Christmas, Holidays

Top 5 Tips for Holiday Decorating from Professional Floral Designers

The holidays are a time for coming together with family, friends, and loved ones. What better way to show your holiday spirit and share your holiday cheer than by decorating your home with beautiful fresh flowers and plants?

With Hanukkah beginning on December 18, and Christmas shortly after on December 25, the holidays are fast approaching and that means it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to decorate your home!

If you’re looking for something a little different this year, decorate like the pros by using fresh flowers and plants from your local florist. The professional floral designers at Abbott’s Florist in Champaign, IL have put together some tips to help you get started.

Get Creative with Your Color Scheme

Order a Classic Red Poinsettia from Abbott’s Florist in Champaign, IL

One of the great things about using flowers and plants for holiday decor is that you can really get creative with your color scheme. Think outside of the traditional red and green and try using unexpected colors like purple, pink, or even white. Incorporate different textures and shapes into your arrangements to add interest and dimension.

There are so many ways you can make your holiday decorations stand out this year. Try using flowers and plants as backgrounds for flowerpots or vases, rather than traditional red and green leaves; reconsider color schemes that might be more interesting (think purple) – just remember not everyone likes floral arrangements in such an obvious place!

Go Green with Your Garland

Garlands are a classic holiday decorating element, but there’s no need to stick to tradition when it comes to materials. Get creative with your garland this year by using different types of foliage like eucalyptus, holly, or magnolia leaves. You can also add in some berries, pinecones, or even dried flowers for a pop of color.

The possibilities are endless, so have fun experimenting with different looks until you find the perfect one for your home. Your guests will be impressed by your unique take on the classic garland, and you’ll love the way your home looks decked out in festive flair.

Add Some Fragrance to Your Flowers

As the holidays approach, many of us start to think about ways to make our homes feel cozy and inviting. One easy way to do this is by adding some fragrant flowers to your decor. Roses, lilies, and jasmine are all great options that will fill your home with a pleasant scent.

You can also add a few drops of essential oil to your arrangements for an extra boost of fragrance. Just be careful not to use too much, as you don’t want your guests to be overwhelmed by the scent. With a little bit of planning, you can easily turn your home into a welcoming oasis that everyone will enjoy during the holiday season.

Think Outside the Vase

When it comes to flower arrangements, there are no hard and fast rules. Sure, vases are always a classic option, but there’s no reason you can’t get a little creative with your containers. You can use just about any container you like, as long as it’s clean and safe for holding water. Mason jars, teapots, and even buckets can make great vessels for your blooms.

This is a great way to add a personal touch to your decorations and make them really stand out. You can even repurpose items you already have around the house. Just make sure whatever you use is appropriate for the type of flowers you’re working with. For example, lightweight flowers like daisies will require a different container than heavier blooms like roses. With a little bit of creativity, you can easily find the perfect container for your next flower arrangement.

Incorporate Metallics

The holidays are a time to shine! So, this holiday season, try adding a touch of glamour to your decor with some metallic accents. Gold, silver, and bronze can really make your decorations shine. Try using metallic ornaments in your Christmas tree or garland – or consider dressing up vases and candlesticks with metallic ribbon.

You could also use metallic paint to give a new look to an old piece of furniture. Whether you go all-out with glittering gold or keep it simple with just a few silver accents, adding metallics to your décor is sure to make your home more festive this holiday season.

No matter what décor you choose, incorporating fresh flowers into your holiday décor is always a good idea. Flowers add a touch of elegance to any space, and they can really help get you into the holiday spirit. So, whether you go big or small this year, make sure you stop by your local florist to pick up some seasonal blooms to brighten up your home for the holidays.

Abbott’s Florist in Champaign, IL has everything you need to make this holiday season special. We’ll deliver your gifts anywhere in town or across the US in time for Christmas. Order online or call us at (217) 352-9616. Visit our retail store located at 1119 Windsor Rd, Champaign, IL 61821.

