Just over 100 years ago, a tradition began in the Midwest. People began giving out sweets and candies to those who were down and out, or to those who needed some encouragement. They named the day "Sweetest Day", and the movement still exists today. It has now expanded to all kinds of acts of kindness. not just candy. The idea is that if you know someone who is going through a hard time, a sad time, or simply could use a pick-me-up, that on October 21, you do something nice, just to tell them "you're the sweetest, and you deserve nice things to be done for you. "
Ah Sam Florist has beautiful bouquets and arrangements that are perfect for Sweetest Day. Who do you know who needs a smile? Read More about Sweetest Day Flowers & Gifts Show Kindness »
Posted by Ah Sam Florist on October 3, 2017
| Last Updated: October 10, 2017
Grandparents Day is celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day, a day set aside to honor the very special relationship between grandparents and grandchildren. This is a wonderful opportunity to teach children about the strength, information and guidance older generations can offer to their families and communities. The founder of the day, Marian McQuade, wanted Grandparents Day to be a family day. She envisioned families enjoying each other in small gatherings, holding family reunions, or participating together in community events.
On this day, grandparents are encouraged to share their hopes, dreams, and values; while families can use the opportunity to shower their loved ones with appreciation. If you want to honor the matriarchs and patriarchs in your family, call the floral experts at Ah Sam Florist. Read More about Sending Flowers on Grandparents Day »
Posted by Ah Sam Florist on August 26, 2017
| Last Updated: September 6, 2017
July fourth is nearly upon us - and with it all the parades, picnics, and celebrations that make it one of our favorite holidays of the year. If you are hosting the barbecue, or if you are looking for a beautiful hostess gift for those who are, look no further than Ah Sam Florist. We've taken the traditional red, white, and blue and transformed it into our own beautiful style that will make any gathering more gorgeous!
Did We Get it Wrong? John Adams wrote that July 2, the date the Second Continental Congress voted in Philadelphia to declare independence from Britain, would be the day that we celebrated freedom. “The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America,” Adams wrote on July 3 and declared that "pomp and parade, shows, games, sports, bells, bonfires, and illuminations" should be part of the revelry. Still, July 4th has come down through history as the day to celebrate. Read More about Patriotic Flowers for July Fourth »
It's time to give Dad his due - after honoring Mom on Mother's Day, June 18 allows us to recognize the 70 million men across the United States we call "Dad". And while these guys often stay out of the spotlight, we know that everyone loves to be thanked for their efforts. No matter if married or a single dad, we think they are awesome. The experts at Ah Sam Florist have collected several gifts we think your Dad will appreciate - after all, on Father's Day, he deserves all of the love and respect. Read More about Celebrating Dad with Father’s Day Gifts »
Posted by Ah Sam Florist on May 24, 2017
| Last Updated: November 5, 2020
"America is hope. It is compassion. It is excellence. It is valor." Paul Tsonga
Originally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day originated in the years following the Civil War and has continued to stand for the courage of our military men and women. If you wish to remember someone who is special to you, flowers are a traditional way to show Memorial Day honor. And if you are looking for memorial flowers in San Mateo, San Francisco, Silicon Valley or the surrounding communities, you can count on Ah Sam Florist to create a beautiful memorial arrangement. Read More about Memorial Day Honor & Remembrance »
Posted by Ah Sam Florist on May 16, 2017
| Last Updated: February 14, 2020
Mother's Day is a holiday that everyone celebrates - yet it is intensely personal. And while we all love our mothers, there is a special bond formed when we become a parent ourselves. It is as if all the love that our mom showered on us finally comes into focus. At Ah Sam Florist, we are privileged to see - and to celebrate - the very special relationship between moms and their families all year long. For this Mother's Day, however, we thought we would share a little bit about our stories of motherhood. After all, everyone has a story.
Don't Forget! Mother's Day is Sunday, May 10th. Browse our Mother's Day collection now to ensure that you get the perfect gift for Mom. Read More about The Amazing Moms of Ah Sam Florist »
Posted by Ah Sam Florist on May 8, 2017
| Last Updated: March 4, 2020
We all know that Moms are heroes all year long. One day a year is not nearly enough to fit in all of the gratitude and love we wish to express to her - still, on Mother's Day, May 10th, we look forward to letting her know just how amazing she is!
Moms are cheerleaders, confidantes, and best friends. They laugh with us, they cry with us, and they are always available for a talk over a cup of coffee. Some "Moms" are grandmothers, stepmoms, aunts, mothers-in-law, or mentors - but whoever has filled this very important role in your life, make sure that you celebrate her with beautiful Mother's Day gifts. Read More about Beautiful Mother’s Day Gifts She Will Love »
Posted by Ah Sam Florist on April 26, 2017
| Last Updated: March 4, 2020
Every April, businesses and organizations take time out of their schedules to honor the people who keep their business running smoothly. This year, receptionists and administrative assistants will be officially recognized on Administrative Professionals Day, celebrated on Wednesday, April 26th.
But because a day doesn't seem nearly enough to show these valuable employees just how essential they are, we've been given a whole week to celebrate them. Ah Sam Florist has a collection of beautiful floral designs, desktop arrangements, orchid gardens, and succulent creations, one of which is sure to be the perfect gift for each of the people who make your company successful. Read More about Ready for Administrative Professionals Day »
Depending on your tradition, your family likely has its own unique Easter customs - from church services to baskets overflowing with goodies. Whether you celebrate the religious significance of the day or the Easter Bunny is the main focus, the celebrations that surround this holiday are joyous and festive. And regardless of custom, Easter flowers are always a big part of the celebrations. Ah Sam Florist has all of the Easter flowers, bouquets and arrangements you will need to celebrate the day your way, no matter your style.
Delicious Easter Trivia: The number one treat on Easter Sunday is a chocolate rabbit, and Americans will consume over 90 million of them. Not surprisingly, 76% of us admit to nibbling on the ears first. Read More about Easter Flowers to Celebrate the Day »