Celebrating National Good Neighbor Day in Atlanta

National Good Neighbor Day is observed annually on September 28.It was started in the 1970s by Becky Mattson and made an official day by President Jimmy Carter in 1978. The national celebration was created to acknowledge the importance of having and being a good neighbor. Often, good neighbors become good friends. They are there to watch over our homes when we are away or help out with the kids, pets, and/or mail. And, we do the same for them. This is especially important considering how much more we spend online with virtual friendships and often forget about the value and importance of face-to-face interaction. When it comes to our neighbors, staying close to them and being good to each other also helps build a sense of community as well as improves the security of the surrounding area. To celebrate National Good Neighbor Day, do something nice for your neighbor today. That can be a kind note to let them know you appreciate them. Or, it might be helping them out on a project. Of course, a small gift is also a nice gesture for Good Neighbor Day like these ideas: SUNBURST BOUQUET includes sunflowers, green mini hydrangeas, orange Asiatic lilies, [...]

Make a Difference in Your Atlanta Community

Make a Difference Day is on October 21st, and this is a perfect opportunity for you to get involved in helping those in your community. It can be volunteering on a community project that helps others, such as building a house, cleaning up an area, or assisting those in need. You can also participate in Make a Difference Day by donating to a charity or adding to a fundraising event. In Atlanta this year, there are plenty of ways to get involved on Make a Difference Day. There are book donation drives, 5k runs, community events and fundraisers where you can really feel like you are making a difference to those in need within your local area. We also like to contribute to our local Atlanta communities by participating in numerous events. Besides our own involvement, we also encourage our customers to do so as well through charity contributions that you can make just by making purchases through our online flower shop. Known as Helping Hands, our unique online fundraising program helps numerous organizations throughout Cobb County, including churches, schools, and non-profit organizations. With each order you make through our website, you can include a $2 donation to any of [...]

Gift Guide for Special October Days

Besides Halloween, there are many other days in the month of October that deserve some type of celebration. 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 to help you celebrate these special occasions in October. Sweetest Day It makes sense to celebrate the Sweetest Day with a few sweets. Our Chocolate Gourmet basket is filled to the brim with dark and milk chocolate treats, truffles, cookies, and more. The Sugar Basket has all your favorite candy bars along with other treats and a few savory delights like chips and crackers. Bosses Day Gift baskets are a great idea for the Boss. They will be able to enjoy quite a spread and maybe share it with you, if you are lucky. The Fruit and Gourmet Treasures contains fresh fruit like apples and oranges as well as gourmet cheese, crackers, and sparkling cider. The Thank You Gift Basket has Cashew Roca, chocolate truffle cookies, cheese straw, water crackers, Napa Valley mini mustard, butter toffee pretzels and other delights. Mother-in-Law Day Treat your mother-in-law to some luxurious fall flowers. Vera Wang’s Autumn Splendor has red roses, [...]

National Good Neighbor Day is September 28th

While we spend time thinking about socially conscious things and how big companies and small business owners can do more for the community, we, as individuals, can also practice small acts of kindness towards others. You never know – you might be able to make someone’s day or at the very least create a much more close knit neighborhood. September 28th is National Good Neighbor Day so it’s a day to do something for those who live around you. Some ideas include helping them with a project, bringing them a gift basket, or offering some flowers or a plant to show you are thinking of them and appreciate that you live next door to them. Of course, it’s also a good idea to think about planning a block party or get-together at your house where your neighbors can come hang out and get to know each other. When it comes to special gifts, we have you covered for National Good Neighbor Day. Here are some ideas that help you show you care for those who live around you: • Mystic Modern Cube Arrangement is a stunning floral design with dahlias, lisianthus, miniature callas, stock, roses, preserved oak leaves and more. [...]

September 28th, 2016|Categories: Gifts for All Ocasions|0 Comments

National Smile Week

August brings National Smile Week, which is a great opportunity to focus on making others happy and watching their faces light up with a huge grin or flash of those pearly whites. While spending time with others is a great way to bring the smiles, we’ve also been there when many flower arrangements and bouquets have been delivered and can truly say that the smiles are out in force. To get you in the spirit of National Smile Week, consider these beautiful floral gift ideas: • The Love Story Bouquet features Ecuadorian roses, wild tea roses, gerbera, garden hydrangea, ranunculus and lisianthus. The colors include purple, lavender, and cabernet tucked into a leaf-wrapped cylinder vase. • Rhapsody Showcase is a stunner with miniature calla lilies, cymbidium orchids, roses and hydrangea arranged in beautiful vase. • The You’re All That Bouquet contains tangerine and princess roses, hot pink gerbera daisies, and hydrangea displayed in a glass vase. • Grand Glamour offers clouds of pink carnations and roses along with sprays of white phalaenopsis orchids. • The Atlanta Sunflower Showcase is a stunning display of wax flower and field asters as well as sunflowers in a glass vase. • The Southern Charm [...]

Treat Someone on Random Act of Kindness Day!

