Bright and Beautiful Blooms for Summer Birthday Celebrations

Blog_Peoples Signature Design-GerberasOften, the summer time is full of birthday celebrations between friends, family, and colleagues. So this may mean trying to wrack your brain for the best gifts to give. However, with our help, we can show you how our summer birthday flower collection can deliver something bright, beautiful, and budget-friendly.

Whether you visit any one of our Albuquerque flower shops or you shop online where we have over 75 products listed under our birthday shopping tab, you are sure to find something that suits each birthday plus fits into your budget. Here are some of our customer favorites:

EUROPEAN GARDEN

This flower arrangement includes a lovely combination of blooming and foliage plants in a 14 ” basket wrapped with a big bow.

JUST HAPPY BOUQUET

This cheerful display of flowers includes roses, lilies and gerbera daisies in bright bold colors will brighten any day! feb25p1

LILIES & LEMONS

This flower display has a unique and sunny arrangement of yellow lilies, button mums, and solidago in a bubble bowl that has been lined with fresh lemon and lime slices.

BOLD ‘N BEAUTIFUL

These bold colors are a lively way to wish someone a special birthday. It is a stunning flower arrangement that combines lilies, roses, and gerberas.

DAZZLER

Dazzle that special someone on their birthday with this gorgeous bouquet with flowers in various shades of red, yellow, pink and purple. This includes our freshest garden blooms displayed in a clear glass vase. teacherp2

GERBERA SUMMER GARDEN

Bright colors are the best way to celebrate a birthday. This happy garden style arrangement features gerbera daisies, carnations, and alstromeria.

LUSCIOUS LAVENDER

Lavender roses and silvery dusty miller are showcased in this lush garden style cube arrangement that makes a sweet birthday gift for that special someone.

SIMPLE PERFECTION

Bright and bold, this is a garden style fan-shape flower arrangement that features an array of fresh blooms in contrasting colors. friendshipp1

Additional value includes our many sales and promotions, exclusive discounts by joining our Facebook page, and our Petal Rewards program that provides rewards for every dollar you spend.

Besides these flower options, don’t forget that we have balloons, greeting cards, gift baskets, delicious treats, stuffed animals and more that you can add on to your flower order.

 

Our birthday products are available for shipment throughout New Mexico as well as anywhere in the country so you can make sure to cover all the birthdays this summer with one flower partner.

4th of July Celebrations in Albuquerque

patrioticsaluteIt’s the time for picnics, parades, family and fun and especially spectacular fireworks. We’ve rounded up a list of events in Albuquerque as well as provided some ideas for patriotic flower arrangements available from Peoples Flower Shops.12 Roses

Albuquerque Events for the 4th of July

About.com has a list of events in the Albuquerque area, including fireworks and parades. Here are some of the highlights:

Rio Rancho Fireworks Event
The city of Rio Rancho always puts on a fireworks display for the 4th of July at the Rio Rancho High School football stadium. In addition to the fireworks, there will be live music, food, and kids’ activities.

Socorro Fireworks, Concert and Celebration
The outdoor festival features music, a water slide, jumpers, family activities and New Mexico Tech’s fireworks display. It’s free and is located at Macey Center on New Mexico Tech’s campus.

Pancakes on the Plaza
Pancakes on the Plaza brings together communities around Santa Fe to celebrate the 4th of July while providing proceeds to those in need. There is also a classic car show, children’s activities, a silent auction, entertainment and an arts and crafts show.  stpaddys1

Santa Fe Wine Festival
The annual festival takes place at El Rancho de las Golondrinas on July 5 and 6. There will be local wines, live music, food, traditional agricultural products, and arts and crafts for sale.memorialp2

Rio Rancho 4th of July Parade and Bike Decorating Contest
The city of Rio Rancho has a parade every year that starts at Country Club Drive and continues down Southern Boulevard, ending on Pinetree Road near the library and Veterans Park. Children and their parents can decorate their bikes and join the parade while winning prizes for their decorated bikes.

