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.

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.

Time to Give Thanks: Thanksgiving Flowers, Centerpieces, and Gifts

thanksp4With just a few weeks to go, Thanksgiving is nearly here. And, with it, comes time with family and friends as well as a focus on the most wonderful sentiment – giving thanks. Everyone has something to be thankful for and this is the time to think about those more important things in life that make life so rich and satisfying.

Whether you can be with family and friends this year or you will apart or you want to thank a colleague or client for a great year, consider Peoples Flower Shops in Albuquerque as your partner for Thanksgiving flowers, Thanksgiving centerpieces, and Thanksgiving gift baskets.thanksp1

Thanksgiving Flower Arrangements and Centerpieces

For your own table or to send your sentiment to a loved one, we’ve got some stunning Thanksgiving centerpieces as well as Thanksgiving bouquets full of fall flowers.  This includes our People Signature Series flower arrangements, which are exclusive to our shop and have been created by our amazing floral design team.

Our selection includes Thanksgiving centerpieces designed in cornucopia holders as well as those in traditional centerpiece designs, including those with and without candles and hurricane glass holders. There are all types of sizes and shapes to fit anyone’s Thanksgiving table and, of course, budget.thanksp3

For Thanksgiving, we also offer flowering plants, garden baskets, and dish gardens as well as a selection of indoor green plants all of which make a nice gift to bring as thanks for a Thanksgiving dinner invite.thanksp2

A Bounty of Thanksgiving Gifts

In addition to our gift baskets full of choices, including fresh seasonal fruit and gourmet goodies, we have expanded our Thanksgiving gift offering to include some other delicious options to bring or send for this year’s celebrations.

These goodies include everything from apple pie and apple berry crisp to mini cheesecake bites, cake pops, pear tart, brownies and cookies.

Thanksgiving Delivery Schedule

We plan on offering delivery on Thanksgiving throughout Albuquerque as well as across the country thanks to our flower network partners who share our commitment to quality, value, and service.thanksp5

We are already taking orders for Thanksgiving, so be sure to get your orders in early to ensure the best selection and value for your Thanksgiving flowers and gifts.

A Spring Celebration of Flowers and Seasonal Events

spring1Spring is practically here and with winter at its end, we have been busy filling our shelves with the freshest spring flowers in all of Albuquerque. We want to celebrate spring with you by ensuring the highest quality flora and offering it at a great price too.

Whether you are celebrating a birthday, planning a wedding , or putting together an event for an upcoming holiday like St. Patrick’s Day or Easter, we have the spring flowers to add that special touch and brighten any occasion. Our

A Spring Occasion for Flowers

There are many things to celebrate in spring. Birthdays, weddings and the Easter holiday are all at the top of the list. However, there are also work events, such a company picnics, and even those that involve some revelry with friends like Saint Patrick’s Day. Whatever event you are preparing for, it will go better with flowers.  

Let us start with the classic spring flower — tulips. With our Radiantly Tulips arrangement, you can impress most anyone. It contains ten dazzling pink tulips bundled in a vase with a pink bow. This arrangement of flowers is perfect for birthdays, weddings, bridal showers and for anyone who loves the scent and beauty of pink tulips.spring3

Here is another spring classic — our Fresh Cut Iris bouquet is a customer favorite this time of year. The bouquet is simple, yet sophisticated, and arranged in a glass vase. This bouquet is another customer favorite that is requested throughout the spring season.

Why We Love Spring

When we think of spring, we think of new life. Trees and plants return to life in the most beautiful manner after the cold and chill of winter. Flowers blossom and the harsh weather begins to fade.  Our team considers it the most beautiful time of the year.

spring2This love of spring was the inspiration for the Spring Fling arrangement, a true marvel in floral design. Arranged with beautiful and fresh flowers of all kinds, it is the kind of spring flower arrangement that can truly make a statement.

The arrangement is made up of every flower that represents spring to us and is truly a standout among all the beautiful spring flower bouquets and spring flower arrangements we have this year.

 Be sure to check out our special deals we have available in-store and online so that you can bring more spring flowers into your home and office as well as share them with loved ones and colleagues!spring4