With so much to be thankful for this season, we at Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts are offering you another: flowers.
Floral centerpieces haven’t been around as long as the cornucopia, but they have been with us for centuries. The idea of trimming your table – especially its heart – with a gathering of bountiful blooms makes total sense; flowers offer texture, fragrance and color. They bring life to a space, and they are lovely to look at. On Thanksgiving, we take great care to create a meal that does all of those things, and to gather friends and family to partake in it.
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.
If you were planning to wait until Thanksgiving to start decking out your house in harvest blooms, you’ll be happy to know there’s a reason to start earlier. Instead of waiting, plunge into the season by decorating with Halloween floral designs that will look just right next to your pumpkins and black cats as well as your cornucopias and wreaths.
We’ve put together some lush seasonal groupings at Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts that will last throughout the autumn and complement the rest of your decor. From bright and spirited blooms to soft, romantic arrangements, fall’s range of floral looks is nearly endless.
Just over 100 years ago in Cleveland, a group of confection companies got together to give sweets and candies to orphans, shut-ins and the homeless. In all, they handed out 26,000 boxes of candy and named the event “Sweetest Day”. When they suggested making it an annual event, they were met with widespread cynicism, as the public thought that perhaps they were thinking more of creating a holiday that helped their pocketbooks, not the needy. Still, the observance has survived down through the years, primarily in the Northeast and Midwest, as a day to reach out to those who are in need of some help and encouragement.
Who in your life could use a pick-me-up? Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts has a wide selection of options sure to make them smile. Sweetest Day is October 21. Continue reading
There may be no one more special people in our lives than grandparents – and given that fact, having a day to recognize them seems like a great idea to us! Grandparents Day is observed on September 10, and was originally the vision of a woman named Marian McQuade. A mother and grandmother herself, Marian did not set out to create a commercial holiday, rather to set aside a time that the elder generation could impart stories, wisdom and history to their kids and grandkids. It is a day to spend time together and enjoy being a family.
Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts loves the idea of bringing people together and celebrating family. When you are looking for the perfect Grandparents Day floral designs to express your love and gratitude, we’ve got everything you need. Continue reading
One of the biggest celebrations of the summer season is July 4th, a time when the entire country comes together to celebrate the unique freedoms in our nation. Whether you are hosting the party or headed to someone else’s gathering, the addition of patriotic flowers is a great way to set the mood. July Fourth flowers can be comprised of any blooms which exhibit the red, white and blue – and the possibilities for gorgeous bouquets are many! Come to Billy Heroman’s Flowers for great ideas, or shop our collection here. Continue reading
There are over 71 million fathers in the United States, but none is so handsome, funny, adventurous, caring, or amazing as yours. On June 18, you have the opportunity to celebrate your special dad – and even though he may not seek out the fanfare and accolades, we still think he deserves them.
Statistics tell us that the most common places that people start looking for their Father’s Day gifts are clothing stores, electronics stores, and sporting goods stores. This year, how about surprising Dad with something completely unique and unexpected from Billy Heroman’s Flowers instead?We have gifts that may surprise you. Continue reading
Some days carry more significance than others. Memorial Day is Monday, May 29, and is an opportunity to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice, as well as to send an acknowledgment to their loved ones who remain. If you are looking for patriotic flowers, memorial day arrangements, or thoughtful bouquets to observe this special day, Billy Heroman’s Flowers would be honored to help.
“America is hope. It is compassion. It is excellence. It is valor.” Paul Tsongas Continue reading
There are 85 million moms in the United States, but there are none as unique as yours. Although we all love our moms, each mother has influenced us in her own special way. That is what we celebrate this May 14 – the Mother’s Day stories that are unique to each family.
For all your special Moms and the stories they inspire, Billy Heroman’s Flowers has the floral designs and gifts that will make their day amazing. Here is a story shared by our team member Janet, who shares why motherhood has been so important to her.
“When I became a mom 31 years ago, I thought my greatest dream had been realized. My daughter was hope, joy, blessings, love, and laughter all wrapped up in one precious bundle. She taught me how much my mother loved & cared for me – in fact, the lessons my mother taught me in my youth now had meaning. I didn’t think love could be bigger than what I felt for my daughter – until this year when she gave birth to the two most perfect twin boys. As a retired teacher, working part-time at Billy Heroman’s Flowers, my schedule allows me to be home with Noah and Finn several days per week. The boys gave me a T-shirt that says, ‘A grandmommy is a mom with lots of frosting.’ I say, ‘Grandchildren are children with lots of frosting!’ I love being a mom and a grandmommy!” Janet Evans
Did You Know? Since ancient times, the matriarch of the family has been honored with floral displays and gifts – to this day, flowers are the top gift on Mother’s Day.
No matter your Mom’s style, you’ll find the perfect gift at Billy Heroman’s Flowers. So whether you choose a flowering plant or a luxurious bouquet of orchids, roses, lilies, and hydrangea, you can be assured that we will design it with love. After all, we love our moms – or love being a mom – as much as you do.
There is no one like her. She’s your best friend, your cheerleader, your confidante. She deserves recognition all year long, but on Mother’s Day, you want to be sure that she feels all the love you have for her. Billy Heroman’s Flowers has been helping you to honor all the special people in your life for over 60 years, and we have the most beautiful Mother’s Day gifts in Baton Rouge. We invite you to browse our entire collection of Mother’s Day gifts – but wanted to highlight a few of our favorites.
Please note, these gifts are for local Baton Rouge delivery – but if your Mom lives miles away, we have plenty of gorgeous options for you to consider! Continue reading