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Card Messages February ’18

February – the month of love. Not just for a significant other, but family and friends too! When showing that special someone how much they mean to you, chocolates and flowers are always a great idea. But don’t forget about the card to go along with it! [Read more…]

Valentine’s Day Card Messages

You’ve found your girl (or guy), a decadent box of chocolates, and a bouquet of flowers that are Instagram worthy, but you still have one piece of the puzzle missing: the perfect card message. No worries! We have you covered. [Read more…]

5 Reasons to Send Flowers February ’17

Valentine’s day isn’t the only reason to send flowers in February! Surprise them with flowers on a day that may seem ordinary. Celebrate all month long with these unique reasons to send!

National Wear Red Day- February 3rd

Is there a special woman in your life who has or is battling heart disease? National Wear Red Day is a day meant to raise awareness for heart disease in women. Send her a beautiful bouquet filled with red flowers. You could even have a boutineer or corsage made to wear to celebrate! [Read more…]

Valentine’s Day Flowers Do’s & Don’ts

Valentine’s day is known for gorgeous bouquets of roses and giant heart-shaped boxes of chocolates. Love is everywhere and many may not know what is the best way to go about ordering their special someone those flowers and chocolates. Here are a few Valentine’s flowers do’s and don’ts to help you order the perfect gift for your special someone! [Read more…]

Live Love Flowers

We are proud of our florists and we want you to share your creativity and passion with the world! With Valentine’s Day coming up we know that everyone in the flower business will be beyond busy. We would love to see some of your hard work.

That’s why we’d love to see you start showing-off and promoting your favorite flower arrangements on social media by using the hashtag #LiveLoveFlowers.

You can use this hashtag to find inspiration, generate new customers, and to see what other florists are doing around the world!

Then, on February 15th, Flower Shop Network will be selecting six of our favorite posts to share on our Bloomin’ Blog and our social media sites!

Have fun sharing your passion, and don’t forget to use the hashtag #LiveLoveFlowers. We can’t wait to see your amazing arrangements!

How to Participate

1. Take a picture of an arrangement you’ve created for Valentine’s Day.
2. Upload it to Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter and write your caption.
3. Add the hashtag #LiveLoveFlowers
4. Follow the hashtag to see what other florists are posting, too!

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4 Tips When Sending Him Flowers

Should you send him flowers for Valentine’s Day? Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. What are you getting for the special man in your life? Why not flowers?

Traditionally, flowers were considered a gift for women, but times are changing. With such a variety of options available, you just have to find the right fit for your man. There are a few things to keep in mind when selecting flowers for men:

1. When selecting colors think vibrant and high-energy, or green and natural, instead of pastels and pinks.

2. When choosing a style, opt for an arrangement that looks a bit more edgy, like modern art, for the contemporary man. Is he a nature lover? Select a more natural and earthy arrangement. Find a style that suits his personality.

3. Does he have a hobby or special interest? Ask your florist about ways to incorporate that into the arrangement.

4. Still not sure your guy would enjoy flowers? Consider a plant. Something that can add a little nature to his work space. Let him know that having plants in the office is good for the air quality, and that you want to improve the quality of his life, because he improves the quality of yours.

If you carefully select an arrangement with him in mind, he will feel the same way you do when he sends you flowers – special and loved.

 

5 Reasons To Send Flowers For Valentine’s Day

As you begin to think of the many gifts you could purchase for your significant other this holiday season, don’t forget about the classic floral arrangement. Flowers make it easy to convey your feelings with one special gesture. Here are five reasons to send flowers this Valentine’s Day.

1. Tradition
Traditionally flowers are considered the most romantic and ideal Valentine’s gift. The tradition of sending flowers dates back to the 1700’s. Express your sentiment of love through the classic gift of flowers.  

2. Reflection Of Significant Other’s Beauty
Receiving flowers is one of the highest forms of flattery. Sending flowers will help you communicate the admiration and attraction you have for your loved one.

3. Romantic Gesture
When extravagant romantic gestures are performed by heroes in movies, flowers are always used to express great love. Be a hero this holiday season by giving flowers that will add romance to your special day.

