Choose Small Businesses in Long Beach on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday

lb1We are ready for holiday shoppers with unique gift ideas, holiday event flowers, and holiday décor that will make this season festive. Now it’s your turn by coming in our Long Beach flower shop and visiting our online flower shop to help support a local Long Beach business over the holiday season.

By shopping with local businesses like ours on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, you are investing in our local economy. This is one of our favorite times of year because we get to see so many more of our regular customers and welcome new ones.lb2

On Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, we will have many special and festive activities in our store. It’s a great time to get some of your holiday shopping done plus pick up wreaths and garlands as well as order holiday centerpieces and Christmas bouquets.

Three Special Holiday Shopping Days

Remember that there are three ways to shop locally during the upcoming holiday season:

  • Black Friday is Friday, November 28th and offers a way to take advantage of great deals and specials that the Long Beach florist will offer in its three flower shop locations.lb3
  • Small Business Saturday, started by American Express as a way to encourage consumers to shop locally and support the individual small business owner, is on Saturday, November 29th this year.
  • Long Beach shoppers can also support local businesses by shopping online on Cyber Monday, which falls on December 1st this year. The Long Beach florist plans to offer special deals and promotions through its website and Facebook page.lb4

Our Holiday Collection

Whether you are looking for Hanukah flowers or a Christmas wreath, our Long Beach flower shop has something special for the holidays to decorate your home or office as well as to gift to a loved one, client, or colleague.

The holiday collection includes other traditional items like different sizes of poinsettia plants and holiday centerpieces as well as unique products, such as decorative miniature Christmas trees.lb5

 

We also have beautiful holiday ornaments, balloons, greeting cards, stuffed animals and more. Don’t forget that we are also a great source for gourmet gift baskets or fresh-baked bakery items that are great for your own holiday table or to send to someone special.

Our holiday promotional pricing is already underway on many of our holiday products so now is the time to shop and place your order for priority delivery over the holiday season!

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Join in the Long Beach Turkey Trot!

lb4While you may have plans to eat a feast and hunker down on the sofa to watch football or plan your shopping strategy for Black Friday, some of you may want to get out and run or walk for a great cause. Plus, you’ll get your cardio in so you are that much more hungry when you get home to sit down to your Thanksgiving meal.

Every year, Long Beach features the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day. It includes a 5K or 10K Turkey Trot Run or Walk. There is also a Kids’ Half-Mile Wingding, which makes this a great family event. It is held at the Granada Boat Launch Ramp at 1 Granada Avenue in Belmont Shore.lb1

The 5K and 10K kick off at 7am, 8:30am, and 10am. The kids’ race starts at 9:40am for ages 8-12 and 9:45am for those 7 and younger.

Thousands of participants show up each year for this great cause and to support those in need in the local community in and around Long Beach. The proceeds from the registration go to some important community organizations.

These include the Community Action Team (C.A.T.), which puts together approximately 60 events a year directed at the environment, animal, and youth welfare in the Long Beach area. The proceeds help the organization continue to plan and implement these special events throughout the year.lb5

Another important organization aided by the Turkey Trot each year is the AIDS Food Store of Long Beach. In exchange for free and convenient beachfront parking for the Turkey Trot, all you need to do is bring two non-perishable food items to the race that morning. This will help those in need during the holidays and throughout the year.

Two other aspects of the event include winning part of $500 that is available for a charity or school for Mr. & Mrs. Drumsticks, the two people voted as having the best legs through a Facebook gallery will receive $250 each.lb6

If you are not up to running but want to participate, you can volunteer on Wednesday or Thursday as the success of the event depends on help from up to 150 people.

It’s Time to Give Thanks with Gorgeous Fall Holiday Floral Designs

lb1Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away, so it is time to start planning for this day of giving thanks, which offers a time for wonderful sentiments and reflection on what each of us is thankful for in our lives, including loved ones and the many other things that enrich us. lb2

Whether you are thinking about how to decorate the Thanksgiving table and house for the upcoming meal as host, you are looking for a floral gift to bring to a dinner, or you want to send some floral gifts to let others know just how thankful you are that they are in your life, consider shopping our special Thanksgiving floral collection online or in our Long Beach flower shop.

