At the end of the rainbow is another free Connells Maple Lee Kids Club event for ages 5 to 12.
Join us March 15 for an opportunity to decorate a white carnation by giving it a smiling face. You’ll be able to take your creation home in a bud vase and watch as the green dye in the water changes the color of the flower.
Participants also will receive a balloon.
Time slots are available at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Registration is required by calling your nearest store: 2408 E. Main St. (Route 40), Bexley, 614-237-8653; 2033 Stringtown Road, Grove City, 614-539-4000; and 8573 Owenfield Drive, Powell, 740-548-4082.
You can put a price on love.
No matter what your budget, Connells Maple Lee has a Valentine’s Day option for you.
Let’s get to the heart of the matter with five options for below $50 each:
1. Single rose: $5; perfect to give to a son or daughter, or for them to give to Mom
2. Flower handful: $5 to $10; consider something less traditional such as tulips
3. Single rose with bear: $15 to $18; another great option for children
4. Mixed bunch: $15 to $20; easily dropped in a vase — and most of us have vases at home
5. Dozen rainbow roses (photo): $40; great value on mixed-color roses in a vase
As an added bonus, we’re offering an incentive to encourage customers to have their Valentine’s Day orders delivered by Feb. 13: The recipient will get a coupon for a free dozen-rose bouquet.
With the Valentine’s Day fast approaching, NBC’s “Today” put three national floral delivery services to the test. The results weren’t always pretty, with “Today” concluding that what customers received didn’t always match what they ordered from the 1-800-Flowers, Teleflora and FTD websites.
In the clip above, “Today” consults with a flower expert on the subject of getting the most bang for your buck.
The takeaway? Shop a local florist.
In his introduction, “Today” correspondent Jeff Rossen said: “Here’s tip No. 1: Experts say call your local florist. Most of them deliver. You can say to them, ‘What flowers are fresh today?’ You have that personal communication, so experts say you’re more likely to get what you pay for.”
We hope to see your family at Saturday’s Connells Maple Lee Kids Club event. But even if you can’t make it, you will have four other opportunities to join us throughout 2014.
Be sure to mark your calendars for these dates and event themes:
Registration is required for all events, which take place on Saturdays and are open to children ages 5 to 12. Typically we offer sessions at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
To keep up on the latest kids club news and events, join the club by clicking here.
See you soon!
It’s early winter, but spring is the thing at the first free Connells Maple Lee Kids Club event of 2014.
At our stores on Jan. 18, children ages 5 to 12 will have an opportunity to create a daisy arrangement in a decorative glass jar as shown above. Participants also will receive a balloon.
Time slots are available at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Registration is required by calling the store nearest you: 2408 E. Main St. (Route 40), Bexley, 614-237-8653; 2033 Stringtown Road, Grove City, 614-539-4000; and 8573 Owenfield Drive, Powell, 740-548-4082.
For more information about Connells Maple Lee’s Kids Club, click here.
We were there with bells on. Wedding bells, that is.
Thanks to everyone who stopped by Connells Maple Lee’s booth at Columbus Bride: The Show 2014, held Jan. 4-5 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
You’ll find more information about wedding packages and other wedding resources on our website. We look forward to assisting with your special day.
Meanwhile, please enjoy our scrapbook from The Show:
A natural Christmas tree eventually loses its needles, but giving it daily drinks of water will dramatically slow the process.
Unfortunately, you can’t do the same with a natural Christmas wreath.
But here’s the next-best thing: seal in the wreath’s moisture using hairspray, which acts like glue and holds the needles on.
To avoid any messes, do the spraying before you hang the wreath on a door, window or wall.
The result will be a wreath that looks shiny, green and full throughout the holiday season.
We typically think of the North Pole when it comes to Christmas, but the most popular holiday plant originates with our neighbor to the south.
Poinsettias are native to Mexico and were introduced to the United States in 1825 by Joel Roberts Poinsett, who was the first U.S. ambassador to Mexico.
In fact, Poinsett’s death in 1851 is commemorated every Dec. 12 as National Poinsettia Day.
Some other facts:
Our annual book drive — Bouquets for Books — returns Nov. 1-9 to collect new children’s books for Bexley Public Library, Delaware County District Libraries, and Southwest Public Libraries.
Here are the wish lists as provided by the libraries:
Bexley Public Library
We would prefer the following (in hardback if possible):
Popular series books:
Junie B. Jones
Any graphic novels:
Any books with the following popular characters:
Dora the Explorer
Bob the Builder
Thomas the Tank Engine
Any Superheroes (Spiderman, Batman, etc.)
Delaware County District Libraries
Any books in these series:
Pete the Cat, by Eric Litwin
Diary of a Wimpy Kid, by Jeff Kinney
Splat the Cat, by Rob Scotton
Fly Guy, by Tedd Arnold
Janitors, by Tyler Whitesides
Elephant and Piggie, by Mo Willems
Anything by these authors:
Southwest Public Libraries
Wish list not received
The final Connells Maple Lee Kids Club event of 2013 combines “boos” and bouquets.
In all Connells Maple Lee stores on Oct. 26, children ages 5 to 12 will have an opportunity to make a small mum basket and will receive a free balloon.
The event will celebrate Halloween and our annual “Bouquets for Books” book drive to benefit area public libraries. Participants are asked to bring a new children’s book as the price of admission.
Time slots are available at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Registration is required by calling one of our Columbus-area stores: 2408 E. Main St. (Route 40), Bexley, 614-237-8653; 2033 Stringtown Road, Grove City, 614-539-4000; and 8573 Owenfield Drive, Powell, 740-548-4082.
For more information about the kids club, visit www.cmlflowers.com/kidsclub.