Come Join us for these Holiday Shopping Events

According to a recent article in the Atlanta Business Journal, local Atlanta businesses are ramping up for some post-Thanksgiving holiday shopping events to make the most of this busy retail season and encourage local Atlanta residents to help bolster the Atlanta economy. The article reported that a survey by the National Federation of Independent Businesses and American Express found that 67% of small-business owners will offer discounts on specific items. 39% of small-business owners are planning to collaborate with other small businesses to promote Small Business Saturday. 36% will offer coupons for future offers or discounts. 33% rely on social media most to promote Small Business Saturday to their customers. 21% are planning to increase the number of employees working on Small Business Saturday. We agree with these findings as we have our plans underway for these special holiday events and encourage you to join us on any or all of these special shopping experiences. November 29 is Black Friday The infamous Black Friday is nearly here. Some retailers are trying to push it forward to just after the Thanksgiving meal, but for our employees and our customers we believe they should be with their families. We will be ready [...]

Thanksgiving Events in Atlanta

Thanksgiving is more than just a time to eat too much, hang out with family, and wrap up the great Christmas or Hanukkah specials at the mall. There are some great festivities sure to get everyone in the holiday spirit that are great for families and individuals alike. Across Atlanta, there are many special events that are a great way to celebrate as well as participate in your community. Here are some of our personal favorites to enjoy in Atlanta at Thanksgiving. 2013 Atlanta Half Marathon and Thanksgiving Day 5K The Atlanta Half Marathon, organized by the Atlanta Track Club, is a Thanksgiving Day tradition for thousands of runners and volunteers alike. Along with the Thanksgiving Day 5K run/walk, the Mashed Potato Mile Kids' Fun Run and the Gravy Gallop, the Atlanta Half Marathon on Thanksgiving Day offers up something for the whole family. Registration ends on November 24th for this event that begins on Thanksgiving Day, November 28th, at 8:00am at Turner Field in Downtown Atlanta. The address is 755 Hank Aaron Drive. The event is for ages 8 and up. The Gravy Gallop, which is a 50-meter dash is open to ages 6 and under and it starts [...]

Order Bold, Beautiful Thanksgiving Flowers and Centerpieces Now!

Now is the time to place your orders for Thanksgiving flowers, Thanksgiving centerpieces, and Thanksgiving gifts for your home, your loved ones, your colleagues, and your colleagues. This is the time to let everyone know how thankful you are for them as well as an opportune time to reflect on why you are also thankful. It is also a great excuse to decorate in beautiful fall colors and bring the season to the table. Our Thanksgiving Selection One of the best ways to decorate for Thanksgiving is to select a beautiful centerpiece that reminds everyone of the bounteous time of harvest and the reason everyone has gathered together. If you cannot make it to a loved one’s house this year, consider sending one of our traditional Thanksgiving arrangements with candles or a hurricane candle holder. Or, you can opt for a unique Thanksgiving arrangement that is hand arranged in a cornucopia holder.  We also can make individual flower arrangements to put at each place setting on the table. We have some truly unique centerpieces this year that can coordinate with your sophisticated décor, including a crimson centerpiece and the Merlot Centerpiece.  These are truly stunning and are real standouts this [...]

Veterans’ Day is November 11th

Next Monday is Veterans’ Day, which is celebrated every year on November 11th. This blog post provides background on this special day of remembrance and thanks for all our war veterans. We also have some information on some local Veterans’ Day events in the Atlanta area. Origins and Observance of Veterans’ Day Veterans’ Day is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice, which ended World War I. The reason it is celebrated on this day was because the armistice was signed on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 to end World War I. In 1926, the U.S. Congress recognized it as a special day of prayer and thanksgiving, and it finally became a legal holiday in 1938. However, it is really become a special day to thank all veterans of all wars for their service on behalf of everyone in the United States. Observances usually include parades and church services. This is one of the many days that people put out an American flag at their home or business. Some schools, offices, and financial institutions are closed. Atlanta Veterans’ Day Events There are many events in Atlanta that you can participate in [...]

November 4th, 2013|Categories: Veteran's Day|Tags: , |0 Comments