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Sunny Sunflowers ~ Grown in New Jersey in Season Now!

Our designers always love Sunflower season because let's face it, they are such a happy flower, right? Check out these new designs using local sunflowers. Our best selling Sunflower/Summer design is   Sunny Shores . This design just screams summer. Deep blue delphinium, vibrantly yellow roses, light blue hydrangea, yellow alstromeria, beachy grasses and fresh locally grown sunflowers are arranged in a clear glass grace vase with real sea shells on the bottom. This design has been our best seller on our website at   www.sendingsmiles.com  We've sold more  Sunny Shores  on our website than any other new design so far this July but a close second is our new and updated  Sunny's Charm . This design is super affordable at only $34.99 and includes sweet baby's breath, white daisies and 3 gorgeous sunflowers arranged in the cutest little mason jar tied with a raffia bow. not only are local sunflowers pretty because because they are grown locally, they have a very long lasting
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A walk through the shop in July 2021

A quick little walk around the shop in July 2021 to show all the new arrivals!

Do you want to become a "Plant Parent"?

  You've most likely heard the term   Plant   Parent. It just means that you take care of a plant and that you love it! Since Covid has locked many in their homes and kept them away from the office and other "indoor" space, folks have been loving becoming plant parents. Aside from the fact that living with   plants   in the home is healthy for you (they help to clean the air), taking care of a plant gives you something to look forward to. You watch your plant grown and thrive and you can take great pride by saying - "I did that"!  You might be surprised to find out that many men love picking out and receiving as  plants  as gifts. Our designer Alicia, who is an avid plant collector and since moving in with her boyfriend Erik, he's become a plant lover too. If Erik says it's ok to bring home another plant - she doesn't wait to be told twice. Our design Alanna loves decorating the patio of her apartment with beautiful green plants and her boyfriend K

Who Else is Looking Forward to a New Beginning in 2021?

  Looking Forward to a New Beginning in 2021 Georgianne Vinicombe 2 minute read We made it and so did you. We sincerely hope you are well as is your family. If you had told me back in March that we would still be living and working in the middle of a pandemic I would have told you that you were nuts. But here we are and although we are hoping for better (and safer) days ahead we have been so grateful to be here to help our customers express their love and fondness for friends, family and coworkers.  Birthdays  and  Anniversaries  are still happening and we have been helping to send well wishes for those milestones, which is more important than ever being folks are not able to get together. Of course,  get wells  and  sympathy  deliveries are being made and gifts of flowers, plants and food baskets are always appreciated during those times.  Believe it or not we actually provided flowers for a  wedding  on New Years Eve! In case you are not aware, here in New Jersey we have been capped

6 Reasons to Shop Small This Holiday Season

  Are you Shopping Small this Holiday Season? Georgianne Vinicombe 3 minute read Are you Shopping Small this holiday season? With so many more small business having great  websites  and offering both curbside pick up and delivery, your options for holiday shopping have exploded in 2020. Here at our shop we've always offered delivery ~ we are a florist, of course and that's what florists have been doing for over 100 years! As soon at the car was invented flower shops started delivering. 😉 Bring on 2020 and the pandemic and more businesses than ever are offering delivery. Are you shopping small this holiday season? If you haven't thought about it I'd love to give you some reasons why you should support your small independent  retailers this holiday season.  Small Businesses give back more to your local community. We you buy from a local business, you are supporting your town. Business pay sales tax and when you shop big box business elsewhere that money doesn't benef

Elopement Flowers, Every Bride Needs a Bouquet

  Elopement Flowers, Every Bride Needs a Bouquet ~ One of the most gratifying things to come out of the pandemic is all the e lopement  flowers we have been creating. With many couples deciding to get married right away and not wait, it's been our pleasure to create some gorgeous last minute  wedding  flowers. Some couples are getting married at their own homes while others are going to the court house. Isn't that romantic? We love it!! This  bouquet  was created this pasts weekend and the bride asked for mostly white and green to be accented with touches of blush/pastels. We used a combination of tea and spray roses, mini calla lilies, locally grown gomphrena, cut succulent plants, eucalytpus and  touches of sweet baby's breath. So soft and romantic.  One of our favorites was from a couple of weeks ago. We created a hand tied bouquet of all pink and peach flowers and pops of blue with no added greenery added. Tea and Spray roses, gerbera daisy, berries, carnations (yes, ca

Our retail shop is back open for in store shopping!! Yay!

  Our Retail Shop is Back Open for In Store Shopping Our retail shop is back open for in store shopping!! Yay! We have finally re-opened our retail store to in-store shopping after more than 5 months of doing Curbside Pick and Delivery Only. It's felt good to welcome folks back into our pretty little store. During the Pandemic, we brought in tons of new items which we highlighted mostly on our website but now you can see them in person. We have majorly expanded our line of food items to include things such as spice rubs and hot sauces, along with healthy snacks such as veggie chips and Super Food cookies. During the pandemic folks have been wanting to send gifts that pamper and support and so we have brought in more items such as spa sets, soaps and lotions, more healing crystals and even items such as sanitizing sprays and face masks. Many of these items have been added as either their own product on our website available for delivery or as "add on" items that can make y