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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!

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


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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

See all Facebook Recap pictures in these posts:


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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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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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Choose Local for What You Want

Your local florist offers so much when it comes to finding the perfect flowers for your mom. Because you are speaking to them directly, you aren’t limited by having to choose from a photographed list of available options. You can tell the florist what YOU want, and they will do their best to help make that request a beautiful reality.

And don’t forget that your florist is a flower artist. If you want something special and a little different, don’t be afraid to set them free to make something really impressive.

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Choose Local for Professional Delivery

Most florists also offer delivery at little to no extra charge! And the flowers are delivered by the shop’s driver who knows how to handle flowers. They will take special care to ensure that your corsage or arrangement will be pristine and magnificent when it arrives and remain that way for days if not weeks to come.

As you can see, real convenience is buying from a local florist. They offer everything you could want and more. And really, is there any better way to support your local economy than buying from your local florist? Get Mom the gift of beauty this Mother’s Day. Get her some flowers from a local florist!

5 Heartfelt Mother’s Day Card Messages

This Mother’s Day, as your mom receives the flowers you had delivered to her from your local florist, (because you are buying your mom flowers, right? Right?) you want the card to say something special, something that lets her know exactly what she means to you. Here are 5 card messages sure to brighten her day and convey your love.

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  1. Let these flowers offer a small portion of the beauty you bring to my life every single day.
  2. I know it wasn’t easy. Thank you for helping me to become the man/woman I am today.
  3. Thank you for the loving smile that dried my tears and comforting arms that soothed my hurt away.
  4. Thank you for always being there for me, every day of my life.
  5. Because of your example, I know how to be a great mom to my own children.

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If you didn’t see something in the messages above that exactly expresses your feelings, allow them to inspire you to find your own words. And don’t forget that Mother’s Day is a much deserved, much beloved day to celebrate the woman who stood by your side even before you were born. Give mom some pieces of floral beauty to honor her on her special day. Happy Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day and Flowers: A Time-Honored Tradition

Mother’s Day has long been synonymous with flowers. In fact, the tradition of giving carnations, and then eventually wearing them as corsages, began all the way back at the inception of the American version of the holiday. Why? Well, carnations were the favorite flower of founder Anna Jarvis’ mother. Anna Jarvis arrived at the first Mother’s Day celebration in 1908 with 500 of these gorgeous flowers!

But the tradition has both grown and relaxed a bit since those early days, and now there is less stress placed on the type of flower your mother receives. It’s no longer necessary to concern yourself with the type of flower Mrs. Jarvis’ mother loved but rather with the type of flower your mother loves.

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The Mother’s Day Corsage

The traditional flower for the corsage may be an orchid, but the type of flower is much less important these days than the color of said flower. If your mother wears a white flower, it indicates her mother is deceased. If she wears a red or pink flower, it indicates her mother is still alive. You definitely want to get those colors right. Confusing them could end up with your mother answering uncomfortable questions from concerned friends!

And if you are a woman, the same applies to you. Wearing a corsage does not indicate that you are a mother, but rather that you are wearing something to honor your own mother. It’s traditional for the man in your life to provide you with that corsage, though certainly not a requirement if you need to do it yourself. So if you are a woman who has no children of your own, don’t get caught up on whether or not it’s okay to wear a corsage this Mother’s Day. It is.

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Other Mother’s Day Flowers

So, you’ve taken care of the corsage issue, but you really want to get your mom a nice arrangement of flowers to show her how much you care. What should you do? The easy answer is: anything you want!

Okay, okay, that’s a little too open ended. You want a little more direction. The best piece of advice would be to find your mother’s favorite flower and go with it. After all, you can’t go wrong with something she already loves. Barring that, you are safe with most any spring flower. Lilies, tulips, lilacs, irises, orchids, carnations or many others will help make your mom’s special day a little brighter and her smile a little wider.

For even more on what to get your mom, check out this Mother’s Day Style Guide!

And where is always the best place to go for your Mother’s Day questions and your Mother’s Day purchases? Your local florist, of course. She will be sure to lead you down the right path in your buying decision, and the finished product will be something you can give to your mother proudly. So head over to our florist finder and call your local florist today!

Celebrate New Moms on Mother’s Day

Flowers for First Moms on their First Mother's Day

All of the joys of motherhood start with that first baby bundled in your arms. New mothers will find they are the focus of an entire day of celebration on May 12th, 2013. On Mother’s Day, we honor our mothers because they are the most important people in our lives. For all the love & support they give, special thanks are definitely in order. For new moms, those traditions are just starting.

If someone in your life recently had a baby, or is expecting, take advantage of this unique opportunity to wish them Happy 1st Mother’s Day!

Gift Ideas For First-Time Moms

  • A beautiful flower arrangement on her first Mother’s Day is sure to be remembered.  Check out this fun FSN Style Guide to help select flowers that are a prefect compliment to her indiviual style. Contact a nearby flower shop to place your order early.
  • Few things are appreciated more than a meal you didn’t have to cook yourself. Surprise a busy mom by jumping in the kitchen to whip up something tasty. Cooking not your thing? Order from her favorite restaurant. She will love having the night off and probably swoon if she doesn’t have to do the dishes either!
  • A sweet surprise for expecting moms – send fresh flowers from your local florist and have them sign the card from the new baby. You’ll be jump-starting a long tradition of love and celebration. Cards that read “I Love You Already” or “My Heartbeat Will Always Be With You” signed with the new baby’s name will be sure to melt her heart.
  • What sleep deprived mom wouldn’t love a break? Offer to help around the house with laundry and picking up toys. For an understated gesture, casually leave a card with her favorite candy in a place she’ll find it later, maybe when the house is quiet.

