The holidays are meant to be a time of merriment, joy and festivity, but for families of fallen veterans, this can be a very difficult time. The vacancy left from a loved one's absence is incredibly loud and obvious, especially at the holidays. One way to create a new memory in their honor is by participating in a wreath-laying ceremony like those at Arlington National Cemetery. The Wreaths Across America program promotes placing wreaths on the grave sites of fallen veterans and service men and women during the holiday season. The floral designers at Port Charlotte Florist have a gorgeous collection of beautiful wreaths you can choose for your very own wreath-laying ceremony. Read More about Holiday Floral Ceremonies »
Not only is holiday decorating a great way to get into the holiday spirit, it’s also a wonderful excuse to flex your creative muscles and design a few do-it-yourself crafts at home. Let kids and other family members participate in the making of homemade crafts and life-long memories when you spend time together at the holidays. Display your creations with pride and enjoy your designs for years to come. The floral artisans at Port Charlotte Florist want to share their love for design and crafting with you this season. Read More about Wine & Design DIY Crafts »
This holiday season, be sure to gift your favorite friends and loved ones with beautiful ornamental gifts that let them know how special they are to you. Help them show off a bit of holiday style as they display beautiful designs of ornaments, lush plant or floral arrangements or holiday wreaths. Fill their home with cheer and your heart with joy as you share in the magic of Christmas this holiday season. The floral experts at Port Charlotte Florist are eager to show you our fabulous best-selling holiday collection. Read More about Inspiring Holiday Gifts »
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Winter's blooms are gorgeous this time of year, worked into magical designs that utilize the season's natural accents (think pine cones and bare branches) as well as some of its most glittery decor. Designs can be embellished to the hilt, presenting as lush bouquets in a range of textures, or simple and sweet, evoking the clean serenity of freshly- fallen snow. We've got them all in our guide, but want to tease two of our faves in this week's blog. Read More about Spotlight On Our Holiday Gift Guide »
This past Black Friday, a man walked into a Toys "R" Us and purchased 62 items on layaway, spending more than $10,000 to help strangers have a great holiday. He then upped the ante, buying $2,000 worth of items for Toys For Tots. After his incredible - and anonymous - act of charity, the press referred to him as the ultimate Secret Santa.
It was a 20th century philanthropist who pulled off a similar act (distributing $100 bills in the Kansas City streets) that pioneered Secret Santa as we know it today in the U.S. Since then, we've adopted the practice as a way to exchange gifts in the workplace or with friends. It's that cloak of anonymity that makes the gift-giving so fun, and we here at Port Charlotte Florist know a thing or two about giving gifts. Read More about Secret Santa Gifts That Will Blow Them Away »
It's a lot of fun to decorate your workplace for the holidays. Getting the team together for the festive cause of decking your office halls is something only a scrooge would turn down. It gives everyone a break from holiday deadlines and boosts morale. And once you've got the tree decorated and the poinsettias placed? You get to enjoy your group's effort the whole season long.
At Port Charlotte Florist, we love the idea of working together in the service - and spirit - of Christmas. Read More about A Christmas Tree the Office Will Love »
The giving of Christmas gifts brings a joy that only exists this time of year. This is a time of magic and inspiration - so if you are involved with a Secret Santa gift exchange, and you need a little inspiration, Port Charlotte Florist is here to help.
Did you know that flowers have been scientifically proven to increase happiness? In a recent study, Rutgers University found that being given flowers had an immediate positive emotional impact on every person who received them. So this year, do your part to spread holiday cheer - and give flowers! Read More about Inspiration for your Secret Santa Gift »
Without a doubt, the poinsettia plant symbolizes the Christmas season. The vivid flowers are everywhere you look this time of year - from hotel lobbies to shopping malls, from corporate offices to church sanctuaries. Exhibiting the colors of the holiday, and easily maintained, they are the perfect way to spruce up your decor for the holidays. Port Charlotte Florist is a great way to pick up a few holiday poinsettias, but once you own them, how do you keep these flowers looking festive for as long as possible?
In South Florida. we don't have to worry about these Christmas flowers getting too cold - or do we? Read More about Enjoying your Holiday Poinsettias »
It is time to start decorating for the Christmas season, and we couldn't be more excited! This is most wonderful time of the year, and we love being surrounded by all of the festive sights and sounds of the holidays. If you are in charge of decorating your business with office decor - or are just looking for beautiful ways to embellish your home - Port Charlotte Florist has the products and the deals you need. Read More about Office Decor for the Holidays »