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Celebrating Atlanta Teachers

C1Teachers are some of the hardest working individuals and never seem to get enough credit for what they do to teach and train our children often for a larger part of the day then we, as parents, get with them.

That time of the year to show them “official” appreciation for all they do is just around the corner on May 2nd to May 6th with Teacher Appreciation Day on Tuesday, May 3rd.

We’re here to help you plan the best floral gifts to get for your kids’ teachers.C2

Whether you come in and pick up a flower arrangement or bouquet or you have them sent directly to school, here are some ideas to consider for Teacher Appreciation Week and Teacher Appreciation Day:

  • The Thinking of You Bouquet is a cheerful floral mix of roses, orchids, and hydrangea in a keepsake vase.
  • The Wishes and Blessings Bouquet offers yellow and white hues of hydrangea and garden roses in a glass vase.
  • The Mystic Modern Cube Arrangement has a mix of flowers that include stock, miniature callas, lisianthus, roses and dahlias along with preserved oak leaves.C3
  • The Cottage Garden Bouquet offers a garden style floral design with a wide range of colors and floral varieties.
  • The Exotic Phalaenopsis Orchid with Tropical Bromeliad gives you a beautiful orchid and bromeliad plant in one gift. These two beautiful blooming plants are a long-lasting reminder of your appreciation.
  • Our presentation bouquets also make a nice teacher gift as they come wrapped up for a special presentation.

Other gift ideas for teachers include gourmet food baskets, seasonal, fresh fruit baskets, balloons, greeting cards, green plants and custom flower arrangements.C4

Whatever you decide to gift your children’s teachers with, make sure that you include a personal note that lets them know just how much their efforts mean to you. This personal connection often makes the best gift for teachers who work so tirelessly to help kids learn.

You can order your teacher gifts by phone, in our Atlanta flower shop, or online through our website.C5

Start the School Year Off Right with Flowers & Gifts for the Teacher

a1Each school year brings a new teacher for your kids so it’s the perfect time to start off on the right foot with the teacher by welcoming them with a special gift of flowers or gift basket.a2

While you may not yet know what your child’s teacher likes in terms of flowers or colors, you can go with a flower arrangement or gift item that is from our most popular selections like these:

  • Epic Garden Joy is a stunning garden-style flower arrangement of sunflowers, lilies, and roses in a glass vase. It’s like bringing the summer indoors where a teacher can smile every time they see it perched on the end of their desk.
  • The Fanciful Garden Cube may be compact but it is overflowing with color, including pink and fuchsia gerbera daisies and garden roses.
  • Pastel Palette offers a delicate and soft display of garden hydrangea and roses in a bubble bowl. It’s another stunning flower arrangement sure to please any teacher.c5
  • The Colorburst Bouquet has Asiatic lilies, tulips, garden roses and southern hydrangea in a glass vase.
  • The Wishes and Blessings Bouquet is another compact arrangement that is bursting with color, including yellow garden roses, along with sophisticated white florals in the form of hydrangea.c6
  • The Perfect Peace Dish Garden offers something decidedly different and long-lasting that your child’s teacher could enjoy for months to come. It has many seasonal plants direct from our greenhouse and offers an array of textures.
  • While we offer many types of gift baskets, including those with gourmet goodies and fruit, it’s hard to imagine there would be any teacher who wouldn’t love coffee. The Starbucks Sampler has its Breakfast Blend, House Blend, Caffe Verona or Sumatra and biscotti in a basket.

Even better is the fact that many of these choices are now on sale while supplies last.c7

You can swing by any of our Atlanta flower shops and pick them up or you can have them delivered to the local Atlanta area school for added convenience.

We can also put together a custom flower arrangement or you can shop our plants and other special gifts at any of our Atlanta flower shops.

Thank You to Teachers!

C1Teachers do an incredible job with our kids, helping them grow in knowledge and as people. They have our kids for at least six hours each day, helping them understand concepts and guiding them on how to develop skills and make wise choices in life. These unsung heroes that don’t get paid nearly enough for the priceless work they do, day in, day out, deserve our thanks.C2

On May 5th and throughout the week of May 3rd through 8th, we honor teachers with Teacher Appreciation Day and Teacher Appreciation Week. Here, in Atlanta, we are here to help with gift ideas that provide a way to show our appreciation:

