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2015 Christmas Gift Ideas from All Flowers and Gifts

This year for 2015 we have a great selection of floral keepsake arrangements to choose from. Any of these lovely Holiday Arrangements would be perfect gifts to give.  We start with a tribute to “A Charlie Brown Christmas”Snoopy’s Cookie Jar, http://www.allflowersandgifts.com/calgary-flowers/snoopys-cookie-jar-by-teleflora-662754p.asp?rcid=216471&point=1.

T15X300A - Snoopy's Cookie Jar by Teleflora

Snoopy’s Cookie Jar

 

We also have a great mug arrangement, PEANUTS Christmas Mug by Teleflora, http://www.allflowersandgifts.com/calgary-flowers/peanuts-christmas-mug-by-teleflora-662917p.asp?rcid=216471&point=1.

T15X600A - PEANUTS Christmas Mug by Teleflora

PEANUTS Christmas Mug

 

Holiday Centerpieces are very popular for decorating, and this year we have a beautiful Silver and Joy Centerpiece, http://www.allflowersandgifts.com/calgary-flowers/telefloras-silver-and-joy-centerpiece-662775p.asp?rcid=216472&point=1.

T15X100A - Teleflora's Silver And Joy Centerpiece

Silver and Joy Centerpiece

 

Our Thomas Kinkade 2015 Country Christmas Homecoming is another wonderful collectible that is available this year, http://www.allflowersandgifts.com/calgary-flowers/thomas-kinkades-country-christmas-homecoming-662778p.asp?rcid=205701&point=1.

T15X200A - Thomas Kinkade's Country Christmas Homecoming

Thomas Kinkade 2015 Country Christmas Homecoming

 

Another popular collectible is the Sparkling Winter Wonderland ornament jar,  http://www.allflowersandgifts.com/calgary-flowers/telefloras-sparkling-winter-wonderland-662935p.asp?rcid=216471&point=1.

T15X400A - Teleflora's Sparkling Winter Wonderland

Sparkling Winter Wonderland

 

To complete our 2015 offerings for this year is the Send a Hug Open Sleigh Ride, http://www.allflowersandgifts.com/calgary-flowers/send-a-hug-open-sleigh-ride-by-teleflora-662920p.asp?rcid=216471&point=1,

T15X500A - Send a Hug Open Sleigh Ride by Teleflora

Send a Hug Open Sleigh Ride

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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.

TFWEB643 - Teleflora's Joy Forever

Bright & Cheerful Flowers are Great Thank you Gifts

T107-1A - Bon Vivant Gourmet Basket

Gift Baskets show how much you care

December Birth Month Flower – Narcissus

The birth month flower for December is the Narcissus. There are several meanings for Narcissus which include conceit and self love. The narcissus or commonly called daffodil is a tall standing single stemmed flower that can grow up to 24 inches tall. It has slender flat strap like leaves that can be 3 inches to 20 inches tall. The narcissus is a late winter to early spring bloomer.  The flowers can range in style from single or double trumpet shaped and come in a variety of colors such as orange, peach, pink, red, white, yellow and bicoloured. They can do well in Zones 4-9 hardy. Soil type should be sandy loam with high average moisture, good drainage and high – medium fertility such as 5.5 – 6.5 pH.

The Narcissus does well in garden beds, borders, containers, and slopes. They look great in cottage, shade and woodland gardens. They are excellent cutting flowers and are popular in early spring arrangements. They also have a resistance to deer, rodents and diseases.   They are easy to grow.

T140-3A - Teleflora's Daffodil Dreams

Daffodil Dreams

Narcissus are bulbs, and can be divided easily, these bulbs produce offsets which can be carefully separated from the mother bulb. Bulbs are ready to lift after they flower and the foliage dies back.  Remove the bulbs from the ground with a spade fork and discard bulbs that are damaged. Shake any soil from the bulbs and have them dry out for a few days on a wire rack in a dry, warm and well – ventilated area. Dust the narcissus bulbs with a fungicide to prevent any mold developing and store them in a dry garden peat moss or cleaned, washed and dried sand. The best area to store the bulbs would be with humidity of 25 percent or less and temperatures of 45 to 50 degrees F (7 – 10 C), such as in an attached garage or cool basement.

Corporate Gift Giving Ideas

Corporate gift giving is the perfect opportunity to connect with your clients to say thank you for their business and share holiday wishes. The act of corporate gift buying can become less stressful when you adopt an attitude of giving.

There are several choices of corporate gifts to choose from when deciding on the perfect corporate gift to send a client.

Popular corporate gifts are fruit baskets, gourmet gift baskets, holiday flower arrangements and plants.

T107-1A - Bon Vivant Gourmet BasketT14X200A - Thomas Kinkade's A Kiss For Santa by TelefloraT129-1A - Classic Holiday WreathT122-1A - Red Poinsettia

 

With the convenience of having the availability of products online, you can save time and energy with placing your orders at any time of the day.

When considering corporate gifts, there are a few tips to consider before you make your purchases.

  • Know what your Companies’ corporate gift buying policies are. You will need to know the dollar value that may be set for gifts to purchase.
  • Be aware of country and cultural differences that may exist when gift giving.
  • Be aware that any business gift will reflect on the image of your company. Avoid lower quality gifts that can reflect negatively on your image. Consider purchasing high quality items.
  • Have your gifts delivered in a professional manner.

Corporate gift giving should be a fun time to connect with your clients. To avoid last minute stress, planning ahead is always the best practice. Order your gift items well in advance to ensure that there is plenty of time for deliveries, as well as ensuring that the recipient’s will be available to receive them. Many individuals take holidays the week prior to Christmas; therefore it is a great practise to send corporate gifts in the first and second week of December. If you wait to the final days prior to the holiday, the recipient may not be available to receive your gift prior to the holiday.