Archive | November 2013

Florascope for Sagittarius

Sagittarius: Nov. 23 – Dec. 21


The Sagittarius is symbolized by the Centaur ~ part horse and part man representing strength and intellect.  The high-energy Sagittarius is adventurous, strong-willed and creative.  The open-minded Sagittarius loves to travel, and explore.  The are abitious and optimistic, full of life and have a tendency to look at life through “rose-colored” glasses.

Exotic flowers appeal to the Sagitarrius appetite for adventure.

The Sagittarius birth flower is the fun and multi-dimensional multi-symbolic carnation. Carnations are associated with luck, energy, disinction to luck to adventure and long lasting nature perfectly symbolizing the Sagittarius strength and endurance.

Sagittarian’s colors are Purple, warm brown autumnal tones and bright, brilliant blue and their birthstone is turquoise.

Call Eden Florist at 800-966-EDEn (3336) or visit online at to order their favorite flower.

Today is World Hello Day

    Today is World Hello Day – – Anyone can participate in World Hello Day simply by greeting ten people.  This demonstrates the importance of personal communication for preserving peace. People around the world use the occasion of World Hello Day as an opportunity to express their concern for world peace. 

Beginning with a simple greeting on World Hello Day, their activities send a message to leaders, encouraging them to use communication rather than force to settle conflicts. As a global event World Hello Day joins local participation in a global expression of peace.  In fact, 31 winners of the Nobel Peace Prize are among the people who have realized World Hello Day’s value as an instrument for preserving peace and as an occasion that makes it possible for anyone in the world to contribute to the process of creating peace. (source:

What can you do to honor World Hello Day? Pick up the phone and call people! Just call your family, friends, customers and say Hello. Imagine what would happen if you did!  You can bet the staff of Eden Florist will be calling our customers today!

Thanksgiving Fun for the Family

This is one of my favorites and I am going to use this one of these days…. It is an old tradition that is delightful and inspiring. As you read it picture yourself around a table at the first thanksgiving. What would you be thankful for back then?

This old storytelling game has been around forever, but it just might do the trick when the kids have cleaned their plates and are ready to fly out the door again. Just ask: “Did everybody use a fork?”  They’ll all nod.

“Good. If you just used a fork, then you owe the cook a magic memory. I will now unveil The Talking Fork.”  Puzzled looks will follow.  “I cooked this meal. And before we all leave, I want to hear some good, fun, magic family memories. Here’s the Talking Fork. I’ll go first.” Then pick up a fork around which you’ve tied a ribbon — a nice, big serving fork is good for dramatic effect — and begin.  Source: Family


Another fun activity for family members of all ages is the Happy Pumpkins.  You will need one miniature pumpkin per guest and several “magic markers.”

Ask each guest to decorate their pumpkin to reflect their mood, personality or creative nature.  Use these as a centerpiece for the desert table.

And here’s another Thanksgiving activity that is sure to bring a smile to your guests faces:

Picture Perfect Thanksgiving

There’s still time to order  flowers for  your Thanksgiving  table from Eden Florist. Visit our Website or call 800-966-3336 (EDEN) today!

What do You do on Thanksgiving Day?

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Thanksgiving, a time of family, laughter, gratitude and joy.

Thanksgiving is and always has been my favorite holiday. It is so unpretentious. No worrying about if you got the right gift for Uncle Mike or Aunt Martha.  You don’t have to spend hours or even days decorating the house. Everything on thanksgiving revolves around sharing and caring and the dinner table.

In fact, I spend more time planning the activities for Thanksgiving than I do for most vacations.

Every year when I host Thanksgiving dinner I  like to incorporate some sort of “activity” into the meal.  Over the next few days I am going to share a few of the activities we have done in our home and also some that my customers and readers have shared with me. I will also link to some of the ones we have posted over the years. If you have a special activity or tradition you’d like to share, feel free to leave it in the comments section below.  I’d love to hear from you.

If you prefer, you can send your idea to heidi @ with “Thanksgiving Traditions” in the subject line.

Here’s one that was sent to me by Kimberly Glenn:

The Thanksgiving Tree


A few years ago, I sent out a note a few weeks before Thanksgiving asking that each person send me a list of things they appreciated about other members of our extended family.  (We have 50-75 people for Thanksgiving!) I printed them on construction paper leaves and made a Thanksgiving tree that was displayed at the front of our large room.  It was such a blessing to read all of the nice things about others as well as myself.  I made sure that every member of the family had at least 3-4 leaves describing why people were thankful for them.  There were many laughs and tears as we remembered why we love each other so much!

And here’s a couple of Thanksgiving posts from last year that you may find of interest:

Giving Thanks Around the world

Scrolls of Thanks

Thers’s still time to order  flowers for  your Thanksgiving  table from Eden Florist. Visit our Website or call 800-966-3336 (EDEN) today!


In a study done by the Society of American Florists they found that “Flowers Lead Toward “Better Bottom Line”


“Naturalizing the workplace can lead to more productive workers and a better bottom line,” Joanna Poncavage tells readers, touting SAF’s Impact of Flowers & Plants on Workplace Productivity Study.

Recent scientific research at Texas A&M University found that ideas, creative performance and problem solving improve substantially in places with flowers and plants,” Poncavage says.

In 2003, SAF partnered with an internationally recognized research team at Texas A&M University to learn how flowers and plants in the workplace impact productivity and problem solving.

“The Texas A&M research is a great sales tool to help convince businesses why they need flowers,” says Jennifer Sparks, SAF’s vice president of marketing. “Commercial accounts represent a profitable market for florists, and while they do require some upfront efforts, the long-term rewards are significant.”

In fact, I have had several customers tell me that flowers do the trick!

We have an attorney who sends flowers to clients to thank them for their business and for their referrals. They always call and thank her and oftentimes will end up being our customers.

One customer was trying to get an appointment with the Human Resource Director of a Big Company and he could not get past the gatekeeper. He called for about the 5th time and was again brushed off.  While speaking with the assistant he noticed she was sneezing a little and asked if she was okay. She told him she was just getting over a cold. He called my shop and ordered a “chicken soup” arrangement and had it delivered that day. Needless to say, he got the appointment and subsequently the business.


Here’s what one satisfied customer has to say about Eden Florist work:
“On behalf of the faculty and staff of Northwest Christian Academy I just want to say a BIG THANK YOU! The arrangement is beautiful. Blossom and I will have the vase for a long time. You will be seeing and hearing form us in the near future.” Marcia Davis

So if you were wondering whether or not flowers would help you close the sale… this study should give you at least one more reason to SEND FLOWERS.