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Friday Funday – Pre-Mother’s Day Elegance

As florists all around prepare for yet another busy weekend this year, the clock is ticking as the countdown to Mother’s Day continues!

While it also may be one of the busiest and most stressful times of the year, Mother’s Day is always a good boost for the floral industry.

Earlier this week, the National Retail Federation released the results from its annual Mother’s Day gift survey, with nearly three-quarters of respondents indicating that they would be purchasing flowers for mom this year, as reported by the Society of American Florists. Flowers were the second most popular choice in gifts, only behind greeting cards, and it’s estimated that for the holiday weekend, consumers will spend over $2.9 billion USD on flowers alone.

After all, how could any mom resist a fresh bouquet, vase or spray of flowers!?

Mother’s Day may come at the end of the list of floral-centric holidays in the early part of the calendar year, but there’s no shortage of creativity, imagination and passion shown by florists, who are entrusted to create the most special of creations for moms everywhere. No matter her favorite colors, flowers or scents, every design made with mom in mind is sure to be special.

Whether you’re looking for some last-minute inspiration, or are just looking to admire some pretty designs, we have you covered in this week’s blog post. As the big day approaches, check out a few of our favorite Mother’s Day designs so far this year! 💐

Statistically—and in our opinion, too—flowers are one of the top ways to show mom show love, on Mother’s Day or at any time of the year, and you can never go wrong with assortments of fresh blooms and greens!

Shared with us by Dottie’s Florist, right here in Florida, whether you call her mom, mommy, momma, mama or something else, between the Daisies, Roses, Carnations and plenty of fresh greenery, these fresh vases, designed with mom in mind, are perfect to show her some love.

Flowers: Assorted Daisies, Roses, Mums, Stock, Carnations, Alstroemeria, Wax Flowers
Greenery: Leatherleaf, Variegated Pittosporum

Looking for something a bit brighter, but just as beautiful? Here’s yet another assortment of Mother’s Day designs, perfect to brighten up mom’s day on Sunday and beyond.

There’s no shortage of beauty for mom at Kittelberger Florist in New York, who showcased a crate, mug and vase of beautiful blooms in preparation for their Mother’s Day rush! Bright colored Lilies and Roses plus soft undertones from Carnations and Alstroemeria pair well to create three stunning looks.

Flowers: Lilies, Roses, Carnations, Daisies, Hydrangea, Mums, Snapdragons, Alstroemeria
Greenery: Aspidistra, Israeli Ruscus, Leatherleaf, Goldenrod

When you’re looking for that special Mother’s Day gift, local florists are the BEST folks around to help you out, and when their work is as beautiful as this, how could mom not love her flowers?

With this design, Belle Fiori Florist in Wisconsin is just one example, who created this elegant assortment of blooms, featuring Orchids, Tulips, Roses and more, atop fresh Leatherleaf, Sword Fern and Salal to finish it off for the perfect look.

Flowers: Orchids, Roses, Hydrangea, Tulips, Lisianthus
Greenery: Leatherleaf, Sword Fern, Salal, Goldenrod

Last but not least for this week, as a Mother’s Day gift, what’s better than flowers that *look* spectacular? These designs have it all, with flowers that *smell” spectacular, too!

Eye-catching and fragrant Stargazer Lilies, paired with Sunflowers in one and Peonies in the other, are gorgeous in these Mother’s Day designs, by Cody and Irma Fountain of Fountain Designs, a floral design and photography studio in Texas. Surely the flowers smell amazing, but all of the fresh Eucalyptus makes them smell ever better!

Flowers: Stargazer Lily, Sunflowers, Roses, Peonies, Wax Flowers, Stock
Greenery: Silver Dollar Eucalyptus

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Happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms, mothers and mother figures in our “Albin’s Family!” We hope that your day is as loving and special as you are, and we can’t wait to showcase more special Mother’s Day designs in next week’s edition of the blog. 💟

(Are you part of our Albin’s Family? Post your florals to Instagram and follow us at @albinhagstrom_son for the chance to be featured in an upcoming edition of Friday Funday!)

🚧 Pardon Our Dust 🚧

We made it. As things slow down a bit after record-breaking Valentine’s Day, Easter and Mother’s Day seasons, we’ve heard your feedback and are making updates to our online experience!

Don’t worry, we’re not going anywhere, but we’ll be making some improvements to our online store over the next few days. Be on the lookout for new images, updated product descriptions and an improved shopping experience!

Online ordering is still available and will not be disabled, but some features may be unavailable for a few days. Thank you for your continued support. — ❤ Your Albin’s Family