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We Will Be Back on April 7th

Posted by Rick Canale on Tue, Mar 24, 2020

For the first time in more than forty years, Exotic Flowers in Roslindale will be closed for more than forty eight hours. I am working from home to keep you updated on our plans and any future orders we may have. We cannot offer local delivery at this time. If you have an order to any area that is still delivering flowers, we will take great care of you. Please email me at rick@exoticflowers.com with any questions.

Stay safe. Stay Home. Stay Healthy. Flatten the curve.

 

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Tags: Boston Florist, Covid-19, Corona Virus

An Update for Our Friends

Posted by Rick Canale on Fri, Mar 20, 2020

'Dear Exotic Flowers friends and family,

Like many of you, we’re feeling a sense of uncertainty as we navigate our new reality. Life, and business, has changed considerably over the last few weeks and while we are certainly in uncharted territory, we’re choosing to focus on what we can control.

Above all, we remain committed to the safety of our clients and the entire Exotic Flowers family. We also know that flowers play an important role during difficult times. Flowers are a source of comfort and happiness, and a way to express what you can’t quite put into words. For that reason, we want to remain open and accessible to our clients—while ensuring safety for all.

We are closely monitoring all recommendations made by the CDC, as these are updated daily. Below are the adjustments we have made to ensure the well-being of our clients and team.

We will not be delivering to hospitals or nursing homes until further notice.

To adhere to social distancing guidelines, our delivery team will leave gifts at the front door and follow up with an immediate phone call to notify the recipient. We will not ring the doorbell. Please call us at (800) 706-1200 if you have a specific delivery request.

Our goal at Exotic Flowers is to share happiness and hope through flowers, and that now feels more necessary than ever. We will continue to deliver these sentiments as safely as possible. As always, we thank you for your continued support of our company, and we wish health and safety to you and all of your loved ones.'

 

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Rick Canale

Exotic Flowers

Tags: Covid-19, Corona Virus

Introducing the Rose Bomb from Exotic Flowers in Boston

Posted by Rick Canale on Mon, Mar 02, 2020

 

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Inspired by those who always raise the bar. This is the Alpha of flower gifts. Formalize an apology or Put a Statement on Your Affection.

500 Roses $2000 -

Your Rose Bomb will arrive in multiple vases to maximize impact. All of our roses are imported from Ecuador.

Tags: Boston Roses, Ecuadorean Roses, Roses

Galaxy Rose Bears Now Available

Posted by Rick Canale on Wed, Jan 22, 2020

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Finally The Galaxy Rose Bear is available in our Roslindale flower shop. The roses are made of soft foam and do not chip. Clients have been requesting these for two years! Supply is limited. Galaxy Rose Bear

Tags: Teddy Bears, Valentines Day, Rose Bear

Double Deck Those Halls with Our Deck the Holly Bouquet

Posted by Rick Canale on Wed, Dec 04, 2019

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Hand-glazed with a shimmering finish and jolly holly details, this keepsake ornament jar is a festive vase for a lush Christmas bouquet, then becomes a beloved home for holiday treats!Teleflora's Deck the Holly Ornament

This festive bouquet includes red roses, red miniature carnations, variegated holly, noble fir, and white pine. Delivered in Teleflora's Deck the Holly Ornament.

This ornament jar with lid, can be filled with holiday treats throughout the season and for years to come.

Tags: Christmas, Christmas Flowers, Christmas Ornaments, Holly

Fire Up The Cheer with Thomas Kinkade

Posted by Rick Canale on Fri, Nov 29, 2019

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This holiday, we reflect and honor everyday heroes with a vintage, rustic twist - making this iconic Christmas scene an instant classic.

An instant holiday classic! Capture the vintage charm of small-town Christmas with this this festive Thomas Kinkade fire station sculpture. Set atop an arrangement of red roses and fresh winter greens, the hand-painted keepsake lights up for years of fun!

