Send Flowers for the Whole Year

zoom_flowersayear750109Are you in search of the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your special someone? Looking for something romantic, but not cliché? Sweet, but not laden with calories? If so, our professional florists and romantics at Nanz & Kraft Florists suggest giving your loved one a beautifully unique, fragrantly sweet, low calorie, gift he or she will enjoy for the entire year.

With Flowers for a Year, you can give your significant other or anyone who holds a special place in your heart the gift of flowers delivered once a month for an entire year, beginning Valentine’s Day (or any date that is important to you). Our Flowers for a Year program delivers artfully arranged bouquets of seasonal blooms to your loved one throughout the year. With Flowers for a Year, your special someone will not only be pleased to enjoy February’s flowers, but also the vibrant blooms of every season.

With a single phone call, our expert florists will arrange to deliver twelve seasonal bouquets accompanied by twelve personalized sentiments to your loved one over twelve months. Tailored to accommodate a range of budgets, we offer three separate levels of Flowers for a Year. So, you can give the gift that keeps on giving (at the price point you find comfortable), and then give some more. With Flowers for a Year, you can be sure your special someone will remember and cherish their Flowers for a Year throughout the next twelve months and for years to come.

We at Nanz & Kraft Florists wish you and yours a truly special Valentine’s Day filled with love, companionship, happiness, romance, and of course flowers.

 

Your Red Themed Wedding

thumbnail 4.59.56 PMRed is the color of the month for January, which makes it perfect for your wedding. If you’ve settled on red as the primary color for your January wedding, you’re probably wondering what would make the best accent color. Let us show you some of our favorite accent colors and design ideas for your red-themed wedding!

 

 

Orange and Yellow

 

Buckman0621-12091482725Accenting your red theme with orange or yellow is a great way to add warmth to a winter wedding. One way to add these colors is to mix orange and yellow flowers into the wedding flowers. A few bright spots of color among the bridal bouquet, altar flowers and reception arrangements are sure to spice things up!

 

You can also add these shades to your wedding and reception through lighting. Use plenty of candles to add a warm, yellow glow to your reception. For both the ceremony and the reception, consider decorating with strands of lights that have bulbs with warm colors.

 

Silver and Gold

 

cake-140614103140Mixing metallic accents into your red color scheme adds a touch of class and luxury to the atmosphere. Silver accents have a cooling effect, while gold – much like candlelight – adds a little bit of warmth to your overall theme. There are numerous ways to add silver and gold to a red palette. For instance, at the ceremony, you can put a canopy draped in red over the altar. Add the silver and gold accents by using ribbons of these colors to tie back the curtains.

 

At the reception, start with a gorgeous metal cake plate, and consider using metallic accents to decorate the cake. The place settings are another wonderful place to add secondary colors. Make sure that you use finely polished silverware, or cutlery with a gold finish, and consider a set of wine glasses that features metallic plating. Napkin rings, place card holders and candlesticks are a few more great ways to add silver or gold to your red theme.

 

Black and White

 

Few color schemes have more style or sophistication than red against black and white. Whites work particularly well at the ceremony. Use a white runner dusted with red roses petals, and make sure to decorate with plenty of red and white flowers.

 

For the reception, anything goes! Use red on black, red on white or a mixture of all three. Lots of black helps create an intimate atmosphere, while white livens things up. A black and white scheme with plenty of red tends to have a sleek ultra-modern look.

 

Of course, these aren’t the only ways to add red to a January wedding. For more inspiration, check out the Nanz & Kraft Florists website or stop in and let us show you even more wonderful ideas!

 

Celebrate Houseplant Appreciation Day

January 10, 2015 is Houseplant Appreciation Day, and it’s the perfect opportunity to take a moment and appreciate all that houseplants do for us. Better air quality, less stress and more serenity are just some of the benefits that houseplants bring to a home or office space. One of the best ways to celebrate Houseplant Appreciation Day is by adding to your own assortment of houseplants as well as gifting plants to friends and loved ones. Consider these ideas for Houseplant Appreciation Day gift-giving for yourself and others:

Croton Plant

The Croton Plant is one of the most beautiful non-blooming house plants you can buy. This gorgeous plant features large, colorful leaves that exude blends of yellow, green, orange and red. Send one already professionally planted in an attractive metal container with a bow accent with the Croton Plant in Decorative Metal Pot.

