Although Sweetest Day has been a holiday since the early 1900's, until recently it was largely only recognized in the Midwest and Northeast. It's name may make you think that it is a romantic observance, but in fact the day was established for a far different purpose.
The first Sweetest Day was actually a community event organized by local candy company owners in Cleveland, OH. The executives handed out over 26,000 boxes of chocolates to shut-ins, orphans, and those down on their luck, in order to let them know that they were not forgotten members of society. The intent of the day has always been to show support and encouragement to those who may be struggling, with "sweetest" referring to candy. However, over the years, the day has evolved to include any kind gesture. Marco Island Florist Home & Gifts is proud to supply the floral designs, gifts and chocolate that will convey your love and friendship. Read More about Sweetest Day Gifts to Show Kindness »
Although this area may not experience autumn like others, many of us are transplanted from more northern climes. We remember with fondness the beautiful changing leaves, the pumpkin patches and hot apple cider. And although many of the traditions of fall do not apply to us here in South Florida, many still do - the anticipation of our favorite holidays and the warmth of family and friendship are still high on our list. And many of us still change our home decor to reflect the evolving seasons, and fall designs are among the most creative and whimsical. At Marco Island Florist Home & Gifts, we still incorporate the classic traditions of fall into our seasonal bouquets and arrangements. Trust us, you'll feel all those familiar fall vibes when you decorate with these creative designs. Read More about Creative Designs & Fall Beauty in South Florida »
The employer / employee relationship can be an interesting one. In fact, given that we spend approximately 35% of our waking hours in our workplace, the nature of that relationship can be the difference between loving our job and hating it. In 1958, a State Farm Insurance employee in Chicago decided that she wanted to do something to encourage positive relationships between bosses and their people. Her efforts resulted in National Boss's Day, an observance which is meant to enhance and influence our interactions in the workplace.
If you appreciate the efforts that your boss makes every day to create a dynamic and positive atmosphere, you may want to put October 16 on your calendar. National Boss's Day is a great opportunity show your appreciation, and Marco Island Florist Home & Gifts is a great place to look for gifts. Read More about Celebrating Marco Island’s Best Boss »
Let's face it, here in Florida we don't really experience fall in the same way that the rest of the country does. Still, many of us grew up in places when this season meant beautiful colors, both in the changing foliage and the fall flowers. Across the country, deep reds, burnt oranges, and golden yellows are the quintessential shades of the season. Although it may feel like summer outside here in Marco Island, we can still celebrate by filling our home with the fall flowers reminiscent of the northern climates.
Flowers that bloom through the fall season include asters, sunflowers, and chrysanthemums. Potted mums are easily kept outdoors throughout the fall and winter here in South Florida, and are popular choices for outdoor home decor. If you are looking for a custom design made of fall flowers, call the experts at Marco Island Florist and let us know how we can help. Read More about Warm and Welcoming Fall Flowers »
Housewarming parties may not be as popular as they once were, but delivering a housewarming gift to a neighbor's front door is still a meaningful way to welcome new arrivals. When relocating to a different neighborhood, people may feel a bit unsure, disoriented or stressed - and your friendly smile at their front door is guaranteed to make them feel better! Whether you offer to help unload boxes, cook them a meal, or present them with something beautiful from Marco Island Florist Home & Gifts, your act of kindness will go a long way. And who knows? This may be the beginning of a beautiful friendship!
A Literal Housewarming: The word "housewarming" is no accident - before electricity heated our homes, friends and relatives would visit new homeowners bearing gifts of firewood to keep the house cozy throughout the winter months. Read More about Giving Flowers to Welcome New Neighbors »
The homecoming dance is a tradition that has survived for over a century of societal changes. Along with the football game and parades, the formal dance is a cherished custom at high schools and universities alike. Corsages are an appropriate accents for your homecoming attire. Giving flowers to your homecoming date is a traditional and thoughtful gift. Roses and orchids are popular choices, but unique dance flowers can also be crafted with a skillful florist
The homecoming dance wouldn't be the same without elegant, sophisticated, trendy or fun florals - for corsages and boutonnieres that will turn heads and make memories, call Marco Island Florist Home & Gifts. Read More about Flowers to Wear to the Homecoming Dance »
They are the best babysitters, our closest confidantes, and our staunchest allies. On September 10, we have the opportunity to thank the very special people who love us the most - our grandparents! Grandparents Day is a time set aside to honor the multi-generational relationships that make up our families, and that make life so special. Originally established in 1978, Grandparents Day celebrations were meant to include reunions and gatherings, and to promote the sharing of stories about family history and legacy.
The day is also the perfect opportunity for us to honor these amazing matriarchs and patriarchs - after all, there is no one like a grandparent. The floral designers at Marco Island Florist Home & Gifts have compiled a collection of Grandparents Day flowers and gifts sure to make them feel loved and cherished. Read More about Grandparents Day Celebrations & Florals »
The spirit of Just Because Day is to do nice things - for yourself and for others - for no other reason than you want to! Too often we are bound by schedules, responsibilities and time frames. This whimsical observance allows us to let loose a little, to color outside the lines and think outside of the box. What would you like to do today, "just because"? August 27 is all about checking a few things off the bucket list, no matter how large or small.
Marco Island Florist Home & Gifts helps you to celebrate special occasions and milestones all year round. However, one of the most meaningful bouquets is one sent for no reason, other than to let the recipient know that they are on your mind and heart. Read More about Surprise Them on Just Because Day »
February may have Valentine's Day, but did you know that the entire month of August is dedicated to romance? We think it comes at exactly the right time, too - the summer was made for love! This is the time for spontaneous gestures, whimsical ideas, and expressing the joy of being in love - from flowers to chocolate and much more. The team at Marco Island Florist Home & Gifts helps people to convey their affection all year round, and we have the romantic bouquets and arrangements that will set the mood for National Romance Month.
Flowers of Love: Everyone recognizes that red roses are the quintessential ambassador of romance, but you may not know that other flowers carry meaning for romance as well. For instance, pink roses represent a sweet, affectionate love, daisies signify young love, and peonies are representative of marital bliss. Read More about August is Romance Month – Share the Love »