Christmas, Holidays, Thanksgiving

Finish Your Christmas Shopping by Thanksgiving at Abbott’s Florist

We’re still more than a month away from Christmas. But there’s no need to wait until the last minute to start your holiday shopping – especially with the help from your friends at Abbott’s Florist in Champaign, IL. You can get a head start on your gift-giving by ordering flowers and other holiday gifts from your local florist.

We have a wide selection of beautiful fresh flowers, plants, poinsettias, and holiday gifts that are perfect for everyone on your list. Plus, when you order by Thanksgiving, you can take advantage of our priority delivery service to ensure that your gifts arrive in time for Christmas.

Why Order Flowers for Christmas?

Christmas is a special time of year, and what better way to celebrate than with beautiful fresh flowers? Whether you’re looking for a festive centerpiece for your holiday table or a unique gift for someone special, your local florist has everything you need.

There are plenty of reasons to order flowers for Christmas, whether you are looking for a gift for someone special or you want to spruce up your own home for the holidays.

We hand-deliver all of our orders locally, so you can rest assured that your gift will arrive on time and in perfect condition. And if you need to send a gift out of town, we can do that too! Just give us a call and we’ll take care of everything.

Our Christmas Collection

We have a wide variety of flowers and gifts to choose from, so you’re sure to find something perfect for everyone on your list. Our Christmas collection includes:

Fresh Flowers: We have the perfect flower arrangement for all of your loved ones this Christmas. From traditional red roses to festive seasonal blooms, our incredible selection of holiday flowers and gifts will be sure to impress everyone on your shopping list.

Plants: Poinsettias are always popular during the holidays, and they make a great addition to any holiday décor. With a little care, these hardy plants will remain beautiful well into the new year. But they sell out fast – so ordering before Thanksgiving is the best way to make sure you don’t miss out. We also have a great selection of other plants that make wonderful gifts.

Holiday Gifts: In addition to flowers and plants, we also feature an incredible variety of holiday gifts including gourmet chocolates, scented candles, and more.

We’re Here to Help

The perfect gift idea doesn’t always come standard so why not customize yours? Our experienced team of professional floral designers will be happy to help you design the perfect personalized gift of flowers or plants for someone you love. We can even include a special message from you or a handwritten card with your gift.

All of our arrangements are hand-delivered with care, so you can be sure that your gift will arrive looking gorgeous and smelling great. If you’re not quite sure what to send, we also offer a variety of gift baskets and plants that make perfect gifts for the holidays.

And don’t forget to add a little something extra to your order with our delicious gourmet chocolates, balloons, and other holiday delights. We have everything you need to make someone’s holiday extra special.

Start a new tradition this year by staying home during the last-minute Christmas shopping rush instead of fighting for parking spots at the mall. Get a head start by ordering flowers and other holiday gifts from your local florist. Abbott’s Florist has everything you need to make this holiday season special. Plus, when you order by Thanksgiving, we’ll deliver your gifts anywhere in town or across the US in time for Christmas. Order online or call us at (217) 352-9616 to order by phone.

Holidays

Abbott’s Florist Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer among women in the United States.

Nearly 13% of U.S. women – 1 in 8 – will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.

After increasing for the past two decades, breast cancer incidence rates in the U.S. began decreasing in 2000.

Every 3 minutes, a women is diagnosed with breast cancer. The median age at the time of diagnosis is 62.

In 2022, it is estimated that about 30% of cancers diagnosed in women will be breast cancers.

BUT, THERE IS HOPE

Today, a woman diagnosed with breast cancer at an advanced state has a 27% chance of being alive in 5 years. With early detection, you can increase your chances to 98%. About 85% of breast cancers happen to women without any family history.

The American Cancer Society Invests more in breast cancer research than any other cancer type. Society-funded research has led to the development of potentially lifesaving breast cancer drugs, as well as the discovery of genes linked to breast cancer.

