Local florists work incredibly hard year in and year out to bring light and love to all of your special occasions.
It’s time we return the favor!
Have a favorite local florist? Here are 11 ways you can show them some love during their busiest time of year—Valentine’s Day.
Ordering flowers early, especially during holidays like Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day) is always a good idea.
This allows them to plan and prepare for your order and ensure that your flower arrangements are fresh and in tip-top shape when it comes time for delivery.
P.S. When you order early, you may also have more options for arrangements, flower varieties, and delivery times.
Leaving a positive online review is always a great way to show your appreciation and support.
Having a repertoire of good reviews under their belt helps your favorite local florist attract new Gifters and enhance their online reputation. It also helps other shoppers make informed decisions when choosing a florist to shop with.
To leave a positive online review, search for your local florist’s website or Google Business Page. If you’re shopping with a Lovingly affiliated florist, simply follow the link provided in your Delivery Confirmation email to leave a review. Easy!
What better way to show your appreciation for their work than sharing with all of your friends and followers?
By showcasing your florist’s work online, you’re not only exposing them to a wider audience, but your providing valuable content for them to re-share on their own social media profiles.
Post a picture or video of your fresh blooms to your story or feed, and don’t forget to tag!
If you’ve had a positive experience, chances are your friends and family will too. And word-of-mouth referrals are a super powerful way for a local business to grow. Share the your florist’s details, with your friends and family and encourage them to visit the shop and check it out for themselves.
Better yet, make a day out of it! Grab lunch and have a relaxing shopping day with people you love.
Writing a heartfelt thank-you note or card is a personal and thoughtful gesture that can make a huge impact.
Whether it’s handwritten or typed, simple or elaborate, express your gratitude and just say thanks! You could also include a small gift such as a chocolates, a gift card, or a free cup of coffee (it’ll be much appreciated!).
Overall, a heartfelt thank-you note or even a thank-you email, can go a long way in showing your appreciation and fostering a positive relationship with the business or person as a whole.
A shoutout can be a simple message that highlights the florist’s name, location, what you liked about the experience, and why you’d recommend the business to others. It can be done in different formats such as a written article, blog post, video, or even a podcast.
Giving a shoutout in a local community bulletin board or newsletter (in-person or online) is such a great way to support your local florist and help them grow.
Promoting your local florist on social media is a simple, yet effective way to help them grow, attract new Gifters, and reach a wider audience. (Plus, you get to show off those lovely flowers delivered to your door!)
Snap a quick pic and share to Instagram or Facebook—it’s as simple as that. Be sure to tag your local florist in your post and use relevant hashtags to make it easier for others to find.
You can also write a recommendation or testimonial about your experience and post it on social.
P.S. With Lovingly Thanks, you not only get to see the smile on your recipient’s face when they receive their gift, but you can easily share the image directly to social media.
If you’re looking for a more personal way to say thanks, dropping by the shop in person is the way to go.
Not only will you establish a more personal relationship with your florist, but you’ll also allow for a more personalized experience next time (putting a face to a name never hurts!).
You may also get more of an inside look and learn a thing or two about the process along the way.
Take dropping in to say hi to the next level! Bring in coffee, tea, or snacks for the florist and their staff to help keep them going throughout their busy day.
Not only does this provide a small break, but it’s also a super thoughtful way to show you’re thinking of them and appreciate their role in your community.
If you’re able, consider leaving a tip for the florist and /or the delivery driver to show your appreciation for their hard work.
It shows that you recognize the extra effort that goes into providing high-quality service during a super busy time of year. It’s also a great way to show gratitude for the timely and safe delivery of your flowers.
Consider ordering flower arrangements or gifts for your loved ones throughout the year. Not only will your special someone receive a lovely surprise, but you’ll help take some of the load off during the busy holiday season.
This also helps your local florist maintain a more consistent income throughout the year, and provides you with a more personalized service. Not to mention, it gives you an opportunity to surprise your loved ones with an unexpected flower delivery and make their day that much more special.
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