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Fresh Floral Arrivals ~

As the flower buyer I find this time of year a real challenge. Will my customers want Fall flowers or will they begin to want Winter and Christmas designs? That's hard to say but the truth is they will want access to both options and so that's what we order in and fill our website with. The video below is from a Facebook Live post I did today to show some of our fresh floral arrivals. Which flower is your favorite?

Our New Value Bouquets

Fresh Flowers + Gift Option =  A Great Value? Yes if you send one of our new value bouquets .  Did you know that 92% of women remember they received a gift of flowers. That's a pretty powerful gift and now you can send fresh flowers for only $45. Included in each bouquet is an assortment of 3 large focal flowers, 1 style of accent flowers and fresh foliage all wrapped up elegantly in fancy paper. We guarantee that there will be at least 15 stems of flowers in each bouquet and the flower selections changes daily to allow for the freshest selection. Why not send a bouquet to someone special right now? www.sendingsmiles.com - or call 609-520-2005

Announcing More Affordable Flowers ~ 7 days a week

Did you know that when someone orders from our shop we send them a survey? One of the questions we ask is "other than our shop where do you buy flowers" and the number one answer we hear is "From the Supermarket". Now we know we can't compete on convenience because most folks hit the supermarket several times per month but we can compete on freshness, price and selection. Announcing our "Buy the Bunch" program. Here's how it works. Stop in our shop to see our amazing selection of flowers by the bunch. Choose 1 fresh flower bunch for $10 or choose 3 for only $20. These bunches are not only super fresh but also a very good flower deal  with a savings as high as 50% off our "by the stem" prices.  For example this week we have by the bunch.... Roses Spray Roses Bells of Ireland Alstroemeria Ranunculus Carnations Daisies Thistle Veronica Bupleurum Jumbo Asters Gladiolus Dianthus Tulips Dendrobium Orchids and more!

When Creativity Meets Low Cost

Who says a floral design has to have tons of flowers to be memorable. Take this floral design as an example. Created using 1 stem of purple butterfly aster, 4 stems of lavender daises, 1 rose, half a hand full of foliage and purple moss with 3 simple butterflies and there you have it. An adorable floral design that looks super cute, is a nice size and is sure to bring a smile. The retail value on this design is just under $30 but imagine this being used on a buffet table for a party or even as a centerpiece. Know someone who could use a lift, this design is sure to bring a smile and make them feel loved. Birthday flowers for your favorite young lady? This will do it, don't you agree? The next time you need flowers , don't assume you have to spend big bucks to make a big impact. Just give your favorite florist some free rein and let them create something special just for you! Remember to keep it local ~ please order your flowers from a local independent business owner an

Today's $5 Friday Flower Bouquets

We are so ready for spring and we know you are too, which is why today's $5 Friday Flowers are brightly colored Spring Bouquets . Each bouquet is unique and extremely vibrant, fresh and long lasting. Why not pick up one up today? Sorry, no delivery, walk in and walk out only!  Why not check out our Facebook Page to see all the new products in our stores for Spring.  www.facebook.com/localflorist www.facebook.com/sendingsmiles

Today's FreshTen Bouquet - sunflowers and roses

I think we all need a little sun today right! While driving in to work, the temps were hovering about 5 degrees so today's FreshTen bouquet is the perfect way to warm up your home or office. Priced at only $10, this is not only a great flower deal but should give you the warm and fuzzies all week long.  Yellow roses and light sunflowers with sunny bright yellow centers! 

Affordable Flowers

Who says the only place to get cheap (low cost) flowers is at the Supermarket? Not us! Each week we offer two different flower specials. Monday's FreshTen are bouquets of unique blooms, the kinds you won't find at any Big Box Store for only $10. Ours are way fresher too with flowers arriving 3-5 times per week. Available at our Princeton store only we've featured flowers such as Mini Calla Lilies, Protea, Kale and other unique, long lasting flowers for FreshTen. This past week we offered Mini Calla lilies! Each Friday at both of our Stores (Princeton and Yardley) we offer $5 Friday Flowers ; a fresh bouquet usually valued at $10, $15 or more dollars for only $5. This past week we offered Freesia and Rose Bouquets. Do you currently follow us on Facebook? Just visit our pages each week to find out the flower specials! Click here for Princeton's Page or here for Yardley's Page . These bouquets often sell out so we make it easy to reserve. Just give us

