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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)


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!

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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 http://www.random.org 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 www.shalimardesigns.com


New to the blogging world,  I want to make sure I fairly pick the winner of the June contest. I`m going to use random.org 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 🙂


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.


Wine Decanter promo, originally uploaded by Shalimar Flower Shop.

The Polish sure know how to create BEAUTIFUL glass. We`ve recently picked up a new line of Polish Glassware and Gift items and they are just gorgeous! They`re so nice, that when we discovered this line of products, we ended up buying a ton for our own home!

These artistic and stylish glassware make the perfect gift, as they`re unique, high quality and just truly stunning.

From June 12-July 12, we are having a contest to WIN one of these beautiful wine decanters.

THE GIVEAWAY

One extremely lucky reader is going to win their own beautiful mouth blown, polish wine decanter!!! $50 in value!

TO ENTER

To be entered to win this beautiful wine decanter, let  me know what`s your favourite flower is and like our facebook page . Contest is open to Canadian residents. Contest closes July 12th, 2010.

EXTRA ENTRIES

* Like Shalimar Flower Shop on facebook
* 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, mouth blown Polish Wine Decanter! Value $50 http://wp.me/pSJjS-16)

Wine Decanter

Perfect gift - could be yours!


Adrienne was previously mentioned in our blog on her civil wedding, however soon to come is her wedding in Croatia! To get ready for the wedding however, there was of course the bridal shower. As such, this past weekend my daughter and I attended our good friend Adrienne’s bridal shower! It was a beautiful event and we thank her for having us.

The bridal shower was hosted at her Maid of Honor’s condo party room, which had a stylish and modern decor. To decorate the room, we stayed consistent with her wedding bouquet – using bright and colourful flowers. She didn’t want the flowers to be too overpowering so we used fairly low vases for the center pieces. To see more selection of wedding or bridal flowers, please visit our website at http://www.shalimardesigns.com/wedding/occasions/display

Adrienne also used our rental floral decor, which gave her the option to have more floral presence, but affordably. If interested in this service, please visit our location at 227 Queen Street East to see all our items and pricing.


Shalimar Flower Shop

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

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