African Gem Zee Zee Plant

The unique Zee Zee plant is indigenous to specific regions in Africa, but it is a delightfully adaptive and low-maintenance plant that’s easy to care for. It features row after row of glossy leaves atop thick, resilient stalks. Buy one ready for gift-giving in a slate-gray pot and animal print ribbon for a striking presentation.

Peace Lily

Another very low-maintenance and health-enhancing house plant is the Peace Lily. It comes in a blooming version with lovely white flowers and is known for having a cleansing quality on the harmful VOCs present in many households. Peace Lily lives up to its name by promoting serenity in any indoor space, making it the perfect plant for a home or office.

Indoor Gardens

Can’t decide on just one plant? Consider an indoor garden arrangement so that you (or your gift recipient) can enjoy several plants together thriving in one pot or container. A European Garden combines both green foliage and seasonal blooming plants in an attractive 14 ” basket with a bow. A Desktop Garden can bring the serene outdoors into a busy office for a more peaceful space; it features a variety of green plants in a modern glass cube pot with dragonfly accents and a raffia bow.

Whether you’re already familiar with the joys of houseplants or are just becoming familiar, Houseplant Appreciation Day is the perfect time to start or add to your collection. Make Nanz and Kraft Florists your source for houseplants for yourself and the special people in your life.

 

New Year’s Flowers

New Year and the opportunity for celebrationshutterstock_229555180s, resolutions, and fresh beginnings, is quickly approaching. Every family tends to have their own traditions for welcoming midnight on January 1, regardless of whether they have a few close friends at their home or they welcome large crowds to watch the ball drop. Make those traditions even more spectacular by including plenty of fresh flowers around the residence. These flowers will help to bring a little light indoors and add a smile to everyone’s face. Here are some fantastic arrangement ideas to get started.

Decorations for around the home or apartment

Make the residence look beautiful and welcoming by adding some beautiful white flowers throughout. Consider where people might congregate, such as the living room, dining room, or kitchen. Decorate these spaces in particular with some gorgeous arrangements. White flowers have a strong association with New Year, as they call to mind the fresh beginnings associated with the fresh year as well as the winter wonderland that so many experience in the middle of winter. White lilies and white roses can be particularly useful for this type of arrangement.

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Although many New Years parties might not include a formal sit down meal, many do include some kind of food. Whether it is an informal potluck where everyone brings a few different snacks and appetizers or a more formal meal served by the party host, make the table look gorgeous by adding a well planned centerpiece. Use white flowers against evergreens to call to mind the winter wonderland. White lilies can be particularly beautiful. Adding a few candles to the middle of the centerpiece can tie the look together.

zoom_sc11710080385822Have a welcoming bouquet near the entrance

Let guests know from the moment they enter the house or apartment that this is an area that has been decorated for the New Year celebrations. Use some gorgeous white roses, which are often used to symbolize new beginnings, as the central part of the arrangement. These flowers will add a smile to everyone’s face and help set the mood for the evening.

New Years is approaching quickly, so now is the time to begin planning which fresh flowers will grace the residence for any festivities. Select arrangements that will contribute to the beauty of the evening and help make everything look spectacular. Use the above ideas to get started and make sure your home is ready for the New Year. Nanz and Kraft is standing by to make sure every home has the flowers needed to look spectacular!

 

Holiday Themed Weddings

When you’re getting married during the winshutterstock_77685085ter holiday season, there is no better way to crank up the festivities than by embracing the holiday theme. Whether you choose to create an elegant, glistening winter wonderland, or a glittery and glitzy jewel-toned holiday-themed wedding, it is sure to be a memorable occasion. A holiday-themed wedding will create warm memories every holiday season for the bride, groom, and everyone who participates and attends this important event.

