Valentine’s Message From Charles Carithers

We hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day. For those of you who placed Valentine’s flower orders with us, thank you so much for your business and for the chance to be a part of your 2014 Valentine’s experience. The unprecedented winter storm that rolled through Atlanta brought our city and most business activity to a virtual halt. The storm left thousands without power and the devastating ice and snow it delivered prompted our Governor to declare a state of emergency that included the Atlanta metropolitan area. The Governor requested that all non-essential business traffic remain off the roads. Carithers Flowers made every effort to comply with his request. Media coverage of the impending storm began over the weekend leading up to Valentine's week and peaked on Monday, just before the first blast of ice and snow reached our city. We heeded the warnings from local broadcast media and began pro-actively contacting customers who had previously placed orders for Tuesday and Wednesday delivery. We advised each customer of the storm related information we were receiving and suggested they allow us to move their delivery to either Monday, Thursday or Friday. The vast majority of those we contacted took us [...]

By | 2014-02-17T20:44:55+00:00 February 17th, 2014|Atlanta Florist, Atlanta Snow Storm, Carithers, Valentines 2014|1 Comment

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 [...]

Carithers Flowers contributes floral design to Callanwolde Christmas Showcase Home in Atlanta

Designers from Carithers Flowers were selected to contribute their professional floral design skills to the Callanwolde Christmas Showcase Home in Atlanta. The lavishly decorated mansion which now houses the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, a non-profit community arts center, was transformed into a Christmas wonderland by Atlanta’s top interior and floral design professionals. Period furniture, objects d’ art, twinkling lights, elaborate floral displays, garlands of greenery, and themed trees filled the rooms of the grand mansion, once owned by the legendary Candler family (founders of the Coca-Cola Company). Visitors were able to tour the historic Gothic-Tudor style mansion and glimpse the magic of a “Roaring ‘20s Christmas” during Christmas at Callanwolde, an annual event held the first two weeks of December. Carithers flowers designers and stylists Nichole Ellise Binaco Parker and Phillip Furgalack lent their award-winning skills to decorate the Grand Staircase and Landing of the Callanwolde mansion with fresh Christmas greenery and a breath-taking tree that left visitors wide-eyed with awe. Parker, Head of the Events Design Team, and Furgalack, designer, consultant, and visual merchandiser for the weddings and events team at Carithers worked together to create a memorable display in the Callanwolde home. Carithers Flowers was honored to be [...]

By | 2010-12-22T20:51:31+00:00 December 22nd, 2010|Christmas Flowers|0 Comments

Carithers Flowers hosts a Holiday Centerpiece Design Class for the WellStar Foundation of Atlanta

[youtube=] The WellStar Medical Facility in Marietta was busier than Santa’s workshop when Carithers Flowers recently hosted a floral design seminar for board members of the Atlanta WellStar Foundation. Participants flitted about the classroom like busy little elves on Christmas Eve creating an assortment of beautiful holiday floral centerpieces. Carithers floral designers worked with participants to help them learn the elements and principles of flower arranging while working with a bountiful array of fresh flowers, foliage, evergreens, fruit, and candles to create elegant and artfully designed holiday centerpieces. Members of the class were also provided helpful tips on how to keep their arrangements fresh throughout the holiday season. Check out some of the gorgeous holiday centerpieces created by WellStar board members on YouTube. Carithers Flowers partners with the WellStar Foundation & Hospice as part of its Helping Hands charity program. As the area’s leading and largest not-for-profit healthcare provider, WellStar – through the WellStar Foundation – relies on financial support from businesses in the community, such as Carithers Flowers, to improve and expand its services.   What is WellStar? WellStar Health System of Atlanta is committed to creating and delivering high quality hospital, physician and other healthcare related services that improve [...]

Thank Your Business Customers with a Thanksgiving Gift Basket from Carithers Flowers

As Thanksgiving steadily approaches, let the season inspire you to show appreciation for your clients, customers, office staff, or coworkers. Sending an artfully arranged and thoughtfully designed Thanksgiving gift basket from Carithers Flowers acknowledges that you appreciate the support of those who have helped your business grow this year. Thursday, November 25, is Thanksgiving Day. Carithers Flowers’ Thanksgiving Gift Baskets and Corporate Gifts are available for delivery beginning November 1st. Pre-order yours today!! Simply Healthy “Fruit and Nuts and Figs-Oh my!” A box full of fresh fruit, dried fruit and nuts – this gift is full of nutritious goodies – perfect for the health nuts in your office!! This delectable gift basket includes a yummy assortment of apples, oranges, and pears along with dried figs, dried plums, pistachios and cashews.     Sweet Harvest Fruit & Nuts A sampling of sweet rich tastes! Perfect for both small businesses and lighter appetites, this gift basket is filled with over 1.5 lbs of perfectly presented fresh, huge nuts and rich, delicious dried fruits.       A Thanksgiving Gourmet Deliver a Thanksgiving gourmet basket to your customers or support staff. Brimming with tasty holiday warmth and cheer, this gift basket features the [...]

