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Holidays
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Grandparents Day

Are you missing your grandma and grandpa a little extra? Say “I miss you” on Grandparents Day with a beautiful arrangement of traditional fall flowers. Send them the gift of flowers. Even if you are a thousand miles away, honor your Grandparents by sending them an elegant display of bursting blossoms. Choose from an elegant fall display or ask for Grandma’s favorite when you select a designer’s choice, SPECIAL OCCASION BY ORA FLORIST AND BOUTIQUE can find the perfect fit for you. We can deliver to anywhere in the country—including retirement homes and senior living communities.
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Rosh Hashanah

Keep the New Year sweet by ordering a fall flower arrangement for your Rosh Hashanah table. Order today, and we can deliver them for you no matter if it’s up the road or states away.
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Thanksgiving (CAN)

Thanksgiving is a time for us to gather and give “thanks” for the blessings in our lives. Send your family flowers if you’re unable to attend the Thanksgiving feast. Fall favorites of mums, sunflowers, and orange gerberas, add a delightful touch to your family’s table. Whether you’re together or apart, the thoughtfulness that comes behind a beautiful arrangement will sure to make a lasting impression long after the petals have gone. Contact us today and we will help you every step of the way.
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National Boss Day

Are you needing something for National Boss’s Day? We’ve got the answer! A beautiful arrangement created by our expert florist will not only brighten up your boss’s day but keep their office full of blooms for days to come. Order a professional arrangement today or network and find out what flowers are your boss’s favorite. No matter what you decide, we will deliver your arrangement to their office for you! Call or order online today.
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Sweetest Day

Sweetest Day is like a mix between Valentines Day and Thanksgiving. It’s a day to give thanks for those extra-sweet people in your life. The holiday originated with a candy store owner who wanted to bring cheer and some happiness to the lives of those who were often forgotten. A great way to celebrate Sweetest Day is by ordering a gift basket of sweet treats from SPECIAL OCCASION BY ORA FLORIST AND BOUTIQUE for your someone sweet.
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Halloween

Halloween brings out the kid (and 'spook') in all of us with jack-o'-lanterns, trick-or-treating, and lots of Halloween activities to enjoy. Your local florist, SPECIAL OCCASION BY ORA FLORIST AND BOUTIQUE of Independence, is a great place to start for creative suggestions on Halloween flowers, party decorations, and haunted houses. Let us suggest some Halloween party flower ideas for kids, and maybe even a few tips grownup 'ghouls' will like too! Give your Halloween festivities a 'frightfully' fantastic look and feel with colorful flowers and fun Halloween floral decor from SPECIAL OCCASION BY ORA FLORIST AND BOUTIQUE.
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Thanksgiving (USA)

Say "thanks" with a beautiful Thanksgiving cornucopia. For your Thanksgiving Day flowers, think SPECIAL OCCASION BY ORA FLORIST AND BOUTIQUE for the best in autumn beauty. Who could resist the golden browns, rustic reds and cheerful oranges? Whether you're hosting a Thanksgiving day feast, or simply getting together with close family, flowers are always welcome around the table. Have extended family who cannot make it in for the holiday? Say you are thankful for them by sending Thanksgiving flowers to their home. Just give SPECIAL OCCASION BY ORA FLORIST AND BOUTIQUE a call and we'll take care of the rest.
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Hanukkah

Eight perfect florals for Your Hanukkah Celebration.

A Hanukkah flower bouquet can add that special touch you are looking for in your Hanukkah decor. They also make a perfect hostess gift for your Festival of Lights host. With Hanukkah colors of blue and white, flowers can mean much more than what the eye sees.

1. Lilies

A white lily symbolizes purity and holiness and is often associated as the flower of Hanukkah.

2. Delphiniums

Symbolizing cheerfulness and goodwill, delphiniums are harmonious with the rest of your Hanukkah arrangements.

3. Blue Hydrangeas

The hydrangeas are a charming addition to a Hanukkah display representing gratitude, grace, and beauty.

