The Colorful Wonder of the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Albuquerque Balloon FiestaIt seems that every town in America has a special event or tradition they love to celebrate. But most pale in comparison to the sheer magic, color, and imagination of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Now in its 45th year, this world-renowned event has grown from humble beginnings, and enjoys a reputation as one of the premiere ballooning events in the world. Peoples Flowers has been in town for almost 75 years, and we like to think that we are as much of an Albuquerque tradition as the festival.

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Celebrating Albuquerque’s Best Bosses

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In 1958, Patricia Bays Haroski had an idea which she felt would bring employers and employees closer together. As an employee at State Farm Insurance in Chicago, Haroski felt that her boss, and other bosses like him, deserved recognition for all of their hard work and dedication. Four years after filing her idea with the U.S. Department of Commerce. Illinois governor Otto Kerner made the day official.

Fun Fact: Haroski’s boss was her father, and National Boss’s Day is observed on his birthday.  (October 16)

Peoples Flowers is Albuquerque’s premiere choice for flowers, plants and gifts for every occasion. If you have a great boss who you appreciate, come take a look at our selection. Continue reading

Bright & Bold Fall Floral Designs

While our Albuquerque fall foliage may not be as prolific as other areas in the country, we still love the change of seasons. Cooler weather, fall festivals, and the anticipation of spending favorite holidays with family and friends are all on our minds. There is no need to wait until Thanksgiving to decorate your home with beautiful fall decor; in fact, it is easy to create a warm ambiance with a few fall floral designs drenched in seasonal colors.

Peoples Flowers has all of the ruby red, burnt orange, and golden yellow flowers you’ll need to brighten your home for the new season.  Continue reading

Plants & Flowers to Welcome New Neighbors

new neighborsBefore electricity and central heating were common comforts, couples moving into a home would host a gathering of friends and neighbors with one goal in mind – collecting gifts of firewood. The firewood was necessary to keep their homes warm during their first winter, making these parties literal “housewarmings”.  As progress happened and amenities were modernized, these get-togethers eventually evolved into opportunities for family and friends to congratulate their loved ones on the purchase of a new residence – or for people to make a new family in their midst feel at home.

Peoples Flowers has floral designs, flowering baskets and green plants that are guaranteed to warm the hearts of anyone who receives them.  Continue reading

Wearing Formal Flowers for the Homecoming Dance

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Though many things have changed over the years, we still love our traditions. At high schools and universities across Albuquerque, one of our longest standing traditions is being planned – homecoming weekend is coming soon!  Whether your school celebrates with bonfires, parades, or football games, there is one custom that is beloved across the board – the homecoming dance!

Formal flowers – which include corsages, boutonnieres, and nosegays – hold a special place in these traditions. Whether to adorn the homecoming court, or to impress your date for the big dance, Peoples Flowers has the floral designs you’ll need to complete your look.  Continue reading

Delivering Grandparents Day Floral Arrangements

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“Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild.” Welsh Proverb

Any grandparent will tell you that their life changed the day that their first grandchild was born. In fact, 75% of grandparents report that being Nana or Pop-Pop has been the single most fulfilling experience of their life. For their part, children adore their grandparents, and kids who grow up with the older generation involved in their lives turn out to be more confident and self-reliant adults.

With so much good coming from the relationship, it is no wonder that Congress established National Grandparents Day in 1978. The purpose of the day is not commercial; instead, the vision was that multi-generational families would gather, share stories and traditions, and learn from each other. In this way, individual family legacies would be preserved and celebrated. Of course, it is also a wonderful opportunity to show love and gratitude to two of the most special people in the world – and Peoples Flowers has the Grandparents Day floral arrangements that will make the day unforgettable.  Continue reading

Asters & Sapphires for September Birthdays

September birthdaysWhen it comes to honoring our loved ones, we always want to find unique and beautiful gift options.This month, gifts for September birthdays can be inspired by the birthstone (sapphire) and birth flower (aster). The floral designers at Peoples Flowers are constantly creating new arrangements and bouquets which are sure to make every birthday more special.  Continue reading

Beautiful Flowers for Just Because Day

Just Because Day

We often move through life only doing what is expected of us, constrained by responsibilities and schedules.

Just Because Day, celebrated on August 27, is an opportunity to allow yourself to be spontaneous, to try things you haven’t done before, or unexpectedly make someone else’s day.This carefree holiday invites you to spend the day however you wish, with an eye towards celebrating family, relationship, and leisure time. At Peoples Flowers, we are experts at providing the beautiful floral designs that make every day more special.  Continue reading

Flowers & Arrangements for Romance Month

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August is National Romance Month. We’d like to take a moment to reflect on the many ways romance is expressed, and share a few of the fun trivia facts surrounding the celebration of love here in this country. The floral experts at Peoples Flowers are here to help you to convey your feelings of devotion to your sweetheart. You can start by shopping our online romantic flowers collection, or give us a call for ideas sure to melt their heart.

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Custom Sympathy Flowers to Celebrate Their Life

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When going through the loss of a loved one, sending custom sympathy flowers to the family is a beautiful gesture which will celebrate their life, show how much you care and lend comfort at the same time. The floral team at Peoples Flowers are always ready to discuss and design an arrangement that will honor the decedent in a meaningful way, including favorite flowers or colors designed a poignant display. Continue reading