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Deck the Halls with Deals! The Sale Before CHRISTMAS is Here!

Posted by Thu, Dec 14, 2023 @ 03:57 PM


Deck the Halls with Deals! The Sale Before CHRISTMAS is Here!


It's the most wonderful time of the year, and what better way to spread cheer than with amazing savings? Get ready to jingle all the way to our store because The Sale Before CHRISTMAS is upon us! From December 18th to 24th, it's your chance to score incredible deals on all your holiday wish list items and more.

Unwrap 25% off every corner of Christmas:

    • Deck the halls: Trim your tree and adorn your home with festive flair. All Christmas décor is 25% off, from sparkling ornaments to twinkling light up figurines.
    • Gifts that give joy: Shower your loved ones with delightful surprises. Any giftware, from cozy throws and charming trinkets to chic vases, is 25% off.
    • Cuddle up and cozy down: Make someone's winter extra warm and cuddly with our 25% off plush sale. Snuggle-worthy stuffed animals and throw blankets await!
    • Silk surprises: Stock up on artificial flowers that make life brighter, like silk Christmas centerpieces and outdoor wreaths, all at 25% off. Plus, treat yourself to cemetery saddles and cemetery cans to remember your loved ones.
    • Light the way, scent the air: Create a warm and inviting atmosphere with 25% off candles and other delightful home fragrance items.

But wait, there's more!

    • Don't forget the last-minute gifts: Everyday gift items are also 25% off, perfect for those unexpected stockings to fill or impromptu gift exchanges.
    • Holiday Cheer at Every Corner: This sale doesn't include fresh flowers and plants, but we have tons of festive décor and gift items to keep your holiday spirits high! Get ready to deck the halls and fill stockings with joy.
    • As is, with love: Serviced products (those requiring alterations or changes) are also excluded from the sale, but everything else is up for grabs!
    • Shop in-store for non-delivery delights: Unfortunately, sale items cannot be delivered, so come on down and soak up the holiday cheer while you shop!

Restrictions may apply, so visit our store for complete details and let our friendly staff answer any questions you might have. Don't miss your chance to deck the halls, stock up on gifts, and treat yourself to some holiday goodies at The Sale Before CHRISTMAS! We can't wait to see you there!

Call us at 317.273.1100 for more information and let the merry shopping begin!

Don't have time to come in and shop? No Worries! We got you covered! Shop online for delivery in the Indianapolis area and surrounding communities! We'll be accepting orders until Noon on December 24th for same day delivery!


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Unwrapping Nature's Beauty

Posted by Tue, Dec 05, 2023 @ 03:48 PM

20230715_152752_0000'Tis the season of giving, and what better way to spread holiday cheer than with the gift of nature's beauty? In this festive blog post, we'll explore the unique gifts that plants and flowers bring to the table. From classic elegance to vibrant charm, these treasures are sure to make your Christmas celebrations even more special. 

PoinsettiaPoinsettias: The Classic Elegance: Poinsettias are the most popular plants of the Christmas season. Their vibrant red, green, and white hues instantly evoke the spirit of the season. Considered a symbol of prosperity and good cheer, poinsettias make for a timeless and thoughtful gift. With various sizes and color options available, you can choose the perfect poinsettia to brighten someone's holiday and home.

Christmas CactusChristmas Cactus: A Delicate Surprise: For a unique and unexpected gift, look no further than the Christmas cactus. With its trailing branches and delicate blooms, this plant brings a touch of elegance to any space. The Christmas cactus is not only beautiful to look at, but it's also easy to care for, making it an ideal gift for both seasoned gardeners and those new to the world of plants. 

CenterpieceCenterpieces: A Table Set for Joy: Elevate your holiday table with the gift of a festive centerpiece. A centerpiece can add a touch of warmth and charm to any Christmas gathering. Consider gifting a beautifully crafted centerpiece to friends or family, bringing the joy of the season right to their dining table.

