Fresh Flower Care Tips

So, you just had flowers delivered to you, now what?

Fresh Cut Flowers

  • Keep fresh flowers away from drafts and extreme temperatures, which can quickly dry out the flowers and cause wilting.
  • If your flowers came in plastic, remove this as soon as possible.
  • Do not place your arrangement near fruit or in the path of cigarette smoke. The ethylene gas is detrimental to many flower types.
  • Avoid placing flower arrangements in windowsills and other areas with full sun where flowers can wilt due to overheating.
  • Most flowers will last longer under cool conditions.

How To Keep Your Flowers Looking Fresh

  • Keep your vase filled with water! All flower and foliage stems should be submerged. Flowers stay fresher, longer when they can get a drink!
  • If your flowers came in a basket or other container with foam, add fresh water every day.
  • Immediately remove dead or wilting leaves and stems from fresh flower arrangements.
  • Watch your water. When it gets cloudy it’s time to change it out.

Changing The Water In Your Flower Arrangement

  • First remove any dead or dying flowers from the arrangement.
  • After carefully removing the good flowers, clean the vase thoroughly with soapy water to remove any bacteria that could cause the fresh flowers to deteriorate even quicker. Be sure to rinse thoroughly.
  • Replace the water and mix in the flower preservative provided by your florist, according to the instructions on the packet.
  • For best results, cut stems with a sharp knife at an angle about one to two inches from the bottom. This allows them to better absorb water. Do not use scissors to cut your flowers because they can crush the stems and prevent water absorption.
  • Place loose stems or wrapped bouquets of fresh flowers in your water mixture as soon as possible.

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New Baby Enclosure Card Messages

1)       Congratulations on your new bundle of joy.

2)       Best wishes to you and your new little one.

3)       Babies are a gift from heaven. You must be special to have one of its angels.

4)       Congratulations on your new arrival.

5)       May the joy of parenting bring you a lifetime of laughter and happiness.

6)       Wishing your family a happy and healthy life together.

7)       Cheers to you and your growing family.

8)       May your child have a lifetime of health, love, and happiness.

9)       Goodbye tummy. Hello Mommy!

10)   Congratulations on the new addition to your family.

11)   Here’s to celebrating a new life.

12)   Welcome little one.

13)   A Tip for the New Parents: there are three primary emotional stages of development for a baby at this early age: 1. About to cry. 2. Crying. 3. Just finished crying. Congratulations.

14)   A brand new miracle to call your own! Congratulations

15)   Congratulations to Mama and Papa Bear. Baby Bear seems just right!

16)   Congratulations. A precious new baby has come from above to live in your hearts, to fill you with love.

17)   Heard you have a new baby in the house. Bet you’re so excited, you can hardly sleep! Congratulations.

18)   How wonderful to have a new little someone to love! Congratulations to the happy family.

19)   To hug and to hold from this day forward. Congratulations on the birth of your new baby!

20)   A sweet little treasure sent from above, a coo and a smile, wrapped up in love. Congratulations on your new baby!

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Standard Phrases for Wind Chimes

Our In Loving Memory® wind chimes offer inspirational engravings on their windsails. Below are a list of the messages that we typically have available. Please call us to inquire the availability of these messages in the size of wind chime that you’d like. (317-831-3333).

“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose…” Helen Keller

” The Lord is my Shepherd…” Psalm 23:1

“The Lord bless you and keep you…and give you peace” Numbers 6:24-26

“I am with you always, until the end of the age” Matthew 28:20

“I am the light of the world; whoever follows me will never walk in darkness” John 8:12

“Heaven and Earth will pass away, but My Words will never pass away” Luke 21:33

For more information about our In Loving Memory® wind chimes, please visit our website by clicking here.

Sympathy/Condolence Enclosure Card Messages

1) With deepest sympathy

2) Keeping you in (our) thoughts and prayers

3) Thinking of you during these difficult times

4) Deepest condolences for your loss

5) May the Lord comfort your heart as only He can do

6) Sharing in your sorrow

7) Please know that (our) loving thoughts embrace you

8 ) May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead.

9) May you rest in the peace of God which surpasses all understanding

10) Words are not enough to convey my sympathies at a time.

11) Just thought you could use a little extra sunshine today.

12) Just wanted to let you know that (we’re) here for you

13) Thinking of you with sincere sympathy at the loss of someone so dear.

14) Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted.

15) Condolences on your loss. May you find strength in the love of God.

16) Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is heaviness. Proverbs 14:13

17) God is our refuge and strength; a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1

18) In Sympathy and Friendship Wishing we could be by your side at this time.

19) Sharing your sorrow at the loss of someone so dear.

20) It will be the little things that you will remember: the quiet moments, the smiles, and the laughter. And although it may seem hard right now, it will be the memories of these little things that help to push away the pain and bring the smiles back again. With Loving Memories

21) Life may bring some showers, but remember, after showers, come flowers.

22) May the care of friends bring you comfort and loving memories heal your heart.

23) May the sunshine of comfort dispel the clouds of despair.

24) May the morning of prosperity shine on your evening of adversity.

25) Our thoughts are with you in your time of sorrow.

26) Praying for friends to comfort you, faith to uphold you, and loving memories to help you smile again.

27) Wishing you a speedy calm to the storms of life.

28) May hope and peace by yours today and always.

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