The Flower Bucket is lucky; we get to experience spring in a different way (and earlier) than the average person—we have flowers. Our seasonal blooms start arriving in all of their glory ahead of spring’s actual due date, and we get to begin designing in advance. Welcoming these flowers into our store is one of the best parts of the season, especially seeing as they are full of rich meaning and symbolism.
On March 8, we here at The Flower Bucket join over 100 countries across the world to celebrate International Women’s Day, which we’ve been doing since 1909. On this day, we honor the achievements of our most influential women—the visionaries, mentors, activists and teachers who have advanced women’s causes over the course of a year. 2018’s theme is #PressForProgress, and the focus is on gender parity. IWD is a wonderful opportunity to acknowledge the most influential woman in your life through flowers.
We won’t lie, we here at The Flower Bucket think giving yourself a gift of flowers on the regular is a really good idea. But it’s not just because we’re in the business of getting said flowers in your hands that we say that—it’s because to get them there, we have to spend a lot of time around them. Like all day, every day. So not only do we know flowers, but we know their effects. We know they uplift the mood, clear the mind, connect a person with nature, appeal to the senses, inspire with their beauty . . . We could go on. The point is, flowers are good for the soul, and that’s why you should be giving them to yourself.
The Flower Bucket knows that not every flower-giving occasion is created equal. There’s a big difference in pinning a corsage onto your prom date and buying your sweetheart her tenth year of red roses at Valentine’s Day. The former is an example of when a flower exchange takes a moment and makes it into a memory, and these are the occasions we love most. The intimate personal exchanges that happen between people with flowers is one of our favorite reasons to give them.
Were you aware that February is Creative Romance Month? That’s its official designation, and it makes sense, seeing as how it’s also responsible for bringing us the biggest love holiday of all.
But what does it mean to be creative in your romance? Well, we here at The Flower Bucket will leave the date-planning up to you, but when it comes to flowers, it means thinking outside of the box and springing for something a little more unexpected, but no less beautiful.
One of the things that makes us happiest here at The Flower Bucket is a custom order, and the more the merrier, in our view. Valentine’s Day is of course the perfect time to put something special together for that special someone, but we believe that a custom design fits for any occasion. Sometimes even the wealth of available arrangements just won’t do, and what you’re trying to express is better said through a distinctive, one-of-a-kind piece.
February is one of our favorite times of the year, at The Flower Bucket, because it means we have the privilege of helping couples, romantics, and friends celebrate Valentine’s Day with beautiful floral bouquets, arrangements, and centerpieces. Whether given alone or along with candy or a piece of jewelry, a spray of delicate blossoms are the perfect way to express your feelings.
When Pantone® announced in early December 2018 that their chosen color for 2018 would be Ultra Violet, it’s hard to imagine that there weren’t a lot of collective sighs and head shaking among designers throughout the world. Our floral designers at The Flower Bucket in San Antonio love our creative challenges, and this is an exciting one because of the intensity of the color.
Yes, it’s Galentine’s Day, the one day of the year devoted to the love you have for the women in your life, and you can thank a television show for giving it to you. In 2010 on an episode of NBC’s Parks and Recreation the idea for a day spent celebrating female friendships was born when main character Leslie Knope rounded up her ladies, took them to lunch, gave them gifts and proclaimed February 13 “Galentine’s . . . only the best day of the year.”
Here at The Flower Bucket, we’ve got an idea about what you can give your girl gang to show them how much you care.
Here at The Flower Bucket, we’re intimately familiar with all of the ways people give flowers to each other. We’ve seen all of the occasions, all of the approaches, and made all of the arrangements. We’re continually surprised by the imagination and creativity that comes into play when we exchange flowers, both on our part and on our clients’. One concept we love is giving flowers for a year, an approach that makes a lot of sense at the New Year.