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The Very Best Chocolates for Valentine’s Day

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Do you know someone who is a flower lover and has a major sweet tooth? Calyx Flowers has the answer in chocolate and of course, flowers. We’re proud to offer this Valentine’s Day gourmet truffles by a superb American chocolatier – Mary Ann’s Chocolates.

Based in East Grand Rapids, Michigan, this family business has been making gourmet chocolate for over 30 years. Committed to gourmet excellence and pure, chocolate extravagance, Mary Ann’s Chocolates has known for a very long time…a luxurious bite of chocolate pleasure indulges the senses and makes life so much sweeter! After one bite we were hooked and decided to offer these specialty chocolates at Calyx Flowers.

Four Gourmet Truffles by Mary Ann’s Chocolates

For Valentine’s Day you can add a box of four gourmet truffles to your fresh flower bouquet order. Each has its own unique and scrumptious flavor.

Be My Valentine Roses

Or you can choose to send the Be My Valentine Roses that offers a delectable 12-piece assortment of delicious gourmet truffles all dressed up in a Valentine red heart box. The flavors include chocolate insanity, raspberry, tiramisu, milk chocolate, Irish creme, butterscotch, mocha hazelnut, creme de menthe, and black forest chocolate. This combination is guaranteed to be sweet enough for your sweetie.

12-piece Assortment of Gourmet Truffles by       Mary Ann’s Chocolates

 

5 Fantastic Flowers Men Should Send at Valentine’s Day

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Calyx Flowers  decided to make it simple for the men this Valentine’s Day. We put together a short list of fantastic flowers they could send to their special someone for this year’s Valentine’s Day holiday. So read through our list and get busy ordering! Don’t wait until the last minute…again.

Finally! An easy, short list of 5 Fantastic Flowers men can send this Valentine’s Day.

1) Roses 

Tried and true, this flower is the ultimate symbol of love to send on February 14th. Today there are hundreds of rose cultivars. With names like “Ingrid Bergman,” “Hot Princess,” “Engagement”, “Blush” and “Vogue,” we are reminded of what the image of the rose evokes—feelings of romance, passion, enchantment and fascination. You cannot go wrong making a loving statement with roses. (shown: center)

2) Dutch Tulips

The tulip itself means “perfect love” and it’s the second favorite flower variety after roses given for the Valentine’s Day occasion. During the 17th century in Holland, the popularity of tulips resulted in “Tulipomania” and bulbs were incredibly expensive and the subject of financial speculation. In the Victorian language of flowers, red tulips are a declaration of love. (shown: top right)

3) Orchids

These long-lasting beauties with their star-like blooms are a spellbinding and unusual Valentine gift. Orchids have long been highly sought after, probably for the unusual beauty of their design. Orchid hunters in the nineteenth century collected them by the ton, and chopped down as many as four thousand trees at one time for the Orchids growing on them. (shown: bottom left)

4) Gerbera Daisies

A vibrant Valentine this perky flower will make. Not only are they cheerful, Gerbera daisies have become very popular in recent years as women love how easy they are to arrange. It won’t be a question of “he loves me, he loves me not” when you give the gift of Gerbera daisies she will absolutely know you’re saying, “Be Mine.” (shown: bottom right)

5) Calla Lilies

With its straight-stem and glossy green leaves, the flower itself could remind us in a way of Cupid’s arrow. The word “Calla” comes from the Greek word for “beautiful” which makes it very Valentine appropriate. Native to South Africa, calla lilies make for an exotic and different type of bouquet than most women expect to receive but one she’ll surely admire (and so will her co-workers if you send it to the office). It’s a great choice if you’re daring to be different. (shown: top left)

See more great Valentine flowers like these by visiting CalyxFlowers.com. We have a fabulous Valentine gift gallery with tons of bouquets and plants for men to choose from. But if you’re still feeling stuck, never fear the Calyx Concierge is only a phone call way. Call 1-800-800-7788 and let us know you need help selecting the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. We would be more than happy to assist you.

Valentine’s Flowers

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006

Hanukkah and Christmas are now behind us. Thanks for reading and commenting on my recent posts about holiday flowers, crafts and decorating. I hope everyone enjoyed the very best and most relaxing holiday season.

At Calyx Flowers we’ve assembled a nice collection of New Year’s flowers, plants, preserved floral arrangements and table centerpieces that make festive New Year’s party decorations.

The next really big floral occasion is Valentine’s Day. Over 180 million stems of roses will be cut and shipped for Valentine’s Day delivery. Valentine’s Day ranks as the number one holiday in the floral industry, capturing 35% of all holiday transactions. Valentine’s Day is also the number one holiday for your local florist, according to the Society of American Florists. The US market for flowers and plants was $19.5 billion in 2004, according to the US Department of Commerce.

As Valentine’s Day gift ideas, Calyx Flowers will offer designer bouquets with an emphasis on red rose bouquets, including the lavish 100 Roses Bouquet — over eight dozen red roses delivered in a magnificent Wine Chiller and accompanied by gourmet chocolate truffles!

There’s also the 50 Roses Bouquet. Or if you really want to make a powerful and lasting impression on your sweetheart, send Roses for a year — a bouquet of roses every month for a full twelve months!