Honor and Remember

For the families of fallen military veterans, the holidays can often be a trying time. Remembering those who are no longer with us while participating in festive holiday activities can difficult. If this is true of your family, consider participating in Wreaths Across America, a wreath-laying ceremony started at Arlington National Cemetery and now promoted across the country. Placing a beautiful holiday wreath on your loved one’s grave site can be a healing and meaningful act that becomes a family tradition. The floral artisans at Gordon Boswell Flowers are eager to share our collection of beautiful holiday wreaths to help you honor and remember your beloved.

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Crafty Holiday Creations

As the holidays approach, decorating with festive colors, textures and ornaments becomes a priority. Include crafty creations in your holiday decor while bonding with family members while completing a do-it-yourself holiday craft project. Create personalized place cards with pine cones and glittered chipboard letters for a festive addition to your holiday tablescape. The floral artisans at Gordon Boswell Flowers have created an amazing collection of holiday floral arrangements that will pair perfectly with your crafty designs.

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Classic Holiday Gifts

Send glad tidings and good wishes this holiday season with gorgeous keepsake ornaments, fabulous hanging door wreaths and delicious gourmet gift baskets. Spread holiday cheer and fill hearts with joy when you gift your friends and loved ones with a special delivery just for them this year. The designers at Gordon Boswell Flowers have assembled a collection of our holiday best-sellers for you to choose from.

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A Highlight From Our Gift Guide

While it’s very hard to narrow it down to some of Gordon Boswell’s favorite things during this time of year, we’ve done it. See our very best seasonal blooms, arrangements and more in our Holiday Gift Guide, a real one-stop shop in that you can find something for anyone in its pages – we promise.

One of our most beloved lines, Coton Colors, makes a spectacular gift for the holidays. Once filled to the brim with bright winter blooms and arranged with a touch of whimsy, these distinctive floral containers become the gift that keeps on giving.

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Make Your Secret Santa Gift The Happiest

Secret Santa is a popular gift swap in a work setting or amongst a group of friends, and for good reason. The cloak of anonymity on the part of the giver lends a lot of anticipation and just plain fun to the exchange. When everyone finally gets their gifts, it’s a riot to try to figure out who gave what to whom. On the other hand, Secret Santa can lead to a lot of gimmicky gift choices, a fate we here at Gordon Boswell would love to help you avoid this year.

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Deck the Office Halls with Poinsettias

It’s the most wonderful time of the year . . . for poinsettias!

This winter-blooming plant is all the rage when holiday time hits because of its classic Christmas color palette, true red against perfect green leaves. But this beauty is available in lots of colors, including white, pink and even orange. What makes the red version so coveted when it comes to workplace decor is that most businesses and offices desperately need holiday color but have a lot of open space, too. Clusters of poinsettias cover some of that ground and make a huge impact, all with little effort on the part of you and your colleagues.

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Take Secret Santa to the Next Level

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Many people love choosing gifts, but for some it can be challenging to decide upon the perfect gift for each person on the list. If you are involved in a Secret Santa gift exchange, you may even be faced with selecting a gift for someone you don’t know very well. How do you come up with something unexpected and different, that is the right size and color, and they won’t want to return? It’s easier than you think when you check out the Holiday Gift Guide from Gordon Boswell. This year, take Secret Santa gifts from boring to extraordinary.

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Custom Wreaths for Christmas

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The Christmas wreath is one of our most symbolic and traditional pieces of holiday decor.  Whether hanging on the front door or over a fireplace, the wreath adds ambiance and charm to any seasonal setting. At Gordon Boswell Flowers, our designers have been hard at work creating custom wreaths – as well as beautiful holiday florals and poinsettias – for you to spruce up your home or office with aromatic Christmas festivity.

custom wreathsWhere Did the Tradition of the Wreath Come From? Ancient people groups believed that elements of nature had spirits and powers. Evergreen trees, thought to have protective qualities due to their resilience, were used to make wreaths they believed absorbed the sunlight during short winter days, allowing the eventual spring thaw. Early Romans gave evergreen branches shaped into wreaths to represent health and victory.

The evergreen wreath’s circular shape represented unity, perfection, and eternal life to early Christians. Drawing in part from the Roman significance, wreaths were thought to signify Christ’s victory over death.

Centuries later, a wreath displayed on the door or a window of a home was considered an invitation to the spirit of Christmas to come in and bestow good luck. However, in modern times, the wreath is purely decorative, and the many variations and creative interpretations of the wreath are a festive holiday tradition.  Although some people choose the artificial variety, purists know that nothing beats the amazing fragrance of a fresh cedar or douglas fir evergreen wreath.

The professionals at Gordon Boswell Flowers utilize berries, pinecones, greenery, vibrant ribbons and ornaments to adorn our handcrafted creations. If you have a special place of honor waiting for just the right Christmas decor, we recommend a custom wreath. Come in today and speak with us as to the perfect wreath for your home’s style – we believe that it will become a new tradition. To all of our friends and neighbors across Fort Worth, we wish you the happiest of holidays.

 

Seasonal Decor and Corporate Gift Giving

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The holiday season is nearly upon us, and now is the time to start preparing for the festivities. Whether decorating your office, planning the company holiday party or considering seasonal corporate gifts, Gordon Boswell Florist is the best place to begin. We have been adorning Fort Worth homes and businesses with holiday and seasonal decor for nearly a century.
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Gordon Boswell Holiday Centerpieces 2015

holiday centerpieceIf you aren’t counting the days until Christmas, we’re willing to bet that your children or grandchildren are. The holidays can be an anxious time for people, especially when your entire family is depending on you to put on a grand celebration and to do it all on a lavish scale. After all, as a self-respecting Texan, you’ve got to Texasize it. Every Texan knows that that’s just how we do things around here. You can always count on the Gordon Boswell team to help you turn your decorating vision into a reality the likes of which you’ve never dreamed.

 

When Texans gather with their family members, dear friends, colleagues and others to celebrate any holiday, you can be sure that they spend a lot of time around a table, feasting on all the wonderful foods that are so much a part of holiday traditions. It may not feel like a northern winter with frigid temperatures, snowy landscapes, and outdoor evergreen trees with their snow-covered needles and branches, but we still like to capture the essence of the season in our decorating at home.

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Happy Holidays Centerpiece

If you’re looking for something that’s really unique, but that doesn’t short change you on glitz and glam, our Happy Holidays Centerpiece gives you the elegance and sophistication you want for a special holiday like Christmas. We chose to use white lilies, white orchids, and dark red roses. We add gold painted pine cones, gold-colored faux berries, gold dusted preserved leaves, traditional greenery and two pillar candles in the center. One is short, the other is tall, but they’ll give you all of the drama and fanciness you hope to have for a traditional Texas Christmas gathering.

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Winter Reds

We may not experience winter in Texas the way our northern neighbors do, but we can still appreciate the warmth of winter colors such as the Winter Reds we used in this elegant centerpiece arrangement. We combine red roses, red carnations and a pinkish-red orchid with red berries and Christmas greenery to give you this sophisticated centerpiece. It wouldn’t be complete without a short bright red pillar candle in the center.

 

Don’t wait to get your Christmas centerpieces. Our Holiday Centerpieces are perfect for any decorating theme. Come in, call us or order your special holiday decorating flowers online today. Christmas will be here before you know it.