There are over 3.8 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S. The American Cancer Society recommends a baseline mammogram between the ages of 35-40 then once yearly thereafter. Monthly self-exams are also recommended for women over the age of 20. Screening guidelines vary by age, so talk with your physician.

Father's Day

Flowers for Guys: Boutonnieres and Blooms for Fun and Formal Occasions

Flowers for guys? You bet! Boutonnieres and other blooms can add a touch of fun and formality to any occasion. Whether you’re looking for a Father’s Day gift, something special for your wedding party, or just want to add a splash of color to your next formal event, flowers from Abbott’s Florist in Champaign, IL are the way to go!

There are many different types of floral gifts that are perfect for guys – from traditional boutonnieres to modern arrangements with bold colors. Keep reading to learn more about these flowers and find the perfect one for your needs!

What is a boutonniere? How does it work?

A boutonniere is a small flower that is worn on the lapel of a suit or tuxedo. They are typically made with one or two flowers and some greenery. Boutonnieres are usually worn by grooms, best men, and fathers of the bride or groom at weddings. They can also be worn by anyone attending a formal event such as a prom or dance.

How boutonnieres are worn has changed over time. In the past, boutonnieres were pinned to the lapel with a boutonniere pin. Today, many florists will use a small amount of clear tape or fishing line to attach the boutonniere to the lapel. This ensures that the boutonniere stays in place and does not damage the clothing.

There are many different types of flowers that can be used for boutonnieres. The most popular flowers include roses, lilies, and carnations. However, any type of flower can be used as long as it is small and delicate.

When choosing a boutonniere, it is important to consider the color of the flowers and the time of year. For example, a boutonniere made with red roses would be appropriate for a winter wedding. A boutonniere made with yellow lilies would be perfect for a summer event.

Other Floral Gift Ideas for Dad and Other Guys

Small Succulent Garden from Abbott’s Florist in Champaign, IL

Boutonnieres may be the first thing people imagine when they think of flowers for men, but they certainly are not the only choice when it comes to selecting flowers for guys. We feature a wide selection of flowers and plants including flower arrangements

For Father’s Day, consider giving your dad a floral arrangement or a potted plant. Houseplants are a great way to add some life to his home, office, or man cave. If you’re looking for something more traditional, a bouquet of fresh flowers is always appreciated. Here are a few of our picks for dad this Father’s Day:

Orchids

Orchids make a perfect gift for dad on Father’s Day – or any other day of the year. Orchids are a type of flower that come in many different colors and sizes. They have a long-lasting bloom and a very strong fragrance. Orchids make a great boutonniere or centerpiece for any formal event and also make excellent gifts.

Carnations

Carnations are a type of flower that come in almost every color of the rainbow. They are often used in boutonnieres and corsages because they have a long-lasting bloom and can withstand being out of water for long periods of time. Because of their availability in so many different colors, we can design a personalized bouquet that matches the color scheme of his favorite sports team, club, or organization.

Succulents

Succulents also make excellent gifts for men because they are easy to care for and long-lasting. Hearty succulents come in many different colors and varieties, so it is easy to find one that dad will love. Since they require little sun, they can be placed in any room of the house and make a great addition to every type of décor.

Potted Plants

Another great gift idea for dad is a potted plant. Potted plants are available in a wide variety of sizes, colors, and shapes. They make a great addition to any office or home and can be placed on a desk, windowsill, or shelf. Potted plants are easy to care for and require very little maintenance.

Now that you know a little bit more about floral selections for guys, it’s time to get shopping! Head to your local florist near me to pick out the perfect blooms for your needs.

Need some help? The expert florists at Abbott’s Florist are always happy to assist you in finding the perfect last minute gift. Best of all, we offer same day flower delivery anywhere in Champaign, IL and can help you send flowers near me or anywhere in the U.S. and Canada with online flower delivery.

Ask about our flower subscriptions – you can send happy birthday flowers multiple times throughout the year and even choose your delivery dates! Call Abbott’s Florist today at (217) 352-9616 or visit our retail store at 1119 W Windsor Rd, Champaign, IL 61821.

