Moving into a new place can be stressful. You need to orient yourself, figure out where the important stores for supplies are located, feed the kids, and meet a whole street full of new neighbors. Amid the chaos of unpacked boxes and utility hookups, it is a welcome thing to see a friendly face at the front door. And whether they are holding a home cooked meal or offering to help unpack, you will probably appreciate the extra set of hands and warm smile.
If you see the the new neighbors moving in, how about welcoming them a gift of flowers or plants to brighten their new home? We think that this could be the start of a beautiful friendship. Norfolk Florist has everything you need to make someone feel just a little more welcome. Read More about Flowers & Plants to Greet New Neighbors
What is your favorite homecoming tradition? From bonfires to parades, from football games and tailgate parties to the big dance - this is a weekend designed for memories! As alumni return to relive their glory days, current students anticipate the crowning of their homecoming court. The festivities are filled with nostalgia, pride, brotherhood and friendship, and the event is fast approaching!
Norfolk Florist has long provided formal flowers for proms, homecomings, and dances, and we look forward to creating unique and striking designs for you this year. Read More about Corsages & Boutonnieres for Homecoming
"Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild." Welsh Proverb
Marian McQuade was a West Virginia mother to 15, and grandmother to many more. She understood the value of family history and imparting wisdom to the generations which follow us - and thought there should be a formal holiday dedicated to doing so. In 1978, Ms. McQuade saw the bill she proposed passed by the Congress, and National Grandparents Day was born.
The holiday was never meant to be a big commercial event, rather she hoped that families would take advantage of the day to have reunions, arrange gatherings, and attend community events together. Her vision was that the generations could learn to appreciate each others contributions, while making sure that the personal family stories and legacy was preserved. Today, the spirit of the day still encourages rich relationships between grandparents and grandchildren. If you are looking for a meaningful way to honor your favorite people, look no further than Norfolk Florist. Our team has assembled a collection of Grandparents Day flowers, plants and gifts for every personality. Read More about Delivering Grandparents Day Flowers
Birthdays happen every day, but when it comes time to honor someone special, you want to find a gift that goes above and beyond. A beautiful floral design delivered to their front door is guaranteed to make their day, but which flowers to choose? This month gives us some gorgeous inspiration in the sapphire (birthstone) and aster (birth flower). Read More about Inspiration for September Birthday Flowers
When Joseph J. Goodwin gave his wife a transistor radio in the 1960's. and told her the reason was "just because", he could have no way of knowing that we would still be celebrating that act 50 years later. It seems that Joseph's family liked the idea so much, they began to give special gifts to one another for no reason. It eventually caught on in the neighborhood, and soon the community joined in.
Today National Just Because Day is observed on August 27, and presents us with a unique opportunity to do something unexpected - anything we want! So prepare to turn off the alarm clock, close your organizer, and create a day full of spontaneity and fun. Norfolk Florist knows the power of "just because" giving - and we look forward to conspiring with you to make a lot of people smile! Read More about Surprise Them With a Happy Just Because
Love is grand, they say. But some of the most special love stories are made up of small moments in time - spontaneous gestures, quick loves notes, and everyday choices that make life more romantic. If you're a little out of practice when it comes to romance, August gives you the perfect opportunity to show your sweetheart how much you care - this is National Romance Month!
The experts at Norfolk Florist have been helping hopeless romantics share the love for 70 years, and we look forward to helping you with the beautiful floral arrangements and bouquets that are guaranteed to spark some romance. Where to begin? We recommend roses. Read More about August Recognizes Romance Month
At Norfolk Florist, we have many years of experience in assisting our clients in honoring all of life's events and milestones. Unfortunately, that means sometimes helping you to say farewell to a loved one or close friend. When that is the case, we are always privileged to be the ones to provide the meaningful and beautiful flowers for the memorial service. We know it can be a little overwhelming in the moment to ascertain the right flowers to send, and so wanted to provide a brief guide on purchasing funeral flowers and expressing your sympathy.
Customary Funeral Flowers: Tradition has named the gladiolus bloom as "the flower of remembrance". These elongated, graceful stems (also known as sword lilies) are said to represent strength of character, faithfulness, and moral integrity. However, most people today do not rely on the gladiolus for their funeral flowers, instead choosing from a variety of other flowers which may more personally reflect the life of their loved one. Read More about Funeral Flowers to Express Compassion
National Sisters Day, celebrated on the first Sunday in August each year, is fast approaching. If you have a sister, or friends so close they feel like family, you’ll want to mark your calendar and think of some special ways you can show your sister what she means to you. Norfolk Florist is getting ready for National Sisters Day with a wide selection of beautiful arrangements that will show you care. Need something special? We also have an excellent design team ready to create a wonderful gift or arrangement for your sister.
Did You Know? National Friendship Day is celebrated on August 6 as well! Read More about Sisters Day Celebrates Family & Friends
When you think about decorating your home for summer, many varieties of flowers probably come to mind. Anything bright and vibrant adds a bit of fresh air to your space, but this month, the blue delphinium is in the spotlight! This uniquely beautiful flower is the birth flower of July, and sending it to loved ones celebrating during this month would be a meaningful gesture. The floral experts at Norfolk Florist are always here to help you choose the perfect flowers for your home decor and floral gifts, but we especially love introducing you to new summer flowers like the delphinium. Read More about Celebrating July Birthdays with Delphinium