The Holidays are here and we couldn’t be happier! The colorful lights, decorations, fantastic aromas of the season, and taking a break from the chaos of everyday life to spend quality time with family and loved ones is why we cherish this season so much. Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Diwali, or the Winter Solstice, the recipe is the same: good food, good company, and joy. Here at Gainan’s Flowers, Billings’ best florist, we have assembled our top holiday blogs below to help you prepare for the holiday season. Discover inspired decorating ideas, unique gifts, winter florals, and more! From our family to yours, Happy Holidays!
By now, you’ve decked the halls, hung the stockings, and may be finished with your Christmas shopping. As you sit back and take a break from the holiday hustle, here are a few ideas to inspire your “tablescape” plans for the holidays.
Several years ago, I saw a Shoebox Christmas card featuring that crabby character Maxine, who said something about it being strange that we celebrated Christmas by sitting in front of dead trees eating candy out of socks.
Although it’s considered a tropical plant and has its origins in Mexico and parts of Central America, Poinsettias plants mark the official start to the holiday season and it’s known as the Christmas flower.
In Montana’s harsh winters, it’s too cold for much of anything green — other than evergreens — to survive let alone thrive in the frigid winter weather under the big sky. Just because it’s blustery outside doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy all things green and colorfully blooming indoors during winter.
While the poinsettia is the plant most people associate with the holiday season, the Norfolk Island pine, Christmas cactus, and amaryllis also make a perfect gift or festive accent for your own home.
Why are poinsettias given as gifts at Christmas? This tradition has its roots set in a story that takes place in Mexico. There are several versions of this legend, but the message is the same.
Everything about Christmas is beautiful. From soft candlelight to festive trees, the home décor of the holidays is bright and inviting. At Gainan’s Flowers, we believe that your holiday table should be no different.
Kids come home from college. Aunts and uncles come by for dinner. Friends drop by unexpectedly. The holiday season means full houses and full hearts; the people that mean the most to us have the ability to make our holidays more special than any other time of the year.
It’s almost Christmas in Billings, and our florists have been busily creating beautiful floral arrangements and holiday bouquets to help you with your home decorating.
This year Gainan’s Flowers has developed a holiday gift guide of our latest fresh Christmas flowers, plants, and gifts. We offer same-day delivery to our local customers here in Billings, MT or nationwide.
There’s a good reason why they call the Holidays the “most wonderful time of the year.” Few other seasons have that special festive spirit. If you’ve set your wedding date for Christmas, New Year’s or somewhere in between, you’ll need gorgeous seasonal flowers for the ceremony, reception and more.
The assigned botanical name is Euphorbia pulcherrima. The United States’ first ambassador to Mexico, Joel Robert Poinsett, sent several plants back to his home in Greenville, South Carolina in 1825. The common name, poinsettia, comes from his last name.