Celebrating Great Employees and Talented Women

One of the best competitive advantages a company can have is its team of talented individuals.

That’s why it’s important to acknowledge how much they do for you on a daily basis.

Here, at Allen’s Flower Market, we value every individual who works here and puts in their talent, creativity, and commitment to offering our customers the best service, quality and freshness, and floral design.

That’s why it’s important to acknowledge how much they do for you on a daily basis. Here, at Allen’s Flower Market, we value every individual who works here and puts in their talent, creativity, and commitment to offering our customers the best service, quality and freshness, and floral design.

Today is Employee Appreciation Day, which means it’s a good day to stop by or call us for a same-day delivery of beautiful flowers or flowering plant. 

Next week, on Wednesday, March 8th, it’s International Working Women’s Day, which is another time to acknowledge the hard-working women around the world who have their own businesses or who put their heart and soul into the companies they represent.

To help you decide what to get the talent on your team, here are some ideas from our spring flower collection many of which are now on sale to celebrate the impending start to spring:

  • Allen’s Garden of Spring features gerbera daisies, garden roses, stock and stargazer lilies in a ginger glass vase.
  • Queen of Naples offers a wide range of spring flowers hand-arranged in a bunch vase.
  • Canasta Primavera includes sunflowers, roses, Monte Casino, poms, spider mums, and alstroemeria in a white handled basket that has been accented with butterflies.
  • Gerbera Garden has stunning gerbera daisies where you can pick the color along with green ball dianthus and bear grass loops arranged in a glass cube.
  • Spring Citadel has seasonal flowers in bright colors that are sure to delight your recipient.
  • Spring Harvest offers California flowers like pastel gerbera daisies and tulips for a stunning floral display.
  • Allen’s Flowerland has white hydrangea, hot pink dahlias, yellow roses, and lavender calla lilies along with seeded eucalyptus in a glass cube vase that has been lined with river rocks.

Don’t forget that our Long Beach flower shop also features our online bakery, chocolates, gift baskets, balloons, cards and special seasonal gifts!

It’s Time to Say Thanks to Employees and Entrepreneurs!

afm1Friday, March 4th is Employee Appreciation Day while Tuesday, March 8th is International Working Women’s Day – two special days in March to applaud talented, hardworking employees and innovative entrepreneurs.afm2

These special days were meant to motivate and support as well as encourage others to make a difference at work and in the world.

We’re here to help you show your appreciation to those special individuals you may know or who work for you.

Our Long Beach flower shop is full of beautiful ways to say how much you value the talent and dedication you see in those around you at work and life.afm3

Check out these beautiful floral designs that are sure to put a smile on their faces:

  • Gerbera Garden offers gerbera daisies along with bear grass loops and green ball dianthus in a clear glass cube vase.
  • Allen’s Flowerland is a stunning floral display in glass cube vase lined with river rocks and filled with calla lilies, roses, hydrangea, tulips, dahlias, Billy balls and seeded eucalyptus.
  • Amarilla Fuerte features gerbera daisies, lilies, and roses in a cube vase.afm4
  • Cuban Spring has roses, mini carnations, button poms, tulips, gerbera daisies and Monte Casino in a cube that has been lined with clear acrylic rocks and then wrapped in a pink bow.
  • Garden of Grandeur is a unique flower arrangement in a rustic basket that has been filled with many types of flowers in an array of colors, greenery, and natural accents.
  • Sherwood Roses also comes in a rustic basket but combines roses, lilies, iris, waxflower, curly willow and assorted greenery.afm5

You may also want to consider any of our fresh baked goods, green and flowering plants, and gift baskets, which also provide other ways to show your appreciation to employees and celebrate that hard-working entrepreneur.

We deliver throughout the Long Beach area as well as offer national deliveries on most of our flower arrangement and bouquet collection.

Call, visit our Long Beach flower shop, or order online to celebrate these two special days.

Celebrate Employee Appreciation Day and International Working Women’s Day This Week!

lb1This first week of March features two special days dedicated to talented people who work hard and have made strides in their professions. Employee Appreciation Day is on Friday, March 6th followed by International Working Women’s Day on Sunday, March 8th.

These are great times to reflect on those that work hard, offer their commitment and creativity, and add to the economy through their productivity and ingenuity.lb2

While they may not expect recognition for all their efforts, these two days provide a great time to tell them and show them just how much they are appreciated and valued. Here to help, we offer a wide range of great floral gifts and other gift ideas that are designed to tell them just how much you value them.

Here are some ideas to get you started. Plus, many of our flower arrangements are now on sale, giving you that extra incentive to order today!


This flower arrangement offers an assortment of spring flowers in a bunch vase that is simply bursting with color.


This flower arrangement has garden favorites that include stargazer lilies, gerbera daisies, purple stock, and garden roses in a ginger glass vase.lb4


This beautiful flower arrangement is brimming over with hydrangea, roses, peoni, sorbonne lilies, cymbidium orchids, bells of Ireland and ivy and is arranged in a vase with river rock and curly willow.


