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Thank you to everyone who placed an order this year with Fleurenasci, told a friend about us or simply like us on Facebook. We just can’t say thank you enough! We’ve enjoyed creating your keepsakes, and we’ve enjoyed getting to know people all over the United States. It has simply been an incredible year.

As 2016 comes to a close, we are hopeful that you will remember Fleurenasci for all your gift needs in 2017. Nothing makes us happier than providing a gift of a lifetime for family and friends!

Just as a new bloom spreads fragrance and freshness around… May the New Year add a new beauty and freshness into your life. Happy New Year!

April Partnership Spotlight

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Each month we feature a funeral home partner and this month I’d like to introduce you all to Shepard Roberson Funeral Home. The funeral home has locations in southeast Georgia and northeast Florida and have been in business for more than 70 years. The tradition began with Mr. Charlie Adkins and continued with Mr. Larry Shepard. The funeral home strives to provide the highest quality service to all of their locations.

Their staff is made up of dedicated professionals available to assist you in making funeral service arrangements. From casket choices to funeral flowers, the funeral directors at Shepard Funeral Home provide individualized funeral services designed to meet the needs of each family. Their honest service and commitment to excellence have served their customers well, and you can rest assured they will assist you in your time of need.

Recognizing the fact that families are looking for new ways to remember their loved ones, Shepard has made the decision to team up with us and offer their clients unique Fleurenasci pieces. They are wonderful to work with and we hope if you reside in their area, you will turn to them in your time of need.

Tulips are Blooming

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If your yard is like mine, the tulips are blooming, the daffodils are open and yes … there is pollen everywhere! But blow off that yellow coating and check out the vibrant colors of the beautiful spring flowers. They are absolutely some of my favorite flowers, and they make gorgeous jewelry.

That’s right, there is no need to go buy flowers to make a timeless keepsake, many lovely colors are right outside your front door. The bright yellows, reds, and purples transform into incredible pieces of jewelry. All you have to do is clip the flowers from the yard and leave the rest to us. Any of these spring flowers would look so great on our new cuffs and would make a perfect Mother’s Day gift for Mom!

Yes, only six more weeks to Mother’s Day, but with a bit of work on your part, we can create her a piece from spring flower that she will treasure for a lifetime! To learn more simply contact us today at 404-644-8672 or visit http://www.fleurenasci.com.

March Partnership Spotlight

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This month I would like to introduce you to Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, GA. After meeting the home’s manager, Brendan Burkhead, at an Expo, I was so excited about his enthusiasm of Fleurenasci. He loved the concept so much, that he actually had an order placed before our partnership had become official! Wow, no wonder they have been in business as long as they have!

No stranger to the funeral home business, Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville was originally established in 1950, as Akins Funeral Home, owned by Pat Akins. In 1967, Raymond Nix bought in to the business, and it became known as Akins-Nix Funeral Home. The original funeral home was located on Highway 129 south and re-located to Kimsey Street in Blairsville. Due to the retiring of Mr. Akins and the failing health of Mr. Nix, they sold the funeral home and Union Memory Gardens Cemetery to Steve and Max Cochran in 1981. After purchasing the funeral home, a larger office was added, along with another layout room, a selection room, and other minor remodeling was done.

In 1993, a new building was built, the current funeral home, located on Highway 129 and corner of Hunt-Martin Street. Steve and Max felt this building could better accommodate the growing community, and they could serve family’s needs better in the new location.

 

The funeral home now has locations in Blue Ridge, Hiawassee, McCaysville, and Murphy, NC. The Cochran family takes great pride in the fact they have helped families from all over the area and from all walks of life. They are known for their industry leadership, their high integrity and their dedication to excellence. These are the exact same qualities I see with Cochran when working with them on a professional level. I am thrilled to have them on board as a partner and look forward to a long lasting working relationship.

Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining

images (1)Rain, rain… and more rain! Looking for the silver lining? Not ready for the summer flowers to disappear? We’ve got you covered! The suns’ return will bring one last round of blooms! Go ahead, grab your favorite flowers now while they are flourishing. Fleurenasci’s lay away program offers preservation and storage of your flowers for up to six months.

Have a special event happening in yours or a loved ones’ life? Thinking about how to save the flowers for a future surprise gift? Fleurenasci’s flower lay away program is the perfect solution.

Sounds too easy right? For a nominal non-refundable deposit the flowers will be preserved and stored. The non-refundable deposit of $25-$50 will be applied toward your future creation. If this interests you, simply schedule an appointment to drop off your flowers or mail using our lay away & mailing form. The instructions and lay away & mailing form can be found on our website.

Fleurenasci takes great pride in transforming your flowers into pieces that will be treasured for a lifetime. With the holidays right around the corner, now is the time to begin thinking about creating your unique keepsakes.

Contact us today and let’s get started on the best present he or she has ever received from you.

Which flower will you choose?

