet, and often appear in new baby arrangements as well. It makes sense, as a pink carnation signifies a mother’s pure love and affection. For both new arrivals and for the May holiday, carnations are the flowers of choice.

If you are looking for the perfect birthday flowers to honor or celebrate your loved ones’ birthdays;  Billy Heroman’s is your best choice in Baton Rouge. We have been sending flowers to all the events in your life for years. Call us today for the perfect bouquet, floral arrangement or gift choice. We look forward to a new year full of flowers.