Memorial Day is a time to honor and acknowledge the brave sacrifice so many of our men and women made in service to country. To that end, we come together at parades and ceremonies to remember their courage. We also think of the three-day weekend as a time to celebrate the arrival of summer, which is just around the corner. This is a time when friends and family are together, often outdoors, enjoying potlucks, barbecues and—if we’re lucky—the pool. Ah Sam Flowers recognizes that the flowers we exchange or use to decorate with at this time have a couple of different functions; they must speak to the poignancy of the occasion at hand, but also capture the festive, social spirit.
If you’re hosting an event in your home over the weekend, we recommend selecting a centerpiece that is bright and cheerful but also full of grace. We think our Blossoms of Joy appropriately reflects the mood, with its orange roses, yellow daisies and assorted other happy flowers. That said, this is a design that doesn’t go too far in the opposite direction. It can be placed on a Memorial Day table and remain an elegant, if upbeat, focal point.
There is a lot of joy to be had in gathering with friends and family, even if we are doing so to remember and celebrate the valiant sacrifice of the men and women who gave their lives in service to our country.