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5 Arrangements for Saying Thank You on Administrative Professionals Day

Administrative professionals are the metaphorical glue that holds most businesses together. To some, they may only be the smiling face behind a desk or on the phone, but to many, they are the organizers and keepers of many tasks. Helping a business run smoothly is no easy feat.

While we should always be thankful for our administrative staff, Administrative Professionals Week and, especially, Administrative Professionals day are an opportunity to celebrate their hard work. Flowers are one way to show your appreciation. Here are 5 of our favorites! [Read more…]

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Celebrate Administrative Professionals Day

Secretaries, assistants, receptionists, and other administrative positions serve as the backbone of companies and businesses around the world. Don’t forget to recognize these outstanding employees next week for Administrative Professionals Day.

Over time this holiday has become one of the largest workplace celebrations. This year the holiday falls on Wednesday, April 27. Have some fun in the office celebrating with these creative ideas!

  • Office party
    Everyone loves to take a break from their normal routine for a casual office party. Have lunch catered in from your staff’s favorite restaurant and spend time bonding with your co-workers. You could even plan team bonding games like truth and a lie, use what you have, or watch where you step. Playing games is a great way to liven up the party and get people involved.
  • Compliment board
    Before your administrative staff arrives to work, tape a poster board on the wall next to their desk. At the top of the poster board write, “We Appreciate You.” Throughout the day your employees can stop by and list the reasons they appreciate your administrative professionals hard work. This is a great way to keep your staff smiling and happy the entire day!
  • Flowers, of course!
    Flowers are the most common gift for Administrative Professionals Day. They make the perfect present because they can be displayed and admired for several days. Choose the recipients favorite flowers and colors and make sure to have them delivered early.

Watch this hilarious throwback video and see how Ellen Degeneres celebrated Administrative Professionals Day!

Remember, keep all of your plans a secret and start planning early! Order a beautiful bouquet for Administrative Professionals Day today!

Say “Happy Administrative Professionals Week” with Flowers!

The week of April 21st through April 25th is the time of year to stop and say, “Thank you” to all the men and women who bend over backwards every day to meet your needs at the office. They file insurance claims, balance your books and maybe even fetch your coffee. They are the glue that holds the office together. They are … your administrative professional.

You're the Best

The Administrative Professional

The job has been around for as long as there have been offices and people needed to make them run. In the US, the need for people to fill this position increased dramatically during WWII. In order to help attract even more individuals to the field and also to recognize the contributions to the economy of those who already performed the job, the National Secretaries Association was formed. The name was changed to Professional Secretaries International in 1981 and finally to the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) in 1998.

The first National Secretaries week was formed in 1952 with the Wednesday of that week being known as National Secretaries Day. The titles eventually changed to Professional Secretaries Week and Professional Secretaries Day and are now known as Administrative Professionals Week and Administrative Professionals Day.

Celebrate with Flowers

Is there a better way to celebrate this week of thanks for some of your hardest workers than with a beautiful floral arrangement? Okay, maybe they’d say a raise first but then, definitely, flowers. Who wouldn’t want to come into the office every day this week to a new arrangement placed on the side of their desk with a card thanking them for their hard work?

And if you’re looking for a special gift for Administrative Professionals Day, a plant is also a great idea. They clean the air and give any work space a splash of nature.

Don’t be afraid to let the people who work so hard for you every day know how important they are to the business and to the success of your job. That’s why this day was created after all. But when you say it, make sure you say it with flowers!

Florist Friday Recap 4/20 – 4/26: Say Thanks!

We have a great weekly recap in store for you today! This week was Administrative Professional’s Week so many of our florists’ favorite arrangements were from bosses saying, “Thanks!” to their staff. There are also a lot of great prom corsage (yes it’s that time of year!), plus weddings, events and more! Keep reading to see the pictures!

Any Day Flower Arrangements

Administrative Professional's Flowers by Baker Florist & Gifts, Spencer NY

Thank You for Your Time by Baker Florist & Gifts, Spencer NY

“This was a huge hit for Administrative Professionals Day!”

Administrative Professional's Day 2013 flowers by Paisley Floral Design, Manchester NH

Administrative Professional’s Day flowers by Paisley Floral Design, Manchester NH

“3 vases of appreciation for administrative professionals! Delivered to customer’s home so he could hand deliver himself!”

