This is a favorite time of the year for many people. With the weather cooling off, the landscape changing, and family and friends preparing for the holiday season – autumn is truly a special time. We love the vivid colors of fall – the reds, oranges, and golds are rich and luxurious and give off an inviting air. At Flowers by Coley, we are looking forward to decorating Las Vegas homes with the magic of Thanksgiving.
The first Thanksgiving was in 1621, and it became an official holiday in 1863, some of our other favorite traditions came after.
Abundant Harvest Basket
For instance, it was in 1924 when the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade began. The parade was the idea of numerous Macy’s employees who were immigrants and wanted to celebrate their gratitude. Originally, balloons were released into the sky at the end of the parade, but within 10 years the famous Macy’s Day balloons made their debut, with Felix the Cat and Mickey Mouse being the first two characters.
Always True Bouquet
Our shop also predated another one of our favorite Thanksgiving celebrations – football! Sure, football existed before we did, but it was in 1934 that the Detroit Lions came up with the idea of playing a game on Thanksgiving Day. Fighting lagging attendance and not enough fans, they decided to play a game on a day that didn’t compete with all the other big games, and a tradition was born. The Lions have not missed taking the field on Thanksgiving Day in nearly 9 decades. It was 1966 when the Dallas Cowboys became the second team guaranteed to play on the holiday, and in 1966 the NFL added a third game in the evening, although the roster rotates.
Flowers by Coley has been a part of your Thanksgiving traditions for nearly 100 years- providing gorgeous seasonal arrangements and stunning centerpieces that transform your home. This year, become a part of our Las Vegas tradition and order your Thanksgiving flowers early – our floral designers will guarantee that your holiday table is memorable and beautiful.