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Admin Professionals Day

Show your team how much you care this Administrative Professionals Day by sending a bouquet of fresh flowers. Your staff will be delighted to receive a special gift from you and will be able to enjoy them all week long! Administrative Professionals Day is all about showing your appreciation to your staff. Let Carla's Simple Gifts & Floral take care of everything for you, all you have to do is call, click or stop by!
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Mother's Day

How do I take care of my flowers once they are delivered?

As your mother is basking in the glory of her new beautiful florals, she will want to preserve that beauty for as long as possible. We have included a few fresh flower care tips to help. Feel free to send her this easy-to-follow guide once her flowers have been delivered.

First things first
If your flowers came in plastic wrapping, you would want to remove the plastic as soon as possible. This will allow the flowers to breathe. Secondly, you will want to give fresh water to your flowers to provide hydration. Place bouquets in a vase of appropriate size or fill your current vase with fresh water. If you need to, you can trim the stem’s ends to fit a vase you have. We recommend cutting flower stems at an angle with a sharp knife.

Where you place your flowers can make a difference
Avoid placing your flower arrangements near areas of extreme temperatures: windowsills, direct sunlight all day, or an overly hot room. Too much heat or sun exposure can cause your flowers to dry out quickly or wilt. Cooler and more controlled conditions will be best to help preserve the beauty of your flowers.

Avoid placing your flowers next to fruit or in the vicinity of cigarette smoke. These can produce ethylene gas which can reduce the life of your flowers and cause them to die more quickly.

Maintaining a beautiful presentation
Keep your flowers looking fresh and displayed beautifully by tending to your flowers periodically.

  • For vase arrangements, keep your vase filled with water. This allows the plants to drink the water they need and provides them hydration.
  • For basket arrangements, we suggest still adding daily fresh water to your flowers.
  • Anytime the water begins to become cloudy, change the water out with fresh water. It would be good to clean the inside of your vase during this change before placing your flowers back into the vase. Using soapy water can help remove bacteria that could cause your flowers to deteriorate more quickly. Then make sure you rinse your vase thoroughly.
  • As wilting leaves or stems occur, remove the strongly wilted contents to allow the fresher parts to be the center of attention.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut your stems at an angle one to two inches from the bottom of the stem. This will help your flowers better absorb water. We recommend avoiding using scissors to cut your flowers. Scissors can crush the stems and hinder the flower from being able to absorb the water.
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Father's Day

Celebrate Dad With Beautiful Flower Bouquet

Give dad the perfect Father's Day Gift with a stunning flower arrangement! Send the special man in your life a special flower arrangement made just for him.

Does your dad enjoy the beauty of nature? Send dad an arrangement that he can brag about for days. Pick from one of our beautiful bouquets or have one of our florist design one for you. Summer flowers are in full bloom and make an excellent gift. Celebrate dad with an arrangement made of fresh summer flowers and green foliage, or send him a basket of his favorite goodies!

Perfect Father's Day flowers are

  • Sunflowers
  • Chrysanthemums
  • Aster
  • Gerberas
  • Green Plants
  • Tropical Blooms

    Bright and bold colors like red, oranges, and yellows are more popular for Father's Day than pretty pastels. White and red roses are recognized as the official flower of Father's Day. Send him a luscious plant that he can brag about and admire for days!

    Father's Day Flower Delivery

    Spruce up their office or man cave with a gift for dad with a home flower delivery Whether your gift is for a dad, uncle, grandpa, or stepdad Carla's Simple Gifts & Floral can help pick the perfect present for them. We have local delivery options but can deliver wherever your dad may be! Call or order online today.

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    Grandparents Day

    If there's anyone who loves and is proud of you more than your parents, it's definitely your grandparents. Send a token of your love to show them just how much you appreciate them with a beautiful flower arrangement on Grandparent's Day. Whether it's for delivery in Independence or you need to send it across the country, Carla's Simple Gifts & Floral can help!
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    Thanksgiving (CAN)

    Welcome guests to your table with a charming Thanksgiving flower arrangement. Come together and break bread around a beautiful arrangement bursting with fall colors that everyone will enjoy. Fill your house with cornucopias, baskets of fall flowers, and arrangements of contemporary florals. The autumn blooms of sunflowers, mums, and pumpkin-colored lilies bring forth the feeling of fall.

