Along with getting yourself a massage and making that pedicure appointment, we here at Ah Sam Flowers think treating yourself to a bundle of fresh blooms should be an important part of your self-care routine. Flowers have been shown to increase cognition and memory. They are proven mood-boosters, and have significant impacts on everything from blood pressure to medication use in hospitalized patients. It’s time to give yourself the healthy gift of flowers.
Every year, Pantone announces its Color of the Year to much anticipation, and every year people the design world over have a lot to say about it. The company arrives at their decision after an international meeting-of-the-color-minds, and the selection is meant to embody the current state of affairs in the world – the cultural zeitgeist, if you will. So what does 2018’s color, Ultra Violet, say about the world right now? We here at Ah Sam Florist note that it’s an intriguing, jewel-toned hue, with a bit of a mystical quality. We look forward to bringing it into our homes this year.
Think we’re post-Emily Post? Think again. It’s still very much considered polite to offer a host or hostess a vase of fresh blooms in thanks for their courtesy. There’s some debate about whether or gifts of flowers should arrive with you or be sent afterward, with an accompanying note. We at Ah Sam Florist feel that’s up to you to decide, but make no mistake – thanking your host with flowers is never out of style. In fact, it’s a ritual we’d like to see revived a bit more than it actually is, as so many designs lend themselves to making a treasured gift that anyone would love to receive.
Veterans Day is just around the corner, a time when we honor our military veterans. Since 1919, in some form or another, we’ve reserved this occasion to reflect on our veterans’ service and celebrated their commitment to country with parades and festivals. Its likely you’ll catch one of these events around San Mateo this November 11, paying your respects to the vets who participate and enjoying the patriotism and pride that accompanies occasions like these (as well as the fresh air!). But a personal gesture honoring a family member or friend who served is always appropriate too, and we at Ah Sam Florist have just the thing for that.