This charming gift features red roses, white carnations, red and white miniature carnations, oregonia, noble fir, and white pine. Delivered with a Thomas Kinkade's Festive Fire Station Keepsake.

In addition to the whimsy and charm of this truly heroic scene, this fire station lights up to make holiday spirits even brighter.

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Tags: Traditions, Thomas Kinkade, Christmas, Christmas Flowers

Melt Hearts With Winter Warmth

Posted by Rick Canale on Wed, Nov 20, 2019

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This season it's all about keeping cozy, enjoying hot cocoa, and bringing frosty snowmen in from the cold to add delight and charm to your holiday decor.

Welcome home winter with a cozy bundled-up ceramic snowman mug, fill it with cocoa and keep those warm holiday feelings all season long. This mug is FDA-approved to safely serve and store food.

This festive friend features red roses, miniature red carnations, miniature white carnations, white sinuata statice, douglas fir, white pine, oregonia, and birch. Delivered in a Send a Hug® Snowman Mug.

This charming mug also makes for a great teacher or coworker gift, either filled with flowers or without.

Supply is limited.

Tags: Christmas, Christmas Flowers, winter

Go Vintage This Christmas

Posted by Rick Canale on Wed, Nov 13, 2019

 

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This season, what's old is new again. Rustic reds, burlap and copper accents, vintage trucks and lots of evergreen pine create a very merry vintage motif.

This season, we are reminded of what endures. This is our 89th Christmas as a family owned florist. We have endured. We are thankful for our traditions and thankful for you, our clients.

In partnership with Teleflora, we are proud to offer this Quaint Christmas Bouquet. This vintage container celebrates and honors all those who have purchased Christmas Trees from us.

Capture the quaint charm of a country Christmas with this vintage-inspired metal cube, arranged with lush holiday roses, fresh winter greens and festive decorations!

This vintage-inspired bouquet features red roses, white spray roses, red miniature carnations, white waxflower, flat cedar, noble fir, and oregonia. Delivered in a Merry Vintage Christmas Cube. Celebrate the timeless magic of Christmas with this vintage-inspired metal cube, bursting with charming holiday blooms!

 

Tags: Teleflora, Christmas Trees, Christmas, Christmas Flowers

In Lieu of Flowers Is An Affront To The Living

Posted by Rick Canale on Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Suggesting donations 'in lieu of flowers' for a funeral is an affront to the living. Sending flowers is an expression that helps the living grieve, a fundraiser does not. Better wording; "In addition to flowers, cards or expressions of care, donations can be made to..."

I tweeted this the other day. While it was received quite well, Twitter inevitably finds someone who will disagree. 

e.g.,

"Wildly self serving tweet advising others how to deal with loss"
 
and my reply. My role as a florist has bestowed that responsibility upon me. The 'Emotional Impact of Flowers' studies by Rutgers and Harvard offers proof that flowers given and received help the grieving process. Thank you for your feedback.
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Tags: Rutgers Floral Study, Twitter, Harvard Research Team Floral Study, Funeral Florist, Funeral Flowers, In Lieu of Flowers

Why We Sell Pumpkins and Decorate for Halloween

Posted by Rick Canale on Fri, Oct 11, 2019

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For years we have been displaying ghosts, vampires and ghouls for a Halloween display. Over the years, we have found that less clients were purchasing pumpkins. In 2018, we did not sell pumpkins and did not decorate for Halloween. We had been losing hundreds of dollars selling these items.

Halloween 2019 - Pumpkins, goblins and scarecrows are back. Why are selling items that we know we are losing money on? 

Last weekend, my family and I bought our pumpkins at a farm in Peabody. My fourteen year old son asked why Exotic Flowers no longer sold pumpkins? I explained that we lose money on them. His response, 'Dad, if you decorate for Halloween and celebrate fall- it shows the community you care about them.'

Talk about a proud parent moment. I must be doing something right. Sometimes, it's not about the money. It can't be. We appreciate our place on the highway and will no longer lose sight of that.

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Tags: Halloween Decorating, Pumpkins, October, Halloween

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