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.

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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.

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.

A Weekend of Introductions

The weather was definitely frightful the weekend before the Georgia Funeral Directors Association Conference, but that was not stopping me from attending this year’s meeting. And what a great experience it was meeting directors from all over the state and introducing them to Fleurenasci. New to this group, I could not have been more warmly welcomed, especially from Valerie Wages of Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC. Valerie introduced me to many attendees and made sure everyone knew about Fleurenasci. She made this business owner feel as if I had been a part of the group for years.

During the weekend I was able to share how our gifts become keepsakes and life celebration mementos for those who have lost a loved one. The attendees were quite impressed with the products they saw and agreed this is a wonderful way to keep loved ones close to our hearts. I was grateful for their warm reception and interest in my company. If you know me well, this was an event that took me out of my comfort level, but I am so pleased I made the decision to participate as a vendor. I look forward to working with many of these great companies in the near future and appreciate their interest in Fleurenasci.

What to do with those Valentine’s Day Flowers

Okay pop quiz … do you know what Saturday is? No, it’s not a great ballgame or a NASCAR race, it’s Valentine’s Day. And it is a day you truly do not want to mess up. Like many, you might be buying that someone special flowers, or maybe even chocolates. We can’t help you out with preserving the candy, but we most certainly can help you with those flowers as they begin to dry and wither. After you have enjoyed the beauty of the bouquet, bring them to us and we can turn those dried flowers into beautiful pieces of jewelry, letter openers, bookmarks, etc. That’s right, there is no need to toss the flowers into the garbage. Just take a look at how beautiful this piece is made from roses! We hope you all have a wonderful day, and we look forward to turning your flowers into a treasured keepsake.

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Shadow or No Shadow?

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February has arrived and we all know what that means! Groundhog Day! Every year on February 2nd the groundhog emerges to answer the much-awaited question, shadow or no shadow? If he sees his shadow six more weeks of winter are upon us while no shadow predicts an early spring. As I scanned the headlines for groundhog sightings it became very clear that there would not be a simple answer. Pennsylvania’s Punxsutawney Phil emerged to see his shadow and predicted six more weeks of winter. However, my home state of Georgia’s Gen. Beauregard Lee emerged to no shadow predicting an early spring. As I scanned on I discovered that wikipedia.org has been compiling a Predictions of Various Groundhogs list since 2008.   I’ll let you decide if bundling up for six more weeks or preparing for spring is in your future. As for me… Georgia’s Gen. Beauregard Lee’s emerged to no shadow predicting an early spring!