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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.

Valentine’s Day is Right Around the Corner

Don’t blink because Valentine’s Day is only 11 days away! Wait? Didn’t we just celebrate Christmas? If you are like hundreds, no let’s say millions of others, right this minute you are in complete panic as to what to give that someone special. Well, we are going to make it easy for you. First, go pick up that bouquet of flowers from the florist and give them to her with a beautiful card. Let her enjoy the beauty of the flowers you have purchased, but don’t let her throw them out. Dry them and then bring them to us. Heck, you can even bring them to us, and we will let them dry. Then the magic happens.

Once the flowers have dried, my team and I will create a unique piece she can treasure for a lifetime. From earrings to necklaces and bracelets to add-a-beads, we’ve got it all!

But maybe you don’t want to give her flowers? We’ve got that covered as well. Right now we have beautiful jewelry and other items ready to be purchased and picked up. We’ll even take care of the wrapping. Visit our website to see our latest creations and then send us a message. Our deadline for orders is drawing near, so call us today at 404-644-8672.

Keeping Your Resolutions in 2016

You’ve heard the expression “there’s an app for that.” Well now there is even an app, make it several, to help you keep your resolutions for 2016. In a recent Vogue article, the magazine reviewed eight apps that can help make this year THE year you achieve your goals.

Want to run a half marathon? Try downloading the app, Strava. Not only does this app “track your runs while you have your phone, but you can also upload workouts manually or through a compatible GPS tracker. There is even a challenge section that changes each month to push you ever further.”

How about investing your money? Then you might want to look at the app called Robinhood. “This app, which won the Apple Design Award last year, lets you invest for free—avoiding the $10 fees other companies require. Plus, there is no initial investment requirement, which makes it the ideal place to learn the ins and outs.”

One of our favorites is the app called Epicurious, an app designed to help you eat less takeout. The app helps you learn to cook and offers a great variety of menus.

There are several others, but these were some of our favorites. A complete list can be found in the article. For us at Fleurenasci, our resolution is to continue to create more one-of-a-kind items for our wonderful customers like yourself. Happy New Year and may 2016 be the best year yet!

Twas the Morning Before Christmas

It is early in the morning on this 24th of December. Many are still tucked in their beds, while we are making the final touches to precious Christmas presents. In a few hours many will begin opening their gifts created by our team of elves and loved ones who put great thought into their gifts. It’s moments like this, that once again make us say Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who placed an order this year with Fleurenasci, told a friend about us or simply liked us on Facebook. This has been our biggest year yet, and 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.

The Christmas season may soon be over, but may the true reason for the season stay with you throughout the year. And in 2016, remember Fleurenasci for all of your gift needs. Nothing makes us happier than providing a gift of a lifetime for family and friends.

Merry Christmas from the team of Fleurenasci!

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It’s Not Too Late

Beginning to feel a bit panicked about what to buy that someone special? Well why not purchase one of our cash and carry items. That’s right, Fleurenasci has items ready to purchase today. From our adorable holiday bracelets to one of a kind beads.

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We love this bracelet and know so would anyone on your list. We always have flowers on hand and are still able to create custom items before Christmas. Take a look at our website and call us today to order your loved one’s thoughtful gift.

 

A Special Thank You to All Veterans

11.10.FullshotMemorial.resizedVeterans Day is a special day for many of us. It’s a time to say thank you to those who serve so that we may be free. My dad was one of these fine men. You may or may not know, I am an Arizona gal and my dad retired at Williams AFB in Arizona. I graduated from Chandler High School and was married in Mesa, AZ. I tell you this so you know why I love a particular memorial so much! The memorial is Anthem Veterans Memorial and its truly a unique place to visit and remember.

The Anthem Veterans Memorial is a monument dedicated to honor the service and sacrifice of our country’s armed forces in Anthem, AZ. The pillar of pride provides a place of honor and reflection for veterans, their family and friends, and those who desire to show their respects to those service men and women who have and continue to courageously serve our county. And what I love the most is the Five Pillars. Here is some insight from the Memorial’s website.

Five Pillar Significance

  • The five pillars represent the unity of the five branches of the United States military serving steadfast together.
  • They are staggered in size with their appropriate military seal placements on each pillar based upon the Department of Defense prescribed precedence.
  • At precisely 11:11 a.m. each Veterans Day (Nov. 11), the sun’s rays pass through the ellipses of the five Armed Services pillars to form a perfect solar spotlight over a mosaic of The Great Seal of the United States.

The 11:11 is such a strong angel number correlation to me, and it just brings a smile to my heart when I think about it. If you are ever in Anthem, you have to visit this beautiful memorial! So on this special day, I want to say “Thank You” to all veterans from everyone here at Fleurenasci!

Happy Halloween

Can you believe it’s almost Halloween? I know I can’t and we all know what Halloween means … the rest of the year will be flying by us! But let’s not look ahead and let’s focus on Saturday night. While Halloween is a great night for candy and creative costumes, we must remember to be safe. For those of us driving on the roads during trick or treat hours, be aware of your surroundings and any possible little goblins that might dart out in front of you. The little ones have one thing in mind and it’s all about the candy.

Some other great safety tips from safekids.org include:

Walk Safely

  • Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
  • Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross.
  • Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
  • Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.
  • Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to
    the left as possible.  Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings.
  • Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.

Trick or Treat With an Adult

  • Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.

Keep Costumes Both Creative and Safe

  • Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors.
  • Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision.
  • Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers.
  • When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls.

Happy Halloween from Fleurenasci! We hope you all have a great and SAFE night!