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Honoring Our Loved Ones . . . Creatively

Losing someone close to us is never easy, but honoring our loved ones after they pass is a comforting way to keep them alive in spirit. Whether it’s soon after a death or years down the road, we can still celebrate the people most important to us. Some people may need ideas for an alternative […]

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Eco-Friendly Things to do With Your Remains After Passing

Most people have probably decided what they’re going to have done with their bodies once they pass. Ground burials and cremation are commonly part of religious, cultural, or traditional practices. With that said, the increase of global warming has caused people to explore more ways to reduce our carbon footprint. Casket burials use 100,000 tons […]

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Which flowers preserve best?

The team at keepsake floral has been perfecting the art of floral preservation for 25 years. If there is one thing we have learned, it’s that not all flowers preserve the same. Some, like the hearty rose, preserve very well. While others need a little extra TLC to look as beautiful as they did when […]

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Interesting Funeral Traditions Outside of America

Here in the U.S. we’re familiar with our common funeral traditions, but not all of us are aware of the other death rituals and honoring of loved ones that go on around the world. Listed are six intriguing afterlife traditions practiced outside of America. Hanging Coffins Certain ethnic groups in the Philippines and China have […]

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Sympathy Expressions According to Faith

While planning funerals for our loved ones we began contemplating what different flowers mean in a religious context. We have compiled a list of some beautiful blooms that are associated with major religious groups to help you plan ceremonies of remembrance.

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A Look Into Hybrid Flowers and Plants

Many modern plants we see around us are hybrids, without most of us even realizing it! The process of creating hybrids is growing more popular over the years, because it can increase the size of a plant and its blooms, it can alter its taste or its color, and it can also help with disease resistance.  A well-known example is the Stargazer Lily!

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May the Weddings Go On!

This peculiar time in history has had quite an impact on important aspects of everyone’s lives lately. As we all know, safety precautions remain important as the world slowly tries to adjust back to its “normal” schedule. In response to wedding dates getting cancelled, postponed and remaining unset, minimizing wedding ceremonies has gained some popularity. […]

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Uncertainty and Pandemic-Induced Stress .. Let’s Work Through It Together!

Wow .. this covid-19 has really turned our worlds upside down!  And it’s so hard to make sense of the present and future of our businesses and our personal lives right now, isn’t it? At Keepsake Floral, we’re trying to find the silver linings amongst the clouds, and we believe that truth, education and real […]

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KEEPSAKE QUIZ: Which Wedding Bouquet Are You?

Are you a Classic Rose Bouquet with a hint of Wildflower Garden? Or maybe you’re a full-blown Tropical Paradise Bouquet? To find out, you’re going to need a pen and paper (or the notes app on your phone) to write out numbers 1 through 9. For each of the nine quiz questions, put the corresponding […]

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The Secret Language of Flowers

Language is constantly evolving. This means that the way we communicate with those we love is constantly changing too. Our grandparents had love letters to keep in touch with their significant others .. Carefully penned in cursive and stamped with a lipstick kiss. Today our vernacular with messaging is so fast-paced because of texting that […]

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The Significance of 20

There is endless excitement as we ease out of the holidays and into the beginning of a decade. The New Year marks great opportunity to work towards goals that may have been pushed aside, to set new ones that parallel your future intentions, and to dedicate this year to the things that fill your heart.

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Bouquet Trends Through the Decades

As the end of another decade is upon us we can’t help but feel nostalgic about some of our favorite bouquet trends in the previous decades. Bouquets for weddings were originally used in the renaissance to mask the smell and add color to the celebration. During the Victorian age, select flowers had meanings that were […]

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The Art of Cherishing Memories

We all love a glimpse of nostalgia, don’t we? Flashing back to a special moment in our lives, reliving the memories that we share with the people we love. Some moments we swear we’ll never forget, but life continues to move forward, causing those special moments to pass further and further away from our everyday […]

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Charlie Davis, Framing Superhero

This month, in celebration of Veterans Day on November 11, we’re spotlighting our “framing superhero” and beloved veteran, Charlie Davis. Besides hand-building all of our custom Keepsake shadow boxes and frames, Charlie lives an eventful life outside of the workshop, always with a smile on his face and a quick-witted comment in his back pocket! […]

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Suzzanne Douglas, Professional Petal Preserver

Suzzanne Douglas wears multiple hats at Keepsake Floral. She is our primary Preservationist and Shipping Clerk. Suzzanne loves flowers and worked for a florist in Illinois for several years before moving to Central Florida.

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Marigolds for Dias de Los Muertos

October is here!  The smell of pumpkin spice lattes fills the air yet again, Halloween is just around the corner and fall is in full swing.

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The Importance of Keepsake Floral’s Culture

At Keepsake Floral, we believe that a healthy workplace for our team members has a significant impact on the relationships that we hold with industry members and referral sources, valuable components in the Keepsake Floral recipe.

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Wow! The Beauty at the FSFA Convention!

Keepsake attended this summer’s Florida State Florist Association annual convention in Howie-in-the-Hills, Florida. And not only did we meet a whole bunch of new folks, but we saw fresh floral designs and learned so many new things!

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Silver Celebrations

Before Keepsake Floral became the company that we know and love today, it started as a one-woman operation in the back of the Hollifield family home. Keepsake Floral has grown over the following years, gaining coworkers and clients, including our exclusive partnership with Walt Disney World Fairy Tale Weddings. Now we help hundreds of clients […]

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A Keepsake Silver Moment… Floral Arrangement Inspires a Beautiful Painting

This silver moment brings together two artists from Keepsake Floral’s not so recent memory, still organically working together over the miles and the years. Thank YOU, Robin, Vonnie and Joni, for your contributions to the Keepsake Floral of yesterday, and thank you for blending your art and sweet memories. Now THAT”s a Keepsake Silver Moment!

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