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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

Christmas Wreath’s Decorating Charm

Classic Holiday Wreath

Classic Holiday Wreath (fresh & hand-made)

Nothing heralds the celebration of Christmas like a fresh, hand-made wreath hanging on doors or in rooms for all to see and enjoy. Their qualities are unlike any other decoration. Unfortunately for some, a fresh wreath’s charm is hard to come buy – and they settle for something sitting on a shelf – or worse, a plastic imitation!

You shouldn’t have to compromise on the festive quality of your home this Christmas, which is why Brant Florist doesn’t compromise when hand-crafting your holiday decorations.

Made with real and fresh materials like the fir from a living tree, you and your family can look forward to elegant merriment as soon as you order one of our many wreaths online. Decorated with pine cones, flowers, ribbons and other festive items, the fresh Christmas wreath can also be used as a table top centerpiece.

In a season of gathering and joy, only wreaths hand-made with over 50 years of floral experience can satisfy the discerning shopping needs of a holiday maker like yourself – never compromise with mass-produced products, especially when a wreath’s purpose is to express the holiday cheer of your home.

Constructed to suit all tastes and budgets, a wreath’s message also makes for a wonderful Christmas gifts to friends, family and neighbours. Order your Christmas wreath online and send the perfect message of good tidings to someone you care about.

Selecting a Festive Colour Palette – Christmas Decorating

Holiday Wishes Bouquet by FTD

Holiday Wishes Bouquet by FTD

When decorating for Christmas, people are often inspired by Christmas flowers. Since many design professionals recommend that you choose a colour scheme before starting your holiday decorating, you can look to Christmas flowers, an important part seasonal décor, when selecting a festive colour palette. Start with your flowers and then carry the theme to other design elements.

  • Red and green – These are the standard colours of Christmas flowers and plants and, therefore, of Christmas decorating. The two colours contrast beautifully, as the continuing popularity of holly and poinsettias demonstrates. Green is also the colour of the fir and cedar boughs that are used in many homes. To add red to your evergreen sprigs, consider ribbon, bows, candles and even cranberries!
  • Red and white – Every child loves a candy cane, that enduring red and white symbol of Christmas. With all of the choices in Christmas flowers, it is easy to create floral arrangements using these two colours. Poinsettias are available in red and white. Or, go beyond traditional Christmas flowers: think carnations and chrysanthemums in striking shades of red and white, or white lilies or freesia accented by ribbon or candles. And paperwhites make a lovely and fragrant addition to holiday décor.
  • Monochromatic – Pick one colour and use various shades for decorating. Christmas flowers and plants come in so many colours that they can be easily incorporated into a monochromatic colour scheme. Try a palette of greens, from sage to spruce, or a dramatic winter white motif.
Ornament Bouquet by Teleflora

Ornament Bouquet by Teleflora

Accent your Christmas flowers in a way that suits your d̩cor. Add metallic elements for a modern look Рgold offers a stunning complement to red or winter white, and silver offers a beautiful accompaniment to green. Use natural materials for traditional decorating Рarrange pine cones and evergreen sprigs on a tray or plate, or create nosegays of twigs, leaves or flowers. With your colour palette, your imagination and a few Christmas flowers, the possibilities for festive decorations are limitless!

With Brant Florist‘s online delivery of a bouquet or flower basket gift, decorating for Christmas day has never been easier!

Christmas Flowers and Plants – Inspiring Us From Past to Present

Many traditional Christmas flowers and plants originated in pagan celebrations that long preceded our modern Christmas:
Photo of Christmas Flowers, Plants and Gifts

  • Some claim that the use of candles to decorate trees can be traced to the Roman celebrations of Saturnalia. Decorating with evergreen trees and boughs was later believed to evoke thoughts of spring, good cheer and hope.
  • The use of mistletoe dates back to the Celtic Druids who saw the plant as a symbol of peace and joy: Enemies who met under mistletoe in a forest would lay down their arms and embrace, a custom that has led to our modern habit of kissing under the mistletoe.
  • In the Middle Ages, the “masculine” holly, its green branches accented by bright red berries, and the “feminine” ivy, were used together to ward off evil spirits and to symbolize eternal life.

More modern traditions have brought us the poinsettia. Once seen as a sign of purity by the ancient Aztecs in Mexico, it is now the most popular of the Christmas flowers. A Mexican legend describes the evolution of poinsettias from Aztec symbols to Christmas flowers: A poor boy who had no money for a gift to offer Christ on Christmas Eve picked some weeds by the roadside and when he got to the church, they blossomed into the beautiful red of the poinsettia flower, causing many to claim they had witnessed a Christmas miracle.

So, if you feel inspired and wish to deck out your home or office this Christmas season, it has never been easier! Just visit Brant Florist‘s online store, view and select from our exquisite variety of Christmas Day floral decorations and easily place your online order for a prompt worldwide delivery.