FreshTen Once Again

At the beginning of the year we launched Fresh 10 ~ Our $10 bouquet. Similar to our $5 Fridays, we feature a different bouquet every Monday. It has been a lot of fun picking out more unique flowers and combinations. I thought it would be fun to show some of the styles we came up with over the last few months. We love finding great deals and passing them along to our customers. Being in a corporate park, it has given more of a chance for our customers to bring a bouquet to their office. If you ask me I think that's a perfect way to start off a work week. Today's FreshTen are bouquets of protea, lilies and tropical foliage's ~ for only $10, what a deal!  Our store is located in the Princeton Forrestal Village between the Westin Hotel and Cando Fitness Center. To reserve a bouquet or to place a flower order we can be reached at 609-520-2005 or shop us online at www.sendingsmiles.com  

Alstroemeria - Peruvian Lilies

Here's some fun little information about one of our favorite flowers called Alstroemeria .  Did you know that they are native to South America, specifically Brazil and Chile but we often buy them grown in Canada and California.  They are sometimes called Peruvian Lilies and each stem has a cluster of 3 to 6 blooms.  They come in colors such as red, orange, lavender, white, pink, green and even yellow like these shown here. We buy them by the case full and they are a staple for the Floral Industry . These cut flowers are very long lasting and with a fresh cut and a water change ever other day, they can last up to 2 weeks if not longer!  Many of the arrangements featured on our website www.sendingsmiles.com include this very lovely flower. They are especially wonderful because we can get them all year round and often use them in all 4 seasons of floral design. We often feature them as our $5 Friday Flower and they often sell out.  Why not visit our website to see thes

$5 Flower Friday ~ September 13th

It's that time of the week again and today we have Roses for just $5! This weeks $5 Friday flower are amazing and don't you just love the colors? Each bouquet has 6 roses in straight colors and should last long beyond the weekend. If you haven't heard about our weekly special, every Friday we have a flower deal for just $5, in time for the weekend. If you want to see what flower we are offering each week you can text FRIDAY to 555888 to be notified via text or you can check out our facebook pages at www.facebook.com/localflorist or www.facebook.com/sendingsmiles .  With 2 Flower Shop locations ~ Princeton Forrestal Village in Princeton/Plainsboro NJ and 45 E. Afton Avenue, Yardley, PA - it's our pleasure to bring you affordable flowers for your home. Why not stop in and treat yourself to a bunch? 

$5 Friday - July 5, 2013

Are you like us, stuck at home working this holiday weekend? Well then it's your lucky day. It's $5 Flower Friday and today we have fresh, happy daisy bouquets for you! Colorful bunches of pom pom daisies with ruscus foliage and solidago filler ~ the perfect way to brighten up your Holiday weekend. Stop in to either shop - Princeton Forrestal Village or 45 E. Afton Ave in Yardley , PA. While you are here, check out our sale table with candles, jewelry, toys and more; all highly discounted! 

A Few MMF Mother's Day Stats

Ever wonder what it's like to work in a flower shop during Mother's Day Week? You might be surprised to know that this holiday is larger than any other floral holiday, including Valentine's Day. At our shop it becomes a fun filled (yes, we do have fun), mad dash of assisting customers with their floral buying decisions, flower processing, floral designing and then the last ~ delivery.   Here are a few fun things you might not know about the holiday:  Our staff blossoms from 20 to almost 30 during the week of Mother's Day It takes 14 drivers to get all the deliveries done We rent at least 6 additional vans/trucks for the holiday Over 800 deliveries will be made in a few short days Our average amount our customers spend on this holiday is $77 and the customer that has spent the most on his Mother this year has purchased a $350 floral design We will sell over 3,000 roses and 2,000 carnations during Mother's Day Next to roses, the next most popular flowe

Flowers for Only $5 in Princeton and Yardley

Roses for $5? You got it, each Friday at both our flower stores located in  - Princeton, NJ and Yardley, PA we have what we call $5 Flower Fridays. Each week we offer a great fresh flower deal and today's special are rose bouquets. You don't get flowers this fresh at the Super Market and our goal is to bring you fresh product at a great price so that you can treat yourself. We think everyone should have fresh flowers in the house and we would love to sell them to you!  Our Princeton shop is open until 7 PM and Yardley until 6 PM. We'd love to see you and remember, Shop Local! 

