Floral Occasions & Holidays

Celebrate Arbor Day with These Fun Facts and Tree Planting Tips

April 24, 2015

Did you know that while Arbor Day is an internationally celebrated holiday?  In fact, each country has their own date for Arbor Day which depends on the climate and planting seasons of their region.  In the United States, Arbor Day 2015 is April 24th!
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What is Arbor Day?

Arbor Day is a day to celebrate the role trees have in our lives. People and communities are encouraged to plant trees as well as care for existing trees in the neighborhood.

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DIY Mother’s Day Craft: How to Make a Floral Hot Air Balloon for Mom

April 23, 2015

Pink and Orange Hot Air Balloon Place SettingMom does so much for the family throughout the year: No matter how long her to-do list is, you know you can always count on her for anything. Because she means so much, let her sit back and enjoy herself on Mother’s Day, and show her how appreciated she is. Treating your mom to a nice brunch is the best way to make her feel like a queen bee: Since you’ve already taken care of everything, Mom doesn’t have to lift a finger. To make her day even more special, pick a fun and truly original theme for your luncheon: hot air balloons!

This beautiful hot air balloon arrangement adds a whimsical take-me-away touch to any Mother’s Day table setting. As soon as she sits down, Mom will feel like she’s floating among the clouds without a care in the world! This Mother’s Day craft is really simple to make, so you can make a big, loving statement with minimal effort. Here’s how to make a floral hot air balloon for Mom on Mother’s Day! Continue Reading…

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How to Feng Shui Your Office Space

April 18, 2015

With neverending job responsibilities and continuously growing office hours, it’s important to have a space that helps keep you focused, calm and collected. While you may not have too much say on the general atmosphere of your office, you do have the authority to decorate in (almost) any way you please; so take advantage and give your work desk a feng shui makeover with these simple ideas!

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Floral Occasions & Holidays

How to Show Appreciation to Employees

April 17, 2015

With Administrative Professionals’ Week starting April 21st and Administrative Professional’s Day on April 23rd, it’s time to show your gratitude to your employee support system that helps you make it through the year! Sometimes we get SO busy at work that it is hard to say “thanks” to the employees that help us shine throughout the year! That’s why it is so important on Administrative Professionals Day to express your appreciation to the superstars that make your job easier!

Not sure how to say “thanks”? No problem! Here are some creative employee appreciation ideas that will inspire the spirits of the employees while letting them know just how important they are to both you and the office.

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2015 Mother’s Day Sweepstakes

April 17, 2015

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Be the reason… mom goes to the beach!

This Mother’s Day, we want you to make mom smile! We’ve teamed up with Beaches Resorts to send you on a Luxury Included® Vacation! It’s four fun-filled days and three starry nights for two adults and two children (15 years or younger). With three spectacular locations on the most beautiful beaches in Turks & Caicos and Jamaica, Beaches Resorts is the ultimate getaway for everyone!
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DIY Flower Crafts, Home Decorating with Flowers

Unique Vase Ideas

April 16, 2015

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Who knew that making your flowers look extravagant can be so simple? Placing your beautiful flowers in either a hand made vase or a unique container around your house can be a fun and decorative way to display your flowers this summer! Impress your family and friends with these unique vase ideas!

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Floral Occasions & Holidays

Gift Ideas for Administrative Professionals Day

April 16, 2015

Administrative Professionals Day 2015 is Wednesday, April 22.

Most businesses require a lot of time and effort from any number of employees in order to function at their best, all the time. Administrative Professionals Day is a celebration of the amazing people that help us do our jobs well from day to day. Every third week in April, we show our appreciation and reward the people that work closely with us by giving special gifts or doing thoughtful things for our fellow workers. If you are looking for gift ideas for Administrative Professionals Day, below are some simple ways to show how important your working peers are to you!

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How to Care for the Planet on Earth Day

April 14, 2015

Family Holding a Young Green Plant in HandsHappy Earth Day! It’s time to show Mother Nature some love. We have plenty of great ways you can celebrate … and help the environment at the same time! Read on to find out more about how to care for the planet on Earth Day.

Plant Trees Outside; Decorate With Flowers Inside

Flowers and plants aren’t just decorative items for our backyards. They’re like natural air purifiers: Through the process of photosynthesis, they remove toxins from the air we breathe. So to help make the environment a bit greener and cleaner on Earth Day, plant some trees outside with your friends, then buy flowers and plants for your home or office. No room for new plants? Find a local park or organization that needs some help with landscaping and lend them a hand, or make a DIY terrarium for your small living space. Check out the new 1-800-Flowers.com Greenhouse page to find out more about how plants help purify the air.

Make Eco-Friendly Crafts

Teach your kids all about preserving the environment … and have fun doing it! There are tons of great eco-friendly craft ideas out there for your children to enjoy, and most of them can be made with natural or reusable materials you already have at home. Here’s an easy one to try. To help support your neighborhood’s bird population, have your kids cover a pinecone with smooth peanut butter and then roll it in birdseed. Hang up the pinecone outside with a piece of string, and then watch the beautiful birds show up at your doorstep!

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

Commit to living by the three R’s—on Earth Day and every day. Avoid packaged and disposable plastic products, cut down on buying products that you don’t need, and use cloth shopping bags and reusable water thermoses. All of these strategies help you drastically decrease the amount of trash you produce at home and on the go. When you’re all done using your products, make sure to toss any paper, plastic, glass and aluminum items into a recycling bin. But before you throw it away, ask yourself: Can I use this for something else? You’ll be surprised at how many items have multiple uses. Just use your imagination or browse for some ideas on Pinterest to see how you can turn your trash into treasure.

Give to Those in Need

Overwhelmed by the clutter in your home? Instead of filling up your garbage cans, take Earth Day as an opportunity to donate your unwanted and unused belongings to a local charity. You’ll produce less waste, your stuff will be given a second life, your home will be more organized and you’ll be doing a service to the community. Need any more good reasons? Didn’t think so!

Organize a Litter Cleanup Crew

We all have that one neighborhood park, street or highway that could use a thorough cleaning. So on Earth Day, grab some garbage bags and gloves, rally up your neighbors and head out to rid your hometown of litter. Some companies even give cleanup supplies to cleanup groups, and you can schedule a time for the sanitation department to pick up the trash. You’ll make your community a cleaner and safer place to live not only for you, but for the local wildlife too. Continue Reading…