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Father's Day

Does your dad enjoy the beauty of nature? Send him a luscious plant that he can brag about for days or have one of our florist design a beautiful bouquet for you. Summer flowers are in full bloom and make an excellent addition to his man cave. Let us make something for dad that matches his personality! If dad is in Astoria or miles away, we can help!
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Grandparents Day

Show Grandma and Grandpa you care by sending the traditional gift of flowers this Grandparent's Day. From across the street to across the country, let us help you make their day as memorable and sweet as they are. Say "You are in our hearts & thoughts" with traditional flower favorites: lilies, roses, snapdragons & irises. Let us create something your grandparents will love and appreciate.
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Thanksgiving (CAN)

For many people, Thanksgiving is their favorite holiday. And why not? It's a time of year where family comes together, great food is cooked, and football is on TV for the Thanksgiving Day Classic, and the weather is usually nice and chilly without being too cold. It's a special holiday, and SPECIAL OCCASIONS FLOWERS & GIFTS believes that a special holiday like Thanksgiving needs to be celebrated in a special manner; namely with flowers. Flowers add a touch of class and aesthetic appeal to any occasion or event, and Thanksgiving is no different. SPECIAL OCCASIONS FLOWERS & GIFTS has a wide selection of Thanksgiving flower arrangements, featuring flowers in many colors such as orange, red, and yellow. Many arrangements also come in a basket instead of a vase and will fit excellently with any harvest season design plan you may have. Whether you're looking for fall flowers to give as a gift on the day of giving thanks, a basket arrangement to add some fall flair to your Thanksgiving party, or a beautiful centerpiece for the family dinner table during Thanksgiving dinner, SPECIAL OCCASIONS FLOWERS & GIFTS in Astoria, IL can take care of all your floral needs to make sure this Thanksgiving is a success. Although based in Astoria, IL, SPECIAL OCCASIONS FLOWERS & GIFTS also delivers anywhere in the U.S. and Canada, so you can have full confidence that your order will be taken care of. Even if you're going cross country or even across the U.S.-Canadian border to have Thanksgiving with family far away, SPECIAL OCCASIONS FLOWERS & GIFTS will make sure your delivery gets where it needs to be.
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National Boss Day

We all have somebody in our life that is a boss in one way or another. Whether it's your boss at work, you have a friend that is the boss at their respective work, or maybe even your significant other is the boss of the household, SPECIAL OCCASIONS FLOWERS & GIFTS believes that all of these people are significant and deserve to be celebrated for what they do every day. National Boss Day is their day; it's the day that is set aside every year specifically to appreciate and congratulate them for the work they've done every other day on the calendar. This National Boss Day, give the gift of flowers for those people in charge that you appreciate and give them the encouragement to keep doing what they're doing. With daily local delivery in the Astoria, IL area and delivery across the U.S. and Canada, SPECIAL OCCASIONS FLOWERS & GIFTS can get the right arrangement to the right person so that no boss goes uncelebrated.
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Sweetest Day

Sweetest Day is like a mix between Valentines Day and Thanksgiving. It’s a day to give thanks for those extra-sweet people in your life. The holiday originated with a candy store owner who wanted to bring cheer and some happiness to the lives of those who were often forgotten. A great way to celebrate Sweetest Day is by ordering a gift basket of sweet treats from SPECIAL OCCASIONS FLOWERS & GIFTS for your someone sweet.
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Halloween

I know what you're thinking, "Flowers for Halloween?" You might be surprised at what creative florists have up their sleeve. Let our experts help you plan your Halloween decorations and haunted houses. From your front door wreath, to your ghoulishly gorgeous centerpiece, SPECIAL OCCASIONS FLOWERS & GIFTS will help you turn your Halloween get-together into a Halloween party no one will ever forget.
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Thanksgiving (USA)

Where is SPECIAL OCCASIONS FLOWERS & GIFTS located?

SPECIAL OCCASIONS FLOWERS & GIFTS is located in Astoria, IL.

I have a few questions, how can I contact SPECIAL OCCASIONS FLOWERS & GIFTS?
If you have questions regarding the details of your order, delivery, or other needs, please feel free to contact SPECIAL OCCASIONS FLOWERS & GIFTS at (877) 210-2321. One of our shop employees would be glad to assist you.

Schedule delivery now so you don't have to worry later.
Stay ahead of the game and order your flowers ahead of time. The sooner you place your order, the better chances you have to secure your specific flowers and delivery date. Ordering online is easy. Explore your options on our Thanksgiving florals page, select the flowers you want, provide additional information, set your delivery date, and pay. You will be able to provide any card messages if you are gifting flowers this season and also offer additional delivery instructions.

The later you place your order, the more risk the possibility of supplies running low and flowers being substituted. This can be avoided by ordering in advance to receive the flowers you desire. During order-heavy periods, such as Thanksgiving, specific flower supplies can run low or go out of stock. As the shop waits for the ability to restock, the timing of fresh flowers being shipped into the store can be unpredictable.

Save yourself the concern and give yourself the gift of assurance this Thanksgiving season by ordering your flowers sooner rather than later.

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Christmas

Christmas decorations have come a long way, even since we were younger. It's perfectly normal to see a Christmas tree decorated in glitz and glam. No matter what your style, SPECIAL OCCASIONS FLOWERS & GIFTS has the right Christmas accessories for you! Whether you need a centerpiece for your holiday party, a wreath for your front door, or even help decorating your Christmas tree, we do it all. Don't hesitate to give SPECIAL OCCASIONS FLOWERS & GIFTS a call for all your Christmas needs.
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Valentine's Day

How do I take care of my flowers once they are delivered?

