Great Gifts For College Students

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Your student has left for college and a new adventure has begun. Whether they are still in the greater Boston and Cambridge area or have moved further away, gifts for college students are a great way to let them know that you are thinking about them. Central Square Florist is here to help you choose the perfect gift, regardless of the personality of your student.

csIt is a rare college student who wouldn’t appreciate a gift basket overflowing with their favorite foods – whether they prefer junk food or their tastes are a little more refined. For the former, this bucket can’t contain the candy, snacks, and chips stuffed inside – all night study sessions become a whole lot easier when all this delicious food is at their fingertips.

Browse our website for additional options, such as our Fruit and Gourmet Baskets that provide healthier choices as well as savory foods great for taking a break from studying.

Green plants also make great gifts for college students, as they brighten up a dorm room and promote clean air, better concentration and increased productivity. Of course, not every college student can be expected to take care of a high-maintenance plant, so we suggest one of our unique succulent plant gardens. These amazing plants require little care but are a long lasting reminder that you are thinking of them across the miles.

Even though your student is away from home, they are still in your heart. Start a new tradition by sending gifts that remind them throughout the year of how much you love and support them. From food to get them through long nights of studying, to plants to give the dorm room a touch from home, Central Square Florist has the gifts for college students that will make them smile. Let us know how we can help.

Beautiful Florals to Inspire Romance

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Love is in the air! August is National Romance Month, and our talented floral designers are ready to assist you in creating something unique and meaningful to give to your special someone. Flowers are known to convey deep sentiments that words cannot; so why is it that we only give romantic gifts on certain days of the year?  At Central Square Florist, we believe that romance is appropriate every day, and this month gives us the perfect opportunity to shower someone with love “just because”.  Across Cambridge and Boston, true romantics are planning to showcase their love in beautiful ways. How about you?

 

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We don’t always need a reason to say “I love you”, and that is the exact sentiment behind National Romance Month. Simply share with us your spouse’s favorite flowers, colors – or even a special memory; and we will imagine a one-of-a-kind bouquet that is custom-made to tell your very special love story. And speaking of your story, we love that some of our clients use their wedding flowers to inspire romance throughout the years. Recreating your wedding flowers tells them that you would marry them all over again, and is the sweetest sentimental surprise.

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What defines romance for you as a couple? Maybe it is an intimate picnic at the water’s edge, or perhaps a stroll around Faneuil Hall is more your idea of a blissful day. Regardless of what you love to do, we would love to conspire with you to have a picture-perfect setting ready and waiting for you, complete with the flowers that inspire romance. So go ahead, let your imagination go – and then call the floral experts at Central Square Florist, and let us help you to create an amazing experience for your loved one. This National Romance Month, tell them that you would choose them again and again.

Back to School Classroom Gifts

back to school classroom giftsThe school year is right around the corner – it’s hard to believe the summer is ending!  As you head out to buy backpacks, notebooks, and packs of pencils, don’t forget to pick up a special gift for the teachers who will be investing so much time into your child this upcoming year. Back to school classroom gifts are a simple yet meaningful way to set a great tone for the months ahead – not to mention give the new teacher a boost of confidence. The experts at Central Square Florist have a few beautiful ideas that will get things off to a wonderful start.

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Adding flowers to a classroom can instantly elevate everyone’s mood, as well as help to inspire and educate. Having a unique floral arrangement delivered on the first day of school will make saying goodbye to summer a little easier, and let the teacher know that you appreciate all of her hard work and preparation. This modern and compact arrangement of calla lilies is a perfect accompaniment to a teacher’s desk, and will also brighten the day of the staff in the front office!

We believe in giving students every opportunity to succeed. Green plants are known to remove toxins from the air and to promote better concentration and productivity. We have a wide variety of green and flowering plants available to send, but we really love the inherent meaning of this good luck bamboo. Classic and sophisticated, this arrangement is a symbol of strength, peace, and serenity, and just may bring the “zen” atmosphere that the teacher is hoping for! Bamboo is also an aesthetically interesting plant that is sure to capture the imaginations of the students.

