The arrival of fall is exciting for many reasons. The air is cooler, our drinks change from "on the rocks" to "pumpkin spice", and we get to bring out a new wardrobe. Autumn colors are emerging all around us, as nature dons new attire of her own - and many of us cannot wait until we can change the decor in our house to reflect the season. At Schaaf Floral, we have all the fall colors and autumn centerpieces you'll need to bring autumn indoors in a beautiful way.
The real identifying mark of fall decor is the vivid color palettes. Bright yellows, burnt oranges, inviting golds and rich burgundies warm up the ambiance with cozy comfort and hospitality. There are many floral varieties that you can use to achieve this warm aesthetic, and Schaaf Floral has them all. Read More about Fall Colors and Autumn Centerpieces
Each year, about 15% of the United States population moves into a new home. This represents about 40 million people, so chances are excellent that in the coming months, you are likely to encounter new neighbors. Schaaf Floral has hundreds of ideas as to floral arrangements, plants and gifts that will help to make the new arrivals feel welcome.
Why Do We give Housewarming Gifts? Before electricity, it was common for friends and family to visit when someone moved into a new home, and they brought one very specific gift - firewood to keep the house cozy over the winter months. Therefore, the gathering was quite literally a "house-warming". These days, although gifts may vary, the idea is still to convey warmth, comfort and a welcoming air. Read More about Bouquets & Arrangements to Greet New Neighbors
Every year, high schools and colleges across the Minneapolis area celebrate homecoming weekend. Whether you are a current student or returning to your alma mater, the weekend is full of nostalgia and memory making opportunities. One of the most popular events of the weekend is the homecoming dance, and because of this, formal flowers are in great demand.
For the perfect corsages, boutonnieres, and nosegay bouquets, you can trust the experts at Schaaf Floral to create the most beautiful designs for these special occasions. Read More about Perfect Corsages for the Homecoming Dance
"Every house needs a grandma in it." Louisa May Alcott
Established by Congress in 1978, Grandparents Day began in the heart and mind of a mother and grandmother from West Virginia. Her original vision was not for a commercial holiday, rather Marian McQuade's dream was that people would take advantage of the time set aside plan gatherings, have family reunions, share family history and stories, and celebrate those who embody the the legacy - grandparents and older generations.
The day is also a perfect opportunity for younger generations to express their gratitude and love for their grandparents. If your Grandma or Grandpa is a special person in your life, September 10 is the day to honor them. You will find beautiful Grandparents Day floral designs right here at Schaaf Floral. Read More about Beautiful Grandparents Day Floral Designs
Every month gives us the opportunity to celebrate our loved one’s birthdays in special fashion, with birthstone and birth flowers selected specifically for that month. In September, we turn to the sapphire and the aster as the month’s ambassadors. These… Read More about Sapphire Flowers, September Asters
Every day we all do things that are expected of us - we get up, go to work, watch the kids, run the errands. And while those are all good and noble things to do - sometimes you've just got to let loose a little. Sometimes, you have to do something just because! National Just Because Day is August 27, and it gives all of us an opportunity to try something for no reason, other than it makes us happy. Better yet, how about using the day to make someone else happy? Sending flowers is an excellent way to convey friendship, appreciation, love, admiration - or simply to let them know you are thinking of them. Schaff Floral has been providing beautiful, whimsical and thoughtful gifts to the Minneapolis area for decades, and one of our favorite reasons to deliver flowers is "Just Because". Read More about Delivering Floral Arrangements ‘Just Because’
August is National Romance Month - a wonderful chance to surprise your sweetheart with spontaneous, whimsical, or lavish gestures of love and affection. After nearly 50 years in the floral business, the team at Schaaf Floral knows that love doesn't need a formal occasion. This August, show your love and deliver the romance, and remind your beloved just how amazing they are.
Die-hard romantics across Minneapolis and Fridley have come to us for decades, and we have seen a lot of true love and romance during that time. You can trust our experts to assist you in selecting the perfect flowers for your very special relationship. Read More about National Romance Month Flowers
Some parts of life are tougher than others. When it comes time to say goodbye to a special friend or loved one, it can be difficult to figure out exactly what to send to the grieving family. The team of experts at Schaaf Floral has been with you through all of your events and occasions, and this is no different. We are happy to help you through this emotional time.
It is considered the responsibility of the immediate family, such as a spouse or child, to choose the funeral flowers - casket spray, urn flowers, or funeral floral arrangements. If you are not the immediate family but wish to help with this expense, you should let the family choose, and offer to cover the cost. Read More about Custom Funeral Flowers To Honor a Special Life
The time is fast approaching for college students to return to campus, and many may be leaving home for the very first time. There are many thoughts going through every student's mind, including considerations on how they can turn their college dorm room into a comfortable oasis in which they will enjoy living, relaxing and studying. Individual dorm décor may include a favorite pillow, personal photographs, or a specific color scheme that will ensure that its ambiance is that of a "home away from home".
As a parent, you may wish to send your child off with a gift to remind them of how proud you are of them. The team at Schaaf Floral has a few recommendations we think will be perfect. Read More about Gifts for the College Dorm Room
Growing up is full of adventure and laughter, joy and sadness. With all the ups and downs of learning about the world, our sisters help us to navigate the complexities of relationships and emotions. Experts say that having a sister - or a close friend who is like a sister - will allow us to be happier, more optimistic and even more generous adults. What better reason to celebrate her than all she has added to your life? August 6 is both National Friendship Day and National Sisters Day - two great opportunities to thank these very special people for their love through the years. And Schaaf Floral has all the beautiful floral designs you'll need.
Fast Fact: The traditional flower of friendship is the yellow rose. You can either send a bouquet of these beautiful flowers, or include them in a mixed arrangement for a meaningful touch. Read More about National Friendship Day Celebrated in August