If you're dining at someone else's Thanksgiving table this year, it calls for a hostess gift.
A host or hostess gift is a traditional gesture of gratitude, and even in these post-Emily Post days, people still routinely offer them. Right at the top of the list of acceptable host gifts, you'll find flowers. Which makes sense - they breathe life into a home, bringing in warmth, vibrancy and often a really nice scent. Also at the top of the list: gift baskets. What's better than getting a bundle of goodies on your doorstep? Lucky for you, we at Port Charlotte Florist know a thing or two about both of these gift-worthy items. Read More about Holiday Hosts Deserve Great Gifts
Our community is steeped in heroes, and on November 11, we honor them. Specifically, we commemorate those veterans who served their country in the U.S. military, defending and protecting the rest of us. But beyond the parades, parties and observances, as well as the informal gatherings with friends and family, we may want to make a personal gesture.
It can be hard to know exactly what to get our favorite veteran, but at Port Charlotte Florist, we have some ideas in mind that speak to the uniqueness of the occasion. Read More about Enduring Floral Gifts for Veterans Day
Fall's mums are here to stay, and given how pretty they are, you'll never want them to leave. It's that time of year to give your front steps and entryway a refresh, re-potting plants, setting out pumpkins and switching out your summer wreath for something a little more seasonal. We have to do all we can here in the subtropics to make Fall feel like Fall, but the season's beloved flowering plant goes a long way to helping us achieve that spirit. At Port Charlotte Florist, we're happy to help match you up with a mum. Read More about Make Way for Mums
This Halloween, why should the usual decorations have all the fun?
We here at Port Charlotte Florist think its high time florals got in on the game and are offering some hauntingly fun Halloween decor to prove it. From harvest-hued bouquets and rustic baskets to arrangements filled with eerie surprises, flowers can be seasonal, spooky or both at the same time. Read More about Hauntingly Fun Halloween Decor
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