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5 Flower Arrangements That Say, “I Love You”

Three little words hold so much meaning in a relationship. Being in love is a whirlwind journey full of challenges, adventures and happiness. Through every stage in a relationship, “I love you” holds different meanings. To a couple that is battling sickness it could mean, “I’m here for you.” To a newly engaged couple it could mean, “I’m excited about our future.” Every underlying meaning is special and unique to the couple in love.

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You Can Make a Difference!

Did you know that 1/8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime? Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women and is claiming the lives of 40,000 women each year in the United States alone. These numbers are staggering and show the need for change. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and there are many things you can personally do to join the fight.

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How to WOW With Flowers

If you are about to order flowers for a special occasion coming up, we have some advice for you! Your gift can truly leave a lasting impression with a little extra effort. Keep reading to see how you can really wow someone with flowers.

1. Make it a Surprise

Who doesn’t love a surprise? Have the arrangement delivered to their workplace or home when they would least expect it. Some people even send the flowers a day early to really catch them off guard! Also remember that flowers can be admired all day so have them arrive in the morning.

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5 Reasons to Send Flowers September ’16

September gives us many opportunities to show the people in our lives love! Create in yourself a giving heart by choosing a few holidays this month to celebrate others. Call your local florist and they will be happy to prepare the perfect gift for you. You will feel satisfied knowing that your gift made someone’s day!

September 5 – Labor Day

Labor Day is a celebration of the hardworking men and women in America. Families will be spending their day off barbecuing, taking one last trip to the lake, and spending time with friends. Send your arrangement to someone you know who has truly worked hard in their lifetime and should be recognized for their efforts.

September 11 – Grandparents Day

Grandparents get little recognition for the huge hearts they have. Sending a beautiful bouquet is a great way to say thank you for everything they have done. If you can’t see them in person, send your love with a personal card message to go along with the flowers.

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Celebrate International Friendship Day!

You may have seen posts on social media about Friendship Day but have you ever wondered how it became a holiday?

Friendship Day was originally promoted by the founder of Hallmark, Joyce Hall. She chose August 2 as the date because it is the halfway point between two large holidays. The idea of Friendship Day spread when Dr. Ramon Artemio Bracho proposed a World Friendship Day during a dinner with friends in Puerto Pinasco. After their meeting, the World Friendship Crusade was established. This foundation is dedicated to promoting friendships of all individuals regardless of race, age or religion. The commercialization of Friendship Day began and it is now celebrated on the first Sunday in August. This year Friendship Day falls on Sunday, August 7! Today the United Nations encourages governments, groups and organizations to host events that promote dialogue and the acceptance of people with various backgrounds.

How Can You Participate?

It isn’t often that you get the opportunity to thank your close friends for the impact they have made on your life. This Sunday is your chance to make your friends feel loved and appreciated. One of the most popular gifts for Friendship Day is a flower arrangement. A beautiful bouquet is a thoughtful gift that is easy to send! Choose their favorite blooms and include a heartfelt card message. When your friends receive their gift they will feel loved knowing that you thought about them.

Here are some of our favorite arrangements for Friendship Day. Pick out something that your friends will love and get your flowers ordered today!


Send Flowers

When to Send A Woman Flowers

Flowers have magical powers that can turn a woman’s day around in an instant. Many women though only receive this special, beautiful gift once a year, maybe twice if they are lucky!

Don’t worry men! We know that sending flowers can seem like an overwhelming task, but we are here to help you out. Sending flowers to your significant other on a day other than your anniversary or Valentine’s Day can really help strengthen a relationship. Take a look at the list below. It shows five times throughout the year you can send a woman flowers without a special occasion. She will be blown away by your thoughtfulness!

1) To Help Ask For Forgiveness
You have said you are sorry but she still seems to be upset. Most likely this is because she just needs time to get over it. A nice way to help her find forgiveness in her heart is through a thoughtful gift. When she sees a dozen beautiful roses waiting on her desk in the morning she will think fondly of you and have a smile on her face. Remember though that sending flowers will suffice if you have not apologized in person.

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The True Meaning Behind Parents’ Day

Did you know that Parents’ Day promotes diversity and religious freedom? Keep reading to learn the true purpose of Parents’ Day and how you can celebrate!

