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May 2016 Newsletter

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Bloomin’ Blog in May! 
Flowers are the perfect way to express sympathy to those that have lost a loved one. Knowing what etiquette to follow though can be tough. Here are some answers to frequently asked funeral flower etiquette questions.
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Flower Spotlight:
Stargazer Lily

Bold, beautiful, dramatic! These are just a few characteristics of the stunning Stargazer Lily. Their exquisite scent and elegant look make them the perfect gift for any occasion!   Continue Reading

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Bridal Bouquet Inspiration
Wedding season is here and our florists all over the country have been working hard to make brides’ visions come to life.  Browse through some of our florists latest designs to find bridal bouquet inspiration.
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FSN January 2015 Newsletter

With the start of the new year comes a new look for the Flower Shop Network Blog. We hope you enjoy the new articles and posts we have prepared for the new year and that you also take note of our new newsletter look! Happy 2015! [Read more…]

FSN December Newsletter: All Is Merry & Bright!

All is Merry & Bright

December is a month of wonder and magic that spans everything from Christmas to Hanukkah to Kwanza to the Winter Solstice. People from all backgrounds come together this time of year to show love and appreciation for the world and for each other.

But no matter what holiday you’re celebrating, I think we can all agree that the perfect gift or decoration is always the same … flowers!

Happy Holidays!

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FSN November Newsletter: Many Thanks!

Many Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving!

November brings beautiful fall colors, a return to cooler temperatures and the one holiday set aside solely for giving thanks and expressing gratitude. And is there a better way to offer a heartfelt ‘thank you’ than with an elegant floral arrangement? We certainly don’t think so.

So get on the phone, hop on over to our website or just walk down to the shop on the corner, but however you do it, make sure you contact your local florist for amazing Thanksgiving florals!

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FSN February Newsletter: Feeling the Love

Valentine's Day

February is a month for fun, family and flowers. From love and relationships on Valentine’s Day to the birth of George Washington on President’s Day, the focus is on celebration. But you don’t have to wait for a holiday to appreciate those you love, and you don’t have to stop loving them once that holiday has passed. It’s a daily undertaking.

And is there a better way to spread happiness than with a beautiful bouquet of flowers? Don’t allow another day to pass without letting your family and friends feel the love. Contact your local florist today!

Best Reasons to Send Flowers in February

February is the winter month that works so hard to shake the chill and celebrate love. Maybe you have noticed the endless seas of red and pink at local stores or watched as people find little ways to enjoy themselves and help others during a harsh winter. With your help, we can spread the warmth and bring a smile. Here are the reasons you should be sending flowers this month:

#1. Valentine’s Day – Feb 14th – As if you couldn’t see this one coming from a mile away! Valentine’s Day is one of the biggest flower-sending holidays of the entire year. That’s because beautiful fresh-cut flowers are the very best way to say what’s on your mind! Whether it is “I love you!” or “I’m trying my best for you.” or simply “You are special!” – flowers can mean anything you want them to mean. And that special person who got flowers? They won’t forget it.

#2. American Heart Month – The CDC made the natural choice to bring about heart health awareness during the very month we associate with love. Most people know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women but the surprising news is heart disease is preventable and controllable. This is information worth sharing. If you know a loved with who is at risk, sending red-themed flowers for Amercian Heart Month can be a gentle reminder that they can take control of their heart health.

#3. Winter Olympic Games – Feb 7th – 23rd – It is an exciting time in the world of sports as the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia begins! Arrangements featuring the classic blue, yellow, black, green, and red can be custom designed for some 5 ring inspiration. This type of flower creation would be a thoughtful and exciting gift for your avid Olympic follower or, best of all, a bit of encouragement for a young athlete with big dreams. Ask your local florist to get in the spirit of the games today!

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Blog Spotlight: Monday Morning Flower and Balloon Co.

Florists are the authority on all things floral. For most it is their passion as well as their job. These men and women overflow with knowledge about flowers and share that information on their websites every day. They describe events they’ve decorated, arrangements they’ve designed and even classes they offer. There’s no end to the information you can glean when reading blogs by local florists.

