As the New Year approaches, many people begin to think about small changes we can make to have a positive impact on our health, work and relationships. The floral experts at Nanz and Kraft Florists believe this can be done easily by simply including more flowers in your daily life. Here's why:
Flowers help you breathe cleaner air. Plants and flowers are natural air purifiers, absorbing harmful toxins and impurities in the air and leaving behind only clean air for clear thinking and increased focus.
Flowers boost creativity. Being around your favorite color has been proven to increase creative thought. So surrounding yourself with blooms in your favorite hues is a great way to channel more creative energy your way.
Flowers help strengthen relationships. Not only can sending someone flowers create a bond, but caring for another living thing will increase your sense of compassion and empathy, which are great traits in any relationship. Read More about A Motivated New Year »
The holidays are a time when we travel over hill and dale to be with the ones we love. We reunite with family members we maybe haven't seen since last Christmas. We introduce new family members. We spend time with our closest friends and neighbors, feasting and making merry. It can be a time where the loss of a loved one can be felt acutely. Programs like Wreaths Across America, which holds a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery every year, are an inspiring example of how to honor and remember the ones we've lost at the holidays. Nanz & Kraft Florists is also here to help you do that. Read More about Honor Your Loved One This Holiday »
Of the many many ways we have fun over the holidays, being creative has got to be at the top. Whether we're brainstorming the best way to light up the front yard, baking the first of many sets of cookies (or fudge, or candy, or cake), we're hands-on in our homemaking this time of year. Sure, we cherish our traditions, but making new things is always in order during the season. And if we have kids? It's almost craft overload on our kitchen table. We here at Nanz & Kraft Florists celebrate creativity in all its forms, naturally, since we're creative types ourselves. And we want to bring some floral artistry to your table and leave you with a way to make your own. Read More about A Fun, Creative Holiday »
Ready for the ramp up to the biggest holiday of them all this season? Nanz & Kraft Florists sure is, and to prove it, we've curated a collection of floral favorites and other gift items at our shop. We love the season of giving, and we've got a variety of flowers, wreaths, garlands, trees, poinsettias and trees to give to the ones you love or to decorate with in your own home. But today we're focusing on the kind of gift that comes in a box (surprise, we have those too!). Read More about Holiday Wishlist Gifts »
Want to make a great first impression this upcoming holiday season? Start with a wreath.
Our favorite circle of greenery ever is one of the classic emblems of the season, and also one of the first pieces of decor you can put up in advance of the holidays without feeling like you're rushing them. A wreath says, "come on in" in a way that nothing else can. Read More about Hang A Harvest Wreath In Warm Welcome »
Today we're shining the spotlight on our very own Front Counter team member Annie Gardner, an invaluable presence here at Nanz & Kraft Florists. We couldn't do it without Annie, who is one of the first people you encounter when you walk in the door. She radiates courtesy and care, and creates a friendly, approachable vibe for everyone around her. And did we mention her sense of humor? Read More about We’re Thankful For: Annie Gardner »
If you're one of the lucky people to have been invited to a Friendsgiving celebration, get ready to have a good time. This approach to Thanksgiving has been gaining traction in recent years, and with it comes a whole new set of traditions to blend in with the old. You may be entreated to bring a dish that reflects your culture or ethnic background. You may be asked to provide a side item that puts a new twist on a classic holiday dish. Friendsgiving may seem more like a casual cocktail party or mixer, with neighbors, friends, co-workers, teachers and more mingling and getting to know each other, even as they're gathered in the same spirit as at traditional Thanksgiving. Read More about How To Style Friendsgiving »
If you're ready to build yourself a true Fall tablescape, you've come to the right place. Nanz & Kraft Florists is offering our top tips on how to create a dining table that presents a feast for the eyes as much as it does for the mouth. Tablescapes take their cue from the centerpiece you choose. Whatever feeling or mood that centerpiece expresses, the tablescape elaborates upon it, offering a cohesive experience for everyone gathered around it. Read More about A Naturally Gorgeous Tablescape »
Want a Fall floral design that's the equivalent of your spiced pumpkin candle? Nanz & Kraft Florists has one. Actually, more than one. What do they all have in common? A real bid to the senses. An emphasis not just on rich, harvest colors, but on rich, harvest textures. You know the kind we mean. The crackling sound and warmth from a fire. The rustle of falling leaves. The crust on a pumpkin pie. This is the season for layering texture, and we've got it in floral form. Read More about The Rustic Textures Of Fall »
We're scaring up some fun Halloween gifts this year at Nanz & Kraft Florists. Can you blame us? This is one of the most mischievous nights of the year, and it calls for lots of decorating and celebrating. We're revealing our best fright-night gift picks, and whether you have a sweet tooth or a green thumb, both will get you in the spirit of the spirits. Read More about Two Sweet Treats For Halloween »