When a group of candy company executives handed out thousands of boxes of chocolates on an October day in 1916, they probably didn't know that we would still be celebrating their gesture over 100 years later. While their original intent was to help orphans and shut-ins, the day has evolved to be one which is set aside for acts of kindness, simply to let people know that they are important and that they matter to us. Norfolk Florist exists every day to send expressions of love and friendship, so this holiday is right in our lane! If you would like to send someone a bouquet of flowers - or a box of chocolates - to let them know that you love them, give us a call! Read More about Sweetest Day – A Century of Kindness
Autumn is filled with excitement and anticipation, with color and texture, with sights and sounds. As we move into this new season, we often look to change our home decor along with our wardrobe, to reflect cooler temperatures and warmer gatherings. And nothing transforms your space like the beauty of fresh flowers. If you are looking for the most creative and distinctive floral designs in Norfolk, you will find them at Norfolk Florist. Our floral designers have been hard at work creating arrangements which celebrate the beautiful aesthetic of fall. Read More about Distinctive Floral Designs for Fall
In 1958, an employee at State Farm Insurance in Chicago had an idea. Patricia Bays Haroski felt that if she could succeed in establishing a national day to celebrate the relationship between employers and their employees, that we would see more productive and happier workplaces. Her efforts resulting in National Boss's Day, which became official in 1962 and is currently not only observed in the United States, but also in Australia, India and South Africa.
At Norfolk Florist, we see every day the importance of recognizing those who encourage, mentor, inspire and promote others. A great boss does all of these things, and October 16 is the day to tell them how much you appreciate them. Read More about Recognizing a Great Boss
In his work "Indian Summer", journalist William Cullen Bryant once wrote "autumn is the year's last, loveliest smile". He was most likely pondering autumn colors while enjoying the remaining days of warmth before winter - just as many of us enjoy today. Read More about The Welcoming Warmth of Fall Floral Design
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