This year for 2015 we will be showcasing a beautiful Thomas Kinkade Christmas Floral Arrangement Country Christmas Homecoming that includes lovely white Chrysanthemums. Since the Birth Month Flower for November is the Chrysanthemum, this lovely collectible would be a great Birthday Gift for anyone having a November Birthday. Thomas Kinkade Holiday Arrangements have been collected year after year and hold special memories for the Holiday Season, and as such are great gift ideas.
Thomas Kinkade’s Country Christmas Homecoming T15X200A
Asters are the birth flower for September; they are known as having magical love and are symbolic of elegance. In September the colours of the landscape change into beautiful fall tones of reds, oranges and yellows. Asters are great birthday flowers to send someone who has a birthday in September, choose from an assortment of fall coloured vase or basket arrangements.
Asters are a popular perennial that come in many varieties (there are more than 600), they grow in a bush like shape with star shaped flowers that have lance like leaves. Aster comes from the Greek word for “star”. They have a texture that is very lush with deep rich colours and fit in with the beauty of wildflowers. They are a tough reliable perennial, and make great cut flowers that are long lasting. One of the loveliest aspects of having a garden full of flowers is the attraction for butterflies. Asters with their multiple amounts of flowers are known for attracting butterflies. Butterflies will be attracted to your garden if you have nectar plants for adult butterflies and host plants for their larvae. Asters are plants that provide nectar and pollen.
In past ancient history the aster was believed to drive away evil spirits by burning the leaves of asters which gave off a perfume. Asters are flowers that bloom in late summer and early fall. They have daisy like flowers that bloom in colours of pink, rosy – lilac, deep purple, bronze, yellow and rusts, they are often favourites with fall and autumn flower arrangements as their colour tones of oranges and bronze fit the perfect colour schemes of fall flower arrangements. Thanksgiving decorations usually include the fall colour tones of asters, as they bloom in September and October.
The birth month flower for November is the Chrysanthemum.They are perennial flowering plants that come in a variety of colors and are native to northeastern Europe and Asia. Florists often refer to them as mums. They are very hardy and are often used in floral designs. With the variety of colors that are available they can be used year round for all seasonal flower arrangements. Chrysanthemums are bush like in composition and have dark evergreen leaves. Their stems comprise of multiple blooms clustered on one stem. If you have them in an outdoor garden they will bloom from summer to autumn.
The Chrysanthemum name comes from two Greek words – gold (Chrysos) and flower (anthemon). Their meaning symbolizes cheerfulness and optimism. In relation to Feng Shui chrysanthemums bring happiness and laughter in the house.
Chrysanthemums are very popular flowers that are often combined with other flowers to make lovely flower arrangements. These flowers are great for birthday gifts. As seen with country chrysanthemums this arrangement is a perfect birthday flower gift for anyone who has a November birthday, the beautiful fall color tones can be seen here with the combination of a variety of mums.
Country Chrysanthemums – TF-WEB46
White Chrysanthemums are widely used in Christmas flower arrangements. They bring a bright brilliant color contrast that is usually combined with rich red and green tones which can express a festive seasonal appearance. Often Christmas table centerpieces have a great display of flowers that would include mums. This year we will be showcasing a new collectible the Holly Days Centerpiece which includes brilliant white chrysanthemums.
Halloween is also known as All Hollows’ Eve and is a holiday that is celebrated on October 31 of every year, and is observed around the world. October 31 is the eve before the western Christian feast of All Hallows. Trick or treating is a typical Halloween activity, along with dressing up in costumes, carving Jack-o-lanterns, and apple bobbing to name a few. Decorating with flowers and pumpkins is a great way to celebrate this fun day.
Halloween pumpkin containers filled with lovely Halloween colored flowers is a great decorating display for this fun day.
It is thought that Halloween was influenced by the Christian holy days of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day. Falling on Nov 1 and 2, they were a time for honouring the Saints and praying for the recently departed.
Symbols and artifacts associated with Halloween developed over time. For example, the carving of pumpkins into jack –o-lanterns came from the Christian souling custom of carving turnips into lanterns, in Ireland and Scotland turnips have traditionally been used at Halloween. The use of pumpkins came from immigrants to North America who started to use pumpkins instead of turnips as they were bigger and softer to carve.
Halloween imagery was derived from several sources which included national customs, works of horror and Gothic literature and from classic horror films. Pumpkins, corn husks and scarecrows are popular aspects of the fall season, and as such homes are often decorated with these items for Halloween. The traditional colours of Halloween are orange and black. Halloween fresh flower arrangements are also available and are often used to decorate for Halloween.
A customary celebration for children to do on Halloween is to go trick-or treating. Children dress up in costumes and go from house to house asking for treats which are usually that of candy. The practice of dressing up in different costumes and begging from door to door for treats goes back to the middle ages which included Christmas wassailing. The late medieval practice of souling resembles that of trick-or-treating where poor folks would go door to door on Hallowmas (November 1st), receiving food in return for prayers for the dead on All Souls’ Day (November 2nd), which originated in Ireland and Britain.
Today Halloween is a holiday that children and adults both can enjoy and have fun with.
Canadian Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October, and this year it will be celebrated on Monday October 13, 2014. This holiday celebration began back in 1957. Family gatherings are a large part of the celebration which usually includes a special Thanksgiving Dinner. Tables are decorated with fall colours and table centerpieces of fresh flowers are enjoyed. A common Thanksgiving floral centerpiece is that of the cornucopia or “horn of plenty” that is filled with lovely fall coloured flowers. Front door entrances are also often decorated with items such as door wreaths.
Thanksgiving Cornucopia Table Centerpiece
Thanksgiving is a beautiful time of the year at which time fall colours fill the outdoor landscapes, beautiful colours of deep burgundy, gold, oranges and rust can be seen throughout the season. Marigolds are used extensively with autumn floral design, there rich colour tones are very representative of October. Marigolds are also the birth month flower for October.