Nanz and Kraft Florists

Nanz and Kraft Florists

Family Owned & Operated Since 1850

Flowers for the Perfect Homecoming

By David Kraft on August 31, 2017 in Homecoming Flowers, Prom. 0 Comments

Homecoming 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.  Read More about Flowers for the Perfect Homecoming

Prom Flowers & Corsages for Mom

By David Kraft on April 18, 2017 in Graduation, Prom. 0 Comments

In ancient cultures, the floral corsage was worn to ward off evil spirits, especially during special events such as weddings. Because flowers and herbs were also thought to protect people from illness and disease, eventually corsages and boutonnieres were worn nearly every day. However, as the centuries passed, beliefs changed and medical knowledge increased, the usage of flowers for these purposes waned and became more of a luxury. By the late 17th century, floral corsages were primarily used as a gift of courtship and romantic admiration. Today, corsages and boutonnieres are for special formal occasions - as prom flowers, for formal events, graduation ceremonies, and even Mother's Day. No matter what the event or celebration this spring, you can trust the designers at Nanz & Kraft Florists to create something beautiful!  Read More about Prom Flowers & Corsages for Mom

Formal Flowers – Art for Your Wrist

By David Kraft on September 9, 2016 in Flowers, Prom. 0 Comments

Homecoming weekend is coming soon for area high schools, and we are prepared to provide the designs you'll want to wear. Even though homecoming is often not as formal as it used to be, formal flowers remain an integral part of the weekend - whether for members of the royal court, for an honored teacher, or for the big dance.  Wrist corsages, known simply as wristlets, are the most popular way for women to wear flowers, and at Nanz & Kraft Florist, we have many ways to design your perfect wristlet. Read More about Formal Flowers – Art for Your Wrist