Long ago, in 1926, President Calvin Coolidge was asked to officially declare that on November 11, Americans would celebrate "Armistice Day." A way to commemorate the end of WWI - which had ended on the same day in 1918 - the U.S. would join Canada, Australia and Great Britain in celebrating armistice. Eventually, Armistice Day evolved into Veterans Day, with its own flag, own rituals and slightly different angle; instead of commemorating the end of WWI, we now honor all retired and active military who have served. We have parades, festivals, marches and 5K runs, and thanks to Bice's Florist, we have rustic arrangements to send our vets, too. Read More about Rustic Arrangements for Veterans Day
Fort Worth is gorgeous in the Fall, and made even more so by the season's most stunning plant: the mum. These traditionally golden flowers have been bred to come in all colors of the rainbow, making it easy to Autumn up your entryway or doorstep. But at Bice's Florist we're also filling some of our most romantic arrangements with November's flower, making mum designs for Fall that go beyond a lush container display. Read More about Mum Designs for Fall
We all know Halloween's an occasion to indulge in candy, play some tricks and dress up however we want. Creative license abounds as we spread cobwebs throughout the house, carve freakish faces into pumpkins and shock our loved ones with creepy scenes, like gravestones in the front yard or a skeletal hand brandishing a bowl of popcorn. Given all the hijinx, there's no reason your flowers can't have a little fun too. Let Bice's Florist help you transform your tabletops and counters with some whimsical Halloween decor and design guaranteed to impress even the most cold-hearted witch. Read More about Whimsical Halloween Decor & Design
Are you familiar with Sweetest Day? If not, you should be. This wonderful little holiday observance is popular throughout the Midwest and Northeast, and has been around for approximately 100 years. Originally established by candy companies who donated boxes of sweets to those in need, the day has evolved to represent any sweet gestures made to help someone who may need encouragement. So whether you want to cheer up your favorite aunt who is recuperating from an illness, or to encourage the single mom working hard every day - October 21 is the perfect day to send your best wishes. And Bice's Florist has the sweetest floral designs and gifts to help you!
A Little History: The original efforts by candy company executives were met by cynicism, as skeptics suspected the businessmen of attempting to start yet another commercial holiday that benefited their pocketbooks. However, it never did catch on as a "candy" holiday, more as a day for acts of kindness. Read More about Gifts of Kindness on Sweetest Day
Autumn is just brimming over with inspiration for floral designs - from rich colors, to unique textures, to fragrant aromas, we've been looking forward to the arrival of fall for a while now! As the anticipation of family gatherings and delicious desserts entice us to visit those we love, the season's best bouquets and arrangements are the perfect accompaniment. Whether to greet guests at the front door, serve as a hostess gift, or to grace the table of the holiday feast - autumn's flowers exhibit a bit of fall whimsy and magic. And Bice's Florist has all of the warm and inviting seasonal ideas you are looking for. Read More about Flowers Designed with Fall Whimsy
In 1958, a woman named Patricia Bays Haroski had an idea. As an employee at Chicago-based State Farm Insurance, she thought that a day set aside to enhance and encourage positive employee/employer relationships could create a more positive workplace overall. Four years after proposing her idea to the Illinois government, governor Otto Kerner made the observance official. Although the day was never made a federal holiday, it is recognized across the country, as well as in South Africa, India and Australia.
If you work in Fort Worth and have a great employer, National Boss's Day is the perfect time to show them appreciation. Gather a few of your coworkers, and check out the online collections at Bice's Florist - we are happy to deliver direct to your office on October 16. Read More about Boss’s Day Flowers & Gifts
The fall season is nearly upon us, and the hardwoods of East Texas are getting ready to put on a show. Within two to three hours of Fort Worth are many excellent opportunities to view extraordinary fall foliage, and those colors are the inspiration for much of the home decor we love. If you are looking for the most beautiful fall florals to infuse your home with warmth and ambiance, give Bice's Florist a call. Read More about Floral Designs for the Fall Season
If you have ever moved into a new home, especially in a new area, you know that the whole process can be a bit stressful. Between wrangling hundreds of boxes, several children, and figuring out when the internet company will be showing up, there is a lot going on. It can be a relief when the knock at the door reveals a friendly face offering a home cooked meal, a helping hand, or simply a smile to say "welcome to the neighborhood".
If one of your family members or friends have moved, you may wish to help them settle in and feel like they are home. History tells us that the original housewarming parties, hundreds of years ago, were arranged to provide firewood to new homeowners so they could survive the winter - quite literally "house-warming". But times have changed, and Bice's Flowers has the floral arrangements and plants that will instead warm their hearts and help to make their house a home. Read More about Flowers & Plants for Housewarming Parties
They say everything is bigger in Texas, and around here, few thing are bigger than football. Fort Worth area high schools and colleges alike are currently preparing for their homecoming weekend celebrations, which showcase the football game as… Read More about Texas-Sized Homecoming Mums for the Dance
Whether you call them Nana, Gramps, Papa, or Mimi - there is no denying that grandparents capture a special place in our heart. September 10 is Grandparents Day, which gives you the ideal opportunity to express your gratitude and affection.
Marian McQuade is the mother and grandmother behind Grandparents Day, a time set aside to not only recognize the older generation for all they do and contribute, but to encourage the sharing of stories, wisdom, and family history. Ms. McQuade envisioned families gathering, holding reunions, and even volunteering or participating in community events together. The goal of the day? To foster strong family ties and create an ongoing legacy. At Bice's Florist, we think that is a fantastic vision to celebrate. Read More about Flowers & Gifts for Grandparents Day