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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.

Black Friday? Cyber Monday? We Say Always Shop Local!

Shop Local!While plenty of Americans are gearing up for big Black Friday discounts at major retailers and online shoppers are browsing like crazy to get ready for Cyber Monday sales, we would like to remind holiday shoppers of the value of shopping local.

Shopping Local Benefits the Community

While everyone loves to get more for less, remember that small brick and mortar businesses in your community have great holiday sales too. And the best part of spending your hard-earned cash at these shops is that you are helping local families and their employees have a great holiday season as well. We can’t say it enough. Supporting local businesses helps build communities in a big way. So take part!

Local florists are stocked with beautiful seasonal flowers, wreaths, plants and trendy home decor that make beautiful gifts. Candles, gift baskets, picture frames, cards and so many unique items are waiting for customers this season. Be sure to head to your closest flower shop and check out all these potential presents!

With the success of the American Express campaign “Small Business Saturday”, more shoppers are seeking local establishments for gifts each year. So be part of the growing number of Americans who are choosing to invest their holiday dollars in their own towns. This means shopkeepers will have the revenue to grow their businesses, become involved with community organizations and even sponsor activities like baseball teams and senior services. Everyone wins when local businesses thrive.

So before you load up on midnight madness sale items from those big-box companies, think about where your money can have the most impact for your family and community.

After you survive Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, celebrate Treat Yourself Tuesday. It’s a great reward and the perfect way to guarantee you’re shopping local!

Don’t Forget Veterans Day

Veterans Day 2011

Any opportunity to honor the men and women who serve, or have served, in our armed forces is one that should be fervently and enthusiastically taken. But November 11th, Veteran’s Day, is more than just one of those random opportunities, it’s a national holiday that has been set aside for the purpose of recognizing and giving thanks to everyone who has served.

How much more, then, should we celebrate them and their accomplishments on this day? What are you doing to honor the veterans in your life?

Honoring the Veterans

There are a myriad of ways to honor those who have served in the armed forces, from attending a local parade to visiting the VA hospital or volunteering your services at a retirement home. But for those veterans who populate your life, those in your family or group of friends, a more personal touch is required. For them, what better way to say thank you than a gorgeous bouquet or floral arrangement?

Red White and True BlueRed White and BeautifulMade in the USA

A patriotic selection, featuring the colors red, white and blue, instills the proper tone of national pride while also offering your veteran the beauty, peace and enjoyment guaranteed with any gift of flowers.

Don’t neglect your veteran on this Veterans Day, show them how much you appreciate their service. Offer an elegant gift of flowers.

Best 5 Reasons to Send Flowers in November

While we like to say every day is a perfect day to make someone happy with flowers, here are our absolute favorite reasons to spread love and kindness this month.

Red White Blue Flowers#1. Veteran’s Day – November 11th

Celebrating the dedication of the men and women who fight to keep our country safe, Veteran’s Day is a federal holiday and the perfect time to honor those you know who have served in the U.S. military. Nothing will warm the heart like the thoughtful gesture of some patriotic flowers for this holiday.

Hanukkah Miracles #2. Hanukkah (first day) – November 28th

This is a very special year for the first day of Hanukkah. This is the first and last time Hanukkah will ever overlap with Thanksgiving! People are having fun coining terms like “Thanksgivukkah” and “Hanugivingkkah” just for the occasion. And there are so many beautiful blooms to help you celebrate. White, silver, and blue combinations are the most popular and are a perfect addition to the celebration table.

Cornucopia Centerpiece#3.Thanksgiving – November 28th

Time to feast and give thanks with our families! And probably watch some football too. Make your celebration special with a fall-inspired centerpiece. Also, centerpieces make a wonderful gift to send to family and friends unable to come together for the occasion. Show gratitude for love and friendship with flowers!