Holidays, Mother's Day

Celebrate Mom All Year Long with a Flower Subscription from Abbott’s

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8, and if you are looking for a unique and special way to honor mom this year, look no further than a flower subscription from Abbott’s Florist in Champaign, IL. With a recurring subscription of fresh flowers, you can send the gift of fresh flowers delivered directly to mom’s home or office every week (or every month) for the rest of the year!

A floral subscription from your local florist truly is the gift that keeps giving – and keeps delivering – beautiful fresh flowers to mom all year long.

How does it work? Simply choose the price level and frequency and our floral designers will take care of the rest! We guarantee fresh, beautiful flowers hand delivered directly to mom for the rest of the year. It’s the perfect way to celebrate special mothers all year long!

The gift of fresh flowers is the perfect choice for people who are hard to shop for as well as the people who have everything. Because flowers are always appropriate for every occasion – and there is always a beautiful bouquet option to fit any budget.

How do I get started?

Setting up a flower subscription from Abbott’s Florist is one of the easiest ways to send mom the gift of fresh flowers for an entire year! Simply select a price level then choose how often you would like the fresh floral bouquets delivered.

From there we just need to take care of a few more details and our floral designers will take care of the rest! We guarantee fresh, beautiful flowers directly from the florist with flower delivery directly to mom every week (or month) for the rest of the year. It’s the perfect way to celebrate special mothers all year long!

We will be happy to take your order over the phone or answer any questions by calling our customer service department at (217) 352-9616.

What are my options?

You set the rules and control the limits by customizing your own floral subscription. With options designed to fit every budget, you can find the perfect subscription for just about anyone.

Our most popular subscription is the monthly delivery subscription. When you choose this selection, your favorite local florists will design a one-of-a-kind flower arrangement featuring fresh seasonal flowers on or near the same date each month.

For some, receiving flowers once a month isn’t nearly enough, so their flowers are set to arrive weekly! This plan ensures that mom will always have fresh flowers every day of the year!

For others, however, once a week is a bit too often. So they opt for quarterly delivery (one bouquet every three months) or even a personalized option to deliver on pre-arranged special dates such as birthdays, anniversaries and holidays.

What kind of flowers are included in the subscription bouquets?

Unless special arrangements are made prior to delivery, each subscription bouquet will be designed with fresh seasonal flowers that are hand-selected by our professional floral designers.

Our designer’s choice floral arrangements are always our most popular selections because it gives our designers the freedom to create something truly unique with being tied down to a recipe or a picture from a website.

Regardless of what they create, we guarantee that it will not only be beautiful, but it will also be a completely unique design featuring the freshest flowers available for same day flower delivery.

Is a flower subscription only for Mother’s Day?

No way! In fact we think a flower subscription makes the ideal gift for just about anyone. The subscriptions can begin at any time and make perfect long-lasting gifts for new grads. And don’t forget about dad on Father’s Day which is coming up soon on Sunday, June 19.

Give mom the gift of flowers all year long this Mother’s Day with a flower subscription from Abbott’s Florist. Need flowers delivered today? Same-day flower delivery is available in Champaign, IL and surrounding areas, or anywhere in the USA for birthdays, anniversaries, new babies, get well wishes, thank you flowers, sympathy flowers, or even just to make someone smile!

Easter, Flowers

Spring Flowers: The Best Reasons to Send Blooms in April

Spring is a season for new beginnings. And what better way to celebrate than by sending spring flowers from Abbott’s Florist in Champaign, IL? April is full of holidays and special events, and each one offers a unique reason to send blooms. Here are some of our favorite reasons to send April flowers this year along with a few of our favorite flowers for each occasion!

Easter – Sunday, April 17

Easter is a time for family, friends, faith, and flowers! But did you know that Easter is the fourth biggest floral holiday of the year? And while it may not get the same recognition as Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Christmas, or other national holidays, flowers and Easter plants have long played a very important role in Easter and Passover observances. They are synonymous with the holidays in both home decorations and as gifts.

