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  • Expressions In Bloom Fine Flowers
  • 800-832-5666
  • 1575 NW 9th St Corvallis, OR 97330 (541) 752-5666

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You are IMPORTANT TO US! You are not dependent on us, we are dependent on you. You are our purpose and reason for being here. You are not an outsider to our business, you are a part of it. We are not doing you a favor by serving you. You are giving us a gift by allowing us to serve you.

Stay tuned for some exciting new product lines this year! You’ve probably also noticed that we launched a new website design. You can now pay with Paypal or all major credit cards.

Our new website is not just a new pretty face. It has some major upgrades that will make your online experience easier & also customized. The new inbloom website is now “responsive”, meaning it will adjust automatically based on the device you’re using, whether desktop, tablet, or smart phone.

Another great feature is the smart recommendation list to provide you with suggestions on how you can make your gift even more special. It is a great feature that will allow you to pick a special upgraded vase, or larger size bouquet that goes with that unique flower arrangement, and suggest other items that complement your gift like Chocolates and Teddy Bears.

The new search engine will allow you to easily search for an arrangement by flower type or color of the flower. If your favorite flower is gerbera daisies, you can type the word Gerbera in the search box on the top menu.

If while you are searching for a gift for someone else, you find something great you would love to get, you can either add it to your favorites or better yet, send someone a hint directly from the page that displays the product. This feature will improve over time but we wanted to make it available to you as soon as possible.

The cart has been upgraded too. It’s easier to use and it will allow you to store your multiple delivery addresses so you don’t have to type it in each time.

There are other great features to discover on your own and more will be added over time. But as with everything we do, this was all done for you, so please let us know what you think. If there is something that isn’t working quite right (as sometimes happens with a new website!), please let us know.

We've served well over half a million nationwide customers since our start, being early on the web (1993) and looking forward to many, many more.

Sympathy Flowers

Expressing Condolences with Flowers
When Words Fail...

When somebody we know loses  a loved one, or when we ourselves encounter the pain of loss, sometimes there  really are no words to express how we feel. We may find ourselves grasping for  just the right thing to say, and sometimes, even when we have the best  intentions at heart, we often still end up saying the wrong thing or we end up  not saying anything at all.

It’s very hard to assuage  the pain brought about by such a loss,  but perhaps that’s where the power of  flowers can best be seen. Sympathy flowers can be one of the most meaningful  aspects of a funeral and they can best express the condolences that we all long  to extend or the comfort and sympathy we long to feel. 

Indeed, a study by the  Virginia Polytechnic Institute shows that after friends, family and a good  eulogy, flowers count as the most important and most meaningful of gifts.  Sympathy flowers also show respect for the dead, as well as show support for the  bereaved family and friends, especially when the sender cannot be present  physically. A well-thought out flower arrangement can be a critical factor of  funerals. It can brighten up a somber mood and provide a respite even for just a  moment.

Sympathy flowers come in  all shapes and sizes. They can also represent various faiths and religious  beliefs, such as the belief in eternal life, or the belief in reincarnation or  rebirth. They can also come in a variety of forms depending on one’s budget.  Sympathy flowers can come in table arrangements, bud vases, wreaths, casket  drapes and standing arrangements. They can also reflect the personality of the  one who has passed away. They can come in his or her favorite colors, flowers  and styles.

The most popular sympathy  flowers now are those that come in garden basket planters and fresh flower  designs. They are gaining in popularity because they can be moved more easily  after the funeral and brought to the houses of the family to help comfort them  further. Aside from sympathy flowers, concerned friends and relatives may also  bring along food or fruit baskets which they can send directly to the home.

Some sympathy floral  arrangements include a wreath, which symbolize eternal life; a spray, which is  really designed to be viewed from one side only and are most often put on top of  an easel. There’s the traditional floral arrangement designed in a vase or  basket. There are also flower arrangements designed specifically to adorn the  casket, either on top or inside, usually chosen and sent by close family  members. During the funeral itself, larger flowers are more preferred. These  include flowers such as chrysanthemums, log-stem roses, carnations, lilies,  snapdragons, gladiolas and larkspur. Smaller flower arrangements including  flowers such as shorter roses, daisies and carnations are more suited for  sending to the house.

It is noble to donate to  charities, churches, and other causes, but family and friends need to have the  instant knowledge that their loved ones made a difference in this world.  The  family might get a postcard in the mail a couple months later stating " a  memorial of $ was given in your Loved One's name....", but this will not convey,  at the most pivotal time of grieving, what a family so desperately needs,  flowers that are touched, smelled, and seen and offer instant peace.

Even during the weeks that  follow a funeral, when friends and family have already paid their respects and  have gone on with their own lives, sympathy flowers are still welcome, most  especially when it  comes with a personal note of condolences and support such  as “I’m here should you need my help. If there’s anything I can do, please let  me know. Thinking of you always.”

When wanting to send your emotional message of support to your friends and loved  ones, nothing translates like the gift of flowers.