Rockcastle Florist offers the best selection of Christmas themed floral arrangements, table centerpieces and holiday themed gifts in Rochester

Rockcastle Flowers Christmas floral products and related décor offer so much wonderment and holiday splendor to the season! Rockcastle Florist sells top quality, farm fresh and same day delivery Christmas Centerpieces, Wreaths and gifts. Interestingly, Christmas Centerpieces, Wreaths and decorations are not only festive but they also have a deep symbolism surrounding the Christmas season. One example is that the Christmas Wreath represents eternity. Understandable connection because due to its circular shape this symbolizes it has no beginning and no end.  In addition, Christmas Wreaths are traditionally designed using evergreen leaves. The evergreen tree does not shed its leaves in the winter thus symbolizing eternal life. The many colors of Christmas decorations have interesting meanings and are believed to date back to the 15th century. At that time in history in London, it was a custom that homes and parish churches display ivy, holly and other various natural decorations.  People felt that the heart-shaped leaves of ivy symbolized Jesus coming to earth and that holly provided protection against witches. Plus, its thorns and red berries represented the Crown of Thorns worn by Jesus at his crucifixion. The intentional selection of red, green and gold decorations is by design also. Gold is one of the first colors associated with Christmas. It symbolizes royalty as it was one of the three gifts of the Wise Men. Red symbolizes the blood of Jesus shed during crucifixion. In 1839, a Lutheran priest came up with the idea to use a wagon wheel to symbolize the approach of Christmas. Using the wheel as the foundation, the priest would use red and white candles to reflect the Advent season. In the Roman Catholic Church, the season of Advent is four Sundays in December each one taking on a different theme: On the First Sunday, the church [...]

Shop with Rockcastle Florist and receive world class Professional Wedding Consultation and Elegant Flowers for December Weddings

Rockcastle Flowers Brides and Grooms all around the country have preferred to have a December wedding instead of a summer wedding for quite some time. Many have concluded that there are a variety of positive benefits that make December weddings very convenient and financially wise. The professional and very skilled wedding consultants at Rockcastle Florist are some of the best in the industry. We have an excellent track record with helping our clients plan and execute their dream wedding. While winter weddings are not as popular as other seasons like summer (June and August very popular) for example, people do opt for a winter wedding for the various benefits. It is easier to book vendors in the Winter. You will have more control over the weather as Winter weddings are typically indoor. Whereas outdoor summer weddings can be rained on. Winter weddings are usually less expensive thus saving you thousands. Winter weddings can be more convenient for guests as it may relieve the stress of choosing between numerous summer wedding invitations. Winter weddings are many times more memorable due to the holidays. In addition, December is one of the great winter months to plan a wedding as you have the Christmas Holiday to help create an atmosphere of winter splendor and holiday spirit. The decorations around the alter can be Christmas Trees and Poinsettias plus the food and décor can be holiday festive. There is so much added excitement and winter splendor with a December wedding! However, there are some considerations to keep in mind with a December wedding. In many regions of the country, it can be very cold outside. You will need to think about how long outdoor pictures may take so that the wedding party and photographers and others are able to contend with the cold temperature.  [...]

This Black Friday and holiday season be sure to shop with Rockcastle Florist for the best quality and competitive pricing for flowers

Rockcastle Florist There is excitement and much hard work as Retailers work diligently to be ready for this coming high volume shopping day, Black Friday.  Everyone has experienced the past two years as being very challenging to say the least. However, on a positive note, predictions are that 2021 should be improved in terms of in store sales. Even though studies have shown vaccines have lowered risks, safety precautions remain smartly warranted as we venture out to stores. Rockcastle Florist offers amazing and competitively priced floral products that would be sensational as a thoughtful holiday gift. We also offer the convenience and safety of shopping online for those who want to stay home as opposed to going out to crowded stores. Black Friday has an unusual and interesting history of origination. From initially being called Black Friday because people called in sick the day after Thanksgiving, to the police in some major cities referring to the day as Black Friday because of the crowds and traffic to today being commonly referred to as the best holiday shopping day. In addition to being the best shopping day of the season, Black Friday is also known as the beginning of USA Christmas shopping season. Last year, when Covid was peaking, many people opted for online purchasing so they could safely shop from home. That has been a growing trend for several years and now has become even more popular. However, for those that want to get out and visit stores in person, the opportunities will be there. Following Black Friday, there are a couple of additional special shopping opportunities: Small Business Saturday occurs between November 24th and November 30th. This day falls in as one of the busiest shopping periods of the year. First observed in the United States on November 27, 2010, [...]

