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Thanking Support Staff

by Shelby Shy on April 19, 2015 at 1:29 pm

Are you like the majority of corporate America constantly trying to keep up with a chaotic schedule filled with deadlines, meetings, conference calls and emails? And whom do you depend on the most to keep your professional head above water? Your right-hand man of course — and with Administrative Professionals Week coming up April 19-25, 2015, you can’t afford to forget praising him or her for their hard work and dedication.

Giving flowers is a loud and proud way of saying ‘I appreciate all you do.’ In addition, research from Texas A&M University shows that a gift of flowers will naturally lift an employee’s mood and boost productivity. Here are five creative gifts that you can get from your local florist to thank support staff for their contributions.

Give a wake-up call with an adorable to-go coffee mug filled with orange gerberas, green dianthus and lime green Medolino sticks.

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Unsung Heroes Who Deserve Holiday Gratitude

by Jenny Scala on December 8, 2014 at 7:54 am

When it comes to expressing gratitude, flowers are one of the most meaningful gifts to share with important people in your life when simply saying ‘thank you’ isn’t enough. There is something special about giving a gift of beauty that shows truly how much you care. Flowers are attractive, cheerful and are visibly displayed as a constant reminder of your appreciation. On top of that, Rutgers research proves a gift of flowers creates instant smiles.

The Society of American Florists conducted a poll to find out who Americans believe deserve holiday thanks. Although the survey was conducted a few years ago, the results ring true today. Ranking atop the list of those who deserve end-of-year appreciation, are neighbors. Coming in close behind are teachers, followed by coworkers.

Here are gift recommendations for these generous everyday heroes in our daily lives:

Neighbors. Treat a great neighbor to a tall bouquet of up shooting flowers. You’ll even get to watch their eyes light up as the florist delivery truck pulls up.

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Achieve Work/Life Balance

by Leanne Kesler on July 23, 2014 at 3:05 pm

Summertime. Parades, fairs, picnics, concerts. Even with the longer days, it can be hard to fit all the fun into 24 hours. Work and sleep, too. Unfortunately, the hours don’t always balance. Maybe it’s time to gather back-to-school supplies for the kids. (ALREADY?!) Maybe the house needs a bit of clean up. (Does it ever end?) It seems like there are always too many “maybes” to get in the way of summer fun.

It does not have to be that way. I’ll share a few secrets for squeezing more hours in the day and chasing away the “maybes” that eat up the fun time. How do you begin? Prioritize and simplify. As you begin this task, put a little vase of gerbera daisies at your side. A happy, simple flower to remind you “K-I-S-S” (Keep it Simple Silly). Whenever you get overwhelmed, gaze at the daisies for a moment and think, “KISS”! Then, back to the task at hand, prioritize and simplify.

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Summer is here, and the water cooler is buzzing with vacation stories. Relive your favorite destinations with flowers and plants. Harvard research shows having flowers in the home is good for emotional health, and Texas A&M research demonstrates flowers and plants make us work smarter. Here, I’ll share with you how flowers remind two good friends of their travels and creative ways to use flowers for your own getaway.

For spring break, my friend and her husband had a delightful holiday golfing in Phoenix. After returning home, my friend wanted to send her husband a surprise gift at work. She told her florist about the trip, and the florist custom designed the perfect floral arrangement. It had sand at the bottom of a clear vase, a layer of colored golf tees, a layer of colored golf balls, a layer of ‘Green Trick’ dianthus as turf and a ball of white carnations on top. When my friend saw it, she liked it so much she called the florist and sent one to herself.

Golf — Ardith Beveridge, AAF, AIFD, PFCI, CAFA

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Recognizing Hard Work and Dedication

by Lisa Greene on April 18, 2014 at 9:04 am

Spring Floral Arrangement - Lisa Greene, AAF, AIFD, PFCIA perfect opportunity to show gratitude toward your staff is during Administrative Professionals Week (APW), held annually during the last full week in April, and  Administrative Professionals Day held the Wednesday of that week. This year, APW is April 20-26. It is one of the largest workplace observances, outside of employee birthdays and major holidays, according to the International Association of Administrative Professionals. There are lots of ways to say thank you and recognize accomplishments and contributions. One way is to send flowers or plants.

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Research from Texas A&M University reveals that people whose workplace environments include flowers and plants demonstrate more creativity and generate better ideas. The researchers credit the benefits to the boost in moods that flowers and plants inspire. Whenever a floral delivery is made to an office, the recipient feels special and they enjoy a little time in the spotlight.  Read More