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Christmas Card Messages That’ll Have You Dancing Around The Tree

How do you celebrate Christmas? Is it around a fire with your sweetheart? Opening Christmas gifts around the tree with your children? Enjoying dinner with loved ones? Whatever your celebration, there is bound to be a Christmas gift involved.

The tradition in my household is to send flowers to the family members that are hard to shop for. It works well because flowers are beautiful, but finding the right card message is where we often go awry. In fact, a wry sense of humor is hard to match with some of the many Christmas card messages floating around. Instead of trying to come up with something witty for everyone’s card, I opted to figure out what other people are saying in their enclosure cards. After all, with as many wordsmiths as there are, someone has to have found a clever way to say what I feel.

Ever feel like the right Christmas message is on the tip of your tongue but you can’t seem to get it on the enclosure card? Local florists have the holiday spirit wrapped up. After seeing hundreds of Christmas card messages over the years, they have a pretty good handle on how to send the right message along with beautiful Christmas flowers. This is why the following list of Christmas enclosure card messages is the best of the best. Don’t stress this holiday season over finding the right message. Browse this list and enjoy peace of mind when sending Christmas gifts this year.

Celebrate This Year With The Top 20 Christmas Card Messages

1)       Wishing you a very merry Christmas.

2)       Wishing you the gift of faith, the blessing of hope and the peace of His love at Christmas and always.

3)       May the miracle of Christmas fill your heart with warmth and love.

4)       May this glorious day of our Savior’s birth resound with hope and peace on earth.

5)       Wishing you the love, peace, and joy that the true meaning of Christmas brings.

6)       Wishing your family peace and love at Christmas and always.

7)       May you have the spirit of Christmas which is peace, the gladness of Christmas which is hope and the heart of Christmas which is love.

8)       May the timeless message of Christmas fill your heart and home with joy today and throughout the coming year.

9)       (Funny) ‘Tis the season to put mistletoe on the handle of your purse so you can kiss your money good-bye! Hope your holiday is well spent.

10)   ‘Tis the season to be jolly – May your Christmas be filled with all the things that make you smile!

11)   (Funny) A Christmas Query – If we turn back our clocks one hour every October, why can’t we turn back our scales 20 lbs. every December? Have a Light-Hearted Christmas

12)   (Funny) A Christmas Reminder: Don’t try to borrow any money from elves – They’re always a little short! (Hope your Christmas joy lasts a long time!)

13)   When I count my blessings, I count you twice. Merry Christmas.

14)   Wishing you joy and love this holiday season. May your home and hearth be filled with warm and laughter. Merry Christmas.

15)   A Special Christmas Wish – May peace, hope, and love be this season’s gift to you!

16)   (Funny) A heartfelt Christmas Wish for you May all your Christmas lights come on the first time you plug them in! Have a Bright Christmas

17)   As you wrap each gift with loving hands and decorate the tree, may the beauty of this season make a lovely memory. Merry Christmas.

18)   At Christmas play and make good cheer for Christmas comes but once a year.

19)   Blessings of the season to you and yours.

20)   Celebrate the Season

That’s not all! View all enclosure card messages for Christmas. Brought to you by Flower Shop Network.

Decorate, Don’t Procrastinate!

Now that Thanksgiving is in our rearview mirror, it’s time to look ahead to Christmas!

Don’t Wait When Preparing for Christmas

No holiday is more important when it comes to early planning than Christmas Day. It has been estimated that over 95% of the US population celebrates Christmas. That means for every outside vendor you need to use in planning your Christmas party, you are competing with everyone in town for their business! It’s important to get started early and make sure you get your name on the list. There is no time or space for lollygagging. When it comes to your Christmas celebration, you want it done right!

Peppermint Posies Yuletide Basket

And done right means contacting your local florist! Many florists offer full-service decoration for your home or business wherein they will both provide and arrange all your decorating for you! Did you know that? I mean, these people don’t just come in and toss a few decorations around, they make your place look like a Christmas palace!

As impressive as this service is, it’s also very time consuming. It often takes multiple employees to do a single home, and the decoration can take hours. That means that florists will only have so many time-slots open for this sort of thing, and if you don’t schedule yours RIGHT NOW, you may not get in at all! And believe me, you want to have this done. If impressing your friends and family matters, this how you do it.

Christmas Flowers, Wreaths and Poinsettias

Flowers, wreaths and poinsettias are always in high demand around Christmas! After all, wouldn’t you like gorgeous poinsettias lining the walk to your front door, placed majestically on your front porch or stoop, beautifully crafted wreaths adorning your doorways,  as well as magnificent floral arrangements and centerpieces sprinkled around your house? Of course you would! And that means you need to contact your local florist immediately!