Our Patriotic Flowers

Our floral design teams love creating patriotic flower arrangements like these, using a wide range of red, white, and blue flowers for everything from patriotic centerpieces, flower arrangements, and bouquets to patriotic wreaths, garlands, and parade float flowers.

Come in an work with our floral design team at the Albuquerque flower shop location nearest you and create something special for your 4th of July celebration.

 

Happy 4th from the Peoples Flower Shops Team

On behalf of our entire staff at all of our Albuquerque flower shop locations, we would like to wish each of you a fun and safe 4th of July! We recognize and appreciate that this is a time to reflect on how much we value the independence and freedom we have as a country.

Starting the Summer Right

feb25p1Summer is full of reasons to celebrate with flowers. This is the start of a busy wedding season plus events, birthdays, anniversaries, and new babies. Plus, there is Fourth of July all of which can be enhanced with the beauty of flowers. Here are some of our summer flower selections.

It’s Still National Rose Month

Each year, the month of June is designated as National Rose Month. There are still a few days left to celebrate this occasion by checking out our selection of premium, high-quality roses in a range of colors, sizes, and designs. We can create an arrangement with everything from one to multiple dozens of roses in hues of yellow, red, pink, white and lavender.jan20p3

Summer Selections of Flowers and Gifts

To celebrate the arrival of summer, we have put together a delightful selection of summer flower arrangements and gifts for you to enjoy. Here are some of our favorites:

  • A favorite summer flower among our customers and our staff is the sunflower, so we are excited they are here and we are adding them to many of our floral designs as well as offering them on their own.
  • Victorian Summer is a garden style, vintage arrangement with stunning colors and blooms arranged in a tall glass vase.
  • When life gives you lemons, we suggest getting this unique flower arrangement called Life’s Lemonade, which features a vase full of sliced lemons along with brilliant and bold yellow flowers in an array of varieties.teacherp1
  • Our Gerbera Summer highlights the bold colors of gerbera daisies in an arrangement served up in a tall vase.
  • Summer Sherbet is a sweet arrangement in a short vase with bursts of brilliant colors and plenty of greenery.
  • One of the more elegant summer flower arrangements we offer is Heavenly Dreams, which includes white lilies, blue delphinium, and purple and green blossoms for a stunning look.

A great summer gift item is our Sweet Squeeze Package. This lemonade gift includes a gift set to enjoy and refresh over the summer months. The gift set comes with a natural lemonade mix made with real lemon pulp, a pair of old-fashioned glass mugs, and vintage paper straws.teacherp4

Lastly, the Fresh and Fruity Gift Tower contains a delicious combination of the sweetest and juiciest pears, apples, and oranges as well as such savory treats as cheese, crackers, summer sausage, hot and sweet mustard and assorted California nuts. Also included are some tempting fruit candies.

June is National Rose Month

B Top Selling FlowersOne of our favorite months of the year has arrived – June. It’s a month of weddings, events, graduation and many other celebrations most of which feature one of the most beautiful varieties of flowers – the rose.

It’s fitting then that June has been designated as National Rose Month to recognize this beauty during the month it is blooming. As a spring and summer flower, roses are in full bloom everywhere we look and with the flower farm partners that we work with each year to deliver the freshest premium long-stem roses.Yellow Roses

Our rose collection is available to offer the very best in color, selection, size and variety to suit every occasion and budget. This includes traditional hues like red as well as special colors and favorites like yellow, lavender, pink and white.

Through our online store, you can also view some of the many rose arrangements that you can use for an event or flower centerpiece at a wedding.

You can enjoy everything from a single long stem rose in a bud vase to a bouquet of a dozen roses to an extravagant flower arrangement that features dozens and dozens of roses. Our online selection features upgrade options so you can send a larger display of a particular rose arrangement that has been features there.TY1

Of course, we also offer a custom flower, event flower, and wedding flower service where these roses can take center stage as part of your unique vision and the handiwork of our exceptionally talented and skilled floral design team.

