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2019 Unexpected Floral Trend – Dried Flowers

Posted on February 6th, 2019
Blog, Floral Design, Floral Instagram, Florist Resources, Flower Fun, Flower History, Flower Trends, photos, Stunning Photo Galleries
2019-trends-dried-flowersA 4,000-year-old trend is making its rounds again!That's right—preserving or drying flowers date back 4,000 years ago to the Egyptians. These dried flowers were presented in funeral ceremonies, with each flower being chosen for a symbolic meaning within their religion.From Ancient Egypt to Victorian England, dried flowers are making their way back in 2019. The growing DIY movement and popularity of natural products is allowing dried florals to see a new light.This is a great opportunity to let customers know after receiving or purchasing a fresh…

Florists and Millennials: Marketing to New Generations

Posted on January 30th, 2019
Blog, design prepping, events, Floral Design, Floral Instagram, Florist Marketing, Florist Operations, Florist Profits, Florist Resources, florist technology, Florist Websites, Florists' Thoughts, Flower Trends, Opening a Flower Shop, Search Engine Optimization, seo
Florists, are you marketing to the younger generations?These days it may seem as though flowers are becoming a vintage luxury that only older generations seem to care about or can afford.Currently, the trend among Millennials seems to be houseplants. Their charm is that they require little maintenance to thrive, a tempting proposition for people who live busy and fast-paced lives. The virtual spaces that we now inhabit changes the landscape of living, requiring businesses of all kinds to quickly…

The Power of Flowers in Art: Artist Spotlight

Posted on January 23rd, 2019
Blog, Floral Design, Floral Instagram, Flower Fun, Stunning Photo Galleries
 Have you considered using flowers not just in design, but as an art medium?As…

Florist 2019 Planning

Posted on January 2nd, 2019
Blog, design prepping, events, Floral Design, Floral Holiday Tips, Floral Supplies, Florist Ecommerce, Florist Marketing, Florist Operations, Florist Point of Sale, Florist POS, Florist Profits, Mother's Day, Sympathy, Valentine's Day, wedding/events, weddings
Florist-Guide-Yearly-planningFor most florists, planning ahead is second nature. With 2019 now upon us, now is the perfect time to look ahead to the new year's holidays and slow times. January can be a slow month in the floral industry, but that doesn't…

Florist Holiday Confessions

Posted on December 14th, 2018
Christmas, events, Floral Design, Floral Holiday Tips, Floral Instagram, Floral Supplies, florist halloween, Flower Fun

We’re Thankful for Florists!

Posted on November 21st, 2018
Floral Design, Florists' Thoughts, Flower Fun, Flower History, Flower Trends, Opening a Flower Shop
The world as we know it could never manage without florists.With the holiday season on our doorstep and all the long days it entails, we want to remind you how your work brings warmth to your community and all humankind!It may sound a bit cheesy but it's a sentiment we feel is worth exploring. Florists are behind bringing so much beauty and sweet memories into the world, and your passion for the floral industry is recognized and very deeply needed. [caption id="attachment_12223" align="aligncenter"…

In Lieu of Flowers – Florists Unite

Posted on November 7th, 2018
Blog, events, Floral Design, Florist Marketing, Florist Operations, Florist Profits, Florist Resources, Funeral, Opening a Flower Shop, Sympathy
Florist-Unite-In-Lea-Of-FlowersIn Lieu of Flowers is perhaps the most detrimental 4 words in floral businessConveying compassion and respect for one's passing is traditionally defined by sending flowers. The utmost disappointment is that customers take "In Lieu Of Flowers" literally. We understand it does say "In Lieu Of Flowers," however,  that in no way means the family does not want flowers at the viewing/funeral service.As floral professionals you understand how somber a viewing/ funeral…

Spellbinding Floral Arrangements for Halloween

Posted on October 31st, 2018
Blog, events, Floral Design, Floral Holiday Tips, Floral Instagram, florist halloween, Florist Marketing, Florist Profits, Florist Resources, Flower Fun, Flower Trends, Halloween, halloween flowers, Stunning Photo Galleries
halloween-flowers-main-imageHalloween is one of the top holidays for business retailers, with sales outperforming every holiday other than Christmas.An ever-increasing number of individuals share in this fun occasion by spending millions of dollars per year on sweets, home decor, costumes, and more. Couldn't florists take advantage of Halloween?Is it because of lack of inspiration or interest, or is Halloween outside the brand? Not everything needs to be in black and white...or purple and orange!…

Florist Halloween – Tricks Of The Trade

Posted on October 31st, 2018
Blog, design prepping, events, Floral Design, Florist Marketing, Florist Profits, photos, seo
florist-halloween-tricks-of-the-tradeAdd some Tricks and Treats to your flower sales with these spell-binding tips!Halloween has gained serious recognition among business retailers and no wonder why, as adults look forward and partake in this fun holiday and are spending millions on the holiday.It is said that Halloween sales surpass every holiday except Christmas. So why aren't Florists cashing in on Halloween?  In this blog, we want to help floral businesses cash in on Halloween profits and establish long lasting  patrons. [caption…

Refreshing Floral Autumn Trends to Note!

Posted on August 29th, 2018
Floral Design, Floral Instagram, Floral Supplies, Florist Ecommerce, Florist Marketing, Florist Operations, Florist Profits, florist technology, Florist Websites, Flower Trends
Check out this season's hottest floral trends!Ah, September is almost here. For some florists, September is welcomed busier season than the long summer days. Long-sleeved shirts and beautiful rustic blooms, right? Hold on tight, because some of this year's autumn flower trends on social media are quite surprising.From unique flower combinations to exquisite new blooms, autumn is a season that encompasses all that is wondrous.[caption id="attachment_11739"…