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June Newsletter: Summer Ready

4th of July

Celebrate Red, White & BLOOM

The 4th of July is America’s favorite times to celebrate, and for good reason. It’s basically America’s birthday; who wouldn’t want to celebrate that?

This Independence Day, when you are visiting family and friends, take them a simple gift of affection with flowers. Red, white and blue flowers make the perfect hostess gift for any Fourth celebration. Your hard-working hostess will feel appreciated and can use the flowers to decorate for the celebration.

Contact your local florist and see just what all they’ve got in mind for the 4th! Find your favorite red, white and blue flowers!

Read more about Red, White & Blue Flower Suggestions

Weathered & Worn – The Perfect Look for a Rustic Wedding

Welcome in the worn look with these incredible wedding photos shared by Martha Sheldon Florist from Eastman, Georgia. From inviting wreaths to large elegant sprays to unique containers, this FSN florist knew how to capture a day of perfect rustic beauty.

Rustic Wedding Entry

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Yellow Sunflower

Sunflowers That Will Take Your Breath Away

Planning a summer or fall wedding and can’t dream of it without sunflowers? You’re in luck!  Sunflowers have a long season which allows the flowers to be used for summer and fall weddings. Although most florists are able to order sunflowers year round, they are  usually much more affordable when they’re used in season. The sunflower is the perfect statement piece, and are great for bouquets, arches, centerpieces and so much more. With so many placement options, they make flower planning a breeze.

Continue reading about Sunflowers for Weddings

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May Newsletter: Reasons to Celebrate

Father's Day is June 16th!

Father’s Day is June 16th.

Think back to how much thought you put into finding the perfect gift for Mother’s Day. Wouldn’t you like to make your dad feel just as special on Father’s Day? You may think to yourself “…men don’t want flowers…” but nothing could be further from the truth! The key to this success is personalization!

These personalized gifts create the opportunity for you to show your dad exactly how you feel about him! You can do this with both flowers and gift baskets — both are available from your local florist. Check out these links below for LOTS of great ideas:

Ideas for Father’s Day  Gift Baskets | Personalizing Flowers for Dad

Father’s Day Card Messages

Red White and BeautifulHonor Your Hero

May is definitely the month for honoring American military heroes. With two holidays that focus on those that serve our country, you have twice the opportunity to show your love for the red, white and blue this month. Send fresh flowers to service members and their families to express your appreciation of their hard work and sacrifice.

Armed Forces Day May 18th

Memorial DayMay 27th

As Armed Forces Day celebrates active military and Memorial Day honors the fallen, those that have retired from the military have their own special day to be remembered as well. Veteran’s Day is November 11th.

Give thanks to our military members for their patriotic service and honor them with beautiful flowers from a real local florist.

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April Newsletter: Celebrate Mom

Mom & DaughterMother’s Day is May 12th.

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 year 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!

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

  • Shop local for Mothers Day
    Contacting your local florist ensures you get the total value for the price you pay.
  • Order early(ish)
    This will ensure the florist uses the most beautiful flowers and delivers the order on time.
  • Choose the right flowers for YOUR Mom
    You can usually tell your florist a little bit about your mom, and they can create something uniquely special just for her.
  • 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.
  • Double check all sending info
    Make sure you have provided your florist with mom’s accurate name, address and phone number.

Read more about How to Send Mother’s Day Flowers

Blue Prom CorsageCorsage Inspiration: Blue

It’s PROM SEASON! Time to get with your local florist to create a fab, one-of-a-kind corsage creation.

Today’s prom corsages are nothing like they used to be — that’s for sure. These days florists capture the spirit of youth with playful, exciting and dramatic wrists corsages that match modern fun and funky prom dresses and other trendy accessories. Today we’re using BLUE as our muse as we take a look at last year’s hottest designs.

The spring is a very busy time for florists, with wedding season just beginning and Mother’s Day right around the corner. If you haven’t ordered your corsage for PROM yet, what are you waiting for?!

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March Newsletter: Time For Easter!

Easter Time!

Easter will be here March 31st! 

Celebrating Easter With Flowers

The Easter Lily: For many, the white Easter Lily represents the spiritual side of the holiday and symbolizes purity, virtue, innocence, hope and life. You will find white lilies gracing pulpits, churches, and other places of worship. (Learn more history and fun facts about lilies here.)Flowers For Kids on Easter

Kids Easter Baskets: Easter is one of the most fun holidays for kids: the egg dying, egg hunting, Easter Bunny, and all that candy. This year, why not fill it with other Easter and springtime favorites, such as flowers! Flowers teach kids about spring and the changing seasons, as well as the different types of flowers and how to take delicate care of them. Include little plastic eggs filled with candy, bunny stuffed animals and other fun treats. (Click for more Easter ideas for kids)

Easter Baskets: Who says Easter baskets have to be for kids? Why not send a colorful basket of flowers to your favorite distant relatives, or send one to yourself? A lovely basket full of beautiful flowers not only enhances home decor, but also puts you in a springtime mood. (Read more about how baskets make all the difference.)

Don’t forget your Easter card message when sending flowers as gifts!

Colors of Spring Through FlowersThe Colors of Spring

Spring is just around the corner and I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait! Nothing is better than warm weather and being outdoors!

If you want to get a jump start on spring, order a big bouquet of spring blooms — either for yourself, or as a gift!

In this article, you will find flower arrangement examples in all the favorite colors of spring, including color information, best flower choices and even the color compliments. So check it out!

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FSN February Newsletter: Be Lovable

Send Valentine's Day flowers from your local florist!

