It's that time again! Valentine's Day is just around the corner and I'd like to help point you in the right direction when making your flower buying decisions.
My first piece of advice is to shop local! Every dollar spent generates twice as much income for the local economy! It helps create local jobs, helps the environment by conserving fuel with less transportation, and ensures your sales taxes are reinvested where they belong - in your community!
Instead of ordering online, take the time to call the shop directly. This is very important: Let's say that you order online (not directly from the floral shop), you spend $49.99 on a beautiful bouquet, delivered. What happens next is that order gatherer sends the order to the floral shop after taking their cut of the profits. So now your order is $39.99 and delivery still has to be taken out of that. Your $49.99 bouquet is now $24.99 in flowers and $15 is for delivery. Don't let the "middle-man" take a cut of your money, call the shop directly.
Everyone loves roses for Valentine's Day but the new trends are not just a bouquet of roses, it's a mix of other beautiful flowers! Roses are expensive this time of year because florists pay much more during this period of high demand and limited supply. Get creative - even an orchid plant staged with decorative branches in a beautiful container can be a showy statement piece! Even a bunch of one type of flower can make a big impact, like 2 dozen french tulips or ranunculus.
If you want to get even more creative, have your florist create beautiful flowers to wear! A floral crown, corsage, floral ring or necklace can be a stunning way for your special someone to wear their flowers on Valentine's Day.
Best of luck and remember to get your orders in earlier than later!
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