Halloween Treats Galore!

One of everyone’s favorite holidays is here. Halloween arrives on October 31st, but looking around Atlanta, many have been celebrating with weeks with spooky and scary decorations as well as many costume parties. Whether you are dressing up, passing out candy, or hosting a Halloween event, Carithers is the place for great treats to share with loved ones, decorate your own home or office, or supply for a fun Halloween event. Halloween Flowers and Décor As one of the major holidays of the fall season, any one of our stunning fall flower arrangements can serve as a great Halloween gift or Halloween centerpiece, especially with so many beautiful shades of orange flowers across a wide variety of flower types, including roses, gerbera daisies, carnations and more. Other favorites include sunflowers, hydrangea, lilies and orchids. Our fall flower arrangements come in all sizes, including offering upgrades to larger sizes on certain bouquets. Also, we are introducing a wide range of vases, fall-themed containers, and baskets to display these beautiful fall flowers. If you don’t see what you are looking for among our online store or in our Atlanta locations, our incredible floral design team can custom create anything you have in [...]

Saturday, October 26th is Make a Difference Day in Atlanta, Georgia

This weekend, a special day called Make a Difference Day that is dedicated to giving back to the local Atlanta community through volunteer work and charitable contributions. Make a Difference Day was created as a national event intended to promote volunteer work and community assistance across the country. We’ve uncovered some local Atlanta Make a Difference Day events to help you get involved in Atlanta volunteer work. We are also committed to community involvement and charitable contributions, including our Helping Hands program described below. Make a Difference Day Events in Atlanta The Make a Difference Day organization has a page on their website dedicated to local Atlanta events for October 26th.  These volunteer events include Food Drive for Atlanta Community Food Bank, the ARK Project of building homes for those in need, AmeriCorps and VOX Homecoming Volunteers. Hands On Atlanta also has its own calendar of Make a Difference Day events with many opportunities to volunteer, including Urban Farmers and Habitat for Humanity just to name a few. Besides these local Atlanta events, you can also do your own volunteering by helping in your neighborhood or area of Atlanta by helping neighbors in need, organizing a neighborhood clean-up effort, or [...]

Show Your Boss Appreciation on Boss’s Day on Wednesday, October 16th

Boss’s Day is coming up quick. In fact, it’s this week so there’s not much time to think of a way to tell your boss just how much you appreciate and respect the work that they do and the guidance they provide. That’s why we are here to help with some flower, plant, and gift ideas that are sure to please. The Origins and Purpose of Boss’s Day Boss’s Day began in 1958 and became a national holiday in 1962. Patricia Bays Haroski wanted to create a day that would recognize the hard work that her boss and all other bosses do for their companies and their staff. The reason she picked October 16th was because this was her father’s birthday. While October 16th is the day each year it is celebrated, sometimes it is a day close to this date when the 16th falls on a weekend. Either way, this is an ideal time to take your boss to lunch or gift them with something that they like. Boss’s Day Gift Ideas Not sure what to get your boss that would be appropriate for them? Here are some suggestions for Boss’s Day from our online gift selection: Flowers make [...]

It’s Time for Homecoming and Carithers for Corsages and Boutonnieres

Fall has arrived and with it the first traditional high school event of the season – homecoming. This is a favorite event every year as it welcomes back present and past students with a football game and dance. To get ready for the homecoming dance, there is a lot to think about for girls and boys, and, let’s face it, the parents who are most likely paying for that dress, tux rental, limo and corsage and boutonniere. Here are some tips on picking the right corsage and boutonniere for the big dance. Homecoming Corsages For homecoming corsages, there are a couple different types: Wrist corsages have three to four flowers that are arranged together and then tied to the wrist with an elastic band or some type of decorative strap. Sometimes, these straps are velvet, ribbon, or rhinestones. This is a very comfortable type of corsage to wear and goes especially well with strapless dresses. Pin-on corsages are the most traditional type of corsage and are pinned on the dress strap. The size and style of the corsage is otherwise similar to the wrist corsage arrangement. Nosegay corsages are actually a very small bouquet of flowers that are held. Typically, [...]