"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
If you have recently lost a friend or family member, we would first like to offer our sincere condolences. And if you are looking for the appropriate funeral flowers to send to the memorial service, the team from Port Charlotte Florist is here to help with your selection. We know that this can be a difficult time and are happy to do whatever we can to make sure the most beautiful arrangements arrive to commemorate your loved one,
If you are a member of the immediate family, you may be involved in choosing the official funeral flowers, including casket sprays, floral pillows, urn florals or church arrangements. These items are customarily the responsibility of those closest to the deceased. These flowers can be traditional, or reflect the personality of the decedent. For instance, our Island Memories Casket Spray will remember the life of someone who loved life here in South Florida, with all of its tropical beauty. Read More about Funeral Flowers for the Services
Here in South Florida, students are preparing to return back to school - and among them are the many first-time college students who are preparing to live away from home for the very first time. The prospect of such an adventure may seem a little intimidating, and is also a bit emotional for everyone involved, both student and parent. If this fall marks the first year that your young adult will be separated from you, you may be looking for meaningful ways to let them know that they will always be in your heart. When it comes to dorm decor that will not only be beautiful and long lasting - but will actually help them with their studies - Port Charlotte Florist has what you need. Read More about Gifts for the College Dorm
You don't remember a time when she was not there. You grew up together, went through all the ups and downs together. You laughed, you cried, you talked all night long. Your sister is your lifelong friend, and she means the world to you. This month, we have the opportunity to celebrate the very special relationship between best friends and sisters - or the woman who fills both roles. National Friendship Day and National Sisters Day are both recognized on August 6th. So whether you have a sister you adore, or a best friend who is just like a sister, this is the perfect time to send them a gift which reminds them of how special they are. And you need look no further than Port Charlotte Florist for all of the beautiful flowers and gifts she'll love.
Did You Know? Even though they may drive you crazy sometimes, growing up with a sister actually seems to be good for your mental health. Those with female siblings they felt close to during childhood tend to handle stress better and have fewer mental health issues. Read More about Celebrating Sisters & Best Friends
Here in South Florida, we understand the heat of summer! But just as we thrive in this climate, so do the gorgeous tropical flowers that surround us. This summer, Port Charlotte Florist is proud to present the hot tropical floral arrangements that will bring the paradise into your home decor and summer occasions - as well as to celebrate the unique beauty inherent in these exotic and amazing flowers. Read More about South Florida Tropical Floral Arrangements
Butterflies are among the most interesting and lovely creatures in nature. Cultivating a butterfly garden with appropriate flowers and plants (as well as a few necessary accessories) will attract butterflies, and encourage them to linger. You may think of the butterfly gardens you have seen at botanical gardens and think that a backyard version is out of reach - but butterfly gardens can come in many forms - potted plants, window boxes, or even small corners of the yard can be transformed to accommodate butterflies. And Port Charlotte Florist would love to provide the flowers you'll need to catch their eye. Read More about Creating a Butterfly Garden of your Own
Parties in the backyard, barbecues at the pool and fireworks at the beach - there is nothing like the 4th of July on the Gulf Coast! If you are planning to get together with family and friends, make sure you give Port Charlotte Florist a call - we have all the red, white & blue flowers that will add the patriotic spirit you need for an authentic celebration! They also make great hostess gifts, so if you are heading over to someone else's place - you may want to shop our Independence Day collection!
Did You Know? The Declaration of Independence was only signed by two founding fathers on July 4. The rest of the signatures were not obtained until August 2. Although the Patriots declared that July 4, 1776, was the first Independence Day, it took several years for the general population to catch on and for celebrations to take place. Read More about Red, White & Blue Flowers for the Fourth