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Everything starts with the ceremony space. It sets the theme for the rest of the décor you choose for your wedding. When you’re embracing the holidays as the theme for what is going to be the most important day of your life (at least so far), embrace the colors, the smells and the feelings that bring out the spirit of this festive time of the year.

Decorating the Ceremony Space

Holiday Flowers: Poinsettias

Poinsettias

If you’re looking for something that’s quintessentially holiday-themed, easy to move into a reception space, or that will look good in any ceremony space, consider poinsettias. These fun and festive holiday plants last a long time and maintain their good look. You can place plants up and down the aisles at each row of seats. This will instantly turn a plain space into one that really captures the spirit of the holidays.

Capture the spirit of Christmas with a small potted cypress tree in a decorative ceramic container with a cardinal painted on it. The tree is adorned with a festive ribbon and accented with faux berries and a cardinal who sits at the base of the tree. This is another festive way to bring the warmth of the holiday season into your celebration space – either for the ceremony or the reception or both.

Green and white are elegant and timeless winter colors. Paired together, these colors are the perfect way to celebrate your winter wonderland wedding. This beautiful ceremony arrangement is a stunning idea for any winter wedding!

White hydrangeas are classically elegant flowers, so much so that they are an important part of quintessential winter flower arrangements. They are also widely used in wedding arrangements- for the ceremony, reception and gallery. You can’t go wrong with any floral arrangement that incorporates such a special flower.

Flowers for Ceremony Chairs or Pews

Hydrangea Bouquets

Hydrangea

Flowers are an important accent for chairs and pews. It transforms the atmosphere of the space from whatever it usually is, to something special, celebratory and festive. Maintain a theme when using flowers on seating areas. If you choose to use huge white hydrangeas in vases for the altar or wedding stage, then continue that with seating. Hydrangea With White and Gold is a wonderful idea for seating.

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Don’t forget that wedding flowers are designed to be customized, and here at Nanz and Kraft, we’re anxious to help you make this important day, the most beautiful and meaningful one of your life.

 

Decorating this Christmas

Christmas is less than two weeshutterstock_235167862ks away. In many homes, the tree is already up and decorated. You may have lights on the outside of your house, or even an elaborate light display.

This is the time of year when people have drop-in guests, or even occasions where invited guests come over. Now that you’ve taken care of the familiar holiday decorating symbols, you may be wondering about, or thinking about the other things you can do to decorate your home to really make the holiday spirit come to life in your home.

For those who spend long hours at the work place, adding some Christmas cheer in the form of holiday-inspired plant and flower arrangements will brighten the environment and boosts the spirit of everyone who works in the area, walks by, or comes to see you.

Flowering plants, floral arrangements, table centerpieces and other festive plants can really light up your home with the bright, cheerful, warm and inviting spirit of Christmas.

Holiday Poinsettias

Holiday Poinsettias

Poinsettias

If you want a lovely flowering plant that will last through the holidays – and beyond, a poinsettia is an excellent choice. Bright red bracts are often mistaken for flowers, but the actual flowers are buds where polle n is visible. The beauty of a poinsettia is being able to enjoy the plant for its deep red (or other color) bracts that contrast festively against the lush dark green leaves. Seeing the tiny pollen specks gradually enlarge as the flowers open is even more delightful.

You can choose a large, lush, Poinsettia in a basket – which is ideal for the office, or the delightfully whimsical Snowbird Poinsettia Garden, featuring mini poinsettias, nestled in an attractive metal container with 2 ivy plants, accents of branch sprigs, a festive candy-cane like bow, and three small snowbirds.

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“Let it Snow Plant Arrangement”

Other Holiday Plants

The “Let it Snow” plant combo is the perfect host or hostess gift, accent for just about anywhere in your home, and the perfect way to bring some Christmas spirit to places of your home that may not otherwise have it. A miniature white poinsettia and pine tree are planted together in this delightful combination, featuring festive accents of sticks of cinnamon, berries and a lovely holiday-inspired bow. The planter is even more delightful because of the decorative snowman in a snow-covered pine cone hat.