You will be proud of the festive holiday spirit in your home when you purchase Thanksgiving Flowers and Gifts from Rockcastle Florist

Rockcastle Florist One of the all-time favorite family holidays, Thanksgiving, will be here in two weeks.  On behalf of the Rockcastle Florist family, we would be honored to have you shop with us and let us help you create a festive holiday atmosphere in your home with our elegant flowers and gifts. Our world class floral designers have produced some of the most elegant holiday spirited floral products you will find. The concept of Thanksgiving originated in 1621. As we have learned from our history studies, it was a bitterly cold winter after the Pilgrims first landed in America. They were able to survive by the generosity of the Native Americans that shared food with them. To repay their new friends, the Pilgrims held a three-day feast. The bounty they shared included dried fruits, boiled pumpkin, turkey, venison and other foods. A slightly different menu from what we are accustomed to but no doubt a delightful feast at that time. Over the many years the theme of a celebration of harvest has continued to be a cherished event. We think of Thanksgiving as a time to give thanks for our foundation of this great Nation and for family and friends. It is also the official start of the holiday season and a special time of fellowship with those closest to us. After receiving encouragement from some people, President Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a nationwide holiday in 1863. As many people will be traveling and or hosting the Thanksgiving Day meal, there are guidelines to contemplate according to the CDC.  Some of their modified guidelines from last year are: Protect those not yet eligible for vaccination such as young children by getting yourself and other eligible people around them vaccinated. Wear well-fitting masks over your nose and mouth if you are in public [...]

Shop at Rockcastle Florist this Veterans Day for the most impactful and beautiful flowers to honor your special Veteran

Rockcastle Florist The meaningful history surrounding Veterans Day on November 11th is interesting and quite unique. In 1918 on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, all major hostilities of World War I were formally ended.  Veterans Day was initially referred to as Armistice Day and was created to celebrate the service of all U.S. military veterans. A wonderful gesture of complete respect and appreciation for their sacrifices is to honor a Veteran on this special day by giving them a flower arrangement or plant from Rockcastle Florist. In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson gave a memorable speech where he highly commended the men and women of the United States military. "To us in America the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service, and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of nations". Other countries celebrate both Armistice Day and Remembrance Day in remembrance to the end of World War I. In 1954, Veterans Day became the official name in the US to honor our military men and women. Veterans Day differs from Memorial Day. While both days honor our military, Memorial Day is designated to honor those who died while fighting for our country. Veterans Day is designated to honor all of the military folks who have served our country. You will find creative, loving and fresh floral products at Rockcastle Florist. Here is a short list of ideas for other kind acts to honor a Veteran. Veteran Speaker - Many veterans have wonderful and inspirational stories of overcoming adversity and never giving [...]

Rockcastle Florist has fresh and thoughtful flower arrangements to honor someone on National Diabetes and Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Rockcastle Florist November is recognized as the National Diabetes and Lung Cancer Awareness Month.  Many of us know individuals that are dealing with one of these difficult ailments. November Awareness Month is a great time to show them they are important to us. They would probably cherish and benefit from a positive gesture of encouragement and love. Sending gorgeous and caring flowers from Rockcastle Florist is one perfect way to show that you care and to acknowledge the importance of this awareness month. Diabetes is an ongoing and swiftly growing public health issue. Many people deal with the illness everyday. However, with proper management of diabetes, those suffering with diabetes are able to avoid major complications later by making healthy life style choices and or changes.  Early screening by doctors is a good start as often diabetes is a gradual illness that develops over time and early detection of symptoms can allow for adjustments in eating, exercise and other lifestyle activities. There are also many sources of information to increase awareness and management of the illness. The American Diabetes Association is one such educational resource. Lung Cancer is another major public health issue. This disease causes more deaths each year than many of the other known major illnesses combined. No surprise that some studies show that 90% plus of lung cancer illnesses could be avoided by not smoking. Back in 1995, there was a day designated as Lung Cancer Awareness Day and this has morphed into Lung Cancer Awareness Month. During November there is special interest from people in the US and the world to focus on a wide variety of social media, fund raising and other awareness activities. The industry best of the best floral designers at Rockcastle Florist are passionate about producing flower arrangements and bouquets to honor special [...]

Rockcastle Florist has a large and festive selection of Halloween and other Fall décor for your home

Rockcastle Florist This is a splendid time of year to start decorating your home with festive flowers and other fall décor from Rockcastle Florist. Yes hello wonderful Fall season! Halloween is just a few days away as we are now in full swing of the Fall season. People often love Fall more than other seasons for all the benefits it brings.  The temperatures are more comfortable than the hot days of summer, the leaves are turning bright colors, holiday fragrances fill the air and the holiday spirit begins to gain momentum. Decorating the home is always an exciting activity for the family and the expert floral designers at Rockcastle Florist are ready to assist with our stylish and festive fall flowers. It is so reassuring to finally see more outdoor venues opening up. Activities like college football, county fairs and parades are part of the long standing traditions that usher in the wonderful Fall season. Last year many of these activities were discouraged or not permitted. As Halloween nears and families plan parties, there are numerous fun activities that can be done while still keeping in mind that safety is paramount. Below are a few CDC guidelines for lower risk gatherings and activities. Having a virtual Halloween costume contest Having a Halloween movie night with people you live with Carving or decorating pumpkins with members of your household and displaying them Carving or decorating pumpkins outside, at a safe distance, with neighbors or friends Decorating your house, apartment, or living space Doing a Halloween scavenger hunt where children are given lists of Halloween-themed things to look for while they walk outdoors from house to house admiring Halloween decorations at a distance Protect those not yet eligible for vaccination such as young children by getting yourself and other eligible people around them [...]

