What is better than finding that one person who gets you? Or that group of people who can make you laugh until you cry? Bestie. Squad. Crew. Buddy. Pal. Whatever you call them, they are your people. Your safe place to land. Your cheerleaders. Your sounding board. Your ride or die. Your friends.
Thursday, July 30, is International Friendship Day.
Here at Academy, we are more than co-workers, we are friends. Our friendships have been forged in the fires of long holiday hours, late night wedding prep sessions and creative problem solving through a pandemic. We make a pretty good team here and we all really do care for each other and finds ways to celebrate each other as often as we can.
We make a big deal over birthdays, with Irene ordering meals or delicious treats for us all. Darlene, randomly yells out, 'Chocolate Time' and brings out her secret stash of chocolate treats. Or there are the times when Nichole brings in her waffle maker and runs a lunch time waffle bar. Not all of our celebrations revolve around food (well, most of them do though). Sometimes we celebrate our friendship with sharing embarrassing stories or watching Kayla & Kirsty have a dance party in the middle of the shop.
However, you and your crew bond and build your friendships, there is no better way to acknowledge your pals than with flowers!
Traditionally, Alstromeria and Yellow Roses have been given as symbols of friendship. In many cultures they symbolize good fortune, prosperity and happiness. Chrysanthemums, Daisies and Sunflowers are also popular choices to celebrate friendship.
We offer an array of bright, yellow blooms that compliment all sorts of colour palettes and styles that will ensure that your friends feel the love! And by choosing our Designer's Choice arrangements or bouquets you can request your favourite colour combinations while still leaving room for our skilled designers to do what they do best... create beauty!
And while you're at it, you might want to consider adding a box of chocolates, a wonderfully scented candle or a stuffed bear to your gift of friendship!
Share the Love
This Thursday, why don't you share the love! We are offering a one-day, in-store special that makes it easy for you to show your love for your pals while keeping a little bit of beauty for yourself. On Thursday, July 30 come in to the store to purchase a fresh, cut bouquet of $50 or more and receive a bonus Friendship Bouquet (valued at $25) for free. These bouquets are available in-store, for pick-up only... and for Thursday from 9am-5pm only.
Stop in and celebrate International Friendship Day!
Wait... there's more!
Watch our social media on Thursday for your chance to win a bouquet for you and your bestie!