February 2009
Time to Order Last Minute Valentine's Day Gifts from Arttowngifts.com
The clock is ticking down to Valentine's Day. Get those Valentine’s Day Gifts ordered so you can make certain to get the gift you want and avoid expedited shipping charges. Guys, PLEASE do not wait until the last minute assuming that your local florist will be able to handle your order for Valentine Flowers. We work with florists every day for delivery of balloons, gift baskets and flowers. You should know that:

Florists routinely stop taking orders several days before and after Valentine's Day
To complicate things even more, Valentines Day is on Saturday this year. So please get those orders placed with us or where ever else you plan to make your purchase.

Flowers Added to Arttowngifts.com
You asked for flowers online and we listened. We are thrilled to announce that Arttowngifts now offers flowers including roses, mixed bouquets and plants. We offer two ways buy. You can select from our shipped flowers that are cut fresh from the fields for next day delivery direct from our own growers or choose our same day flower delivery arranged through local florists in the recipient’s delivery area. Each online flower ordering method offers great advantages and some disadvantages. We outline these in depth further on our site. In the meantime here is a quick synopsis:

Farm Fresh Flowers - Cost Less and Last Longer
The farm fresh flowers routinely feature significantly lower prices and greater quality because the flowers are fresher. They are grown locally instead of being shipped in from other countries. The flowers are cut one day and delivered to you the next. The only way to get fresher flowers is to grow them yourself!

Grower Direct Flowers - Shipped for Next Day Delivery - Arrive In A Gift Box
The disadvantage to some buyers is that while the flowers arrive in a nice gift box, the bouquets are not already professionally styled in a vase due to shipping issues. As a result, arranging the flowers is up to the recipient. However, if you take a quick glance at most florist websites you will see that a large portion of the arrangements feature very little design effort. There are usually a few seasonally advertised great FTD or Teleflora designs. Otherwise, it is just flowers in a vase for the most part. We offer our customers those cute designs through our florist arranged deliveries. Each of the Grower Direct Flower Gifts come with a floral preservative and flower care information.

Women Enjoy Arranging Flowers
Most women I know really enjoy arranging the flowers they receive. To my dismay I have seen friends take a nicely designed florist bouquet and tear it apart just to put the flowers in several vases so they could enjoy the flowers in more than one location. If I am sending a floral gift to a woman in most cases I would opt for the grower fresh overnight flowers. That way she can enjoy designing her own arrangement and also have a gift that will last the longest. And I will save a little bit on the purchase of the gift or buy more flowers than I could have from a florist.

Direct from the Fields Flowers Fully Bloom After They ArriveThe direct from the fields to you flowers are selected and cut before the blooms totally open. This is so that the flowers will reach their maximum beauty after they arrive and to insure longevity. Florists delivered bouquets are better if you prefer that the flowers be at their peak when they arrive. Finally there is a minor risk of the flowers being damaged in shipping but this is covered in the guarantee and the same risk applies to floral delivery drivers.

Florist Delivered Flowers - Delivered Same Day - Professionally Arranged
There are two main advantages offered by florist delivered flowers. We can schedule same day flower delivery if you call early enough in the day. Plus the flowers arrive professionally arranged in a vase. The main disadvantage we find with florist delivery is that we deal with florists from across the country so the arrangements do not always closely resemble the photos. Ninety-nine percent of the time florists make a herculean effort to do a good job and deliver an outstanding product but sometimes they take a little poetic license. If you want same day flower delivery, the deadline is noon in the recipient's time zone. Our site says 11:30 am to give us time to get the orders to the florist.

Florist Delivered Flowers - Better for Hospitals, Funerals & Grand Openings
If you want a really cute design from the get-go, you should select the florist arranged and delivered flowers. This is particularly true in the case of sympathy flowers or get well flowers delivered to hospitals. We find that it is much better to use florist arranged delivery for hospitals and funerals because the delivery driver can actually walk the flowers to the correct location. And the arrangment is ready to go. I would also select our florist same day delivery when you need to send a bouquet to a group such as a business grand opening or a staff thank you. If you have questions about the best delivery method for your situation give us a call toll free at 1 877 278-8696.

Red Roses - The Traditional Valentines Day Flower
So now that we have discussed the ways to order, lets look at some ideas for Valentines Day Flowers. Of course we offer the traditional Dozen Red Valentine Roses decked out for Valentine’s Day. My favorite is the Dozen Red & White Long Stem Roses. And don't forget we always have our delightful Gold Roses. These are real roses dipped in 24 K gold. There are other varieties available. Regardless of what you decide, I am sure you will love our new flower collection.