Monthly Archives: October 2013

Halloween Romance is a Real Treat!

Halloween can be a perfect opportunity to heat up the romance with your partner. All the costumes, treats, mystery and autumn darkness allow for a spooktacular night of romance!

Candles and roses - great for both Halloween and romance!

Candles and roses – great for both Halloween and romance!

Here are a few ideas for a night of Halloween passion to remember!

– Go to the same costume party separately and don’t let each other know what you are going to dress up as. See if you can find each other at the party and solve the mystery..

– Decorate your bedroom with candles, Jack-o’-lanterns, cobweb, red rose petals or other Halloween flowers and spend the night giving each other sensual massages and enjoying fine wine..

– Go pumpkin picking together and at night carve out some good times, make it a competition or a joint effort.. either way enjoy each other’s company.

– Pick out those “special” costumes that will let you both relive your secret fantasies, and why not be someone else for a night?..

– Go for a scary walk through a graveyard or a dark forest (if you dare)…bring a flashlight!

Rent a limo and take a ride through a few graveyards (for even more fun add bottle(s) of wine and chocolates)

– Find an old bed and breakfast in a rural area and spend a night together…

– Watch a scary movie, cozy up, feed each other chocolate, enjoy some wine and see where it goes..

– Go for a hay ride or a visit a haunted house.. find a dark place and sneak in a few kisses..

How would you make your Halloween more romantic? Let us know..


BDC Small Business Week 2013 is Oct. 20-26

According to research done by the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) 99.8% of all Canadian companies are small and medium-sized businesses! Wow…

BDC Small Business WeekT official badge

When you think about it Florists are the ultimate small business! Sales, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Delivery, Technology, Marketing, Advertising all under the direction of the florist owner.  Very few businesses can match that. It’s a complex operation and you’re often dealing with many unknowns and unforeseen circumstances (incorrect delivery address, recipient not home, wrong order processed, credit card fraud, etc). It takes a lot of effort to get it done right and make everyone happy.

It’s no wonder that 97% of Canadians buy local to support the local economy. Even tough the Internet has revolutionized the way we learn about products/services and go about acquiring them, people are still preferring to deal with someone local. Someone who will better listen to them and serve them. They feel more secure in having a local florist handle such a delicate thing as a flower delivery! It goes out to show you that nothing beats a human touch.

A florist with a human touch!
52 Years in BusinessBrant Florist is a small business originally established in 1961 by Mr. and Mrs. Jones. Since 1977 the shop has been owned and operated by The Bolt family: Doyle, Tim, Elaine and Ken. By following the Golden Rule (treat every customer the way you would like to be treated) they’ve managed to win many awards and build a successful business. The endless list of positive reviews from their happy clients speak for themselves.

The shop has been processing internet orders since 1996 with a computerized network to manage and record all orders. Even tough there are plenty of florists out there, many of which sell flowers online just like Brant Florist – the amount of care and attention that The Bolt family puts into their orders are seldom matched.

To our clients – THANK YOU!

Join us as we celebrate Small Business Week 2013 and please continue to support your local businesses. It’s greatly appreciated. You can follow the official hashtag #SBW2013

History of BDC Small Business Week™
Since 1979 BDC (Business Development Bank of Canada) has been organizing and celebrating the Small Business Week™, an annual celebration of entrepreneurship in Canada. Each year tens of thousands of small and medium sized business owners get together to share their experiences, learn new things and network. Use this interactive map to find out what’s happening near you.

It’s the Sweetest Day! – Saturday Oct. 19th

Here is a day that gives you an opportunity to recognize someone who is “sweet”. Whether it’s through a kind thoughtful word, deed or small gift, remind them that they’re appreciated and not forgotten.

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
~Mark Twain

Legend has it that Sweetest Day was established around 1922 by Herbert Birch Kingston, a Cleveland, Ohio, candy company employee who wanted to bring happiness to the lives of those who often were forgotten. Him and others gave out candy and small gifts to orphans, sick people and others to let them know that someone cared.

A little recognition goes a long way.

These days the Sweetest Day is usually celebrated with loved ones and friends by giving them candy, flowers and small gifts. However, you are encouraged to follow the intent of the original holiday and find ways to recognize those in need.

Here are few popular ways to commemorate the Sweetest Day.

– Send them candy and a bouquet of fresh flowers
– Write them a note
– Treat them to a nice meal
– Help them tackle their to do list
– Show some affection
– Tell them something that will warm their heart

What are you planning to do for your “sweety” this year?