Super-Size Your Halloween Greetings – Texas Style

halloweenIt’s no secret that folks in Texas never shy away from letting others know that EVERYTHING is bigger in Texas. The Gordon Boswell team couldn’t agree more, and we’re honoring that tradition through our Halloween floral arrangements and sweet and savory treats.

 

We’re excited about helping our Fort Worth customers share Halloween greetings with their friends, neighbors, family members and coworkers. We’re equally eager to help you spread some Halloween cheer to people who live far away.

 

How Did Halloween Begin?

 

We naturally assume that Halloween is one of those American traditions that’s as patriotic as apple pie. Have you ever stopped to think about how Halloween came about in the first place? We believe that this fascinating story is worth sharing.

 

Halloween is an observance that evolved from several Ancient Pagan and Roman celebrations. It’s widely believed the holiday we refer to as Halloween actually began with a Celtic Pagan harvest and New Year celebration called Samhain. It combines elements of an Ancient Roman tradition that celebrated the Roman Goddess Pomona, who oversaw fruit and trees.

 

After the fall of the Roman Empire, Christianity spread throughout Europe and eventually came to England. In England, church leaders took over many Pagan traditions and celebrations because they thought it was easier to appropriate them than ban them. They blended them with Christian holidays, feast days and observances as they saw fit.

 

Samhain fit perfectly into the Church Calendar because November 1 of every year is the celebration of the Feast of All Saints. The next day, November 2 is observed as All Souls’ Day. It made perfect sense to transform Samhain into All Hallows’ Eve. That term eventually turned into a simpler Halloween.

 

For those of you who aren’t sure about appropriate gifts for Halloween, we’ve come up with two ideas to inspire you.

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Happy Halloween Tower

You can’t go wrong when you send or give someone our Happy Halloween Tower. We have no doubt that anyone who receives it will be delighted to dive into this Texas size tower of ebony-colored boxes full of every yummy treat you can imagine. We include everything from orange and black jelly beans to chocolate pumpkin heads, chocolate truffles, gourmet caramel corn and too many other things to mention.

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Haunted House

Share a flower arrangement that oozes autumn with its colors and fun design. Halloween is definitely in the air for the recipient of this adorable keepsake ceramic pumpkin that is filled with orange Gerbera daisies, yellow daisies, carnations and decorative leaves and other accents. The star of this arrangement is the adorable Haunted House that is tucked away in the flowers.