National Teacher’s Day is May 7th!

teacherfm1As the school year draws to a close in the Long Beach area, it is a great time to honor teachers that have helped your or that are motivating and guiding your children to a successful future. The first full week of May is dedicated to teachers with Teacher Appreciation Week, also known as National Teacher’s Week. This year it is May 6-May 10 with National Teacher’s Day on May 7th.teacherfm2

We’ve put together a list of gift ideas, including flowers for teachers, which can help you let them know that you appreciate all that they do.

Flowers and Gifts for Long Beach Area Teachers

Here are some teacher flowers and teacher gifts that can suit a wide range of tastes and budgets that will help you celebrate these amazing teachers who work every day to make a difference:

  • Go with a simple bouquet of flowers, such as 12 roses or 12 tulips or you might consider something like sunflowers or carnations if you know the teacher has a preference.
  • There are all types of flower arrangements to consider, including those with a wide range of flower types and colors. Think about where the teacher might keep the arrangement, so you could pick a cube or bubble bowl if the teacher is limited on space or if the teacher has room, you can upgrade it to a big vase or large basket.
  • Flowering garden baskets combine greenery and flowers that can often be replanted in a garden so the teacher can enjoy for many months or years to come.
  • Green plants are a nice addition that the teacher can keep in their room or take home to enjoy. These also are made to last a long time so the teacher can be reminded of your gift beyond just National Teacher’s Day.teacherfm3
  • Some teachers even enjoy gift baskets with food or non-food items that they can share with the staff or take home to their families. The sky is the limit when it comes to gift baskets.
  • Give your teacher a balloon bouquet that will be sure to brighten their day or even a stuffed animal that they can cuddle or display in their classroom.
  • Don’t forget to get a greeting card or have your child make one that expresses just how much you appreciate what they do.teacherfm4

Always Say Thanks to Your Teachers!

Teachers work hard and often for not what the pay they should receive. That’s why it is important to let them know in person or through a card that you are thankful they do what they do. It makes a world of difference to teachers because they would not be doing this job if it were not for their personal commitment and interest in helping young people. Say thank you as you hand them a special gift or put it a card to go with your delivery.

Reminder! It’s Secretary’s Day on Wednesday, April 24th!

adminfm1This Wednesday is Secretary’s Day also known as Administrative Professional’s Day, which recognizes all the work that they do to keep a business on schedule, taking care of all the little details so you can focus on your core business.

A Week of Recognition

This day of recognition has actually turned into an entire week, starting today, as a way to recognize, reward, and hopefully retain the best talent. This may mean that you will have to think of more than one gift or event to show them just how much you appreciate their hard work and commitment.

Secretary’s Day Gift Ideas

A great place to start if you are a business in Long Beach or Los Angeles is to drop by Allen’s Flower Market or go online to look at all their ideas for Secretary’s Day, including a flower arrangement, plant, or gift basket.  The incredibly talented floral design team at Allen’s Flower adminfm2Market has some ideas for you to treat your admin to something special:

  • The Zen Artistry arrangement is a true standout among flower arrangements. It features beautiful dendrobium orchids, bamboo, green carnations, and assorted exotic greens in an isometric ceramic container.
  • The Gracefully Elegant arrangement includes gerbera daisies, lilies, roses, alstroemeria, and snapdragons in shades of pink, complimented with gorgeous greenery.
  • Your admin will be amazed when they receive a Red Rose Dipped in Gold. This is a truly spectacular gift that they can enjoy for many years to come.
  • Other unique gifts include Snow White Philanopsis Orchids, a Spathiphyllum plant, and a Succulent Garden. There are so many unique choices that can match the individual personalities of the admin or secretary who works for you.adminfm4
  • There are also gift baskets, stuffed animals, balloons and cards available so you can further personalize your Secretary’s Day gift selection.
  • Don’t forget to take them out to lunch or treat them to lunch in. You can also be creative with some other gift ideas, such as gift cards or a spa day in the office. Whatever it is that they like, give them that and they will know just how much you rely on them to keep you on track!

