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Mothers Day Poems to Inspire


Want to find just the right poem for that special woman in your life.  You’ve come to the right place!  Make her happy with a beautiful classic poem written by famous people throughout history. Print them out, and include them with your order of FLOWERS for that special Mom.   To help you with your flower selection, call us at  954-981-5515 or 800-966-3336. Be sure to order early for best selection and preferred delivery times.
 
M is for the million things she gave me,
O means only that she’s growing old,
T is for the tears she shed to save me,
H is for her heart of purest gold;
E is for her eyes with love-light shining,
R means right, and right she’ll always be,
Put them all together, they spell MOTHER
Howard Johnson (c. 1915)

A MOTHER LOVE

If I live in a house of spotless beauty with everything in it’s place,
but have not love, I am a “housekeeper”-not a homemaker.
If I have time for waxing, polishing, and decorative achievements,
but have not love, My children learn of cleanliness-not godliness.
Love leaves the dust, and goes in search of a child’s laugh.
Love smiles at the tiny fingerprints on a newly cleaned window.
Love wipes away the tears before it wipes up the spilled milk.
Love picks up the child before it picks up the toys.
Love is present through trials.
Love reprimands, reproves, and is responsive.
Love crawls with the baby, walks with the toddler, runs with the child,
then stands aside to let the youth walk into adulthood.
Love is the key that opens salvation’s message to a child’s heart.
Before I became a mother, I took glory in my house of perfection.
Now I glory in God’s perfection of my child.
As a mother, there is MUCH I must teach my child,
But the greatest of these is LOVE.
(Author Unknown)

FOR YOU MOTHER

As my first friend, you introduced me to a life enriched
By your love and warmth …
You shaped the way I feel about the world and my place in it today.

Your confidence in me helped me to believe in myself,
and your praise and respect enabled me to appreciate my own worth.

You guided without control and encouraged without pressure.
You gave your best … to bring out the best in me.
You taught me to think my own thoughts and to follow my own dreams,
To be proud of my achievements and accepting of my mistakes;
To find peace in each sunset and joy in each sunrise …to love my life …
You knew what to say and how to listen to help me through the rough times
And to make the good times even more wonderful.
I took it for granted \that you’d be there when I needed you … and you always were.
As I grew older, I made many new friends, but of all the kindness they have shown me,
Your understanding is still the deepest, your companionship the warmest,
And your support the most generous.
I thank you, Mother, for all you have been to me
my first friend … and my best friend!
These warm words are from

-Paula Finn

Here’s a great Mothers Day Coloring Book for a child (or child at heart) to enjoy!

History of Mothers Day


History of Mother’s Day

  It started in Rome and became a United States national holiday less than 100 years ago.
You may think it was all started by Hallmark in an effort to sell cards, but that’s not the case at all.  Mother’s Day dates back to the ancient Romans and made its way to the United States in the early 1900’s and finally became a national holiday in 1914.

The earliest tributes to Mother’s Day date back to the annual spring festival the Greeks dedicated to Rhea, the mother of many deities, and to the offerings ancient Romans made to their Great Mother of Gods, Cybele.  Christians celebrated a Mother’s Day of sorts during a festival on the fourth Sunday in Lent in honor of Mary, mother of Christ.  In England the holiday was expanded to include all mothers.  It was then called Mothering Sunday.

In the United States it started with one woman named Anna Jarvis.  Jarvis was an Appalachian homemaker and she organized a day to raise awareness of poor health conditions of her community.  She thought the day would be best advocated by mothers and called the day “Mother’s Work Day”.

When Anna Jarvis died in 1905 her daughter, also named Anna, began a campaign to memorialize the life work of her mother.  Anna remembered that her mother said there were many days dedicated to men but not for mothers.  Anna then began to lobby the politicians of the time to support a day dedicated to mothers.  Anna Jarvis talked to many politicians including Presidents Taft and Roosevelt hoping they would support her campaign. 

Jarvis organized a church service to celebrate her mother in 1908 and Anna handed out white carnations to those in attendance because the white carnation was her mother’s favorite flower.  Anna Jarvis’ hard work began to pay off five years after that service in 1913.  The House of Representatives adopted a resolution calling for officials of the federal government to wear white carnations on the day many began calling Mother’s Day, the second Sunday in May.

Finally on May 8, 1914 President Woodrow Wilson signed a Joint Resolution designating the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day.  