4. Roses

White roses symbolize loyalty, purity, and innocence. They add a classical touch to any arrangement and provide a subtle dash of beauty to any room.

5. Alstroemeria

The alstroemeria is a symbol of grace and beauty and can be used to fill any vase. It looks great alone or as part of an arrangement.

6. Tulips

Elegant additions to a festive arrangement, white tulips can mean thank you in addition to perfect love.

7. Iris

Iris represent faith, hope, courage, wisdom, and admiration.

8. Carnations

white carnations are the perfect addition to any Hanukkah flower arrangement by filling in and adding volume to complete your festive decoration.

Order your Hanukkah flowers today

You can order online, by phone, or in person, whatever you are comfortable with. Our hours may vary so, please call us for our times. We offer both delivery and in-store pickup. SPECIAL OCCASION BY ORA FLORIST AND BOUTIQUE is here to assist you with any questions you have!

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Christmas

Make Christmas cheery with lovely Christmas flowers!

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is through a jolly holiday arrangement! Celebrate the season with beautiful red poinsettias and captivating Christmas greens. Spruce up your holiday decor with a beautiful Christmas floral arrangement!

Popular Holiday Flowers

  • Poinsettias
  • Amaryllis
  • White Roses
  • Red Roses
  • White Lilies

Why order a Christmas flower arrangement?

  • Say Merry Christmas with candy cane inspired florals. This holiday season, have Christmas flowers delivered to someone you love.
  • Add to your holiday decor! Get in the holiday spirit and add a festive Christmas wreath or centerpiece to your Christmas decorations.
  • Flowers make the perfect hostess gift! If you are going to a holiday party, take the host a cheerful arrangement that matches their seasonal decor.

How do I take care of the flowers I ordered?

Once you have received your flowers, you would like to preserve their beauty as long as possible. Below we have provided fresh flower care tips to help guide you.

Where you place your flowers can make a difference.

Extreme temperatures can be harmful to the delicacy of your flowers. Do your best to avoid placing them in areas they will be too hot. This could include windowsills, direct sunlight all day, or an overly hot room. This can cause your flowers to wilt or dry out more quickly. Most flowers thrive best in cooler and more controlled conditions.

Ethylene gas can damage the lifespan of your flowers. So it is important to avoid placing your flowers near any fruit or in the line of cigarette smoke.

How to maintain a beautiful presentation.

For vase and basket arrangements, provide your flowers with fresh water. Your flowers will drink the water they need to provide themselves with proper hydration. When the water in your vase becomes cloudy, clean out your vase thoroughly with soap and water and then refill it with fresh water. Using soapy water to clean your vase will remove any bacteria that could cause your flowers to deteriorate more quickly.

For any wilting leaves or stems, remove the strongly wilted contents to help maintain your beautiful display. Using a sharp knife, cut your stems at an angle one to two inches from the bottom of the stem. A fresh open stem will help your flowers absorb water for hydration. We recommend that you avoid using scissors to cut your flowers. Scissors can crush the stems and prevent the flowers from being able to absorb the water.

We offer Christmas flower delivery!

SPECIAL OCCASION BY ORA FLORIST AND BOUTIQUE offers both store pickup and delivery! Call or order online today, and we will send your favorite Christmas gift yet! We recommend placing your order as soon as possible. The sooner, the better. By placing your order early and scheduling your future delivery in advance, you secure your selection. This will prevent any flower substitutions that you could experience if you placed your order in the thick of a high order volume time and limited supply.

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Kwanzaa

Order Your Beautiful Kwanzaa Flowers Today

Celebrate African heritage, culture, and unity with a flower bouquet in traditional Kwanzaa colors. Decorate the table with breathtaking florals that express the tradition of culture and community.

Add the perfect touch to your Karamu table with a festive Kwanzaa floral centerpiece. Floral arrangements with red, green, and black flowers with touches of white complete with fresh fruit, will elevate any tablescape.

