Celebrate The Lunar New Year With Quince Blossoms

Spring is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate new beginnings and fresh color. This season, choose a delightful display to celebrate the Lunar New Year with a gorgeous display of Quince Blossoms. These gorgeous flowers are believed by the Chinese to bring good luck and prosperity as the buds open. The floral designers at Ah Sam Florist have put together some excellent pieces in our spring collection to celebrate the Lunar New Year and represent the happiness of new beginnings. 

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Flowers For International Women’s Day

Women everywhere across the globe will be celebrating International Women’s Day this month on March 8! This is an excellent time to praise the women in your life who exhibit strong leadership and influence everywhere they go. The International Women’s Day movement is not associated with any particular group, organization or nationality. It is a global effort to bring gender parity to the entire world. This year’s theme is “balance for better,” creating a balance of gender equity for a better world. The floral designers at Ah Sam Florist will show you some of the fabulous designs we can offer for you to give the women in your life who exhibit better balance every day. Support women who want to better our world through gender equality with flowers that show her respect and encouragement.

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Chinese Zodiac

Chinese Zodiac Animals

The Chinese Zodiac consists of a 12-year cycle.  Each year is named after one of the 12 animals that impart different personality and distinct characteristics to its year.  The animal is believed to be the main factor in each person’s life that gives them their traits, success, and happiness in their lifetime.  2016 welcomes the “Year of the Pig”.  Displayed below are the characteristics of those born in the year of the listed animals.  To learn about your Animal Sign, find the year of your birth associated with your animal. 

Rat  1924, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020

You are quick-witted, clever, charming, sharp and funny.  They have excellent taste, are a good friend and are generous and loyal to others part of its pack.  Motivated by money, can be greedy.  Ever curious, the Rat seeks knowledge and welcomes challenges.  Compatible with Dragon or Monkey.

Ox  1925, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021

A powerful zodiac sign, the Ox is the sign of prosperity through fortitude and goal-oriented hard-work.  The Ox is a born leader, being quite dependable and possessing an innate ability to achieve great things.  Serious, stubborn and introverted, but can feel lonely and insecure.  Takes comfort in friends and family and is a reliable, protective and strong companion.  Compatible with Snake or Rooster. 

Tiger  1926, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010

You are authoritative, self-possessed, have strong leadership qualities, are charming, ambitious, courageous, warm-hearted, highly seductive, moody, intense, and ready to pounce at any time.  Compatible with Horse or Dog.

Rabbit  1927, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011

Born under the sign of the Rabbit, you enjoy being surrounded by family and friends.  They are popular, compassionate, sincere, and they like to avoid conflict and are sometimes seen as pushovers.  Rabbits enjoy being at home and entertaining at home.  Compatible with Sheep or Boar.

Dragon  1928, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012

A powerful sign, the Dragon is energetic and warm-hearted, charismatic, lucky at love and egotistic.  They are natural born leaders, good at giving orders and doing what is necessary to remain on top.  Compatible with Monkey and Rat.

Snake  1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013

The Snake is seductive, gregarious, introverted, generous, charming, good with money, analytical, insecure, jealous, slightly dangerous, smart, they rely on gut feelings, are hard-working and intelligent.  Compatible with Rooster or Ox.

Horse  1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014

Those born under the Zodiac sign of the Horse love to roam free.  They are energetic money-wise, self-reliant, and they enjoy traveling, love and intimacy.  They are great at seducing, sharp-witted, impatient and sometimes seen as a drifter.  Compatible with Dog or Tiger.

Ram or Sheep  1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015

The Sheep enjoys being alone in their thoughts.  They are creative, wanderers, thinkers, unorganized, high-strung and insecure, and can be anxiety-ridden.  They need lots of love, support, and reassurance.  Appearance is important too.  Compatible with Pig or Rabbit.

Monkey  1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016

The Monkey thrives on having fun.  They are upbeat, energetic, and good at listening but lack self-control.  They like being active and stimulated and enjoy pleasing self before pleasing others.  They are heart-breakers, not good at long-term relationships, morals are weak.  Compatible with Rat or Dragon.

