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
Grandparents Day is a special holiday which was created with two goals in mind. The observance was officially established by Congress in 1978, but the original vision for the day came from Marian McQuade, a West Virginia mother of 15 and grandmother to many. Her dream was to set aside time for grandparents to impart wisdom, tell stories and share legacy with the younger members of the family; and for the younger generation to have the chance not only to learn from their elders, but to have an appreciation for the history of their family.
At Nanz & Kraft Florists, we love any opportunity to promote family and togetherness! If you are looking for Grandparents Day bouquets and gifts to celebrate this special occasion, our team has put together an online collection sure to provide you with some great ideas. Read More about Sending Grandparents Day Bouquets
Each month of the year has a special birthstone chosen to represent it, and in the month of September the honor belongs to the beautiful sapphire. Cherished and coveted for thousands of years, this iconic blue stone has held an important place in most cultures and religions. The gemstone signifies the presence of the divine and has a celestial association. Although the gem occurs in many colors, it is the most intense sapphire blue which is the most valuable and the most sought after.
Did You Know? The sapphire is the third hardest mineral on the Mohs scale, and is sometimes utilized for commercial purposes such as optical components, windows, and crystals for wristwatches. Read More about September Sapphire Birthdays
In the 1960's, Joseph Goodwin bought his wife a transistor radio, and told her he did so "just because". The simple gesture inspired a family tradition that endured for decades, and began to spread throughout his California community. 50 years later, National Just Because Day still credits its beginning to that humble gift. Goodwin was once quoted as saying that he wanted the day to celebrate life, family and leisure time. With that spirit in mind, August 27 is the perfect opportunity for you to offer a gift, make a gesture, or try something new. It doesn't matter how you recognize the day, just make sure there is no real reason, other than "why not?".
At Nanz & Kraft Florists, we send flowers for special occasions every day. But we also know that when someone receives a floral arrangement for no reason other than they are loved, it makes a beautiful impact. Read More about Flowers Delivered ‘Just Because’
August is National Romance Month, and is a great opportunity to remind your sweetheart of how much you love them. Summer is full of spontaneity, whimsy and fun, and so lends itself perfectly to romantic gestures. After all, Valentine's Day is only once a year, but love knows no season!
Floral experts from Nanz & Kraft Florists have been conspiring with die-hard romantics since 1850, and we have the knowledge, ideas, and beautiful flowers that you will need for a month full of romance. And we start with the quintessential flower of love and passion - the rose. Read More about August Celebrates Romantic Flowers
Life is a series of many events and occasions, some happy and, unfortunately, some sad. When you are faced with saying goodbye to a cherished friend or beloved family member, there are deep emotions associated with the personal decisions about how to best honor their life. Often the relationship to the deceased and the unique life they led will determine the most appropriate flowers for a funeral. The team at Nanz & Kraft Florists is here to help you through these decisions, and will assist you in conveying your sympathy in a special and poignant way. Read More about Traditional Flowers for a Funeral
This fall, nearly 2 million young adults will arrive on college campuses for the first time, moving into dorm rooms and away from home. Another two million will be returning to dormitories after a year off - and all these students will be looking to set their room up with the personal dorm decor that will make them feel at home. Whether you are saying goodbye to your anxious student for the first time or dropping off your returning student by the curb - Nanz & Kraft Florist has the gifts you'll need to settle them into their new space. Read More about Dorm Decor for Your Student
National Sisters Day will be celebrated on August 6 this year. Although this observance is not as well known as some, it does give you a unique opportunity to honor your sisters - or friends who are just like sisters, Mark your calendar and plan on sending a thoughtful gift to show your sister that she means the world to you. The team at Nanz & Kraft Florists are always ready for these special occasions throughout the year, and we have a wide selection of beautiful floral arrangements that will show you care.
Did You Know? National Friendship Day is celebrated on August 6 as well! We think this is a happy coincidence, as often our sisters are our very best friends! Read More about Sisters Day Celebrates Our First Best Friend
In the heat of summer, it is always nice to find those things that bring refreshment. We recommend a glass of lemonade, a cool breeze, and some beautiful summer flowers from Nanz & Kraft Florist. This summer, we… Read More about Beautiful Summer Hydrangea Designs
What is more peaceful than relaxing in your own backyard during the summer? We love long sunny afternoons in a backyard oasis of lounge chairs, lemonade, and peace. Sounds idyllic, doesn't it? Make this serene day even more beautiful by inviting butterflies to your afternoon - it is as easy as adding a few beautiful flowers to your patio or yard. Butterfly and bee gardens are a natural way to both help the environment and add color and interest to your outdoor space - and Nanz & Kraft Florists are here to help you to cultivate the perfect plants and flowers to do just that.
Why Bees? The honeybee population is in dramatic decline globally, as well as here in the US. Bees are critical to the ecosystem, especially in the area of cultivating the food (vegetables, fruit and grains) that we need. Playing even a small part to encourage the return of the bees is important - and experts assure us that when gathering nectar and pollinating, bees will almost never sting. Just leave them to do their job, and they will ignore you. Read More about Insect-Resistant Butterfly & Bee Gardens