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Set the Table with Beautiful Thanksgiving Flowers

Whole Trade Guarantee | Thanksgiving and Holiday Flowers

I confess. In the past, things have gotten out of hand when I’ve hosted Thanksgiving dinners. Or any dinner party, my husband would likely add. My to-do lists went from “clean fridge” and “wipe down base boards” to “wash dog” and “fold napkins into swans”. (Just kidding about that last one.) Since having children, I’ve had to significantly reduce my to-do list. There is one thing, however that will always remain – buy flowers for the table.

Whole Trade Guarantee | Thanksgiving and Holiday FlowersWhat You Get (and Give) With Whole Trade® Flowers

Fresh, vibrant blooms on a holiday table cover a multitude of hosting sins from children’s toys sprawled out at guests’ feet to the slightly over-toasted sliced almonds in the salad. Flowers make everything better – especially flowers with the Whole Trade® Guarantee.

From mixed bouquets to roses, these blooms are grown to meet our commitment to ethical trade, the environment and the highest quality. In fact, to wear the Whole Trade label products must meet specific criteria including:

  • Better wages and working conditions
  • More money to producers
  • Environmental responsibility
  • 1% of sales to Whole Planet Foundation®

Whole Trade flowers also provide a premium that goes directly into important community programs where the flowers are sourced such as funding first homes for families, children attending school, community art programs, medical and dental treatments and an overall improvement in the quality of life of workers and their families. You can read more about how these funds help communities in this blog post, Whole Trade Sows Opportunities and on the Whole Trade Guarantee website.

Whole Trade Guarantee | Thanksgiving and Holiday FlowersRidiculously Easy Ideas for Decorating with Flowers

If Whole Trade flowers can do all that, imagine what they can do for your holiday table! Here are a few tips to help showcase your holiday flowers this Thanksgiving:

  • Divide a bouquet into single stems or single arrangements of just three or four stems and place them in small vases down the center of the table.
  • Fill the glass vase with pomegranates or seasonal citrus — kumquats, clementines, oranges or limes — before putting in the flowers.
  • Add ornamental branches to pre-made arrangements and centerpieces for texture or drop in some drama with red ilex berries.
  • Use unexpected containers – mugs, mason jars, oversized cups, pitchers, tin cans or pumpkins!

Do you have any tips for showing off flowers on a holiday table? I’d love to hear them.

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Amie says …

Red and white roses are ideal for a Christmas table setting, as they naturally fit into the color scheme of the occasion.

gernise06 says …

The flowers will add a great touch to the table setting I will be getting some for my table.

Jennifer says …

Would have been nice to see some of the examples of arrangements & bouquets available in Whole Foods, along with prices.

Geralda Cleveland says …

Hi I am looking for centerpiece arrangements for our company Christmas party. I would need 5 nice arrangements. Do you have any pictures available.