Because of that fact, the Bloomin’ Blog is choosing the blog of one florist each month to spotlight. If you need floral ideas for a wedding, a party or just for your home, there’s no better place to go than the source, your local florist!

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Facebook Friday: January 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:

 Special Order from Divine Ideas and Flowers For You in Edinburg, TX

Divine Ideas and Flowers For You, Edingburg, TX

Winning bouquet from Cary's Designs Floral in Spanish Fork, UT

Cary’s Designs Floral, Spanish Fork, UT

Showing off their creativity at Petals in Thyme of Wasaga Beach, ON

Petals in Thyme, Wasaga Beach, ON

A taste of awesome from Helen's Flowers & Gifts in Greenville, OH

Helen’s Flowers & Gifts, Greenville, OH

Wonderland by Tom Kenison AIFD of Crossroads Florist in Mahwah, NJ

Crossroads Florist, Mahwah, NJ

Beautiful sympathy arrangement by Paradise Valley Florist in Scottsdale, AZ

Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, AZ

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Lasting Florals Head Piece

Lasting Florals in Vogue!

If you’ve ever wondered how to get your work into Vogue magazine, Deborah Mooney’s path is probably an accurate, if difficult to emulate, blueprint. In essence: be talented, work with talented people and have a heaping helping of good luck!

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FSN Annual Meeting and Award Ceremony

Flower Shop Network just celebrated its annual meeting and awards ceremony! We received a few hours of team-building training, and standouts from our sales staff also received awards for personal achievements. Join me as I show you the faces behind the voices you’ve grown to know and love.

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FLOWER CARE TIP Keep fresh flowers away from drafts and extreme temperatures.
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Valentine’s Day Flower Meanings Flowers are not only beautiful, they also have a lot to say. With Valentine’s Day coming up fast, we are here to let you know the message you’re sending along with that gorgeous arrangement.

Presidents Day with Flowers Presidents Day began as a day to celebrate the birth of George Washington, 1st President of the United States. Abraham Lincoln was added as a later honoree as his birthday was also in late February, but in recent years the holiday is often seen as a celebration of the office of the President in general and all the men who have held it.

Get Colorful This Valentine’s Day Think Valentine’s Day is all about the red and pink? Well, it doesn’t have to be! Surprise your special someone with beautiful fresh-cut flowers in unexpected colors that will really knock ‘em for a loop.

Valentines from Instagram Using Instagram is more than just sharing your photos. It is about being part of an awesome online community. This is readily apparent while scrolling through great inspiration in the well over 4,000 posts from all over the world and all on this one hashtag!

Help make Flower Shop Network‘s monthly newsletter even better! Got questions? Have an idea for a story? With your help, we can make the FSN newsletter just what you want and need. You can drop us a note in the comment section on the blog or email us at social@flowershopnetwork.com. We can’t wait to hear from you!

November Newsletter: Having a Terrific Turkey Day!


November is the month that everyone sets aside for giving thanks, and Flower Shop Network is no different! This month we’d like to take a few sentences to thank you, our florists and customers! Without the talented men and women who take up the challenging mantle of florist in every city and small town in the world, Flower Shop Network would not exist. A person does not become a florist to get rich. Instead, they do it because it’s something they love. Making other people happy during their most special moments in turn makes the florist happy. So to all florists out there, thank you.

For those of you out there who love flowers and bring your business to local florists, thank you. Without you, there would be no local florist to use. The local florist is the life’s blood of the floral industry, and you are the ones that allow them to thrive! So thank you all, and know that Flower Shop Network is committed to doing our part to help the floral industry and local florists flourish!

Happy Thanksgiving!

FSN at the Society of American Florists Convention 2013!

If you didn’t make it to Phoenix, AZ this September, you missed out on an amazing, informative weekend full of conferences, fun and some serious floral beauty! Flower Shop Network was there in force and we’ve got some excellent photos to show you. So sit back, relax and enjoy the show!

The Booth

Here is a photo of the FSN booth. As usual, our setup crew did a great job! But enough with the same old, same old. Let’s take a look at some of the cool stuff!

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Best 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.

1. 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.

2.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

3. 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.

