A new year begins

floral tribute funeral flowers

Happy New Year to my customers, let’s hope 2017 brings health and happiness to all.

In this second week of January, when we get up in the dark and return home from work in the dark, when nature seems asleep, as if nothing will ever grow again, all we need to do is take a closer look to see those first small signs of spring. Already, peeking through the dark blanket of last year’s fallen leaves, are the first green shoots of 2017’s crop of snowdrops and daffodils. As always, the cycle of life begins again.

In the floristry services sector, it is this cycle which sets the rhythm of our year, with each new round of births, baby showers, birthdays, engagements, milestone celebrations, and marriages, with colours and flowers-in-season changing with the weather along the way. Often on these pages, the weddings are the focus, as large events are the mainstay of my business, but funeral services are as much a part of life, and so quietly in the background, throughout the year, come the orders for  floral tributes (like the one at the top of this page), commissioned to mark the passing of loved ones.

Thank you, Karen, for the beautiful design – thoughtful winter whites in the roses and lisianthus, with a splash of yellow through, her favourite colour, to mark her passing and celebrate her life – the sheaf was exactly how I imagined it when we spoke and looks lovely in the memorial garden.”

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My first key business diary date for 2017 is the Art of Weddings Bridal Show at St Austell Conference Centre (11am-3pm) on Sunday January 22nd and so begins again the cycle of wedding plans…

With free admission and free parking, this the perfect friendly venue for engaged couples and brides-and-grooms-to-be to take a stroll past local wedding suppliers, browse their wares, ask some questions, and arrange consultation appointments. I will be there, with a special display, so do come along and see what sorts of effects might be possible for your event.