The end of summer is upon us. Vacations have been taken. The kids are heading back to school. As you work to organize your photos and memorabilia into photo albums might we suggest another way to remember those carefree summer days, the afternoons spent at Grandma’s house, family gatherings, or time spent taking in the wonders of mother nature…

Why not hold onto those memories through flowers? That’s right you can revisit those cherished moments everyday with jewelry and keepsake items created using your preserved flowers. At Fleurenasci, we take Grandma’s prize roses or Mom’s favorite flower and preserve them, crush them, and hand-roll them into beads. Those beads are then incorporated into jewelry and keepsake items allowing you to celebrate your loved ones everyday!

Not ready to think about Christmas gifts just yet. No worries! You can bring us your flowers now while they are vibrant and blooming. We are happy to preserve and store them for you for up to six months. The small non-refundable deposit will be applied toward your future creations.

Schedule an appointment to drop off your flowers or mail them using our mailing instruction and enclosure form to start the process. We’ll be happy to hear from you!

Preserve your memories, create unique jewelry and keepsake items, and celebrate your loved ones everyday.

Fleurenasci literally, is flowers renewed.

Flower and Butterfly 8 w Tag Line with R mark (1)Fleur ~ French Etymology: /flœʁ/ Latin flos, florem; (flower; the finest part of something).

Renasci ~ Latin Etymology: re-+nāscor. Verb, present infinitive renāscī; (revived, renewed, born again).

Essence ~ Latin Etymology: essentia (the core nature or most important qualities of a person or thing).

Fleurenasci literally, is flowers renewed. As I celebrate the approval and finalization of the company’s logo trademark, I am reminded that Fleurenasci represents so much more than simply flowers renewed.   The choice to include the tag line “Bringing Flower Essence to Life,” is a gentle reminder to look beyond the exterior…. to celebrate the essence of life’s triumphs and life’s trials … for they shape the essence of the individual.

While the adding of a flower was initially intended as a subtle way of connecting Fleurenasci to flowers, again it evolved into so much more. The daffodil was chosen for its essence of joy and new beginnings.   Which brings me to the butterfly.   While there are many meanings derived from the butterfly, I choose to embrace the spiritual meaning, which is… to convey the choice to transcend, the power to make a choice, to choose our way of being… our paths… our destiny.

Is it my hope that you think Fleurenasci when you see flowers or even think about flowers? Certainly. But more importantly, as we enter this holiday season with all the hustle and bustle it brings with it, it is my hope you are gently reminded to celebrate and embrace life… to celebrate and embrace the essence of those around you… to celebrate and embrace your essence and all that you are!

I know I’ll be taking a moment to celebrate the essence of a few wonderful people who without their insights and skills the Fleurenasci logo would not have been born. Thank you to Jennifer Wilkes of JDW Integrated Marketing for your guidance and suppport and thank you to Tracy Willis of Tracy R Willis Photography for your design work and insightful vision in creating the Fleurenasci logo! I am forever grateful!

Icecubes and Marietta Mutt Strutt

I like you have so enjoyed watching all of the ALS Ice Bucket challenge videos. They have filled my Facebook feed and have brought many smiles to my face. I love supporting a cause and think ALS is one of the most worthy charities to give to this year. However there is another charity I love being associated with and that’s the Marietta Mutt Strutt.

This year’s Marietta Mutt Strutt is taking place on Saturday, September 6 from 10 AM to 3 PM at the First United Methodist Church in Marietta. I am proud to say Fleurenasci will be taking part in this great event. This event is being held to support and raise awareness of Sweetwater Mission, a nonprofit that has been helping families with food, clothing, job training and more since 1968. Sweetwater provides, on average, two tons of food a day for those in need – every day, 365 days a year!  Also look for beautifully handcrafted items for sale at the Mutt Strutt, made by the participants in Sweetwater’s newest artisan program for the formerly chronically homeless. The group’s mission since 1968 has been to prevent hunger and homelessness. They help stabilize families by providing basic needs and transform lives through education and employment opportunities. Visit SweetwaterMission.org to find out how you can help.

At Mutt Strutt you can enjoy Bluegrass music with the Cherokee Cut Ups on the main stage, delectable treats from the Cobb EMC Food Truck Spot, Dachshund Races, the Kid Zone with lots of fun activities for all ages, and the Pet Parade and costume contest. Parking and admission are free.

There will be more than 60 vendors on hand, including Fleurenasci. There will definitely be something for everyone! And be sure to take your precious pup to the Bone Bar, where nearly 4000 pounds of dog treats are available for you to scoop – and they’re free!

June Flowers

June has arrived and with it has come some beautiful flowers for arrangements. Whether for your home or perhaps a wedding bouquet we just love these flowers. We love the refreshing colors you can find in Gerberas. From pink to red and from yellow to orange, this flower just screams sunshine and happiness. The vibrant purple colors found in Delphimium and Freesia are also some of our favorites,and of course when we see beautifully colored flowers, we see great bead colors. Lilies are definitely in this month and one of our favorite is the Lillium Stargazer. Its amazing color also transforms into a beautiful collectible created by our team at Fleurenasci. Want to learn more about us and how we create memories through your flowers? Visit our website today!

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