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Ways to help say Thanks…

Autumn Expression

The holiday seasons are always a great time to reach out to those you want to thanks for being a part of your life. For some people, picking the right words can be hard. The easiest way is by simply saying “Thank you!” but for those who want to say more, consider using a relevant quote in your card when you send flowers for Thanksgiving or any time of the year. Here are a few quotes to get you started. Although some are geared towards the Thanksgiving holiday, some could be used for any occasion.

“Your friend is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving.” Kahlil Gibran

“Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow.” – Edward Sandford Martin

Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day. ~Robert Caspar Lintner

Forever on Thanksgiving Day, The heart will find the pathway home.~Wilbur D. Nesbit

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues. ~Cicero

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. ~ Thornton Wilder

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. — Albert Schweitzer

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.– Marcel Proust

No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude. — Alfred North Whitehead

Thanksgiving is about family and giving thanks….

Bright Harvest Arrangement

Thanksgiving is all about family and giving thanks. Thanks for all the blessings and love one has in their life no matter how big or little. It is a great time to show that thanks to those you love. Not everyone can gather with all their loved ones on Thanksgiving Day. Married couples often find splitting holidays between parents – one year to the wife’s side and next to the husband sides. With split families, this can even become more of a challenge. No matter who’s home it is you are sharing Thanksgiving with, you can let the others know just how much you care for them as well by sending them a Thanksgiving flower arrangement with a sentimental card attached. This is a great way of making a presence in their home on this holiday even though it may not be your physical being.

It is impossible to be everywhere at once. And for those who try to make the rounds, you know how you feel at the end of the day or even weekend – exhausted and generally 20 pounds heavier! No, flowers may not be the same as you being there in person, but is the next best thing. And just think, you will not be trying to work off the holiday throughout the next year just to start all over again. 

Decorating your Thanksgiving Table

Bright Autumn 2 Centerpiece

With the hustle and bustle of getting everything prepared for the big Thanksgiving feast, don’t forget about dressing that Thanksgiving table. Using your Thanksgiving floral table centerpiece as your base for colors, pull the mildest color out, a soft cream colored flower or pale yellow and use that as your guide for your table cloth. If the colors are really bold and deep in your table flower arrangement, generally there is always a milder accent color even if it is a softer orange. Keep your tablecloth a solid color, not a busy one that you may see at your local department stores sporting various cornucopia’s or pumpkins, squashes, turkeys etc. Those are always fun for a child table though!

Family style is always great for serving a Thanksgiving meal, but if you are anything like my family, there are just too many dishes and not enough table space. If you have adequate counter space, a food bar style with self-serve may work better. You can accent that as well with a couple vases of flowers set around – just keep them away from the piping hot foods or your flowers will not fare well. The small ornamental squashes make great little accents as well. Set them in groups of three with or without curled matching ribbons. However you decorate, as long as it is done with love, will add a beautiful touch to your holiday meal.

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.