Hello Spring from Abbott’s Florist in Champaign, IL

Our favorites Easter flower arrangements include Easter lilies, tulips, and daffodils. Lilies are popular symbols of Easter as they represent love, hope, and resurrection, making them the perfect gift for this spring holiday. White lilies are especially symbolic during Easter because they signify purity and divinity.

Tulips represent springtime and new beginnings, which makes them an ideal gift for anyone starting a new chapter in their life. Daffodils are associated with springtime and rebirth, making them an ideal gift for someone who has overcome a difficult time. No matter who you are celebrating Easter with, Easter bouquets are the perfect way to show your loved ones how much you care. Easter flower delivery is also available.

Administrative Professionals Day – Wednesday, April 27

Whether you call it Administrative Professionals Day, Admin Day, Admin Pro Day, or even National Secretary’s Day, this holiday honors all of the people working behind the scenes in offices and corporations. By recognizing the work of executive assistants, administrative assistants, personal assistants, secretaries, receptionists, customer service specialists, as well as other administrative support professionals. In many instances, this observance lasts an entire week, becoming national secretaries week, or administrative professionals week.

There are many ways to celebrate the administrative professionals in your workplace, but flowers are a foolproof way to make them feel extra special! Some of the best flowers you can send for Administrative Professionals Day include pink or peach roses, daisies, and yellow lilies.

Pink and peach roses represent appreciation and gratitude, making them the perfect way to say “thank you” to your administrative team. Daisies symbolize innocence, loyal love, and purity, making them a great gift for someone you admire and respect. Yellow lilies are associated with happiness and well-wishes, making them a perfect pick-me for professional associates.

Prom – Dates Vary

Prom season is one of our favorite times of year because we love working with excited (and usually nervous) students who may not have ever experienced buying flowers from a professional florist. We know that can be a scary endeavor for teenagers who may not know a lily from a lilac, but fortunately, we’re here to help!

Call Me Darling boutonniere by Abbott’s Florist in Champaign, IL

Modern prom flowers are available in a variety of different forms but typically consist of a wrist corsage for the ladies and a matching boutonniere for the gentlemen.

Traditionally, the colors and flowers used in the prom corsage and boutonniere are matched to the color of the prom dress; but like most rules, this one was definitely made to be broken.

Today’s corsages and boutonnieres are limited only by the imagination and the flowers available to the florist. However, it’s important to keep in mind that prom night is centered around dancing, so the flowers should not only be beautiful, but also functional enough to withstand an entire evening of festivities.

Mother’s Day – Sunday, May 8

While technically not in April, Mother’s Day arrives in early May this year as it falls on Sunday, May 8. This holiday is the perfect opportunity to celebrate mothers and show your mom, step-mom, grandmother, or any of the other incredible mother figures in your life just how much you appreciate them.

There are a lot of ways to show your mom you care on Mother’s Day. From taking her out to brunch to giving her a day of pampering. But one thoughtful way to make her feel extra special is by sending her flowers. All mothers deserve a beautiful bouquet on their special day, but if you want to go above and beyond, consider sending flowers that have a special meaning.

For example, did you know that red roses symbolize love and appreciation? Pink roses represent gratitude, joy, and admiration, making them the perfect way to say “thank you” for all that your mother has done for you. Yellow roses are associated with friendship and happiness, making them a great gift for mothers who are also friends.

Blue hydrangeas represent understanding and patience – two qualities that all mothers possess. No matter what type of flowers you choose to send your mom this Mother’s Day, she is sure to appreciate the gesture!

Whatever your reason, say it with flowers this April with the help of your friends at Abbott’s Florist. No matter the occasion, we’re here to help you find the perfect gift this spring. Same-day delivery is available in Champaign, IL and surrounding areas, or anywhere in the USA for birthdays, anniversaries, new babies, get well wishes, sympathy, or even just because.

