Celebrate Administrative Professionals’ Day in Albuquerque with Recognition and Flowers

Dendrobium Delight

A sophisticated orchid arrangement is a stand-out way to say "thank you" to an administrative professional.

When somebody makes your life easier, you say “Thank you.” When someone makes your business life easier, day in and day out, we call them an “administrative professional.” These hard workers have their own day for being recognized. This year, it is on April 25. That gives you some time to think about how to say “thank you” to the administrative professionals in your life.

History of Administrative Professionals’ Day

April 25, 2012 marks the 60th year of celebrating Administrative Professionals’ Day. When it was started in 1952, it was called “National Secretaries Week.” Ceremonies were held in Washington D.C. to kick off the celebration. One of the original purposes of the week was to address a shortage of skilled office workers that was happening at the time.

As years passed, the name evolved to truly reflect the wide range of job duties held by administrative specialists. The administrative professional title can cover a wide range of jobs, including executive assistants, office coordinators, office managers, receptionists and administrative assistants. These are the people who keep a business running smoothly. These are jobs that require a good eye for detail, strong management skills and the ability to meet deadlines. Administrative professionals are often working behind the scenes of a business. That’s why we have a dedicated day to celebrate their contributions.

Celebrate a special day

The International Association of Administrative Professionals has suggestions for honoring administrative professionals. Ideas include offering tuition reimbursement for college classes, supporting professional organizations, and providing registration for conferences or continuing education workshops.

The entire last week of April is dedicated to honoring administrative professionals, but that Wednesday is particularly special. One of the most visible ways to show your appreciation for an administrative professional is with flowers. Peoples Flowers has a special collection of bouquets and gift baskets designed especially for recognizing the contributions of administrative professionals.

Find the perfect flowers

Blooming Basket

A living plant arrangement lasts for a long time.

Think about the administrative professional you are honoring. Does he or she garden? Then the Blooming Basket of live plants or the European Garden collection makes a great gift that will continue to flourish for a long time to come. For a fun and contemporary look, check out the Dendrobium Delight. This eye-catcher features exotic orchids in a wire-wrapped cylinder vase that will really stand out on a desk.

Call 800-727-1600 or 505-884-1600 or come into any Peoples Flowers location (we have branches in Nob Hill, Downtown, Northeast Heights and Far North on Montgomery) to pick out a customized arrangement for your administrative professional. Carry it out yourself or have us deliver it as a work day surprise. We cover the entire Albuquerque metro area, including Corrales, Rio Rancho and Bernalillo. We can also arrange for deliveries nationwide.

Administrative Professionals’ Day is a great reminder to take a moment and thank the people who keep your business going every single work day. Perhaps the best gift of all is to remember to say, “Thank you. I appreciate your hard work.” There’s no brighter way to say that than with a bouquet.

How to Shop for Prom Flowers

Prom season is getting into full swing. Young ladies are picking out fancy dresses and young men are choosing their formal wear. Flowers are a classic prom tradition that is still going strong. Flowers let a prom-going couple show off some personal flair, whether it’s a white rose in a boutonniere or a bright corsage on a wrist.

How to shop for prom flowers

There is an art to selecting the perfect flowers for your prom date. Follow these tips to insure prom night is full of smiles.

1. Talk to your prom date. You don’t have to guess which flowers your date likes when you can just ask! Does she love yellow roses? Maybe she’s a fan of carnations. If you ask ahead of time, you’ll be sure to get just the right corsage or bouquet. It’s the details that really make prom night special.

2. Color coordinate. Chances are, you are already color-coordinating your clothes. Guys often wear black and white to give their dates a chance to bring the color. You’ll want a matching corsage and boutonniere that doesn’t clash with a dress choice. If you’re not sure what flowers go best with which colors, just stop by one of Peoples Flowers’ four locations to get some expert advice.

3. Pick a wrist or pin-on corsage. Corsages are popular for prom because they can be worn hands-free throughout the night and across the dance floor. Your date may have a preference when it comes to a wrist or pin-on corsage. Depending on the style of dress she is wearing, a wrist corsage may work better. Find a gallery of corsages and boutonnieres here

4. Bring your date flower shopping. Flowers mean romance. Consider having a fun outing with your prom date to the flower shop. It will give you a chance to browse all the options, choose a custom selection of flowers, and get to know each other a little better.

5. Don’t forget the corsage. There are a million things going through your mind on prom day. You’re busy getting dressed, arranging last-minute transportation details, and thinking ahead to dinner. Use the Peoples Reminder Service to send you a text message a day ahead (or the day of) the prom to go pick up the flowers.

