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Is the Decline of Facebook Affecting Your Floral Business?

Posted on July 10th, 2019
Floral Instagram, Florist Ecommerce, Florist Marketing, Florist Resources, florist technology, Florist Websites
Social media has had an overwhelming impact on human interaction since its inception, particularly in business. Social media has changed how people obtain information, and vastly increased the volume of content that we consume. Facebook remains the most-used social media platform, but recently its title is being threatened by another social media platform focusing on images and videos, Instagram. Origins of Facebook Inspired by unviersity face books which contain students' photos…

Flower Art: Leis and Flower Crowns!

Posted on June 5th, 2019
Blog, Floral Design, Floral Instagram, Flower Fun, Stunning Photo Galleries
It's beginning to feel a lot like summer! Let's celebrate the season with the lei and flower crown, a Hawaiian tradition with thousands of years of history. Flower artist and lei maker Ocean Dreamer (ocean_dreamerr on Instagram) has a feed full of gorgeous lei and flower crown designs for weddings and all occasions we'd like to spotlight today. The Origins of Leis Leis have been constructed of various materials including flowers, shells, leaves, nuts, feathers, and bone, but a braid of green Maile vine has been at the center of the lei…

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-flowers A 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 Holiday Confessions

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

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-image Halloween 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! …

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"…

How to Promote Your Floral Business on Instagram!

Posted on July 18th, 2018
Blog, Floral Design, Floral Instagram, Florist Ecommerce, Florist Marketing, florist technology, Florist Websites, florist-software, photos
Promoting on Instagram is a great way to gain new customers and grow your floral brand! So why aren't more floral professionals taking advantage of the Instagram community to market their flower business? Perhaps because some floral professionals don't know how to utilize Instagram to its fullest advantage. With Instagram reaching 1 billion active monthly users this past month, it's important to understand this audience. Instagram is a trendy social media platform with a lot of influence. Read on for some easy ways to get started promoting your floral business on Instagram. [caption id="attachment_11224"…

Flowers as a Side-Gig: Yea or Nay?

Posted on July 11th, 2018
Become A Floral Designer, Blog, design prepping, Floral Design, Floral Instagram, Florist Resources
 Have you dreamed of starting your own floral business, but can't quit your day job? To casual flower enthusiast, the notion to go into business with flowers can be quite compelling. But how do you manage a floral start-up when you have bills to pay? How do you turn your dream of running a floral business into a successful part-time gig? The objective is to be a successful part-time floral designer so that one you day you can quit your day job and focus on florals full-time. With work and dedication anything can be accomplished, but what can you do to make sure that your passion for flowers stabilizes you…