Long before random acts of kindness became in vogue, a young candy worker in Cleveland imagined a day to show strangers that people cared about them. The initiative was the brainchild of Herbert Kingston, and in 1922 the candy company that he worked for took his idea and turned it into reality. The concept was simple - on a designated day, over 20,000 boxes of candy were handed out at orphanages, nursing homes, and to the homeless. While it was originally designated as a one-time event, the media picked up the story and it became a sensation. By 1927, New York State had joined in, and the tradition began to grow regionally. It was dubbed Sweetest Day to reflect the gifts of candy.
A full century later, Sweetest Day is still celebrated in many part of the United States, although it had now grown to include not only sweets, but any act of kindness - or any sweet gesture designed to encourage or inspire someone. Port Charlotte Florist would love to help you in letting people in your community know that you love and support them. Read More about Sweetest Day Celebrates Kindness »
The elements and colors used in fall floral design are distinctive and easily recognizable. Even here in South Florida, where temperatures haven't cooled and colors don't change, our home decor and floral designs celebrate the warmth of the season. Many of us have been transplanted from colder climates and remember the inviting hospitality of hot cider and roaring fires. The floral designers at Port Charlotte Florist employ inspiration from traditional fall themes to create some of the most beautiful arrangements, bouquets and centerpieces in Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte and North Port. What can we make for your home or gathering?
Don't Forget: These seasonal arrangements make amazing hostess gifts! Read More about Elements of Fall Floral Design »
Spring has arrived, and with it comes some truly special occasions. And since we know that flowers make any event more beautiful, the floral designers at Port Charlotte Florist have been working diligently to create custom corsages, boutonnieres,… Read More about Wearable Flowers – Corsages for Prom »
From ancient times, flowers have been used to express sentiments and convey feelings. But throughout history, flowers have also reflected the cultural mores and trends of the society of the time. Floral design has played an important role… Read More about Floral Design as an Art Form »
Acts of compassion and generosity are beneficial to everyone involved in the exchange. When you show kindness to someone, your happiness actually increases - and of course, the recipient is filled with joy as well. Random Acts of Kindness Day is February 17th, and presents us with a great opportunity to find creative ways to make people smile! The team at Port Charlotte Florist are all about spreading goodwill - it's what we do!
“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind, the second is to be kind, and the third is to be kind.” - Henry James Read More about Promoting Generosity and Kindness »
February is National Wedding Month, giving everyone an opportunity to celebrate the love of their life. Here in Florida, a February wedding is usually warm and sunny, but that is not the case across the country - so why has February been chosen to hold the title? February is a month of romance for sure, but there is more behind the designation, and it may just surprise you! Our professional floral designers have all the information that you need when planning a wedding ceremony and reception, as well as remembering your wedding day with anniversary flowers. No matter the celebration, romance is always in the air at Port Charlotte Florist. Read More about Celebrating Weddings in Port Charlotte »
Being in the business of flowers, Port Charlotte Florist gets to hear a lot of love stories. We love playing a small part in the grand adventure of love - and it is our privilege to help you along your journey. When you need Valentine's flowers, you don't need to look any further than our local flower shop. We pride ourselves in creating diverse bouquets for every love story because every single one is unique.
Red roses are the quintessential flower of Valentine's Day, but they are not the only choice- not by a long shot! Read More about Valentine’s Flowers for the Love you Share »
The only thing worse than being sick yourself is watching someone you love suffer through an illness. While sadness and anxiety are considered to be natural reactions to feeling under the weather, there is good news! Flowers have been scientifically proven to lift people's spirits and make them feel more happy and content. If a loved one is sick, recovering, or laid up from and injury, a gift of get well flowers is sure to help ease the burden.
Did You Know? Port Charlotte Florist delivers to all major area hospitals, and you can trust our expertise and customer service. If you have any questions, just give us a call. You may also wish to call the medical center prior to ordering your flowers in order to determine any restrictions that may be relevant to your specific patient. Read More about Sending Get Well Flowers They Will Love »
With the new year here, and each month promising more opportunity for special moments - there is a lot to look forward to! From holidays to special occasions, we love celebrating with family and friends. And when it comes to sending gifts to loved ones for their birthdays, we want to make sure they are meaningful. To guarantee that the flowers you send are extraordinary, call the professional designers at Port Charlotte Florist. We will create beautiful custom arrangements for all of the birthdays you'll be celebrating with family and friends this year.
One of the most popular ways to create birthday bouquets is based upon each month's birthstone. From the red garnet of January to the turquoise that represents December, these precious stones provide the colorful inspiration for some of our favorite birthday florals. Read More about Birthday, Birthstones, and Bouquets »
Christmas may be over, but there is one major celebration still to enjoy. New Year's Eve signifies many things to many people. Some are motivated to take a nostalgic glance backward, while others are excitedly looking ahead with expectation. Some head to black tie formal events while others will stay home with loved ones to watch the traditional ball drop. Whatever way you choose to celebrate with friends and loved ones, the beauty of fresh flowers is always a good choice to create the ambiance.
Whether choosing a bouquet to give to your sweetheart at midnight, bringing a hostess gift, or decorating your home - Port Charlotte Florist has the perfect seasonal holiday flowers. Read More about New Year’s Celebrations »