Few notes from our Customers

We thought to share some wonderful notes from our happy customers from recent Valentine’s Day.

A Facebook post from Jill:
I have received many bouquets of flowers but must say that the one I received from Nanz and Kraft this year has been one of my favorites!! My picture is 3 days after receiving them on Valentine’s day and they look as beautiful as the very first day!! LOVE my simple but BEAUTIFUL flowers!!!! ❤

Here is a note from a Jenn:
“My Dad, Jack, was in your store yesterday, February 13, 2013. He was driving from Frankfort to Corydon, Indiana and wanted to get some flowers to give to me after the dress rehearsal of the play I am directing at Hayswood Theatre in Corydon. He said the place was very busy and he wasn’t sure where to start. There was an older gentleman who was helping a couple and once he finished, my Dad stepped up to ask if he would offer some suggestion as what to get. Turns out the gentleman he asked was Mr. Kraft. Mr. Kraft didn’t just offer a suggestion of what to buy. He took my Dad around on the tour of the building, and hand picked every stem that went into my bouquet.

The flowers my Dad gave me are special in many ways. You see, my Dad lives in Delaware and I usually only see him once a year at our family reunion. That he happened to be in the area for business on the night of the dress rehearsal was so wonderful. The flowers he brought me were beautiful. The story behind how he got the flowers made the entire evening that much more magical.

Thank you, Mr. Kraft, for taking the time to pick out an absolutely wonderful bouquet of flowers. I’ve always heard really good things about your company, now I have first hand experience.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.


Facebook post from Jamie:
I love the flowers my fiancee was able to send me from overseas since he is deployed and i can’t spend the day with him. Everyone please like our photo 🙂

Another note from Halie:

“Thank you soooooo much. You made my valentines day better than I could have imagined. My boyfriend is in the marines and sent me flowers but no one was home and he was really upset I didn’t get anything from him on valentines. Since he isn’t stationed here he wasn’t able to get me them himself. Thinking all else failed he told me what happened and that he was sorry I wouldn’t be getting anything, but little to my surprise and his while on Skype I got a knock on my door and there they were! Then today I got the most beautiful set of flowers again with a note from the company to enjoy my fresh set I received today! They are beautiful and my favorite kind!!!! Thank you Nanz and Kraft family!”

Post from Casey:
I love receiving flowers from my hubby! Happy Valentine’s Day to me!

Thank you all for sharing your notes and if you would like to see more notes from our happy customers you may see them on our facebook page under Nanz & Kraft Florist!

Check out our fun Christmas feautures!

For Your Dinner Table

Holiday Envy Bouquet
Beautiful red Roses and snowy white Hydrangea are artfully arranged in a German pottery vase in varied hues of green. Cinnamon sticks and red berries add festive accents to this unique holiday design.

Thomas Kinkade’s Winter Wonder

The Teleflora Winter Wonder Bouquet has the newest Collectable Thomas Kincade scene with a snow covered house, large snowman, trees, and children at play. The scene is nestled in a bed of winter greens, roses, berries, baby’s breath, and pine cones.

Christmas Traditions
This lovely holiday design includes red Carnations, Mini-Carnations, gold ornaments, and pine cones. Three red taper candles and ribbon accent mixed holiday greenery. Perfect for your dining room table or a fresh floral gift!
As shown and premium include Roses.
Approximately 25″w x 15″h

For The Plant Lover

Amaryllis means “dramatic” and how appropriate because this plant brings the drama! Amaryllis is an example of a bulb plants that if given after Thanksgiving or in early December, will bloom just in time for Christmas.

Hanging Poinsettia
Poinsettias are one of the longest-lasting blooming plants available to consumers. Poinsettias are native to Mexico, where they grow wild. The enchanting legend of the poinsettia dates back several centuries, to a Christmas Eve in Mexico when a little girl named Pepita had no gift to present to the Christ child. Her cousin Pedro urged her to give a humble gift. So, on her way to church she gathered some weeds she found along the road. As she approached the altar, a miracle happened: The weeds blossomed into brilliant flowers. Then they were called Flores de Noche Buena – Flowers of the Holy Night. Now they are called poinsettias.

