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Featured Flower

This April, our featured flower is the Tulip! A personal fave, the Tulip is a happy flower that is usually associated with Spring. There is a meaning attached to the sending of this flower, and it goes as follows:

Tulip (general) – Gift from a perfect lover. Love.
Tulip (red) – Irresistible love. Believe me. Declaration of love.
Tulip (yellow) – Hopeless love.

We’re feeling the love.

You can’t fit much more love into one bouquet: carnival

Events

  • April 19 – Easter Egg Hunt (TBD)
  • April 21-26 – Secretaries Week
    • Best Secretary/Administrative Assistant Contest- Winner gets $100 gift card! (Details to come)

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Part of the reward of being in the Flower business is “helping others to express their feelings through flowers”. This company motto began with Ernest Watanabe who, returning home from WWII, recognized that there would be a lot of soldiers and families of soldiers wanting to express their feelings and, perhaps, needed a way to be able to do that.

We continue that pledge today. We know there are plenty of times in life that expressing feelings is maybe hard to do. And maybe a little flower can say it better than words.

The other day we received a call from a concerned father of a little girl named Anaiah. Anaiah, 4 years old, was in the hospital. The Father was away on the mainland and couldn’t be there with his daughter who was very ill and, as a result, not eating. He wanted to send her something special that would let her know that he loved her, wanted her to feel better, and wished he could be there with her. He decided on a lavender and pink basket arrangement, a Hello Kitty plush, and since the little girl loved Hello Kitty so much, we tacked on a Hello Kitty balloon for free.

Later, we received a call from the same Father. He reported that the gifts had arrived, and that upon receiving them, Anaiah lit up and could not stop smiling. He said she was so happy that she even started to eat.

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It is truly our honor and privilege to assist in creating these happy feelings. Get well soon, Anaiah!

 

 

WFI’s Latest

Important Dates to Remember for the new year:
January 20- Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 31- Chinese New Year
History of Chinese New Year
Year of the Horse
Legend has it that Buddha asked all the animals to meet him on Chinese New Year. Twelve came, and Buddha named a year after each one. He announced that the people born in each animal’s year would have some of the traits of that animal’s personality. Those born in horse years are cheerful, skillful with money, perceptive, witty, and talented.
Traditional Celebrations
 Decorate with red. Red is the color or symbol of good luck in Chinese culture. The number “8” also symbolizes good luck and wealth, as in Chinese the word for eight rhymes with fortune or wealth.
Visiting family and friends are an important part of celebrating. Traditionally red envelopes with money are given to children who are encouraged to save the money for the sake of continued prosperity.
Set off firecrackers.The firecrackers used in China are loud fireworks that are mostly lit on the ground. The loud noises are thought to scare the bad spirits away, to prevent them from bringing bad luck.


Place your Valentine’s Day order by Jan. 31 and save $5!! Check our website for Valentine’s Day details soon!

Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, we are kicking off the Christmas Season! Check out a few of our new Holiday arrangements!

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We will be adding NEW arrangements periodically until December 11th when the Holiday collection will be complete! So make sure you check back at http://www.watanabefloral.com/occasions/christmas/ frequently to find the perfect piece for your Holiday needs.

 

Summer setting

Summer is coming to an end, but in Hawaii we like to send it out with a festival! Aloha Festivals is this coming week, and we are celebrating too. Aloha Festivals is Hawai’i’s premier cultural showcase, a celebration of Hawai’i’s music, dance and history intended to preserve the unique island traditions.

To show our Aloha Spirit, we are marking 25% off of all Tropical Arrangements! To take advantage of the special price, use coupon code TROPICAL at checkout!

For more on Aloha Festivals check out: http://www.alohafestivals.com/

For more on beautiful tropical arrangements check out: http://www.watanabefloral.com/special-flowers-and-more/tropical-flowers/

But for a sampling, here are some of our most popular tropical:

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Please help us celebrate our birthday! We wanted to invite all our friends all across the world, and the best place to meet up is on Twitter! Thanks to Twitter, we can open a forum of interesting conversation, trivia, tricks of the trade, and have a lot of fun together. Oh, and let’s not forget the birthday presents! Only, for our birthday, we want to give YOU the presents! Giveaway sweepstakes every 20 minutes for the duration of the party! Join us!

Summer R&R

Ah, Summer. Renowned for it’s ability to help us all take a chill pill. It is a welcome time that calls for a little more rest and relaxation. That’s why we love it! At WFI, we enjoyed some relaxing times, and now we’re ready to pick things back up again! Because…..Drum Roll……….

 

JULY IS OUR BIRTHDAY MONTH! 68 years ago THIS MONTH (!!!) our company was brought into this world by Ernest Watanabe, a solider returned from WWII with a dream of growing Roses. So he did. And that Rose growing business has evolved into what you see today; a friendly and professional Florist, wholesaler, and retailer that has been voted Hawaii’s Best Florist by the Honolulu Star Advertiser for 13 years running.

 

So- our Summer plans are about to get party crazy! Here’s what’s happening:

FIRST! Facebook. We love Facebook. If you’ve received an arrangement or bouquet or ANYTHING from us recently, take a pic! And post it to Facebook. And we’ll give you a prize. Easy peasy way to win. (Especially for those of you who NEVER win ANYTHING! I know how you feel…)

SECOND! Join us for a Twitter Birthday Party! This is going to be fun. Fun trivia, topics, and of course giveaways that you don’t want to miss!

THIRD! You never know what we’ll come up with so stay tuned for details, prizes, promotions, and more!

 

Happy Birthday to Us!

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