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April Newsletter: Celebrate Mom

Mom & DaughterMother’s Day is May 12th.

For all of the wonderful things Mom has done for you over the years, she deserves some recognition on her special day. Perhaps you were out of town or working too much last year and let Mother’s Day pass you by? Sending a gift to mom has never been easier! Simply give your local florist a call and have a spectacular bouquet delivered today, straight to her door — at work or at home!

We understand you want to give mom the very best on her special day.
Tips to make sure you get the most out of your Mother’s Day flower order:

  • Shop local for Mothers Day
    Contacting your local florist ensures you get the total value for the price you pay.
  • Order early(ish)
    This will ensure the florist uses the most beautiful flowers and delivers the order on time.
  • Choose the right flowers for YOUR Mom
    You can usually tell your florist a little bit about your mom, and they can create something uniquely special just for her.
  • Send a special message
    Don’t leave the card blank! Send a personal message to mom with the help of our Mother’s Day Card Messages.
  • Double check all sending info
    Make sure you have provided your florist with mom’s accurate name, address and phone number.

Read more about How to Send Mother’s Day Flowers

Blue Prom CorsageCorsage Inspiration: Blue

It’s PROM SEASON! Time to get with your local florist to create a fab, one-of-a-kind corsage creation.

Today’s prom corsages are nothing like they used to be — that’s for sure. These days florists capture the spirit of youth with playful, exciting and dramatic wrists corsages that match modern fun and funky prom dresses and other trendy accessories. Today we’re using BLUE as our muse as we take a look at last year’s hottest designs.

The spring is a very busy time for florists, with wedding season just beginning and Mother’s Day right around the corner. If you haven’t ordered your corsage for PROM yet, what are you waiting for?!

See more Blue Corsage Inspiration

Facebook Friday: March Favorites

We recently started a Friday recap of all the wonderful posts and pictures from active florists on our Facebook Page. It’s been so much fun seeing all the completely different designs every day. We hope you enjoy these favorites and continue through to see more from each Friday this month:

Unique design by First Class Flowers, Calgary AB CA
First Class Flowers, Calgary AB CA
Green Floral Martini by Honeysuckle Lane, Aurora NE
Honeysuckle Lane, Aurora NE
Unique spring design by Designs by Vogt's, Sturgis MI
Designs by Vogt’s, Sturgis MI
Rustic country florals by Paisley Floral Design, Manchester NH
Paisley Floral Design, Manchester NH
Incredible wedding flowers by MaryJane's Flowers & Gifts, Berlin NJ
MaryJane’s Flowers & Gifts, Berlin NJ
Unique sympathy flowers by Bentley Florist, Burton MI
Bentley Florist, Burton MI

See all Facebook Recap pictures in these posts:

Big Congrats To Our Winning Members

Floral convention season is just kicking off and already our florist members are making their presence known! Check out a few of our member’s latest great accomplishments

  Way To Go Florists!
Florist Awards

  • Big congrats to Norton’s Flowers & Gifts in Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor, MI for being voted Retailer of the Year at the Great Lakes Floral Expo 2013.
  • Congratulations to Doug Bates of Designs by Vogt’s in Sturgis MI for being voted the 2013 Young Person of the Year at the Great Lakes Florist Expo.

“This young person has been excited about the MFA since their first conference and has never stopped.  Their energy has just kept growing. To watch them participate in classes and then in design events and competitions you can see the passion and energy in their eyes and it is contagious.  Always with a positive attitude toward the industry they have nothing but great admiration for their peers and respect for their fellow florists.” From the Michigan Florist Association Press Release

Design Contest Winners

  • Way to go Debbie Royal of Royal Expressions Flowers & Gifts, Blissfield, MI for winning 3rd place in the Great Lakes Floral Expo professional division design contest themed Loving Memory. Debbie also took home 2nd place in the professional division design contest themed Surprise, Surprise.
  • Congrats to Robbin Yelverton of Blumz… by JR Designs in Detroit MI for taking home 1st place in the Great Lakes Floral Expo academy division design contest themed It’s A Party.
  • Big congrats to Rae Roberts-Griffith of True Colors Artistry for winning 1st runner up in the prestigious 2013 Lincoln Cup at the 2013 Illinois State Florist Association Convention.
  • Congratulations to Judy Fitzpatrick of Just Judy’s Flowers in Pensacola, FL for winning second place in the Northwest Florida Florists’ Association’s February Design Contest.
  • Congratulations to April Ridge of Alyce’s Floral Designs in Ft Walton Beach, FL for winning third place in the Northwest Florida Florists’ Association’s February Design Contest.

Congrats again, everyone!

I do my best to find our florists’ achievements through various association emails and online posts. If I left you out, please let me know and I will add you ASAP!

Click to see All of our Convention Recaps

Mother’s Day Style Guide

Mother's Day Gift Guides

When it comes to buying flowers for Mother’s Day, it can be a bit overwhelming deciding which one is perfect for mom. Don’t worry, Flower Shop Network is here to help! Our flower buying style guide is your source for the perfect gift for mom! Click the banner above to get started!

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Need more inspiration? Check out our sister site, Wedding & Party Network’s weekly blog — Inspirational Fridays!

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