Easter Sunday is a holiday with something for everyone - a combination of two distinctly opposite traditions that have managed to merge to create one celebration. With Easter eggs and bunnies originating in pagan fertility festivals, and the Christian tradition contributing the story of the Resurrection, it is a strange combination indeed. Still, many people do observe elements of both traditions - and no matter how you celebrate, Walter Knoll Florist has the florals and gifts you are looking for.
The Easter Lily: While flowers have a place in both traditions, it is the Christian faith that views the Easter lily as symbolic. Representing hope and new life, the white lily is often used in Easter Sunday church services and to give to people of faith. Read More about Easter Lilies, Floral Designs & Gifts »
What image comes to your mind when you hear of daisies? If you are like many of us, you probably visualize the classic golden disk center surrounded by white ray petals - but with over 23,000 species of daisy, there is a lot more to this flower than you may originally think!
The daisy is the April birth flower, so now is the perfect time to start planning your daisy bouquets for all your April birthday celebrants. At Walter Knoll Florist, we are eager to assist you to in selecting the most beautiful florals for every special occasion in your life. Read More about Daisies and April Birthday Designs »
Here at Walter Knoll Florist, we love dogs. In fact, as a pet-friendly shop, it is not uncommon for us to have four or five dogs come to visit us every day. Because of our love for our puppies, we admire efforts such as National Puppy Day that aim to make life better for animals.
Established 10 years ago by Colleen Paige - who is also the pet-lover behind National Dog Day and National Cat Day - this latest effort was meant to bring attention to the issue of puppy mills for-profit breeders and to encourage people to adopt puppies from shelters instead. There are over 70,000 puppies born annually in the United States, and approximately 1.4 million dogs are surrendered to shelters each year. National Puppy Day seeks to educate families on the great need to give homes to these lovable animals who are hoping for a forever home. Read More about National Puppy Day Urges Adoption from Shelters »
It is a well-known fact that "everyone is Irish" on St. Patrick's Day. Whether you claim the luck of the Irish or espouse the wearing of the green, it is easy to get caught up in all the celebration of the holiday. Here in St. Louis, we have the big St. Patrick's Day Parade (on March 11, 2017), a 5K run, dinner galas, and parties at Irish pubs all over town - there is certainly no lack of opportunity to revel in all things Irish! When choosing your favorite green outfit to wear, don't forget to dress up your home or office as well, with whimsical and beautiful St. Patrick's Day flowers from Walter Knoll Florist.
Did You Know? The most famous Irishman of all time was not actually Irish - he was British. St. Patrick was a missionary to Ireland for most of his adult life and was adored by the people there. He is credited for converting the largely Celtic Druid population to Christianity. Read More about Green Flowers and Decor for St. Patrick’s Day »
With only a few weeks of winter left, it is time to start dreaming of warmer temperatures and bright spring days. As floral designers, we are looking forward to the new vivid colors and interesting artistic possibilities of the spring seasonal flowers. Here at Walter Knoll Florist, we know that the best way to show you how beautiful these flowers are is to show you first hand, so here are a few of our favorite spring designs. Whether you are sending flowers for a special occasion, or simply to say hello - you simply cannot go wrong with these new seasonal arrangements. What can we make for you? Read More about Designing Spring and Seasonal Flowers »
The festival began in the 1st century, known in Rome as Fat Tuesday. The day was set aside for hedonistic feasting before the fasting and penitence of Ash Wednesday and the Christian Lenten season. The tradition spread across Europe… Read More about Mardi Gras Festivities in Saint Louis »
"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted" - Aesop
What originated in New Zealand as a concept for sharing simple hospitality has become an internationally-recognized opportunity to spread generosity to those around us every day. Random Acts of Kindness Day is observed in the U.S. on February 17th. At Walter Knoll Florist, we believe in the positive impact that goodwill and compassion make, and encourage everyone to participate in some way. Read More about Sharing Kindness in Saint Louis »
It seems that as soon as the season of celebrating is over, the season of cold and flu is right behind it! For those who may be coping with sniffles, coughs, and sneezing, it can be miserable. If your loved ones are under the weather - or even suffering from something more serious - get well flowers from Walter Knoll Florist can help to brighten their day and lift their spirits.
It's Science! Harvard University has proven that receiving flowers causes increased feelings of happiness and well-being across every demographic. In other words, no one can resist the beauty of flowers! Read More about Get Well Flowers to Add Color and Cheer »
For the sports fan, the month of October is chock full of excitement! Major league baseball is heading for the championship series, college and professional football are underway, and professional hockey and basketball open their season by the… Read More about Decorate Your Game Day Table »
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is one of Judaism’s holiest days. Observant Jews consider Rosh Hashanah and the days surrounding it a time for prayer, good deeds, reflecting on past mistakes and making amends with others. It… Read More about Celebrating Rosh Hashanah Customs »