  • We offer a number of presentation bouquets are a beautiful way to say thank you to a teacher. They come in many styles and colors to personalize your gift. For example, the Vibrant Presentation Bouquet features bright and bold hues. These bouquets come in three sizes, containing 25, 35, or 50 blooms.C3
  • The Teddy Bear Topiary Flowering Garden and Thank You Balloon is a great gift that includes a unique topiary in the shape of a teddy bear as well as many types of green plants in a basket along with a Thank You Mylar Balloon. We have many other unique topiary baskets available as well.
  • The Thank You Gift Basket is just one of many gourmet baskets we have available that make a great gift for one teacher or a team of teachers. This particular basket contains some delicious items, including Cashew Roca, chocolate truffle cookies, chocolate raspberry truffles, cheese straws, Lacey’s chocolate wafer cookies, cheese, water crackers, Jacquot truffles, Napa Valley mini mustard, butter toffee pretzels and a cheese knife.C4
  • We have numerous flower arrangements that offer a way to say how much you appreciate a teacher. For example, A Toast to You! Strawberry Margarita with Mylar offers lilies and roses in a keepsake margarita glass.
  • Other flower arrangements fit perfectly on a teacher’s glass, including Celestial that features hydrangea, orchids, lilies and roses in a glass vase. While this one is all in white, there are many that offer pastel or bold colors.C5

Our Atlanta flower shops can deliver throughout the Atlanta area to schools, offices, and homes. Call, go online, or visit our locations to order now to celebrate all those incredible teachers.

Back To School: Gift Ideas for Teacher

c1It’s that time again to send the kids back to school. With it comes new clothes, new school supplies, and, of course, new teachers. Start the year off right with the teacher by sending in a wonderful “welcome to a new school year” gift. We’ve put together a list of gift ideas to help you find the perfect gift for teachers that also fits your budget

Starbucks Sampler

Help your child’s teacher start their day with this delicious gift basket of Starbucks products, including Breakfast blend, House Blend, Caffe Verona® or Sumatra and a sweet bite of biscotti. This is a thoughtful gift that will make them smile each morning as they start the school day.

Share the Health Gift Basket

Your child’s teacher will appreciate the fact that you have sent in a healthy gift basket full of yummy delights. This particular one features apples and pears, oranges, Sonoma Jack cheese, English tea cookies, focaccia crisps, Columbus salami, Sonoma cheese straws, almonds, Brie cheese, snack mix and a Theo organic chocolate bar.

Godiva Executive Basket

Of course, there is nothing wrong with making it a sweet gift basket either. This gift basket is full of Godiva favorites, including Godiva premium roast coffee, milk chocolate cocoa, Godiva heart shaped chocolate biscuits, dark chocolate almonds, 31% cacao milk chocolate bar, Godiva truffles and a four-piece gold box of assorted chocolates.c2

Thank You Brownies

Thank your teacher for all that they do by treating them to a dozen rich brownies. Each 3” x 3” brownie is carefully packaged in a classic box that has been wrapped with a Thank You gift band.

The Garden in Glass

For a modern feel, consider a unique garden in glass that fits on the teacher’s desk and is easy to care for the whole year round.

Exotic Orchids Bouquet

Give your child’s teacher this sophisticated and long-lasting gift. Exotic Dendrobium Orchids are a stunning gift that also can grace the teacher’s desk throughout the year.c3

Blooming Peace Lily Plant

These large beautiful green plants have white blooms and are extremely easy to care for and maintain so the teacher can enjoy the beauty throughout the school year.c4

We also offer custom flower arrangements as well as many different varieties of flowers to make the perfect bouquet for the teacher or teachers that do so much for your kids. Visit our Atlanta flower shop or browse our online flower shop to learn more!

Back to School ! Gift Ideas for the New Teacher

schoolteacher2For Atlanta students, school has just started or, for some, it may be just around the corner. A new school year means a new teacher. To get things started off on the right foot with the new teacher, it doesn’t hurt to bring in a gift to say an early thank you for taking on what can be a challenging job with little or no real recognition.

While you may not yet know the teacher’s likes and preferences, there are some gift ideas that we’ve put together that are sure to please that the new teacher can enjoy in their classroom or take home to brighten their home.

Teacher Gift Ideas

Our selection of teacher gifts offers all types of price ranges, which can be especially helpful if you are welcoming more than one new teacher this year. Here are some of our ideas:schoolteacherc1

  • Starbucks Sampler: First up is a gift basket idea from one of the country’s favorite coffee makers, Starbucks. This premium branded gift basket is bound to tempt the teacher who loves their coffee. It features a few different flavors of coffee as well as a tasty treat like biscotti, which is perfect for dipping in a cup of coffee! Of course, we have other gift baskets as well, including those with fresh fruit and gourmet food not to mention a few tempting chocolates to sweeten up the teacher!
  • Fond Arrival Arrangement: The start of school signals the end of summer and start of the fall season. Recognize the changing seasons by gifting the teacher with a Better Homes and Gardens® branded flower arrangement that features bold colors and an array of stunning flowers. The floral selection includes roses, lavender roses, burgundy mini carnations, peach Asiatic Lilies and plenty of greenery in a square clear glass cube.schoolteacherc3
  • Indoor Green Plants: Help the teacher beautify the classroom, bring nature inside, and offer a healthy environment for students. Green plants have been found to have health benefits for people. We have an extensive collection of indoor green plants to choose from as a teacher gift, including blooming plants, dish gardens, desk gardens and some small palm trees.

