Friday, April 17, 2009
According to the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), there are more than 475, 000 administrative professionals currently employed in Canada alone. They tell us on their website here that Administrative Professionals Week is one of the largest workplace observances - and they should know! The holiday was created in 1952 by one Mr. Harry F. Klemfuss, in conjunction with the National Secretaries Association - which has evolved over its 67 years into the IAAP.
Administrative assistants are some hard-working folks! Those of you who work with one, work as one, or just know one are (maybe painfully!) aware of this fact. They absolutely deserve a week to have their constant efforts and support recognized by the people around them. It's easy to take good colleagues for granted - in my opinion, that is just the way our brains work. When there's a problem, you'll know. But when everything runs smoothly, we forget it's doing just that for a reason!
So, a big shout-out and THANK YOU to the Admin Army out there, working long hours and being the backbones of their workplaces! Show them your gratitude, too! Check out our page with products specially created for your office gems, HERE.
Administrative Professionals Week runs from April 20th-24th inclusive, with Administrative Professionals Day on Wednesday, April 22nd.
Posted by Vicky Miller at 2:25 pm
Thursday, April 02, 2009
Hi everyone! So... it's SPRING!! I felt like it would never get here. Is it just me, or has it been a particularly long Montreal winter? It takes a strong person to brave these winters, but the silver lining is that when the nice weather finally arrives, it is truly worth celebrating on so many levels.
I wanted to talk a bit about spring flowers - how to continue to care for them if you receive a potted plant. Tulips, daffodils, crocus, hyancinths & Easter lilies - all of these flowers have bulbs. While potted, they prefer bright light and some sun. Keep the soil moderately moist, and remember that they will last longer in cooler temperatures. To reap the beautiful benefits of these flowers for seasons to come, let the flowers dry and die naturally in their pots. Store the bulbs in a dry, dark place until the fall - at which point you can plant them in your garden. I will follow up closer to bulb-planting time with some pointers on how and when to plant your bulbs to get the best results. Keep posted!
Bulb plants make such a great Easter or Passover gifts, because with a little of that above-mentioned TLC they can really last. And you might spark a passion for gardening within your recipient. You can see our Easter page HERE, complete with chocolate bunnies - and Passover HERE.
Here's wishing you all a wonderful holiday, quality time spent with your family and beautiful weather - from all of us at The Flower Pot.
Posted by Vicky Miller at 11:02 am