A Bountiful Gift Basket for Every Occasion this Fall Season

Fall is here and with it comes a whole new sort of holidays, birthdays and, of course, preparation for Thanksgiving and Christmas (though most of you probably wait for the chaos of Black Friday to get all of the very best deals when shopping for Christmas gifts).

However, there are more than a couple holidays and events of all sorts that happen between now and Christmas, including Halloween and Thanksgiving. There are also the fall dinner parties and birthdays, so when one of these springs up on you, what do you do?

Gift Baskets Galore

We carry dozens of unique gift baskets that will fit the bill for any and all occasions, birthdays, parties, get well’s and even for those of you who just want to treat yourselves.

For instance, take our Cheese and Fruit basket. This delicacy is both gourmet and delicious and filled to the brim with scrumptious fruit and cheese. The Cheese and Fruit Basket is perfect for any dinner party, including the black tie ones in particular.

For the chocolate lovers, we have the amazingly gourmet and perky Chocolate and Coffee Basket.  This gourmet basket contains some of the highest quality chocolate available and, of course, the coffee is quite delicious, too.

Know one of those healthy living kind of people? Do they have a birthday coming up? If so, Allen’s Flower Market has the perfect basket. The Health Nut Basket is a gift basket filled to the brim with all kinds of great healthy snacks and it looks pretty, too.

Maybe they aren’t a health nut though and maybe they have a massive sweet tooth with an unquenchable thirst for yummy candies and great snack food. Well, it just so happens that our Junk Food Basket will put quite the smile on any junk food junkie as it is filled to the brim with all kinds of tasty treats.

At Allen’s Flower Market, we offer baskets of all shapes and sizes with all kinds of great treats inside. Perfect for all occasions and more, these gift baskets will be the talk of the party, shin dig, or office break room, so why not take a quick look at our whole selection?

You will quickly find that we didn’t just highlight the best because all of our baskets are just that good. Whether a junk food junkie or a health food nut, we offer something for everyone. Come see!

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Yom Kippur: The History of a Jewish Holy Day

The holy day Yom Kippur is a Jewish day of atonement for sins. On this day, they seek atonement of their sins towards both God and their fellow man. Traditionally celebrated on the 10th of September, in the modern western world and culture it is really only celebrated by the truly devout.

With that said though, it is not that some of the Jewish faith has stopped believing or doesn’t care, but we believe that it is quite the opposite. People’s lives are hectic. Allen’s Flower Market though would like to share with you the tradition of the holy day and perhaps a few ways to make celebrating it just a little easier.

Everyone Loves a History Lesson

Yom Kippur is traditionally a Jewish holy day; it is translated as ‘A Day of Atonement,’ but preparation for the ‘Atonement’ is important when celebrating this day. Typically, the preparation and some might argue the beginning of the holy day starts the day before. Both morning and afternoon prayer are taken early to prepare for a feast.

The feast is prepared to help one make it through the full day of fasting and care is taken to avoid salty foods and foods that do not easily digest. This care is, of course, taken when helping one make it through the rest of the evening (starting at sundown) and the next day without eating or drinking.

The day then consists of atonement with God through prayer, atonement with man through seeking forgiveness for those that you have wronged, and, of course, not eating or drinking. Atonement with God is simple enough, however with man it can be a bit complicated.

In the past, one could more easily atone to those they wronged; everyone knew everyone in those little villages. However living now, in a big city, it won’t exactly be easy to hunt down and apologize to the guy you cut off the other day.

Making a Difference

At Allen’s Flower Market, we believe that seeking atonement from your fellow man isn’t as complicated as it is made out to be. Everyone is busy, but chances are this month you will find yourself with at least a day of spare time.

Why not use that day to volunteer? If you really are that busy though, remember that just going out of your way to be a more decent and better person can make all the difference in the world. Celebrating Yom Kippur or know someone who is? Reward their sacrifice today with the fine gift of flowers.

Give the Gift that Keeps on Giving: Blooming Plants

Gift giving can be some pretty serious business. Sure, it’s the thought that counts, but it is always good to get them something they actually want. So, what happens when you don’t really know the person you are gifting?

Whether it’s for a secret Santa or you are looking for something nice for your new favorite professor, Allen’s Flower Market has something truly beautiful, unique, and sure to delight anyone.

Blooming Plants

You know about our flowers after all, flower markets sell flowers. Chances are you know about our gift baskets, green plants, and maybe our opinions on using someone’s favorite color to shop for them. However, do you know about our vast selection of some of the freshest and most beautiful blooming plants available locally?

As always, we have and do deal directly with the local growers who provide us with the first choice for the best flowers and plants not to mention a great price that we can then use to mark down the prices of our products. So, what are blooming plants, what makes ours so special and why are they the perfect gift?

Blooming plants are like flowering plants. Unlike our bouquets and arrangements for vases, the blooming plants are very much alive. With love and care, they are a gift that truly keeps on giving year after year, delighting the eyes of their owners as well as guests in their homes or office cubicles.

Not only that though, as a living plant they offer a plethora of health benefits the primary and most notable being that living plants not only smell good, but they also promote a healthy living by actually cleaning the air around them.

Like the earth breathes easy from the oxygen of the trees in the forests around the world, the owner of one of our fine blooming plants can also breathe easier wherever they let it grow.

A Select Selection

Since we deal only with the growers, we can confidently say that we really do get the best of the best. Our plants are of the highest quality and at a modest price, so why not check out our amazing selection today?

For instance, we have the Heavenly Hydrangea a surreal and out of this world blue that will amaze and bring cheer to whomever receives it. Remember that when you use Allen’s Flower Market, you are more than just a customer — you are family.

Celebrating Grandma and Grandpa with Help from Allen’s Flower Market

As a child, there is something just magical about hitting the road to grandma’s house, it is an adventure really. Anyone who spent their childhood visiting Grandma and Grandpa probably know the routine.

Your parents would drop you off and from that point on you would spoiled incessantly until your parents came to pick you up. While there, you get food and treats mom would never buy; you get to stay up late; you probably get a couple of new toys. Not to mention there is the fact that you are excited by visiting somewhere mysterious and new.

National Grandparents Day

Like moms and dads, our grandparents get their own special day, too. Maybe you knew about this and maybe you didn’t, but either way the holiday is just around the corner. Started in 1978 after three long years of phone calls and petitions to various people in the government, Marian McQuade got what she was after. President Jimmy Carter officially declared the Sunday after Labor Day to be National Grandparents Day.

It all started years before though. Marian rightly believed that the elderly had many things to teach us and that they should be respected. In her home of Oak Hill, West Virginia, she taught the local kids to respect the elderly and even organized ‘Adopt a Grandparent’ events of sorts.

She struggled in her town and state to create such a holiday, but in 1978 it came to be and now even has its own theme song — ‘A Song for Grandma and Grandpa’ was written by Johnny Prill. This song received widespread acclaim, making it the perfect song for the holiday.

While the holiday is a secular national holiday in the United States, the holiday or at least its theme is actually celebrated in various places all over the world. The dates vary and chances are they have a specific song representing it.

Come Celebrate with Us

This year, the holiday falls on September 9th and, at Allen’s Flower Market, we would like to say that we have just thing for Grandma and Grandpa. Offering beautiful, unique, and fresh arrangements all at a very modest price, you are bound to find something that is just perfect for making Grandma’s day a little more special.

If Grandpa likes flowers and plants, then you can find something perfect for him too. Maybe both would enjoy a gift basket of special treats or fresh fruit. We can even add cards and balloons should your grandparents enjoy an extra touch that shows just how much you love them.