Floral Design Day is an officially recognized observance in Massachusetts, celebrating the birthday of Carl Rittner, who founded The Rittners School of Floral Design, in Boston and was a pioneer in floral art education. Celebrated on February 28th, the premise of the observance is to take a moment to reflect on the role flowers and floral art play in our lives. From fresh flower arrangements, to paintings, take a moment to appreciate the sight and smell of the natural beauty of flowers.
The Rittners School of Floral Design offers some ideas on ways to celebrate including:
- Visiting some flower shops to compare floral design styles and materials.
- Visiting a museum and look at paintings containing flowers and floral art.
- Bringing flowers into your home this month.
- Bringing flowers to work.
- Crafting a fresh, dried, or silk flower arrangement.
- Writing about flowers and how they make you feel.
Some of the team here at Sturbridge make an effort to keep a wreath on the front door all year around, changing it out monthly or seasonally. Flowers on the door can make a homecoming even brighter, as can seasonally changing arrangements inside the home. In addition to lifting the spirits, changing a floral arrangement is an inexpensive way to freshen the look of any room.