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Classic Flowers to Send this Mother’s Day

Our mothers do so much for us throughout the year, and Mother’s Day is the perfect time to let them know that all they do doesn’t go unappreciated. This year, Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 12. Consider sending your mom something classic this year to celebrate her day. [Read more…]

May Card Messages

This May, there are lots of reasons to send flowers to the important people in your life! Not sure exactly what you should say along with the flowers? Take a look at these card messages that would be the perfect addition to the arrangement you send! [Read more…]

5 Reasons to Send in May

May is the perfect time to send colorful spring flowers. After all, April showers bring May flowers! There are lots of reasons you can send flowers this month, but we’ve narrowed it down to just a few that would make great occasions to celebrate with flowers. [Read more…]

May Card Messages ’17

Mother’s Day has passed, but if you forgot to send your mom flowers, you still have some time! We have a few card messages that can make up for that forgetfulness. May is also a month to honor our military and those we have lost. [Read more…]

5 Reasons to Send Flowers: Mother’s Day Edition

Mother’s Day isn’t the only reason to send flowers in May. You also have Memorial Day (May 29th) and National Nurses Day (May 6th), among others. However, we decided to give you a special edition of 5 Reasons to Send Flowers that features a few reasons why we think you should send your mom flowers this Mother’s Day. [Read more…]

Mother’s Day Card Messages You Have To See

A sweet card message is the perfect compliment to a beautiful bouquet of flowers. We saw many Mother’s Day messages with heartfelt memories and hilarious stories, all testifying to the strong bond between a mother and child. Some messages were very creative and some even made us laugh out loud! Take a look at this list of our favorites. 

“Happy Mother’s Day, you’re the best. For as practical as a person you are, I can’t believe you decided to invest in your son’s banjo album- ARE YOU NUTS? Ah well, while we wait to see if it pays off here’s some chocolates.”

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Why Your Mom Deserves Flowers

We always send flowers for Mother’s Day but sometimes we tend to forget the reason behind the gift. You mom is special and it is important to think about why your mom deserves to be recognized. Consider these reasons when ordering your flowers this year.

She raised you
Raising a child never ends. Your mom went through pregnancy, the infant stage, the toddler stage, elementary years, the dreaded teenage years and your young adult life. When your mom gave birth she committed to raising you and her unwavering dedication deserves to be praised.

She has made sacrifices for you
Every mom knows that sacrifices have to be made for their children. Whether it’s losing sleep, working longer hours or carpooling friends to soccer games, your mom has continually given up her wants for yours.

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Last Minute Mother’s Day Marketing Tips

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The beginning of May means Mother’s Day is around the corner. We are sure you are preparing your shop for one of the busiest floral holidays of the year, so we thought we would help you out with some last minute marketing tips! These tips are simple ways you can grow your sales and get your business out there just in time for Mother’s Day.

Instagram Special
Have a new Instagram account? Want to promote it? Mother’s Day is the perfect time to let your customers know you are social. Have them Instagram a picture of their loved one with their bouquet designed by your shop and have them tag you. Run a contest and choose a random winner from those who tag you. The winner can get a free bouquet certificate or any other discount of your choice!

Shop Team Up
Reach out to other shops in the community. How about a local jewelry store or candy shop? You can have an arrangement displayed in their store and plan to recommend each other to customers. If they are getting chocolate or jewelry, they need flowers with it too! Make a community connection while promoting your business and shopping locally.

“I Forgot It’s Mother’s Day” Flower Bar
You know those guys who don’t own a calendar and come rushing into your store for flowers at the last minute? Make it easy on them with a flower bar. Set up vases, flowers and cards (or ribbon) near the front of your shop where those last minute shoppers can run in, choose their arrangement, and pay quickly before their loved one notices! Promote it on social media and have customers share your post for a discount!

We know this year is going to be a busy, but successful Mother’s Day! Try one of these tips (or all) and check back with the Bloomin’ Blog for more great marketing ideas!

Mother’s Day Floral Trends ’15

Your mother is a special lady and her gift on Mother’s Day should be just as special. Many flower-gifters opt for a rose bouquet, which is a beautiful and classic choice, but there are many other options that will also bring a radiant smile to a loved one’s face. Here are this year’s options for a Mother’s Day floral gift!