Waiting until the last possible moment to place your order is never a good idea. The end result could be vastly limited options or possibly no options at all! Nobody wants that. Early orders make things easier for both you and your florist. The resulting lee time gives your florist the opportunity to schedule your purchase while you have the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’ll have everything you need and want to make your Christmas celebration a huge success!

Don’t be left in the cold this holiday season, contact your local florist today!

Tips For Keeping Christmas Flowers Fresher, Longer!

Keeping Christmas Flowers Fresh

So, you’ve got your beautiful holiday centerpiece, maybe a gorgeous Christmas flower arrangement or a lovely red poinsettia, but now what? With a little extra care, you can keep your holiday flowers all the way to New Years!

For Christmas Arrangements & Centerpieces

  • Christmas FlowersKeep flowers watered. The water level of your arrangement needs to be high enough to cover all stems. If your flowers came in a tray with foam, keep the water topped off.
  • It’s important to add fresh water every day.
  • Carefully remove any wilted or dead leaves from the arrangement. Make sure there is no foliage dipping down into the water.
  • It’s time to change the water if it gets cloudy!
  • When changing water, re-cut stems with a sharp knife at a 45° angle before adding new flowers. This will help them absorb more nutrients.
  • If your florist provided you with floral preservative, use according to directions when changing your flower arrangement’s water.

Caring For Your Poinsettia

Keeping the soil moist, but not soggy, is essential when caring for poinsettias. This can be accomplished by watering it thoroughly when the soil is dry to the touch. Make sure the container has drain holes. It is imperative to remove any excess water from the saucer.

Poinsettia Plant CarePoinsettias do best in high humidity with a temperature range of 60 degrees at night and 72 degrees during the day. Avoid exposing poinsettias to temperature swings from cold drafts, heating vents or doorways. Poinsettias need approximately six hours of indirect light. Do not fertilize when the plant is blooming.  – From 2007’s Legend of the Poinsettia

What Causes Poinsettia Problems

  • Temperature swings
  • Over-watering
  • Under-watering
  • Over exposure and lack of light will cause stress to the poinsettia.
  • Stress of any type will cause the bracts to have a shorter life.

Poinsettia care if done properly will keep your plant healthy for a long time.

By following these tips, you can keep your holiday flowers lasting well into the New Year!

Turn Holiday Frazzle Into Holi-dazzle!

Send Holidazzle with flowers from your local florist

In the last few years Christmas style has changed dramatically. We’ve moved away from the traditional green and red to something completely unique. You now see Christmas trees in every color, holiday decorations in all sorts of styles, and so much more non-traditional decor than ever before.

Holiday Sparkle Christmas FlowersTurn Holiday Frazzle Into Holi-dazzle!

Who says holiday flowers still have to be traditional red and green? This year, ask your florist to create a holiday arrangement in yours or the giftee’s favorite colors! You can combine brightly c0lored flowers with matching ornaments and other holiday decor. What a great Christmas gift for that oh-so-hard-to-buy-for person on your list.

Ritz & Glitz Holiday Centerpiece

Go even bigger with your holiday flower arrangements and order a custom-designed holiday centerpiece in your favorite colors and styles. If your style is very specific, bring your own decor accessories to your local florist to create a 100% custom centerpiece just for you. You might choose ultra-modern style ornaments to be arranged with lush tropical flowers in electric colors. Or you may bright, shimmery teal ornaments with rustic branches and snow-coated evergreens to create a semi-natural, yet stylish Christmas design. The limit is your imagination, but if you’re short on creativity, your local florist is sure to help you out!

Creative Flower Shops And Their Latest Christmas Floral Designs

I have to admit, probably my favorite part of this job is looking at all of the beautiful pictures of flower arrangements posted on our Facebook wall every day. I am always astounded at the creative and out-of-the-box methods florists use to create incredibly unique holiday arrangements every year. No two are ever alike! The way florists keep it fresh every year stems from their creative abilities. I love these beautiful holiday flowers, and I know you will too…

Silver Ball Christmas Flowers Cranberries & Popcorn With Lilies Festive Green & Yellow Holiday Arrangement

The three pictures above are all from the talented Tom of Crossroads Florist in Mahwah, NJ. Tom decorates the lobby of the same hotel every week, and it always looks outstanding! These three are the holiday designs he’s created this year, and we LOVE how creative and unique they are! Instead of going with the traditional red and green, Tom has chosen small details of the season to highlight. The white and silver for winter; the cranberry and popcorn as hints of Christmas tree garland traditions, and the green tree ornaments mixed with mesh and star-like orchids. Fabulous work, Crossroads!

