We are very excited to participate in this year’s Memorial Day Flowers!! Read on to get all of the details and to register:
MEMORIAL DAY FLOWERS “FLORISTS & COMMUNITY”
A Rose for the Headstone, Another Rose to Take Home in Memory
Memorial Day 2012: 50,000 roses were donated by farms and distributed by florists at 95 cemeteries or ceremonies in twenty-six states.
2013 Goal: The Memorial Day Flowers ”Florists & Community” program has expanded and will be offered to two hundred florists nationally.
Participating florists will receive 400 roses, a Memorial Day Flowers banner, and 200 informational handouts. There is a space on the back of the handouts to place your shop’s information. One (1) box per company please.
Your 400 roses are donated by South American and U.S. rose growers. For the first 40 Mayesh Wholesale Florist customers there is no charge as Mayesh will pick up the freight and handling cost.
There are several ways to use the roses you will receive within your communities:
- Contact your local cemetery and set up a table to distribute roses to visitors. Each visitor will be given two stems of roses: one to place on a headstone and one to take home in remembrance of a friend or relative. Optionally, you could provide a service for families that are unable to visit by sending a digital picture of the rose lying on the headstone.
This is a local news video link from one of the participating florists in Auburn, Massachusetts:http://www.necn.com/searchNECN/search/v/57060995/in-auburn-mass-they-remember-with-roses.htm?q=florist
- Distribute roses at your local Memorial Day parade or ceremony.
- Place a sign at your shop offering a free Memorial Day Rose to anyone who comes in on the preceding Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Participating in the Memorial Day Flowers “Florists & Community” program is an excellent way to connect with your community and honor those who served. A single rose, placed on a headstone, is a floral expression of appreciation.
The cornerstone of the 2012 events was Arlington National Cemetery. 60,000 Ecuadorian roses and 2,000 Californian bouquets were handed out by 120 volunteers.www.youtube.com/memorialdayflowers