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Perfect Gifts for Christmas

Now is the time for spreading love and holiday cheer with your friends and family. Whether you’re near or far, send something special to them this holiday season. [Read more…]

5 Flower Arrangements That Say, “I Love You”

Three little words hold so much meaning in a relationship. Being in love is a whirlwind journey full of challenges, adventures and happiness. Through every stage in a relationship, “I love you” holds different meanings. To a couple that is battling sickness it could mean, “I’m here for you.” To a newly engaged couple it could mean, “I’m excited about our future.” Every underlying meaning is special and unique to the couple in love.

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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 Memorial Day Card Messages Honoring Fallen Heroes

Are you offering beautiful flowers to the proud family of a fallen hero this Memorial Day? In circumstances like these, it can be difficult to think of the right words. You want to express sympathy for their loss while simultaneously showing gratitude for their sacrifice, and that’s not always an easy tightrope to walk. Here are 5 card messages to help you keep your balance.

Patriotic MemorialMade in the USARed White and Beautiful

Card Messages

  1. An expression of my sympathy and gratitude for his/her sacrifice which made my freedom a reality.
  2. He/She will never be forgotten.
  3. Allow me to honor your son/daughter who made the greatest sacrifice of all.
  4. Words cannot express my gratitude.
  5. My heart will be with you, always.

Hopefully you found something here you can use for your own card message, but if not, allow them to inspire you to create your own message. Whatever you do this Memorial Day, don’t forget to honor our fallen heroes with a beautiful arrangement from a local florist.

Fiesta Time – Celebrate Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco De Mayo
Summer Sangria


Cinco de Mayo, meaning “the 5th of May” in Spanish, is celebrated each year on, you guessed it, May 5th. This date commemorates the impressive Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín.  In recent history, the holiday has grown in popularity tremendously in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. All over the country, people come together to throw fiestas and sing the praises of a colorful culture.

Want some ideas for your own Cinco de Mayo fiesta?  Check out this FSN party guide!


And what better way to add to festivities that sending bright beautiful blooms to be enjoyed by party-goers? Whether celebrating your roots or just appreciating someone else’s, contact your local florist to help add the perfect punch of COLOR!


Tiptoe Through Tulips This April

April Tulips

April already? The weather is just turning warm and the urge to get outside in the fresh air is becoming too strong to resist. The Latin name Aprilis is considered to come from the verb aperire meaning, “to open,” in allusion to its being the season when trees and flowers begin to “open.”

After a chilly winter with bare trees and the absence of flowers, it’s easy to see why spring is many people’s most favorite season. Tulips, irises, daffodils, hyacinths and all other flowers of spring are poking their brightly colored heads out for all to see. (April is also National Gardening Month.)

If you’re still waiting on your flowers to awaken from their winter slumber, why not order a bouquet of fresh spring flowers for your home? No need to wait for April’s showers to bring flowers in May with the help of your local florist. The Tip Top Tulip bouquet above is just one example of the many beautiful options for sending spring flowers.

Know someone who is unable to get out and see the emerging flowers themselves? Flowers are a great little pick-me-up that are sure to help anyone feel the joy of spring.

If you’re planning to send flowers for spring, always always always use a real local florist when sending.

January Flower Arrangement of the Month

January Flower Arrangement of the Month

This all-white flower arrangement reminds us of the shades of winter and is perfectly fitting for January. This would be a great arrangement to order for yourself. Why not bring a little bit of winter indoors where it is nice and cozy? White roses, lilies, waxflower, poms and more are used in this lovely little bubble bowl arrangement. It’s compact design is sure to fit on any space.

Know someone who may not be able to get out much during the winter? Why not have a beautiful flower arrangement delivered to their door? This winter-white design would be perfect!

Remember, always always always use a real local florist when you send flowers. Not only will you receive the best deals, your community also benefits!


FSN Booth Flowers at the Arkansas Florist Convention

FSN Booth Flowers at the 2012 Arkansas Florist Convention

Aren’t these flowers beautiful? When FSN has a booth at a florist convention or show, we always order display flowers from a local florist in the area. This arrangement was for the 2012 Arkansas State Florist Convention‘s Diamond Jubilee by Terry Bates of The Arrangement in Hot Springs AR. The white and silver arrangement is filled with subtle details that hint at the show’s theme — diamonds!

Diamond inside calla lily. Diamond inside calla lily.

Can you spot the diamonds inside these calla lilies? Absolutely beautiful details.

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Florist Friday Recap 8/25 – 8/31: Falling for Fall

Friday! Everyone’s favorite day of the week and our favorite day for blog posts! It’s the day we get to show off all of the magnificent designs our florist friends share with us on Facebook. This week, we are seeing early signs of fall; can you believe it? Tell us what you’re favorite arrangement is in the comments below!

Everyday Flowers

Sunflower & tropical arrangement by East Meadow Florist, East Meadow NY

Sunflower & tropical arrangement by East Meadow Florist, East Meadow NY

“Contemporary Color”

Orange flower arrangement by Old Dominion Florist, Tazewell VA

Orange flower arrangement by Old Dominion Florist, Tazewell VA

“Our favorite arrangement this week!”

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Local Florist’s Quick Tips For DIY Flower Arranging

We just found this great video from back in 2007 that features one of our member florists and thought I’d share! Meghan Carter, host of Ask the Decorator visits with Vickey Wenshrup of Amelia Florist Wine & Gift Shop in Amelia, Ohio to learn a few DIY flower arranging pointers.

Don’t miss the video at the bottom of this post!

DIY Flower Arranging

At the beginning of the video, Meghan asks, “How hard can it really be to make a floral arrangement?” By the end, she adds, “flower arranging isn’t as easy and you would think!” There is a whole lot more that goes into flower arranging that just putting flowers into a vase. Florists are truly artists, but also have to be meticulous in their efforts to keep your flowers lasting as long as possible. Sure you can DIY a flower arrangement, but for the absolute best results, give your local florist a call!

If you’re interested in DIY flowers, keep an eye out for workshops available in your area. Florists all over the country offer flower arranging classes where you can learn the ins and outs of creating flowers.

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