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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

National Grandparents’ Day is September 11th

This Sunday is the time to officially celebrate your grandparents even if you give them love the whole year round. The special day is the perfect excuse to send them a gift whether they are local or somewhere else in the country. We can help you whether they are located near or far with a wide selection of floral and plant gifts that offer various colors, styles, and prices to fit everyone’s expectations. Our floral design team is excited to show off some great floral designs that are sure to set your gift for National Grandparents’ Day aside from all the rest. Here are some ideas to get you started for your planning for National Grandparents’ Day: • The Autumn Splendor Bouquet includes yellow roses and alstromeria, burgundy Asiatic lilies and cushion poms, and yellow solidago and carnations. It comes in a stunning jeweled glass vase. • The Country Charm Bouquet offers orange carnations, fall daisies, chrysanthemums and brown hypericum berries displayed in a rope covered cube vase that has been accented with dried oak leaves and a fall bow. • Garden of Grandeur for Fall has bi-color roses, sunflowers, monte casino, dried lotus pods and folded aspidistra leaves in

Celebrate September Birthdays with a Gift From Our Birthday Collection

September may mean that there are many birthday celebrations to think about among your friends and family. We’re here to help with a birthday collection of more than 65 different flower arrangements and bouquets that provide something for every taste and budget. To illustrate the diverse and unique range that our floral design team has created in our Denver flower shop, check out these different birthday bouquets: • The Birthday Wishes Bouquet from FTD has stargazer lilies, roses, mini carnations, double lisianthus and lush greenery in a red glass vase with a metal tag that says, “Birthday.” • The Birthday Brights Bouquet has purple stock, hot pink gerbera daisies, orange roses, yellow chrysanthemums, orange carnations, green button poms, bupleurum and lush greenery within a rectangular ceramic vase with color striping and a “Happy Birthday” wish. • The Fun ‘N Festive Bouquet has green button chrysanthemums, yellow cushion chrysanthemums, red carnations, orange roses, and greenery all contained in a festive keepsake mug. • The Get to Celebrate Birthday Bouquethas pink roses, lavender stock, orange Asiatic lilies, hot pink carnations, green button poms, yellow daisies and lush greenery in a rectangular orange ceramic vase that has been tied with a polka dot

Kiss and Make-up Day and Just Because Day Offer Great Excuses to Send Flowers!

There always is a good reason to send flowers, especially during a month like August that has so many special days and weeks. Remember that it is also National Romance Month plus August 25-31st is Be Kind to Humankind Week. Additionally, Kiss and Make Up Day is August 25th and Just Because Day is August 27th. That’s a lot of reasons to send someone special flowers this month! Here are some of our flower ideas for these special days during the month of August: • Purple Pop Bouquet offers lavender roses, and carnations with daisies, fuchsia mini carnations, green button poms, and white alstromeria all arranged in a violet purple square gathering vase. • The Beyond Brilliant Luxury Bouquet features an ombre design with bring pink mokara orchids feeding into red gerbera daisies and then folding into bright orange roses and yellow calla lilies. • The Pink Exuberance Bouquet has a deep berry glass vase set in a black metal holder that offers roses, gerbera daisies, spray roses and alstromeria. • The Citrus Smiles Bouquet features a mix of orange roses, dark pink and green carnations, and yellow mums in a glass cube. • The Beyond Blue Bouquet includes Asiatic

Thanking Friends During Friendship Week

The third week in August is traditionally Friendship Week. This year it is August 21st through August 27th so this is an opportunity to remind your friends just how much they mean to you and thank them for being there, listening, and having fun together. Friendships are often hard to find and make so when those special people come along that really make a difference in your life, it’s nice to let them know you value them. One of the most beautiful collections we have is the Better Homes and Gardens collection of floral designs. These sweet floral designs are a great example of the type of flower arrangements you might select for Friendship Week. Here are a few of the floral designs from that collection: • The Sunlit Meadows Bouquet has sunflowers, spray roses, mini carnations and daisies arranged in a ribbed aqua blue glass vase. • The Community Garden Bouquet features purple stock, golden alstromeria, yellow gerbera daisies, green button poms and purple Matsumoto aster in a lantern style vase that has been painted spring green. • The Pink Exuberance Bouquet offers roses and spray roses along with alstromeria and gerbera daisies in a deep berry glass vase

Celebrate National Smile Week in Denver and Around the Country

During the second week of each August, National Smile Week is celebrated throughout the country, including right here in Denver. It’s a positive celebration designed to make others feel better. It doesn’t take much to smile but it does so much in terms of mood and mental wellbeing. A smile can turn a person’s day around. This is a great time to think about who in your life you can bring a smile to with the gift of flowers, which are designed to make someone else happy. We have some great floral gift ideas that may help bring that smile to someone’s face. A great idea is our summer flower arrangements many of which are currently on sale like these beauties: • The Sunlit Wishes Bouquet has bright flowers like white stock, purple iris, lavender Monte Casino, orange mini carnations and roses, and yellow Asiatic lilies in a ceramic illusion vase that looks like a leaf-lined glass pillar. • The Garden Delight Bouquet has gerbera daisies, roses, spider mums and more in an art deco inspired vase. • Seaside Oasis is a sublime display of orange bi-color roses, yellow spray roses, yarrow, solidago, fern, salal, and orange dahlias in a