Popular Kwanzaa centerpieces include:

  • Roses
  • Carnations
  • Poinsettias
  • Peruvian Lilies
  • Apples
  • Candles
  • Sprigs of Berries

Kwanzaa Flower Delivery

No matter where your Kwanzaa celebration is, we can help. Order your flowers early to ensure your flower choice and selected delivery date. Call and ask about our delivery hours and we will work to have a florist deliver them to you, no matter the location.

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Valentine's Day

Nothing says "I Love You" more clearly than sending roses on Valentines Day. Whether it's a first date, first anniversary or the fiftieth, SPECIAL OCCASION BY ORA FLORIST AND BOUTIQUE can help you find the perfect gift for your sweetheart on this Day of Love. Don't forget to show your friends and family some love too with a special delivery from SPECIAL OCCASION BY ORA FLORIST AND BOUTIQUE. Browse our Valentines Day flowers online or call us for custom creation. No matter where you need to send roses, SPECIAL OCCASION BY ORA FLORIST AND BOUTIQUE in Independence can help!
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Passover

This Passover add a beautiful spring arrangement of blues and whites to your table. Daisies, roses, lilies, violets, and other spring blooms make a beautiful Seder table gift. A floral arrangement is also a great way to say thank you to your host. Order your Passover flowers early and avoid the final dash for a centerpiece. Call, come into the shop, or order online. Whatever you decide, SPECIAL OCCASION BY ORA FLORIST AND BOUTIQUE can help you.
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Easter

The Easter Bunny is on his way and this year ask him to bring you a spring flower arrangement! Easter flowers are blooming and radiate the colors of spring. Yellow daffodils, bold tulips, white daisies, and blue hyacinths make an eggcellent spring-time table centerpiece. Call or order online today for a gorgeous spring display. Or you can hop on in and order in-store. Wish someone a Hoppy Easter by sending a big bouquet of spring blooms. Whether they are around the corner or across the country, SPECIAL OCCASION BY ORA FLORIST AND BOUTIQUE can help!
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Admin Professionals Day

Any good business professional knows you can't get ahead without a skilled team behind you. Administrative Professionals Day is all about showing your appreciation, as well as saying, "Thank You" to your staff. Send flowers designed beautifully in a unique coffee mug, or maybe a huge gift basket of snacks for the whole crew to enjoy. However you celebrate this Administrative Professionals Day, SPECIAL OCCASION BY ORA FLORIST AND BOUTIQUE can help!
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Mother's Day

How far in advance should I order flowers for Mother’s Day?

We recommend placing your order as soon as possible. The sooner you place your order, the sooner you can secure the flowers you want. When customers place their orders at the last minute, they risk not being able to have the exact arrangement they may desire. This is due to limited supplies and a high order volume during Mother’s Day. As florists fill orders, various flower types begin to run low or go out of stock. This often results in flower substitutions when needing to fill an order in a short time frame after the order has been placed late. When flowers go out of stock, shops are at the mercy of the shipping trucks that will bring in their fresh flower shipments for restocking.

It’s best not to place yourself in a pickle and provide yourself the security of locking in the flowers you desire as soon as possible.

Do I order my flowers online or in-person?

Feel free to come by our shop or place your order at your convenience online.

Online, you will be able to explore your options, select your favorite flowers, order, submit payment, and set a delivery date for your flowers. After you have chosen your flowers in the ordering process, you will be able to provide any card messages or specific delivery instructions.

If you would like to place your order in-person at SPECIAL OCCASION BY ORA FLORIST AND BOUTIQUE, drop in and allow one of our associates to tend to your needs. We would be delighted to speak with you. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask while you’re with us.

If you are unable to travel to the shop and have questions regarding the details of your order or other needs, please feel free to contact us at (985) 606-2124.

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Father's Day

Flowers for dad? Yes! We love creating unique floral designs just for Dad on Father's Day. Why not send a little reminder of days at the lake? Send flowers to celebrate dad's green thumb and days best spent in the garden. If flowers aren't Dad's thing, why not a gift basket full of favorite snacks? You can always find something perfect for dad at SPECIAL OCCASION BY ORA FLORIST AND BOUTIQUE.