Monday, May 29 is Memorial Day, a yearly observance which originated nearly 150 years ago, in the years following the Civil War. It was established out of respect for the brave men and women who died in that war - but has continued in order to give honor to all those throughout the history of our country who have sacrificed everything for freedom. At Nanz & Kraft Florists, we join our community in remembering the fallen, as well as in comforting the families still grieving the loss of a military spouse, sibling, child, or parent.
"Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices." - Harry S. Truman Read More about Patriotic Flowers to Remember Them
We may be headed towards the summer, but there is still plenty of opportunities to celebrate how amazing spring can be! Beautiful days nestled between winter cold and summer heat beckon us to come outdoors and enjoy, and the mood is a bit more carefree than it has been. Whether you want to congratulate a graduate, send love to the birthday girl, or have a gorgeous bouquet delivered just to let them know they are on your mind - Nanz & Kraft Florists has all of the spring floral arrangements you'll need. Read More about Late Spring Floral Arrangements
There are many ways to honor mom on Mother's Day. But the designers at Nanz & Kraft Florists have come up with an extra special tribute that makes perfect sense for us - each of our beautiful Mother's Day floral arrangements is inspired by and named for one of our own moms.
Browse through our Mother's Day collection and read through some the sweet and touching stories about these lovely women who we love and cherish. Read More about Special Floral Arrangements Inspired by Mom
On May 14, we celebrate some of the most important people in our lives. Of course, our wonderful moms deserve recognition all year long, but on this day we honor their affection, commitment, and huge heart in a special way. And whether you have a mother, stepmother, grandmother, or mother-in-law in your life – this is your chance to convey your gratitude to them. Mother's Day will be here before you know it, and Nanz & Kraft Florists is ready with beautiful floral designs that will emulate her true inner beauty.
Quick History: In the United Kingdom, they have been observing "Mothering Sunday" since the 1600's. but Mother's Day as we know it here in America was established in 1908. In other words, Nanz & Kraft Florist was providing beautiful flowers to Louisville for 58 years before even the first Mother's Day! Read More about Thanking Mom on Her Special Day
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
There are many lesser holidays throughout the year - times set aside to honor certain people for their contributions to our lives and to the world. But few recognize the unsung heroes in our communities as well as National Teachers Week and National Nurses Week, both celebrated in early May. These two groups of people may be very different, but they are similar in one very important aspect - their love, compassion, and professionalism often stay with us long after our time with them is done. When it comes to honoring nurses and teachers, you can't go wrong at Nanz & Kraft Florists. Our collection of beautiful flowers and unique gifts is sure to provide you with the perfect way to thank the people in your life who had a huge impact - and may not even know it!
A Big Week: National Teachers Week is May 7-13, 2017 while National Nurses Week is May 6-12, 2017. Read More about Honoring Nurses & Teachers
If you sent plants for Administrative Professionals Week - or simply love being surrounded by green and flowering plants - the experts at Nanz & Kraft Florists are here to help keep those plants happy and thriving. And it only seems fair, since plants work so hard to keep us healthy! In fact, we offer an entire collection of plants which have the ability to cleanse our indoor air and eliminate airborne toxins. Given that the Healthy Plant Collection will improve your air quality and literally let you breathe easier, let's take a look at how we can keep them beautiful as well. Read More about Caring for Healthy Indoor Plants
When you think about everything required to run a successful business, not only are the customers or consumers important - but so are the employees, assistants and administrative professionals that keep operations running like a well-oiled machine. It only seems appropriate to have a special week to recognize these hard-working individuals. National Administrative Professionals Week is your chance to say “Thank You!” for all they do. This year the week kicks off on April 23rd.
Show your appreciation for the hard-working professionals in your Louisville office with a beautiful floral design or desktop plant to decorate their workspace. At Nanz & Kraft Florist, we work as hard as you do to deliver the best in quality and service, directly to your place of business. For this special week, and for every special occasion, give us a call. Read More about Show Appreciation for Assistants and Administrative Professionals
There are many ways to celebrate Easter Sunday. Some people get up and watch their children discover their Easter baskets, and some wake up early to attend a faith-based sunrise service. Some help children gleefully search for multi-colored eggs and others begin cooking as soon as they get up, anticipating family dinner. Whether you go to church or settle in with your candy, there is a tradition for everyone. And at Nanz & Kraft Florists, we help you to create more beautiful traditions, with spring flowers and floral designs for all of your Easter activities.
But first, some delicious and fun Easter trivia. As a country, our favorite Easter candy is the tried and true chocolate bunny - and nearly 80% of us eat that bunny's ears first! Read More about Celebrate Easter with Spring Flowers
If we asked you to name a flower that completely embodies the essence of springtime, chances are the daisy would come to mind. But although you may imagine the iconic gold and white variety, this deceivingly simple looking flower comes in over 4,000 species, and grows naturally on every continent of the globe except Antarctica. Daisies come in the full spectrum of color and represent almost 10% of the flowering plants in the world. No matter what your special occasion or event, the daisy is a classic choice - and Nanz & Kraft Florists are the best floral experts to call for the freshest, most exquisite cut daisies in Louisville.
What's in a Name? The name daisy is derived from the Anglo-Saxon word "daes eage" which means "day's eye", so named because the flower opens its petals when the sun rises and closes them at sunset. Read More about Celebrating with April Daisies