WreathWreaths: Welcoming the Season with Style: Wreaths are not just for the front door—they make exquisite gifts that symbolize the circle of giving and love. A wreath is a versatile and thoughtful present to help your loved ones adorn their homes with the spirit of the holidays.

No matter what your budget or style, we have a Christmas flower arrangement that is perfect for you.

Visit us in store or online to see our selection of Christmas flowers and arrangements. And don't forget our holiday sale coming up December 18-24th.

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Season with a Kiss

Posted by Thu, Dec 19, 2013 @ 02:26 PM

Kelly Gillespie Snyder

Hemiparasite, aphrodisiac, protectant against poison and kissing.

Ever wonder what kissing and parasites have in common? What on earth does this have to do with flowers, holidays, blogs and people? Oh just a little science and history on one of our traditional holiday plants, the mistletoe.  mistletoe

First off, Science! There are 2 types of mistletoe. The one most commonly used for Christmas decoration is Phoradendron flavescens. Don't do NOT have to ask for it by that name! Did you know the name Phoradendron is derived from the Greek for "tree thief"? Pretty cool huh?  

This thieving little parasitic plant has been a part of of the winter holidays for quite some time but have you ever wondered why? Well friends, you could wiki some knowledge on it or let me give you the readers digest version. You've got things to do, parties to plan, gifts to buy, but for a few minutes just read on and I'll give you some interesting tidbits about mistletoe. So let's talk about the gods.  

describe the imageFrigga, The goddess of love, learned her son, Balder, god of the sun, had a dream where he died and the earth was destroyed because of it. As she wanted to protect her son from harm,   she told the elements earth, water, wind, and fire, and all the plants and creatures of nature that no harm would befall him. Everybody was good with that except Balder's one enemy, Loki, the god of mischief.

Loki knew of one plant Frigga had overlooked in her quest to protect her son; the lowly mistletoe. Why was it overlooked? Because it was not of the earth or under the earth. It thrived on the apple and oak trees. He took the unassuming plant and fashioned it into an arrow and gave it to the blind Hoder, god of winter, who shot it. The arrow hit Balder and killed him.       The elements tried for 3 days to bring him back to life, finally he was restored by Frigga, his mother. The tears she cried for her son turned into the pearly white berries on the mistletoe plant and Frigga was so joyful she kissed everyone who passed under the tree on which it grew.

After that, whomever should stand under the mistletoe would have no harm befall them. Only a kiss, a token of love. Sounds pretty nice, I'll take it! Of course, this was the legend; other countries have their own take on mistletoe and it's many magical properties.  

In Scandinavia, mistletoe is known as a plant of peace. Enemies could declare a truce or warring spouses could kiss and make-up underneath it. The English used mistletoe to make a ball and dubbed it a “kissing ball”. If a young lady stood under it at Christmas time, she could not refuse to be kissed, as it would lead to a deep romance or lasting friendship. If she remained unkissed, she would marry within the following year. To protect against all the lucky ones who did get kissed under it, some parts of England would burn the Christmas mistletoe on the twelfth night. In France, kissing under the mistletoe is linked to New Year's Day: “Au gui l'An neuf” (Mistletoe for the New Year).

These are just a few examples of many reasons why kisses are exchanged under the mistletoe.  

Some say mistletoe has magical properties, others say you'll kiss the love of your life under it, regardless of whether we believe the stories and legends or not, it's still a part of the fun and frolicking which occurs during the holiday season. Not only is its history rich, but the nature of mistletoe is fascinating as well! If you're looking to add alittle more frolic to your next holiday party or start a new tradition, be sure to stop by Gillespie Florists and pick up a bundle of this magnificent plant.

Tied together with ribbon and ready to be hung in a doorway for an unsuspecting victim, sparring spouse, or simply there to add a bit more festive to your décor. Either way, mistletoe is a winner for the holiday season.   

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