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It's Almost December at the Shop

What a wonderful Thanksgiving we had at the shop. Over 100 floral arrangements and centerpieces were delivered the day before the holiday and everyone seemed quite pleased with their fresh flowers. Now, with December 1st  just around the corner, how thoughts turn towards the holiday. Don't let the 60 degree temps fool you, it definitely time for Christmas cheer and gift shopping.
 This year we added a new balloon bouquet to our offerings. This bouquet of 6 helium filled mylar balloons is super festive and a fun gift for kids of all ages only $34.95.
 When you walk in the front door of our Princeton shop you are greeted by our Christmas tree that is loaded with tiny stuffed animals, lolly pops and many different styles of Christmas ornaments. Each and everything on the tree is for sale, of course and many make great stocking stuffer's.
 Winter Welcome, this slate hanging sign is so pretty and can be displayed for years to come, only $14.95.
 In a rush and need to send holiday gifts? Try out our new mobile app for your smart phone and shop or mobile gift center. Search FloralApp on your market, download and use keyword "MONDAY" to shop our selection.
 Waiting for a new home.
This years Thomas Kinkade arrangement by Teleflora features music and lights up. For those who collect Thomas Kinkade, this makes a great gift.
 Poinsettias are in. The most popular color worldwide is red with over 80% of all poinsettias sold being red!
 Designer Norman decorates the inside and outside of the Princeton shop.
The Princeton shop glows at night thanks to our friends in the window that light up! To see our selection of Christmas gifts check out our website at www.sendingsmiles.com and the Christmas Gallery on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/localflorist and www.facebook.com/sendingsmiles

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