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Flower Blog - Floral Ideas and Arrangements

Wednesday April 24th 2013

History of Admin Day

Administrative Professionals Day (also known as Secretaries Day or Admin Day) is an unofficial "holiday" observed (in North America) on the Wednesday of the last full week of April (April 24 in 2013). 

Mary Barrett, then president of the former National Secretaries Association, and C. King Woodbridge, then president of Dictaphone Corporation started the idea of the holiday. They served on a council addressing a national shortage of skilled office workers. The account executives at Young & Rubicam originated the idea for a National Secretaries Week.

Originally, "National Secretaries Week," was held June 1–7 in 1952, with Wednesday, June 4, 1952 designated as National Secretaries Day. The first Secretaries Day was sponsored by the National Secretaries Association with the support of corporate groups.

In 1955, the observance was moved to the last full week of April, and in 1981 the name was changed to Professional Secretaries Week. In 2000, another name change - this time to Administrative Professionals Week in order to include the expanding responsibilities and wide-ranging job titles of administrative support staff. 

In the United States, the day is often celebrated by giving one's assistant gifts such as flowers, candy, trinkets, lunch at a restaurant, gift cards, or time off (we like the flowers idea, but we could be biased there.)

Posted by Adam in General
Tuesday December 18th 2012

Christmas Vase Arrangements of the Month

Vase Arrangement of the Month

Surprise your friends and family this Christmas, once with an initial bouquet, and then, just when they think your gesture was a one time occurrence, they get another! It truly is the gift that keeps on giving month after month as vase arrangements are among the best gifts for Christmas.

When searching for a nice flower arrangement to send as a gift, one of the best options are the Vase Arrangements of the Month. These arrangements are specially designed to suit this time of the year and even have a Christmas holiday arrangement included in the deal. They’re very convenient, and can help you find an easy solution to finding the best gifts for Christmas this year.

Posted by Justin Cerciello in Holiday Flowers
Friday December 14th 2012

Christmas Amaryllis Plants

Amaryllis Plant

Dubbed as the “Bell Flower of Christmas”, Amaryllis is a blooming plant that is closely associated with the holidays. A bulbous plant that has two species, it took it's name after the Greek Shepherdess, Amaryllis. It is best known for its large, bell-shaped flowers that are available in a wide range of hues and shades. The Amaryllis is also commonly referred to as the Hippeastrum, Naked Lad, and Resurrection Lily, although they are only distantly related to the actual lily.

Posted by in Holiday Flowers
Tuesday December 11th 2012

Top 5 Christmas Business Gifts

FTD Holiday Wishes Bouquet

With Christmas just around the corner, the need to find the best Christmas gifts for coworkers is quickly becoming more and more pressing to those who have yet to complete their holiday shopping. To avoid the holiday rush, shopping online for your Christmas flowers can be your best bet.

If you’re thinking of using fresh flowers as Christmas gifts, then you'll find flower deliveries among the most convenient of options.  The only thing you need to know is the actual items that you’ll be sending out to the people that you work with. For those of you who are in a hurry and do not have the time to shop around, here’s a short list of the top five best Christmas business gifts that you can send to coworkers or employees:

Posted by in Holiday Flowers
Friday December 7th 2012

Christmas Poinsettia Plant

Poinsettia PlantEvery year, when the Christmas season comes around, people usually find themselves soaked with twinkling lights and red and green lushness. The holidays are pretty uniform this way, especially with the use of specific flowers as Christmas ornaments.  Take the poinsettia, for example. These gorgeous plants are easily one of the best selling florist products during the Yuletide season.

For those who are not very familiar with Christmas plants or flowers, there is actually a good reason for why Poinsettias are found just about everywhere during Christmas time. For one, this time of the year is when Poinsettias actually bloom; around the month of December. And with these plants being completely covered in red and green foliage, Poinsettias are easily associated with this happy holiday season.

Posted by Justin Cerciello in Holiday Flowers
Monday November 26th 2012

Christmas Flower Coupons

Thomas Kinkade Christmas Carolers Everyone's favorite time of year is just around the corner; Christmas!  And just in time for this upcoming winter holiday season we offer an Avas Flowers coupon good for purchases of any Christmas related flower arrangement, plant, or wreath.

When you want to make a lasting impression, you want to send the very best.  Let someone know this Christmas that they're in your thoughts with beautiful holiday flowers and arrangements like the Thomas Kinkade Christmas Carolers.

Bring all the joy of the season to your home and those of loved ones with a beautiful Christmas flower or holiday gift from Avas Flowers.  Choose from our extensive selection of appropriately priced holiday arrangements.

Posted by Justin Cerciello in Avas Flowers Coupons
Monday November 12th 2012

Christmas Flower Gift Ideas

Red and white Christmas roses are some of the most rewarding gifts to receive during the holiday season.  Their ability to bloom during the darkest months of the year makes them a valuable asset for any home or office party come December.  One Dozen Holiday Roses

So whether they're being given as a present for Christmas, a centerpiece, or as a gift to the host of a holiday party you will be attending, you can never go wrong with red and white holiday roses from Avas Flowers.

Festive holiday flowers brighten any home, apartment, or office cubicle and can bring an elegant feel to any room with a relaxing scent of fresh flowers that is sure to remind you of Christmas. When you want to send Christmas flowers to family members and friends for an affordable price, we have you covered with this Avas Flowers coupon.

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Monday November 19th 2012

Cornucopias for Thanksgiving

Autumn Harvest Cornucopia

When you think about Autumn inspired floral arrangements, you normally think of pumpkins, scarecrows, and multicolored fall leaves. But another popular fall arrangement , especially for Thanksgiving, is the cornucopia. Cornucopias are also frequently referred to as horns of plenty or harvest cones.

During Thanksgiving, the cornucopias presence is dominant. Living it's name to the fullest, the rustic, horn-shaped baskets overflow with a wide variety of produce which often include pumpkins, pears, onions and other items. With a little help, it's quite simple to make an Autumn cornucopia with a twist of your own.  Just follow these three simple steps:

Posted by Justin Cerciello in General
Monday November 5th 2012

Save Money on Flower Delivery

Sunflower Horn of PlentyMonday is a wonderful day for a brand new Avas Flowers coupon.  Use the following Avas Flowers coupon code to save dollars on your next purchase of the Sunflower Horn of Plenty arrangement.  Save on your next purchase for this upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

Avas Flowers® knows how to save you money when purchasing flower arrangements online. Use the Avas Flowers coupon below for amazing savings on the Sunflower Horn of Plenty arrangement.

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Thursday October 25th 2012

Avas Flowers Coupon Code

Are you in search of the latest and greatest Avas Flowers coupon?  Well, if you are, then you're in luck, because we've got them!  Everybody likes to save money when ordering flowers for their loved ones, so why not start here?  A little something to show our appreciation for all of our loyal customers.

Save big with these weekly deals for money off of our most popular bouquets, vase arrangements, gift and gourmet fruit baskets, and live plants as well.

Posted by Justin Cerciello in Avas Flowers Coupons