Of course, you can also provide us with your ideas and our floral design team can make that idea into a reality for you. Our custom floral designs help to ensure that you give exactly what you had in mind for that special teacher.

Whatever you decide to do, you will be sure to brighten the new teacher’s day as the new school year begins!

National Teacher’s Day is May 7th!

teacherc1 It’s not only the time of year to show how much we love our moms, but it is also that time to show teachers just how much we appreciate what they do to help us learn and guide our children through each subject and even a few life lessons.

Each year, the first week of May is set aside as National Teacher’s Week or Teacher Appreciation Week. That means that this year that week is May 6-May 10 with National Teacher’s Day on Tuesday, May 7th.

Flowers and Gifts for National Teacher’s Day

There are many ways you can thank your children’s teachers or have your children also make or do something that shows how much they appreciate them as well. First, to help your kids learn how to start showing their thanks and appreciation, there are some things teacherc2they can do for their teachers:

  • Make a thank you note or letter that explains why they appreciate their teachers.
  • Do something in the classroom to help out. Be sure to have them ask the teacher what they can do first.
  • Bring their teacher a piece of artwork or some homemade treats.

Of course, you may also want to contribute to recognizing your children’s teachers. Here are some great flower arrangements or teacher gifts that you can get to show your appreciation:

  • Bring an arrangement with their favorite flowers like roses, tulips, or an orchid. Be sure to ask ahead to see if you can get an idea of what they like best. Also, casually ask them what colors they like as flowers like tulips and roses come in a rainbow variety of colors.
  • The Deluxe Orchard fruit basket is another great idea that plays on the theme of bringing your favorite teacher an apple but giving them so much more. This is also a great idea if you want to gift an entire department of teachers on this special day.teacherc3
  • If you know your teacher has a green thumb, a garden basket might be a good idea that she can enjoy throughout the year in her room or take home and replant in a garden. There are many different types of flowering garden baskets to fit every budget and taste.
  • Green plants are also a nice idea for National Teacher Day as they bring a bit of greenery into the classroom so that the class can also enjoy a bit of nature every day. They can even help water and take care of the plant with the teacher as part of a lesson plan.

teacherc4Whatever you plan on doing, make sure you also tell each teacher you know whether they teach your children or are a friend to you just how much you appreciate what they do in helping create the next generation of success stories.

Back to School: Great Gifts for Great Teachers

As a kid you may not realize it, but when you are older you will see just how much of an affect your teacher had on you and how stressful their job really is. In today’s blog, we, at Carithers Flowers, want to thank and talk about just how much teachers do to help our children and how you can give back to them.

Remember when you were young, bringing an apple in as a gift to a new teacher, a good teacher, and maybe your favorite teacher?  Teachers like to know they are appreciated because they have such a tough – and very important – job to do.

Teachers Do So Much

We entrust our children to them to teach and guide them. They help to shape who they become and are in charge of teaching them many things and helping them find their way. With all that they do and give, we think it is time to give a little something back.

Saying Thanks

When starting the new school year, what better a first impression that a gift for your teacher; telling them just how thankful you are. Don’t know what to get them? Find the apple to be a little overrated and cliché?

Don’t worry, because, at Carithers Flowers, we have all kinds of great gifts to be given. If you want to stay true to the ‘Apple,’ why not check out our fruit gift basket selection where we have many beautiful ways to say ‘thank you.’

Other great gift selections include, succulent chocolates and the highest quality brownies, we even have gifts for men and of course flowers. Below are some featured gifts that would work perfect as a gift for your teacher on the first day of school:

  • Our Classic Fruit Basket is an elegantly arranged basket of the freshest and most succulent fruit and is perfect for the new teacher.
  • Our Thinking of You and Thank You Dozen Brownies are sure to put a smile on a teacher with a sweet tooth’s face and they are made of the highest quality.
  • Want something different? Why not try chocolates? In our chocolate section, we have everything from common candy bar arrangements to the most gourmet truffles. Perfect for any chocolate lover.

Come the new school year, have a special gift for your teacher and remember that they really do so much for the children. Carithers Flowers would like to thank teachers everywhere for their hard work and sacrifice. Without good teachers, our children would not receive the knowledge and skills they need to lead the generations to come

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