Boss’s Day Gifts for the Office

gifts for the office

Since 1958, employees across the United States have been recognizing the bosses that make the workplace a great place to be. After all, it is estimated that we spend approximately one-third of our adult waking hours working. With that much time spent at a workplace or business, a great boss can make life a lot more enjoyable!

At Nanz & Kraft Florists, we help Louisville residents to thank all of the influential people in their lives. On October 16, our focus is on the team leaders, supervisors, employers and bosses who do a great job every day, and we have gifts for the office sure to make them feel appreciated.  Continue reading

The Colors of Autumn Flowers

fall flowers“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all of the other seasons.”  – Jim Bishop

The fall season is upon us, and if you are like many, it can’t come quickly enough! As hot days give way to cool nights, and the greens of summer yield to an explosion of colors, there just seems to be a sense of excitement and anticipation in the air. From harvest festivals to apple picking, from jumping in fall leaves to decorating for some of our most beloved holidays, autumn holds a special place in our hearts. The team at Nanz & Kraft Florists has the autumn flowers, decor ideas, and harvest centerpieces that will transform your home as the seasons change.

autumn flowers
When looking for the perfect floral designs for the fall, it all begins with color. We love golden yellow, rich magenta, and burnt orange, as well as all of the other fiery hues from nature. The possible floral varieties for these autumn flowers are many – from golden sunflowers to orange lilies and gerbera daisies to vivid red carnations and roses. Asters bloom in the fall and are perfect for colorful autumn arrangements, as are mums and solidago (goldenrod.)

autumn flowers
This season also gives us the opportunity to add a bit of whimsy and creative detail to arrangements. Fruit, gourds, and even artichokes make appearances as representatives of a bountiful harvest; wheat sheaves, lotus pods, cattails, curly willow and berries can also add an organic element. For a truly fall-inspired floral design, be sure to add maple leaves or other fall foliage for an authentic touch.

For the dinner table, don’t forget harvest centerpieces which celebrate the abundance of the season. Blooming plant baskets are wonderful for outdoor decoration, while autumn colored floral bouquets will brighten your entrance foyer and end tables.

autumn flowersFall is here, and Nanz & Kraft Florists are ready with the floral designs  to express the spirit of the season. Whether for your Louisville home, or for a friend miles away – you are sure to find the perfect autumn flowers for every occasion. Shop our online fall collection here!

Flowers to Welcome New Neighbors

new neighbors

Moving into an unfamiliar area can be a little daunting. For those who are trying to soothe children, unpack boxes, and set up the internet, it can also be a bit stressful. If you see a moving truck arriving in your subdivision, there are many ways that you can help to make the family’s transition a little easier, as well as to assure them that they have great new neighbors!

The team at Nanz & Kraft Florists has beautiful ideas for plants and flowers to warm up their new Louisville home with hospitality.  Continue reading

Flowers for the Perfect Homecoming

homecomingHomecoming is a time for alumni to revisit old stomping ground and reunite with old friends; and for current students to create new memories. Whether your favorite part of the weekend is the football game, the parades or the big dance, Nanz & Kraft Florists have the formal flowers you’ll need to make the event truly special.

Where Did Homecoming Come From? The NCAA maintains that the first-ever homecoming festivities took place at the University of Missouri in 1911.  The head of the athletic department invited alumni to “come home” for the annual game against the University of Kansas. When over 10,000 alumni arrived to enjoy the rivalry – as well as to attend speeches, parades, rallies and a formal dance – they knew they were onto something. Many of the same events are still a part of annual homecoming weekends across the country.  Continue reading

Sending Grandparents Day Bouquets

Grandparents Day Bouquets Grandparents Day is a special holiday which was created with two goals in mind. The observance was officially established by Congress in 1978, but the original vision for the day came from Marian McQuade, a West Virginia mother of 15 and grandmother to many. Her dream was to set aside time for grandparents to impart wisdom, tell stories and share legacy with the younger members of the family; and for the younger generation to have the chance not only to learn from their elders, but to have an appreciation for the history of their family.

At Nanz & Kraft Florists, we love any opportunity to promote family and togetherness! If you are looking for Grandparents Day bouquets and gifts to celebrate this special occasion, our team has put together an online collection sure to provide you with some great ideas.   Continue reading

September Sapphire Birthdays

sapphire birthdays

Each month of the year has a special birthstone chosen to represent it, and in the month of September the honor belongs to the beautiful sapphire. Cherished and coveted for thousands of years, this iconic blue stone has held an important place in most cultures and religions. The gemstone signifies the presence of the divine and has a celestial association. Although the gem occurs in many colors, it is the most intense sapphire blue which is the most valuable and the most sought after.

Did You Know? The sapphire is the third hardest mineral on the Mohs scale, and is sometimes utilized for commercial purposes such as optical components, windows, and crystals for wristwatches. Continue reading

Flowers Delivered ‘Just Because’

just because

In the 1960’s, Joseph Goodwin bought his wife a transistor radio, and told her he did so “just because”. The simple gesture inspired a family tradition that endured for decades, and began to spread throughout his California community. 50 years later, National Just Because Day still credits its beginning to that humble gift. Goodwin was once quoted as saying that he wanted the day to celebrate life, family and leisure time. With that spirit in mind, August 27 is the perfect opportunity for you to offer a gift, make a gesture, or try something new. It doesn’t matter how you recognize the day, just make sure there is no real reason, other than “why not?”.

At Nanz & Kraft Florists, we send flowers for special occasions every day. But we also know that when someone receives a floral arrangement for no reason other than they are loved, it makes a beautiful impact.  Continue reading

August Celebrates Romantic Flowers

romantic flowers

August is National Romance Month, and is a great opportunity to remind your sweetheart of how much you love them. Summer is full of spontaneity, whimsy and fun, and so lends itself perfectly to romantic gestures. After all, Valentine’s Day is only once a year, but love knows no season!

Floral experts from Nanz & Kraft Florists have been conspiring with die-hard romantics since 1850, and we have the knowledge, ideas, and beautiful flowers that you will need for a month full of romance. And we start with the quintessential flower of love and passion – the rose.  Continue reading

Traditional Flowers for a Funeral

flowers for a funeral

Life is a series of many events and occasions, some happy and, unfortunately, some sad. When you are faced with saying goodbye to a cherished friend or beloved family member, there are deep emotions associated with the personal decisions about how to best honor their life. Often the relationship to the deceased and the unique life they led will determine the most appropriate flowers for a funeral. The team at Nanz & Kraft Florists is here to help you through these decisions, and will assist you in conveying your sympathy in a special and poignant way.

Continue reading

Dorm Decor for Your Student

dorm decor

This fall, nearly 2 million young adults will arrive on college campuses for the first time, moving into dorm rooms and away from home. Another two million will be returning to dormitories after a year off – and all these students will be looking to set their room up with the personal dorm decor that will make them feel at home. Whether you are saying goodbye to your anxious student for the first time or dropping off your returning student by the curb – Nanz & Kraft Florist has the gifts you’ll need to settle them into their new space.  Continue reading