Ask anyone on the streets of Trumbull about their Thanksgiving customs, and you’ll likely hear about big family meals, backyard football games, and long after-dinner walks. Each family has their own special traditions and ways to make memories, and City Line Florist is proud to have played a small part in some of them. In fact, for nearly 100 years, we have been creating the beautiful floral designs and holiday bouquets that have adorned Thanksgiving tables across our community.
Burnt orange and yellow roses, decorative kale and hypericum berries exude all the spirit and history of Thanksgiving Day. The first celebration, reportedly between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians in 1621, took place during a glorious New England autumn season and included the crops, berries, gourds, and fruits of the season. Add the tradition of color and beauty to your home decor this year – your Thanksgiving customs never looked so inviting. There are many traditions that have been around for centuries, but that people have put a personal and regional spin on. For instance, although we do not know exactly when turkey became the go-to entree for the Thanksgiving table, we do know that it was accepted practice by the late 1700’s. At that time, Alexander Hamilton famously stated that “No American citizen should be without a turkey on Thanksgiving Day”. In 2016, 88% of Americans will eat turkey on the holiday, and over 46 million birds will be consumed. But although this beloved tradition has been around for over 200 years, in the 1990’s it got new life, when the Cajun-inspired “deep-fried turkey” appeared on the scene. In some regions of America, there is simply no longer any other way to cook a turkey, although purist may miss the all-day aroma of turkey roasting in the oven.
Whether you prefer watching the parade or the football game; whether you are the host of the dinner or heading over to a loved one’s house – Thanksgiving traditions are unique and special to each of us. We encourage you to give City Line Florist a call for all of your holiday floral needs – you just might start some stunning new Thanksgiving customs!