Unforgettable Beauty#4. Forget-Me-Not Day – November 10th

This is a day for remembering family, friends, and loved ones. Individuals celebrate this day by getting in touch with their loved ones, especially any who they haven’t seen in awhile so sending flowers is perfect for this holiday! With our busy lives, it is difficult to keep in touch with everyone who is important to us. Show someone you care about that they are unforgettable in your book!

Chrysanthemum Blooming Plant#5. November Birthdays

November’s birthday flower is the chrysanthemum. Available in so many different varieties and colors, chrysanthemums will let someone with a special birthday know that you considered their gift carefully. A red chrysanthemum means “I love you” while white chrysanthemums mean innocence, purity, and pure love. Yellow chrysanthemums mean “slighted love.” Ask your local florist to include the beautiful and colorful chrysanthemum in a fresh cut arrangement or to deliver a gorgeous long-lasting blooming plant.

What are your favorite reasons to send flowers this month?
Let us know in the comments!

Gobble Up The Top 20 Thanksgiving Card Messages

“Happy gobble-gobble!” That’s the traditional way to say Happy Thanksgiving in my family. A table full of food is my favorite thing about Thanksgiving Day but there’s a lot to love about the holiday. Friends and family gather around to celebrate a day off of work, a really good football game, a feast of delicious food and the turkey coma that follows. What an incredible day!

What’s kind of sad is that the real meaning of the holiday is becoming lost in the muffled voices of people eating, so I’ve decided to reiterate a bit of it. We all know the story of how the pilgrims came over on the Mayflower to settle the colonies that would later become America. The winter was bleak and barren but the local Indians were kind enough to share their food as well as teach the pilgrims some survival tips for the next winter. We owed them a debt of gratitude for their hospitality, began saying thanks by dining together which formed a strong bond, and thus began the tradition of Thanksgiving.

Dining together still forms a wholesome bond between people, but sometimes celebrating Thanksgiving in this way isn’t possible. For this reason, many choose to send Thanksgiving flower arrangements or cornucopias. After all, everyone loves receiving a gift even if it is in lieu of the sender’s company. The hard part comes in finding the right card message to go along with the gift of flowers. To make it simpler, local florists have provided their favorite choices for Thanksgiving card messages. Enjoy!

Giving Thanks With The Top 20 Thanksgiving Card Messages:

1)       Among the Many Things We Give Thanks For Are Loyal Friends Like You Who Have Helped Make This Year A Success For Us

2)       Giving thanks for your friendship

3)       May your life be filled with good things to be thankful for as ours are filled with thankfulness for you

4)       Thanksgiving gives us the opportunity to tell you how very much your friendship means to us

5)       1. Me – 2. Your family – 3. Everyone who recognizes kindness, caring, and generosity of spirit. Just a short list of the people whose lives you’ve touched. Happy Thanksgiving.

6)       May your heart be glad and your home be happy at this joyful time of thanksgiving.

7)       When I count my blessings, I count you twice. Happy Thanksgiving.

8)       Our homes may be far apart, but our hearts are as close as always.

9)       Thinking of you and wishing you all the blessings of this beautiful season.

10)     Happy Turkey Day.

You’re only halfway through! View all Thanksgiving enclosure card messages. Brought to you by Flower Shop Network.

Enjoy These Frightfully Fun Halloween Card Messages

What do costumes, apples and ghouls have in common? Halloween. I know. I gave you that one. In any case, Halloween is a very festive time when even the most straight-laced folks get to let loose and enjoy the evening. It’s the only time of year when no one thinks twice about seeing Batman walk down the street beside an angel and a skeleton. Kind of creepy, yes, but Halloween is a popular holiday for a reason—the gifts! Halloween gifts range from gag gifts to Halloween flower arrangements. When boo-tiful blossoms are the gift of choice, the hard part becomes figuring out what clever lines to leave on the enclosure card. I’ll help you out again.