Our custom flower design services allow you to bring in a special container or vase to further personalize your custom rose arrangement. You can also design a wedding bouquet or corsage with these beautiful roses.

Summer Sherbert bouquet

Summer Sherbert

We offer delivery service throughout the Albuquerque and New Mexico area as well as on a national basis so you can share these beautiful roses with all your loved ones for the many special occasions you have or as a “just because” gift.

Be sure to come in and see the roses in our Albuquerque flower shop so you can experience the quality, freshness, and beauty for yourself!

April is National Customer Loyalty Month

Blog_Peoples Signature Design-GerberasOur philosophy at Peoples Flowers Shops is that customer service and the need to keep customer loyal is an all-the-time effort, 24/7/365.

feb25p1However, this month was created to emphasize the need to focus even more on ways to keep customers loyal in a day and age where competition is growing and doesn’t just come from around the corner and down the street but rather from all over the world.

Today’s focus on customer loyalty does have to do with target marketing and researching their needs and desires. However, there are also many traditional ways to encourage customer loyalty that often are forgotten. We thought we would share our formula for success:

  1. Treat customers as we would like to be treated. Sure, it’s the Golden Rule, but it really does work. Be nice, courteous, respectful and helpful, and they will come back for more. Show them you really like them. Be authentic. It works!
  2. Remember their name and what they like. Whether that means keeping records or a database, you can go a long way in making a great impression by greeting them by name when they come, asking them about their family on the phone or an email, or sending them a birthday post card.feb25p3
  3. Listen. Many businesses think they know what customers think or want. Instead, we like to ask and then listen intently to what they say. This could be good feedback or it could be a suggestion for a new product or some other type of improvement.
  4. Say Thank You. Tell customers you appreciate their business. You can tell them when they come in to the shop, on the phone, by email or with a note in the mail.

While these suggestions seem so minor, they really are major and are some of the biggest reasons our customers have remained loyal to us. Of course, there is also our focus on quality, variety, and value. That helps, too! However, we know that the personal touch and connection we make and encourage our staff to do is what makes the real difference when it comes to customer loyalty.march26p5

And, we would like to take this time to again to tell our customers thank you as we know they have other choices for flowers in Albuquerque, but they continue to come to us and vote for our Albuquerque flower shops as their favorite!

Flowers for Those “Just Because” Occasions

march26p1While gifts of flowers are often associated with a special occasion, such as a holiday or celebration like a birthday or anniversary, they are also a great idea when you want to do something “just because” you want to show your love for a friend, a partner, a sibling, a child or family member. It might even be a “just because” gift for a colleague or client.march26p2

The fact that you don’t have a specific occasion to send these flowers makes it extra special and a wonderful surprise that your recipient will never forget.

To help you pick out that perfect “Just Because” flower arrangement to give as a gift, we have a special section on our website full of ideas under the category of Just Because. It includes almost 90 different flower arrangement products to choose from, including every variety, color, size and price under the sun.

Here are some of our favorites that also illustrate the great range of possibilities for that “Just Because” flower arrangement:march26p3

  • Luscious Lavender includes lavender roses and Silvery Dusty Miller, which are showcased in a lush garden style cube arrangement.
  • Exotic Beauty is a beautiful, modern, and exotic design that features a lovely Cymbidium orchid resting on a pedestal surrounded by clear marbles.
  • A Daisy Delight is a great reminder that spring is here with beautiful blooms in many bright, sunny colors arranged in a clear glass bubble bowl.march26p4
  • Aster Spring Garden is another delightful spring flower arrangement that showcases many spring flowers, including Gerbera daisies, fragrant stock, and wax flower in a tall, clear glass vase.
  • Floral Fantasia is an extravagant flower arrangement with hot pink and lavender roses, pink and green hydrangea, green cymbidium orchids and viburnum, and purple tulips arranged in a cylinder vase lined with aspidistra leaves.march26p5

If you don’t see anything that fits what you are looking for among our floral designs, we can also customize a flower arrangement just for you. Come into any of our Albuquerque flower shops to learn more and work one-on-one with our talented floral design staff to create that Just Because flower gift together.