Many Americans do not know the true history behind Parents’ Day and believe that it is just another holiday crafted to promote spending and gift-giving. The purpose of this national holiday is much deeper, aiming to strengthen our communities and country.

What is Parents’ Day?

In 1994 President Bill Clinton signed into law the resolution unanimously adopted by the U.S. Congress establishing the fourth Sunday of every July as Parents’ Day, a perennial day of commemoration similar to Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. According to the Congressional Resolution, Parents’ Day is established for, “recognizing, uplifting, and supporting the role of parents in the rearing of children.” The establishment of Parents’ Day was the result of a bipartisan, multiracial and interfaith coalition of religious, civic and elected leaders who recognized the need to promote responsible parenting in our society and to uplift ideal parental role models, especially for our nation’s children. Since the creation of this annual day of commemoration, local faith communities, elected officials and activists throughout the nation have creatively launched many activities around the theme of Parents’ day designed to celebrate and strengthen the traditional, two-parent family.

Parents’ Day is a time for every religion and race across the country to come together to support the family. Our culture emphasizes self-gratification, which is the opposite of parenthood. Parenthood requires selfless, unconditional love. Parents’ Day aims to promote the need for responsible parenting and a commitment to the family.

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12 Decades Strong

We are excited to recognize Flowers By Emslie & Company for serving the Barre, Vermont area for almost 120 years! This local flower shop opened in 1897 and has been thriving ever since.

Two cousins originally opened the flower shop and grew their own vegetables and flowers. The cousins used a wooden sleigh pulled by horses to deliver their goods to customers. A coal burning stove was used during the winter time to keep everything warm.  The sleigh remains in the shop today and is still used as a beautiful display shelf.

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Celebrate Life!

Sunday, June 5 is National Cancer Survivors Day, an annual celebration of life held in hundreds of communities nationwide and around the world. It is a celebration for those who have survived, an inspiration for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of support for families, and an outreach to the community. Send a beautiful flower arrangement to friends and family members that have been affected by cancer to show them your love and support on this celebratory day.

Celebrate Life
This is a day for everyone, whether you are a cancer survivor, a family member, friend, or medical professional. It is a time to celebrate milestones and inspire others.

A fresh bouquet of flowers is the perfect gift to bring happiness on this joyful day. Send flowers that convey a very special and personal message. Take a look at the list of flowers and their symbolism below. Choose flowers that embody the character of the survivor or your feelings about the cancer survivor. Your thoughtful gift is guaranteed to bring a smile.

    – Bird of Paradise – joyfulness
    – Cactus – endurance
    – Red Roses – admiration
    – Echinacea – strength
    – Gerbera Daisy – purity & strength
    – Lavender Heather – admiration

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Celebrate Administrative Professionals Day

Secretaries, assistants, receptionists, and other administrative positions serve as the backbone of companies and businesses around the world. Don’t forget to recognize these outstanding employees next week for Administrative Professionals Day.

Over time this holiday has become one of the largest workplace celebrations. This year the holiday falls on Wednesday, April 27. Have some fun in the office celebrating with these creative ideas!

  • Office party
    Everyone loves to take a break from their normal routine for a casual office party. Have lunch catered in from your staff’s favorite restaurant and spend time bonding with your co-workers. You could even plan team bonding games like truth and a lie, use what you have, or watch where you step. Playing games is a great way to liven up the party and get people involved.
  • Compliment board
    Before your administrative staff arrives to work, tape a poster board on the wall next to their desk. At the top of the poster board write, “We Appreciate You.” Throughout the day your employees can stop by and list the reasons they appreciate your administrative professionals hard work. This is a great way to keep your staff smiling and happy the entire day!
  • Flowers, of course!
    Flowers are the most common gift for Administrative Professionals Day. They make the perfect present because they can be displayed and admired for several days. Choose the recipients favorite flowers and colors and make sure to have them delivered early.

Watch this hilarious throwback video and see how Ellen Degeneres celebrated Administrative Professionals Day!

Remember, keep all of your plans a secret and start planning early! Order a beautiful bouquet for Administrative Professionals Day today!