Over here at Oleander, we’re already hard at it taking pre-orders for holiday floral arrangements. This includes hand-tied bouquets, fresh and dried vase arrangements, and of course the more traditional holiday centrepieces.
It’s that time of year when everything gets a bit manic. There’s so much to do and not enough time to do it! At least that’s how it can feel during this festive season. But, no fear, as we have a couple tips for you when it comes to Christmas florals, to make this time a little less stressful.
As one of the busiest periods in the floral year, our advice to you if you’re considering ordering Christmas flowers, either as a gift, or for yourself, is to get those pre-orders in as soon as possible! Although it may feel a bit early, you’ll thank yourself for taking one thing off your list, and you’ll also be safe in the knowledge that you’ll have your order placed with plenty of time to get what you want.
Here’s why: on the run up to the big day, those last few weeks before Christmas are incredibly busy in the shop, so much so that we sometimes have to put a stop on orders as our stock and supplies run low and we physically run out of time to take and complete any new orders.
Another top tip we have for ordering Christmas floral arrangements is to avoid the immediate days before Christmas to schedule your delivery. Christmas eve is most definitely NOT the time to request a flower delivery. Because of the cold weather, flowers cannot be left outside and due to the timing and the volume of deliveries, the delivery service are unable to complete a second delivery attempt if the recipient isn’t at home to accept the order. Therefore, your flowers would be delivered after Christmas - not ideal! So, do yourself a favour and choose a date that leaves a little wiggle room should noone be at home.
We have some gorgeous arrangements on offer this year, with something for every taste and style of decoration. So take a look at our Festive Flowers + Plants page where you can order for pickup or delivery within the GTA.