Christmas, Holidays

Cross Off Your Entire Holiday Wish List at Abbott’s Florist

December is here once again. That means the time is now to start planning your holiday shopping (if you haven’t already) in order to avoid picked-over store shelves and lengthily shipping delays closer to Christmas. 

Holiday shopping does not have to be difficult or stressful. In fact, holiday shopping can be a simple one-stop shopping experience if you know the best place to shop for holiday gifts in Champaign, IL. 

Abbott’s Florist has all of your holiday gift ideas covered with an incredible variety of holiday flowers, centerpieces, and plants available now in-store, as well as countless other holiday gift ideas including candles, chocolates, ornaments, and more! 

Whether you’re holiday shopping for a loved one, friend, co-worker, or business associate, we have unique holiday gift ideas that everyone on your list is sure to love! 

5 Holiday Favorites from Abbott’s Florist

Red Poinsettia from Abbott’s Florist, Champaign, IL
  1. Poinsettias
    A lovely poinsettia plant is an excellent traditional holiday gift idea they will cherish all season long. No one can resist the cheerful beauty of a poinsettia plant. When you are looking for an excellent holiday gift, consider giving someone this long-lasting and easy to care for houseplant that will bring joy all year round! Abbott’s Florist offers different sizes in colors available including red berries or green leaves with envy inducing burgundy coloring.
  1. Holiday Centerpieces
    Another great holiday gift idea is Abbott’s Florist’s full selection of holiday centerpieces available in the store now! Holiday centerpiece ideas include traditional holiday flower arrangements, as well as delicious candy dishes filled with your favorite chocolates. Perfect for entertaining guests at home this holiday season!
  2. Wreaths
    A festive wreath adds a warm welcoming touch to your home or office during the holidays. Abbott’s Florist offers a variety of holiday wreaths in a wide range of styles, colors, and shapes to compliment everyone’s holiday style. We also have custom wreaths available that can include almost anything you’d like in the size of your choice!
  3. Fresh Flowers
    Fresh holiday flowers are not just for decorating, they also make outstanding holiday gifts that can be delivered directly to the recipient of your choice. We also offer custom floral arrangements that can be made with any color or style you choose; including poinsettias, wreaths, candles, bows, and pine cones. Additionally, floral bouquets are also perfect as hostess gifts or thank you gifts for holiday parties and gatherings.
  4. Candles, Ornaments, and other Holiday Décor
    Holiday gift and gourmet food baskets, plants, and candles make Christmas decorating a breeze and also make terrific holiday gifts for co-workers or collogues. We have many holiday scented options, as well as holiday themed votives and tealight holders that are perfect for holiday tabletop centerpieces or simply adding holiday cheer to any room in your home! We also have an incredible selection of beautiful Christmas décor, including handmade bows and pinecones, holiday ornaments, and holiday cards.

Stop In and See Us or Order Online

Classic Holiday Wreath from Abbott’s Florist

Abbott’s Florist is your one-stop holiday shopping destination this holiday season. Whether you’re looking to cross off an entire holiday wish list or just a few people on your list, we’ve got the perfect holiday gift ideas for everyone on your list at Abbott’s Florist!

There’s nothing better on this chilly winter day than to step into the warmth of Abbott’s Florist and get your holiday shopping done in one visit. Our beautiful flowers and decoration will brighten any room, our Christmas ornaments are sure to put some sparkle on your tree with their vibrant colors. We also carry a wide selection of unique gifts that would be perfect for anyone you might need an extra gift for this year!

Visit our Christmas showroom at 1119 Windsor Rd, Champaign, IL 61821, or shop online 24/7 at abbotts.com and let us take care of all those pesky errands so you can go back home with time left over to enjoy your family! Call us today at (217) 352-9616 to order Christmas gifts in Champaign, Illinois or anywhere in the USA.

Christmas, Holidays

Let Abbott’s Florist help you decorate your home or office for the holidays

The holiday season is a time for celebration and family. It’s the time of year where we deck the halls and decorate our homes and offices with holiday décor.