    Add the perfect touch to your Thanksgiving feast and celebrate the holiday with a bouquet of fresh fall florals. Call or order online today and we will get your beautiful piece wherever it needs to go. Order early to ensure the perfect fall design.

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    National Boss Day

    Say thank you this National Boss’s Day with beautiful flowers

    Mentor, leader, advisor, head honcho; there are many titles that our boss has. Show your appreciation and tell them how much it means to be their employee. Tell them Happy Boss's Day with a festive bouquet of flowers.

    What is a good present for my boss on National Boss's Day?

    Buying for your boss can be tricky. You want to be professional but personal at the same time. Show them the affirmation they deserve with special office flowers!

    Tell them how much you admire them with purple flowers, or select a classic arrangement of irises and lilies. Falling on October 16th, you can select a gorgeous fall flower arrangement that adds a bit of fun to any office.

    What should I say on my National Boss's Day card?

    When writing your National Boss's Day card, tell them how much you appreciate them. Everyone likes to hear a job well done; often, those in charge don't hear it as much as they should. Along with your arrangement, send a card that says just that. Tell them how much you look up to them and how they influence you every day.

    Schedule an office delivery!

    Order a professional arrangement today or network and find out what flowers are your boss’s favorite. No matter what you decide, we will deliver your arrangement to their office for you! Call or order online your National Boss's Day flowers today for the person who leads you to success.

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    Sweetest Day

    Who Can I Give Flowers On Sweetest Day?

    Unlike Valentine’s Day, Sweetest Day is not a lover-exclusive holiday, nor is it as heavy weighing. Valentine’s Day has been known to include elaborate gifting, special date ideas, and trying to woo your romantic partner. However, Sweetest Day is much more laid back and focused on spreading cheer to anyone around you through a small gift like flowers accompanied by a little baggy of sweet treats. You have the ability to give a non-romantic gesture to anyone you please or offer an extra expression of affection to someone close to you.

    Co-workers
    We work alongside peers regularly and often forget to show care and appreciation for them. Whether you have a work bestie or feel a co-worker could use a good deed or piece of encouragement, a gift of flowers can be a wonderful small way to brighten their day. If you want to share words of encouragement or affirmation with them, you can provide a personalized card message in the online ordering process that will be delivered with their flowers.

    Neighbors
    If you’ve never had formal introductions, now is a perfect opportunity to break the ice and warm their heart. Sometimes we don’t know the ones who live right across or beside us. Don’t remain a stranger. Break the ice and offer the kind gesture of flowers with a heartwarming card message. Not sure how to start that conversation? No problem. Smile, kindly introduce yourself, explain that it’s Sweetest Day, what it is, and then offer them their gift. This could be a good way to encourage them or potentially be the beautiful beginning to a good friendship. It never hurts to spread the cheer.

    Stranger
    There are several people we pass every day without ever knowing personally. You pass faces at the grocery store, while out shopping, or while at an event. You see some people just in the passing, such as your mailman, the store clerk, a greeter, etc. Every person has a different path in life, job, personality, and things they may be going through. This is all the more reason why Sweetest Day could be the exact occasion needed to sprinkle some happiness into people’s everyday lives and routines. Who is someone you could share some kindness with a lovely bouquet of flowers? Imagine the sweet surprise upon their face. You will have blessed a stranger and brightened their day. This is what Sweetest Day is all about.

    Friends / Family / Lovers
    Surprise your besties, lovers, or family with a gorgeous bouquet and shower them with words of affirmation through a special card message. Let them know how much you appreciate them and the things about them that are so special to you. If you’re really close, you could select a bouquet that incorporates their favorite colors or favorite flowers. To make a truly perfect pair, you could easily add some of their favorite candies or treats along with their beautiful bouquet. If they have yet to hear of Sweetest Day before, here is your opportunity to introduce them to the sweet holiday.

    Delivery


    Interested in delivery for those you know? Maybe you would like to have flowers delivered to your home first before handing them out to someone new. @Shop_name offers easy and convenient delivery. Simply place your order online, type the desired address, delivery instructions, date, and we can take care of the rest. If you have any questions about your order or delivery, please feel free to contact us at (620) 330-4171.
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    Halloween

    Halloween brings out the kid (and 'spook') in all of us with jack-o'-lanterns, trick-or-treating, and lots of Halloween activities to enjoy. Your local florist, Carla's Simple Gifts & Floral of Independence, is a great place to start for creative suggestions on Halloween flowers, party decorations, and haunted houses. Let us suggest some Halloween party flower ideas for kids, and maybe even a few tips grownup 'ghouls' will like too! Give your Halloween festivities a 'frightfully' fantastic look and feel with colorful flowers and fun Halloween floral decor from Carla's Simple Gifts & Floral.
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    Thanksgiving (USA)

    How do I take care of my flowers once they are delivered?