Country Christmas Norfolk Pine
Delightful snowy owls perch among the branches of a potted Norfolk Pine in a country style basket. Birch branches, berries, and a holiday bow complete this charming and lasting gift.
Shown – approx. 28″ H with 2 owls
Deluxe – approx. 38″ H with 3 owls

For the Sweet Tooth

Bourbon Barrel Cake
The Kentucky Woods™ cake is the original, one and only Bourbon Barrel Cake™ and is a moist brown sugar cake with pure maple and chocolate cake, topped with walnuts, chocolate and caramel bourbon icing. Made with seven year aged Kentucky bourbon to give a very unique nutty and maple flavor. The unique baking process yields all the flavor of the bourbon without the alcohol!

Cake is stored frozen in our store and needs time for defrosting. Has a shelf life of 28 days unrefrigerated after defrost.

The cake weighs 50 oz and can feed 12-14 people!

Christmas dozen
Let them taste the whole family of Fairytale Brownies flavors in our most popular assortment.
This delightful dozen showcases every flavor and is wrapped with a Merry Christmas gift band.

Includes: Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Mint Chocolate, Original, Peanut Butter, Pecan,
Raspberry Swirl, Toffee Crunch, Walnut, White Chocolate, Espresso Nib and Cream Cheese.

Gourmet Chocolate Basket
A gift basket filled with an assortment of delectable gourmet chocolates and topped with a beautiful bow.

Holiday Open House

This Open House benefited the Louisville Ballet. Our evening feautered Woodford Reserve tastings with Master Distiller Chris Morris and hors d’oeuvres from Ladyfingers Catering.

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Christmas 2012

It is the time of the year again! We just had our first Open House this Sunday and it was a hit! If you did not come this past Sunday. no worries!We are having a fun Open House this Friday, November 9th 5pm to 9pm benefiting Louisville Ballet and featuring Woodford Reserve! If Friday evening does not work, Sunday, November 11th is our seccond Open House from 11 am to 4pm. So come on down and enjoy some cookies, hot cider and a sip of Woodford Reserve on Friday!
Enjoy a little preview of our decorated store below:

Holiday Open House

It is the time of the year again! Our annual Holiday Open House is coming up this Sunday, November 4th & 11 from 11 am to 4pm.

This year, for the first time we are also hosting a Friday, November 9th, 5pm to 9pm Open House to benefit the Louisville Ballet. Friday evening will feature:

– Woodford Reserve tastings with Master Distiller Chris Morris
– Hors d’oeuvres from Ladyfingers Catering
– Discounts to the Brown – Forman Nutcracker
– $5 suggested donation at the door

Sunday, November 4th & 11th we will be feauturing live jazz band and 15% off Christmas Giftware and free ornament to each child under 12! (While supplies last)

‘Going Green’ for St. Patty’s Day Has Never Been Easier!

By: Ashley Slayton
“Going Green” for St. Patrick’s Day a few years ago meant little more than avoiding getting pinched and the occasional green beer. However, as floral aesthetics evolve and people are becoming more environmentally aware, “Going Green” can mean any number of things, meaning getting creative this St. Patrick’s Day is more fun than it has ever been! Going GREEN has never been easier!

A Brief History:
St. Patrick’s Day Trivia
» Did you know the shamrock was originally used by St. Patrick to teach the Holy Trinity?
Before diving into the festivities on March 17, it might be helpful to know a little bit about St. Patrick and how his signature color and subsequent celebrations have become a world-wide phenomenon. The good news is, unlike many holidays, St. Patrick’s Day is based on a real person! Maewyn Succat was born into a rich family in fifth century Great Britain before being kidnapped by Irish raiders and made a slave. During that time, Succat converted to Christianity and escaped back to Great Britain, where he chose Patrick as his Christian name. He opened several schools along the west coast of Ireland and famously used a shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity to his students. After nearly 30 years of educating the Irish using shamrocks, Patrick passed away. Ireland then chose to commemorate his life with a holiday–St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick’s Day Trivia
» Did you know blue was the original color of St. Patrick’s Day?
St. Patrick’s Day wasn’t the boisterous celebration it is today until the 1990s when Ireland chose to promote their culture around the world using the now-famous St. Patrick’s Day Festival. Prior to that, beginning the Middle Ages, St. Patrick’s Day was a one day reprieve from Lent, depending where the Holy Week landed each year. Observers were allowed to have a drink of ale on St. Patrick’s day, beginning a tradition and the association of the holiday with the drink. St. Patrick’s Day still remains a religious holiday for many; however, with the creation of the world-wide festival, parades and celebrations, St. Patrick’s Day has become a public celebration that is undoubtedly here to stay.

