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New Baby Flowers

Nothing is more exciting than a baby entering into the world! The new parents have spent countless hours preparing the perfect baby room and making sure that they have thousands of diapers and everything they will need. There is so much joy in this special time but there is also a new set of challenges. Being the caretakers of a newborn is a heavy responsibility. Sleep is lost and adjusting to a new routine is hard. This time of transition is a great opportunity for you to send your love and support to the new parents.

By now the new parents have plenty of diapers and baby wipes and really just need some encouragement! A fresh flower arrangement is a great way to send your love. Picture their delighted faces when they receive your unexpected gift. They will feel relieved and thankful knowing that they have your support. Every time the parents walk past the beautiful blooms they will be reminded of your kind and loving heart. [Read more…]

Funeral Flower Messages

Sending flowers for a funeral is a very appropriate way to show your love to someone that is going through a very difficult time. Many times you will have the opportunity to include a card message with your flowers. Writing a note for this circumstance is always challenging. The right words though can bring comfort and show your unwavering support. Don’t shy away from your chance to lift spirits!

Here are some short and long examples of funeral flower card messages. Use these as a guide and customize them to add a personal touch.

Short Note:

  • Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
  • Thinking of you during this difficult time.
  • May your soul and heart find peace and comfort during this time.
  • Forever in our thoughts.
  • May these flowers in some way help to express our heartfelt sympathy.
  • I hope these flowers remind you of my love during this time.
  • These flower are sent with remembrance and love.
  • Loved and remembered always.

Longer Message:

  • Wishing you peace and comfort during the days to come. Remember that I am always here for a shoulder to cry on or a friend to support you.
  • May you have memories for comfort, friends for support, and flowers to ease your sadness.
  • As you grieve know that we are remembering you and honoring the memory of “name of the deceased”. I remember when… (including a fond memory is a great way to make your sympathy gift personal.)
  • A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again. ~Maya Angelou
  • When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. ~Kahlil Gibran

Find your local florist and order a beautiful sympathy arrangement today. Don’t forget to have your card message ready!


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Roses Reign Supreme

For as long as history has been recorded, roses have always reigned supreme. Their undeniable beauty is evident, but why are roses so highly regarded over other blooms?

According to fossil evidence the rose is over 35 million years old! This ancient flower was grown for thousands of years throughout Asia before ever seeing the Western World. The beautiful bloom frequently appears in poems, art, music, literature, and even ancient religious documents. The symbolic history of the rose is what has kept this star alive.

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Say Thank You With Flowers

It’s officially back to school time! Parents and children have everything ready to go for the first day of school. The supplies are all organized in backpacks and fridges are stocked with food for lunches. In the whirlwind of getting your children prepared for another school year, don’t forget about the person who will be caring for and teaching your child.

The first day of school is a great time to acknowledge and thank your child’s teacher. They have spent months preparing lesson plans, decorating their room and going to professional development courses. For an entire year they will be helping your child grow and develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed.

A great way to say thank you is to have a beautiful bouquet delivered on the first day of school. You could even have your child hand-deliver it! Here are some beautiful bouquets that are perfect for a back to school gift!

Your act of kindness is sure to start the school year off right!

Call your local florist and order a beautiful thank you gift today!


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Flower Spotlight: Gerbera

Gerberas top the charts as the fifth most popular flower in the world. Their dramatic appearance and ability to last up to two weeks in a vase has made this flower famous. This bloom comes in a variety of bright and pastel colors, making it perfect for any occasion.

Origins & Symbolism

Gerberas are named after Trauggott Gerver, a botanist and physician from Germany in 1737. The flower originates from South Africa, Asia, and South America.

The Gerbera Daisy is a symbol of innocence, purity and cheerfulness. It is a member of the family of daisies, asters and sunflowers. Legend has it that the Gerbera is a symbol for modesty. According to the legend, a nymph, so incredibly beautiful, was never left alone by suitors. She was so tired of being followed that one day the nymph, in order to have peace, decided to turn herself into a Gerbera Daisy.

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More Than Just Members

Laughter and smiles filled the Flower Shop Network order transfer room Friday afternoon when a dozen delicious cupcakes, a large box of cookies and candies, and a mouth-watering cake was delivered. The unexpected afternoon treats touched hearts and showed our FSN family once again how amazing our local florists are.

 Skip and Esther Vergers are the proud owners of Lighthouse Point Flowers in Florida. Their flower shop has been in business for decades and they have been a part of the Flower Shop Network family for seven years.

Our FSN Order Transfer Department and Sales Representatives have helped Skip and Esther over the years and have developed strong relationships with the couple. A few weeks ago during a phone conversation, they learned that Skip was finishing his chemotherapy treatments in two weeks and was preparing for surgery. The department sent Skip and Esther a card along with an email to let them know that they are loved and cared for by their FSN family.

A Sweet Surprise

Much to everyone’s surprise, the next week a huge delivery of sweets arrived at the office. A note was taped to the top of the box that said, “Special thanks for all of your concern and best wishes! It means so much to us! Love y’all! – Skip and Esther.”

The entire office was absolutely blown away by the Vergers’ kindness and generosity. It is a day at the office that won’t be forgotten. To everyone that has spoken to this sweet couple, they are more than just members of FSN. They are dear friends, and one simple card of well wishes touched their hearts.

This type of relationship is what we are striving for at Flower Shop Network. Our goal is to be a true partner for local florists. Helping florists across the country with their needs and providing solutions to their problems without taking over their business.

Our vision is to see local flower shops across the country thriving. Stories like this encourage us and give us the motivation to continue making strides towards our goal.


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Anniversary Flowers By Year

Each year of marriage comes with new joys, challenges and milestones. Throughout the years it is important to take time to remember the memories made. An anniversary celebration isn’t complete without flowers. A beautiful arrangement has a special way of representing the experiences you have shared. Find the flowers that represent your anniversary year and show the love of your life how much they mean to you.

One Year

Carnations represent young passionate love and the joy that is to come.

Two Years

The lily of the valley represents devotion and the purity of a relationship.

Three Years

The sunflower represents the strong and sturdy foundation of marriage.

Four Years

Hydrangeas represent gratitude and a thankful heart for sacrifices that have been made.

Five Years

Daisies represent the bond of marriage and shared experiences.

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Allergy Friendly Flowers

If you suffer from allergies you probably tend to shy away from purchasing fresh cut flowers for your home. What many people don’t know though is that there are actually some flowers with very low pollen levels that won’t trigger the itchy eyes and a runny nose. See what flowers are safe for your home and which ones you should be avoiding!

Allergy Friendly

Allergy friendly flowers are actually more common than you think. This list is full of very commonly used, gorgeous flowers that are popular in every local flower shop!

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Back To School Flowers

Summer is winding down and the department stores are filled to the brim with notebooks, pens, pencils and backpacks. Teachers are preparing their classrooms and sports teams are starting up their practices. It’s always sad to see summer days come to an end but a new year is knocking at the door. Make sure your kids and nieces or nephews head back to school on the right foot this year!

Nerves are inevitable on the first day of school. A new classroom with a new teacher and classmates is a tough transition.

Help make their first day go as smooth as possible with a fun flower arrangement!

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What Does This Flower Color Mean?

Every flower that blooms communicates an emotional message. The colors of flowers hold special meanings that help us convey our feelings. The next time you go to order a beautiful bouquet think about what you would like to say. Remember what each color stands for and send a thoughtful message!

   

 

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