‘The Flower Shops’ Mother’s Day Competition!

Mums are absolute super heroes and they deserve the world and more. SO…

I’m coming to you with ANOTHER amazing flower giveaway! This time, it’s being brought to you by ‘The Flower Shops’ – a family run business who’ve created a network of some of the finest florists in the UK, to bring customers the highest quality bouquets. They want to give back to their loyal customers, so are giving away a luxury bouquet worth £100 to one deserving mum, and some gorgeous bouquets for the runners up too! How amazing is that?!

A BIT ABOUT THE FLOWER SHOP

The Flower Shops has built up a network of experienced high street florists, and now, with over 200 florists on the team, they are able to guarantee fresh, handcrafted bouquets to any town or village in the UK. Over the years, the company has witnessed small high street florists going out of business as online marketers churn out factory made bouquets, which leaves customers disappointed, and hard working (but not as well known) small businesses, in ruin. The Flower Shop mission is to reverse this, give business to more independent shops, and turn those customer frowns upside down with beautifully handcrafted, same day blooms. There are a wide variety of flowers available, from affordable blooms to high end bouquets: all are delivered within 24 hours of being made up (no need to worry about the blooms drying out in a van overnight!), and are packaged in water bags to help keep them fresh.

MY EXPERIENCE

I was gifted a bouquet as part of this collaboration, and I can’t tell you how thrilled I am with them! Well, I can…or I’ll do my best to at any rate!

My bouquet arrived safely with a courier in a large, upright cardboard box, and, after I opened this up, my first sight wasn’t of my flowers, but of a fabric cover, which had been placed over the bouquet, just to make doubly sure no harm would come to the blooms during transit. And oh my gosh. They. Are. STUNNING!

A gorgeous full bouquet, arranged beautifully (and in my favourite colour too, which was a lovely surprise)! They’re wrapped in strong cellophane, which means the flowers can sit in a few hundred millilitres of water, then presented in recyclable brown paper. As you can see from the pictures, this all comes in a strong, waterproof box, so there’s no chance of the blooms being damaged between the florist and your front door. They arrived with a lovely little gift card and handwritten message, and, when you place your own order, you also have the option of adding on chocolates, wine, or toys, just to finish it off. I love having fresh flowers in the home, particularly large bouquets – so I can’t begin to tell you what an exciting delivery this was to receive, particularly during lockdown! Browsing on The Flower Shops website is such a treat for the eyes, and makes me want to purchase multiple bouquets to send to my nearest and dearest…and perhaps myself too!

So, now I’ve got your attention and you’ve seen all the gorgeousness, it’s time to tell you how to win a bouquet even bigger and better than this one!

HOW TO ENTER

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Head on over to The Flower Shops Facebook page, and check out their Mother’s Day Competition post. All you need to do is comment with the funniest memory you have of your mum, grandma, or the maternal figure in your life, and you could add a photo for extra attention too!

Terms & Conditions

The Mother’s Day 2021 Competition starts on 1st March 2021 and closes on 10th March 2021 at midnight. 

The winner of the £100 worth luxurious bouquet and runner-ups will be chosen and decided internally by The Flower Shops team.

The competition is open to UK residents who are 18 and over.

The winner will be contacted by The Flower Shops on Facebook and announced on The Flower Shops page on Friday 12th March 2021. If the winner is ineligible, or cannot be contacted, or does not reply within 24 hours, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected.

The competition is in no way sponsored or affiliated with Facebook.

AND THAT’S IT! Easy, right? Go go go!

Dutch Nurseries Valentine’s Giveaway!

Well, hasn’t this been the most January-est of Januarys ever?! You know what I mean right, when December lasts for 2 minutes and January lasts for 35 years? The feeling was bound to happen with England in another national Lockdown, but that knowledge doesn’t make it any easier. HOWEVER, I have something exciting to share with you all, to brighten up this extra long month!

Dutch Nurseries are holding a competition to win 100 RED ROSES for Valentine’s Day!

I know, I couldn’t believe it either when I found out! Can you IMAGINE, answering the door to the postman who’s face you can’t even see because the bouquet’s blocking it from view?! Roses are such gorgeous flowers, and a wonderfully romantic way to express your love for that special someone in your life – can you go wrong with red roses? I think not.

SO, who wants to be in with the chance of winning?! And what do you need to do?

Well firstly, you need to be over 18 and be living in the local area. You can click here to see if you’re within that catchment.

Done that? THEN:

Send Dutch Nurseries an email – contact@yorkflorists.co.uk – with a picture of you and the person you love the most, and explain why that person deserves to receive 100 red roses on Valentine’s Day. The team will then decide internally who has the most creative, sweet, or funny message, that deserves to win!

The contest runs from 1st-10th February. Only one entry per email account is accepted and should you have any questions about the competition, you can reach out to the team at contact@yorkflorists.co.uk.

And that’s it! Fairly straight forward, right? If you want more information about the company, the services they offer, or you just want to see the gorgeous flowers and plants they sell, you can check out Dutch Nurseries at their website, Facebook page and Instagram page. Hit like, save a post, share with your friends, give them a follow – it only takes a couple of seconds for you, but to them, the support means the world.

It’s been a difficult year for us all, and I know I’m not alone when I say I’ve been even more inclined to shop local and support smaller businesses. So when you enter this competition, not only are you in with the chance of winning the amazing prize, but you’re supporting your local flower shop: local people who set up the business because it was a dream. When we shop local we support our community, help our local economy, and we help keep that business open! And after the year we’ve had, now really is the time to get behind those smaller organisations and do what we can to help out.

So what are you waiting for? Get your photo and message ready, then set a reminder in your diary so you don’t miss it! Flowers in the home at any time brings such a breath of fresh air…imagine that in lockdown! Hmm… Please excuse me whilst I go and place an order… 🙊