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Send Seasonal Style This December

Send December Seasonal Style with Flowers

Sending Seasonal Style

It’s December already, can you believe it? Have you started 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 our 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!

What about the other December holidays?

Hanukkah, the holiday of love and light begins at sunset on Saturday, December 8, and ends at nightfall on Monday, December 17. The gift of flowers is an appropriate and festive gift for Hanukkah. Blue flowers can be used and arranged with silver and white accessories to incorporate the colors of the Jewish flag. Learn more about celebrating Hanukkah »

Kwanza, a week-long celebration that honors African heritage, begins December 26, and ends January 1, 2013. This winter holiday focuses on family, community and culture. Flowers are the perfect decor for Kwanzaa celebrations. A florist can incorporate the symbols and colors of Kwanzaa into something not only beautiful, but illustrative of Kwanzaa principles. Learn more about celebrating Kwanzaa »

Just remember, when sending flowers always, always, always use a real local florist, especially during the holidays. Your local florist can take care of your flower order, no matter if you are sending flowers across town or across the nation.

Bright Hues Cure Winter Blues

Cure the winter blues with colorful flowers

There’s something about the winter that makes us a little blue. It could be the shorter days, the chill in the air, or maybe the end of the year that get’s us down. This is why it’s so easy and so important to chase off the winter blues before they get you down.

Did you know flowers have healing powers? While not strong enough to cure acute illnesses, they can help boost your spirits and lift you up out of the dreary winter funk. How is this possible, you ask? Think of it this way:

Light is a nutrient to living things, just like food. Our bodies need light (the sunshine vitamin), just like plants need sunshine to grow. Well, we all know light is energy, but did you know color is light? That’s right! Color is simply light vibrating at different frequencies. So, if light is energy, and color is light, than that means color = energy!

There is growing evidence that humans respond, both physiologically, mentally and emotionally to different colors. Simply seeing these different colors can be therapeutic, also known as chromotherapy. Read more about chromotheropy.

So you can see, a colorful bouquet of flowers for yourself or a friend is a great way to cure those winter blues! Think about having them on your desk in your office, or some other place at work where you would see them often. Maybe in the kitchen to get you through making all the holiday meals this year. Put flowers wherever you need to feel a little pick-me-up.

Click here for more great ideas for get well flowers!

Bright Hues Cure Winter Blues

Beat The Winter Blues With Colorful Flowers!

Lack energy? Feeling unmotivated? Sounds like you have a case of the Winter Blues! The winter blues tends to get everyone this time of year. With the short, gray days, frigid cold weather, and lack of flowers outside, it’s easy to fall into a slump.

But wait, there’s a cure!

The best and only way to remedy the winter blues is with bright hues! Don’t believe me? Check out this quote from one of our favorite 2010 articles, Our Get Well Flowers Have Healing Powers:

What exactly is this flower energy?

Light is a nutrient to living things, just like food. Our bodies need light (the sunshine vitamin), just like plants need sunshine to grow. Well, we all know light is energy, but did you know color is light? That’s right! Color is simply light vibrating at different frequencies. So, if light is energy, and color is light, than that means color = energy!

There is growing evidence that humans respond, both physiologically, mentally and emotionally to different colors. Simply seeing these different colors can be therapeutic, also known as chromotherapy.

As you can see, color really can help, especially against the winter blues. And what’s the best way to add some color to your routine? Why, flowers of course!! Have a big bouquet of beautifully colored blooms delivered to your home, office or anywhere you are going to be spending most of your time.

Flower Shop Network is an advocate of all local florists. If you order flowers to beat the winter blues, always always always order from a real local florist!! If you don’t know your local florist, use our handy florist finder to find yours today!

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Favorite Flower Arrangement For January

January Flower Arrangement

Can you believe it’s 2012 already? Ring in the new year with Silver Bells — our featured arrangement for January! This beautiful arrangement features flowers in winter colors, accented with unique silver leaves and ornaments.

Everyone’s favorite Gerbera daisies are front and center, reminding us spring is on it’s way! Blue delphiniums really shine when paired with white and silver. Blue flowers are a rare treat, and delphiniums are one of the few naturally blue flowers. Another rare treat featured in this January arrangement, are the uncommon star of Bethlehem flowers. Altogether, Silver Bells shares winter bliss with everyone! [Read more…]

Recharge After The Holidays! Time To Treat Yourself!

Time To Treat Yourself!

Well, it’s over! After months and months of shopping, decorating, planning and preparing, the hardest part of the holidays is finally over. Now it’s time to settle down, relax and welcome the new year. Whether you’re still amped up on sweets or  fighting to stay awake, you need to make a little time for yourself! You worked HARD this weekend, why not treat yourself with a little reward?

The easiest way to reward yourself this week is by ordering winter flowers for yourself, and here’s why:

  • Flowers are scientifically proven to improve moods.
  • You can’t help but smile when looking at big, beautiful blooms.
  • The heavenly smell is an instant pick-me-up!
  • When you order flowers for yourself, YOU get to pick out the style and colors.
  • YOU can choose your favorite flowers to really put you on Cloud 9.
  • Flowers are a treat with no calories. (Something we all could use this time of year!)