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Each year, teachers make a real impact in the lives of children in the Boston and Cambridge communities. The floral experts at Central Square Florist join you in supporting their efforts, by designing back to school classroom gifts that will inspire and encourage. Call us today for more creative ideas.

Lisa & Philip’s MIT Chapel Wedding

Lisa & Philip married at the beautiful MIT Chapel on Memorial Day weekend. The MIT Chapel, one of our favorite spaces, is just half a mile away from Central Square Florist. The chapel, adorned with Harry Bertoia’s spectacular art dangling from from the skylight, is mostly plain in color. Flowers add a bit of color especially to the photos you will look at for years to come. All photos in this post courtesy of Michael Brook Photography. Thanks for sharing, Michael!

Lisa’s bouquet included a favorite flower among many spring brides: peonies! We used Sarah Bernhardt peonies. Sarah Bernhardt is a popular peony variety. The coloring is a pretty pastel pink and has wonderful double blooms. Plus, to top it all off, they even have fragrance! A seriously perfect peony for a bridal bouquet. See Lisa and her bouquet pictured below. Aside from peonies, the bouquet also included white hydrangeas and both vendella and peekaboo roses.

Lisa with her bridal bouquet in front of the MIT Chapel. Photo by Michael Brook Photography

Lisa with her bridal bouquet in front of the MIT Chapel.

It was a Jewish wedding so we built a chuppah in the chapel. The chuppah was covered in white sheer fabric and lined with hydrangeas across the top. The upper left and right corners had flower sprays consisting of peonies, hydrangeas, roses and calla lilies. Other chapel decor included hydrangea pews with hanging ribbons attached to the first few rows of seating.

“You may kiss your bride!”

The chuppah

The chuppah

Close-up of the flowers attached to the chuppah

Close-up of the flowers attached to the chuppah

The reception was held at the College Club of Boston on Commonwealth Avenue in Back Bay. The centerpieces consisted of the same flowers used throughout the wedding: peonies, hydrangeas & roses.

Centerpiece close-up

Centerpiece close-up

Below is an image of the pews repurposed as mantel flowers. The College Club of Boston has a mantel over the fireplace. The pews can be detached off the chairs and put into a vase.

Pews repurposed

Pews repurposed

The beautiful cake with fresh flowers

The beautiful cake with fresh flowers

We wish Lisa & Philip a marriage full of love, laughter and happiness. It was a pleasure working with you and your family on your very special day.

Funeral Flowers to Honor Your Loved One

funeral flowersDesigning the floral arrangements for your loved one’s funeral, celebration of life or memorial service is an honor. At Central Square Florist, we place a high importance on your requests for sympathy bouquets, standing sprays, and funeral casket flowers, as we understand the need to help you to reduce stress or worry at this time. When the arrangement details are placed into our hands, you can be certain that they will be carried out quickly, and the florals delivered to the funeral home on time.

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When the family of the deceased arranges the details of the funeral, they are traditionally responsible for choosing casket lids and sprays, urn florals and garlands. Standing sprays, wreaths and crosses are often a gift of friends, colleagues, and extended family. When ordering these items, you may wish to inquire about the families choice of flowers, so as to incorporate that style into the sympathy flowers you send. You may also choose to consider your loved one’s personal style, their hobbies, lifestyle, or favorite colors in order to capture their essence in your tribute to them. The expert designers at Central Square Florist are happy to create custom arrangements per your specifications, as well as to incorporate personal keepsake items for an even more personal display.funeral flowers

Although you may not always have the right words to say when someone is going through a loss, flowers beautifully exhibit your love, support, and emotions. Sending flowers to someone who is hurting is a meaningful gesture that will assure them of the love they need during this difficult time. If you did not have the opportunity to send flowers to the memorial service or funeral home, don’t worry. A sympathy bouquet sent to the family home will be greatly appreciated.

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The designers at Central Square Florist offer our deepest condolences.