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Posted by Staci Bryant on October 14, 2020 | Last Updated: October 30, 2020 Autumn Fall Flowers Flowers Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Customs & Beautiful Florals

The holiday season blends together traditions that originated in many places – historical customs, regional customs, and family traditions are just a few of the influences. From the anticipated dinner to binge-watching football with family and friends, there are many ways that the team at Expressions Unlimited celebrates the holiday. And no matter the Thanksgiving Day traditions in your home, we have the perfect floral designs and seasonal arrangements to accent your holiday decor.

Thanksgiving Day

The first celebration – a dinner attended by the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians – took place in Plymouth Meeting in 1621. Although observed in various ways down through the centuries, Thanksgiving was not made an official holiday until 1863, when Abraham Lincoln saw fit to sign the holiday into existence.

Created in a keepsake ceramic pumpkin, we have put together a collection of fall favorites. Gerber Daisies are accompanied by Autumn Chrysanthemums. Red miniature Carnations and Hypericum berries add the spicy touch to the design.

Pumpkin Spice

Thanksgiving Turkey

The settlers and their guests may or may not have had turkey at their meal. Although we know that the Pilgrims would have indeed hunted wild turkey, the accounts of the day record waterfowl, venison, fish, lobster, clams, berries, fruit, pumpkin, and squash as the menu. It likely became the bird of choice for feasts because of its capacity to feed everyone at the table.  Alexander Hamilton once remarked, “No citizen of the U.S. shall refrain from turkey on Thanksgiving Day.”

Pampas Grass add softness and height to the bouquet. Wild Grasses add color and texture throughout the one sided design that is perfectly suited for a buffet. The flowers reflect all of the rich Autumn tones, reds, oranges and golden yellows. The Dried Lotus Pod centered in the middle is a focal point that adds a botanical touch to a sophisticated gathering of Fall flowers.

Autumn Repose

Thanksgiving Football

Since 1934, the Detroit Lions have taken the field for an annual Thanksgiving game. What began as a publicity stunt to garner more fans has become one of our favorite traditions. In 1966, the Dallas Cowboys became the second team that was guaranteed a Thanksgiving Day game. Perhaps thinking that two games were not enough for a football-loving nation, in 2006 the NFL added a third evening game to be played by a rotating roster of teams.

Two taper candles are the center of attention. Perfect for casting that warm holiday glow. The flowers are created in a long compact design so that plenty of conversation can take place over them. Fall flowers such as miniature spray roses and protea are sprinkled among traditional fall chrysanthemums

Days of Thanks

Preparing for Friday

Black Friday is becoming as much of a family tradition as many other time-honored customs. But the most enduring and beloved Thanksgiving traditions have to do with gathering with family and friends. And ultimately, that is what the day is all about – being grateful for all the special people in our lives.

At Expressions Unlimited, we have all of the Thanksgiving florals, centerpieces, and gifts you need to create the warmth and ambiance that the season represents. If you live in Greenville, you are our community! We look forward to sharing the Thanksgiving tradition with you.