My Heart’s Appeal is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Oklahoma City that provides quality training and employment for teens and adults with intellectual disabilities in Liberia, West Africa.
Their services include vocational training for adults and teens, helping teens transition from school to work, and ongoing support for job coaching as they transition to employment opportunities in the community. They also offer a special needs day program for children age 9 months to 13 years old, as well as respite care programs and transportation for clients.
Lilygrass Flower Shop in Liberia
Are you looking for a reason to send that special someone a bouquet? How about just because?! There are so many reasons to give a floral gift, and sometimes the most out-of-the-box, unexpected reasons are the most memorable.
There are the traditional holidays of course, such as Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, and birthdays. Somber occasions such as funerals and illnesses or injury fall into that traditional category as well.
If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to remember important dates or make a better effort to show people you care, our Save the Date service can help! We promise it’s a low-pressure commitment with no obligation to buy anything, but it could help keep you on track for those special gift-giving occasions.
Here are the basics of how it works:
We love Christmas at Lilygrass, as our customers probably know from the fact that we have a corner of our gift shop dedicated to Christmas decor all year long. It’s an extremely busy time of year for us, and it stays busy for an entire month compared to our other peak holidays (Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day) where most of the chaos is over in a week. And while it’s hectic and often exhausting, we still love this season and we love helping our customers celebrate the beauty of life with flowers and gifts.
When it comes to Christmas flowers, holly leaves and holly berries are one of the classic and iconic choices.
The leaves and berries of holly get the most attention, as they’re featured on Christmas cards, used for décor, and included in floral arrangements. But the flowers are impressive as well when in full bloom.
When it comes to symbolism, the holly bush is tied closely to Christianity. The pointed leaves represent the crown of thorns, the green leaves represent eternal life, and the red berries stand for the blood of Christ. When fully opened, the holly flower is shaped like a cross.