But finding time to decorate during the holiday rush can be difficult, and the longer you wait, the less options you have. Most people wait until after Thanksgiving to start thinking about holiday decorations, so your best bet is to have your designer booked before they start getting too busy.

That means right now is the best time to start planning your holiday decorating. If you’re looking for holiday decorating ideas or are in need of on-site florists that can help you get your home festive-ready before December 25th then Abbott’s Florist should be your first stop!

We offer services to any budget big or small and our floral designers are experts in helping customers find the perfect holiday decorations for their home or office.

Our design team will decorate your home

Everyone loves decorating for holidays but who has the time? It can be so much work and the end results often fall short of the glorious holiday displays we pictured in our minds before we untangled our first string of lights!

This year forget that frustration and spend more time enjoying the holidays by trusting your home or office holiday decorating to the experts at Abbott’s Florist?

Our professional floral designers love decorating for the holidays and will be happy to come to your home or place of business to assist you with decorating. We can even handle it all ourselves if you prefer, freeing up your time for other tasks.

Our experienced designers are filled with creative ideas that could turn your home or office into a winter wonderland or a simple cozy retreat. Christmas decorating ideas for your mantel, front door, mailbox, Christmas tree, and more will surely fill you with Christmas cheer.

What are the benefits of hiring our designers?

Hiring a local florist to assist you with designing Christmas decorations is an efficient way of getting into the spirit of the holidays without spending too much time on it yourself. And it never hurts to have a professional designer at your side while you decorate.

Whether you just need a few new ideas, or want us to decorate your entire home and trim the tree, our experienced professionals are waiting to turn up their creativity at full volume so they can fill every room in your house with cheerful holiday cheer this year!

  • Holiday decorating ideas customized to your tastes and holiday theme
  • No stress of trying to figure out what you need or where it all goes
  • Decorations to accentuate any existing holiday décor in your home
  • Holiday decorating ideas that will stun your family and friends
  • Holiday decorating done quickly while still looking amazing
  • Professionally designed fresh flowers that will leave your home or office looking festive and ready for the holiday season

Our experienced design staff is an incredible collection of talented professionals who create amazing floral designs for birthdays, anniversaries, new babies, get well wishes, sympathy, weddings, and other special occasions. They specialize in working with your existing décor and style to help you create something wonderful.

Now is the perfect time to start – our calendar will fill up fast

However lavish or simple your holiday decorating may be, Abbott’s Florist will help you bring the beauty and the essence of the holiday to every corner of your home or office. From holiday flowers and plants.

We certainly don’t want you to miss out on holiday cheer this year, so we’re urging you to schedule a holiday decorating appointment as soon as possible.

Now is the best time to schedule a consultation because the limited number of appointments will fill up fast. Call Abbott’s Florist in Champaign, IL today at (217) 352-9616 to schedule an appointment.

Grandparents Day, Holidays

Don’t Forget Grandparents Day on Sunday, September 12

Grandparents Day is a national holiday or observance, celebrated each year on the first Sunday after Labor Day. This year it takes place on Sunday September 12. Contrary to popular misconception, Grandparents Day was not invented by greeting card companies, florists, restaurants, or any other business interest.

Abbott’s Mid Mod Brights Bouquet is a fantastic selection from our Grandparents Day collection.

Instead, the origin of Grandparents Day can be traced back to 1956 when a mother from West Virginia named Marian McQuade helped organize a community celebration for people over 80 years of age. In doing so, she realized how many elderly care facility residents had been forgotten by their families.

She envisioned a holiday that would not only bring attention to the elderly population but would also honor all grandparents by celebrating the connections between generations. Her work paid off and in 1973 West Virginia became the first state to set aside a special day to celebrate grandparents. Three years later – in 1978 – her efforts resulted in Grandparents Day becoming a national holiday celebrated in every state.