Lilies

Give your mom the symbol of life this Mother’s Day. Lilies come in a plethora of colors, so choose her favorite and combine the flowers with other spring and summer blooms.

Tulips

Whether potted or in a bouquet, tulips are a Mom favorite because they are colorful and long-lasting. They, like lilies, are available in just about every color!

Potted Rosebush

Does Mom have a green thumb? Then instead of a cut flower bouquet, consider this everlasting tribute to her. These small blooming plants can be enjoyed inside for a long time before being replanted in her garden.

Succulents

Succulents and air plants have grown in popularity and make an excellent gift this season. If your Mom isn’t much of a gardener, no worries! Succulents don’t require much water and stay indoors!

Extras

You can add a gift along with your arrangement as well! Talk to your florist about incorporating a keepsake to your floral gift. Jewellery, chocolate and even photos are viable add-ons to make a unique gift.

Mother’s Day is for honoring the special woman who raised you and what better way to say “I love you” than with flowers! Head to your local florist to make this Mother’s Day truly special!

May Newsletter: Mothers Day Magnificence

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It’s Mothers Day once again. The day we all set aside to say, “Thank You” to the woman who stood by our side and supported us from day one. She picked us up when we needed help, let us do it ourselves when necessary and always looked out for our well-being. She cheered us on during the game, applauded our performance on the stage and swelled with pride at every achievement. She was tough when she had to be, comforting when we needed her to be and loving through it all.

This woman should receive all your love this Mothers Day. And she’d probably also enjoy some lovely flowers. And doesn’t she deserve it? After all, she’s Mom.

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Choose Local for Mother’s Day Flowers Before Time Runs Out!

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 11th, and if you have yet to order flowers for your mom, time is running out! But don’t worry, you can still pick up a gorgeous corsage or breath-taking arrangement from your local florist. Just call or come by the shop and they will have everything you need to make your mother’s special day one to remember!

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April Blog Spotlight: Lavender Hill Florals

This month we are showcasing a wonderful and classic take on the florist blog. The comments under the photos are mine, and I’m only going to use some of the photos here. If you’d like to see the entire post, click below!

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Facebook Friday: April Favorites

We provide 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:

Gorgeous piece by Hobby Hill Florist in Sebring, FL
Hobby Hill Florist, Sebring, FL

A contemporary bridal design from Petals in Thyme in Wasaga Beach, ON

Petals in Thyme, Wasaga Beach, ON

A gorgeous sympathy arrangement from BlueShores Flowers & Gifts in Wasaga Beach, ON

BlueShores, Wasaga Beach, ON

Easter fun with Michele's Floral and Gifts in Copperas Cove, TX

Michele’s Floral, Copperas Cove, TX

75th anniversary tree of roses from Mabel Flowers in Mabel, MN

Mabel Flowers, Mabel, MN

A lovely piece from Wilma's Flowers in Jasper, AL

Wilma’s Flowers, Jasper, TN

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DIY Pressed Flower Phone Case

We are always on the lookout for new and exciting ways to use flowers, and any time we find an idea that is “outside the box”, we like to highlight it. That’s the case today as we ran across this excellent DIY post on Etsy from author Clare McGibbon detailing how to decorate a phone case with dried and pressed flowers! The process is simple, though not without need for a steady hand. Still, Mrs. McGibbon includes a method for clean-up if you get a little wild with the resin.

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Best Reasons to Send Flowers in May

#1. Mother’s Day – May 11th – This really is the mother of all flower-sending holidays and that’s because nothing shows love and unconditional affection like fresh-cut flowers. Have your mom’s flowers delivered during the week to her office so she can show them off to her friends. Or have flowers arrive on the weekend to help her enjoy her special day.

#2. Armed Forces Day – May 17th and Memorial Day – May 26th – That’s 2 chances you have this month to show your love for the red, white and blue! Armed Forces Day salutes soldiers currently serving in the military while Memorial Day is set aside to honor those fallen heroes who gave their life in service. Send a beautiful patriotic themed bouquet to a special friend or family member who serves or served their country through military service.

#3. May Birthdays – Have family or friends with a May birthday coming up soon? Show them just how thoughtful you are with a lovely arrangement.

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FLOWER CARE TIP   Most flowers will last longer under cool conditions. Keep this in mind as we head toward warmer climes!
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