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The Cornucopia

Autumnal Abundance Cornucopia

One of the more common symbols of Thanksgiving is the Cornucopia. The Cornucopia is also a strong symbol of a harvest festival. Mostly found now as wicker weaved horn shaped baskets, they are commonly used in Thanksgiving flower and fruit centerpieces for the holiday table.

The Cornucopia is also known as the “horn of plenty”. It originated from a curved goat’s horn filled with fruits and grains gifted to others. Story has it that in Greek legend, Amalthea – a goat, started it all by breaking off one of its horns and offering it up to the Greek God Zeus as a sign of reverence and Zeus showed his appreciation by creating the star constellation we know as the Capricorn.

Come the Thanksgiving season, you will find many tables adorned in various decorated flower Cornucopias. Is it tradition for your table or mantle to be dressed with a Cornucopia during the Thanksgiving Holiday? Brant Florist has a wide array of various Cornucopia flower decorations for your holiday tables or mantle. Here are just a few of them:

Giving Thanks Cornucopia
Bountiful Color™ Cornucopia
Harvest Home Cornucopia

Thanksgiving for those Abroad


Thanksgiving is just days away for those who reside in America as well as though who live abroad but still celebrate the traditional American Thanksgiving holiday. If you have loved ones who currently live abroad and can’t be home for Thanksgiving, Brant Florist can help you send your love across the world.

It is hard being away from home and living in a different country, especially when it comes to the holidays. A great way to close the miles between you and your abroad loved one is to send them a feel of Thanksgiving with a wonderful Thanksgiving fruit basket or a wonderful Thanksgiving flower arrangement.

Thanksgiving is about love, family gathering, and celebrating what all we are thankful for, traditionally the harvest of the season, which was shared with all. When you have a loved one not able to partake in such a loving holiday, you can bet they are missing home and family. Show that loved one, regardless of the miles that separate that they are not forgotten, that you are thankful for them being in your life, even if afar, and show them they are loved. A warm Thanksgiving fruit basket or Thanksgiving flower arrangement can give them that sense of belonging and lessening their longing to be with loved ones they miss.

Ordering Flowers Online For Delivery

When we think of ordering flowers online, it is usually for Mother’s Day, or as another gift for someone who lives across the country from us.  It’s unusual to consider ordering flowers for our wedding online.  Why is that?  Maybe it is because we don’t quite grasp the concept of ordering flowers for delivery as a gift and ordering flowers for delivery to the church for our big day as being the same.  Do we know that it will be someone from a florist in our area filling the order and delivering the flowers?  Are we afraid of some sort of miscommunication will take place and we will receive the wrong flower arrangement?  That can happen anywhere.

Ordering flowers online is not much different than ordering flowers directly from the local florist.  Florists made arrangements with each other years ago.  If you ordered a bouquet of flowers to be delivered to your grandmother on her birthday from your local florist, that local florist would call the florist in the area closest to your grandmother’s house to make the floral arrangement and the delivery.  The same thing happens when you order flowers online.  The online florist will make the floral arrangements through the florist in your area who will also deliver them to the location you have specified.

You don’t have to worry about them going through the postal system or UPS.  FedEx doesn’t even deliver the floral arrangements for you.  You will have the flowers you ordered brought fresh and to the door by the local florist who has been contacted by the online florist.  When florist first started working with each other around the country and possibly even around the world, they started with the FTD florists.  Times have changed, but the way florist work together to make fresh flower deliveries has not.  They have had this practice in place for over 100 years and they do it well.

So now you don’t have to worry about where the florist is located when ordering flowers to be delivered.  The florist can be in Burlington, Ontario, but you will still receive a fresh bouquet of the flowers you ordered at your door.