The impact of flowers on health and well being is widely known, with study after study confirming that there are real benefits to be had from living a life alongside flowers. After all, we send get well flowers for a reason, and not just because fresh blooms tend to lift the spirit and boost morale. The exchange of flowers keeps us connected to our friends and loved ones. Plants and flowers oxygenate the air around us, making for a healthier environment. And a 2008 study by the American Society of Horticultural Science found that among hospitalized patients, those who kept flowers or a potted plant in their rooms used less pain medication and had lower blood pressure overall.
Nanz & Kraft Florists maintains a collection of floral designs and plants suited to every get well scenario you can think of. Read More about Perk Them Up With Flowers »
Winter is the perfect time to experiment with flowers. There are a rich variety of cold-weather bloomers, and when they're worked into designs, they really capture the season and speak to its best features. This is a time when we can bring in dark greens, pine cones, branches, berries and cinnamon sticks. Designs can be luxe, rustic or elegant. Nothing's off the table.
Here at Nanz & Kraft Florists, we're loving designs inspired by the winter landscape; think quiet walks in the snowy woods, bare branches dusted with snow and iced-over ponds glittering with sunshine. Read More about Winter’s Lavish White Blooms »
Posted by David Kraft on December 22, 2017
International Floral Distributors has released its annual trend report, and the results are giving us at Nanz & Kraft Florists a lot to look forward to in 2108. And while it's hard to pick one style to focus on in this week's blog, we've chosen IFD's "Positively Posh," a modern romantic look that feels at home on tables, at events and in hands. Read More about 2018’s Pretty, Posh Flower Trend »
Good news: Our Holiday Gift Guide is here, and it's packed with truly sensational seasonal gifts, with something for everyone available. But among all the floral goodies, we at Nanz & Kraft Florists want to shine a little light on those gourmet goods that come in a box - basically, a box of goodness.
Like gift baskets, boxes offer the advantage of giving many related items all at once and can suggest abundance, comfort, adventure, romance . . . the list goes on. A box, however, looks a little more modern than a basket, offering a streamlined, rustic look that keeps the focus solidly on what's inside. Read More about Gourmet Gift Boxes »
Everyone loves to play Santa sometimes, and no more so than when that involves concealing your identity from a randomly-assigned gift recipient for weeks. It just doesn't get more fun than the group gift swap, with its cloak of anonymity and big reveal at the end.
But it can be a challenge, too. After all, we often don't know the personal preferences and tastes of our assigned giftee, which is why so many people default to joke or gimmick gifts. And as fun as those are, we at Nanz & Kraft Florists think you can do better. Read More about Scrumptious Secret Santa Gifts »
There's a particular date for spending we think you should definitely circle on the calendar, and no, we're not talking about Black Friday or Cyber Monday. We mean November 28, Giving Tuesday. This global initiative to promote charitable giving is now in its sixth year, and like its precursors, it would have you opening your wallet. The only difference? You'll be doing it to support a cause close to your heart.
At Nanz & Kraft Florists, we're in the business of giving, helping people to make that perfect flower gift again and again. But we have another way to help, too. Read More about The Joy of Charitable Giving »
We here at Nanz & Kraft Florists love the holiday season for its rich palette of colors and textures, which our seasonal blooms capture perfectly. This is the time of year when we make a strong appeal to the senses, simmering apple cider on the stove, hanging jingle bells on our doors, wrapping up in cozy blankets and staying warm by the fire.
One place that really deserves a good dose of holiday warmth is your office. And yet, our workplaces are often some of the toughest spaces to decorate. After all, it's not as if we can move the furniture around on a whim or choose the whole decorating scheme ourselves. There are customers, clients and co-workers to consider. Read More about Joyful Poinsettias for the Office »
Posted by David Kraft on November 17, 2017
| Last Updated: November 9, 2020
One of Thanksgiving's most enduring symbols is the cornucopia, an expression of the harvest that came from Greek mythology. While in that case it was a goat horn that Zeus accidentally broke off, today the cornucopia is typically represented as a basket full of the fruits of the season's harvest. What hasn't changed? The ancient cornucopia and the modern one both symbolize abundance, the results of our endeavors over the growing season, and the nourishment we take from our hearths and homes.
Is it any surprise then that we've made cornucopias into Thanksgiving centerpieces? Not to us at Nanz & Kraft Florists. Read More about Glorious Cornucopia Centerpieces and More »
If you're traveling over hill and dale this Thanksgiving to spend the holiday in someone else's home, you're in good company. Last year, 50 million people did the same, traveling at least 50 miles to gather round the table with the ones they love.
We at Nanz & Kraft Florists also think you may have lucked out: hosting Thanksgiving is an enormous, dare we say, thankless task. There are so many steps involved in planning a formal, multi-course meal, and that's not even talking about the execution of it. And while you may have been asked to contribute an item to the holiday table, expressing your gratitude toward your host requires a little more. Read More about Thanks In A Basket »
Posted by David Kraft on October 30, 2017
| Last Updated: October 15, 2020
Every Veterans Day, we gather to honor those heroes in our community who served in the U.S. military to protect and defend our country. In Louisville, we're fortunate to call many of those veterans friends, neighbors and family. And on or around November 11, we acknowledge their incredible efforts and bravery publicly with parades and observances. We may also be honoring our favorite patriots closer to home, around our own dinner table.
Here at Nanz and Kraft Florists, we've got a variety of floral arrangements just perfect for your Veterans Day dining table. Read More about Dinner Decor for Veterans Day »
Posted by David Kraft on October 27, 2017
| Last Updated: November 3, 2017