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#53 | Dana D

September 10, 2010 at 10:18 pmedit

I like you on Facebook ( Dana Victoria Klippert)
I really like the FDT Brilliant Meadow Basket (C17-4145) :) I really like it for a birthday!


Thanks everyone for participating in our contest! Our October contest will come out by Wednesday this week.

Although this wasn’t a wedding I designed for – when I saw my daughter’s picture from the wedding she had attended out west, I knew I had to share them with you! These flowers were absolutely beautiful.

The florist to credit is Graham and Lane (based in Edmonton) and here are some pictures from the wedding. Aren’t they gorgeous?!

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16th Annual FTD® Good Neighbour Day®
Wednesday, September 1, 2010

FTD is celebrating its 16th annual FTD Good Neighbor Day event on September 1, 2010. This year is extra-special as FTD is  also celebrating it’s 100th Anniversary of FTD this year. FTD Good Neighbor Day was started in 1994 by FTD Member Brook Jacobs, owner of Greenbrook Flowers in Jackson, MS.

The concept of the holiday is simple: florists like Shalimar Flower Shop, give away a bouquet of flowers to people in their community encouraging each recipient to keep one for them and hand the others away to make new friends and share kindness to strangers.

Want to participate in Good Neighbour Day? All you have to do is bring a non-perishable food item to assist the Knights Table with their work with those less fortunate in Brampton to  Shalimar Flower Shop, located at 227 Queen Street East. In return you’ll get some free flowers to enjoy and share with your Neighbours! For more details, give Ila a call at 905-454-4202.

Free flowers available while supplies last.

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I’m a bit late on this contest as my daughter who helps me with this blog was out traveling for a bit. However, she’s back and we have a great contest for you.

One of the things my customers often ask me is provide a gift that is great for anyone. As some times they have someone who is picky about colours and types of flowers. Or sometimes they ask me for something that will last longer than the typical week or two. In these cases, I suggest a gift of planter basket is perfect!

This type of gift makes the perfect gift for a home or at the workplace. In the case of a planter basket, people always love adding some life to their office or home. And in the case of a gift basket – who can say no to some yummy food!

Details for this contest:


One extremely lucky reader is going to win a Planter or Gift basket!!! $50 in value!


To be entered to win;

  • You must ‘like’ our facebook page or subscribe to our blog
  • Please visit to select your favourite gift of planter basket. Let me know in a comment, which one (state the name and product code) and what occasion you would like it for (i.e. Anniversary, Birthday, etc.).
  • Selected Basket  must be $50 or less.
  • Contest is open to Canadian & US residents, +19. Contest closes Sept 30th, 2010.
  • Can enter on a daily basis but you must pick a different basket each time.


* Blog about this giveaway and leave me the link
* Follow @shalimarflowers on twitter and ReTweet this giveaway

(can be retweeted daily – leave me the links} RT @shalimarflowers WIN gift of planter basket! Value $50

Catherine B! She has won the beautiful Rose Fest flower arrangement. Congratulations!!

Our special, very thoughtful winner is, Colleen Cole, for the below entry. Colleen wins a cute, 6 piece wine set!

I would love to give the The FTD® Share My World™ Bouquet C4-4032 CA 45.99 to my SIL on August 8th. That is the day her daughter will be born at William Osler in Brampton.

This little girl has been a long time coming. Her older sister is 8 years old, and her parents have been longing for a sibling for years. Finally, next month, she will arrive.

Angela’s favourite colour is pink, and she loves roses, so I picked out this bouquet especially for her.
Thanks for offering this contest!


Thanks to everyone for participating in our contest! Details of our August contest are coming out soon! We were a bit busy with a number of wedding overs the past month, so we apologies for the delay!

As well – of course – I wanted to show that we reviewed everyone’s entries (some had multiple entries per post :S) and from the randomizer we got #7, which was Catherine in our tally.

Thanks again!

Heather! Congratulation!!!!! Thank you to everyone for participating in our first contest! We were so impressed by the number of entries and we hope you continue visiting our blog for future contests, such as our July contest to win $50 of Fresh Flowers.

If you are wondering – why only 160 entries? Well there were a number of entries that didn’t follow the rules listed onthe contest and/or where more so comments about the prize vs. being an entry. After I took out all those entries, I was left with 160 entries. I then put this into the ‘True Random Number Generator’ found at to get the number 22, which is Heather.

I apologize for not providing more real time feedback to those who were not entering properly and if you have any questions about the contest, please feel free to email me at shalimarflower [at] hotmail [dot] com

Thanks again to everyone for participating and for all the great comments about the prize! If you are interesting in purchasing this vase, we have it on sale to all our blog readers for $35! Click here to buy this product. Or to see our other products we offer at Shalimar Flower Shop, visit our website at

New to the blogging world,  I want to make sure I fairly pick the winner of the June contest. I`m going to use to select the winner, however there are a few of you that wrote multiple entries on one post. So I`m going to need some time to count the entries properly 🙂

I think what makes sense for future contests, if you can please enter each entry on a separate comment that would be SUPER helpful 🙂

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