Welcome To The Official "Floral Design Day" Homepage......
Floral Design Day Is Feb 28th
HI! Welcome to the official "Floral Design Day " page........ This is where it all started. The purpose of this page is to tell you a little about this unique holiday, and it's origins, and to encourage you to celebrate Floral Design Day in your life as well!
Just as flowers bring so much enjoyment and pleasure to people, we hope that this day marking the importance of floral designing as an art form, and floral designers' talents will bring much enjoyment and joy into your life.
Floral Design Day Commemorative E Book...
Here Is a Special E-Book to commemorate "Floral Design Day." Enjoy it! It's Free!!!
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History of Floral Design Day
As someone interested in Floral Art we thought that you would be interested
to learn a little bit about Floral Design Day.
The original idea behind Floral Design Day, was an unique way to celebrate
a special birthday of Carl Rittner, who founded our school.
Mr. "R" as our students affectionately called him, founded The Rittners School of
Floral Design, in Boston, over seventy-five years ago, and was a pioneer in floral art education.
Through the years, his humor, patience and wealth of floral industry knowledge have had a marked impact upon thousands of students from all over the globe.
So it was particularly meaningful when Gov. Weld of Massachusetts proclaimed
Floral Design Day as part of Mr. Rittner's special birthday celebration.
The idea of a holiday that celebrates floral design as an art form, is
a wonderful one whose time has come. And so, Mr. R and the rest of us
here at Rittners, wanted to see Floral
Design Day continue to be observed as an event in its own right.
Floral design is a proud art form that has spanned thousands of years, with
a diversity of styles reflecting varying social, religious, and cultural trends.
Floral art is a very unique art form in that it plays an important role in our social interactions, for decorating, establishing and maintaining
relationships, and generally enhancing the overall quality of our lives.......Besides which, making floral designs is a lot of fun and makes us feel good!!
While the holiday started as a way to appreciate floral designing as an art form, there has been an increased recognition that floral designers who practice this art form deserve appreciation as well.
The floral industry is a multibillion dollar industry that brightens our lives at such holidays as Thanksgiving, Christmas,
Valentines' Day, Mother's Day & Secretaries Day as well as on an every day basis, and in so doing, contributes to our economy.
Floral designers are amazing, talented and hard working people who practice floral art and by so doing, bring so much good into people’s lives. When we celebrate floral design as an art form we also acknowledge and celebrate floral designers as well.
Here are just some of the possible ways to celebrate Floral Design Day!
Visit some flower shops. Compare the styles of floral designs and the
materials used. How are they similar? How are they different? Compare sites like Avas Flowers to other independently owned flower shop sites and see how their designs and materials differ.
Check out some flower shop web sites online. Compare the styles of floral designs and the
materials used. How are they similar? How are they different?
Go to your local museum. Look for paintings containing flowers and floral art.
Make a special effort to bring flowers into your home this month.
How about a few flowers for your place of business? Don't they create a nicer environment?
Here are Some Additional Resources That We Thought You May Find of Interest...
Any page that celebrates the art of floral design should give you some pretty photos of floral designs. The Floral Design School that Carl Rittner founded over sixty years ago continues to be a major teaching center for floral art.... So here are two galleries of pretty florals from Rittners Floral School.. Please enjoy!