Many designers, florists and other creative types wait all year for the Pantone Color of the Year announcement in December, and with good reason. The color experts have been giving us a design buzz word since 2000, and it has always had an influence on the following year's decor trends. Pantone unveiled Ultra Violet as 2018's color choice, an intriguing purple that we here at Nanz & Kraft Florists are excited to style into our floral designs. Purple represents a wide spectrum of tones, some filled with depth, others softer. Read More about Put Some Pantone Purple In Your Life
There's a new holiday on February's calendar, and it's called Galentine's Day. The idea arose from a 2010 episode of NBC's Parks and Recreation, when main character Leslie Knope proclaimed it Galentine's Day, "only the best day of the year," and took all of her ladies out for a long lunch The concept resonated for a lot of women, and every year, more and more are deciding to celebrate their female friendships on February 13 by doing their own long lunches or making it a true girl's night out. It's an occasion we here at Nanz & Kraft Florists can get behind. Read More about Celebrate Friendship This Galentine’s Day
Want to make someone's 2018? Send them flowers every month.
We at Nanz & Kraft Florists make it easy for you to spend the next 365 days ensuring someone else feels the love through our Flowers For A Year program. Once you set it up, we send fresh, seasonal flowers to your recipient for the next 12 months, guaranteeing that their year is filled with flowers. Read More about Give Them Flowers All Year Long
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
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