Everyone deserves something nice whether it is a kind word or a special gift. Random Act of Kindness Day is celebrated every February 17th with that idea in mind. If you see someone that could use a smile or a pick-me-up, this is the day to do it. Of course, any day is a good time to practice kindness, but this special day was designed to get more people to stop and think of others whether they know them or it’s someone they pass on the street. Some ideas for Random Act of Kindness Day include: Telling someone else how great they look or how much they mean to you. Helping a stranger with their packages or getting them across the street. Gifting the person behind you in line with a free cup of coffee or special treat when you pick up your own morning drink. Offering to help someone who looks like they are in need. Just saying hello to more people and smiling at them all day. Of course, flowers are always going to be our favorite answer for Random Act of Kindness Day. Whether it is a bouquet or flower arrangement, we have some great products that [...]

Everyone Needs a Little Flower Therapy

We have all had those days where it didn’t go as planned, we feel discouraged, or maybe we are physically under the weather. We also know others that have experienced the same thing. That’s when it’s nice to take the time and treat others we care about and maybe even ourselves to a little flower therapy. Scientific evidence has shown that flowers do improve one’s mental and even physical state, offering that kind of pick me up we all could use. At Carithers Flowers, we are so happy that our flowers can have that kind of effect on others. It makes us feel as though we are really helping others. To give you some ideas of the type of get well flowers, plants, and gifts we offer, we thought we would share a few prescriptions here with you: Wishes and Blessings Bouquet is full of yellow and white flowers, including garden roses and hydrangea, in a European glass vase. The Get Well Soon Bouquet comes with a “Get Well Soon” Mylar balloon. The flower arrangement consists of yellow lilies, roses, and alstromeria in a glass vase. Thinking of You is a bouquet of daisies and lilies that also comes with [...]

August 27th, 2015|Categories: Gifts for All Ocasions|0 Comments

Celebrating Special Family Days in July

While every month has their special days dedicated to friends or different things to celebrate, July happens to be packed with special family days that include Cousin’s Day on July 24th, Aunt and Uncle Day on July 26th, and Father-in-Law Day on July 30th. Not sure what to get to remind those loved ones just how special they are to you? We have a wide range of gift ideas that offer the beauty of nature and fit within your budget. To get you started thinking about what your family members might like, here are some beautiful flower arrangements and plants that illustrate just what is possible: Epic Garden Joy offers an epic floral arrangement of sunflowers, lilies, and roses in a glass vase. Garden Favorites Bouquet has stargazer lilies, gerbera daisies, purple stock and garden roses in a ginger glass vase. Fanciful Garden Cube is a compact flower arrangement that is bursting with garden roses as well as pink and fuchsia gerbera daisies. Elegant Nature’s Harmony is contained in a leaf-lined vase with white hydrangea, leucadendron, red hypericum, green roses, green carnations and hanging amaranthus that has been accented with bupleurum, sword fern, and eucalyptus. Wishes and Blessings Bouquet has [...]

Celebrating the Family During July with Special Days

Our closest family members are often the ones we think of the most but there may be those that we don’t see as often that are also special and add to our lives. Often, these other family members are farther away, so special days have been created as a way to let them know you are thinking of them. Plus, it gives you an opportunity to give them that extra gift throughout the year on top of their birthday so they know just how much you love them. Here are some special family days in July: Cousin’s Day is July 24th Aunt and Uncle Day is July 26th Father-in-Law Day is July 31st These special family members are often mentors and people you enjoy spending time with because they are family but don’t often the same relationship as your immediate family members. Sometimes, cousins feel like siblings or friends while an aunt or uncle is fun, helpful, or just supportive when you need it the most. Gifting Family Members on Special Days We have an extensive selection of gift ideas for these special days that fit all tastes and budgets. Here are some of our customer favorites: Bliss is a [...]

Carithers Flowers named Best Florist in AroundAbout East Cobb Readers Choice Awards

Carithers Flowers was recently named “Best Florist” in the AroundAbout East Cobb Magazine’s 2011 Reader’s Choice Awards. AroundAbout East Cobb readers were invited to vote for their favorite businesses in a wide variety of Reader’s Choice categories. More than 28,000 people voted in this annual selection! Charles Carithers, owner of Carithers Flowers, takes immense pride in his company and is honored and thrilled to be named “Best Atlanta Florist” from his peers, customers, and readers of AroundAbout East Cobb Magazine. The award-winning Carithers team of talented designers and customer service representatives is available online or in person to assist you with all of your floral gift needs and offers express delivery around the globe! They partner with a group of “earth friendly” family farms supplying the freshest flowers from fields around the world. About Carithers Flowers Carithers Flowers, voted Atlanta’s Best Florist by Consumers Choice, is recognized as one of the Top 25 Florists in the Nation by FTD. The company was started in 1973 by founders, Larry & Jane Carithers.  Their customers and partners include many Fortune’s 1,000 companies, well-known retail brands, celebrities, and families who have patronized Carithers for three generations.  Award winning florist, Charles Carithers perpetuates the [...]