Just over 100 years ago in Cleveland, a group of confection companies got together to give sweets and candies to orphans, shut-ins and the homeless. In all, they handed out 26,000 boxes of candy and named the event "Sweetest Day". When they suggested making it an annual event, they were met with widespread cynicism, as the public thought that perhaps they were thinking more of creating a holiday that helped their pocketbooks, not the needy. Still, the observance has survived down through the years, primarily in the Northeast and Midwest, as a day to reach out to those who are in need of some help and encouragement.
Who in your life could use a pick-me-up? Billy Heroman's Flowers & Gifts has a wide selection of options sure to make them smile. Sweetest Day is October 21. Read More about Sweetest Day Gifts
National Boss's Day originated in the mind of Patricia Bays Haroski, an employee at State Farm Insurance Company in Chicago. She registered the holiday with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 1958, selecting October 16 as the date as it was her dad's birthday. Haroski's goal was to express gratitude for her boss, as well as to recognize all great employers across the country. She hoped the day would improve and enhance the relationship between employees and their supervisors, bosses and owners. In 1962, Illinois Governor Otto Kerner proclaimed the day an official observance (although it is not a national holiday). In addition to the United States, the day is celebrated in several other countries such as Australia and India.
At Billy Heroman's Flowers & Gifts, we believe that a great boss deserves to be recognized. So here's to the mentors, the promoters, the leaders, and all those who make our workplace a positive place to be every day! We say thank you with beautiful gifts of plants and flowers that will look awesome in any work environment. Read More about Celebrating a Great Boss
We are so excited for fall! Days get cooler, colors get warmer, and we have the opportunity to decorate our homes with a whole new aesthetic. If you are looking for creative and colorful ways to warm up your space for the new season, Billy Heroman's Flowers & Gifts is the place to begin.
For coffee table or dining room table, these designs will add the brilliance required to welcome this special time of year. Read More about Centerpieces for the Autumn Season
Homecoming weekend is coming to Baton Rouge, and we are ready for the party! Whether you are looking forward to cheering on the football team, seeing who wins Homecoming Queen, or attending the pep rally with students and alumni - this is a weekend designed to make memories.
Flowers are also likely to be a big part of the weekend - from bouquets for the homecoming court to a corsage for your date, Billy Heroman's Flowers has all of the most beautiful designs and arrangements. What is your homecoming style? Read More about Homecoming Flowers and Corsages
Just Because Day is a chance to perform good deeds and thoughtful gestures for no particular reason at all. On August 27, take a break from being practical and enjoy life... just because. There are plenty of ways to do this. The professionals at Billy Heroman's Flowers & Gifts have listed some ideas here - feel free to use ours or be inspired to create your own list of ways to make people smile! Read More about Sending Bouquets Just Because
It may not be easy to choose meaningful funeral flowers. Trying to find just the right arrangement or design that will effectively communicate how you feel can be a difficult task. That's when speaking with professionals can help. Billy Heroman's Flowers has been with you through all of life's events and milestones, and we are here now to help you to choose the flowers that will perfectly convey how much you care during this difficult time.
Family Only Please: It is considered the responsibility of the immediate family - spouse, siblings, parent, or children - to choose the casket sprays, funeral flowers or urn arrangements. Read More about Meaningful Funeral Flowers
The end of summer is fast approaching and college students everywhere are preparing to head off to school and their college dorm rooms. While you know you will miss them terribly while they’re away, you can be confident that they know you’re thinking about them with a thoughtful gift or reminder of home. Billy Heroman’s Flowers has a variety of gifts, plants and flowers to send your student off in style. Read More about Decorating College Dorm Rooms
"A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost." ~Marian Garretty
Sisterhood and friendship go hand in hand. Who else can take you back to the memories of childhood like a sister? These lifelong friends are beautiful gifts, so it makes sense that National Sisters Day and National Friendship Day are celebrated on the same day! The first Sunday in August (August 6th this year) is a day to celebrate these special women in your life. Billy Heroman's Flowers & Gifts is happy to help you to honor them, with a beautiful selection of bouquets to tell her how much you appreciate her in your life. Read More about Embrace Friendship & Sisterhood
With summer in full swing, creating a fresh, light atmosphere throughout your home can be easy - simply fill your rooms with your favorite bright flowers from Billy Heroman’s Flowers! We have a wide selection of floral designs that will brighten any kitchen or living room. Shop our site or talk to one of our design experts to find the perfect arrangement for your home - including one of our own personal summertime favorites, the hydrangea.
Good Enough to Eat? The generous, lavish and colorful hydrangea can make a bold statement in any room, and are especially lovely in larger living areas, or on tabletops and mantles. Be careful, though - these flowers can be somewhat toxic, so keep them away from pets and children who may be tempted. Read More about Designing with Hydrangea
Summer is in full swing, and with the new season comes the expectation that insects of all sorts will visit your backyard or outdoor gardens. Some of these visitors are welcome - for instance, butterflies and bees create a lovely atmosphere that not only celebrates summer, but is important to our ecosystem. And as certain flowers will attract these insects more readily, we invite you to work with Billy Heroman's Flowers & Gifts to choose from an array of beautiful plants and flowers that are sure to be inviting.
Butterflies love fresh water, a sunny spot that's shielded from the wind, and plenty of nectar. Certain flowers work well in these conditions, too, and contain the right ingredients to bring butterflies - or even caterpillars- to your landscape. Gardens full of milkweed, sunflowers, asters and goldenrod, for example, make great homes for caterpillars and the butterflies they will become. Read More about Outdoor Gardens for Butterflies & Bees