If you want a flower arrangement that exudes winter and holiday cheer, then choose the Frosted Wonderland arrangement. This delightfully fragrant bouquet combines pure white stock and hydrangeas. Holiday evergreen branches, decorative twigs and gold-dusted pine cones complete this flower arrangement that comes in a cube-shaped vase.

When you want the perfect Christmas flowers and plants, you can always count on Nanz & Kraft Florists.

 

Decorating this Hanukkah

shutterstock_167364551Hanukkah is quickly approaching, which means that it is time to bring out the festive decorations and get the home read for the big celebrations. Many families will get together with other members of the family as well as friends to enjoy wonderful dinners and entertaining parties to celebrate this wonderful winter holiday.

Using flowers around the home can help to complement the rest of your Hanukkah decor while also adding a bit of life and light to the inside of your home. Here are some easy ways to help the home feel even more festive and ready for the celebrations by using flowers.

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With dinner as an important part of many Hanukkah celebrations, selecting a table centerpiece can be a critical part of adding to the decorations. Consider combining the traditional Hanukkah colors of blue and white along with a winter wonderland theme and select a centerpiece that includes a variety of gorgeous white flowers with some white candles. Utilizing candles in your centerpieces is a wonderful way to compliment the central tradition of the menorah. The candles can be carefully lit during the meal to help contribute to the ambiance and even create a more formal atmosphere.

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Adding vase arrangements around the house that use the traditional blue and white color scheme, can help bring smiles to people’s faces no matter where they go in the home. White lilies and roses can look particularly spectacular. These arrangements can be added to the entranceway of the home as well as tables, shelves, and mantelsthroughout the house.

White roses for gifts

Giving guests a small token gift after a celebratory dinner can be a wonderful way to share goodwill for the holiday season. White  can be particularly spectacular for this type of gift. White roses have traditional association with friendship, respect, and hope for the future, which all are great messages to send to friends and families after a Hanukkah celebration. Keep a bouquet of white roses near the main door and give one to people as they prepare to leave.

With Hanukkah quickly approaching, it’s time to get into the spirit of celebration. Decorations help lift everyone’s spirits and flowers are a beautiful way to add life and vibrancy indoors. Keep these tips in mind and you are sure to wow your guests with your holiday decor! 

Always the Perfect Gift

We’ve all been there, that exciting mocentral-square-14112684122-1ment just before opening the gift you’ve been dreaming about from your spouse, significant other, or good friend. Did they remember all the ideas you gave them? Did they pick up on all of those subtle hints you’ve been dropping for months? Holding back your excitement you unwrap the box slowly and… “Wow, it’s really… um… unique. Thanks…” Do they know you at all?

Every year more and more people are a victim of that less-than-perfect holiday gift. Everyone knows what it’s like to open that bizarre gift. This holiday season you have the chance to change all of that and bring thoughtful joy to someone’s holiday with flowers. No more unexcited responses, flowers truly are the perfect gift.

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Any of our holiday themed centerpieces would make the perfect gift! Our Hanukkah Centerpiece is a gorgeous arrangement of blue delphinium, white lilies, dendrobium orchids and roses that is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face!

Give us your story. What’s the weirdest gift you’ve received? How did you react? Did you pretend to love it or give them a more honest response? Watch our video and share your weirdest gift ever received to be entered in our special holiday sweepstakes for your chance to win a $100 gift card from Nanz & Kraft. Make this year special by giving the perfect gift this holiday season.

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Decorating with Flowers this Thanksgiving

shutterstock_223853083Thanksgiving ushers in the start of the holiday season. With it comes a relaxing four-day holiday weekend that begins with a veritable feast of turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and other traditional favorites. Overflowing with all the abundance of autumn,Thanksgiving affords us the opportunity to express gratitude for all of the blessings in our lives.

