The world has changed a lot since the 1950’s – our society, our culture, and our workplaces look vastly different as the decades have passed. But although the “unofficial holiday” celebrated on April 27 has changed its name, the sentiment behind it is as admirable as ever.
In 1952, the first National Secretary’s Week was established; and Wednesday of that week was designated as National Secretary’s Day. The original intent was to encourage people to join the career field to support local businesses and the national economy. Today, we observe National Administrative Professional’s Day – and with nearly 9 million Americans estimated to be employed as administrative support, it is clear that the job is as critical as ever.
Administrative professionals often operate on the front line; they interact with customers, keep the schedules and agendas running smoothly, and make sure that nothing goes unnoticed. On a day to day basis, these people may go unrewarded for their vigilance, but April 27th is your opportunity to recognize them for their hard work all year long. Exotic flowers and lush green plants add life and elegance to any office space. They will also remain beautiful long after the day is over, reminding your valuable staff members how much they are appreciated for months to come.
Sometimes, there is nothing better than a great snack in the middle of the afternoon. Thank your administrative staff with a gourmet gift basket; whether fruit, cheese and crackers or chocolate, Port Charlotte Florist’s gifts are sure to impress. Just call us to let us know what your colleague would enjoy, and we’ll design a stunning display of delicious treats. Whatever your choice to honor the professionals in your office, make sure you order soon – April 27 will be here before you know it, and your people deserve the best.