Thanksgiving Centerpieces

The Thanksgiving centerpiece is a festive way to set the table and brings beauty and color as well as makes decorating easy. These centerpieces are also nice to display on buffet tables, sideboards, coffee tables, bars and more throughout the home. Of course, these Thanksgiving centerpieces also make great gifts!lb3

Here are some of our new Thanksgiving centerpieces that are already a hit with customers:

BUTTERSCOTCH

This beautiful centerpiece consists of yellow tiger lilies, orange roses, orange carnations, yarrow, red daisy poms, solidago, lemon leaf, myrtle and wheat. It is adorned with a plaid ribbon and two yellow candles.lb4

AUTUMN HARVEST CENTERPIECE

The central focus of this centerpiece is the sunflower along with wheat and millet wisp, creating a truly memorable autumn-themed decoration for the Thanksgiving table.

ALLEN’S CORNUCOPIA

This cornucopia features red gerbera daisies, orange tiger lilies, orange roses, yellow daisy poms, orange carnations, lotus pods and seasonal greenery. You can select from many basket cornucopias to house this stunning floral arrangement.lb5

TABLE CENTERPIECE

This festive and bright centerpiece has two candlesticks and contains Japanese asters, carnations, lilies, pompoms, solidago, baker and pharlis.

Thanksgiving Floral Gifts

We also have some stunning new fall flower arrangements this year, including these beauties:

FANDAGO

This fall flower arrangement has cattails, oak leaves, solidago, sunflowers, pom pons and Asiatic lilies in a clear glass vase that is tied with a raffia bow.

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This gorgeous arrangement includes yellow Asiatic lilies, yellow roses, sunflowers, hypericom, bittersweet, millet, pom poms and fall foliage.

AUTUMN EQUINOX

This fall feast of flowers contains red tiger lilies, yellow sunflowers, yellow alstroemaria, yellow yarrow, red hypericom, yellow dot poms and seasonal greenery in a clear bunch vase that is lb6decoratively lined with curly willow

AUTUMN WIND

Within this bunch vase are cattails, yellow calla lilies, orange gerbera daisies, daisy poms, safflower and hypericom.lb8

Thanksgiving Deliveries

Shop now for best selection and special pricing already in effect! We will be delivering on Thanksgiving as well as prior and after this special holiday. Don’t forget to visit us on Black Friday on November 28th and Small Business Saturday on November 29th as well as online for Cyber Monday on December 1st.

Show Your Support for Veteran’s Day

flag1Veteran’s Day is Tuesday, November 11th, and the city of Long Beach is celebrating this weekend with a special parade and festival. The 18th Annual Long Beach Veterans Day Parade is Saturday, November 8th. It is a great way to honor the men and women that have served our country in all branches of the military.flag3

The parade includes close to 100 groups that will march to the theme of “A Salute to Those Who Have Served.” The participants will include local city council members and many veterans who have served in all of the military branches.

The Grand Marshal is Stephen J. Peck who is a veteran of the Vietnam War and heads a group called U.S. Vets, which helps vets find housing and get other essential services. Eric Cornell, a Long Beach police officer and Navy reservist, has been named the parade’s honorary grand marshal

Every year, there is an incredible turnout for this parade and the other festivities that are included in the event. It brings together the community to honor those that have protected our freedom, rights, and country. We look forward to joining in the festivities this weekend and seeing many of those in our community who have served in wars.

Veteran’s Day Flowers

We have an array of stunning patriotic flower arrangement ideas available online and in our stores that you can take advantage of for a special event. We are also your source for Veteran’s Day flowers, which includes patriotic wreaths, patriotic flower arrangements, and patriotic centerpieces as well as patriotic floral décor for parade floats and other Veteran’s Day events. flag2

Our floral design team can work with you to create something special and memorable for a Veteran’s Day event or to simply give as a gift to a loved one to recognize their service for this country. Visit our Long Beach flower shop and learn more about what we can create for this special day.

Order now for the best selection and to share with those vets that have done so much for our country!