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 »
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 »
Perhaps you've already celebrated the season's biggest fruit at the Louisville Jack- O-Lantern Spectacular (if you haven't gone yet, head on over!). It's time now to turn your attention to the season's boldest bloom, the mum. Though it's November's official flower, mums start popping up on doorsteps and in entryways in October, a sunny symbol that Fall is here. At Nanz & Kraft Florists, we love Fall's marvelous mums, and have a bevy of arrangements to choose from so that you too can Fall up your home. Read More about Fall’s Marvelous Mums »
It's never too early in the season of giving to start doling out the gifts, or so we think here at Nanz & Kraft Florists. And since Halloween is such a kid-centered occasion, a time of magic and mischief, it's the perfect opportunity to send your favorite ghost or ghoulie a surprising treat that doesn't involve sugar.
Halloween gifts can afford to be playful and often come topped off with some spooky decor. While you'd never add a fake spider to your roses in February, there's no reason not to add a bewitching element to your blooms in October. Read More about Halloween Gifts & Spooky Decor »
Posted by David Kraft on October 5, 2017
Sweetest Day has been celebrated in the Midwest for nearly 100 years, the creation of a group of businessmen in Cleveland, OH in the early 1900's. The inaugural event consisted of handing out candy and small gifts to shut-ins and orphans, and the day has evolved to include any acts of kindness - although giving candy is still entirely appropriate! We also love the idea of giving flowers, as flowers are known to increase happiness and enhance well-being. With such sweet benefits, why wouldn't you call Nanz & Kraft Florists? Read More about Sweetest Day Flowers Show Kindness »
There is something magical about the arrival of fall. Whether it is the color blanketing the landscape, the cool air which wakes us up in the morning, or the delicious infusion of apples, cider and pumpkin - autumn is our favorite time of year! Some of our favorite holidays are on the way, and there is a sense of anticipation and excitement no matter where you go.
At Nanz & Kraft Florists, we are inspired by the colors, textures, and flowers of fall. Our experts have imagined beautiful creative floral designs that are are unique and distinctive, and express everything we love about this season. Which is right for your home decor? Read More about Creative Floral Designs for the Season »
Since 1958, employees across the United States have been recognizing the bosses that make the workplace a great place to be. After all, it is estimated that we spend approximately one-third of our adult waking hours working. With that much time spent at a workplace or business, a great boss can make life a lot more enjoyable!
At Nanz & Kraft Florists, we help Louisville residents to thank all of the influential people in their lives. On October 16, our focus is on the team leaders, supervisors, employers and bosses who do a great job every day, and we have gifts for the office sure to make them feel appreciated. Read More about Boss’s Day Gifts for the Office »
“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all of the other seasons.” – Jim Bishop The fall season is upon us, and if you are like many, it can’t come quickly enough! As hot days give way to cool… Read More about The Colors of Autumn Flowers »
Moving into an unfamiliar area can be a little daunting. For those who are trying to soothe children, unpack boxes, and set up the internet, it can also be a bit stressful. If you see a moving truck arriving in your subdivision, there are many ways that you can help to make the family's transition a little easier, as well as to assure them that they have great new neighbors!
The team at Nanz & Kraft Florists has beautiful ideas for plants and flowers to warm up their new Louisville home with hospitality. Read More about Flowers to Welcome New Neighbors »