By | 2010-11-02T10:13:18+00:00 November 2nd, 2010|Thanksgiving Flowers|0 Comments

‘Tis the Season for Sunflowers

Sunflowers are popular choices for decorative floral bouquets during September and through November. Whether it’s sunny or not outside, a bouquet of fresh-cut Sunflowers from Carithers Flowers makes anyone feel warm and happy. Blazingly beautiful and shamelessly abundant, these happy flowers are a sure-fire way to brighten your home and your mood! History of the Sunflower Sunflowers originated in North America more than 8,000 years ago and are believed to be one of the first crops gown by Native Americans. Grown around the globe for centuries, Sunflowers have been used in a variety of different purposes ranging from culinary to medicinal. From uses in cooking oil to paint and medicinal treatments to biodiesel fuel – the sunflower is one of the most versatile flowers we have today. Native Americans used Sunflower seeds for thickening soups and stems and the hull (shell) was used to make a drink similar to coffee. The hull and petals were also used to make dyes and the oil for cooking and medicinal remedies and ointments to treat snakebites and other wounds. Caring for your Sunflower Bouquet Fresh-cut Sunflowers need plenty of water and care. Cut the stems to a desired length under running water using [...]

By | 2010-09-21T12:11:37+00:00 September 21st, 2010|Carithers Retail, SunFlowers|0 Comments

Carithers Flowers Works With Helping Hands to Support Local Charities

Carithers Flowers believes in giving back to community organizations and charitable causes. Each year, Carithers donates over $100,000 in products, services, and monies to local and national non-profits. Carithers Flowers partnership with Helping Hands is a unique online fundraising program designed to benefit local schools, churches, and non-profit organizations. Whether ordering for themselves or gifting them to a friend, loved one, coworker, or business client, customers can also give back to the community with each online purchase they make. With each Carithers Flowers order, customers can make a $2.00 donation to one of the participating charitable organizations (currently: WellStar Foundation & Hospice, High Meadows School & Camp, United Way, Good Mews Animal Foundation, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Serve Haiti). The Helping Hands program encourages customers to take advantage of easily contributing to local charitable and non-profit organizations by sending flowers across town or across the country. Join Carithers Flowers Helping Hands program Carithers Flowers Helping Hands program is easy for an organization to implement and free to join. Simply fill out the online enrollment form to qualify your organization. Carithers Flowers provides readily available identification cards for your organization to distribute and to spread the word about the [...]

By | 2010-08-05T18:53:20+00:00 August 5th, 2010|Helping Hands Program|0 Comments

Celebrate your friends with a Carithers Flowers bouquet on International Friendship Day

Originating in the United States 75 years ago to honor the special meaning of friendship, International Friendship Day (August 1, 2010) has slowly spread to several countries around the globe. The International Friendship Day celebration takes place on the first Sunday of August every year. The Friendship Day holiday is unique in that it is marked by an almost concerted lack of commercial organization. Rather than rely upon prefabricated greeting cards and notions, the very concept of this holiday is based upon making the effort to express the importance of friendship in a meaningful way. Friends are present in a variety of contexts ranging from work colleagues, siblings, partners, aunts, uncles, and neighbors. You can show your appreciation for your friends in many ways, but the abundant varieties of friendship flowers and gift baskets available from Carithers Flowers will surely bring a smile to your recipients face. Flowers and their many varieties and colors have almost always been associated with friendship. There are several blooms to choose from that convey the many forms of friendship. Listed below are some of the most popular varieties to choose from and their various meanings: Yellow Rose: “Friendship, joy, and delight” Iris: “Meaningful friendship” [...]

By | 2010-07-28T18:52:26+00:00 July 28th, 2010|Friendship Day|0 Comments

Carithers Flowers Offers Gift Baskets for Every Occasion

In addition to its award-winning floral arrangements, Carithers Flowers offers exceptional gift baskets to fit every occasion. When someone receives a gift basket from Carithers Flowers, an ordinary day becomes a day of indulgence. Carithers’ passion for delivering only the finest, overflowing gift baskets brimming with delicious foods, desserts, cookies, and treats is sure to have your recipient thinking they’ve been bestowed with the crème de la crème of gift baskets. Gift baskets are the perfect present for the hard-to-buy for person on your shopping list. Carithers Flowers offers an abundant selection of gift baskets tailored to special occasions or themes. Birthday “cakes” made of flowers, garden totes, spa packages, new baby baskets, and even a gentleman’s cigar chest are just a few samples of the plentiful collection that can be found at or by calling (404) 418-7443. An artfully arranged selection of products adorned with beautiful ribbons in stylized containers makes Carithers gift baskets just as beautiful as they are useful. A family member, friend, client, or colleague with even the most discerning taste is sure to appreciate the thoughtfully chosen and well-packaged gift baskets that Carithers Flowers has to offer. Voted Best Atlanta Florist, Carithers Flowers offers [...]