Impress with a bouquet

Corsages and boutonnieres are the way to carry a splash of color and elegance with you throughout the night, but you can really make an impression by bringing along a full bouquet for your date. If you are picking up your date at home, it will be easy to leave the bouquet there. When you date returns, it will be a happy reminder of an amazing night.

Consider a classic dozen roses or shake things up with a artful arrangement like the “Luscious Lavender” bouquet. This brings together an abundance of spring colors with a contemporary look.

When it comes to prom night, flowers never go out of style. Whether you’re going for classic and classy or modern and lively, People Flowers will pair you up with the perfect corsages, boutonnieres and bouquets for your memorable evening. We wish you a safe and happy prom!

Bounce into Easter with an Abundance of Flowers and Treats

Easter is a day for making memories. We hide colorful eggs in tall grass and behind trees. Children get dressed up in their finest clothes. Baskets burst with foil-covered chocolates and pastel flowers. At Peoples Flowers, we’re busy making Easter wishes come true with vivid spring bouquets and irresistible candy treats.

Easter Fruit Box

Festive fruit and delectable chocolates are all part of the Easter Fruit Box.

Easter gifts bring joy

When you think of Easter, your mind may wander back to childhood and time spent decorating eggs. Revive that sense of fun and wonder with Easter decorations and gifts. A Blooming Easter Lily is an unmistakeable sign of the season and makes for a sophisticated and beautiful Easter gift. Indulge your sense of whimsy with the Somebunny to Love arrangement. You not only get a handsome collection of spring flowers in a ceramic basket, but also an adorable bunny coming along for the ride.

Sweet treats are an Easter favorite. Step it up a notch this year with our handcrafted Easter Berries assortment. These delicious chocolates come decorated with Easter candies and are delivered in a gorgeous gift box. This will truly impress your sweetheart. Looking for an Easter business gift that will satisfy everyone in the office? The Easter Fruit Box features an Easter egg sugar cookie, chocolate eggs, caramel popcorn and fresh fruit.

Start your own Easter tradition

Easter traditions are different the world over. Many Polish people pick up a butter lamb at the local store or deli. This dairy creation is a butter sculpture in the shape of a lamb. It graces the table during the Easter meal. In Scotland, celebrators roll eggs down grassy green hills. There are even egg rolling competitions in some parts of the United Kingdom.

Easter Berries treats

Easter Berries are hand-crafted treats you will want to be tempted by.

Here in the United States, the Easter egg hunt is one of our top traditions, whether it’s held as a community event or in your o

wn backyard. The crowning achievement of any egg hunt is finding a glorious Easter basket, filled to the brim with bright eggs, chocolates, and a soft bunny. Where do these Easter baskets come from? From the Easter Bunny, of course!

For many children, the Easter Bunny is just as real as the Tooth Fairy or Santa Claus. Let Peoples Flowers be your Easter Bunny this year. We offer a variety of Easter baskets that are perfect for children of all ages. Wow the adults in the family with the Blooming Basket, a colorful collection of seasonal plants, ripe with spring flowers and gathered together in a wicker basket.

We can customize kid-focused Easter baskets just for your little ones at any of our four locations in downtown Albuquerque, Nob Hill, the Northeast Heights and Far North on Montgomery. Pick a plush, choose your chocolates and top it off with a bright splash of flowers. We’re happy to hop to it and deliver your Easter gifts anywhere in the Albuquerque metro area. From Corrales to Rio Rancho to Bernalillo…we’ve got you covered. Happy Easter!

Never Forget Another Special Day with Peoples Reminders

Uh-oh. You forgot. Maybe it was your mother’s birthday. Maybe it was your marriage anniversary. Our lives are so packed with work and family obligations, it can be hard to keep track of important dates. Some of use are just plain forgetful. Fortunately, there is a quick way to fix this. You might not have known that your local Albuquerque florist is on hand to help you out. The Peoples Flowers Reminders Service is free and easy to use. Even better, you’ll won’t have to deal with the disappointment of forgetting the flowers on a special day.

What should I use reminders for?

Precious Pink bouquet

The Precious Pink bouquet is an ideal anniversary gift.

Birthdays and anniversaries are obvious choices for Peoples Flowers’ Reminder Service, but there’s a lot more you can do. Get a handle on your gift-giving calendar by setting reminders for Mother’s Day, Administrative Professionals’ Day, or for commemorating the signing a big contract. Your clients will be impressed when you thank them for their business with sophisticated bouquets delivered right to their offices.

