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Flowers From Ballard Blossom in Seattle Make Every Occasion Special

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Flowers are fascinating. Like snowflakes, no two are exactly alike and each one stands alone as a magnificent work of art. But when you combine several flowers together in a bouquet , the magic truly comes alive with a dazzling array of colors, shapes, and scents that are just a bit different than anything ever created before. Its alluring display will catch your eye from across the room, inviting a closer look after eliciting your emotions. Perhaps one of the reasons we are so drawn to the beauty of flowers is the emotional response they provoke. There is no feeling in the world quite like receiving a dozen red roses from someone you love. In that moment, no words are even necessary because the flowers say it all.  They help in other times too when we can’t find the right words to say. Sympathy flowers and plants serve as a perfect memorial that not only solidifies the love and devotion of family and friends, but also helps to provide a tranquil, peaceful setting for the remembrance

Don't Forget Grandparents Day on Sunday, September 12

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Grandparents Day is a national holiday or observance, celebrated each year on the first Sunday after Labor Day. This year it takes place on Sunday September 12.  Contrary to popular misconception, Grandparents Day was not invented by greeting card companies, florists, restaurants, or any other business interest.  Serene Comfort by Ballard Blossom - Seattle WA Instead, the origin of Grandparents Day can be traced back to 1956 when a mother from West Virginia named Marian McQuade helped organize a community celebration for people over 80 years of age. In doing so, she realized how many elderly care facility residents had been forgotten by their families.  She envisioned a holiday that would not only bring attention to the elderly population but would also honor all grandparents by celebrating the connections between generations. Her work paid off and in 1973 West Virginia became the first state to set aside a special day to celebrate grandparents. Three years later – in 1978 – her effort

Back to School Time is the Perfect Opportunity to Say Thank You with Flowers from Ballard Blossom

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  It’s almost that time of year once again! Back-to-school sales are starting to pop up everywhere, and teachers are busy preparing for the start of school year unlike any we’ve experienced before. With summer winding down, now is not only the perfect time to show your appreciation to those who have been taking care of your kids during the break, but also a fantastic opportunity to start the school year off right with a gift of flowers for the teachers, facility, coaches, and staff who will be enriching their lives during the next nine months. To some, it may seem like the summer flew by too fast while others have been counting the days until the new school year begins. Regardless of how you feel about your kids going back to school, we hope your summer was filled with adventure and learning experiences that can’t be taught in schools. If there are any nannies, babysitters, grandparents, aunts, uncles, camp counselors, clergy members or coaches who influenced your summer, flowers are a

Celebrate the 4th of July Weekend with Flowers from

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The 4th of July is a summertime celebration filled with fireworks, parades, picnics, and a lot of patriotic pride. While our original Independence Day took place way back in 1776, the party didn’t really get started until a year later when the first official celebration took place in Philadelphia. That celebration included many of the same festivities we still observe today.  If you want to celebrate July 4th in style, do it with flowers! Decorating for this holiday is as easy as red, white, and blue – but that certainly does not limit your options!  At Ballard Blossom we specialize in utilizing a variety of flowers in unique ways to really accentuate the spirit of the holiday. One of our favorite parts of any holiday is the symbolism that goes along with some of the traditions. One example is the symbolic colors of the American flag. Red in the flag is said to symbolizes courage, bravery, and passion. White serves a different purpose at it represents purity and innocence, and blue s

This Summer, Say it With Flowers

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Flowers have a special way of bringing joy. So why wait for a special occasion to make someone smile ? There is no need to wait for another birthday or anniversary to roll around in order to surprise someone with a gift of flowers. Some of life’s greatest gifts are the ones we least expect. One great thing about flowers is that there doesn’t have to be any reason at all to give them to someone. And sometimes, flowers say things and help convey feelings for us when we can’t find the right words ourselves.  Something else is fantastic about flowers? Aside from the memorizing beauty and an instant ability to brighten someone’s day, their versatility and variety knows no bounds and makes them a perfect gift for almost any occasion - big or small. Informal Flowers At Ballard Blossom we specialize in happily ever after's , and comforting loved ones with offerings of sympathy . But you don’t have to wait for a special occasion to spread lots of joy with flowers. You can do that today ev

This Mother’s Day, trust the experts at Ballard Blossom to create a one-of-a-kind gift she will never forget

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Mother’s Day is less than a week away, but the good news is you still have time to find the perfect gift for mom and have it hand-delivered to her door in time for Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 9. Even better news is that you won’t have to travel far to find a gift that is so unique and special that we can guarantee she has never seen anything like it before. All it takes is the click of a button and a little faith the experienced floral design team at Ballard Blossom. Click to order a Designers' Choice bouquet for Mother's Day from Ballard Blossom, Inc. Seattle Ordering flowers online with the national retail companies can often be a frustrating experience. First you see a beautiful image of a perfect bouquet of flowers with a “special” price that seems too good to be true.  The further along you get in the ordering process, the more fees, and charges you manage to rack up until you finally end up paying nearly as much in mysterious service and convenience fee as you did for t

Ballard Blossom's Simple Guide to Sympathy Flowers

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One of the many wonderful things about flowers is their fascinating ability to help us express our feelings at times in life when words are simply not enough.  We send a dozen red roses when saying “I love you” doesn’t seem strong enough. A heartfelt “thank you” goes a long way, but a handwritten thank you note attached to a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers does a much better job of conveying our appreciation.  This is especially true when we have to say, “I’m sorry.” Those words never seem like enough in any situation, especially when they are used to express feelings of sorrow instead of offering an apology. Fortunately, sympathy flowers from Ballard Blossom can help in a big way when we cannot find the words ourselves.   Things to consider when selecting sympathy flowers The experience of grief effects everyone in different ways, and every situation is unique. So, (with a few exceptions) there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution to selecting appropriate sympathy flowers. But the