4. Accessibility
If you’re away from your loved one this Valentine’s Day, flowers are the perfect way to show your thoughtfulness from a distance. Flowers can last for days or weeks, and are a constant reminder of your presence and love.

5. Uplifting
Flowers bring warmth and comfort into an environment. This holiday season, consider sending flowers to someone who might need emotional support. Flowers are shown to boost morale and bring positive feelings. Show your support to those in need through the uplifting gift of flowers.

Head to your local florist and find the perfect flowers to convey your feelings for your loved ones!

Valentine’s Day Flowers ’16

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and now is the perfect time to call your local florist and order your flowers! Don’t know what arrangement to get your loved one? Here are some ideas!

Friendly Florals
You can go classic and choose roses or carnations as arrangements for that special someone! Want something that will ‘wow’ your loved one? Consider a beautiful bouquet of garden roses or delicate peonies!

Desk Greens
Surprise someone special this year with a plant that can decorate a desk! Succulents are easy to care for and look beautiful too!

Simple Card Messages
Need writing help? Here are some sweet and simple card messages for Valentine’s Day!

For my dear friend, who is beautiful inside and out! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day to the most special person in my life!

 There aren’t enough flowers to express how much I love you, but these are the most beautiful! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Head to your local florist and get someone special a Valentine’s Day bouquet!

 

Customer Corner: Sending Valentine’s Flowers

 

As we get close to Valentine’s Day, we love hearing from customers about how flowers and shopping locally makes a difference in their lives. Here is one customer’s story about celebrating this special day even though her daughter is miles away from home.

These homemade valentines have to be some of my most favorite treasures. They were created by precious little hands with sweet thoughts and only pure, unconditional love in mind. In more simple times when my children were younger, a quick visit to the local store to buy a box of valentines for their choosing, maybe including some candy hearts, was the perfect way to celebrate. Printing names of their classmates on each one and creating a valentine box, using a cereal or shoebox covered in aluminium foil and heart doilies, was quite a creative assembly.

Times have certainly changed! Now the parent of a teenage boy and a daughter away at college for her freshman year, it is hard to remember those days. Getting to ballgames, worrying about algebra homework or trying to catch up on the latest tweets or snapchats from my daughter (without being deemed a stalker) seems to dominate my time.

Being the parent of a child that lives in another state certainly complicates things. In past years, it was simple to call my local florist and order flowers or balloons. Because I live in a small town, I would usually walk in to the flower shop and select the perfect arrangement myself. I love that personal service and the on-time delivery are all important factors when selecting a florist. Finding a business out of your area is a difficult task and can be overwhelming, especially when the delivery is such a meaningful one.

This will be the first Valentine’s Day since my daughter was born that we won’t be together. All of those memories of homemade valentines, class parties and candy hearts are bittersweet, and sending the perfect Valentine bouquet is essential.

Ultimately, what matters to me is finding a florist that understand the significance of this day. I want someone that I trust to take care of my sweet valentine with attention to detail and personal service. Imagining my daughter receiving some beautiful roses with a smile on her face puts a smile on my face too. I think it’s the perfect way to let her know she’ll always “be mine!”

Read more from our contributer, Tracy Brengard, on the Bloomin’ Blog! Don’t forget to share this post!

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Marketing Tips

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and the flower shop frenzy has already begun. As we get closer to the holiday, we wanted to offer some last minute, quick marketing tips that can help boost those sales!

Social Media Special
Offer a special on your social media. Have customers like you and share it with their friends. Have them pull it up on their phones and show it when they make their purchase. This is a great way to add likes to your Facebook page!

Team Up
Located next to a bakery? Have a friend who owns a business? Team up and recommend each other to customers! Tell your customers to get some cupcakes as a finishing touch with their Valentine’s Day arrangement and have the other business recommend you as well. You can share the business and build a great new connection.

Donate a Bouquet
Put together an arrangement and donate it to a nearby bank or hotel. Say it’s for their lobby for free if you can leave some business cards as well. When customers cash their check or check-in to their hotel, the Valentine’s Day arrangement will spark their memory and soon enough they will be ordering from your shop!

Try one of these tips or all and check back with the Bloomin’ Blog for more great ideas!