Administrative Professionals Day is a chance to show your appreciation for the person who keeps your business running smoothly. The holiday, which takes place on April 23, is just around the corner. Show your gratitude and appreciation with a stunning floral arrangement.
Enter BloomNation. The website is unique because it avoids generic flower arrangements like the ones showcased on other sites. BloomNation features floral arrangements by local florists in your community, the site explains. Check out some of what these small local florists have to offer with unique arrangements that stand out.
Administrative Professionals Day
Sweet Garden Bouquet
Kiana Underwood of Tulipina, a flower shop in Burlingame, Calif., created this arrangement. It features roses, dusty miller, pepper, and ranunculus. Located in the San Francisco Bay area, Tulipina specializes in eclectic and artistic floral arrangements. The florist features same day delivery options and prides itself on fresh flowers for its arrangements, according to Underwood. She says delivery is available anywhere in the Burlingame area. More.
Single Phalaenopsis Orchid in Glass Cube
This simple flower arrangement, was created by Eric Mourkakos of PlantShed. PlantShed is a family owned and operated business in New York City, selling gift baskets, food items, and flower arrangements. The florist has served the New York City area for more than 30 years. The business’s location on the Upper East Side has 10,000 square feet of flowers and plants including a sustainable greenhouse. The above arrangement features a single stem phalaenopsis plant in a clear glass vase. More.
Christine Noelle of Chicago-based Dilly Lilly is the florist behind this arrangement of 30 roses in a compact display. The floral design shop is also a full-service floral event company and has been serving the Chicago area since 1997. More.
This arrangement comes courtesy of Clarkson King of King Florist in Austin, Texas. It includes seasonal flowers in a glass cube vase filled with river rocks and bark. The florist has been in business since 1927 and sells everything from single flower arrangements to full wedding orders. More.
Pops of Color
William Pailley of Artistic Surroundings, Phoenix, Ariz. put together this arrangement. It features Peruvian hydrangea and orange tulips in a cylindrical black vase. Artistic Surroundings specializes in vibrant colors, clean lines, and unique textures. More.
Two Dozen Roses
Roses are a classic option. And this classic arrangement comes from Ideal Orchids of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Roses are a specialty at Ideal Orchids. And you’re not limited to red. Color choices include yellow, white, orange, coral, peach, lavender, light, medium and hot pink (depending upon availability.) This creation features two dozen long stem roses in the color of your choice. And they can be hand delivered. More.
Lubliner Florist is the Portland, Ore.-based floral designer behind this stunning arrangement. It features orchids and various other flowers in shades of green and purple. Lubliner Florist describes its designs as ranging from simple elegance to abundant brilliance. The florist also boasts that it makes sending flowers fun. More.
Orange You Lovely
This playfully named arrangement is by Juliet Kennedy of the Rose Shack in Las Vegas. The arrangement features orange and peach roses mixed with tropical greens in a leaf-lined vase. The florist boasts a loyal clientele who rely on the Rose Shack to create floral tributes to match an exact emotion. More.
Take Me to the Tropics
Lilli Black of Bella Calla in Denver, Col. created this arrangement. It features ginger, anthurium and monstera to give customers a taste of the tropics. Aside from individual flower arrangements, Bella Calla also handles weddings and other events. Black promises arrangements from Bella Calla will never be forgotten. More.
This beautiful sunny burst of color is the creation of a fourth generation family owned retail florist. Robertson’s Flowers of Philadelphia has been around since 1927. The florist even features an online catalog to make ordering easier. The arrangement features fresh seasonal blooms in a low round glass cylinder. Berry pods and foliage are added for visual and tactile effect. More.
David C. McKnight of The Poppy Shoppe in Farmington Hills, Mich. created this colorful arrangement. The retail boutique specializes in custom floral designs, entertaining ideas, and linens and table displays. McKnight describes his creation as a “cheerful mix petal to petal design.” Each order placed at the shop is filled by an individual “floral artisan” who creates a unique flower arrangement, potted plant or basket for each customer. More.
Designed by Edward Tomblin of Fleurs du Jour in Santa Monica, Calif., this arrangement features Roses and Ranunculus in a white square. Fleurs du Jour specializes in flowers for various occasions from weddings to corporate events. The shop specializes in creative arrangements backed with friendly customer service. More.
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I love the single garden bouquet because of the vase. It looks so refreshing. But if it is for business, I appreciate the simplicity of the single phalaenopsis.
There are a lot of different options for different personalities and office environments!
Administrative professionals don’t want flowers or lunch for Administrative Professionals Day. If you REALLY appreciate all that they do for you, give them a day off with pay, pay for them to attend a conference, pay for training that they’d like to take, pay their dues for a professional association, a monetary bonus, etc. Administrative professionals are just that — professionals — not your office wife.
There is a lot of emotion there. But I do see what you mean. Your ideas seem to serve a better purpose for administrative professionals.
Donna – I would rather have those things too. But to each their own. Budgets and preferences are different for everyone, although I think paid days off are something pretty much anyone can appreciate if it’s a possibility!