    Now that you have your lovely flowers for the holiday season, you would like to preserve their beauty for as long as possible. We have provided some fresh flower care tips to help. If you are giving flowers to friends or family, feel free to share this page with them so that they will be able to care for their flowers soon after their delivery.

    First things first
    Most flowers are delivered with a plastic covering. Remove all plastic to all your flowers to breathe. Next, if your flowers are already in a vase or you have just placed them in a vase, refill the vase with fresh water. Your flowers will love the hydration.

    Where you place your flowers can make a difference
    It is best to avoid placing your flower in areas of extreme temperatures: windowsills, direct sunlight all day, or an overly hot room. These can cause wilting or dry out your flowers. Instead, place your flowers somewhere where they will be in cooler and more controlled conditions.

    It is always good to prevent the possibility of ethylene gas reducing the life of your flowers. This can often come from placing flowers near fruit or cigarette smoke.

    Maintaining your flower’s beautiful presentation
    As your beautiful flowers are on display, check up on them and tend to them periodically over a series of days.

    • For vase arrangements, keep your vase filled with fresh water to provide them with proper hydration.
    • For basket arrangements, it is good to also provide them with hydration. We suggest daily fresh water hydration.
    • Anytime the water begins to become cloudy, change out the water. You will need to clean your vase with soap and water, rinse thoroughly, and then fill your vase back up with fresh water. Using soapy water rather than only rinsing can help remove bacteria that could cause your flowers to die more quickly.
    • Remove any strongly wilted contents: wilting leaves or stems. This will help you maintain a fresher and neater look.
    • Cut your stems at an angle using a sharp knife. We recommend cutting them one to two inches from the bottom of the stem. This will allow your flowers to hydrate and absorb the water properly. Using scissors to cut the stems is not recommended, as scissors can crush the stems and hinder the flower’s ability to drink water.
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    Christmas

    Tis the Season! Time to pull out the lights and put up the tree! At Carla's Simple Gifts & Floral, we specialize in all-things Christmas! With the trendiest Christmas accessories and ornaments, you are sure to find exactly what you need for your holiday decor at Carla's Simple Gifts & Floral in Independence. Whether you're planning for a Christmas party or just decorating your home for the holiday, we've got you covered. From traditional, to playful and fun, you will find the Christmas decorations you need at Carla's Simple Gifts & Floral.
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    Valentine's Day

    Can I pick-up the Valentine's Day flowers I ordered online?

    Absolutely! Some customers enjoy picking up their flowers to avoid a delivery fee or to hand-deliver their gift themselves. It is up to you if you would like your flowers delivered to a specific address. Do whatever you find convenient for you. We enjoy getting to meet and greet our customers when they walk into Carla's Simple Gifts & Floral. While you are in the shop, you can always feel free to ask us any questions you may have or inquire about future arrangements.

    Can I request a flower substitution in my Valentine’s Day arrangement?

    Carla's Simple Gifts & Floral would love to provide you with the flowers you desire. If you are interested in customizing or substituting specific flowers or flower colors in your arrangement, please contact us to provide more details concerning your request. Oftentimes, during this special occasion, various flower types can go out of stock and we will be waiting for our delivery truck. If your flowers of choice are available, we would be glad to provide you with that personalization. During high order volume holidays, we encourage you to place your order in advance or as soon as possible to secure your specific arrangement or requests.

    Will my flowers be delivered even if no one is home?

    When you place your order with Carla's Simple Gifts & Floral, you have the ability to provide instructions for our delivery drivers. Select a date of delivery that is best for you. If something changes concerning your delivery needs, please reach out to us and we can work with you to set up a better time or day to deliver your flowers.

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    Easter

    What better way to welcome in the spring season than with a beautiful flower arrangement? Choose a beautiful bouquet of white roses and pastel lilies or a bright and cheery arrangement of gerbera daisies and tulips. No matter what style you choose, Carla's Simple Gifts & Floral is here to help.. If you need to send a special arrangement to someone, we can ask the Easter Bunny to deliver them for you!