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Amazon saves you money … but not on flowers?

Checkout our NEW Christmas flowers!

Checkout our NEW Christmas flowers!

Hi, it’s Ken Bolt from Brant Florist and in our industry we have this “problem” and it’s getting a bit out of hand.

You see, people think that ordering flowers from a flower shop means they’ll get the flowers from that shop. And in most cases the person ordering also thinks they’ll get precisely what they see in the “professionally photo-shopped picture!”

It leads to all sorts of challenges. Mostly unhappy recipients and unhappy clients 🙁

Which is why today I wanted to tell you why I love Amazon but don’t recommend them for everything.

It’s getting closer to the ‘silly season’ when people’s patience is tried and Moms and Dads everywhere try and get the perfect gift for their friends, family and of course their children.

And I must admit that I love shopping on Amazon for gifts. You can get things at a great price (usually) and you can even have the item gift wrapped with a card! How perfect is that?

Then someone mentioned you can also buy flowers there too … I groaned. Not because Amazon is doing anything wrong – far from it! But it’s about how the flowers are ordered and shipped.

Let me explain.

You see, if you order flowers from us for local delivery we personally pick and pack the flowers and take them to the person you selected.

If you order from us and the delivery is outside our local delivery zone, we call on our special network of select florists and once again personally arrange for the flowers to be picked and sent to the person you selected. Of course they’re not from our store, but they are from our approved associate store – and they’re still guaranteed!

But when you order from Amazon you are placing an order which gets brokered to whomever is handling that product and it gets shipped from there. No personal attention and multiple layers of processing.

Hey, it’s efficient enough and while I’ve read the reviews and people are happy enough with the results, the general feelings from those who took the time to comment is as follows: “too expensive” … “impersonal”

I love Amazon, I really do. In fact I’m a little jealous of Jeff Bezos for coming up with the idea before me. But all kidding aside, ordering flowers from a broker simply layers in costs you don’t need.

So if you want to send flowers to someone special this Christmas and holiday season, might I ask you use us. We guarantee you’ll be happy and you’ll be saving money too.

Checkout our updated Christmas flowers, plants and Poinsettia page for the latest offers and save.

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

Your friend,

Ken Bolt


Have a Very Merry Christmas from all of us at Brant Florist

What Color Are Your Christmas Flowers?

‘Tis the season to deck the halls! What colors have you chosen to make your home holiday ready? For some, it’s the traditional hues of red and green that makes Christmas feel right. Others will seek a more modern vibe through unconventional colors. Love pink? Embrace it and pair hot pink with silver or gold or both! It’s your Christmas and you need to feel good about the colors that surround you during the holidays.  And that goes for your Christmas flowers too.

Fresh flowers make us feel good and they look beautiful, so go ahead and add them in as part of your holiday displays. Christmas flowers come in all kinds of colors and forms from festive table top centerpieces, to fanciful Christmas arrangements to elegant bouquets! With floral designs ranging from traditional to modern, simply choose your style and colors and let an expert florist help you effortlessly incorporate Christmas flowers into your holiday decorating.

Snowy Night Bouquet by Teleflora

Snowy Night Bouquet by Teleflora

If red and green is your thing, nothing says Happy Holidays like red poinsettias! Place a table runner on the dinning table, side board or counter and group three red poinsettias together for huge impact.  The showy poinsettia blooms along with their large green leaves and sturdy stems add a great dose of red and green into your home. Want red to be the predominant color? Use long stemmed red roses in a tall vase for a classic yet elegant look. If you love red and white together, consider the Snowy Night Bouquet by Teleflora with red and white roses in a cube vase. Simple and stylish floral designs are soothing to come home to during the hustle and bustle of the season.

Christmas Garland

Christmas Garland

Love green? Use lots of greenery on the mantle paired with gold or silver ornaments in shiny or matte. Ask your florist for pale green flowers or if you dare, try some spunky lime ones. If blue is your go to color year round, (everything from jewel toned peacock blue to baby blue to sky blue), use it for your holiday displays too. You can mix blue with white, silver or gold or both metallics. White flowers can be incorporated into the blue theme by placing them in a blue vase or wrapping a clear glass vase with coordinating blue ribbon.

Phalaenopsis Orchid Plant Lavender or White

Phalaenopsis Orchid Plant Lavender or White

Pink adds a pop of color to your holiday displays and a grouping of pink orchids next to a snowy white bowl of silver and gold metallic ornaments can look current and fresh. However, if all this talk of color is too much of a commitment for you, try classic winter white hued flowers.  White will always look just right in your home.

Just remember that there are no rules about the colors to use when decorating for Christmas. Just follow your heart and decorate with whatever colors lift your spirits. For a cohesive and consistent look, simply carry your color theme throughout your decorating and onto the tree. Don’t forget, a florist can help bring clarity to your holiday color vision with fabulous Christmas flowers.

Send a Little Joy with Christmas Flowers by Brant Florist

For 50 years, our family run retail shop has been helping families like yours prepare for the holidays. Like you, we love fresh flowers and this year we’ve assembled our very best Christmas gift collection ever. Preview our Christmas Flower Products online and see how easy it is to send a little joy. We have a festive assortment of Christmas flowers, poinsettias, Christmas planters, holiday centerpieces, fruit baskets, and gourmet gift baskets.

Brant Florist is known for exceptional service and fresh flowers so it’s no surprise that we’ve made sending holiday cheer with beautiful flowers easy for you. We’ll cross off names on your gift list by taking care of hand-delivering our beautiful, hand-arranged Christmas flowers with same day delivery available in Canada and the U.S. and next day delivery abroad.

Visit our website to design your own Christmas arrangement, browse through our Brant Florist originals or select from 100s of Christmas 2011 arrangements and bouquets. We continue to offer the best of FTD Christmas Floral Arrangements and Teleflora Christmas Floral Arrangements. Once you take a peak, we are certain you’ll be as excited about our new holiday floral selection as we are!

Here is a preview of what’s new:

Holiday Bliss by FTD

Holiday Bliss by FTD

Holiday Bliss by FTD – Just right for holiday gift giving. A clear glass bubble bowl is arranged with red roses and spray roses and is accented with green berries, green holiday balls and taffeta ribbon. What better way to say, “Happy Holidays” to someone special!

Glowing Elegance by FTD

Glowing Elegance by FTD

Glowing Elegance by FTD – Winter white is oh, so festive and this holiday centerpiece features white Asiatic lilies, carnations and chrysanthemums. It’s accented with holiday greens, pinecones, sheer copper ribbon and is surrounded by three white taper candles.

Holiday Homecoming Planter Basket

Holiday Homecoming Planter Basket

Holiday Homecoming Planter Basket – A very merry red poinsettia and other plants are nestled together in a great wicker basket and will arrive dressed with a festive ribbon.

Corporate Gift Baskets

Fruit and Sweets Christmas Basket

Fruit and Sweets Christmas Basket

Fruit and Sweets Christmas Basket – Brant Florist offer s a large selection of fruit and Christmas gourmet gift baskets. This basket includes fresh green, red and yellow apples, bananas, pears and tangerines arranged with an assortment of gourmet chocolate bars and cookies. Christmas holly and red ribbons complete this fabulous gift basket.

Whether you are looking to send the perfect gift to your grandmother half way across the world, are in need of a Christmas centerpiece for your own holiday entertaining or are in charge of corporate gifts at work, Brant Florist has your holiday gift list covered!

This holiday season we will be honored to bring a little Christmas joy into your home and into the homes of those close to your heart. We appreciate your loyalty and great taste. Happy holidays to all!