On November 28, 2019 it’s Thanksgiving! More and more other countries are also starting to celebrate this holiday. But what is Thanksgiving? And how to decorate with flowers for Thanksgiving? We, at Finnflor, have all the details of Thanksgiving for you (and also some flower decor inspiration).
If you’re not familiar with Thanksgiving (or Thanksgiving Day), it’s a national holiday celebrated in countries, like the United States and Canada. Thanksgiving officially originates from wanting a special day to think about what you’re thankful for and also sacrifice for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Thanksgiving is not always celebrated on the same day in different countries. Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. Thanksgiving is mostly celebrated by getting together with family and dining until late, late in the evening. Everyone will say what they are thankful for and spread positive vibes. It’s really a kick-off for the other upcoming holidays.
Flowers for Thanksgiving arrangements
What better way to show your appreciation than with a beautiful flower arrangement, especially for Thanksgiving? We have listed some of the perfect Thanksgiving flowers:
- Hydrangeas: “Thanks for understanding”
Hydrangeas are perfect for people who have been leaning on a friend more than usual of late, show them how much they’re appreciated with a beautiful bunch of hydrangeas. The Victorians gave these voluminous blooms to say, “thank you for understanding me”. Advice your flower shop customer to opt for a mix of dusky pink and purple hues or create a dried hydrangea arrangement for a long-lasting gift they’ll never forget.
- Sweet peas: “Thanks for a lovely time!”
It’s customary in most countries to turn up to a dinner party with a bottle of wine. But why not show the hosts your really appreciated their efforts by thanking them after the event or get together with a symbolic bunch of sweet peas. According to the Victorian language of flowers, these pretty blooms say, “thank you for a lovely time”.
- Roses: “Thank you just because…”
Roses aren’t just for Valentine’s Day. A bouquet of roses in full bloom is also symbolic of gratitude, according to the Victorian language of flowers. So, whether it’s a supportive friend, partner or family member your customer wants to surprise, you can never go wrong with a classic rose. Although any colour can express gratitude, steer clear of red to avoid any romantic interpretation. If in doubt, opt for deep pink, which is specifically singled out as a symbol of appreciation and gratitude.
Celebrate Thanksgiving with flowers from Finnflor
It’s always nice to say thanks with flowers, even when you’re not celebrating Thanksgiving. When displaying a flower arrangement for Thanksgiving in your flower shop, customers will definitely appreciate the beautiful look and meaning behind the flowers in the arrangement. In need of flowers for your flower shop? Order them now in our webshop!