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More Affordable Gift Ideas for Valentine's Day

Who says you have to send red roses on Valentine's Day? If you ask the average woman if Red Rose are her favorite, most will tell you no. Don't believe me? Try asking them. Year round we sell lots and lots of red roses but we also sell roses in other colors such as peach (like above), pink, yellow, orange, white and even purple. What not think out of the box (and save some money) but sending something other than red this year?
 Speaking of doing something different, why not send a flower other than roses? A vase of colorful gerbers is fun and flirty. Add a card message like "I saw this flower this morning and I thought it was the most beautiful thing I ever saw, until I saw you". Ok, who wouldn't melt with that!!
How about adding a hand written note to the center of this frame and then below it a picture of the two of you?
These sweet champagne glasses are the perfect gift. Making a special dinner at home? Have these at each place setting and then bring them …

Wedding Awards for 2012

It's not a secret around here that we do weddings, we love to do weddings and we do lots of them. So as you can imagine we were super happy to win both the Wedding Wire Brides Choice Award and to be a Knot Best of Wedding Pick for 2012 again this year.
Both awards are chosen because couples liked our flowers and our service. We could not be more proud! People often ask if we make a lot of money doing weddings and the answer I always give is: not really, but it is our claim to fame. It's our time to really shine, to show what we can do.
We love flowers and we love arranging them but weddings are special. You only get that one chance, that one day, to make the flowers perfect. Tons and tons of effort and time go into pulling off a wedding for a bride and groom and so although not one of the more profitable parts of our business, it certainly is the most gratifying. We think our flowers add something special to the day and we hope they are remembered long after the day is ove…

Affordable Gift Ideas for Valentine's Day

I know, I know, there are some folks out there that absolutely hate holidays like Valentine's Day. They think they were invented by gift companies to take money out of their pockets. Well, I don't think that's true but whether you spend a lot on your Valentine or not, I do think it's nice to at least recognize the day with a special treat or gift. This year we've order in lots of thoughtful gifts that are not only cute but really affordable. I remember when I was in high school, all I wanted from my guy was a cute card that said he loved me. I can tell you for sure when I was 16 or 17, if I received this card, I would have been a happy girl. We have lots of cards to choose from priced from .99 to $3.50. Now that's affordable right?
 What about this sweet love picture frame. Add a photo of the two of you, wrap it up and imagine their surprise. This frame is priced right and comes in a really nice gift box.
 We love these little boxes!! We plan on making flor…

Time to Reorganize and Refresh!

Isn't January the perfect time to Reorganize and Refresh? If you are in retail, it really is! This January has been no exception for us. This year, right after new years, we did a complete reorganization of our Floral Design area. Not only was it our chance to really do a good cleaning but also look to at our space from a production point of view. We've always had space for 6 designers to work at one time but it was a bit more disjointed than I would have liked. Moving our storage units and flipping the design benches, now all 6 designers can work near each other, sharing flowers, design recipe books and other materials in a more efficient manner. Now the designers are all only steps away from the flower cooler, the sinks and everything else they need to complete their designs quickly.

Did you know that at our Princeton location that we have 2 large coolers - one that measures 12 feet by 15 feet and another that is 12 feet by 9 feet? Having the flowers stored and organize in…

What's New for 2012

With Valentine's Day just around the corner and spring beyond that (yes, I'm thinking towards spring) it's always nice to freshen up our website and add new floral offerings. Starting off 2012 right mean adding some fun, colorful arrangements to our product mix.
 Below are just a few of what we added to our website this week - www.sendingsmiles.com.   Oh and don't forget to order your Valentine's Day flowers early!! Save $5 anytime by using promotion code SMILE2 








Just a Bit of Purple

Over a year ago I wrote a blog that focused on the Color Purple (hey, wasn't that a movie with Whoopie Goldberg and Oprah) and here we are beginning a new year and the color purple is still hot, hot, hot!! I've been meeting with brides left and right and the color purple is still showing up as dominate color for this year in wedding designs. The above centerpieces were created for our very own Sheryl's sisters wedding. Everything was purple, including the floral centerpieces that were made from hydrangeas in a variety of shading.
This bouquet being made by our designer has pops of purple statice along with rich red roses and deep blue delphinium.
 These simple brides maids bouquets were just the perfect shade to match their deep purple/fuchsia gowns.  Bride Naomi wanted a Royal feel to her wedding day and so we took apart purple hydrangea blooms and sprinkled them down the aisle at the Nassau Inn.  Two different shades of purple daisies created these elegant kissing b…

What's New at the Shop - January 2012

I have to say, that this past year we had lots of fun bringing in new giftware items. The different gifts we brought in for Christmas sold so well that we decided to really punch up the volume of gifts at the shop this spring. That being said, it didn't take me long to hop on my favorite gift websites and stock up. Coffee mugs sold extremely well for Christmas and so these mugs above should be popular to. My favorite one is actually hidden in the back and says "Stop me before I volunteer again". :o)
 These little kitty banks are so cute and will be affordable additions to flower arrangements and goodie bags for birthdays and new babies, don't you think?
 The wine glasses we had this past holiday sold completely out and so having these everyday styles will be a great additon to our giftware. These glasses have funny sayings and colorful designs. Personally, I love anything with poka dots!
 I brought in these lanterns for the spring and couldn't help but displ…

Party Themes

Having a party or wedding in 2012? How about considering having a theme? In the case of these wedding centerpieces, they fit the overall summer beach theme and didn't have to be complex. Imagine how pretty these looked when the sun went down and the candles were lit. An easy do it yourself project or in our case something we created and set up for the couple and only $25 per table. Bigger is not always better and choosing a theme allows you to be creative without breaking the bank! To see this and other design ideas visit our wedding website at www.perfectweddingflowers.com or check out our facebook page at www.facebook.com/localflorist

Five Dollar Friday

Did you know that every Friday we have a $5.00 flower special? Each Friday morning we decide as a team what we want to offer and then we post it on our facebook page at www.facebook.com/localflorist and www.facebook.com/sendingsmiles.
What makes it special is the price! At a retail value of usually $10 to $25, the $5 price tag gives our customers an affordable way to have flowers in their home every week. Feel free to call ahead to reserve your bouquet or just to find out what flowers are being offered! We'd love to see you this or any other Friday. 111 Main Street, Princeton Forrestal Village (just up from the Westin Hotel) and 45 E. Afton Ave, Yardley, PA.