Monthly Archives: November 2010

Happy Birthday Ken!!

Today is Ken Bolt’s birthday and in honor of that, I decided to write a blog hosting testimonies from customers that Ken has helped through touching others lives through flowers.  If I could give Ken anything in the world today, it would be for everyone on Facebook to go and “Like” the Brant Florist Fanpage.  I hope all the readers will help me at least make this start to come true.  

Ken Bolt is the owner and operator of Brant Florist.  Brant Florist has been owned and operated by The Bolt family since 1977.  Doyle, Tim, Elaine and Ken Bolt try to treat every customer the way they would like to be treated.  The staff at Brant Florist are well trained, have many years of experience, professional, and always there to help you in any size order.  In 1996, Brant Florist went online to service you and anyone with their floral needs.  

Just read some of these great customer testimonies and see how Brant Florist and the Bolt family have helped to make a difference in people’s lives and continue to do so daily.  These is just some of the more recent testimonies.  

Nov 19, 2010
Dear Sirs,
My daughter-in-law received the flowers as ordered. Both she and my son said they were “magnificent” (and that’s a quote).
Lorraine H.

Nov 19, 2010
Thank You!
My mother just called me to say “I shouldn’t have” – par for the course.
My mother also said it was so gorgeous I must have spent way too much money! Nah!
Thanks for helping me, give my 85 year old mom a boost!
Lori T.

Nov 18, 2010
My mother-in-law telephoned right after the flowers were delivered – she was delighted!
Thank you again for your excellent service!
Muriel W.

Nov 17, 2010
I was very excited to get the arrangement. I was just as happy that it got delivered too. Thanks for all that you did. I really hit a home run with this gift!!!
Thanks again. I will not hesitate to use your service again

Nov 17, 2010
I just wanted to express how pleased I am with your service. I placed the order on line this morning and the flowers were actually delivered within the hour! I’ve never experienced such prompt service before. Great job.
And the arrangement was beautiful and my wife is happy…which means I’m happy.  Thanks again.

Nov 16, 2010
Just want to say Thanks for the beautiful flowers that were sent.
I will definitely be using and recommending you guys again.

Nov 5, 2010
I just wanted to write and say “Thank You!”. My sister told me that the floral arrangement was absolutely beautiful, and I want to let you know how impressed I am with both your service and your outstanding communication. Your website ordering feature is excellent and the format very easy to follow. I will definitely recommend to my friends!!!
Nancy B.

Oct 22, 2010
You helped to make our daughter’s birthday extra special. Thank you once again for delivering a lovely bouquet so promptly.
Jane McLaughlin

Oct 21, 2010
Thank you so much for your wonderful service.
Again I was told that my Mom received a beautiful plant as I requested.
I have ordered a number of times via Brant Florist and always been satisfied.
Joan Ethan

Oct 17, 2010
To Ken,
Thank you very much for being so kind and carrying out my wishes as I am so far away it’s the only way I can convey my thoughts and sincerity.
Thank you again.
Kindest regards,
Paula C.

Thanksgiving is about family and giving thanks….

Thanksgiving is all about family and giving thanks.  Thanks for all the blessings and love one has in their life no matter how big or little.  It is a great time to show that thanks to those you love.  Not everyone can gather with all their loved ones on Thanksgiving Day.  Married couples often find splitting holidays between parents – one year to the wife’s side and next to the husband sides.  With split families, this can even become more of a challenge.  No matter who’s home it is you are sharing Thanksgiving with, you can let the others know just how much you care for them as well by sending them a Thanksgiving flower arrangement with a sentimental card attached.  This is a great way of making a presence in their home on this holiday even though it may not be your physical being.  

It is impossible to be everywhere at once.  And for those who try to make the rounds, you know how you feel at the end of the day or even weekend – exhausted and generally 20 pounds heavier!  No, flowers may not be the same as you being there in person, but is the next best thing.  And just think, you will not be trying to work off the holiday throughout the next year just to start all over again.    

Decorating your Thanksgiving Table

With the hustle and bustle of getting everything prepared for the big Thanksgiving feast, don’t forget about dressing that Thanksgiving table.  Using your Thanksgiving floral table centerpiece as your base for colors, pull the mildest color out, a soft cream colored flower or pale yellow and use that as your guide for your table cloth.  If the colors are really bold and deep in your table flower arrangement, generally there is always a milder accent color even if it is a softer orange.  Keep your tablecloth a solid color, not a busy one that you may see at your local department stores sporting various cornucopia’s or pumpkins, squashes, turkeys etc.  Those are always fun for a child table though!  

Family style is always great for serving a Thanksgiving meal, but if you are anything like my family, there are just too many dishes and not enough table space.  If you have adequate counter space, a food bar style with self-serve may work better.  You can accent that as well with a couple vases of flowers set around – just keep them away from the piping hot foods or your flowers will not fare well.  The small ornamental squashes make great little accents as well.  Set them in groups of three with or without curled matching ribbons.  However you decorate, as long as it is done with love, will add a beautiful touch to your holiday meal.