Archive for April, 2009
Taurus: April 21 – May 21
Taurus is a born romantic, considerate and hardworking. Warmhearted, sensuous Taurus love romantic, thoughtful gestures. Although Taurus have a reputation of being headstrong and fierce, they are well-grounded, practical and appreciate nature’s exquisite beauty.
Taurus love luxury and indulging in the finer things of life even when their practical side says they can’t afford it.
Taurus are delighted with simple bouquets of quality flower such as lilac or pink roses. They appreciate any flower given with love and sincerity. Dramatic and aromatic lilies touch the Taurus heart and indulge their romantic sensuality.
Taurus’ color is garnet and birthstone is the emerald.
April 21st, 2009
Administrative Professionals Week History and Objectives
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!
April 15th, 2009
Pantone the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries selects Mimosa as its color of the year for 2009. The color Mimosa was chosen as a symbol of optimism, hope and reassurance, much needed sentiments in this time of economic uncertainty and political change.
According to Pantone: “The color yellow exemplifies the warmth and nurturing quality of the sun, properties we as humans are naturally drawn to for reassurance,” explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “Mimosa also speaks to enlightenment, as it is a hue that sparks imagination and innovation.”
Mimosa is a versatile shade that complements any other color, appeals to both men and women, and can works well in fashion and interiors.
In addition to the Mimosa blossoms, other popular flowers in shades of yellow include jonquils, tulips, roses, daisies and lilies.
Mimosa trees (also known as the “silk tree”) are popular ornamentals because of the bright colors they exude. Mimosa trees are easy to grow, do well in climates that get little rain and are a popular habitat for Hummingbirds.
April 5th, 2009