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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 Flowers with Keepsake Gifts make a Perfect Pairing from Brant Florist

With the Christmas season fast approaching more than a few of us are procrastinating about our holiday gift lists. It’s not that we dislike treating the special people in our lives to thoughtful gifts; it’s just that deciding on that perfect gift, not to mention fighting crowds in the mall to purchase it can be more than we bargain for during this busy time of year.  Thankfully Brant Florist makes sending holiday gifts easy. What could express appreciation for family, friends and co-workers more beautifully than hand delivered Christmas flowers?

What continues to make our busiest time of year most enjoyable is to hear the positive feedback from our customers. They often pass on the comments of the recipient telling us that the flowers were gorgeous and well received! This is music to our ears and is confirmation that we continue to do things right after 50 years in business.

This Christmas is no exception. We offer 100’s of Christmas flower ideas, poinsettias, fruit baskets, gourmet Christmas gift baskets and plants that are perfect for holiday gift giving. This year, we are also excited to offer limited edition keepsake gifts with many of our flower selections. After enjoying the flowers, the keepsake gift keeps giving enjoyment for years to come.

Here are a few of our most popular flower and keepsake gift offerings for Christmas 2011:

Thomas Kinkade Flower Arrangement

Red spray roses, white button spray mums, red berries, festive greens and holly surround a treasured Thomas Kinkade Christmas Carolers collectible that is sure to be enjoyed for years to come. This Thomas Kinkade keepsake gift is beautifully sculpted, hand-painted and magically, the cottage lights up and plays Deck the Halls sung by the carolers!

Always Merry Centerpiece

Always Merry Centerpiece

Always Merry Centerpiece

A welcome addition to anyone’s holiday décor, this gorgeous Christmas flower arrangement features red roses, red/white spray roses, holly and holiday greens in a stunning hand blown red and green glass bowl.  What a lovely keepsake gift to be used for many Christmas gatherings to come!

FTD Season’s Greetings Bouquet

FTD Season’s Greetings Bouquet

FTD Season’s Greetings Bouquet

Here’s a holiday gift that is sure to express your warmest wishes. White roses, mini white carnations and festive greens make a fresh holiday statement in a keepsake ornament inspired ceramic container with lid. It’s the perfect, fun gift for any of the treasured friends, family or co-workers on your list.

FTD Glad Tidings Bouquet

FTD Glad Tidings Bouquet

FTD Glad Tidings Bouquet

This charming holiday inspired bouquet boasts classic red roses and red spray roses together with holiday greens that are gorgeously arranged in a designer clear glass vase. They will love the flowers during the holidays and cherish the vase for many years!

Many of these flowers with gift selections are available in limited quantities only. Call or visit www.brantflorist.com today to order your perfect holiday gift easily and quickly. Same day delivery is available with USA and Canadian orders and next day service is available with international orders through our FTD, Teleflora and Interflora Worldwide florist partners.