National Teachers’ Day in the United States is celebrated on the Tuesday of the first full week in May. This year, it falls on May 6th. Begun in 1953 and set into law in 1985, National Teachers’ Day honors the contribution of America’s more than seven million teachers and instructors.
Fun Facts about National Teachers’ Day
Did you know that…
- Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt championed the creation of National Teachers’ Day.
- National Teachers’ Day is part of the week-long Teacher Appreciation Week, sponsored by the National Education Association (NEA).
- Although National Teachers’ Day is a nationally-observed day, the State of Massachusetts marks their teachers’ day on the first Sunday in June.
Flowers for National Teachers’ Day
Though not mandatory, National Teachers’ Day is a nice occasion for students and parents to give a gift or token of their appreciation to their favorite teacher. Flowers are a universally-appreciated gift. Who doesn’t like getting a fresh, spring bouquet or even a single, well-chosen bloom? If you’re considering giving fresh flowers this year for National Teachers’ Day, below are a few blossoms you’ll want to consider:
1. Daisies. Daisies virtually scream warm weather. These cheerful flowers don’t only come in white. You can get yellow, orange, pink-red and even fuchsia Gerber daisies. Pair white and yellow daisies with purple iris stems for a dramatic spring effect. Daisies are a fresh choice, as bright as a beautiful sunny morning, that shows your appreciation for a teacher’s never-ending work. Daisies are a wonderful flower for teachers.
2. Spring bulbs. Who wouldn’t welcome a bouquet of spring flowers after the long, cold winter we’ve had? Tulips, hyacinths, daffodils and lilies are sure to brighten any teacher’s day. Send cut flowers or give a planter of bulbs that the teacher can re-plant in her garden. Your Teacher’s Day gift will remind your teacher of the ever-growing knowledge they are sending out into the world.
3. Carnations. Carnations are a timeless and affordable flower choice. Plus, they are available in almost any color and last longer than many other cut blossoms, reminding your favorite teacher of your eternal appreciation of the hard work they’ve put in all year.
If you’re looking for a spring bouquet to give your favorite teacher in the greater Philadelphia/Wilmington area on National Teachers’ Day, click here to view our full line of Flowers.