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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

Veteran’s Day in Denver

Show your support for our Denver veterans by joining in any and all of the local festivities this November 11th and the accompanying weekend. We are excited to see so many great events in Denver for Veteran’s Day: Saturday, November 12th is the Veteran’s Day Parade, which starts at 10:00am at 14th Street and W. Colfax Avenue. The parade includes many local Veteran’s organizations and supporters. This year’s parade has different aspects related to military history, including the Revolutionary War, Civil War, WW1, WW2, and many others, including featured memorabilia like uniforms, weapons, and vehicles from each conflict. Saturday, November 12th is also the Denver Veteran’s Day Festival from 12:00pm to 3:00pm, which is sponsored by U.S. Bank and hosted by the Colorado Veteran’s Project. The festival takes place in Civic Center Park and features music, food trucks, vendors, games and family activities, and vintage military vehicles. This is a free event that encourages the local community to come together and celebrate our veterans. On Sunday, November 13th at 8:00am, Toyota presents the Denver Veteran’s Day 5K and 10K runs. Hosted by the Colorado Veteran’s Project, this Veteran’s Day event is open to runners, joggers, and walkers. Every age is

Frightfully Fun Halloween Flowers!

We are excited to bring you a brand new collection of Halloween flowers and flower arrangements that make great gifts and offer a beautiful and unique way to add some spirit of Halloween to your décor whether it’s for your home or office. Our floral design team has had a lot of fun this year creating these spooky and cute Halloween flower arrangements with symbols like pumpkins, witches, ghosts, bats and more. Check out some of these great decorations for Halloween, which arrives on Monday, October 31st: • Boo-quet Bouquet comes in three sizes and provides an elegant way to celebrate this holiday. The Halloween flowers include orange roses, gerbera daisies, and carnations with bronze chyrsanthemums, red and yellow bi-colored alstromeria, and lush greenery. These gorgeous fall flowers are hand arranged in an orange tapered glass vase with a “Trick or Treat” tag on the front. • Witchy Pooch is a Halloween dog made of white carnations and colorful dried oak leaves. It’s a festive way to celebrate this spirited holiday. • Fabulous Feline for Fall is also made from white carnations and autumn-colored leaves. The kitty is displayed in a keepsake pumpkin spice container that is perfect for holding

Gift Ideas for Special Days in October

October is not just about Halloween. In fact, there are many special days in the month of October that you can celebrate by gifting someone in your life with a gift from Veldkamp’s Flowers. Here is a special gift guide for October special days for delivery throughout the Denver area as well as across the country. Sweetest Day on October 15 It makes sense to celebrate the Sweetest Day with some delicious sweets. We have all kinds of Godiva assorted chocolate boxes in various sizes and flavors, including milk chocolate or dark chocolate. These selections are available for national and local delivery. Only available for local delivery, the Sugarfina Faves Candy Tasting Box is a delightful gift with eight tasting packets, including champagne bears, peach Bellini, fruity loops, sugar lips, Sugarfina pearls, dark chocolate toffee almonds, dark chocolate sea salt caramels and Robin’s Egg caramels. It comes in a beautiful box with a tasting menu. Bosses Day on October 16 Gift baskets are a great idea to say thanks to the boss. Our Fruit & Gourmet Basket contains crackers, cookies, sausage, cheese, and a bounty of delicious fruits. It comes in three sizes. The Tee Time Gift Basket features a

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Denver

It’s that time of year again to put breast cancer at the top of our minds. All of us have known someone who has fought or is fighting breast cancer. Some have won while others have lost the battle. Either way, it’s important for all of us to keep fighting for ourselves and others. This means drawing attention to this deadly disease and calling for the need to encourage education and continue research. Pink Flowers Promote Positivity and Awareness In doing our part, we’ve put together a PINK collection of bouquets and flower arrangements for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and National Mammography Day on October 21st. Part of fighting breast cancer is having positive people and forces around you, so we’ve developed a line of pink flower arrangements to help champion that positivity. Our Pink Collection of Flowers Highlights from the PINK collection include stunning arrangements with pink flowers like roses, carnations, lilies and daisies. Various styles of pink flower arrangements are available like those with keepsake baskets and oversized drink glasses. Others come with special accents and additions like a pink teddy bear like the Pink Big Hug Bouquet. Donating to Breast Cancer Charities Certain flower arrangements from the

Time for Homecoming Flowers!

It’s time for that special time of year at all of our Denver high schools where we welcome back alumni for a special football game and dance. This is a memorable occasion for high schoolers that involves getting that great dress and tux as well as hiring a limo and celebrating this special time in their school careers. As part of the homecoming celebration, flowers play an integral role in terms of becoming part of the fashion statement while also serving as a special gift for the homecoming king and queen, on floats for the special homecoming parade, and as decorations at the homecoming dance. That’s why we have readied our special homecoming collection of corsages, boutonnieres, homecoming flowers, homecoming flowers for floats and homecoming bouquets for the coronation, offering an array of colors to match school colors as well as a wide range of fashions. There are various styles and designs that are available to suit everyone’s taste and budget. Parents will be sure to appreciate the convenience and value we add to the homecoming experience. Some highlights from the Denver collection of homecoming flowers include an array of coordinating homecoming corsages and boutonnieres. Flower choices include seasonal varieties,

Celebrate Your Community with National Good Neighbor Day

In our hectic life, we don’t often get to know our neighbors as much as we should. Having good relationships with our neighbors is a great way to bring the community closer together, helping to preserve the quality and safety of the areas where we live. National Good Neighbor Day, celebrated on September 28th, was created for that sole purpose. It’s an excellent opportunity to bring a neighborhood closer together by doing something special like a block party or neighborhood barbecue. This gives everyone the opportunity to get to know each other and create great relationships for life. Another idea for National Good Neighbor Day is to give those around you a special gift like a gift of flowers, a plant, or a gift basket. We have some gift ideas that can help you show your appreciation for your neighbors that don’t have to bust the budget: • The Grand Garden Bouquet is a charming gift for your neighbors that comes in a vintage-inspired botanical cube vase with peach spray roses, purple alstromeria, lavender cushion mums and white lilies. • The Well Done Bouquet is a sweet floral arrangement of pink roses and alstromeria, green Fuji chrysanthemums, yellow Asiatic lilies

Welcoming Autumn with a New Fall Flower Collection

The temperatures are already signaling the change in the weather, which means Autumn is just about here. We’ve been getting ready for a few weeks now by putting together a new collection of fall flowers and gifts at our Denver flower shop and for our online flower shop. The fall flower collection features some new floral designs based on suggestions from our customers and from trends our team has seen throughout the florist industry. Here are some of the highlights that you can consider for special occasions, gifts, décor and celebrations: • Bountiful Bouquet is a stunning fall flower arrangement contained in a festive ceramic pumpkin container. It features red roses, butterscotch daisies, orange Asiatic lilies, lush greenery and burgundy mini carnations. • The Turning Leaves Bouquet features orange roses, curly willow, red alstromeria and more in a keepsake, hand-glazed stoneware pot that showcases a maple leaf motif. • Fabulous Feline for Fall is an adorable display with white carnations made to look like a kitten. The flower arrangement is contained in a keepsake pumpkin container along with a mix of autumn leaves and greenery. • The Autumn Beauty Bouquet features purple stock and lisianthus as well as hot pink