Archive | April 2016

Giving Appreciation

Administrative Professionals are many in number, but they are not easily seen since they are the backbone of any productive business.  The admin staff are those that work tirelessly behind to scenes to get things done and to make their executives shine.  That why we are excited that there is a day dedicated to those in administrative roles so that they can be put in to the spotlight and thanked for all they do.  We particularly like when they are thanked with some type of flower or plant.  🙂      A little history below of how this day came about.


About Administrative Professionals Day–April 27th, 2016

During World War II, there was an increased need for skilled administrative personnel, particularly in the United States. The National Secretaries Association was formed to recognize the contributions of secretaries and other administrative personnel to the economy, to support their personal development and to help attract people to administrative careers in the field. The association’s name was changed to Professional Secretaries International in 1981 and, finally, the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) in 1998.

These changes in name reflected the changing nature of the tasks, qualifications and responsibilities of the members of the organization. IAAP now has an international orientation and continues to provide education and training and set standards of excellence recognized by the business community on a global perspective. The organization’s vision is “to inspire and equip all administrative professionals to attain excellence”.

The first National Secretaries Week was organized in 1952 in conjunction with the United States Department of Commerce and various office supply and equipment manufacturers. The Wednesday of that week became known as National Secretaries Day. As the organization gained international recognition, the events became known as Professional Secretaries Week® and Professional Secretaries Day®. In 2000, IAAP announced that names of the week and the day were changed to Administrative Professionals Week and Administrative Professionals Day to keep pace with changing job titles and expanding responsibilities of the modern administrative workforce. Many work environments across the world observe this event.

Unique Flower Requests

A customer came in to our Murrieta store location looking to get something special for her friend’s birthday.   She didn’t want just one of those standard birthday bouquets but something different, something that would express to her friend how special she was to her.  In fact, through marriage, they will become relatives, which is another exciting blog for another time.

We decided to make a wreath of flowers for her to wear on her head like a crown.  The birthday girl was celebrating her special day at a salon and getting pampered all day, it was the perfect thing that she could wear and enjoy her entire experience.  Her face lit up as she opened the box and proceeded to put the flower wreath on.  You could see her inner goddess come out.

Murrieta VIP Florist and Lake Elsinore VIP Florist love doing special request bouquets for you.    It is our pleasure to create for you something that will convey the perfect message.


Flower_wreaths make perfect gifts for the birthday girl.