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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

valentine day gift guide

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Finding the perfect gift for your sweetheart can be hard, but we’re here to help! Check out a few of our favorite gift ideas below: [Read more…]

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Tips

Did Valentine’s Day sneak up on you this year? No worries! Your friends at FSN have some last minute tips to make that important person in your life feel really special! [Read more…]

4 Tips When Sending Him Flowers

Should you send him flowers for Valentine’s Day? Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. What are you getting for the special man in your life? Why not flowers?

Traditionally, flowers were considered a gift for women, but times are changing. With such a variety of options available, you just have to find the right fit for your man. There are a few things to keep in mind when selecting flowers for men:

1. When selecting colors think vibrant and high-energy, or green and natural, instead of pastels and pinks.

2. When choosing a style, opt for an arrangement that looks a bit more edgy, like modern art, for the contemporary man. Is he a nature lover? Select a more natural and earthy arrangement. Find a style that suits his personality.

3. Does he have a hobby or special interest? Ask your florist about ways to incorporate that into the arrangement.

4. Still not sure your guy would enjoy flowers? Consider a plant. Something that can add a little nature to his work space. Let him know that having plants in the office is good for the air quality, and that you want to improve the quality of his life, because he improves the quality of yours.

If you carefully select an arrangement with him in mind, he will feel the same way you do when he sends you flowers – special and loved.


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. And knowledge of meaning is no less important on the receiving end. After all, what good is a floral message if the recipient doesn’t understand it?

Three's a Charm100 Percent Lovable

So in the interest of clarifying the communication of love, here are the most common Valentine’s Day flowers and their meanings! [Read more…]

Valentine’s Day: It’s Never Too Early to Plan for Love!

Valentine’s Day may be more than a month away, but that’s all the more reason to start planning your big day immediately! When it comes to love, you can never prepare too early. After all, “He who hesitates is lost.” By getting an early start, you’re guaranteed to have everything you need to make your significant other’s day magnificent!

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Finding Fresh Ideas

A successful Valentine’s Day requires thought and effort. You want to impress the one you love, and any attempt to thrill your sweetheart should start with a trip to your local florist! A florist provides unique ideas and creative floral designs, the very things needed to leave your lover breathless. The local florist specializes in creative design. It’s not enough to give the same arrangement everyone else is receiving, you want to give them something that illustrates exactly how you feel.

Talk with your local florist, discuss your ideas and let them help you shape them into something wonderful!


An Extra Special Valentine’s Day Delivery

Story of Eternal RomanceIf this tender story of love and romance doesn’t bring tears to your eyes, I don’t know what will.

“My sweet husband, John, and I were married for 46 years. Each Valentine’s Day, he’d send me the most beautiful flowers containing  a note with five simple words, ‘My love for you grows.’ Four children, 46 bouquets and a lifetime of love were his legacy to me when he passed away two years ago.

“On my first Valentine’s Day alone, 10 months after I lost him, I was shocked to receive a gorgeous bouquet addressed to me… from John. Angry and heartbroken, I called the florist to say there had been a mistake. The florist replied, ‘No ma’am, it’s not a mistake. Before he passed away, your husband prepaid for many years and asked us to guarantee that you’d continue getting bouquets every Valentine’s Day.’ With my heart in my throat, I hung up the phone and read the attached card. It said, ‘My love for you is eternal.’

What an amazing story of eternal love. This Valentine’s Day, why not start your flower traditions? Your local florist would be happy to take care of you, this year and for the many more to come.

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I saw this photo being passed around the internet and had to share it with our readers. If you know what magazine (or what florist) this story came from, we would be happy to add the credit.

5 Houseplants With Heart

The day of love, Valentine’s, is almost upon us. Most of the time, it’s pretty easy to buy Valentine’s Day gifts. Most people are satisfied with the traditional gifts of flowers, dinner, jewelry and the like. 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!

Here are a few heart-shaped suggestions to get you started:

1. Heart-leaf Philodendron

Heartleaf PhilodendronThe Heartleaf Philodendron is known as the sweetheart plant because of the unique heart shape of its leaves. With the many variations of heart-leaf Philodendrons available, there is sure to be one that will stand out to you. You might like the lush green leaves, or perhaps the varieties with splashes of bright yellow color on the leaves. These heart-leaf plant is easy to care for and it’s evergreen vines, if allowed, will grow up ledges or walls, enhancing any room.

However, if your Sweetie has cats, other pets or small children who would be prone to eating the leaves, this may not be a good choice. This plant is toxic if ingested.