Blue Christmas Tree

We can’t leave off this beautiful BLUE Christmas tree also shared with us by Tom at Crossroads Florist. Done for a large corporate lobby, this uniquely hued tree is sure to catch everyone’s attention! The blue used is so vibrant and vivid; we love it!

Calla Christmas Centerpieces With Red Ornaments

We love these festive, holiday centerpieces created by the talented designers at The Enchanted Florist in Asheville, NC. These designs feature the elegance of sleek, curved Calla lilies, mixed with the traditional Christmas cedar and a various of red ornaments. Janet, owner of The Enchanted Florist says, “Christmas Centerpiece doesn’t always have to be the same ole thing.” And she’s definitely right! These were for a corporate Christmas party in her city.

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December’s Favorite Arrangement

December Favorite Arrangement

Can you believe it’s the first of December already? The holiday season is in full force. With the big sales after Thanksgiving and everyone getting their Christmas shopping done early, it’s no wonder most people are taking time in early December to relax. What better way to de-stress than by ordering beautiful flowers for your home?

This December, our favorite flower arrangement is Winter Wishes. This non-traditional design is perfect for those wanting a little fun in their holiday decor. It features everyone’s favorite flowers, red Gerbera daisies along with shimmery silver ornaments that ring in the Christmas Spirit! With it’s bright red carnations and playful white snapdragons, this flower arrangement is perfect for all ages. Move over poinsettia, this fun holiday design is coming through!

Remember, always shop local when buying flowers. Flower Shop Network is here to help you connect to a real local florist.

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Give Flowers This Christmas — They Always Fit!

Have someone on your list who’s just impossible to buy for? Either they have EVERYTHING or are so PICKY it’s a hopeless mission finding anything they would like. Well here’s a little help…

Surprising With Christmas Flowers

Send Christmas Flowers From Your Local FloristThis year, don’t stress yourself over finding the perfect gift for them, send Christmas flowers. Nothing lifts the spirits like a beautiful bouquet of fresh blooms, which is exactly what we need in the later part of December. Add an element of surprise by sending flowers to your picky recipient’s office. (Especially great if the person you have in mind is a boss or co-worker!) They will be thrilled to be the envy of everyone at the water cooler.  Sending flowers to one’s work doesn’t always have to be done by the hubby or boyfriend, but it IS ALWAYS a great surprise!

Perfect Gift With The Holiday Hostess In Mind

If your recipient is as fast paced as you are during the holidays, give them a gift certificate from your local florist. This is an especially great gift for someone who hosts a lot of parties, or simply loves to decorate their home. They can use the certificate just before their big New Years party for a stunning, winter centerpiece.

Send Flowers All Year Long

If your picky someone-special’s gift budget is bigger than a bouquet of Christmas flowers, ask your florist about their year round flowers club. Many local florists have a special year round flowers program. This would be quite a special gift! (I know I’d love it!) Each month, your giftee will receive a new bouquet of fresh flowers (matching the appropriate season or holiday) to decorate their home. Who wouldn’t LOVE that?

So the next time you’re stressing over what to buy rich Aunt Sally or your picky big sister Karen for Christmas, think flowers — they ALWAYS fit.

This post is brought to you by local Charleston WV florists.
Not in Charleston? No worries, use Flower Shop Network’s handy directory of local florists to find a florist near you.

FSN’s Top 10 Best of Christmas

We’ve written tons of Christmas articles over the years, here at Flower Shop Network. This season, we are bringing you are top 10 favorites!

10. At Christmas, All Roads Lead Home — Don’t Forget To Bring Flowers!

Fun Christmas Flower ArrangementThis Christmas, take home a gorgeous flower arrangement, in a style everyone will love! Whether it’s for mom, the wife, girlfriend, family or friends — everyone is sure to love Seasonal Style. This is our hands-down favorite for this month! It’s unique colors and shiny Christmas ornaments make this a holiday flower arrangement you won’t soon forget!

Read more about bringing flowers home for Christmas.

9. Christmas Card Messages That’ll Have You Dancing Around The Tree

Ever feel like the right Christmas message is on the tip of your tongue but you can’t seem to get it on the enclosure card? Local florists have the holiday spirit wrapped up. After seeing hundreds of Christmas card messages over the years, they have a pretty good handle on how to send the right message along with beautiful Christmas flowers.

Continue reading for the best in Christmas Card Messages.

