Monthly Archives: April 2015

Thomas Kinkade Christmas Flowers 2015 – Country Christmas Homecoming – Christmas Flower Delivery

Thomas Kinkade 2015 Country Christmas Homecoming Centerpiece

For the 2015 Holiday Season, Teleflora will be offering a New Thomas Kinkade Christmas Cottage Collectilbe! For the 2015 Christmas Season we will be show casing a new Christmas Cottage Floral Centerpiece – Thomas Kinkade’s Country Christmas Homecoming. We continue to recognize and celebrate the beautiful works of Thomas Kinkade, the Painter of Light.   This new 2015 Kinkade collectible from Teleflora will be sought after by collectors throughout the country. Year after Year Kinkade Christmas centerpiece floral keepsakes have been collected, they are great holiday gifts for family, friends and co-workers.   For 2015 Teleflora’s Kinkade collectible will be co-launching the release of a new painting, Country Christmas Homecoming. The winter scene depicts the arrival of the holiday season with bringing home the Christmas tree. What a great tradition to celebrate!

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Thomas Kinkade 2015 Christmas Cottage Centerpiece Collectible Country Christmas Homecoming

For 2015 the tradition will continue for collecting Thomas Kinkade’s Christmas Cottage collectibles. This wonderful “Country Christmas Homecoming” will be sought after by many passionate collectors. Celebrating the holiday season for many will continue with giving and receiving Kinkade’s holiday collectible cottages. At All Flowers and Gifts ordering a Thomas Kinkade – Country Christmas Homecoming is convenient with online ordering available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. Christmas flower delivery is available throughout Calgary and also Nationwide. Quantities are limited, so it is always highly recommended to place your orders early for Christmas delivery.

The History of Mother’s Day and The Importance of the Carnation

The origins of Mother’s Day can often be thought to be traced back in time to many ancient rites, which had symbolic and spiritual origins, such as many Goddesses and symbols of motherhood that were celebrated. Mother’s Day is a celebration that honours motherhood, mothers, maternal bonds and the influence that Mothers have had on society. It is an American invention and it is not directly related to the many celebrations that have occurred throughout the world over the past thousands of years. May 10, 1908 was the first official Mother’s Day celebration that took place in West Virginia and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. White carnations were given out to every Mother that was in attendance at the celebration in Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia.   Today white carnations are still very important as they are used to honour Mothers that are deceased. Pink and red carnations are used to pay tribute to Moms that are still living. In 1914, the second Sunday in May was signed into being the day of national observance, in which the second Sunday in May was declared as Mother’s Day. From this date on, this holiday flourished in the United States. Flowers became a very important part of the celebration especially the white carnations.

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Today, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May in many countries; however there are some countries that have different days set to celebrate, most commonly in March, April and May. Over 70 countries observe Mother’s Day.

To celebrate this special day Mother’s Day cards are often given as well as flowers which are a very popular gift to give in celebrating with Mom’s. Carnations have always been a popular flower, however today we have a wide variety of beautiful fresh flower and plant arrangements for Mother’s Day. Choices can range from traditional, to modern and contemporary. Whatever the choice, Mother’s will always appreciate and treasure a gift of flowers on this special day.

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Mother’s Day Flowers

 

The History of Administrative Professionals’ Day

Administrative Professionals’ Day (has also been known as Secretaries Day or Admin Day) is observed in several countries to recognize and acknowledge the work of administrative assistants, receptionists, secretaries and other administrative support professionals. In Canada and the USA, it is celebrated on the Wednesday of the last full week of April (April 22, 2015).

The original idea for this day started with Mary Barrett the president of the National Secretaries Association, now referred to as IAAP (International Association of Administrative Professionals), and C. King Woodbridge the president of Dictaphone Corp. They had served on a committee which was addressing the shortage of skilled office workers, and together with Victor Toldoya who was a public relations account executive at Young & Rubicam, the idea for a National Secretaries Week originated.

The first National Secretaries Week was held June 1 – 7 in 1952, with June 4, 1952 Wednesday designated as National Secretaries Day. In 1955, the date for National Secretaries Week was moved to the last full week of April. In 1981 the name was changed to Professional Secretaries Week. In 2000, it became Administrative Professionals Week, to cover the increasing responsibilities and expanding job titles of administrative support staff.

Over the years, one of the largest workplace observances has become Administrative Professionals Week. This year in 2015, it will run from April 20 – 26, with Wednesday April 22 being designated as Administrative Professionals’ Day. This occasion is celebrated worldwide through different community events, social gatherings and individual corporate activities which recognize administrative support staff with gifts. In Canada and the USA this day is celebrated often by giving one’s assistant gifts such as flowers or gift baskets.

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Bright & Cheerful Flowers are Great Thank you Gifts

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Gift Baskets show how much you care