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Giving What Your Sweetheart Prefers on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is that magical day where you spoil your sweetheart with all types of gifts to express your love. Some prefer flowers while others like chocolates. But, we, at Veldkamps Flowers, ask, why not give both? Our Valentine’s Day collection has arrived and it offers a way to offer your sweetheart everything their heart desires: • The Lasting Romance Bouquet is a mix of red roses and carnations along with pink lilies and mini carnations. It comes in a red and pink mosaic glass vase. • The Love You XO Valentine Bouquet contains red roses and mini carnations, hot pink carnations, and pink Asiatic lilies and stock in a frosted cylinder vase that has red and pink hearts and a greeting card tax that reads, “XO XO XO.” • The Cherished Love Bouquet offers red roses and carnations as well as white roses and button poms that are accented with aspidistra leaves. These are all hand arranged in a ceramic cube vase. • The Be Loved Valentine Bouquet has red roses, carnations, mini carnations, and gerbera daisies in a striped black and white ceramic vase that has a sequined red heart on the front that reads, “You & Me.”

Take Care of Your Green Plants on Houseplant Appreciation Day

Houseplant Appreciation Day is today, January 10th, which is a perfect opportunity to make sure all the indoor green plants and houseplants get the love they deserve from you. While we love these beautiful additions to our homes, we may not always know exactly how to take care of them so they keep on providing natural décor. Not all plants were created equal in terms of the sunlight, humidity, water and fertilizer they need to keep thriving. Here is a general overview on some of the various types of plants and the type of care they need: • Ferns like indirect light and moist soil, but there must be good drainage. It helps to add a tray that has been filled with pebbles and water so the fern has water but is not sitting in it. • Green foliage plants are a category that includes many varieties, such as rubber plants, ficus, dracaena, philodendron and more. These plants tend to do better without any sunlight and a moderate amount of water with good drainage for aeration and to avoid root rot. Green foliage plants also do well when fed green plant fertilizer. • Blooming plants, which include varieties like violets,

Say Thanks for Holiday Hospitality with Beautiful Flowers

While the holidays went past as a blur with numerous social events, we don’t want to forget to thank all those who showed us so much hospitality throughout the season with gifts, special cards, and even more special events and parties for Christmas and Hanukkah. Here are some ideas for showing just how thankful you were for the memories that were made this past holiday season: • The Brighten Your Day Bouquet includes peach roses, pink mini carnations and Asiatic lilies, gerbera daisies, bupleurum and variegated pittosporum in a clear glass vase. There are three sizes of flower arrangements to choose from. • The Denver Dazzler includes shades of red, yellow, and purple with flower varieties that include snapdragons, roses, chrysanthemums, gerbera daisies and alstromeria in a glass vase. • The Sunset Over Colorado Bouquet contains orange Asiatic lilies, yellow miniature calla lilies, green roses and purple lisianthus combined with dusty miller and seeded eucalyptus in a Hadley Jar vase with cork top accent piece. • In Love with Lime Bouquet is a refreshing floral display that offers pink roses, Asiatic lilies, and miniature carnations along with green button spray chrysanthemums and Bells of Ireland hand arranged in a vase.

Floral Designs for Holiday Parties in Denver

It’s that time of year again for corporate holiday parties and even that incredible New Year’s Eve bash at your home or event location. With such a special event, there is so much to think about – from food and drinks to the guest list to the decorations. One way to add a special touch to your holiday party is to use stylish and unique floral designs on every table and throughout the venue. We’ve been working with our customers throughout Denver for holiday parties in homes, offices, and event locations throughout the area for years, so we understand how to create a custom look that fits your holiday party theme and especially your budget. To give you an idea of the various looks we can put together for you, check out these items from our New Year’s collection of floral designs: • Simple Surprises Bouquet by Vera Wang offers orange roses, hot pink spray roses, pink alstromeria and pink Asiatic lilies with lush greenery in a beautiful pedestal vase. • The Beyond Brilliant Luxury Bouquet has an ombre design for a truly colorful and eye-catching look with bright pink Mokara orchids, red gerbera daisies, orange roses and yellow calla

Saying Thanks During the Holidays

As the year draws to a close and we are in the middle of the season of giving, it’s a great time to send that thank you gift to someone who has helped you throughout the year. It could be a client, teacher, or service personnel. Whoever it is, this is a perfect time of year to gift them with something special like a holiday flower arrangement. To help get you started on your hunt for the perfect thank you holiday gift, consider these Christmas flower arrangements from our holiday collection: • The Believe Mug Bouquet comes in a keepsake ceramic Santa mug that says, “Believe.” The flowers include red roses, carnations, and mini carnations along with white alstromeria and Christmas greenery. • The Holiday Cheer Bouquet includes red roses and mini carnations, white chrysanthemums, green button poms, variegated holly and holiday greenery in a red rectangular ceramic vase that has been tied with a festive ribbon. • The Holiday Traditions Bouquet is set within a hand-painted wooden sleigh that holds red roses and carnations, white alstromeria and cushion mums, and seasonal greenery. • The Send A Hug Christmas Cardinal is a hand-painted ceramic mug with cardinals that holds red

Poinsettia Day is December 12th!