Local florists spend Halloween like everyone else except they get to deliver their best Halloween flower arrangements and watch how happy this type of celebration makes people. They are always coming across new and clever card messages to accompany their arrangements, so it seemed only natural to ask for some of their favorite Halloween card messages.

Top 10 Eerily Awesome Halloween Enclosure Card Messages:

1)       A happy Halloween wish just for grins!

2)       As the sky grows dark and the moon glows bright, as strange creatures and critters appear in the night, as the goblins growl and the werewolves whine, hope that Halloween sends a chill up your spine!

3)       At this special time of year when jack-o’-lanterns glow, it gives a welcome chance to send a warm “Hello!” Happy Halloween.

4)       This is no Trick just a Treat for a special someone. Happy Halloween.

5)       Time for shivers, scares, and thrills, for pumpkin grins in windowsills, for black cats in the full moon’s glow, and a happy Halloween hello!

6)       A Merry Halloween. Wishing you a Halloween filled with good old-fashioned fun.

7)       Hope your Halloween is so happy, it makes you glow inside.

Surprise! That’s only 7! Find all 10 Halloween enclosure card messages. Feel free to share this frighteningly funny list with your customers. Let us know who BOO!-hooed and who laughed hysterically. Brought to you by Flower Shop Network.

Bibbity Bobbity Blooms! Still Time For Enchanting Flowers.

Scare Up A Smile With Halloween FlowersOur favorite bewitching holiday is just a few days away. And you don’t need a fancy wand to stir up some magic for this Halloween!

Sending flowers will add some sparkle to a fun night and make for some perfectly fang-tastic smiles! Whether it’s a beautiful centerpiece at the party or just saying “Boo!” to a friend, send some big colorful blooms to make your night of tricks and treats all the more magical.

Going to a party? Flowers are the best hostess gifts! Candy bouquets are perfect for making Halloween special to someone you want to keep near and dear.  Order today and still have time to make sure that Halloween is truly enchanting this Thursday.

Have a frightfully good Halloween and remember to dig up your real local florist for all your orders.

Say “Boo” With Blooms!


Halloween is creeping ever closer. How are you celebrating this year? Treat-or-treating with the kids? Dressing up for a costume party? Or cuddling on the couch with a spooky flick?

However you spend your All Hallow’s Eve, be sure to share the enchantment of one of the best holidays of the year. Seriously, what other time of the year embraces magic, fall-inspired sweet delights, and good-natured pranking?

Say “boo” to someone special this year! Surprise them with a colorful arrangement that will take their breath away and cause screams of delight from everyone around. After all, beautiful florals can be so bewitching! Also fresh-cut flowers are perfect for hostess gifts and decorating your home.

A fun trick is to order your flowers early, enjoy them for a couple weeks
and by the time the party rolls, add some cobwebs and spiders to wilted flowers for some great haunted decor!

Know a friend or family with a monstrous sweet-tooth? Send treats from far away with themed candy baskets. Just because they aren’t close enough to knock on your door for trick-or-treating doesn’t mean you can’t reach out and say a warm hearted “Happy Halloween!”

Orange, black, purple and green are the best color combos for this holiday. Balloons and fun stuffed animals are a perfect greeting for your favorite ghouls and goblins too.

Have a spooktacular Halloween and don’t forget to use a real local florist for the most spell-binding treats.

Bloomin' Jack-o-Lantern

Your Sweetest Day Ever!

Candy bouquet by Baker Florist, Spencer NY

Celebrate Sweetest Day!

What? You don’t celebrate Sweetest Day every year? You don’t have any time-honored Sweetest Day traditions? Ok, so you wouldn’t be alone in this. This is a holiday observance that seems to be more popular in some parts of the country than others, but that’s no reason you can’t start the trend in your neck of the woods!
Think about the people in your life that are generous of spirit. Those that are good listeners or bring snacks for the entire office. Maybe it is your neighbor who always has a smile and a kind word. What about that new co-worker who is shy? There is definitely someone in your life that deserves a little sweetness. Be the one to share it!