Check out this article for more information on how to care for Heart-leaf Philodendron

2. Flowering Cyclamen

Cyclamen (Cyclamen persicum)This is a small houseplant with big dreams. It’s heart-shaped foliage is beautifully colored on it’s own, but the up-swept petals of the flower add striking color that elevates this houseplant to favorite status. These plants usually bloom in late winter or early spring and are sweetly scented, making them a perfect Valentine’s Day gift.

This plant is also mildly toxic and you should take precautions to keep this plant away from pets and small children.

Check out this article for more information about how to care for a Florist Cyclamen


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Send Her Wedding Bouquet on Valentines Day

Send Her Wedding Bouquet on Valentines Day

Still mulling over Valentines Day arrangements trying to find the perfect flowers to send to your sweetie? Well, let me give you a little secret, it really is the thought that counts.

The more thought and time you put into choosing your honey’s flowers, the more she will undoubtedly appreciate them. Include her favorite color, favorite flower or both! Use her favorite song as lyrics in the card message.

The Most Romantic Valentines Day Flowers

For a truly romantic gift of flowers, send her flowers just like the bouquet she used on your wedding day. I’m sure you have a picture of it, probably in your wallet, you can easily show your florist. Use the same colors and flowers to recreate this very special arrangement that means so much to your wife.

Most brides spend hours going through color palettes, flowers, styles and so many other bouquet options before finally choosing their perfect wedding bouquet with their florist. She will most likely instantly notice her bouquet flowers and be overwhelmed with romance and love. (Especially good for newly weds!)

Custom ordering flowers for Valentines Day is easy, you just have to do it early — like right now!

And remember, always always always use a real local florist!

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Get A Jumpstart on Romance This Valentines Day!

Jumpstart This Year's Tuesday Valentines Day

Valentines Day this year (2012) is on a Tuesday! I know what you’re thinking, “Tuesday? How can I be romantic on a Tuesday??” With our busy schedules, trying to find time on a Tuesday to breath, much less be romantic, is hard enough. However, with just a little thought and planning, you can have the most romantic Tuesday Valentines ever!

This is where your local florist comes in handy! Not only do they deliver the most beautiful and creatively designed flowers, but in addition, most florists offer uniquely personal gifts.

Getting a Jumpstart on Valentines Day

  • Plan to stop by your local flower shop early to pick out gifts/personalized arrangement. Talk to your florist about your sweetie: her favorite colors, flowers, style, etc. Sometimes it really is the thought that counts! A flower shop will have lots of gifts to add, in addition to sending Valentines Day flowers.
  • Schedule a Monday or Valentines Day (Tuesday) delivery. Surprise her on Monday or have them delivered on Tuesday, either way she’ll be thinking of you all week, every time she peeks up at her beautiful blooms. [Read more…]

The Romance Of Flowers: How To Choose The Best Flowers For Your Sweetie

Flower Romance Consists Of More Than Roses!

flower-romance-for-valentines-dayYes, roses are traditionally considered the most romantic flower.

However, this isn’t always the case. Though it seems hard to believe, many men and women do not care for roses or favor other flowers more highly.

When you’re in a pickle about which romantic flowers to get your sweetheart, don’t be discouraged. Try these ideas instead:

Choose A Flower With A Significant Meaning

The instant joy felt when receiving flowers is a memory not quickly forgotten. Often, parents send their children the same type of flower each year to celebrate a birthday, special occasion or Valentine’s Day before boyfriends and girlfriends enter the picture.

romantic-tulipsCarnations, orchids, tulips, daisies and other popular cut flowers are given as tokens of love and affection on these occasions. Growing up with those memories, the flowers sent are revered through adolescence and into adulthood.

When considering Valentine’s Day gifts, anniversary flowers, or birthday flowers this year, do your best to learn if a particular bloom has a special significance to your sweetheart.

Instead of the traditional “because it’s expected of me” gift, your sweetie will enjoy the “it’s truly because I care” gesture. The little things go a long way, and this is the “extra mile” sort of gift that will dazzle.

Select Fresh Flowers With Special Meanings

The sweetest thing someone can do for their lover is to personally select the flowers that go into a romantic bouquet. Taking the time to learn about flower meanings, flower color meanings and personal significance to the recipient is the most amazing part of any gift. When ordering a romantic flower bouquet from your florist, consider the following flowers. Each has a special flower meaning. (Hint:  Include the flower meaning on the card and watch her eyes light up!)

  • Holly = domestic happiness
  • Larkspur = beautiful spirit
  • Lilac = first love
  • Orchid = delicate beauty
  • Red Tulip = declaration of love
  • Yellow Tulip = hopelessly in love

Talk with your florist about using flowers with significant meanings. The best gift of all is the gift that shows how much you care.

Romantic Flowers She’s Sure To Love

There are some fresh flowers that never fail. Many of the flowers below are [Read more…]