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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!

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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.

Welcome Aboard to Winkenhofer Funeral Home

It is with great excitement that Fleurenasci is welcoming aboard another funeral home to its list of partners. This time we would like to welcome Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home. Located at 2950 Cobb Parkway, the funeral home is part of Dignity Memorial. The funeral home has been serving Cobb and Bartow counties since 1983 and is rich with tradition.

Featuring a cemetery and funeral home, Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home and Pine Ridge Memorial Park ensures all of its clients’ needs are met in one convenient location. They are proud also to be a member of the Dignity Memorial network of more than 1800 funeral homes. Their experienced staff serves families of all faiths, beliefs, cultures and backgrounds and offers professional counseling, planning and interment services.

Welcome Winkenhofer and thank you for your partnership with Fleurenasci.

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.

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a Shamrock Plant

Did you go out this weekend and purchase a Shamrock plant to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow? If so, you are not alone, we might even have one or two here at Fleurenasci. The little green plant has been on sale everywhere, but how does one take care of a Shamrock?

Here is some great information we found when learning more about the Shamrock:

“Shamrocks grow and bloom best in full sun, but they will tolerate partial shade. In hot summer regions they will need protection from the afternoon sun.They should only be planted in very well-drained soil. Water regularly and thoroughly while actively growing, but Shamrocks prefer to be kept on the dry side during winter while they are dormant. In areas with wet winters they should be grown in raised planting beds or under the eaves of the house.”

If you are growing your plant indoors, it will grow best when it is grown in bright light but not direct sun. The plant enjoys relatively cool temperatures and plenty of fresh air. “Keep the soil evenly moist when your Shamrocks are actively growing, but allow them to slowly dry out and go into dormancy when they begin to lose vigor.”

Whether keeping your plant indoors or outdoors, enjoy your Shamrock and have a great St. Patrick’s Day!