Administrative Professionals Day Flower Buying Guide
While there are many reasons to get flowers as a gift, there could be no more important one to a business than Administrative Professionals Day, also known as ‘Admin Day’ or Secretaries Day’. It is actually Administrative Professional’s Week in North America, but most organizations are familiar with Administrative Professionals Day which falls on this Wednesday, April 22nd.
We’ve put together some helpful tips for the coming event.
Who Should I Buy Flowers For?
This is something we get asked about, and for each organization it is unique. These staff members could be a secretary, receptionists, legal aid, front-desk associates, project coordinators - essentially anyone who is the glue that your office would fall apart without them.
In some companies, management will purchase a larger gift for their key Administrative Professional and other staff would get smaller gifts. In some companies such as law firms, the company will get small gifts for all their administrative staff, and in such case, it would be up to each lawyer to get an individual gift for their key person. Talk it over with management before making your order so everyone can prepare in advance. Let us know what you are planning, and we’ll put together arrangements and coordinate delivery.
If you are looking to add a gift to a floral arrangement, we have large hand-made cards available.
Best Buds recommends a flower arrangement that lasts longer, so it can be at the office for over a week. Something bright like the Tickled Pink and Orange, to brighten up the workspace.
Order Your Flowers Early!
Pre-ordering will make sure you can get flowers for the day of the event or the evening prior. They will feel special knowing that you have organized this and they didn’t need to be involved. Importantly, early orders are guaranteed to get the best floral arrangements. Advance orders in-store or online are especially important if you are ordering for a larger group.
We’ve noticed a trend over the years, that businesses are waiting longer to make their orders. Don’t get so caught up being busy that you may miss making someone feel appreciated.
Make it a Surprise.
You can get your flowers delivered or picked up the day ahead, that way your gift will be waiting on their desk the next morning.
While a surprise is best, in some larger offices, the main administrative professional orders for all the other administrative staff. If the flowers are going to be delivered during working hours, make sure your administrative professionals don’t have anything on their schedule.
Local Flower Deliveries Only $12.95
to Edmonton, St. Albert and Sherwood Park
We serve businesses in the Edmonton area. We charge the same flat rate of $12.95 whether we are delivering to Edmonton, Sherwood Park or St. Albert.
Online Orders throughout Canada
Some of our clients have multiple office locations in the province or in Canada. Because of high volume, we suggest giving us an 2-4 days on orders going out of town.
Lastly, it’s Okay to Get Flowers for the Guys in the Office.
You’d be surprised that many men like receiving flowers more than they let on, but depending on their personality, if you are getting flowers you may want to choose something with a different style. We recommend contemporary flower arrangements like the Underwater Orchid, the Gerbilicious, or popular Fresh Cuts.
Flowers brighten up the workspace and are a lively way to show your appreciation.