Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Schneider's Florist 2016 Year in Review

2016 was a great year at the flower shop! Besides all weekly updates of beautiful flowers, we did a ton of other fun stuff.

Back in February, we talked about why we send flowershow to send flowers like a boss, and sending flowers to say "I'm Sorry".

In March I published the blog's most popular post ever, Plan Your Wedding With Schneider's Florist, where I unveiled our fabulous new bridal consultation suite and we met our new wedding expert, Ashley Neinaber.

In May, to make flowers the easiest part of your wedding, we launched our very popular Wedding Packages Service.

We got into videos this year! Our video of Ashley making a bridal bouquet, and this fabulous video of wedding decor at the Windy Knoll Golf Club both earned thousands of views across various social media platforms.

In July, we attended the AIFD Symposium in Anaheim, and we made time to visit Disneyland!

In October, we gave away free flowers in Snyder Park for Petal It Forward. Look for us to participate in PIF again in 2017.

If you missed any of these posts, I hope you take a few minutes to check them out now. Keep watching for more great content published weekly here on the blog. More flowers, more ideas, more destinations, and more super wordy titles like this one.

Thanks for reading today, see you next year.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas in Springfield Ohio from Schneider's Florist

It's Christmas Crunch Time here in Springfield. If you're like me, you're busy wrapping up your holiday to-do list so you can settle in and enjoy it. Maybe there's someone you've forgotten and you just can't bear another trip to the mall, call us! We have great Christmas gifts still available including fresh flowers and delicious Marie's Candy. Visit our website for even more great ideas!
The Christmas Wishes Centerpiece in Springfield, Ohio
How about a nice holiday centerpiece for the table? Red and white roses, lilies, evergreen foliage and winter accents make for a celebratory display. Order the Christmas Wishes Centerpiece now!
Fabulous Fruit and Cheese Basket in Springfield, Ohio
You can't go wrong with consumables! The Fabulous Fruit and Cheese Basket is a luxurious gift basket filled with hand selected fresh and seasonal fruit, sweets, and gourmet items. Party to go! 
A Traditional Boxwood Tree in Springfield, Ohio
Do you know any apartment dwellers? A Traditional Boxwood Tree is a great idea! This festive creation brings beauty to a small space.
Classic Holiday Wreath in Springfield, Ohio
Our Classic Holiday Wreath is the best you can find! A mix of living evergreens with holiday accents and a gigantic, hand tied velvet bow will make an impressive display on the front door or above the mantle.
Red Poinsettias in Springfield, Ohio
We have stunning, locally grown poinsettias that come with a beautiful hand tied bow available for pick up or same day delivery. 

This is post number one hundred for the blog and if I had more time I'd spend a few paragraphs gushing about my readers and how much I love writing to you, but it's Christmas and it's crazy at the flower shop right now! Thanks so much for following the blog and we'll do a proper roundup in post #101.

Happy Holidays! See you next week!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Have a Heavy Metal Christmas! Floral Creations with Metallic Accents from Schneider's Florist

Not this kind of heavy metal Christmas
No fog machines, strobe lights, or screaming guitars. We're talking Christmas Flowers! Today I'm going to show you a few ways to add a metallic touch to your holiday decor. I like to add silver, gold, and copper accents to flowers all year round, but Christmas is the perfect season to add a little sparkle to your celebration.

A Christmas Dozen in Springfield, Ohio
How about a holiday version of a dozen red roses? Our Christmas Dozen takes center stage with twelve premium red Freedom roses in a ruby red vase with evergreens and warm gold seeded eucalyptus.
Silver Elegance Centerpiece in Springfield, Ohio
The Silver Elegance Centerpiece deserves to be in the spotlight. A breathtaking combination of snow white lilies, hydrangea, roses, and carnations with silver leaves and silver taper candles. This centerpiece is a showstopper!
Whimsical Wonderland

Over The Hills and Far Away lies a Whimsical Wonderland. This is like our Traditional Boxwood tree with a Space Mountain twist. Copper ornaments and a swirl of mixed metallic wire make a captivating spectacle for your audience.

I can't come up with any more rock and roll puns. If you haven't stopped in the shop for a visit now is the perfect time. We have free 2017 calendars available now. They're extremely popular and we run out fast, so don't wait!

I have about 10,000 more things I could write about for December. Thanks for reading. See you next week! 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Send a Wreath or Poinsettia from Schneider's Florist this Christmas. Poinsettia Care, Myths Debunked

Deluxe Holiday Wreath in Springfield, Ohio
I'm so excited about Christmas! This is a fun time of year to be a florist. I hear from so many great people every day. It's like a month long family reunion. We have a lot of clients that call us this time of year that want us to help them send holiday greetings to their loved ones here in Springfield, and around the world. 

If you've never visited us in store before, do yourself a favor and come check it out. We have the whole place decked out for the holidays and it's really inspiring. You don't even have to buy anything. Just stop in. Enjoy the sights, sounds, and scents of the season and say hi to me. 

We've already covered Christmas Specials and we channeled Elvis with our Blue, Blue, Blue, Blue Christmas post. You can view all our ChristmasHanukkahWinter FlowersNew Years Flowers, or flowers for any other occasion at our website. Today, we're going to take a look at poinsettias and Christmas wreaths.

Pictured above is our Classic Holiday Wreath. Fresh evergreen wreaths decorated with pine cones, berries, and a gorgeous, hand tied velvet bow. These wreaths are completely customizable to compliment your personal style. Call us at 1-800-566-4634 and let us create one just for you!

Order a Red Poinsettia in Springfield, Ohio

Order a White Poinsettia in Springfield, Ohio
Up next we have Red, and White Poinsettias. A holiday favorite for generations, our premium quality poinsettias grown right here in Ohio are far superior to the ones you might find elsewhere. They come in a decorative wicker basket and feature a beautiful hand tied bow. 

"How do I care for my poinsettia?" is a question I hear all the time. Here's an excellent article from the Michigan State University Department of Horticulture on poinsettia care. In short, poinsettias like sunlight during the day and cool temperatures at night. Avoid warm and cool drafts. Check the soil daily for moisture. If the plant is dry, water thoroughly but do not allow the pot to sit in standing water. 

"But aren't poinsettias poisonous?" Ok, the histrionics about poinsettia toxicity needs to end because it has been greatly exaggerated.  Check out this article from Aboutflowers.com debunking the myth of poinsettia toxicity. In essence, studies from the Ohio State University, The Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh, and Carnegie Mellon University found "no toxicity significance of any kind." related to poinsettias.  

"But what about my precious cat/dog/iguana?!?!" Your pet should not eat poinsettias because they are not food. While they may cause some stomach discomfort if ingested, poinsettias are not toxic and they will not kill your pet. That being said, you should keep your poinsettia out of reach from curious animals and young kids.

So go ahead and order poinsettias, nobody is going to die and ruin Christmas.

That was fun! I gave you a bunch of links to click on this time, so have fun reading those. I've got more, more, more, Christmas content coming all through December, so keep watching. 

I want to take a second to thank all my loyal readers. I took over the blog about a year ago and in that time I've written a post faithfully every Tuesday minus a couple vacations. I just want to say how much I appreciate you reading and I hope you stick with me in 2017. If you ever have questions or think of a topic you'd like to see me explore please leave a comment or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter. See you next week.