Order Today!

And, this is something you just can’t leave for your secretary to do! It’s up to you to show them just how much they are appreciated. Be sure to order early as supplies are limited. Allen’s Flower Market offers same-day delivery within Long Beach and the local area. If you adminfm3have a virtual admin or virtual assistant, don’t forget them because we also ship throughout the country!



Spring into a Season of Fun while Celebrating Earth Day

earth1One of the best ways to jump into the full swing of spring is to participate in the upcoming Earth Day on April 22nd, which is a way to keep our planet looking beautiful so generations to come can enjoy spring just as we do.

Earth Day

Earth Day has been celebrated for longer than you may think. In looking into the history of it, the first Earth Day celebration was held in April 1970 as a way to counteract the consumption problems that were seen even back then in terms of depleting our natural resources.

earth2It was a movement that everyone could get behind and has continued to this day thanks to many people who understand it is up to us to take better care of our plant.

Earth Day in Long Beach

All over the world, Earth Day is celebrated with festivals, clean-up projects, and more. Even within Long Beach, there are many festivities that recognize Earth Day.

Recently, the Aquarium of the Pacific held a two-day event that included education programs and an e-waste recycling area. Upcoming events include a beach clean-up of Belmont Shore on the third Saturday in April. This particular event happens every month at the same time as a way to illustrate that taking care of Earth is really a year-round, daily event.

Earth Day with Allen’s Flower Market

You can do your part by taking care to look after the planet by being aware of how you use natural resources, how you can minimize energy consumption, and how you can keep the Earth clean and healthy.earth3

At Allen’s Flower Market, we realize we are in the business of using these natural resources, but we focus on a sustainability strategy to give back to Mother Nature what we use. We work with those flower farmers who use sustainable practices and do their share to keep Earth healthy.

You can green your life as well by making the most of flowers and plants, enjoying them and using them to create cleaner air while also calling attention to their beauty so hopefully you encourage others to take care of Earth so we can enjoy these gifts from nature for years to come.

Offering Freshest and Largest Selection of Flowers, Plants, and Gift Baskets for Long Beach

dealfm1Whether it’s birthdays, Administrative Professional’s Day, Mother’s Day or just because, Allen’s Flower Market has you covered!  We offer only the freshest and largest selection of flowers, plants, and gift baskets in the Long Beach metropolitan area.

If you are not familiar with us as a fixture in Long Beach’s community as a family-owned and operated florist, it’s time you got to know us a little better by stopping in and checking out what we have as well as exploring our online store.dealfm4

Why Shop with Us

Here are some reasons to choose us for your flower arrangements, prom flowers, Administrative Professional’s Day gifts, weddings and special events and more:

  • We offer incredible deals through our cash n’ carry program, which rewards those of you for shopping in-store. For example, recent specials include 25 roses for $12.99, 5 sunflowers for $3.99, and 13 carnations for $6.99.
  • We provide same-day delivery anywhere in the United States thanks to our network of florist partners. This means a hand-arranged and hand-delivered flower arrangement of fresh, long-lasting flowers, not a budget, boxed flower arrangements that are already wilting by the time it arrives.dealfm2
  • We are up on technology, including having our own app. When you download and use this free app to place orders, you will get 10% off with each order. And, it is compatible with iPhones and Android phones.
  • We reward you for shopping with us with our Petal Rewards program that gives you one point for every dollar you spend so you can save more on future orders or redeem the points for other merchandise.
  • We appreciate you may be on a budget but still think you should be able to access the highest quality, freshest flowers. That’s why we have price categories online that help you shop by your budget. And, when you shop, you’ll see that we do not skimp on what we offer on any price range. This is the place to shop for prom so even those teens on a budget and can plan for a beautiful corsage for their prom date!dealfm3
  • We are truly a one-stop shop with flowers, plants, flowering plants, gift baskets, balloons and Mylar balloons, stuffed animals ,chocolates and gourmet foods and greeting cards. Plus, we also have a wedding and events team that can assist you with all your planning needs.

Give us a try!