You can order directly with the people who will make and deliver something special. Recently when I ordered a gift, I was able to chat with a friendly person who helped me figure out what I wanted.....not just some random 800# clerk. And, I helped a local business.
A 1-800-FLOWER place doesn't care about your best friend; your mom or your wife. But an independent florist may remember which arrangement you sent before...what color your aunt loves...and they are the people you actually speak to on the phone.
Why reroute your order through a call center? when locally-owned shops are right in your area! Here are two sites to help you locate a real flower artist:
This graphic and article was posted by Fairfield Flowers, a family-owned and operated full service Eugene, Oregon florist. They specialize in "quality flowers and personal service to both our customers and their recipients for more than 20 years". Read these notes about why choosing a locally owned florist is important.
Visit Fairfield Flowers at http://www.fairfieldfloral.com/index.htm. Make sure to check out this article as well for the scoop on wire services and "The Art of the Middleman"!
From Dover, Delaware, Jen-Mor florist offered this advice on why you may want to spend a few extra minutes to make the better choice. Their shop has been serving the community since 1971!
Visit them online at http://www.jenmor.com/ and on Facebook.
This gem was seen floating around Facebook recently. Ugh. Would you really want to take a chance??
"How do you want your flowers to show up at a funeral home? I'm sure this box has embarrassed many people. I've asked a few funeral directors how they handle this when it arrives. Most said they leave it in a back room and give to the family later. I had one tell me he puts it in the viewing room as is because he is not a floral designer. Call a real, local florist."
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