Going GREEN: Floral Edition
For the past few years, consumers and florists alike have been easing into the idea of an all-green arrangement. Today, many are taking the monochromatic look head-on and creating gorgeous, modern arrangements that are both memorable and classically chic. From weddings to everyday deliveries, versatile green arrangements possess a unique beauty that makes a statement in any instance.

And what is that statement?

Green arrangements can mean any number of things. They lend themselves perfectly to St. Patrick’s day, given not only their color, but common associations with green. Green floral arrangements are also ideal for celebrating the beginning of spring!

The Meaning of GREEN:
St. Patrick’s Day Trivia
» Did you know the color green is associated with optimism and renewal? It’s the perfect color for spring!
Although blue was the original color associated with St. Patrick’s Day, green was the obvious color chosen by many, due to the iconic use of the shamrock in the observance of the holiday. This is perfect for florists, because green can do double-duty for this time of year: celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the arrival of spring!

Words associated with green flowers include rejuvenation, health, youth and nature, making green arrangements an ideal choice for the season! Green flowers, with their diverse shapes and textures, are the perfect compliment to spring weddings, baby arrivals and graduations. Strong associations between green and optimism make it possible to literally send a little happiness to someone who will appreciate a fun, unconventional arrangement.

Go GREEN with Mother Nature:
Given that the floral profession is directly intertwined with nature, it’s no surprise that florists are doing their part to preserve the earth’s beauty. New techniques to become a GREEN florist arrive daily, making this the hottest trend in the floral industry. Organic blooms, composting and using local florists and nurseries are just a few of the ways to to be responsible when collecting some of nature’s most beautiful offerings.

Using local florists also allows you to choose from a region’s seasonal foliage, creating a unique arrangement composed of the absolute best that an area has to offer. A region’s seasonal blooms are a vital part of a region’s culture, just as shamrocks are characteristic of Ireland.

Sending a seasonal, (environmentally) green and (aesthetically) green arrangement will send a message that you care–about your special someone, about the earth and about entering into a new season with hope.

FSN is Hitting the Road and Going GREEN!
Speaking of Going GREEN, one of our very own, Mandy, will be traveling to Chattanooga, TN, to learn more about environmentally responsible floral arranging this weekend at the AIFD Southern Conference. She’s taking along a computer and cell phone to fill us all in on what she’s learning about going GREEN!

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National Grandparents Day

National Grandparents Day is a secular holiday celebrated in the United States on the first Sunday after Labor Day. It is celebrated in the United Kingdom on the first Sunday in October.

Marian Mccardy of Oak Hill, West Virginia, has been recognized nationally by The United States Senate—in particular by Senator Jennings Randolph [1]; Senator Robert Byrd and President Carter—as the founder of National Grandparents Day. McQuade made it her goal to educate the youth in the community about the important contributions seniors have made throughout history. She also urged the youth to “adopt” a grandparent, not only for one day a year, but rather for a lifetime.

In 1973, Senator Jennings Randolph (D-WV) introduced a resolution to the Senate to make Grandparents Day a national holiday. West Virginia’s Governor Arch Moore had proclaimed an annual Grandparents Day for the state, at the urging of of Marian McQuade. When Senator Randolph’s resolution in the U.S. Senate died in committee, Marian McQuade organized supporters and began contacting governors, senators, and congressmen in all fifty states. She urged each state to proclaim their own Grandparents Day. Within three years, she had received Grandparents Day proclamations from forty-three states. She sent copies of the proclamations to Senator Randolph. In February, 1977, Senator Randolph, with the concurrence of many other senators, introduced a Joint Resolution to the Senate requesting the President to “issue annually a proclamation designating the first Sunday of September after Labor Day of each year as ‘National Grandparents Day’.” Congress passed the legislation proclaiming the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day and, on August 3, 1978, then-President Jimmy Carter signed the proclamation.[2] The statute cites the day’s purpose as: “… to honor grandparents, to give grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children’s children, and to help children become aware of strength, information, and guidance older people can offer”.

Some people claim the origin of the holiday resides with the efforts of Hermine Beckett Hanna of North Syracuse, New York, recognizing seniors and their importance as early as 1961. On February 21, 1990, New York Congressman James T. Walsh recognized the efforts of Hermine Beckett Hanna in front of the U.S. House of Representatives, thanking her “for her important role in the establishment of Grandparents Day.”[3]