A Classic Cornucopia for Thanskgiving

One of the most recognizable symbols of Thanksgiving is the cornucopia, a horn-shaped container usually filled with fruit. The cornucopia has been around since antiquity, where it appeared in myths and later in art. Meant to represent the abundance, this emblem was brought to the table and displayed as a sign that the harvest had been fruitful that year.

Today, you’ll see all manner of cornucopia horns – usually baskets – in stores, just waiting for you to stuff them full with seasonal decor. But at The Flower Bucket, we have a better idea. We think the best cornucopias are the ones overflowing with fresh flowers.

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Handsome Hues for Veterans Day

Between Halloween and Thanksgiving there’s Veterans Day, an occasion we’ve celebrated in one form or another since 1919, when it was called “Armistice Day” and devoted to remembering the end of WWI the year before. Today, it’s a time to honor our U.S. military veterans for their incredible service to country. And while our San Antonio community comes together to celebrate these heroes, we may also want to personally extend our gratitude to our deserving family and friends through a gift like flowers.

Given that the overwhelming majority of vets are male, The Flower Bucket suggests that you pick an arrangement rich with handsome hues.

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Spirited Halloween & Harvest Decor

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Fall is a wonderful excuse to revive your home with fresh plants and flowers. There’s so much spirited Halloween and harvest decor available, and that’s the case for blooms, too. Arrangements run the gamut from country baskets with rustic florals to sleek black-and-white stunners, all of them intended to warm up your home (and scare up some fun) for the season.

This October at The Flower Bucket, we’re conjuring up some romance with a variety of florals and greens that will help dress up your Halloween scene.

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Kind Gestures on Sweetest Day

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Sweetest Day is a day set aside for kind gestures and sweet acts of kindness. Although not the most well-known of holidays throughout the United States, the observance has been popular in the Midwest and the Northeast for over 100 years.

Sweetest Day began in Cleveland in the early 1900’s, as a day when local candy companies would give out thousands of boxes of chocolates to the underprivileged, orphaned and shut-in. The idea caught on thanks to broad media coverage, and within 5 years, New York State also adopted the concept. Since we love the idea of giving gifts for no other reason than to make people feel valued, happy and loved, The Flower Bucket has put together a Sweetest Day collection sure to make your loved ones smile.  Continue reading

Floral Bouquets for Grandparents Day

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“What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change, and they give me a million dollars’ worth of pleasure.” – Gene Perret

On September 10, we have the opportunity to celebrate one of the most special relationships on earth – the one which exists between a grandparent and their grandchildren. Many have tried to explain the reason why this bond is so strong, but few have come close to truly expressing the connection. Whatever causes the unbreakable love between the two, it is truly beautiful, and truly something to honor.

The Flower Bucket has the floral bouquets for Grandparents Day that will remind them of just how amazing they are.  Continue reading

July 4th Flowers, San Antonio Style

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They say everything is bigger in Texas – and we definitely do have our own style! With our colorful history and unique story, Texas is bold and bright, just like the holiday we celebrate this month. July 4th is one of our favorite days of the summer – everyone has the day off, the grills are fired up, and from parades to pyrotechnics, the air is electric. This year, add true American spirit and patriotic pride with floral designs and arrangements from The Flower Bucket. July 4th flowers never looked so good!
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Finding the Perfect Father’s Day Gift

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It’s Father’s Day! So break out the fishing pole, fire up the grill, or turn on the game – this day is all about him. And while you could be like most people when shopping for Father’s Day gift, we’d like to suggest thinking a bit out-of-the-box this year. After all, your dad is special and unique – shouldn’t his gift be too?

Quick Trivia: The most common Father’s Day gift is still purchased at a clothing store, while hardware stores and sporting goods stores are also the usual places to seek out the perfect item. We recommend that you come to The Flower Bucket instead!  Continue reading

Memorial Day Floral Designs

Memorial Day Floral Designs

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. – Joseph Campbell

Memorial Day gives us an opportunity to stop and reflect on the many men and women throughout our history who have paid the ultimate price for our freedoms.  It is a day filled with patriotism and gratitude, and at The Flower Bucket, we have the Memorial Day Floral Designs that will convey your sentiments and honor the fallen.  Continue reading

Mother’s Day Stories from The Flower Bucket Team

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There really is no one like a Mom! On Mother’s Day, many people will call us to send flowers to their moms – and all of us at The Flower Bucket love being able to help you to express your sentiments.

We thought that this year, we would also take the opportunity to share a little bit about OUR families – because just like you, we love our mothers, and we love being mothers! These Mother’s Day stories reflect our families, and we hope that on May 14, you’ll allow us to help you to write another page in your story.

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Flowers for Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day in the United States had a rocky road on the way to becoming one of our most celebrated holidays. A woman named Anna Jarvis petitioned the U.S. Congress for several years to get them to adopt her idea and institute a national holiday, and she was finally successful in 1908. However, several decades later she had a change of heart. The very same Ms. Jarvis petitioned Congress to remove the holiday from the calendar, lamenting that people were not celebrating the day in the way she intended. Of course, she was unsuccessful and we’ve been honoring Mom ever since.

Although Mom deserves accolades every day of the year, Mother’s Day affords us a special opportunity to convey all of the love and respect that we feel, The floral designers at The Flower Bucket have created a Mother’s Day floral collection featuring arrangements suitable for every mom, no matter her personal style. Browse the collection and decide – which one is best for your mother? Continue reading