Celebrate Labor Day in Style
Say Thank You for all the hard work.
While too many, Labor Day heralds the unofficial end of summer and the beginning
of the autumn season, the holiday actually has deep and significant historical
roots. Although individual labor leaders had proposed an official day to
celebrate the achievements of the American worker, the holiday did not become
official until the late 1800s following the historic – and deadly – Pullman
Strike, when 30 railway workers died while protesting work and living
conditions. Just a few days after the strike ended, President Grover Cleveland
signed the holiday into law, and since then Americans have marked the day to
recognize the pivotal role played by the American worker in keeping the country
strong and economically healthy.
Because of its historical significance, Labor Day has become a popular flower
giving occasion and an ideal way to show the special people in your life how
much you appreciate the hard work they do, and research has shown they’re a
great way to lift someone’s mood, too. Flowers are also the perfect host or
hostess gift, which means they’re great to take to a Labor Day picnic or
No matter what your reason for giving flowers, your florist can help ensure the
flowers you give are fresh, colorful and fun. Here are a few things to consider
when ordering flowers:
- Order early: Florists become busier as holidays approach, especially if you’re
ordering flowers as a host or hostess gift, or if you want to have specific
flowers included, it’s a good idea to order a few days in advance.
- Be colorful: Red-white-and-blue keep the patriotic vibe going, or consider
bright colors in the spirit of summer fun.
- Containers count: When choosing an arrangement or bouquet, ask your florist
about containers that can be used even after the flowers have faded.
- Add some fun with balloons: Nothing says “fun” like a few brightly colored
balloons. Your florist can suggest a wide range of options, so mix it up with
colors and shapes.
Whether you’re celebrating the contributions of the country’s workforce or
remembering the lazy, hazy days of summer, Labor Day is an ideal flower giving
occasion. Ask your florist to help you create the ideal floral gift to show the
special people in your life how much they mean to you.