If you’re reading this and have not decided on a Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetie — what are you waiting for? Flowers are the quintessential Valentine’s Day gift, and have been for generations. Trust me, you don’t want your lady to be the only one at the office without flowers.

Why wait when you can be ahead of the game? Here’s what to do:

Step 1: Go directly to your local florist. If you don’t know yours, use Flower Shop Network’s handy local florist finder** to find a florist in your city. (**FSN verifies all florists in our directory are real local florists.)

Step 2: Either call your florist directly or shop their official website for more of a visual selection. You might also stop by the store for a more hands-on approach. Tell your florist about your sweetheart — her favorite colors, flowers and even styles — they can create something one-of-a-kind for your love.

Step 3: Once you’ve ordered your Valentine’s Day flowers, you can kick back and relax. Your local florist will take care of all the rest, from presentation to delivery, you can rest assured your sweetheart’s Day of Love will be a great one.

  • If you do want to take it a step further, however, consider making reservations at your favorite restaurant or getting her jewelry. Whatever romance you choose, flowers are the perfect way to start.

Cyclamen - heart shaped5 Houseplants with Heart

Valentine’s Day is almost upon us. Most people are satisfied with traditional gifts. However.. there are a few among us who are not so swayed by sweetness. If your girl is just not the ‘romance type’, or your hubby thinks “flowers are for girls” then this suggestion is for you!

There’s nothing like flowers and plants on Valentines Day. They bring a life and energy with them you won’t get from any other gift. If your Boo says boo to a bouquet, why not give the gift of green via a lush houseplant that is full of heart — heart-shaped leaves that is!

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January Winter Wonders

January Flower Arrangement of the Month

Winter Wonders

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!

Need Ideas For January Birthdays?

You’ve come to the right place. You can’t go wrong with sending flowers, especially for a special birthday treat! But just what kind of flowers?

First off, the official flower of January is the carnation. But if you are looking for something a little more unique, why not go with the January birthstone color — garnet. Garnet is a dark reddish orange color and there are LOTS of flowers available in this color. The best thing to do is contact your local florist and ask her to create a custom arrangement using all garnet colors, or here are a few to get you started:

Garnet Flowers for January Birthdays!

Continue reading for even more great January Birthday Ideas!

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December Newsletter: Seasonal Style

Send December Seasonal Style with Flowers

Sending Seasonal Style

It’s December already, can you believe it? Have you finished your holiday shopping yet? There will always be that oh-so-hard-to-buy-for person on your list who seems to have everything. Why not make it simple by sending them the gift of flowers the week of Christmas, especially if they have an office job?

That last week of working before the Christmas break can be excruciating. Trying hard to keep your focus on work and off of everything merry and bright around us is just unfair. Combining the joy of holiday gifts with something as tedious as work is a great idea. Boost their holiday spirit in the ‘St. Nick’ of time!

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November Newsletter: Be Thankful

November Flowers

November: Be Thankful

November is here already! The month when we take time out of our busy lives to be thankful for the blessings we have. Sure, there is a day specifically devoted to being thankful, (Thanksgiving is November 22!) but why not observe what you are thankful for the entire month of November? No matter where we are in life, there are so many things to be grateful for.

November is also a month of beautiful flowers. A great way to say ‘Thanks!’ is by sending a beautiful fall arrangement. It doesn’t have to be much, but this simple gesture can make someone truly joyful.

Be thankful of the beauty all around us. Bring fall flowers into your home as an easy way to decorate for the remainder of the season. During Thanksgiving, when family is gathering to celebrate the bounty of our lives, why not display the beauty of fall flowers? Your local florist can create a gorgeous cornucopia flower arrangement for your Thanksgiving table centerpiece. The above flower arrangement, Thanksgiving Feast would look perfect setting near the green bean casserole on your buffet table.

Just remember your local florist this November, for all your fall decorating needs.

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October Newsletter: Think Outside the Pumpkin!

Discover Fall Treasures In Flowers

October: Discover Fall Treasures

This year seems to have flown by. Can you believe it will be October in just a couple of days? For October, we’ve chosen Fall Treasures to be our favorite flower arrangement of the month. It’s the perfect arrangement to discover the fantastic flowers of fall. Sunflowers, roses, carnations, and snapdragons – all in the harmonious hues of the season.

Fall Treasures can be sent to yourself or a friend as a little pick-me-up to get a jump-start on the fall season. I know what you’re thinking, “I can’t send flowers to myself..” Of course you can! Sometimes it pays to treat yourself once in a while, especially before you jump head first into the upcoming holiday season.

Of course, sending flowers to a friend or loved one is almost doubly rewarding. If you know someone who could use a fresh start this fall, why send this arrangement and let them discover Fall Treasures for themselves?

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September Newsletter: Season for Sunflowers

Season to Send Sunflowers

September: The Season For Sunflowers

No matter how hot it gets, summer is always a favorite time of year. The outdoor fun, cookouts, shorts and flip flops — what’s not to love? As summer draws to a close, its easy to catch the blues. This year, savor summer til the very last drop.

A great way to do this is by bringing the joy of summer indoors to enjoy at all times. How? Sunflowers! The sunflower is named after its huge, fiery blooms, whose shape is often used to represent the sun. Adding sunflowers to your decor will bring you happiness and warm-summer feelings during all hours of the day. They are also a great decor addition as we descend into fall.

Think of where you could use a little sunshine, perhaps the office? Of course! Pamper yourself with a little sun; send yourself sunflowers! It’s okay to spoil yourself once in a while.

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