Now that you have your stunning flowers, you would like to preserve their beautiful state for as long as possible. Below we have provided some fresh flower care tips to help guide you.

First things first
If your flowers came in plastic, you will need to remove the plastic wrapping as soon as possible. This allows for your flowers to breathe. Then provide fresh water for your flowers as soon as possible.

Where you place your flowers can make a difference
Avoid placing your flower arrangements near areas of extreme temperatures. This could include windowsills, direct sunlight all day, or an overly hot room. These factors can cause your flowers to dry out quickly or wilt. Most flowers last longer under cooler and controlled conditions. Avoid placing your flowers next to fruit or cigarette smoke. Ethylene gas can reduce the life of your flowers and be detrimental to their lifespan.

Maintaining a beautiful presentation
Keep your flowers looking fresh and displayed beautifully by tending to your flowers periodically.

  • Keep vase arrangements filled with fresh water. This allows the plants to drink up the water they need for proper hydration.
  • For basket arrangements, we suggest providing your flowers with daily fresh water.
  • Remember to switch out any cloudy water. You will want to fully clean the inside of your vase with soap and water, thoroughly rinse, and then refill the vase with new water. This will help remove any bacteria that could possibly harm your flowers and cause them to deteriorate more quickly.
  • As you notice leaves or stems wilting, remove the strongly wilted contents. This will help your flowers maintain a fresh and appealing appearance.
  • To help your flowers to maintain proper hydration, use a sharp knife to cut your stems. Cut the stems at an angle one to two inches from the bottom. This will help the flowers to absorb water. It is discouraged to use scissors to cut the flower stems. Scissors can crush the stems, preventing proper water absorption.
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Easter

The Easter Bunny is on his way and this year ask him to bring you a spring flower arrangement! Easter flowers are blooming and radiate the colors of spring. Yellow daffodils, bold tulips, white daisies, and blue hyacinths make an eggcellent spring-time table centerpiece. Call or order online today for a gorgeous spring display. Or you can hop on in and order in-store. Wish someone a Hoppy Easter by sending a big bouquet of spring blooms. Whether they are around the corner or across the country, SPECIAL OCCASIONS FLOWERS & GIFTS can help!
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Admin Professionals Day

It’s National Administrative Professionals’ Day! Say “thank you” with a beautiful flower arrangement. What better way to show appreciation for the person who does so much for you than with a floral arrangement that reminds you of them? Give them the gift of beautiful gerberas, daisies, hydrangeas, lilies, and more spring blossoms. Brighten their office or cubicle with an arrangement they can enjoy the whole week and take home to enjoy through the weekend.
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Mother's Day

Mother's Day FAQ

Where is SPECIAL OCCASIONS FLOWERS & GIFTS located?

SPECIAL OCCASIONS FLOWERS & GIFTS is located in Astoria, IL.

Popular Mother's Day Flowers

Pink carnations

Roses

Lilies

Tulips

Daisies

Can I request a flower substitution in my Mother's Day arrangement?

Yes, SPECIAL OCCASIONS FLOWERS & GIFTS can provide flower substitutions, depending upon availability. During high-order volume holidays, such as Mother's Day, we recommend placing your order as early as possible. Typically, the closer florists get to Mother's Day, the more orders we have and flower supplies quickly run out.

If you would like to stay ahead of the game, order your desired flowers in advance to protect against any order complications. Please feel free to connect with us (877) 210-2321 regarding what order specifications you would like for your flowers. One of our associates would be happy to assist you.

Do I order my Mother's Day flowers online or in person?

Feel free to come by our shop or place your order at your convenience online.

Online, you can explore your options, select your favorite flowers, order, submit payment, and set a delivery date for your flowers. After you have chosen your flowers in the ordering process, you can provide any card messages or specific delivery instructions.

If you would like to place your order in person at SPECIAL OCCASIONS FLOWERS & GIFTS, drop in and allow one of our associates to tend to your needs. We would be delighted to speak with you. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask while you're with us.

If you are unable to travel to the shop and have questions regarding the details of your order or other needs, please feel free to contact us at (877) 210-2321.

When should I schedule my flower delivery?

Place your orders early to beat the crowds! Select the flowers you love and set the delivery date in advance to ensure you can get your mother's favorite flowers. During Mother's Day, we receive a high volume of flower orders.

When you place an order too close to Mother's Day, you risk having to select a different product or make flower substitutions. This is due to flower supplies running low with many orders to fill. Waiting for supply trucks after our supplies have dwindled can also be unpredictable.

Secure your flowers and order delivery date by skipping the stress and ordering in advance

Will my flowers be delivered even if no one is home?

If you are sending flowers to your mother or to yourself and nobody's there we recommend that you provide additional delivery instructions during the online ordering process. If you have already placed your order, please feel free to give us a call (877) 210-2321 if you need to provide additional delivery instructions.

How can I contact SPECIAL OCCASIONS FLOWERS & GIFTS?

If you have questions regarding the details of your order, delivery, or other needs, please feel free to contact SPECIAL OCCASIONS FLOWERS & GIFTS at (877) 210-2321. We would be happy to assist you.