Gifts For College Students
Leaving for college is a busy and exciting time. Students have to figure out their class schedule and meal plan, get parking stickers and student IDs, and find their way around a new environment. If you have a student leaving for college soon, you’ve likely thought about what they might need once they get there. But if you’re thinking about gifting them with something a little extra, something they may not think of for themselves, the designers at Al’s Florist have got you covered. We’ve compiled a short list of ideas for back-to-school gifts that will let your student know how much you love and care for them, even when they’re miles away. Read More about 5 Things College Students Don’t Know They Need »
We often can feel overwhelmed by the many responsibilities we have in life. This can make caring for one more thing seem difficult. But when that one more thing is a thriving green houseplant, you actually take care of yourself at the same time. Plants give us much-needed oxygen as well as a sense of calm when introduced to our living space. Owning plants is known to reduce stress and fill your world with a sense of balance. It can improve empathy and fill you with a sense of purpose. The floral artisans at Al’s Florist in Hollywood, FL, are eager to share some of our favorite greens with you. Consider bringing home a new plant for the wellness of your entire family. Read More about Take Care Of Yourself This September With Plants »
It's about time to celebrate those super ladies in your life. May 6 through May 12 is both Teacher and Nurse Appreciation week, and while we here at Al's Florist know that there are some awesome men serving in both capacities, these fields are primarily dominated by women, many of whom who are also mothers. So it's the perfect opportunity to just call them what they are and celebrate it: Super Ladies. Read More about A Basket Of Goodness For Teachers And Nurses »
When you're revamping your house for spring, cleaning out the closets and throwing away the things that no longer serve you, don't forget that front step area. We here at Al's Florist know that even during our Florida winters, we're still decorating the front of our homes with plants and other decor, so the area can take a beating. It's time to sweep away the fallen leaves and refresh those planter pots with something more reminiscent of spring. Read More about Refresh Your Front Step For Spring »
There's no better way to make yourself feel special than to go ahead and indulge in a flower or plant gift---for yourself. That's right, Al's Florist said it: You should be buying the flowers or plants you want for yourself. It's an important act of self-care, at least as important as springing for that massage or getting your toes done. And there are so many proven health benefits to having greens or flowers in the home that you really can't go wrong. Read More about Treat Your Sweet Self To Succulents »
If you love where you work and have a great boss, you may want to put October 16 on your calendar, National Boss's Day is set aside to let our supervisors, employers and bosses know that we appreciate all they do. While some do not have the luxury of having a great boss, you do - so let Al's Florist help you to let them know that you think they are amazing.
It all began in 1958, when Patricia Bays Haroski of Chicago petitioned the government to institute a day to enhance employee/employer relationships. In 1962, Illinois governor Otto Kerner signed a declaration making National Boss's Day official. If you have a boss that deserves some recognition, get together with your coworkers and plan a surprise for them. Read More about Boss’s Day Gifts & Flowers »
In the days before electricity and central heating, people moving into a new home would receive gifts of firewood from their family and friends. The firewood was meant to give them enough fuel to last through their first winter in order to keep them warm. As amenities and utilities modernized, "housewarming" gatherings evolved into opportunities for family and friends to congratulate their loved ones on their new home - or for current residents to make a new family feel welcome in their midst.
Al's Florist has floral arrangements, blooming baskets and green plants that are sure to warm the hearts of anyone who receives them. If someone you know is settling into a new place, make sure to send them flowers! Read More about Floral Arrangements for Housewarming Gifts »
Here in Florida, we enjoy bringing the colors and beauty of nature into our homes - and onto our lanais! Plants thrive due to our hospitable year-round climate, and many of them are tropical and gorgeous! Whether you are looking to transform your home, fill your lanai or sunroom with flowering plants, or give a gift - you can rely on the experts at Al's Florist to provide the best plants. The good news is that the plants we love in Hollywood are hardy and resilient - and even if your green thumb is a little tarnished, we'll help you to keep your indoor plants thriving.
Don't Forget! Administrative Professionals Week is coming up soon. Green and flowering indoor plants make excellent gifts for the occasion.(Click here to shop the collection). Read More about Caring for Bromeliads and Other Indoor Plants »