"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
Light and ethereal, refreshing and colorful - summer hydrangea are the perfect florals for the season. If you are looking for the ideal bloom to set the mood for your warm weather get-togethers and parties, we recommend these beautiful - if somewhat underappreciated - flowers. Stop into Schaaf Floral today to see them for yourself, as well as all the summer florals you'll need for the birthdays, anniversaries, picnics or "just because"! Read More about Hydrangea Designs & Floral Arrangements
Is there anything more beautiful than a garden overflowing with summer flowers? Your idea of a garden may be a collection of potted blooms on your patio, or a butterfly garden that takes up your whole yard. Either way, there is no denying that flowers attract all kinds of insects - both welcome and otherwise! The good news is, you can plant flowers that will attract the insects you want, while repelling the ones you don't - all with a little help from Schaaf
Butterflies, Yes. But Bees? Your idea of an idyllic summer scene may not include honeybees, but these industrious little guys are actually absolutely critical to our ecosystem. And with the global crisis affecting their populations, anything we can do to help them thrive is encouraged. And don't worry - they rarely sting unless threatened or harassed. So sit back, and enjoy them from comfortable distance and they won't bother you at all. They are actually quite fascinating! Read More about Flower Gardens for Butterflies and Bees
We've been discussing summer gatherings for the last couple of weeks - after all, this time of year we love to be outside enjoying family, friends, and sunshine! There may be no more iconic summertime celebration than the 4th of July party. This year, whether you are hosting the party or heading to meet people at someone else's home - don't forget to call Schaaf Floral! Patriotic flowers are a bright and festive way to add that spirit of the day to your table, and even if you aren't doing the decorating, your hostess will love your thoughtfulness if you bring her one of these arrangements inspired by Independence Day.
Did You Know? The majority of the founding fathers favored choosing July 4th to commemorate our freedom, but how they arrived at that day is a bit unclear. Only two of them actually signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, with the rest adding their signatures on August 2, 1776. John Adams had his own idea, proclaiming that July 2 was the day to be celebrated " from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.” Read More about Patriotic Flowers & Arrangements