Visit with the incredible Floral Designers at Rockcastle Florist to find the best flower arrangements for Boss’s Day

Rockcastle Florist There are numerous fortunate individuals that have a great boss they respect and appreciate.  One special way to express sincere gratitude this Boss's Day is to send a flower arrangement from Rockcastle Florist!  People recognize that talented leaders are the ones that encourage us to be at our best while continually helping us feel motivated and positive about our accomplishments and contributions.  Rockcastle Florist has the fresh, caring and meaningful floral creations to reflect just how much respect and appreciation you have for your boss. The concept of "National Boss's Day" was introduced  to the United States Chamber of Commerce in 1958. The considerate woman who introduced the concept was working for her father as a secretary at a State Farm Insurance Company in Illinois. In her observation, it did not seem clear to younger workers that their supervisors were dedicated, committed and hard working individuals. She felt their dedication needed to be realized and appreciated. While it used to be common place to simply give your boss or supervisor a thank you card, today it is appropriate in most offices to give he or she a gift. Typical gifts are candy and chocolates. In many cases employees pool their money to buy even bigger gifts. Do you have a special boss that you would like to give a special floral gift to? We have just what you need at Rockcastle Florist! In addition to beautiful flower arrangements and bouquets from Rockcastle Florist, below are a few additional great ideas to make your boss feel special. Give your boss a positive shout out using social media. If your boss enjoys outdoor activities, perhaps arrange for her or him to take the day off and play a round of golf. Most people in the office enjoy potluck events. You [...]

Same Day & No Touch Delivery Service

Rockcastle Florist Local Same Day & Express Flower Delivery Ever feel like your world has been turned upside down? The past 3 weeks have really felt that way to many of us in the Rochester and Canandaigua area. Just a few weeks ago, our floral design centers were open to the public for in-store shopping. Now they are temporarily closed to the public, while we do our part to help protect the health of our employees and Finger Lakes area families. At this point, we are still able to accept orders via phone and through our Rockcastle Florist Website. Our delivery staff can still provide local same day delivery. We also offer a great no touch delivery option as well. Meaning, customers who prefer that we leave the arrangement on the doorstep can be accommodated. It has been interesting to see that many customers have actually opted for the no touch service. In the event a customer does opt for no touch delivery, we do make an concerted effort to notify them by phone when the delivery has been accomplished. We have spoken with quite a few customers over the past few weeks. They really seem to long for the day when they could come in and shop at one of our beautiful flower shops. We offer a wide array of occasion themed gifts that have always been very popular. Many enjoyed the opportunity to shop, while they waited for one of our expert designers to custom design a gorgeous fresh flower arrangement for them. We want you to know this. The team at Rockcastle Florist really misses you too! We can't wait for the day when we can welcome you back into our flower shops and greet you with a warm smile and a hug. Ok, so maybe a social [...]

Welcome To Rockcastle Florist

Rockcastle Florist Serving Rochester and Canandaigua New York We would like to welcome you to our new blog. Rockcastle Florist has been in business since 1951. Our firm operates two floral design centers in the Finger Lakes area. We have one shop at 870 Long Pond Road, Rochester, New York 14612. Our second location is at Canandaigua 100 S Main Street, Canandaigua, New York 14424. Rockcastle Florist is a family owned and operated floral design firm. The current owners are, Wendy and Keith Rockcastle, pictured above. Rockcastle Florist is one of best known floral brands in the Finger Lakes area. We offer beautiful fresh flowers, gorgeous live green and flowering plants and gifts themed for all occasions.   The Best Sympathy Flowers In Rochester Our sympathy flower collection is superb. We offer beautiful standing funeral flower sprays. They are available in many different colors and themes. Sympathy flower sprays can be designed into wreaths, hearts, floral crosses or traditional standing sprays. In addition to all the great spray options, we also offer a nice selection of casket flowers. Floral casket blankets can be designed using virtually any flower varieties you can think of. Our most popular casket flowers tend to be floral casket blankets made from gorgeous red, pink and lavender Ecuadorian roses.   Gorgeous Ecuadorian Roses Our firm purchases many of the roses we sell, direct from the flower farms. The Ecuadorian roses we sell are some of the most popular in the area. Rockcastle roses have long stems and gorgeous large blooms. Because they come farm-direct, the are really fresh. A fresher product translates directly into longer vase life for our customers. Longer vase means, our customers get to enjoy their fresh cut flower arrangement that much longer. Check out the fabulous rose arrangement pictured to the right. This arrangement comes with several [...]

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