All mothers deserve warm Mother’s Day wishes.
This year, don’t forgot how extra special it is to be a first-time mom!

 

Time’s Ticking… Order Mother’s Day Flowers Today!

Mothers Day Garden FlowersI know this week we’ve been talking a LOT about Mother’s Day, but it’s the biggest floral holiday of the year! Mom’s everywhere will be getting flowers for their special day. Don’t leave your mom out!

If you haven’t ordered flowers yet, there’s still time! (But not much!) Viewing this on a mobile phone? Go ahead and start shopping! Most florists’ websites are mobile friendly.

Buy Mother’s Day Flowers With These Easy Steps

  1. Find a local florist – Always buy flowers locally to avoid middle-men, or flowers shipped in a box. You can use Flower Shop Network’s handy florist finder to find a real local florist in your area.
  2. Choose the best flowers for mom – Check out our Mother’s Day Style Guide for plenty of flower ideas for mom.
  3. Last minute gifts – Most flower shops offer more than flowers to send as gifts. Let your florist help you choose something perfect for mom to send in addition to flowers.
  4. Send a special message – Don’t leave the card blank! Send a personal message to mom with the help of our Mother’s Day Card Messages.
  5. Special Delivery – Have Mom’s flowers delivered on Friday at her office so she can show them off to her friends. Or have them arrive on the weekend to enjoy as she relaxes and curls up with a good book.

Get started finding a florist now…

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Send Mom Peaches For Mother’s Day

No not THOSE kinds of peaches, the color peach! If you’re still trying to decide on a gift for mom this Mother’s Day, look no further than your local florist. You can’t go wrong with a one-of-a-kind, gorgeous arrangement of flowers on her special day.

Peach is a great color for mom. It’s just a little lighter and a bit more girly than the color of the year, tangerine tango. Red roses are too romantic for mom, and pink is used too often – surprise mom with a little peach!

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Remember to always, always, always use a real local florist when ordering flowers.

Mother’s Day Style Guide

Mother's Day Gift Guides

Still debating on what gift to give to mom this Mother’s Day? Don’t miss this amazing Mother’s Day Style Guide to get you on the right track for sending flowers. This style guide will help you choose the perfect flowers for your Mom based on her personality and style. Personalized gifts mean so much more because it really is “the thought that counts” when it comes to tokens of affection. Just remember to always, always, always use a real local florist when sending flowers!

Get the Most Out of Your Flowers for Mother′s Day

We understand you want to give mom the very best on her special day. Here are some tips to make sure you get the most out of your Mother’s Day flower order.

Shop Local For Mothers Day

When it comes to Mother’s Day flowers, you want to make sure you get the best blooms for your buck – in other words, the total value of your order. Be aware of middle-men out there who pose as local florists (especially on the internet), take a sizable cut out of your order and pass it along to your local florist to fill at a lower price. Avoid this by making sure you are able to find a real address and phone number for the florist you use. Contacting your local florist ensures you get the total value for the price you pay.

Mom & DaughterIf you don’t know your local flower shop, FSN provides handy tools to find a real local florist right here on our site!

Order Early

To get the best flowers for Mother’s Day, it’s important order as early as you can. This will ensure the florist uses the most beautiful flowers and delivers the order on time. They will be able to special order any flowers or accessories you might request.

However, if you’re running behind, most florists will still take orders all the way up to, or at least the day before, Mother’s Day. Also, florists stock their coolers with extra arrangements for walk-in purchases, but it is still better to order early.

Choose the Right Flowers For Mom

When it comes to choosing the right flowers for mom, try to match her personality. You can usually tell your florist a little bit about your mom, and they can create something uniquely special just for her. If you know your mom’s favorite flower, make sure to include it in the arrangement. You should also have a loving card message ready to make it more personal than just, “Happy Mother’s Day.”

Check out this post on FSN Flower Guide For Mom

Double Check All Info

Before the order is complete, make sure you have provided your florist with mom’s accurate name, address and phone number. If the flowers are being delivered to a business or hospital, more information, such as department, work hours, floor, room number, etc., may be required.

By following these steps, you can ensure Mom gets a personalized, loving bouquet of flowers made especially for her.

Forget Mom On Mother’s Day? It’s Never Too Late To Send Mom Flowers!

If you somehow let Mother’s Day pass you by without sending Mom anything special, don’t fret — it’s never too late to send Mom flowers!

For all of the wonderful things Mom has done for you over the years, she deserves some recognition on her special day. Perhaps you were out of town or working too much last week and let Mother’s Day pass you by? Sending a gift to mom has never been easier! Simply give your local florist a call and have a spectacular bouquet delivered today, straight to her door — at work or at home!

Mother’s Day or not, she won’t care if they’re a day late, she will be overjoyed to receive a symbol of your love and admiration.

Here are a few arrangements to get you started!

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