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
National Boss's Day may not be the most well-known holiday observance. But considering that we spend nearly one-third of our waking hours in the workplace, it makes sense that this day is set aside to enhance the relationships between employers and their employees. Originally instituted in 1962, this day is recognized on October 16 not only in America, but in several other countries as well, such as India and South Africa.
Anyone who has ever reported to a supervisor knows that having a good boss makes going to work a lot easier. If you are lucky enough to be working for a talented leader, mark your calendar and let them know you appreciate them on October 16. Gather your co-workers, and call Port Charlotte Florist for plants, flowers and gifts perfect for the occasion. Read More about Celebrating Port Charlotte’s Best Boss
While Florida may not see the changing fall colors that other parts of the country enjoy - or experience cooler weather - we still love to celebrate the arrival of the new season. Adding beautiful, bright autumn flowers from Port Charlotte Florist is an easy way to transform your home decor, and to recognize that although the weather may not feel like it, we have entered into autumn. From fall potted plants on our lanai to harvest centerpieces on our dining room tables, we love the colors of fall! Read More about Bright Autumn Flowers
It used to be commonplace for new neighbors to be greeted by the community when they moved in - and although this may not be as common as it once was, those of us at Port Charlotte Florist think it is a tradition worth upholding! After all, when in a new place, a smiling face is a welcome sight. So if you see the moving van coming into the subdivision, consider cooking a meal or picking up a gift to say hello. We recommend plants and flowers that celebrate their new home here in South Florida. Read More about Welcoming Neighbors to their New Home
Homecoming weekend is a time set aside by local high schools and colleges to celebrate nostalgia, history, and memories. More than just a football game, the contemporary homecoming includes tailgate parties, picnics, formal dances and the crowning of a homecoming court.
Whether you are an alumni returning to your alma mater, or a current student looking forward to making memories that will last a lifetime, it is likely that homecoming flowers are a part of your celebration. In Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, and Englewood, you can trust the floral designers at Port Charlotte Florist to provide the most gorgeous corsages and boutonnieres. Read More about Formal Homecoming Flowers
"It is as grandmothers that our mothers come into the fullness of their grace." ~Christopher Morley
When Marian McQuade petitioned Congress to establish National Grandparents Day in 1978, she had a very specific vision in mind as to what the day should represent. The West Virginia mother of 15 (and grandmother to many more) was determined to establish a day which would honor traditions, legacy and history - as well as to encourage families to gather regularly to let generations learn from each other. Read More about Delivering Grandparents Day Floral Designs
When it comes to finding the perfect gifts for our favorite people, sometimes we could use a little inspiration. In September, that inspiration comes by way of the birthstone and birth flower of the month - the sapphire, and the aster. The floral designers at Port Charlotte Florist have created beautiful bouquets and arrangements using these two special elements, ensuring that you can celebrate your September birthdays in elegant style. Which of these designs inspires you? Read More about Happiest of September Birthdays
Most of us spend our days doing what is expected of us, taking care of responsibilities and making sure we keep to schedules.
Just Because Day, observed on August 27, is a chance to permit yourself to act spontaneously, to try something new, or make someone else's day simply because you can. This whimsical holiday asks you to spend the day celebrating your life, family, and leisure time . At Port Charlotte Florist, we are committed to delivering the gorgeous floral arrangements that make even an ordinary day special. Read More about Happy Just Because Day
National Romance Month give you the perfect chance to express your love to your sweetheart. Romance in August? Actually, it is the perfect fit - summer is filled with spontaneity, fun and whimsy, and besides, love happens all year-round! When looking for some creative ways to surprise your the object of your affection, we recommend you begin with flowers - they have represented true love, passion and devotion for thousands of years.
In honor of National Romance Month, the floral designers at Port Charlotte Florist have plenty of ideas that may inspire your romantic side. But first, we'd like to share these interesting facts about love and romance. Read More about Romance Month Celebrates Love