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August Newsletter: Back to School Bonanza!

August 20th, 2013 | By: Ed Belly

Send Back To School Flowers

Make Back-to-School Special!

With the return of August comes back-to-school! School is exciting for the learning and social opportunities, but the downside is that our children are leaving the beauty of the out of doors behind them as they begin their time back in the classroom. Not to fret, this is the perfect time to send a little taste of outside in with them!

Flowers are always the perfect gift, whether for a child returning to learn at his teacher’s knee, a professor entering the revered halls of learning with the goal of molding young minds, or an administrator who may need a bright and cheery pick-me-up from the daily grind. Any reason is a good reason to send flowers. They are a beacon of joy and happiness, a reminder of the natural world all around us and they just put smiles on people’s faces!

Make going back-to-school special again. Give flowers!

Back-to-School: The Power of Flowers

It’s Back-To-School Time. With the start of classes, it becomes necessary to stop and consider how to make that first day go as smoothly as possible. You may believe you’ve already got everything you need, but whether a parent, student or teacher, there is most likely one purchase you have yet to make. I’m talking about flowers, of course! Fresh blooms fulfill multiple roles, all of which are perfect for the first day of school!

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Best Reasons To Send Flowers In August

The lazy hazy days of summer are in full bloom. August brings 31 days of heat waves and air conditioning worship. Take a refreshing dip into flowers this month and send a tall, cool vase of flowers to someone special:

  • Back To School – Do you know a hardworking teacher that deserves some motivation? Potted plants delivered by your florist are a great option for teachers to add some life to their new class.
  • Senior Citizens Day (August 21) – Fresh flowers can be a beautiful and thoughtful way to acknowledge the gifts of wisdom, friendship and support the elderly have given to you and your family over the years.
  • August Birth Flower: Gladiolus – Perfect for those August birthdays, gladiolus has long been the flower associated with the 8th month of the year.
  • Savor The Last of Sizzling Summertime – Offer a lush oasis to enjoy in the middle of a summertime desert.

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Facebook Friday: July 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:

Red & Blue wedding bouquet by Colonial Flowers, Rochelle IL
 Colonial Flowers & Gifts, Rochelle, IL
Wedding Bouquet by Cottage Flowers, Riverview FL
Cottage Florist, Riverview, FL
Shell Flowers by Sarasota Enchanted Flowers,
Sarasota Enchanted Flowers, Sarasota FL
Wedding Tree by Expressions Flowers in Fort Smith AR
Expressions Flowers, Fort Smith, AR
Beath theme reception flowers by Mystical gardens in Brunswick GA
Mystical Gardens, Brunswick, GA
Tropical Arrangement by Flowers Plus, Charlotte, NC
Flowers Plus, Charlotte, NC

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TSFA Convention and Texas Cup Competition

Texas Cup Winner

Second Place Third Place

The event no florist worth her pruning shears would dare miss was the Texas Cup competition. This is an annual part of the show where florists from across the state are given a certain period of time to design and create an arrangement worthy to be crowned the Texas Cup winner! Flower Shop Network slipped in and snapped some candid shots of the top three designs!

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Send Flowers For The First Day of School

Can you believe it’s already back-to-school time for a lot of places? It will be here for everyone before you know it. How can you make this year extra special? Kick off the school year by sending your child flowers.

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