International Women’s Day is March 8th

friendshipp3This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is “Inspiring Change.” It is meant to recognize and educate others about the need for women’s equality, which has made great strides but still has a long way to go. This theme calls for challenging the status quo around the world and bringing change that provides more women with more opportunities and equal standing.

As such, International Women’s Day was created to celebrate all achievements made by women in the social, economic, and political environments. It is a great way to also call attention to those areas that require more action.peoples2 - Copy

Every year since 1911 when it started, International Women’s Day has been celebrated on the same day – March 8th. There are events all over the world that celebrate this day, including those organized by women’s groups, organizations, governments, charities, the media and educational institutions.

Many events are planned in the Albuquerque area to celebrate International Women’s Day. Here is information on some of the events:

We are the Water

New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light and New Mexico Oxfam Action Corps are hosting the third annual, We Are the Eighth Day, an event celebrating International Women’s day. The theme is year is We Are of Water. It will be held on:dadp3

Sunday, March 23, 2014,
3:00-5:00 p.m.,
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
431 Richmond Pl NE

Five women artists will use the visual and spoken word to explore nature and change and express their spirituality through art. There will also be many artist booths and local food and beverages are also featured.

Disc Golf Tournament

There will also be a disc golf tournament held on March 8th at the Brent Baca Memorial Disc Golf Course in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Equality Rally

Another event will be held March 7th, 2014 and is set to fight for equality in wages and workers’ rights at the University of New Mexico AFSCME Council located at 1202 Pennsylvania Street NE in Albuquerque.rosesp1

You can do your part by participating in these and supporting women you know by giving them a gift of flowers and thanking them for a job well done.

Signature Design Flower Arrangements

feb25p1Every florist uses some existing designs like those created by Teleflora and other flower partner companies. However, we, at Peoples Flower Shops, also have an incredibly talented floral design team who makes beautiful custom designs, seasonal collections, and more.

One of the things our floral design team is known for across all of our Albuquerque flower shops is our Signature Design Collection. The Signature Design collection is custom designed flower arrangements unlike any seen through any other florist.  They are stunning flower arrangements that are perfect for any occasion.

The Peoples Signature Design is available in bright bold colors or you can opt for soft pastel tones. The size of each Signature Design flower arrangement is the perfect size for an end table or a bed-side table. Each flower arrangement is typically available in three sizes to suit your budget.

Peoples Signature Design Sunflowers

Created with sunshine in mind, this fun summer arrangement is sure to delight with numerous sunflowers as well as other bright, brilliant flowers hand arranged in a tall vase.feb25p2

Peoples Signature Design Garden

This signature garden style arrangement is sure to brighten any mood. It has roses and many other stunning flowers hand arranged in a sophisticated container.

Other Signature Designs

Our Signature Design collection changes each season with something new and exciting to offer that includes the available seasonal flower varieties. Sometimes, this includes tropical flowers and exotic flowers while other seasons include twigs, berries, pine cones or other decorative flourishes.feb25p3

All of the Signature Designs incorporate the freshest flowers possible that have been selected from our premium flower farm partners. They are made to be enjoyed for as long as possible, providing exceptional value for money. These Signature Designs are just one of the many reasons why we have been voted a favorite florist in the Albuquerque area.

Delivery Options

The Signature Design collection is available for delivery throughout Albuquerque and New Mexico as well as across the country thanks to our network of preferred florist partners. These arrangements are also available to ship anywhere in the country so you can share these extraordinary floral designs with anyone.

Birthday Flowers and Gifts

B Bear HugSpring brings a lot of birthdays for many of you – friends, family, and colleagues. The good news is that we have a lot of great ideas for you, including the arrival of may spring flower favorites like tulips that will be sure to put a smile on the birthday recipient’s face!