“Now, Therefore, I, Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the said Joint Resolution, do hereby direct the government officials to display the United States flag on all government buildings and do invite the people of the United States to display the flag at their homes or other suitable places on the second Sunday in May as a public expression of our love and reverence for the mothers of our country.”

That was the first official Mother’s Day and the tradition carries on to this day.  In fact, Mother’s Day has flourished in the United States .  The second Sunday in May has become the most popular day of the year to dine out, and telephone lines record their highest traffic, as sons and daughters everywhere take advantage of this day to honor and to express appreciation of their mothers. (source: chiff.com)

Be sure to order flowers for your favorite MOM at Eden Florist.

History of Administrative Professionals Week


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This annual event was originally organized in 1952 as “National Secretaries Week” by the National Secretaries Association (now known as the International Association of Administrative Professionals) in conjunction with public relations executive Harry Klemfuss and a consortium of office product manufacturers. It was established as an effort to recognize secretaries for their contributions in the workplace, and to attract people to secretarial/administrative careers.

In the year 2000, IAAP announced a name change for Professional Secretaries Week and Professional Secretaries Day. The names were changed to Administrative Professionals Week and Administrative Professionals Day to keep pace with changing job titles and expanding responsibilities of today’s administrative workforce.

Over the years, Administrative Professionals Week has become one of the largest workplace observances. The event is celebrated worldwide, bringing together millions of people for community events, educational seminars, and individual corporate activities recognizing support staff with gifts of appreciation.

Today, there are more than 4.1 million secretaries and administrative assistants working in the United States, according to U.S. Department of Labor statistics, and 8.9 million people working in various administrative support roles. More than 475,000 administrative professionals are employed in Canada. Millions more administrative professionals work in offices all over the world.

(Source: International Association of Administrative Professionals)

One of the best ways to honor your assistant is with flowers. Visit EDEN FLORIST to place your order early!

Will your marriage be a success!


I just found this great blog called Cherished Gifts & Favors with Tips & Trends  for planning your Party or Wedding and wanted to share it with my readers.  The latest issue is all about The month in which you marry. 

It starts like this: Fun Wedding Fact: As legend goes, the month in which you get married may predict the fate of your marriage:

“Married when the year is new, he’ll be loving, kind and true;
When February birds do mate, you wed nor dread your fate;

To read the rest of the post, go to: http://www.cherishedgiftsandfavorsblog.com/

If you are planning a wedding this year, be sure and let us know. Eden Florist is known for superior flowers, exceptional design and reasonable prices.

And stay tuned because we will be showcasing our newest eBook “Yes, is Only the Beginning.”  This book is filled with wedding customs, ideas and more to help you plan the perfect wedding. Publication date, first week in April.

Pictures to Ponder Post – The PS


Last week a dear friend of mine stopped by with her friend Judith. We had a nice visit and I gave them the “nickel tour.”

As they were leaving my staff presented them each with a presentation bouquet of half a dozen long-stem red roses, because that’s what we do whenever someone visits for the first time and I give them a tour, they cannot leave empty handed.

As they say, good deeds never go unnoticed and this was no exception. Sheila sent me the following lovely thank you note:

“Hi Heidi, Thank you so much for the delightful visit today and the generous gift of your time, as well as the beautiful flowers.  With appreciation and love,” Sheila

PS – I also put the video and a couple of photos …might do more on http://www.sheilafinkelstein.com/roses-heidi.html

Sometimes the greatest gift is in the “PS” and I just had to share it with you. You see I too was working on a video when Sheila and Judith stopped by (which you will hear more about in the next post) and I guess it inspired Sheila to create one for her readers. How delightful!

If you’d like more beautiful photos like this one, be sure and sign up for Sheila’s Pictures to Ponder Newsletter at http://www.sheilafinkelstein.com/PTP-subscribe-sf.html

Tell her “Heidi sent you.”

And if you too would like some beautiful roses like these, stop by and say Hi!

Visit us online at www.EdenFlorist.com.

Today is Florists Day!


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Really, it is “Make up Your Own Holiday Day,” so I decided to call today March 26, Florists Day!

How can you celebrate?  By calling up your favorite florist and saying HI!  And thanking her or him for taking such good care of your business. 

You can send a card, postcard, a screensaver, an email greeting (or a check – *SMILE) if that feels right.

How about a virtual flower to your favorite florist? You can even build your own flower garden.

The other 364 days of the year are Customer Appreciation Days (and so is today) so you may be hearing from us

Have a happy Florists Day,

Heidi & Staff – Eden Florist & Gift Baskets (in lovely downtown Miramar)