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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:

THE GIVEAWAY

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

TO ENTER

To be entered to win;

  • You must ‘like’ our facebook page or subscribe to our blog
  • Please visit www.shalimardesigns.com 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.

EXTRA ENTRIES

* 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 http://wp.me/pSJjS-2R)


This month, I’m happy to announce our give away is for a fresh flower arrangement (valued $50). The best part – you get to pick it 🙂

I think this is a great idea as, I LOVE  fresh flowers. The colours. The smells. The beauty. Everything about flowers make me smile and I’m lucky enough to work with them every day! For most people though, we forget how special flowers are and the feeling they can evoke. From celebrating an anniversary or a birthday, to showing a friend you’re there for them, to honouring a loved one – flowers are a thoughtful gift for any occasion. But where is the thought you ask? I mean you’re JUST getting flowers!

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Well, in my opinion the ‘thought’ is when you pick flowers for someone with care and with them truly in mind. I’ll give you an example. I recently had a customer giving flowers as a gift for mother’s day. Instead of assuming what type of flowers to give, I asked the customer questions such as, what’s your mother’s favourite… flower? …colour? or is she more classic or a colourful type? etc. By asking these questions, I was then able to put together the perfect arrangement for the customer and his mother LOVED the flowers. Although the customer didn’t know what to get, by sharing with me some information about his mom, I was able to help him show how thoughtful he was.

For this contest, to win I would like to see YOUR thoughtfulness!

THE GIVEAWAY

One extremely lucky reader is going to win a beautiful fresh flower arrangement!!! $50 in value!

TO ENTER

To be entered to win;

  • You must ‘like’ our facebook page
  • Please visit www.shalimardesigns.com to select your favourite fresh flower arrangement. 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 Flower Arrangement must be $50 or less.
  • Contest is open to Canadian residents, +19. Contest closes August 12th, 2010.
  • Can enter on a daily basis but you must pick a different flower arrangement each time.

EXTRA ENTRIES

* Subscribe via email
* 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 a beautiful, fresh flowers! Value $50 http://wp.me/pSJjS-2m)

BONUS PRIZE

In the spirit of my post, I want to reward my most  ‘thoughtful’ reader with a BONUS, cute 6 piece glassware set with tray ($15). To win this prize, further to your entry, let me know why getting this arrangement would mean something to you or to someone you would give it to.


The big day is arriving and it wouldn’t be complete without the perfect corsage (and/or boutonnière). What makes a nice one? Well it depends of course on a number of things:

The colour of your dress
Your dates tie colour
What type of dress you’re wearing
If you have any allergies (or your date)
… and what your personality is! (yep, well in my opinion this matters!)

What do I mean by personality? Well, flowers can often be a form of how you express yourself – from the elegant white and pink corsage shows your modesty and only a peak of colour to a tropical floral corsage that shows off your vibrant personality. But maybe this is just me 🙂

Either way, we can create the perfect corsage for you depending on your needs – even if you’re allergic!(we can create a silk flower corsage.)

To see our promotions visit the promotion tab of our blog Call us at 905-454-4202 to learn about our student promotions or visit our website at http://www.shalimardesigns.com for more corsage pictures.


Adrienne, now a married woman!

Our good friend Adrienne got married last night to her long term boyfriend (of 11 years!) at City Hall. I got the honour of making her bouquet – something simple but contemporary, with bright colours (very reflective of her personality).

My daughter attended the wedding and from looking at the pictures, it looks like it was a really nice and cute event. The couple looks fantastic. The nice thing I heard was that Adrienne loved the flowers so much that she going to get her florist in Croatia to create the same look (their more formal wedding will be Croatia in June). Too bad I couldn’t make it her wedding there in Croatia. Imagine how great that would be!

For pictures, we’ve posted some on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=14255&id=108373002519887&l=61bc332b20

For other wedding flower bouquet ideas, visit Shalimar Flower shop at http://www.shalimardesigns.com or specifically the wedding section at http://www.shalimardesigns.com/category/occasions/wedding-party-floral/display


Shalimar Flower Shop

Shalimar Flower Shop
Located at 227 Queen Street East
www.shalimardesigns.com

Your GTA Florist, designing floral arrangements for your desired occasion and budget. Mention this blog and get 10% off your next order. Visit often for the latest tips, trends and contest giveaways!

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