We thought we would share some of our favorite birthday arrangements plus remind you of some other birthday gifts we have in case you are looking for something to go with the flowers or shopping for someone that might not be into flowers.

Birthday Flowers

Just on our birthday tab on our online shopping site, we have nearly 70 different birthday flower arrangements to choose from to suit every style, taste, and budget. There are flower arrangements in elegant vases, acrylic cubes, cute ceramic holders, and wicker baskets.thanksp3

Some of our favorites include the new tulip arrangements as tulips have just arrived at all of Albuquerque flower shops. We are so excited! There are also orchids and premium long-stem roses that are some of the most popular to give among our customers.

Of course, you can also create your own customized birthday flower arrangements by working directly with our floral design team on your idea. Tell us your budget, color preferences, type of container and floral varieties and we will do the rest. This is a great way to also personalize your birthday flowers and watch the designers at work.dadp4

Birthday Gifts

If you want to add to your birthday flowers, consider any of our balloons and Mylar balloons, greeting cards, and stuffed animals.

Of course, if flowers are not your birthday recipient’s thing, you can also send them an indoor green plant, gift basket, seasonal fresh fruit or sweet treat from our gift collection. There are also prepared meals and fresh seafood on our gift idea list. To make it that much easier to make a selection, we even have gift categories for giving to men, women, or children.

Ordering is easy by doing it through our Facebook page, online store, mobile app, phone, or in-store. We can arrange for your birthday flowers or birthday gifts to be shipped throughout the local Albuquerque area, anywhere in New Mexico, or even across the country. Let’s get started on helping you pick the freshest and most unique birthday gifts possible!dadp2

Make this the Best Valentine’s Day EVER!

feb3p5To help you make this a Valentine’s Day to remember, we’re here with a wide range of unique flower arrangements, bouquets, and gifts not to mention some Valentine’s Day add-ons that include balloons, greeting cards, and stuffed animals.feb3p4

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Women

We have all kinds of gifts for women that is sure to delight your sweetheart. Here are just a few of the gifts we have available:

  • Send her premium roses in all different colors and quantities that are hand arranged with greenery and baby’s breath in a tall glass vase.
  • Go exotic with your flower selection, including the option to gift her with orchids, lilies, or tropical flowers.
  • Tulips have arrived, and these make a special statement.
  • Enjoy a wide range of gift baskets in various sizes and themes, including those that feature olive oil products, spa products, coffee and tea, fresh fruit or savory selections.
  • If your gal has a sweet tooth, you can satisfy her with any number of sweet treats and freshly baked goods.
  • If your girl has a green thumb, she will be sure to appreciate an indoor green plant or a flowering plant, dish garden, or basket of flowers.

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Men

Valentine’s Day is for guys, too! We have a number of ideas for you to show just how much you care for that special man in your life:feb3p3

  • We have a wide range of sweet treats, including a premium Godiva chocolate tower, chocolate dipped cookies, brownies, cheesecake bites, a junk food survival gift basket and more!feb3p1
  • Another popular gift for guys is a scrumptious seafood dinner like our Main Shore Clambake. It has everything for a romantic Valentine’s Dinner for 2 (even the utensils, bibs, towelettes, seafood forks and a cooking manual!), including 2 live 1 1/2 lb. Maine lobsters, 2 pounds of fresh littleneck clams, 18 ounces of New England clam chowder, 2 servings of new potatoes and sweet corn, a whole lemon, clarified butter and oyster crackers.

Order Now for Valentine’s Day!

Although we always make extra preparations for the busiest day of the year, including ordering extra flowers, plants, and gifts from our partners as well as hiring extra staff and drivers, we do – and have – run out of flowers even before Valentine’s Day arrives due to the orders placed well in advance.feb3p2

We don’t want to disappoint any of our customers. To make sure you get exactly what you want to make this the best Valentine’s Day ever, be sure to order now whether you visit one of our Albuquerque flower shops or order by phone, online, or through our Facebook page! Now is the time to do it!