Peoples Flowers will give you a gentle nudge when it’s time to think about sending flowers or gifts. The Reminder Service is flexible and customizable. You can store notes and be as specific as you like. Did you mother mention how much she loves pink roses? Put it in your reminder and really make her feel special on her birthday. Using the Peoples Reminders service also helps you gain reward points towards savings on future orders.

Get started with Peoples Reminders

Step 1: Register for a free account with Peoples.

Step 2: Click on “Reminders” on the “Services Overview” page.

Step 3: You’re now on the “Manage Reminders” page. Click the “add new reminder” button.

Step 4: Fill out the reminder form. You can select who the recipient is, what message to remind yourself with, what the important date is and when you will receive the reminder. You can get your reminders through email or through a text message on your phone. Use both for a double reminder!

Step 5: Click the “submit” button and you’re all done! Add as many reminders as you wish. You can edit them or change them whenever you want.

I got a reminder! Now what do I do?

This is the fun part. You can customize your reminder message to remind you which flowers or candies your special person likes. We have great options at the ready for any special occasion–like anniversaries, birthdays and holiday–or you can build your own personalized bouquet.

Call Peoples Flowers at 800-727-1600 or 505-884-1600 or drop by any of our four Albuquerque locations to choose a bouquet and gifts. You can present it in person or we can deliver to Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Corrales and Bernalillo. Is your loved one located somewhere else? No problem. We can help you select a bouquet for delivery just about anywhere in the U.S. and Canada. All you have to remember is that Peoples Flowers makes your life easier with Peoples Reminders!

Why Local Matters: Join Peoples Flowers in Supporting Local Businesses

Peoples Flowers

Peoples Flowers: a local Albuquerque business since 1944.

A pebble drops into a pond and the ripples echo outward. Buying local has the same effect on a community. This is about consumers supporting local businesses, but also about those same businesses supporting each other. We take pride in our community and know that our customers do, too.

Peoples Flowers is your local florist

Peoples Flowers has been a family-owned local business in Albuquerque since its founding in 1944. The original founder’s son now leads the company. Over the years, Peoples has grown to four locations in Nob Hill, Downtown, the Northeast Heights, and the Far North in Albuquerque. We deliver to Rio Rancho, Corrales, Bernalillo, and all over the metro area.

Our partnerships with local businesses

Peoples Flowers is proud to support other local businesses. Our partnership with Soilutions is smart for the local economy and smart for the local environment. Soilutions is a green waste recycler and compost manufacturer in Albuquerque. Leftover greenery from Peoples Flowers gets sent to Soilutions to be re-used. That means less waste is going to our local landfills!

Buffetts at Peoples

We partner with other local businesses to make our community stronger.

Flowers and chocolates go together. When Peoples Flowers was looking for the best chocolates and candies to offer with its bouquets and gifts, we chose Buffett’s Candies. Buffett’s is another family-owned local Albuquerque business with a commitment to freshness and excellence. This is all part of the positive ripple effect that happens when customers shops local.

Why shop local?

Buying local supports your neighbors and their families and helps to build up the community around you. Here are four compelling reasons to shop local.

1. Keep money in the community: Locally-owned independent businesses put more money back into the community than chain stores. This re-investment comes in many forms, such as the hiring of local employees, donations to community organizations, and partnerships with other local companies.

2. Get better customer service: Have you ever been on hold with a mysterious call center far, far away? It’s not a pleasant experience. Buying local means that you have access to real people, right here in Albuquerque. Peoples Flowers prides itself on top customer service. We provide personalized floral design and can answer any questions you might have.

3. Support local non-profits: New Mexico is know for its generosity in funding and volunteering for community organizations. Local businesses are a huge part of supporting these non-profits. When local businesses are thriving, they have even more opportunities to support local charities in turn. Peoples Flowers supports many local organizations through its Helping Hands program. Those groups include Watermelon Mountain Ranch, Special Olympics New Mexico and Albuquerque Academy.

4. Celebrate what makes us unique: Peoples Flowers has nearly 70 years of experience as a uniquely New Mexico florist. We have our finger on the pulse of the community. We know the local trends, supply local chocolates, and listen to what our customers have to say. We are your local Albuquerque florist and we join you in celebrating our New Mexico culture and businesses. When you say you want a bouquet to match your chile ristras, we know exactly what you’re talking about!

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