Although not an official national holiday, Bosses Day has been celebrated for nearly 60 years. In 1958, the idea was registered with the US Chamber of Commerce by Patricia Haroski, an employee at State Farm Insurance in Deerfield, IL. The date of October 16 was chosen because it was the birth date of Haroski’s father. In 1962, the Governor of Illinois proclaimed that the day would be observed annually in his state; it is currently recognized across the country. If the date occurs on a weekend, Bosses Day falls on the business day closest to October 16.
The idea behind Bosses Day is two-fold – to show appreciation for the boss; as well as to encourage the cultivation of the relationships between employees and their supervisors. Australia, India and South Africa are among the countries who have adopted the concept and also celebrate along with workers in the U.S.
Gainan’s Flowers and Gifts has a wide variety of green plants and dish gardens that will make a great addition to any office. Studies have shown that green plants both inspire a peaceful environment and help to encourage productivity. So not only will your boss love the gift, but it will improve the environment in the office as well! From standard ferns to unique succulent gardens, there is a plant for any type of office. If your office is upscale, an orchid will add elegance and sophistication and maybe the perfect way to tell your supervisor that you appreciate the opportunity to work there.
If you are grateful to have a great boss, let them know! Bosses Day is coming up quickly, so get your order in and surprise them with a beautiful office plant or a floral bouquet from Gainan’s. We guarantee they will appreciate the gesture.