A new season is always a cause for celebration- the change in weather, the holidays, the new flowers and foliage all evoke a sense of excitement. Fall is no exception and at Norton’s Florist, we believe that decorating your front porch for fall is a great way to celebrate the new season in all its glory. Read More about Celebrate The Fall Season With a Decked-Out Front Porch »
A hospital stay can be stressful whether it is due to illness or injury. One way to perk up friends or family in the hospital is to bring a lovely bouquet of flowers to add color and fragrance to the room. Flowers can lift a person’s mood and provide a focal point of calmness for the patient. In fact, people who receive flowers instead of other gifts are happier and remain happier longer. What a great way to bring some cheer into a patient’s life! Read More about How To Send Beautiful, Meaningful Get-Well Flowers »
The fall season can bring with it a host of naturally beautiful fall flowers like chrysanthemums, reminding us that nature isn’t finished producing gorgeous color just because the temperature is dropping. Fall can also bring colds and other ailments as we prepare for winter. It’s a good time to take measures to prevent illness, and surprisingly, chrysanthemums are one of your best natural weapons against germs, toxins, and sickness! In the fall months, choose one of the many varieties of mums the floral experts at Norton’s Florist have highlighted here, and use them to guard against the coming cold season. Read More about Bring The Natural Beauty and Benefit Of Mums Indoors For Fall »
The Alarming Statistics
Every 66 seconds in the U.S. someone develops Alzheimer’s Disease. By the middle of this century, it's predicted someone will develop Alzheimer's every 33 seconds. An estimated 5.5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease. The prevalence of this insidious disease is growing. It's currently the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S., and two-thirds of those afflicted with Alzheimer's are women (about 3.3 million).
More than just dementia, Alzheimer's is a progressive disease that affects thoughts, memories, and language. Everyday activities suddenly become difficult to perform for those who have it. Most individuals with Alzheimer’s are cared for by family members, making this a disease that touches everyone in that person’s life. Family members also suffer alongside their loved one who becomes a little less of themselves every day as the disease worsens over time.
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As summer draws to a close, it serves to remind us that Grandparents Day is quickly approaching! Usually celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day, this is a wonderful time for children to honor and celebrate the individuals who began this family.
Have kids send beautiful bouquets of flowers, lovely plant designs or special gifts to grandparents in honor of their love and sacrifice for the family. The floral designers at Norton’s Florist are happy to deliver your special selection anywhere within the Birmingham area or across the nation, including to local nursing homes, assisted-living facilities or senior communities, as well as private homes. Read More about Celebrate Grandparents Day In Style »
It’s almost time for college students to return to campus. Plus, we know a lot of medical students are starting their work at UAB University Hospital and UAB Hospital Highlands. This is a great time to encourage your student and motivate them to do their best. A great way to do this is with excellent gift ideas that they may not have thought of. That’s why the designers at Norton's Florist have come up with a few back-to-school gift ideas to motivate students. Read More about Motivate Students With 5 Great Back-To-School Gifts »
While being an excellent gift giver is a matter of the heart, it can also be so much more than just the thought that counts. At Norton’s Florist, we’re happy to help you become a talented, exquisite gift giver with four simple steps for great giving. For example, 1) make sure that the gift you give always aligns with the recipient’s individual personality and style. 2) Make them feel so special, noticed and loved when you select something specifically for them. 3) Next, be sure your gift is wrapped beautifully since the presentation allows your recipient to anticipate what might be inside with joy and excitement. 4) Finally, be sure that your gift won’t make your recipient feel like it was a chore. You can be sure they know how loved and valued they are when you give a gift from the unique collection at Norton’s Florist. Read More about 4 Steps To Being An Excellent Gift Giver »
As we look forward to the Fourth of July, it’s easy to think about our American heritage and traditions. For example, we celebrate our independence and freedoms as Americans, especially on the Fourth of July. A great way to enhance… Read More about Think About Our American Heritage »
As we welcome summer and its longer days, we are quickly approaching the Longest Day of the year. June 21st is the summer solstice, the day with the most daylight all year. It has also become the day participants of this worthy cause come together from across the world to fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s through a fundraiser of their choice. At Norton’s Florist, our family has been touched by Alzheimer’s and we are eager to support this worthy cause for a cure. Read More about The Longest Day »