Whether you’re attending a Thanksgiving Day gathering or hosting one at your own home this year, flowers are the ideal centerpiece and home accent. From the living room to the Thanksgiving Day dinner table, autumn flowers can help create the perfect mood. Consider one or more of these flower types as a gift for your host or for your own Thanksgiving decorations this season:

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Sunflowers can shine brightly in the late summer months, but they are also the epitome of Thanksgiving abundance as the fall season gains momentum. As an accent bouquet or centerpiece, a bouquet of sunflowers will bring warmth and fall cheer to any dinner table or Thanksgiving home decor. A Warm Wishes Centerpiece, a Harvest Moon  or a Falling Leaves Centerpiece offer a variety of choices to warm up the mood at your Thanksgiving Day gathering.

Autumn Daisies and Asters

The abundant petals of daisies and asters exude the the blessings of autumn and are perfect for celebrating Thanksgiving. Bright fall colors like orange, red, rust, gold and yellow can help light up your home decor as well as the dinner table during your Thanksgiving gathering. A Gerber Daisies Bubble Bowl offers radiant orange charm, and the Sunny Spirits bouquet is overflowing with yellow and gold daisies plus other autumn accents.

Fall Holiday Chrysanthemums

Bright chrysanthemums (some times called “mums”) are another autumn favorite. With more intricate and varied petals than asters and daisies, the mum will light up any room or centerpiece bouquet. An all-mum bouquet is delightful, but it’s also a great accent flower for just about any autumn arrangement. The Prize Pumpkin bouquet features gorgeous chrysanthemums, button mums, Asiatic lilies, spray roses and solidago in rich autumn colors artistically arranged in a keepsake hand-painted pumpkin vase.

Thanksgiving gives us an opportunity to reflect on our lives as we spend time with family and friends. Many of us celebrate and give thanks over an abundant meal shared with those we love. To help set the perfect tone and backdrop for your holiday memories, consider these Thanksgiving flower ideas.

Wintertime Weddings: Enchant Your Guests with Flowers

thumbnail Nothing seems to hold more magic than a wintertime wedding. The softly falling snow, glittering frost, hot cocoa, lights twinkling all over town, the spirit of giving, and the pristine quiet of the winter night all come together to make wintertime wedding ceremonies somehow dreamlike. Those planning winter weddings should take advantage of the season’s natural sparkle and romance by decorating the ceremony and reception with enchanting winter floral arrangements. At Nanz & Kraft Florists, we love nothing more than creating the most beautiful, elegant or whimsical winter floral arrangements for our clients’ inspired wintertime weddings.

Floral arrangements designed specially for wintertime weddings generally fall into one of two categories: winter wonderland or seasonal. The first, winter wonderland floral arrangements feature snowy white bouquets, pearl or jewel embellishments, and frosty white laces or ribbons. The idea is to blanket the ceremony in sparkling white like moonlit snow with the bride’s gown as the primary centerpiece. This decor scheme also usually incorporates crystal and silver accents into the bouquets, table settings, and other decorations.

Ceremonies and receptions decorated with seasonal floral arrangements typically feature white bouquets accented with festive blooms in deep romantic colors, evergreens, pine cones, and other greenery. A pure white bouquet beautifully offsets the red of seasonal blooms like amaryllis. These seasonally inspired floral arrangements create an inviting ceremony with an atmosphere akin to sitting beside a fireplace. Add a warm glow to your tables’ floral centerpieces with the addition of candlelight to your wintertime wedding. In addition to this decor scheme’s cheerful appearance, seasonal colors and dthumbnail-2ecorations will blend seamlessly with the rest of the wedding’s seasonal surroundings, making it feel as if everyone is celebrating your wedding day.

If you have selected non-seasonal colors for your wintertime wedding, floral arrangements featuring your colors will work just as well as all red and white bouquets. Whatever theme or color palette you choose for your wedding day, our expert wedding consultants at Nanz & Kraft Florists will be happy to help you select and arrange the best flowers for your wintertime wedding.