Fresh Flowers for the Holidays

A couple of years ago I took a floral design workshop with my daughter that made me say, “This is how I want to kick off fall every year.”

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Not far from our house was an adorable local florist who offered us the opportunity to step away from our hectic schedules and escape into a room overflowing with the beauty and aroma of fresh greenery and flowers.

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Mallory was just 8 years old at the time, but had a better talent for design than I did.

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The class cost about $50 and lasted a couple of hours. Together (and with the help of the pros) we plucked our favorite colored and shaped flowers from a vast assortment and managed to assemble festive centerpieces for our Thanksgiving table.

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I thought this would be a wonderful mother/daughter tradition, but sadly that floral shop closed. So I’ve done some research to try to find a replacement class, and this is what I’ve come up with . . .

Four Seasons Flowers in the Poway area offers a variety of holiday-themed workshops including a floral cornucopia class on November 19th and a holiday candlelight centerpiece on December 3rd.

photo credit: four seasons floral

photo credit: Four Seasons Flowers

Isari Flower Studio in Solana Beach offers workshops each month. There’s nothing listed for this holiday season, but a 2017 calendar is “coming soon,” and the space is available for rental and private workshops.

photo credit: floral studio

photo credit: Isari Floral Studio

And the San Diego Floral Society meets in Balboa Park to teach floral design in a series of affordable classes.

The holiday are often hectic, but if you’re looking for a way to bring more meaning and joy to the next few months, try creating your own centerpiece. Whether with your kids or as a Moms’ Night Out, it’s a great way to relax, unwind and enjoy the beauty of the season.

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