This unique flower arrangement features spray roses and roses, larkspur, lilies, mini carnations, and daisy poms.lb5


This gorgeous flower arrangement contains white hydrangea, lavender calla lilies, yellow roses, orange tulips, hot pink dahlias, and seeded eucalyptus with river rocks in a glass cube.lb6


Pink roses, gerbera daisies, tulips, carnations, mini carnations, green button poms, and white monte casino are hand arranged in a cube with clear acrylic rocks and a pink bow.


This spring-themed flower arrangement features hyacinth, lilies, tulips, roses, sunflowers, hypericum berries, and wax flowers within a cube vase.

If you want to make something special, try a custom flower arrangement. Just visit our Long Beach flower shop and you can sit down with our incredible floral design team to create something unique.lb7

Don’t forget that we deliver throughout Long Beach, Los Angeles, and Orange County as well as across the country and even internationally. Order today for best selection and preferred delivery time for these upcoming special days!

Employee Appreciation Day is March 7th

teacherafm2On the first Friday of every March, Employee Appreciation Day is celebrated, honoring employees all over the world for their skill, talent, and knowledge and recognizing the important role they play in making their company or organization such a success.

There are many ways to celebrate this day, including these great ideas for gifts that your employees can enjoy.

Employee Appreciation Gift Ideas

We have many great gift ideas to consider. First, you can get great value from your Employee Appreciation Day gift when you choose a basket that is overflowing with goodies, such as fresh fruit, artisanal cheeses, snacks, sweets and other gourmet items. Second, we have an incredible online bakery with fresh baked treats to share among all your employees. Third, we have balloons, stuffed animals, fountains, vases and greeting cards to treat your staff.StrawberryMousseAthinlayerofstripedCake13081784800


Of course, what we are known for first and foremost are flowers. We offer an incredible selection of flowers that make great gifts for Employee Appreciation Day. Employees can each get their own flower arrangement to decorate their offices or to take home and enjoy. You can shop by flower type, color, and even price.

Since Employee Appreciation Day is close to the arrival of spring, we have a wide array of spring favorites arriving now, including lilacs, tulips, peonies and orchids to name just a few. We also have a wide selection of exotic flowers, tropical flowers, and avant garde flower arrangements.  Our wide selection of flower cubes are also affordable and a great size for displaying in the office.uniqueroseafm4

Of course, if you don’t happen to see something you like from among our floral designs, you can order custom flower arrangements for Employee Appreciation Day! Our floral design team always enjoys working directly with customers on creating the perfect flower arrangements or creating floral centerpieces for an event for your staff.earth4


Of course, another option is to select from our indoor green plant collection, which features a range of beautiful plants and blooming plants as well as dish gardens and basket gardens. Since green plants are known for their health benefits, these make a great gift for employees to show your concern for their health and well-being.

Employee Appreciation Day Delivery Schedule

We offer same day hand delivery of flowers, plants, and gifts throughout Long Beach and Los Angeles. We can also deliver throughout the country to recognize those employees who may work remotely, virtually, or at a different location.

Today is for the Talent: Recognizing What They Do on Employee Appreciation Day

employee1It’s not too late to recognize everything your staff does even if today — March 1st — is Employee Appreciation Day. Sure, it’s Friday and the end of the work week, but you can still at least provide some kind and encouraging words and back it up with a gift or celebration when Monday rolls around.

Our blog today will give you some background on this mysterious holiday, how you can celebrate, and some ideas for some great flowers, plants, or other gifts from Allen’s Flower Market. Our same-day delivery just might help you squeeze in proper recognition for Employee Appreciation Day!

The Origins of Employee Appreciation Day

Not much is known as to how Employee Appreciation Day got started. It might have been developed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as a way to offset the fact that there was already a Boss’s Day.

After all, it is the talent behind the scenes among your employee base that gets it done and really can contribute to your company’s success.employee2

Time to Celebrate Employee Appreciation Day

While it might be too late to throw together any of these ideas, you can still consider a happy hour or dinner this evening with your staff. For next year or an impromptu get-together this weekend or even a celebration next week, here are our ideas for ways to make Employee Appreciation Day special:

  • Party with catered food and drinks;
  • Massages or a pampering day for the staff at a nearby salon or spa;
  • Gift certificates;
  • A bonus or cash incentive; and
  • Trophy or plaque.employee4

Ask your employees what they would like so you can incorporate it into the celebration or consider it for next year.

Gifting to Those You Rely On

A faster way to still recognize Employee Appreciation Day is to run out and grab a gift. Or, you can call us and have many of our ideas below possibly delivered in the same day or at the very least this weekend.

Just remember to include a nice note that expresses how much they mean to you! Here are a number of ideas that make great gifts:

  • Spring flowers are coming into our shop, so your employees might like tulips, roses, or a mixed floral arrangement;
  • Flowering plants, plants, or garden baskets also make a nice touch for the home or office, adding color and texture; or
  • Delicious food or pampering non-food gift baskets that can be embellished with balloons and add-ons like a cuddly stuffed toy.employee3

Call us now to see what we can put together for your treasured staff!