Poinsettia Day is Monday, December 12th and is the perfect day to get this beautiful flowering Christmas plant for yourself to decorate your home or office as well as to gift others with this special holiday treat. At our Denver showroom and flower shop as well as through our website, we have both red and white poinsettia plants to choose from in various sizes to fit your space and budget during the holidays. We even have pink poinsettia plants this year for something truly unique that you can showcase over the holiday season. Our poinsettia plants can also be combined with other plants and flowers for a truly spectacular display in either vases or baskets to suit your style and design for this Christmas. You can even order dozens of poinsettia plants for an upcoming Christmas party or Christmas event in the Denver area. Just be sure to call or visit our Denver flower shop and talk with our staff and floral design team so we can ensure to have enough floral decorations for your upcoming Christmas event. Other options include national delivery of poinsettia plants to loved ones or clients across the country through our partner network of florists.

Start Decorating for the Holidays!

In less than three weeks, Christmas will be here so if you haven’t started decorating your home or office for the holidays, it’s time to kick that spirit into high gear. We have all the Christmas decorating supplies you will need to get it done quickly, beautifully, and cost effectively. This week, we’re going to share some great holiday floral centerpieces that are sure to brighten your home or office for the holidays. These are great flower arrangements for the holidays that you can display on a dining table, holiday party table, buffet table, foyer table or even mantle. Check out these ideas now available: • Colorado Christmas Wishes Centerpiece offers two red taper candles that seem to float upon a bed of greenery and roses along with variegated holy, red berries, and pinecones. The two larger size versions of this Christmas floral centerpiece add white Asiatic lilies. • Celebration of the Season Centerpiece is an elegant floral display with red roses and spray roses along with holiday greenery, variegated holly, gold pinecones, gold metallic brocade ribbon and three red taper candles. • Royal Christmas Centerpiece is a stunning array of alstromeria, greenery, golden pinecones, mesh ribbon, ornaments and berries

Starting Your Holiday Shopping with Us!

Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, it’s time to get serious about holiday shopping. Today is Black Friday, and our Denver flower shop is open and ready to get started with the introduction of our holiday flower and gift collection. While we encourage online shopping through our website today, on Cyber Monday, and every day, we want you to know that we have special treats planned today and tomorrow on Small Business Saturday. These are great days to support your local Denver business and boost our local economy. Online and in our Denver florist location, we offer many local products that help you to further support your local community. As a small business that has been part of the Denver community for decades, you can expect great service, unique gifts, and other value that you can’t find from online flower warehouses or grocery store florists. We are excited to share a range of new floral designs and gift items with you that are sure to make the holiday special with home and office décor as well as great gifts to send loved ones and clients. Here is just a small sampling of what we are offering this Christmas and Hanukkah:

Thanksgiving Events in Denver

Besides enjoying a delicious turkey dinner with friends and family, catching up on football, and thinking about all those fun holiday shopping days coming up, there are other things to do in Denver on Thanksgiving Day that you may want to get up off the couch and participate in. Check out these great Thanksgiving events in Denver: Run Your Yams Off at the 43rd Annual Mile High United Way Turkey Trot This annual event is one of Denver’s favorite Thanksgiving traditions. Approximately 20,000 people come out to Washington Park for the four-mile run or walk. It’s also a community celebration with a Start Village and Finish Village that includes vendors with merchandise, food, and drinks as well as a beer garden hosted by Great Divide Brewing Company. The event fee includes a T-shirt, bib with time tag, and events. The fee goes toward the United Way and provides a way to do something good for the community while enjoying the spirit of the holidays. Adults, youth, and seniors are welcome to participate. There’s also a ¼ mile family fun run included in the day’s events. Registration is available ahead of time on the Denver United Way Facebook page or at

Celebrate with Our Thanksgiving Centerpieces, Flowers, and Gifts

It’s that special time of year again where we reflect on all that we are thankful for in our lives, including family, friends, and our health and happiness. Part of this thankful season is to enjoy a special meal on Thursday, November 24th that reminds us of what we should focus on. We’re here to help decorate for this special occasion. This year’s Thanksgiving floral and gift collection of Thanksgiving centerpieces, flowers, and gifts has benn expanded to include some new and whimsical designs to decorate the home or office. In fact, our floral design team went out of their way to introduce new flower arrangements and floral centerpieces for the fall holiday. There are many more value-added and luxury flower arrangements available this year to appeal to a wider audience. We are excited to share these choices for Thanksgiving with our customers. The Thanksgiving collection has numerous traditional Thanksgiving centerpieces to choose from, including all types of cornucopia styles. Other floral centerpieces for Thanksgiving include those arranged in ceramic keepsakes pumpkins and rustic baskets. The Thanksgiving floral designs also include garden style and formal designs to suit the atmosphere and design elements of a home or office. A custom