But what is the best part of treating yourself with flowers?

They come to you! [Read more…]

Cold Lips? – Send Tulips and Feel the Heat!

Cold Lips? Send Tulips and Feel the Heat!

Burrrrr!! It’s pretty shivery outside. Everyone is bundled up in thick, winter coats, layers upon layers of heavy clothes and all thoughts set on shopping; it’s easy to let romance slip our minds.

While holiday distractions abound, send your sweetie a special surprise of tulips that radiates romance! The delicately beautiful blooms of tulips will make her heart melt. Going the extra mile to send surprise winter flowers just because is one of the most romantic gestures you could do. Most of us are busy bees, planning, wrapping and decorating; it’s important to take a time out and rekindle the flames of love.

Pucker Up For Tulips:

Send Snow Tulips  Red Christmas Tulips

These are just a couple of tulip options, your local florist will have even more romantic flower ideas!
Tulips aren’t the only flower to get her fired up, send her favorite flowers for optimal potential!

Remember to always send from your local florist!

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Wintspiration – January Newsletter

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Winter Inspiration = Wintspiration!

Winter is the time of year where we spend much of our time indoors. Luckily there are tons of holidays and celebrations during this season to encourage family togetherness and spending time with friends. Decorating with fresh flowers in the winter brings added warmth and happiness to everyone. It is simply not possible to feel the blues around an incredible bouquet of winter flowers. In this post you will find lots of great ideas and the perfect wintspiration to get you started!

FSN’s Favorite Flower Arrangement For January

Here at Flower Shop Network, we hope you had a GREAT New Year’s Day! Now’s the time to start the new year off right with a beautiful flower arrangement! Flowers are a great way to keep ourselves bright and cheery through the winter. The beautiful delphiniums might be blue, but they are also the perfect cure for the winter blues.

Send this unique winter flower arrangement to your someone special and cure someone of their winter grumps too!

Winter Romance: Create Some Heat With A Radiant Bouquet

Small Rose ArrangementIt’s January and hustle and bustle of Christmas is finally ending. Now is the perfect time for you to surprise your lady with a little winter romance. Show her just how much you care by surprising her with romantic flowers either at home or the office. [Read more…]

‘Silver Bells’ Ring In The New Year

Silver Bells Flower Arrangement

‘Silver Bells’ Flower Arrangement

Here at Flower Shop Network, we hope you had a GREAT New Years Day! Now’s the time to start the new year off right with a beautiful flower arrangement! Flowers are a great way to keep ourselves bright and cheery through the winter. The beautiful delphiniums might be blue, but they are also the perfect cure for the winter blues.

Send this unique winter flower arrangement to your someone special and cure someone of their winter grumps too!

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Winter Romance: Create Some Heat With a Radiant Bouquet!

With the hustle and bustle of Christmas just ending, now is the perfect time for you to surprise your lady with a little winter romance. She probably won’t admit it, but she did a LOT at Christmas: cooking, cleaning, shopping, gift wrapping, kid wrangling, more gift wrapping, fighting the dog off the presents and keeping the cat out of the tree… the list goes on and on.

Now is the PERFECT time to show her just how much you care. Surprise her with romantic flowers either at home or the office. She will be tickled pink to get the love and recognition from you she really.. really deserves. Sure, she probably got a ton of great gifts from you and the family, but that’s what makes sending flowers so romantic — she definitely isn’t expecting it.

Here are a few great Winter Romance ideas to get you started:

Small Rose Arrangement Cherry Red Tulup Arrangement Pink Rose Arrangement

Red is always romantic — think roses and tulips.
Pink is a great girl color. Choose hot pink for a the fun and funky girlfriend; soft pink for elegant style.
White flowers are a great choice for winter romance theme.
Favorites — to really go above and beyond, ask your local florist to use her favorite flowers in her favorite colors.
Flowers are also great for January anniversaries! (Especially sent to the office, women love that!)

So guys, start the new year on her GOOD SIDE! Send a little winter romance today!

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Beat The Winter Blues With New Years Flowers

Can you believe 2011 is just a few weeks away?! It feels like only yesterday I was planting and picking flowers in my garden, enjoying the sounds of backyard song birds, and basking in the warm breeze of summer. All of this cold weather has really got me feeling the winter blues. What’s the best way to beat the winter blues? With a party of course!

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner. Start planning your New Years party now! There’s no better way to brighten up the winter darkness than with fresh flowers. Flowers in the winter remind us that spring is just around the corner. Use beautiful white flowers for your New Year’s centerpiece. Accent with gold or silver to complete your New Year’s look! Favorite New Year’s colors include: white, silver, gold, blue, black, but of course it’s all up to you. Favorite flowers for New Year’s are: white lilys, white calla lilys, white roses, white fuji mums.

Here’s just a little inspiration to get you started:

New Year's Flowers

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