Whether you celebrate a traditional American holiday or infuse cherished cultural influences – Thanksgiving celebrations are uniquely personal. Each family has special customs, each community adds their flair, but all have the same intention. This is a time to gather with family and friends and take time out of our busy schedules to simply stop and reflect on the good things in our lives. Trias Flowers has been a part of Miami Thanksgiving celebrations since 1967, and our family business is privileged to be a part of so many of your special holiday traditions.
The turkey is an iconic part of our Thanksgiving celebrations, but it is not completely clear how the bird gained that honor. Recorded accounts from 1621 reveal that the Pilgrims prepared lobster and clams, berries and gourds, while the Indians provided venison. However, the turkey was not mentioned. Still, turkeys would have been abundant and easy to hunt, making them a logical choice for sustenance; and because of their size, they likely became popular for their ability to feed many at the same table.
Pardoning the Turley – Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving an official holiday in 1863, and since that time a choice turkey has been delivered to the White House every year for the President’s meal. It was John F. Kennedy that famously stated, “Let’s just let this one live” when presented with the live turkey. Since that time, it has become customary for the President to give a lifetime pardon to one lucky bird.
Other traditions that make our Thanksgiving celebrations memorable include watching the Macy’s Day parade. The iconic parade began in 1924, conceived by Macy’s employees who were recent immigrants to the United States. Wanting to celebrate their new home in a new and special way, they suggested the parade. The original parade released thousands of balloons at its conclusion, a tradition which quickly evolved into the famous Macy’s character balloons.
However you choose to celebrate, and whatever your traditions look like – Trias Flowers is privileged to be a small part of your day. From Thanksgiving centerpieces to festive home decor, there is no better place in Miami for unique and beautiful flowers and gifts.