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Birthday Gift Guide

It can be hard to find the perfect gift for a loved one’s birthday. One thing that will always put a smile on someone’s face though, is a bouquet of fresh flowers! We’ve selected a few of our favorite arrangements that are perfect for a birthday celebration to help make shopping a little easier.

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March Birth Flower: Daffodil

It’s no surprise that daffodils are the birth flower for March, since they ring in springtime. They are the perfect choice to send to anyone born in the month of March to let them know you’re thinking of them. Learn more about what makes daffodils so special:

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January Birth Flower: Carnations

Flowers are a great way to let someone know you’re thinking of them on their birthday! Not sure which ones to send? Birth month flowers are always a beautiful choice! January’s birth month flower is the carnation. Keep reading to learn more about what makes carnations special.

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FSN’s Top Ten Birthday Bouquets

Flowers make for the perfect birthday gift! Send the ones you love a bouquet to celebrate their special day. Check out our top ten birthday arrangements for 2021: [Read more…]

Birthday Flowers For Her

At any stage in a relationship there are always appropriate flowers to give for a birthday present. From a couple that has only been on a few dates, to a relationship that has lasted twenty years, you can always find flowers that will make her feel special!

Buying flowers for her can be overwhelming. There are so many different types of flowers and colors to choose from. We have narrowed it down to three of the most popular flowers for a birthday. Out of this list you can choose the right flowers for your relationship. Remember that flowers have a magical way of making people feel loved and special. No matter what you choose, she will appreciate the time and thoughtfulness that went into the birthday gift.

Gerbera daisies

The gerbera daisy signifies cheerfulness and optimism. This fun flower is a great birthday present option if you are happy in your relationship and excited about its future potential. You can even pick out blooms in her favorite color with this flower since there are so many options.

Peachy Gerbera Daisy Bouquet

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Find Your Birth Month Flower

Did you know that your birth month has a special flower that corresponds with it? Each flower also holds a very unique meaning. Find your birth month flower in the list below and see what it means!

With this list figuring out what birthday present to get someone doesn’t have to be difficult. Simply pick out their birth month flower and send a beautiful floral arrangement. The recipient will appreciate the thoughtfulness of your gift.

January – Carnation
Carnations are typically white, pink, purple, yellow or red. This beautiful flower symbolizes fascination, deep love and happiness.

February – Violet
Violets are various shades of purple and symbolize faithfulness, purity and modesty.


March – Daffodil
Daffodils are yellow and they mean cheerfulness, new beginnings, and wishes granted.

Yellow Daffodils

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5 Best Reasons To Send Flowers In January ’15

January is all about moving beyond the previous year and striding forward with a clean slate. It’s appropriate that snow blankets the world at this time of year. As if Mother Nature is reflecting our sentiments with a visual display. But even in snow you can find flowers, and is there any better way to start a new year than with a bouquet of natural beauty?

Let’s find out all the reasons to send flowers this January!

#1 – New Year’s Day – Jan. 1st

A Beautiful SightIt’s the first day of a new year! Is there any better time to give someone the gift of flowers? Beautiful blooms will convey the love you feel as well as help put a smile on your loved one’s face. And since this day is supposed to be a reflection of what you’ll do all year, who wouldn’t want to always have a handful of fresh flowers?

#2 – Houseplant Appreciation Day – Jan. 10th

A day to appreciate your houseplants? It sounds crazy, but it’s true! If there was ever a better day to give someone a living plant, I certainly don’t know what it would be. Give someone the joy of a lovely plant to keep them company in their office, garage or anywhere else they may be. Plants clean the air and just look fantastic. Everybody deserves one!

#3 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Jan. 19th

Bright Winter SkyA great day to celebrate a great man who struggled to bring peace and equality into a harsh world. Give your friends and loved ones the gift of flowers and a reminder of the honor this day is owed.

#4 – January Birthdays

Birthdays are a great time to receive flowers and plants. Flowers are gorgeous and help make any day brighter while plants will be cherished and cared about for years. Talk about the gift that keeps on giving!

#5 – Beat the Winter Blues

Wonderful WhiteSnow is beautiful, but sometimes all that endless white can start to grate on the nerves. That’s the perfect time to contact your local florist and order up some tropical blooms or other colorful arrangement to break the monotony of winter with a splash of spring!

You never need a reason to buy flowers. They’re great anytime! But it never hurts to have a reminder of all the great things flowers are good for.

Why are you buying flowers this month? Let us know in the comments below!

5 Best Reasons to Send Flowers in August

August is a month of lesser known holidays, and that makes it a great month for flowers. Imagine the look on your friend, sister or favorite senior citizen’s face when you show up at their house with a gorgeous arrangement to honor them on a day they weren’t even aware existed? Priceless! They will be overcome with joy, and really, isn’t that what giving flowers is all about? So get ready to buy some blooms and spread some smiles!

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#1 – Friendship Day – August 3rd

What’s this? A day to celebrate all the friends who help us get through life with a smile on our faces and a laugh on our lips? Yes, please! Friendship is a priceless gift and is much deserving of its own holiday. And hey, they even made Winnie the Pooh the Ambassador of Friendship. What’s not to love? Buy a beautiful bouquet or arrangement for your friend(s) and let them know just how much they mean to you!

