Featured Florist Jimmy Bason

A Blooming Family Florist: Jimmy Bason

Our florist network here at FTD is unmatched, joining together characters from all walks of life. We partner with professionals nationwide, from grandiose event florists to basement betties who only work peak seasons. To showcase the artful designs and hard work behind our bouquets, we sat down with florists themselves to hear their stories.  We previously highlighted Konstantinos Louis Vellios of Avenue J Florist in New York. Today, we’re proud to showcase Jimmy Bason, owner and lead designer at Bird of Paradise Flowers in Philadephia, PA.

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Featured Florist Gus Konstantinos

Flowers, a Family Trait: Konstantinos Louis Vellios

Meet Konstantinos Louis Vellios: a proud Greek orthodox father, husband, and current owner of Avenue J Florist delivering stunning flowers for nearly 100 years. Like other generational storefronts, his is alive with wall-to-wall floral displays, sepia-toned family photos, and the hustle of the employees behind the counter pulling flowers from freezers to trim and arrange. However, it wasn’t always the organized, modern business it is today. read more

father and child in summertime

4 Printable Father’s Day Cards, Example Messages + Gift Ideas

Dads go above and beyond every day to care for everyone around them, which is why they deserve to be celebrated! This Father’s Day, show him gratitude and appreciation for all that he does by giving him a sweet and loving card. We’ve put together a collection of free printable Father’s Day cards for a range of scenarios, plus unique Father’s Day quotes and gift ideas to help make his day special.

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What to Expect at a Celebration of Life

When we lose a friend or family member, it can be heavy and heartbreaking. But unlike a funeral or memorial service, a celebration of life is a joyous event that honors a loved one’s transition to the other side through the sharing of memories and laughter by family and friends. 

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3 Flower Embroidery Patterns + Health Benefits and 5 Stitches You Need to Know

Not only is embroidery a relaxing pastime that produces beautiful and unique art, it can even positively impact your health.

While one can feel joy by simply admiring the lovely colors and textures of a flower embroidery pattern, picking up a thread and needle to create art can also enhance creativity, help relieve stress while also building patience and community.

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How to make an Impact on Earth Day

How to Make an Impact on Earth Day 2021

Earth Day has been celebrated every April 22 since the first Earth Day was recognized in the United States in 1970.  April 22, 2021 marks the 51st Earth Day celebrated in the United States, and there are lots of ways to make an impact on Earth Day and carry on the legacy of those who first brought Earth Day into existence. read more

mom and daughter hugging

4 Printable Mother’s Day Cards, Example Messages + Gift Ideas

Not all superheroes wear capes! Moms do a lot for their families. This Mother’s Day, treat her to show some gratitude and appreciation for all that she does. Put together the perfect card that expresses your love with a little creativity. We’ve put together a collection of free printable Mother’s Day cards for a range of scenarios, plus unique Mother’s Day quotes and gift ideas to include on her special day!  read more

National Garden Month

Celebrate National Garden Month in April

This winter has definitely exceeded its expectations with the amount of snowfall and low temperatures that have dispersed throughout even some of the warmer areas across the country. Whereas some of us can appreciate being snowed in while enjoying a cup of hot cocoa as we gaze out the window at the winter wonderland before us, many of us are dreaming of warmer temps and greener pastures. read more