Lift Yourself Up With Flowers

When you’re looking to give yourself flowers—and you should be—don’t stop at the grocery store, go for the real thing. Here at Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts, we make it super simple for you to walk in and walk out with a gorgeous array of blooms. Giving yourself the gift of flowers is an important act of self-care, as important as grabbing a pedicure or opening a beautiful bottle of wine just because you want to do something nice for yourself.

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Meaningful Flowers For Special Times

There are special occasions, and then there are special occasions. There are so many events and moments that warrant flowers that are unique to the people involved, and there’s no way to account for all of them. We here at Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts leave it to you to come to us with your flower needs whenever one of those moments arises. Sometimes flowers really matter, and we love nothing more than to hear from our customers about what those personal occasions are and what they need for them.

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Pick Pantone’s Color Of The Year For Your Flowers

We here at Billy Heroman’s Flowers are fans of purple – just check out our logo – so we were thrilled with Pantone’s pick for 2018 Color Of The Year, Ultra Violet. This may seem like a tough color to introduce into your space, but trust us, it isn’t. Majestic, cosmic, mysterious, this shade is basically a jewel-tone and looks gorgeous added to the home right around winter time. But if you’re not ready to commit to wall paint or a new couch (who is?), then try this color out first in flower form.

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Fall Florals for Hosts

Chances are, you’re attending a dinner party sometime this holiday season. And while it may not be on the level of Thanksgiving, it’s still a gathering in which your host or hostess will be going to some effort to make a nice meal and put out all the decor. In that case, it’s time to think about the thank-you gift you’ll offer in return.

Hostess gifts have been around forever, and while there’s some debate about what’s appropriate to give, one thing is for sure, at least to Billy Heromans Flowers & Gifts: Fall florals are never wrong.

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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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Filling Fall with Mums

There are flowers you want to admire from a distance, or even lean in to for a minute to smell their lovely fragrance. And then there are flowers that you want to gather up in your arms and crowd your doorstep with. Mums are in that category.

We’re loving mums at Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts, and not just because they’re the season’s standout bloom. We’re filling Fall with mums because they’re never out of season, even if we have to wait most of the year to see them. Though these days they come in a variety of colors – even wine and harvest hues – we’re still partial to the traditionally bright blooms. Even on the darkest and deepest of Fall evenings, a batch of spirited mums reminds us that the sun will come out again.

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Decorate with Halloween Floral Designs

Hallloween Floral Designs

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.

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Sweetest Day Gifts

Sweetest Day

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

Celebrating a Great Boss

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National Boss’s Day originated in the mind of Patricia Bays Haroski, an employee at State Farm Insurance Company in Chicago. She registered the holiday with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 1958, selecting October 16 as the date as it was her dad’s birthday. Haroski’s goal was to express gratitude for her boss, as well as to recognize all great employers across the country. She hoped the day would improve and enhance the relationship between employees and their supervisors, bosses and owners. In 1962, Illinois Governor Otto Kerner proclaimed the day an official observance (although it is not a national holiday). In addition to the United States, the day is celebrated in several other countries such as Australia and India.

At Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts, we believe that a great boss deserves to be recognized.  So here’s to the mentors, the promoters, the leaders, and all those who make our workplace a positive place to be every day! We say thank you with beautiful gifts of plants and flowers that will look awesome in any work environment. Continue reading