Ah Sam Florist

Ah Sam Florist

San Mateo and Silicon Valley's Premier Florist | Family Owned Since 1933.

Earth Day In One Centerpiece

Earth Day is orbiting back around again on April 22, and we here at Ah Sam Flowers are stocked with some of our planet's finest, most dazzling fruits in the form of flowers and plants. This year, get involved in our community by attending a recycling drive, planting, environmental fair or clean-up. Afterwards, have a meal that makes liberal use of the garden and go ahead and eat al fresco; celebrating the Earth and promoting conscious living on it is an important aspect of this day. While you gather with friends and family, top your dining table with a centerpiece that reflects just how beautiful nature can be. Read More about Earth Day In One Centerpiece »
Posted by Ah Sam Florist on April 16, 2018 Earth Day Flowers

Administrative Professionals Day Highlights Desktops Everywhere

Desktops can look a little dull after a long winter. They need some brightening up, a nice spring clean and a new plant or flower, if you ask us at Ah Sam Florist. And that's why we're here campaigning on behalf of desktops everywhere, just ahead of Administrative Professionals Day (April 25) and at the very moment when we predict most workplaces could use a refresh. Read More about Administrative Professionals Day Highlights Desktops Everywhere »
Posted by Ah Sam Florist on April 9, 2018 Admin Prof Day Holidays Plants Succulents Tulips

Bloom With Us This Spring

There's just something about baskets---getting them, delivering them to someone else, designing flowers inside of them, as we here at Ah Sam Florist do. They tap into a long tradition of carrying food or supplies, of bearing precious items, and they remind us that at one point, basket-making was the work of skilled artisans. These humble containers are emblematic of Easter, and they also symbolize comfort and plenty. To us, filling them with flowers is a natural fit. Read More about Bloom With Us This Spring »
Posted by ahsamgf on March 26, 2018 | Last Updated: January 2, 2020 Easter Flowers

Make It A Designer’s Choice Kind Of Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day comes with its own kind of pressure: the pressure to give flowers and then the pressure to give the right kind. While it's true you can't go wrong with a vase of long-stemmed red roses, they can often seem a little rote and obligatory. Offering a custom piece is the antidote to that feeling, both on your part and on the part of the recipient. Here at Ah Sam Florist, we love having the opportunity to work with you in creating a gorgeous original design that will really enthrall your special someone. Read More about Make It A Designer’s Choice Kind Of Valentine’s Day »
Posted by Ah Sam Florist on February 5, 2018 | Last Updated: December 22, 2020 Flower Gifts Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day Is Upon Us

Yes, Valentine's Day is upon us, and it's time to do a little forward-thinking. Specifically, about what you're going to give that special someone, or someones, or even yourself. Three weeks is the perfect amount of lead time to figure out who's getting what - will it be a sweet bouquet for your daughter? A crimson blooming plant for your mom? A vase of stemmy red roses for sweetheart? We here at Ah Sam Flowers have it all, and we've got plenty of ideas for you, too. Interested in a custom design? Tune in to next week's blog, when we'll be featuring Designer's Choice. Read More about Valentine’s Day Is Upon Us »
Posted by ahsamgf on January 29, 2018 | Last Updated: December 22, 2020 Flowers Roses Valentine's Day

Highlights From Our Holiday Gift Guide

Who's on your list as you shop for Christmas and Hannukah this year? Does it seem like everyone? In that case, we've got you covered with our Holiday Gift Guide, a robust collection of holiday blooms, winter greens, plants, wreaths, centerpieces and more. In this week's blog, we're showcasing three of our favorite pieces. Each shows off the incredible range of colors, textures, accents and scents available during this season, as well as the creative approach we here at Ah Sam Florist take in bringing something truly special to you. Read More about Highlights From Our Holiday Gift Guide »
Posted by Ah Sam Florist on December 8, 2017 | Last Updated: November 5, 2020 Christmas Gift Guide Holidays

A Sweet Secret Santa Gift

Doing the Secret Santa thing at work this holiday season? You're not alone. This fun group gift swap has only gained in popularity over the last several decades and spans the globe. In Ireland, they call it "Kris Kringel," while in Germany, it's "Wichteln." Countless other countries have countless other names for it, and variations on the theme abound. But the premise always remains the same: a group of gift-givers are each assigned one person to whom they must anonymously offer a gift. Whether that means leaving the gift on a desk or under a tree is up to each Secret Santa group. Here at Ah Sam Florist, we've got a way to sweeten up your contribution, no matter who it's going to. Read More about A Sweet Secret Santa Gift »
Posted by Ah Sam Florist on December 1, 2017 Christmas Gift Guide

Inspiring Decor for Your Holiday Office

We love decorating our homes for the holidays, but what about the office? Since we spend so much time at work, it's great to come together as a team and hang garland, set up the tree and place the poinsettias. Decorating the office with your coworkers gives everyone the chance to take a break from holiday stress and to have a bit of fun. Once your workplace is all dressed for the season, it feels refreshed and becomes a festive place to return to each day. So spread the holiday cheer this year and let Ah Sam Florist help you deck those workplace halls. Read More about Inspiring Decor for Your Holiday Office »
Posted by Ah Sam Florist on November 17, 2017 | Last Updated: November 5, 2020 Christmas

Thanksgiving Centerpieces That Wow

Thanksgiving embraces the gathering of family and friends for a bountiful feast. Whether your harvest celebration is an elegant or rustic event, there are so many things to remember when it comes to pulling off your Thanksgiving table (or two). Tablecloths to unfurl, napkins to fold, making sure you have enough seats for everyone at the main table and devising a smaller one for the kids along, not to mention the food prep itself. But an item we add to the table in the rich shades of the season before filling it with food is here atĀ Ah Sam Flowers. Read More about Thanksgiving Centerpieces That Wow »
Posted by Ah Sam Florist on November 6, 2017 | Last Updated: October 20, 2020 Fall Flowers Thanksgiving

Halloween Decor & Designs

The yard may be strung with cobwebs and ghosts, but your Halloween decor doesn't have to be all doom and gloom inside the house as well. Halloween's just as cheerful a holiday as it is a scary one, and its decorations can be both, too. While candles, pumpkins, and skeletons will definitely do the trick, fall's flowers come in all the same autumnal colors and don't have to be boxed back up and put away once Halloween night is over. They're also a wonderful antidote to the plastic spiders and ghouls you're decorating with already. Read More about Halloween Decor & Designs »
Posted by Ah Sam Florist on October 3, 2017 | Last Updated: November 16, 2020 Halloween