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Facebook Friday: October 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:

Fall wreath from Wilma's Flowers in Jasper, AL 

Wilma’s Flowers, Jasper, AL

Gorgeous arrangement from Monday Morning Flower and Balloon Co. in Princeton, NJ

Monday Flowers, Princeton, NJ

Beautiful bouquet designed by Tammi Cribbs of Oran's Flower Shop in Kingston, TN

Oran’s Flower Shop, Kingston, TN

Amazingly creative autumn arrangement by Tom Kenison AIFD of Crossroads Florist in Mahwah, NJ

Crossroads Florist, Mahwah, NJ

Fall bouquet by Honeysuckle Lane in Aurora, NE

Honeysuckle Lane, Aurora, NE

Excellent arrangement from Floral Design in Post Falls, ID

Floral Design, Post Falls, ID

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Posey Peddler – A Florist Improving Customer Service!

 Posey Peddler Flowers

As part of Customer Service Week, (October 7th-11th) we wanted to share with you one of our members who is working hard to boost customer service and sales in their flower shop.

A Local Florist Taking Action

Bridgette Mills Arnold, a 30 year veteran of the floral industry, is the owner of Posey Peddler in Joneboro, Arkansas. The shop has been a fixture in the Jonesboro area since 1998 and serves the local community with custom gifts, flowers, plants and home decor.

Recently Bridgette brought in customer service and sales guru Tim Huckabee of Floral Strategies to conduct a workshop with her employees.

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Don’t Forget the Florals for Thanksgiving!

Bountiful Cornucopia Thanksgiving Tradition

Thanksgiving dinner. Is there a more delicious collection of food gathered together at one meal? Family comes together, gives thanks for the blessings in their lives throughout the past year and shares in a meal prepared to reflect the bounty they have received. It is a time of gratitude, love and appreciation for what and who has blessed your life.

What better way to express those emotions to your friends and family than through a gift of flowers?

Giving Thanks with Flowers

This year, instead of arriving at your dinner with a prepared dish in hand, offer a beautiful fall bouquet to your hostess! She will be far more grateful to receive gorgeous flowers than yet another green bean casserole. The flowers will make the perfect decoration for the festivities and will be a boon to everyone’s day!

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FLOWER CARE TIP After carefully removing the good flowers, clean the vase thoroughly with soapy water to remove any bacteria that could cause the fresh flowers to deteriorate even quicker. Be sure to rinse thoroughly. More Flower Care Tips


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Documenting Your Work – Photo Tips for Florists As a florist you are creating beauty everyday for others to enjoy and to help celebrate moments in their lives. But how often do you get to enjoy and celebrate your own work? Rarely, right? Between filling orders, making last minute rush deliveries, and trying to promote your shop, you are busy trying to run a business. But a passion for beauty got you into this industry so don’t let a hectic workday stop you from documenting your hard work.

FSN Member wins Second Annual Buckwald Scholarship! We would like to congratulate Lavender Hill Florals of Jeffersonville, IN for winning the second annual Buckwald scholarship! Way to go, ladies!

FSN and Rick Rivers at the Ozark Florist Association Convention The Ozark Florist Association held their annual convention on the 13th, 14th, and 15th of September. FSN was there to take part in the festivities and cheer on Rick Rivers as he gave his presentation titled “Marketing in Today’s Climate”. Here are a few photos of what we saw!

A Giving Boss’s Day with FSN Boss’s Day was a roaring success at the FSN offices, and for more than just our bosses! The sales department decided to do something a little different this year to honor Brock and Loranne, the owners of Flower Shop Network. Because our owners are such generous people, the sales department chose to do something that embraced their spirit, something that went beyond the walls of our offices and reached out into the community.

Help make Flower Shop Network‘s monthly newsletter even better! Got questions? Have an idea for a story? With your help, we can make the FSN newsletter just what you want and need. You can drop us a note in the comment section on the blog or email us at social@flowershopnetwork.com. We can’t wait to hear from you!

October Newsletter: “Boo”-licious Fun!