#2 – Sister’s Day – August 3rd

If you have a sister then you know just how much they deserve this day and these flowers. Sisters put up with a lot, and yet they love you in spite of your sibling shenanigans. (Be honest. You know you engaged in some shenanigans.) And is there anything better than surprising your sister? Sure, in the past it was jumping on her bed to wake her up or putting a lizard in her sock drawer, but for today at least, flowers will better fit the bill. And a lovely arrangement from your local florist will clearly say all the things that might have gotten confused by that whole lizard incident.

#3 – Senior Citizens Day – August 21st

This is the day to honor your favorite senior citizen through support and recognition of their achievements. What better way to do those things than with some heartwarming flowers? Don’t forget those people who supported you throughout your life, give them a smile!

#4 – Back to School

This is an exciting time for students and teachers alike. A new year brings new opportunities, new challenges and new successes. Kick off their epic journey with a lovely arrangement straight from your local florist. After all, nothing says, “Welcome to your first day of school!” like some beautiful blooms.

#5 – August Birthdays

Say, “Happy Birthday” with flowers! When someone’s birthday is in August, they already get to have pool parties and any other outdoor activity they might enjoy, but even though they won the birth-month jackpot, their day can still be made brighter by some gorgeous flowers from your local florist. Help make their big day perfect!

We’ve listed a few good excuses to buy flowers this August, but really, every day is a good day for flowers. Your local florist would welcome your patronage any day of the month, and they’ll make something beautiful you can display or give away. No excuses needed.

Forget A Birthday? Send Flowers With These Belated Birthday Card Messages

Oh no! You’ve missed the birthday! What to do, what to do? Send flowers. I know. It seems to be my answer for everything but trust me on this one. Short of an apology on bended knee and a round of sobbing, there isn’t a much better way to say “I’m sorry for forgetting the birthday of someone so special to me.” In lieu of the first option, belated birthday flowers seem like a much better idea.

While weeping and pleading are probably not right up there on everyone’s list, sending flowers is quick and easy. In other words, having a local florist deliver a belated birthday bouquet is the best way to humbly recognize a forgetful slip up while not having to spend all day groveling for mercy at the feet of the offended one.

Many people have a heard enough time finding the right birthday card message, let alone sifting through lists and lists to find belated birthday card messages that practically jump off of the page. Local florists, being all too familiar with the humble needs of forgetful loved ones, have contributed to this list of the best belated birthday card messages for just such an occasion.

15 Card Message Reminders That It’s Never To Late To Say Happy Birthday

1)       (Funny) 29 again? Talk about recycling! Happy Belated Birthday

2)       May God grant you a day filled with happiness, a year filled with joy.

3)       Today well-lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. You deserve a lifetime of beautiful tomorrows. Happy Belated Birthday.

4)       (Funny) At birthday time, it’s good to remember our friends. Actually, it’s good to remember anything! Happy Belated Birthday

5)       Because you’re you I’m celebrating your birthday yesterday! Because I’m me, I’m celebrating it today! Happy Belated Birthday

6)       Count not your years by adding the days but with joy count the friends you’ve made on the way. Wishing you a year of joy and friendship.

7)       For your birthday, I wanted to get you the thing you need most but how do you gift-wrap a 25-hour day? Happy Belated Birthday

8)       Go ahead and have another birthday if you want to. But don’t expect me to keep up with you. Happy Belated Birthday.

9)       (Funny) Can you guess what I want to be when I grow up? As much fun as you! Happy Belated Birthday.

10)   (Funny) Happy Belated Birthday. You’ve got a great life, you look wonderful, and your health is good. How could a measly present from me compete with that?

11)   (Funny) Happy Belated Birthday to someone who still looks good. In fact, almost lifelike.

12)   Your birthday is truly an event worth celebrating! Happy Belated Birthday.

13)   (Funny) You should really celebrate on your birthday. Take TWO naps today.

14)   Wishing you birthday memories to hold close to your heart! Have a Beautiful Day.

15)   (Funny) Wanted to send you something really nice for your birthday but the machine just kept taking my quarters. Happy Belated Birthday.

Haven’t found the one you want yet? Follow this link for a printable list of all belated birthday enclosure card messages. Brought to you by Flower Shop Network.

Perfect Flowers For September Birthdays

Sending flowers to someone on their birthday is always a special surprise! Beautiful flowers will create birthday memories to hold close to heart, especially if your recipient works at a desk job. There’s just nothing better than your beautiful birthday gift greet you with it’s bright and cheery colors every morning as you walk into your office. It’s like celebrating a birthday week instead of just a birth day!

For an September birthday, celebrate the end of summer with warm colors and a mix of summer and fall flowers.  Office flowers are an instant mood changer, and bright, cheery flowers always do the trick!

How do you send flowers for a September birthday?

September’s Flower

The official birthday flower for September is the aster. It’s a cute little accent flower, but when sent for a September birthday, the aster makes a big impact! Ask your florist to add extra asters for your September birthday buddy! Below are examples of beautiful arrangements with asters you can send from your local florist.

  "Cup O' Cheer" Spring Flowers Bouquet from Flower Shop Network. Aster Flower Arrangement  September Flower Arrangement

(Simply click an arrangement above and add a sending zip code. Flower Shop Network will connect you to a real local florist to send the order. It’s that simple!)

September’s Birthstone Color

If asters aren’t your style, choose flowers in September’s birthstone color — Sapphire blue. Blue flowers are very rare in nature and sending a blue-themed flower arrangement makes it obviously September! [Read more…]