Flower arrangement by Charm's Floral of Asheville, Asheville NC

Flower arrangement by Charm’s Floral of Asheville, Asheville NC

“Ahhhh… Pretty flowers & good coffee!”

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Say “Thanks So Much!” To Your Staff

Administrative Professional's Day is April 24th

Administrative Professional’s Day is April 24th. Take this opportunity to tell your staff “Thanks So Much!” Once known as Secretary’s Day, Administrative Professionals Day has become one of the largest workplace observances.

This special day is celebrated worldwide with activities recognizing support staff with gifts. In the United States, the day is often celebrated by giving one’s assistant gifts such as flowers, candy, or time off. Have you said “Thank You” to your staff lately? This is a perfect opportunity!

Coffee Mug Flower Arrangement Gift Basket - Administrative Professional's Day Peachy Gerbera Daisy Bouquet

Have Your Ordered Flowers For Your Staff Yet?

Secretary's DayAdministrative Professional’s Day (AKA Secretary’s Day) is Wednesday! There’s still time to order something special for your staff!

Any good business owner knows they would not be where they are without the help of their crew. Even temporary staff are essential to getting the job done and done right! How do you plan to recognize your staff on Administrative Professional’s Day?

The best, and easiest way to show your appreciation to your staff is by ordering flowers. It only takes a few minutes on your part, but will mean more to your staff than you can imagine.

You might also consider ordering a big gift basket for the entire office to enjoy. Whatever you choose, always always always buy from your REAL local flower shop. If you don’t know your local florist, use our handy florist finder to help!

Browse flower arrangements for Administrative Professional’s Day!

For A Master Multi-Tasker – Admin Prof Day is Apr 25th!

Administrative Professional's Day

Just what do you get for the person who does it all? Or maybe it’s a whole team of people who keep your business running smoothly. Give them something special to show them just how special they are to you. Flowers always make a great gift. They never fail to make someone smile and feel appreciated.

There is something about flowers that instantly put us in a better mood. It’s as though they transport us to a place of whimsy, beauty and peace. Flowers are the perfect way to break up the monotony of day-to-day work.

This Administrative Professional’s Day (aka Secretary’s Day) is April 25th, but don’t wait til Wednesday, send your flowers on Monday for a full week of beauty. Remember to always always always buy flowers from your neighborhood flower shop. If you don’t know your local florist, use our handy florist finder to find one today!

Don’t Leave Your Staff Out On Their Special Holiday!

Next week is Administrative Professionals Week, with the designated Admin Professionals DAY being on April 27th! (Formerly known as Secretary’s Day) This is the time to thank those who make our jobs a whole lot easier! Over the years, Administrative Professionals Week has become one of the largest workplace observances, it’s even celebrated worldwide.

A Bit Of History Of This Holiday

Sending Thank You FlowersIn 1955, the observance date of National Secretaries Week was moved to the last full week of April. The name was changed to Professional Secretaries Week in 1981, and became Administrative Professionals Week in 2000 to encompass the expanding responsibilities and wide-ranging job titles of administrative support staff.

Why Should You Celebrate?

Any good business owner knows they would not be where they are without the help of their crew. Even temporary staff are essential to getting the job done and done right! How do you plan to recognize your staff on Administrative Professional’s Day/Week?

Chocolate Lovers Gift BasketFirst off, you can NEVER go wrong with flowers. Everyone loves to receive beautiful blooms to brighten up an office desk. Have your flowers delivered on Monday to kick off a spectacular Administrative Professionals Week!

Gift baskets are also available from your local florist and are so exciting when delivered to an entire office. Everyone has a chance to sample some of their favorites. If your staff is more health-conscious, order a fresh fruits gift basket. If they have more of a sweet tooth, you might order a chocolate filled gift basket, or a candy gift basket! All are great ideas and so yummy for your crew!

For the rest of the week, go out of your way to do nice gestures for your staff. Clean the bathroom extra spick-and-span. Have a lunch cookout on a nice sunny day. Let everyone go an hour early on Friday. There are lots of great, and inexpensive ways you can show your crew just how much they mean to you.

Let us know what your plans are in the comments below! Post pictures as well!

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