What are your Thanksgiving plans? If you're like many Americans - 50 million last year, to be exact - you'll be traveling over hill and dale at least 50 miles from your own home to break bread with the ones you love. In our view here at Bagoy's Florist & Home, that means you probably need to consider bringing a host or hostess gift.
You may already be contributing something to the table, but there's nothing quite like the courtesy shown when you come bearing a gift in hand. And since it's customary in the U.S. that we exchange chocolate or flowers, we're pretty certain we have something perfect for the occasion. Read More about Hostess Gifts with the Mostess »
How will you honor your vets or active military this Veterans Day? Will you treat them to the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra's Veterans Day Salute? Make a nice dinner, with your patriot occupying the seat of honor at the head of the table? Attend the parade? Gather with friends? Send some stars?
Let us at Bagoy's Florist & Home explain. There are so many ways to show our gratitude for the ones who have put themselves on the line to protect and defend our country. And we believe in doing all of them. But don't you think your valiant vet deserves to get some stars? Read More about Send Some Stars This Veterans Day »
If there's one flower that's more sought after than most right now, it's the dahlia. This uncommon beauty with the starry shape and manifold layers is about to go out of season, making it even more desirable. Decorating with dahlias is the perfect idea for Fall, when we're covering our tables with richly-detailed textiles, burning candles with spicier tones, and in general embellishing our interiors for the season. We at Bagoy's Florist & Home invite you to consider the complex dahlia as a worthy addition to your floral decor. Read More about Decorating with Dahlias »
This Halloween, it's time to take decorating with Halloween flowers to a frightful new level. There's no reason the sophisticated arrangements you see throughout the year can't make an appearance on the most macabre of holidays, too, as Bagoy's Florist & Home proves with its seasonal selections. Read More about Decorate with Halloween Flowers »
Almost exactly 100 years ago, a group of candy executives in Cleveland had a sweet idea - to hand out boxes of candy to orphans, shut-ins, and the elderly. Dubbed "Sweetest Day", the inaugural event saw 26,000 boxes of candy distributed. However, the idea was met with some cynicism, as many thought that perhaps the executives were attempting to start a tradition that would benefit their pocketbooks more than the people receiving the sweet treats. Still, Sweetest Day persisted, especially in the Northeast and Midwest, and is still a tradition in much of our country.
And although some still choose to give candy, Sweetest Day has grown to include any act of kindness benefiting someone who may be down on their luck. On October 21, people across Anchorage will be making their friends and family smile - and Bagoy's Florist & Home will be helping with beautiful floral designs and bouquets. Read More about Sweetest Day Gifts & Flowers »
The idea of National Boss Day originated in 1958, when Patricia Bays Haroski registered the holiday with the United States Chamber of Commerce. She chose October 16 as an homage to her father's birthday, and her goal was to show appreciation for her boss at State Farm Insurance Company. She also imagined that the day could serve to enhance the relationship between employees and supervisors. In 1962, Illinois Governor Otto Kerner officially proclaimed the day, which has grown in popularity and is observed not only in the United States, but also in Australia, India, and South Africa.
At Bagoy's Florist & Home, we believe that anyone who is a great leader deserves a little recognition. So for the encouragers, the promoters, and those who make our workplace a fun place to be, we say thank you! If you want to thank your great boss for all they do, we are here to help. Read More about Gifts to Celebrate a Great Boss »
Autumn in Anchorage means that days are getting steadily colder and shorter - which is why autumn colors are such a beautiful addition to your home. These color palettes are warm and inviting, and bring comfortable ambiance to your decor during this season. Not to mention, autumn also ushers in some of our most beloved holidays - and Bagoy's Florist & Home is prepared to create gorgeous fall centerpieces and bouquets to bring all the warmth of this season to you. Read More about Fall Centerpieces in Autumn Colors »
Whether they have a housewarming party or not, bringing a gift to a new homeowner is considered to be a friendly and neighborly gesture. If someone you love recently moved into a new place, you can trust the experts at Bagoy's Florist & Home to provide you with unique and beautiful recommendations to welcome them to their new adventure.
Remember: If someone just moved into your neighborhood, a housewarming gift is a wonderful way to introduce yourself and make them feel welcome! We believe that giving plants and flowers is a great way to begin a beautiful friendship. Read More about Welcoming Succulents for Housewarming »
Let's face it, we do things a little differently here in Anchorage - necessarily so! While the rest of the country prepares for football games in sweater weather and balmy walks to the homecoming dance, we are bundled up against the elements - but that just means we do homecoming Alaska-style! The cold and (likely) rain aren't daunting to us. In fact, we are just as likely to pair our short dresses with rain boots or xtratufs than with stiletto heels.
Still, some things are traditional no matter where you are, and homecoming flowers fall into that category. If you are looking for the most beautiful homecoming flowers in these parts, you need look no further than Bagoy's Florist & Home. Read More about Florals for the Homecoming Dance »