8. The Many Uses of Christmas Flowers: Gifts, Tips, Decorations & More!

Christmas Flower ArrangementRed poinsettias, ‘Casa Blanca’ lilies, and the scent of fresh Christmas greens are the basis for many Christmas decorations.  Sure flowers make great decorations, but what about sending flowers as Christmas gifts?  Flowers are a fantastically appropriate gift for Christmas and other religious holidays. You won’t have to worry if they are the right size, shape, or color.  You can rest assured they won’t already have one.  Whether you use flowers for decorations or as a gift, now is the time to explore the world of Christmas flowers. [Read more…]

Charlotte Florist Dazzles Christmas Parties With Fresh Flowers

Joel from Flowers PlusThis article was contributed by guest author, Joel Houston with the help of Micheal Mancinelli, from Flowers Plus in Charlotte NC. Charlotte is a very traditional city, and the wave of contemporary elegance is just starting to catch on. Flowers Plus is on the foreground of this movement, so Flower Shop Network invited them to share their holiday experiences with us.

This season brings lots of holiday parties, and flowers certainly play a very special role. At Flowers Plus, we couldn’t be more excited. This year, we have had the opportunity to showcase our design work, along with other top florists in Charlotte NC, at Holiday House 2010 which benefits local medical charities.

We were selected for the prominent position of the upstairs foyer, which featured a sixteen foot wide French doorway that leads to the main balcony, located on the front of the home. We chose to place the main Christmas tree for the family in this room.

The theme for this holiday event was “Dazzling“, and we dazzled with a Christmas tree completely decorated with fresh flowers. Everyone was talking about how beautiful and different it was to have the tree decorated with fresh flowers. It was all the rage!

Fresh Flower Christmas Tree Decorations

This year, one of the hottest Christmas colors we’ve seen is a vivid, apple green. To bring out this color, we used beautiful Dendrobium orchid sprays, with fragrant ‘Casa Blanca’ lilies, star-of-Bethlehem, hot-pink heather and blushing, ‘Porcelina’ roses. We also used these in a large, holiday floral arrangement at the top of the stairs to compliment the tree.

Fresh Flower Christmas Tree Matching Christmas Flower Arrangement

Holiday Flower Arrangement Matching The Fresh Flower Christmas Tree

The trend at Flowers Plus this year is refined elegance — bold, monochromatic flower arrangements that are very lush and full in contemporary containers. However, traditional Christmas floral designs with our special touch, are always available as well. We offer a wide variety of fresh flowers and evergreens. Flowers Plus LogoBold Amaryllis in white, red and crimson, fragrant paper whites, ‘Casa Blanca’ lilies, bells-of-Ireland, ‘Charlotte’ roses, star-of-Bethlehem, calla lilies and orchids are just a few of the many varieties we offer here at our Charlotte flower shop to make your holiday season special.

When using high-end products, it sets an elegant tone that so many look forward to this time of year, and it really just makes everyone feel special. Flowers are a luxury and allow each person to make a luxurious statement about themselves and their individual style.

Whether you’re in Charlotte, or as far away as Butte, Montana, elegant floral arrangements make the perfect accompaniment to your holiday decor.

Happy Holiday’s to everyone from the Staff at Flowers Plus.

If you’re a florist with a great story or neat idea you’d like to share, contact us at social@flowershopnetwork.com with your ideas, to find out how to become a guest writer for the Bloomin’ Blog.

FSN’s Bloomin’ Newsletter For December


Christmas Is Here At Last

We couldn’t possibly have a newsletter in December without making it all about the holidays! Here, we have highlighted some of our favorite posts from this month. So keep reading for great Christmas ideas, tips and fun!

FSN’s Favorite Flower Arrangement For December

Fun Christmas Flower ArrangementAt Christmas, All Roads Lead Home — Don’t Forget To Bring Flowers! This Christmas, take home a gorgeous flower arrangement, in a style everyone will love! Whether it’s for mom, the wife, girlfriend, family or friends — everyone is sure to love Seasonal Style. This is our hands-down favorite for this month! It’s unique colors and shiny Christmas ornaments make this a holiday flower arrangement you won’t soon forget!

If you can’t make it home for Christmas, flowers make the perfect gift! Simply call up your hometown, local florist, or use Flower Shop Network’s handy local florist directory to find a local florist. They will create a spectacular design, (this one’s great, but pick your favorite!) and deliver it right on time to the one you love!

Glitz & Glam: This Ain’t Your Momma’s Christmas Decor

Are you tired of the traditional red and green we see every year at this time? You’re not alone. Many people are opting for a more quirky Christmas look. This year, opt for the Glitz & Glam Christmas!

Contemporary Christmas Tree Contemporary Christmas Wreath

For this outrageous look, channel your inner child and go wild and crazy when selecting your Christmas decorations and ornaments. Pick bright and playful contemporary colors like hot pink and electric blue. Use over-sized Christmas ornaments and trendy Christmas tree picks to take your look to the next level (literally).

See more Glitz & Glam Christmas Decor…

Point The Way To Christmas With Beautiful Poinsettias! [Read more…]