Say “Boo!” to someone special this year! 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 with flowers! Florists produce all manner of holiday-themed items and Halloween is no different. From the living pumpkin vase to the eerie, spiderweb-enhanced arrangement, there is no end to the wonders they can produce. So this October 31st, remember that Halloween home decoration and setting the tone for your blow-out costume party have to start with a phone call to your local florist. Happy Halloween!

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Bring On The Pink In October!

This month you might notice things turning a little more pink than usual. That’s because October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Wearing and sharing the color pink is a way to raise awareness and express moral support to women with breast cancer. [Read more…]

September Newsletter: Discover Fall Treasures

Discover Fall Treasures In Flowers

Discover Fall Treasures

Labor Day, the traditional signal for the end of summer, has passed, and the autumnal equinox is just around the corner. Soon summer’s warm breezes will yield to the nippy gusts of fall, and the vibrant green leaves adorning every tree will explode into yellows, oranges and reds, signaling an imminent descent to the grass below. The chill touch of autumn is coming, and with it, the beautiful flowers of fall!

These colorful blooms, chrysanthemums, asters, sunflowers, snapdragons and many more combine to offer florists a colorful palette with which to paint their floral portraits. Search for motivation in the infinite swirl of opportunities, receive inspiration in nature’s gorgeous exhibition and be roused by the swift changing of the season.

There are a world of treasures to be found this fall. Where will you find yours?

Best Reasons To Send Flowers In September

Summer is starting to wind down and fall begins this month. So it is last hurrahs and back to school. Cold rainy days will be be here before you know it so make every day count!

  • Grandparents Day (September 8th) – This is a day to celebrate the love and kindness that only grandparents give.
  • First Day of Autumn (September 22nd) – It will officially be fall and what better way to get ready for fuzzy scarf weather, turning leaves and hot chocolate cravings than to send someone a gorgeous fall bouquet.
  • Gold Star Mother’s Day (September 29th) – This is a day for people to recognize and honor those who have lost a son or daughter while serving the United States Armed Forces.
  • September Birthdays – For all those fall babies out there, the flower of the month is the lovely aster in so many colors like pink, red, white, lilac and mauve.

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August Newsletter: Back to School Bonanza!

Send Back To School Flowers

Make Back-to-School Special!

With the return of August comes back-to-school! School is exciting for the learning and social opportunities, but the downside is that our children are leaving the beauty of the out of doors behind them as they begin their time back in the classroom. Not to fret, this is the perfect time to send a little taste of outside in with them!

Flowers are always the perfect gift, whether for a child returning to learn at his teacher’s knee, a professor entering the revered halls of learning with the goal of molding young minds, or an administrator who may need a bright and cheery pick-me-up from the daily grind. Any reason is a good reason to send flowers. They are a beacon of joy and happiness, a reminder of the natural world all around us and they just put smiles on people’s faces!

Make going back-to-school special again. Give flowers!

Back-to-School: The Power of Flowers

It’s Back-To-School Time. With the start of classes, it becomes necessary to stop and consider how to make that first day go as smoothly as possible. You may believe you’ve already got everything you need, but whether a parent, student or teacher, there is most likely one purchase you have yet to make. I’m talking about flowers, of course! Fresh blooms fulfill multiple roles, all of which are perfect for the first day of school!

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July Newsletter: Find Your Summer Love

Summer Love

Your Summer Love

Summer is the time of year we go outside and get back to nature. Whether taking a leisurely stroll with that special someone, cooling off in the pool or throwing a party in the backyard, it’s easy to find a reason to love the season.

When visiting with your significant other, don’t forget to bring a gift of beautiful summer flowers. Nothing says summer love like a spontaneous bouquet, and there’s no better way to ensure the heat of summer doesn’t let up when the sun goes down.

Contact your local florist and see just what summer blooms they have available!

Find your favorite summer flowers!

Send Red-Hot Flowers To Your Summer Love

Red-Hot Summer Flowers

Summer love is blooming everywhere. Whether it’s a new summer love or re-kindling the romance through summer activities, everyone is feeling closer together. There is always something fun to do during the summer: trips to the lake, hiking, camping, picnics, out-door parties, etc. These are only better when you’re with the one you love.

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Best Reasons To Send Flowers In July

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