Rooster  1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017

Those born under the sign of the Rooster are practical, observant, resourceful, analytical straightforward, honest, trusting, perfectionists, neat and conservative.  Compatible with Ox or Snake. 

Dog  1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018

The Dog is loyal, honest, faithful, distrustful, often guilty of telling white lies, temperamental, prone to mood swings, dogmatic, and sensitive.  Dogs excel in business but have trouble finding mates.  Compatible with Tiger or Horse.

Boar  1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019

Those born under the zodiac sign of the Boar are extremely nice, good-mannered and tasteful.  They are perfectionists who enjoy finer things but are not perceived as snobs.  They enjoy helping others and are good companions until someone close crosses them, then look out!  They are intelligent, always seeking more knowledge, and exclusive.  Compatible with Rabbit or Sheep.

New Trends In Floral Design

We are seeing new trends in floral design this year and you are going to be delighted at the newest looks making a splash on the creative scene this season. One such trend is called Hear Me Roar. Bright colors with a special emphasis on multiple shades of bold reds and berries, stylish teal and orange, with steady brown and gray undertones, and plenty of hand-crafted texture will make strong statements. Many of these pieces combine a variety of reds or oranges for a layered look that meets the desire for distinctive design. Hear My Roar can be seen in many of the new trends designed at Ah Sam Florist this season.

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Make Them Feel Spoiled on Valentine’s Day

Sometimes it’s important to let you best friend know how special she is to you. Valentine’s Day is a perfect opportunity to spoil her with love and appreciation by sending a treat that she would never buy for herself. Let her know what her friendship means to you this year at Valentine’s Day. The floral artisans at Ah Sam Florist are creating beautiful gift baskets and presents that your friends will love.

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Your Special Someone on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is approaching and that means, of course… flowers, candy, cards and everything sweet and sentimental. At Ah Sam Florist we recognize that most needs someone sending us flowers every once in a while. It never hurts to let someone special know how much you love them! Send a beautiful bouquet of their favorite flowers- or yours!- to let them know how you feel.

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See the World In Living Coral

A fresh new look for the new year is this year’s Color of the Year: Living Coral. The energizing and vibrant yet mellow shade is going to be seen everywhere this season: in fashion, home design, and entertainment. Spice up your home or office this season with this animated and life-affirming coral hue with golden undertones that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge. The floral experts at Ah Sam Florist suggest a simple, elegant way to incorporate this color in your immediate environment is with a gorgeous, coral-rich bouquet of flowers.

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New Year, New Blooms

The New Year is a time for making changes and improvements to our lives. The floral experts at Ah Sam Florist believe that one of the best ways you can immediately improve your environment is with flowers! Surrounding yourself with beautiful plants and flowers is beneficial for multiple reasons:

  • The fragrance of flowers is a natural mood booster. Even though the holidays are behind us, you can still lift spirits with a fresh bouquet of your favorite blooms that smell amazing.
  • Color brings out creativity. Seeing a gorgeous gathering of your favorite colors is a quick way to improve your own creative energy and thoughts.
  • Fresh air makes you healthy. Breathing purified air is a great relief from headaches, congestion and colds. Flowers and plants are natural air purifiers and odor-eliminators, so fill your home or office with plants and flowers that will keep you breathing easy!

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Remember and Honor

While the holidays are a wonderful time to spend with friends, family and loved ones, this season can also bring a sadness for those who are no longer with us. One excellent way to honor their memory, their service to their community and our country, or their value in your family is to place a beautiful holiday wreath on their grave site. Wreaths Across America is a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery that you can participate in wherever you are. Choose a beautiful, hand-crafted wreath from Ah Sam Florist to honor and remember your loved ones this season.

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Craft Your Holiday

The holidays are an opportunity for spending time together with friends and family. One great way to come together is with crafts and other projects that will brighten your holiday and create fond memories. Bring your favorite people together to create gorgeous decor that matches your formal holiday decor for a unique look and a holiday you won’t forget. The floral designers at Ah Sam Florist have some created some excellent designs that will pair beautifully with your crafts. Read More