There are always opportunities to contribute to your local community and get involved in community events and fundraisers. However, Make a Difference Day on October 21st is a good way to get motivated to stop what you are doing and go help someone else through volunteering or contributing in a financial way. Throughout San Diego, there are events on Make a Difference Day as well as over the coming days after the day like planting trees in Chula Vista or participating in a 5K run where you can give your time or money to better someone else’s lives plus just enhance the community where you live or work. Throughout the course of our existence as a family-owned flower shop in San Diego, we have contributed to charities and participated in numerous events as well as encouraged our customers to do the same. For many years, we have also offered the Helping Hands program, which is an easy way for our customer to get involved and help a local charity with every purchase they make through our online flower shop. The program helps numerous schools, churches, and non-profit organizations in La Mesa County, such as Emerald Middle School PTSA, Solana Highlands
Besides Halloween, the month of October has a few special days that you will want to plan for. There’s the Sweetest Day on October 15th, Bosses Day on October 16th, and Mother-in-Law Day on October 23rd. Here are some gift ideas we have put together to help you pick out something special whether they are here in San Diego or across the country. Sweetest Day We have a range of sweet floral arrangements that are sure to celebrate this special day. Great Gerberas is a colorful display of gerbera daisies in a range of colors arranged in an inspiration vase. Rainbow Sorbet offers vibrant colors like orange and pink roses, blue and green hydrangea, and hot pink gerbera daisies. Peachy Keen is a stunning flower arrangement with dahlias, gerbera daisies, and other blooms along with greenery accents. Bosses Day Allen’s Snack Attack Crate features both sweet and savory snacks along with a colorful pave arrangement with half a dozen of premium roses within a wooden crate. Mood for Autumn contains orange roses, exotic cymbidium blooms, yellow mini ross, and succulent cuts. Mother-in-Law Day Show your mother-in-law that you care with any one of these incredible flower arrangements. Symphony has an
Did you know that there is actually a special day known as Random Act of Kindness Day? It’s on February 17th each year and it serves as a reminder just what kindness can mean for someone else. Not to mention it feels pretty good to know that you made someone else smile with your words or actions. Whether it is someone you know or a complete stranger, take the time this day to focus on kindness for others. Even smiling at others and saying “hello” as you pass or “good morning” is a great way to start. Of course, picking up the coffee for the person behind or in front of you at the coffee shop isn’t a bad idea either. Then, there are flowers. Yes, we believe flowers are a great way to show kindness. Their sublime beauty and the fact that not many people treat themselves to such a beautiful item is the perfect reason to consider a bouquet or flower arrangement for one or more people on Random Act of Kindness Day. You’ll want to check out the arrival of spring flowers, including tulips, which can add a special touch with many pastel and bold color options.
Two special days are here – Kiss and Make-up Day on August 25th and Just Because Day on August 27th. These days are a great opportunity to make up with a loved one and let them know you are sorry the two of you disagreed while the other is to say you just don’t need a reason to tell someone how special they are to you. While you can send a card or some other gift, one of the best gift ideas is flowers. And, we have the freshest flowers from high-quality domestic and international flower farmers in the San Diego area. To get you started on what you can send, here are some examples of our flower arrangements: Crazy for You combines red roses with stargazer lilies, white snapdragons, and white hydrangea. Lavish Love has red roses and spray roses set amongst pink Asiatic lilies in a glass vase. Feel the Love is bursting with a rainbow of roses, including pink, red, orange, and yellow hues in a clear glass vase. It comes with 12, 18, or 24 roses. Love, Love, Love has one dozen red roses and six miniature white calla lilies and assorted greenery. Special Someone has
While you may have your own special days this month, including birthdays or anniversaries, to celebrate, there may be a few more that you didn’t realize come this month. Here are three special days related to family that you may want to consider for a flower arrangement, plant, or gift. Cousin’s Day Celebrate all your cousins on this day. It is celebrated on July 24th and is a way to recognize that special family bond that you have that feels like sisters and brothers but probably without the fights! As special members of the family they are often close in age to you so there is more in common with each other to enjoy holidays or vacations together. Aunt & Uncle Day Celebrate your parents’ siblings on July 26th. They are very often an extra set of parents for you or a mentor to go to when you couldn’t talk to your parents. They are often older around your parents’ age and can provide great advice with their knowledge and experience. Father-in-Law Day Celebrate your bonus dad on July 30th with a special gift of thanks for all that they did to raise your spouse to be a great partner.
Chances are this holiday season you will find yourself at a holiday party or two -- maybe more. These parties, whether mature and classy or with endings that mirror a crazy night, had a host or hostess that put a lot of thought and effort into the event. Whether it is a group or individual who slaved away for hours in an attempt to make everything perfect and right at their holiday party, if you have already gone or have yet to go, then be sure to find a way to thank them properly. There are many ways to do this though most typically one brings a gift of sorts to the party for the host or hostess. At Allen’s Flowers and Plants, we have a few of the perfect gifts in mind. Selecting the Right Gift You don’t want to come off wrong when giving a gift to a host or hostess. For the hostess, the gift should not be intimate but more of something along the lines of casual. We’ve put together a few good host or hostess gift ideas below to make it a bit easier for you: Wine is a fine gift and can be quite
Ever find that you are just craving something special, something sweet and different from the usual and repetitive grind of 'breakfast, lunch and dinner? That’s when you suddenly raid the pantry or you local market in search of a succulent chocolate bar or tangy and tart sour candy. If this is you and it happens more than a few times a week or even a day, then chances are you have got yourself quite a sweet tooth. Maybe you aren't the one with as much of a sweet tooth but someone you know is a bona fide junk food junkie. That’s why, come holiday, birthday, or some other special occasion, you can satisfy that craving with a unique gift basket from Allen’s Flowers and Plants! The Junk Food Fantasy Gift Basket This is no fantasy! In fact, the junk food fantasy bucket is real and even available in multiple sizes. You can check it out here and satisfy your own cravings or someone else's unquenchable taste for sweets. Dozens of your favorite candies, cookies, chips and even sodas are available and packed to the brim and overflowing from a beautiful wicker style basket. With sizes that range from a petite, personal