Finding a Real Florist and Not an Order Gatherer

Don't you love the Internet? We do but with the invent of the internet came a very bad thing for florists ~ The dreaded Order Gatherer. What is an Order Gatherer you ask? It's a business who sometimes claims to be a physical floral store, located in a town where they really are not located. How do they stay in business? By acting like they are a real florist , they "gather" orders and then turn around and send them via a floral network such as Teleflora or FTD back to real florists who then fill them.  Why is this bad?  First off, it's bad for the florist, because the orders are "stolen" away from them and then often resent back to them at a lower price than the consumer pays.  Second, this is bad for the consumer because they are often paying a high fee almost $20 in some cases, that goes to the "order gatherer" directly and not into their floral gift. Some even do what we call skimming, which means they pay the florist even less than

Shamrock's for St. Patrick's Day

Keeping with the St. Patrick's Day theme, this weeks $5 Flower Friday is a small Shamrock plant decorated for the holiday weekend. We also have very cool green flower bouquets... aren't they pretty?   Haven't heard about our $5 Flower Friday specials? Each Friday we offer (at both stores of course) a special flower deal for only $5. Last week we had bouquets of iris and the week before that we had bouquets of freesia.  We know the supermarket has cheap flowers but what we try to offer are flowers you won't see in the market and ones we usually sell for $15, $20 or even $30 on other days. It's our way of making it worth your while to stop in, say hi and buy flowers from us instead of picking them up when you go shopping. In doing so, we hope you remember us for all those other special times when flowers are the perfect fit to the occasion. These little cutie of a plant are limited but we hope to see you at either of our stores ~ Princeton Forrestal Village

Carnations and Roses - Perfect Together

Roses and Carnations are 2 of my favorite flowers and I especially love them together. One of this weekends weddings has us using both types of flowers in brides maids bouquets.   The difference in texture and the slight shading difference will looks especially pretty in pictures when taken from a distance. In this case, the carnations also help with cost because our bride has quite a few attendants and needed to keep the cost down. To see these and more of our floral designs, be sure to hop over to our website at www.sendingsmiles.com  and check out some of our other blogs and videos  that talk about how to save money on your wedding flowers! 

$5 Friday - Fresh Flowers for Your Home

Did you know that we do a special every Friday at both our Princeton, NJ and Yardley, PA flower shops? It's called $5 Flower Fridays and each week we offer fresh flower bouquets at a very discounted price. Today's special are summer bouquets and aren't they just adorable? Each week we sell between 15 and 40 of these bouquets and it's our way of thanking our local customers and helping them to afford fresh flowers in their house each week. If you have never joined us for $5 Flower Fridays, we'd love to see you. Want to know what flowers are being offered ahead of time? Just text the word FRIDAY to 555888 and we'll add you to our Text list. Also, check out our Facebook Book Pages at www.facebook.com/localfloris t and www.facebook.com/sendingsmile s for advanced notice each Friday morning. Fresh flowers for just $5, you can't beat it! 

Budget Centerpiece Ideas

 I love giving helpful tips to save money when you need to decorate for wedding or other party. Here are a few of my favorites. The big, tall cylinder vases filled simply with river stones and three huge gerbers really make a big show on a table. Use them alone or pair off with other vase creations for more drama. Prices starting at $30 at our shop!  Who says a centerpiece has to be huge and have lots of flowers? These cute compotes have moss, berries, ivy and just 3 roses. Super simple but elegant, don't you think? Only $40 each.  How about starting with a vintage or quaint container like this pitcher? Add a single huge hydrangea and some greenery for a casual centerpiece . $28 each.  Have a large space to fill? How about huge vases (rentals of course) with gems, underwater lights and floating candles. What a simple way to fill in a large space and adding lighting at the same time. Expect to pay $18 to $25 per vase.  Our tri candle holders have become so popular.