What Sweetest Day Is All About

Even though this holiday was started back in 1921, it seems to currently only have a following in the Mid-West and Great Lakes regions. It’s time to change that, don’t you think?
The very first Sweetest Day is attributed to a committee formed by Cleveland candy company employees. They organized an effort to give over 20,000 boxes of candies to “”newsboys, orphans, old folks, and the poor” as a way to sweeten their day. It was a simple dream to show kindness and appreciation to those most often neglected in the community.

Candy Gift BasketBe Sweet! Not Cynical!

Is it just me or can you never have too many holidays that celebrate love and generosity? Some people call Sweetest Day a psuedo-holiday or a “Hallmark Holiday” because it was created by an industry that produced candy. Well, it’s obvious these individuals suffer from a lack of imagination! Or maybe no one has ever given them a simple gift out of love in mid-October!   Our day to day lives can get so busy and hectic, a single day of acknowledging someone special (not just mothers, fathers, lovers) is really a lovely idea. No reason to be so bah-humbug about it!
One of the best things about this holiday is it’s not based on a single religious sentiment or on a specific family relationship. It can serve as a reminder that a thoughtful word or action will build up others and make for a full happy life.

How To Celebrate

  • Select a cute and delicious CANDY BOUQUET for a killer sweet tooth
  • Send a Sweetest Day card that brightens a day
  • Order beautiful flowers to surprise a sweet soul
  • Pick a wonderfully scented candle paired with a couple of balloons for quite the pick-me-up
  • Take a fresh bakery treat into the office to share

Candy in BouquetThink Outside the Candy

While it is called “Sweetest Day” don’t let that fool you into only giving candy. If there’s anyone on your list that can’t enjoy the sugar rush, your local florist can help you decide on a perfect gift.
Celebrate in your own sweet way to show love, appreciation and gratitude for family, friends and loved ones this year on October 19th!
Photo Credits: FSN and Baker Florist in Spencer, NY

Best 5 Reasons to Send Flowers in October

There are so many reasons to send gorgeous flowers to brighten someone’s day – even your own! Here are our favorite reasons to send flowers this month.

#1. Celebrate Fall

The whole outside world is transforming into a canopy of passionate color so bring some of that beauty indoors! Enjoy all the yellow, orange, red and purple blooms that make their home in this new fall season! Potted mums are a real favorite for long lasting color and great decor. Your local florist has all types of flowers and plants that are perfect compliments to the season so start celebrating!

#2. Boss’s Day – October 16th

Your boss works hard and has to keep so many people in line all year round. Making decisions that are best for the business aren’t always easy. This is a day to show your boss that you care and appreciate the work they do. As well as the job they provide for you!

#3. Sweetest Day – October 19th

While it doesn’t always get much attention, this holiday is celebrated on the 3rd Saturday of October. Though similar in nature to Valentine’s Day, it tends to focus not just on significant others, but more on those people in your life that need a reminder of how sweet they are. Candy baskets are a welcome sight to those near and dear people who are generous, kind and sweet all year around!

#4. Mother In Law Day – October 27th

This holiday is celebrated on the 4th Sunday of October. Mother In Laws get such a bad rap but truthfully they are a vibrant part of our families and deserve to be celebrated. They play an important role in our marriages and in our children’s lives. Even if you don’t have the best relationship with your mother in law, sending flowers is a perfect gesture of respect and appreciation. And might even smooth over some of those hard feelings!

#5. Halloween – October 31st

Only the most fun holiday of the year! Decorate your home with a bright bunch of flowers or send a BOO-itful bouquet to someone special. Flowers make for a great centerpiece at parties and bright orange and purple blooms help set the tone for when little ghosts and goblins start knocking on the door!

Remember, no matter what your occasion, always always always use a real local florist when sending flowers! Use our handy Local Florist Finder to find yours today!