Let's face it, we're more likely to get sick in the winter. Even here in Florida, when the temperature dips and the heat goes on, we gather indoors and are more likely to share the colds that befall us. At Beneva Flowers, we have an entire section of get well flowers guaranteed to brighten up anyone's day.
Research shows that flowers do so much to lift our spirits and improve our outlook, and it goes on to show that fresh blooms have positive impacts on health, too. Patients who have flowers in their hospital room, for instance, have lower blood pressure and rely less on pain medication than their counterparts. Besides, they just look pretty. Read More about Give Them Flowers To Beat The Winter Blues »
Posted by beneva on December 26, 2017
| Last Updated: December 29, 2017
There's no shortage of floral designs in winter. The holidays charge our decor with purpose, making use of all that the season has to offer, from blooms and greens to holly berry and pine cone. And while we here at Beneva Flowers have a lot of fun conjuring up holiday designs, we've got winter flower styles that speak to the whole season, too.
In Florida, we may not readily distinguish between winter bloomers and flowers that come to fruition during the warmer months, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't change up our flower game in December and January. Read More about A Winter Centerpiece With Class »
Posted by beneva on December 21, 2017
| Last Updated: December 22, 2017
International Floral Distributors has identified four floral design trends for 2018, and though we here at Beneva Flowers are in love with them all, there's one that really feels near and dear to our heart.
It's a look we think we've perfected, and one that makes a big impact in the home. IFD calls it "Incarnation of Earths Element," a definite mouthful, but an accurate one. This style embodies organic minimalism. It's earthy and rustic, yet when paired with geometric shapes (or sculpted into them) becomes contemporary. We're calling it modern nature. Read More about 2018’s Modern Nature »
Beneva Flowers is proud to show off some highlights from our Holiday Gift Guide, which features the best seasonal blooms and plants (along with gourmet goodies) to give as gifts this year. All year long, we anticipate winter and its appreciation for texture, rich color, natural accents and creative displays. Its flowers can be fun, elegant, whimsical and glamorous; in many cases, two or three of those at once! What our gifts - floral and otherwise - all have in common is that they are great for the spirit.
Peek inside our guide for some real gift-giving inspiration! Read More about Holiday Gifts For The Heart And Soul »
Secret Santa - a group gift swap where presents are given anonymously - has been around for a very long time. It can be traced to Scandinavia, in fact, where it first existed as the "Julklapp" or "Christmas Knock," which was carried off by a very Santa Claus-like figure. Back then, if you heard a knock on your door, you'd open it to find a gift and no one there. The giver would have run off, preserving his anonymity. Sometimes, he'd leave a few lines of verse behind as a clue with his gift.
Today, variations on the Secret Santa theme cross the globe, each with their own take. Here in the U.S., we typically draw names to find out who we'll be buying for. Then, we select our gift, wrap it up and leave it for them to find. After that, it's a guessing game. At Beneva Flowers, we want to help you pick out the perfect thing for your recipient this year. Read More about Impress Them With Your Secret Santa Gift »
Giving Tuesday is November 28, and we here at Beneva Flowers are here to help you participate. The best way to do that? Through flowers, we say.
We don't limit our giving to just one day; in fact, we're devoted to being charitable year round. Flowers, as we all know, make a wonderful gift. They're usually an unexpected gesture, a sweet reminder that we're thought about and cared for, as well as a fresh and beautiful item to admire. Combine the giving of flowers with giving to your favorite charity, and it's impossible not to feel good. Read More about Giving Back to the Community with Flowers »
What's the trick to winning Christmas this year in your office? A gorgeous box of holiday blooms, of course.
Whether you drew your boss in secret Santa or want to surprise the intrepid team working your front desk, you can't go wrong with gifting your colleagues a luxurious seasonal arrangement. Besides, our workplaces are likely already decorated with garland, poinsettias and wreaths, so we at Beneva Flowers say go the flower route (though we've got the poinsettias and plants, too!). Read More about Give the Office the Gift of Holiday Flowers »
Posted by beneva on November 15, 2017
| Last Updated: November 17, 2017
We at Beneva Flowers love Thanksgiving for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is the flowers. As we gather around our tables to feast and give thanks, we're welcomed by the scent of delicious food, the richly-textured table linens, the warm glow from candles. There's chatter among family and friends, and the clink of china and silverware as we fill our plates with helping after helping of the season's best comfort food.
And in the middle of all that, there's the floral centerpiece, which, when done well, really captures the atmosphere. Read More about Gracious Centerpieces for Thanksgiving »
We here at Beneva Flowers never turn down an opportunity to promote flowers as the best gift you could give, or receive, for that matter. But sometimes it's fun to mix it up a bit. One of those times is during Thanksgiving.
Like many Americans, you may not be spending Thanksgiving in your own home, but instead going to someone else's. And while you may be contributing an item to the holiday menu, your host or hostess is likely working overtime to provide you and the other guests with a glorious spread and a gorgeous table, along with snacks, drinks, dessert and decor. It's for this very reason that it's customary to offer them a host or hostess gift. Read More about Gift Baskets for Incredible Hosts »
Every year, November 11 brings us Veterans Day, a time reserved to honor both our active and retired military and to reflect on their brave efforts to keep our country safe. It's also an occasion to personally thank them for their service, and we here at Beneva Flowers & Plantscapes know a little something about that. If you're going to send a floral gift, think in theme and try to bring in colors from the flag, especially its boldest hue. We say that for Veterans Day, red rules. Read More about Red Rules for Veterans Day »
Posted by beneva on October 27, 2017
| Last Updated: November 3, 2017