Simple Celebration

Unlike many other popular holidays that honor people on a larger scale with parties and large gatherings, most Grandparents Day celebrations are small and intimate and often take place in homes, hospitals, and care facilities with close family members.

In fact, McQuade went to great lengths to keep the holiday less commercial and truer to its roots by refusing all donations and royalties associated with her efforts. She also spurned overtures from Hallmark who predicted that Grandparents Day would become the sixth biggest holiday on the calendar each year for greeting card sales.

Despite that, many families celebrate grandparents by giving gifts. Some families embrace the spirit of the holiday and encourage grandparents to share stories and give gifts to their grandchildren, especially personal gifts that celebrate special family traditions.

In most cases, family get-togethers do not need to be expensive or elaborate. The important thing is choosing activities the grandparent enjoys while fostering intergenerational connection. Sharing a simple meal or spending time to visit is enough to please most grandparents. Engaging with them by playing board games, cards, and puzzles are fun ways to spend time together. Grandparents Day is also a fantastic time to look at old pictures or share some family stories.

It Truly is the Thought That Counts

Perhaps the biggest reason why Grandparents Day has escaped commercial exploitation is because of holiday burnout. If that is truly the case, grandparents still should not let the occasion go by unnoticed. Most of the younger generation will be happy to participate even if they don’t have to plan. It is important to remember that true reason for holiday is to give grandparents a chance to show their love for – and spend their time with – their grandchildren.

If you are not able to get together in person, Grandparents Day is a terrific chance for you to call them, text them, video chat with them, or perhaps even write them a good old-fashioned hand-written letter or have your children draw some pictures for them to include in a card. Of course, you could also send them a beautiful bouquet of flowers from Abbott’s Florist. We have options for everyone, and a simple surprise delivery is an easy, convenient, and personal way to make Grandparents Day special.

As a Yes We Can florist, features same-day delivery in Champaign, IL and surrounding areas for birthdays, anniversaries, new babies, get well soon wishes, sympathy, weddings, or even just because. Visit our store, located at 1119 Windsor Rd., Champaign, IL 61821 or shop online 24/7.

Holidays

Celebrate the 4th of July Weekend with Flowers from Abbott’s Florist

The 4th of July is a summertime celebration filled with fireworks, parades, picnics, and a lot of patriotic pride. While our original Independence Day took place way back in 1776, the party didn’t really get started until a year later when the first official celebration took place in Philadelphia. That celebration included many of the same festivities we still observe today.

America the Beautiful by Abbott’s Florist, Champaign, IL

If you want to celebrate July 4th in style, do it with flowers! Decorating for this holiday is as easy as red, white, and blue – but that certainly does not limit your options! At Abbott’s Florist we specialize in utilizing a variety of flowers in unique ways to really accentuate the spirit of the holiday.

One of our favorite parts of any holiday is the symbolism that goes along with some of the traditions. One example is the symbolic colors of the American flag. Red in the flag is said to symbolizes courage, bravery, and passion. White serves a different purpose at it represents purity and innocence, and blue symbolizes vigilance, perseverance, and justice. Just like our nation’s flag, the colors of flowers are important and symbolic.

Roses, carnations, and gerbera daisies are some of the popular flowers traditionally used in Independence Day arrangements. Those flowers pair especially well with complementary white lilies, gladiolus, and mums. Blue delphinium is often used to round out the trio because it looks beautiful next to any shades of red and white. Even if arrangements do not stick to the traditional red, white, and blue designs, they can be accented with an American flag or some glittery firework accents for a festive finishing touch.

With a 3-day long Independence Day weekend coming up, now is the perfect time to honor a veteran, or decorate you yard for a 4th of July picnic. No matter how you choose to celebrate, Abbott’s Florist has the flowers and inspiration to help you create a one-of-a-kind Fourth of July bouquet that will truly commemorate and celebrate our nation’s most historic day. Same day delivery in Champaign, Illinois or anywhere nationwide. Shop online 24/7 at abbotts.com or call us at 217-352-9616.