1825 Roth Avenue • Allentown, PA • 18104

Michael Thomas Floral Design Studio Newsletter

October 2016

I want to take you back... back to October 1st 1989 when the first President Bush, George H.W. Bush, was in office. Back to when we were watching the original “Full House” and “Dallas” on TV. Back to when we were listening to Milli Vanilli lip sync their way to the top of the charts with “Girl I'm gonna miss you”. “Clear and Present Danger”By Tom Clancy was on top of the best seller list and the Giants and the Oakland A's were playing in the World Series. Remember? The other amazing thing that took place the first day of October 1989 is that it was the beginning, the opening of Michael Thomas Floral Design Studio.Twenty Eight years ago a 32 year old young man decided to open his own flower shop.He believed he could make it the very best flower shop if he worked hard, surrounded himself with talented designers, and used only the best quality flowers for a competitive price.

After 28 years I am here to tell you he has done exactly that. As of the first of October,Michael Thomas Floral Design has been creating beautiful floral designs for all occasions since 1989. Our present day staff : Karen, Leann, Susan and Tara make some of most stunning, unique and colorful arrangements you could find locally. Our slogan “When your flowers really matter” reflects the philosophy and attitude we have with every bouquet.

In celebration of our 28th year, from the 1st through the 15th of October we will be selling our premium long stemmed red roses with babies breath and foliage, wrapped in cellophane with a decorative bow, regularly priced at 40.00, for anniversary price of only $28.00 cash and carry. Limit one per customer per day. (You will not be able to order these roses on line, sorry) Call us and then stop by to pick them up. We'd love to see you again.Thank you for being our loyal customers all these years. Remember, 12 long stemmed roses for only $28.00.

October is one of my favorite months. Cooler days and longer nights. Halloween and trick or treat. The fall foliage is decorating our landscapes with brilliant warm colors. Before we know it, the holidays are here and we'll get to hang out with our friends and family around the dinner table.

Every year about this time we place a basket in the display room at Michael Thomas Floral to collect can goods for those who may not be as lucky to have holiday dinners like you and I do. We will be doing this again this year. There will be a large basket with a subtle sign to collect your canned goods and other nonperishable food items which will be donated to the Pennsylvania Ave. Ecumenical Food Bank in Allentown/ Bethlehem area. This will begin October 1st and we will keep it there until November 15th. Please stop by and help us to fill this basket with food for someone else's holiday meal.

Have a great October! See you in the Flower Shop!Mickey

September 2016

Just the other day I heard several people say things like “ I can't believe it is September already”

Where did the summer go?” “Is it really time for the kids to go back to school, already?” Yes, vacation's over.

I must admit, I love Summer but I love Fall more. This past summer we have been so very busy both personally and here at Michael Thomas Floral Design. We have gone on adventures to the beach and the mountains. We have spent time in the pool and with our friends. Funny thing is we took flowers along with us to all those places. Yes, we had a floating flower arrangement in our pool this summer. It was spectacular!
At Michael Thomas Floral, where your flowers really matter, we are looking forward to a Fall season filled with all of the special events and wonderful occasions you may need flowers for.

Have you ever been in the “doghouse” with someone? Someone important to you? I think we all have.
Just this past week on three different occasions I had someone in our store on Roth Avenue needing fresh flowers to help them say “I'm sorry”. Flowers can express so many messages.

So I asked “how big is your doghouse?” The first was a young man who behaved badly, nothing serious, but he wanted her to know he was sorry. We made him a custom bunch of fresh loose cut flowers and tied it up with a pretty bow for about 20.00 and he was thrilled. “ I hope these work” he said as he was leaving. I think they will. The second gentleman was in much deeper water. He told his wife she was wrong about something and upon further review he found that it was he who was incorrect. It was not a good place to be. We had a lovely $60.00 in our cooler which was just made that morning. He wanted us to add roses to it to make it into an arrangement for 100.00. As we chatted he said “I know she'll love these but my real question is whether or not she'll still love me?” I replied “of course she will”. We laughed a bit. The third was a woman who had a disagreement with her mother. She chose something priced in the middle. She wanted her mother to know that no mater what they disagreed about, she loved her always.

When you need flowers to get you out of that doghouse, when your flowers really need to matter, remember Michael Thomas Floral Design Studio, in Allentown. We'll be there for you.
Like us on Facebook, Check out our website at www.michaelthomasfloral.com or give us a call at 610-821-1051.

For now it is the end of summer. Shorter days and cooler nights. It's back to school and back to work.
I hope all of your doghouses are small ones but you know where to find us if it becomes a big one.

Happy September. Mickey

February 2016

February's most important day is not Groundhog Day. I suppose Punxsutawney Phil and maybe Bill Murray would disagree.

I, however, believe that February 14th is the most important day of this month. It's Valentine's Day. A day filled with thoughts of romance and love.

This year Cupid strikes on a Sunday. Although we don't usually open our store on a Sunday, we will be open 8 am “ 4 pm that day for your shopping convenience.

When most folks think of flowers for Valentine's Day they think of roses, beautiful long stemmed red roses.

I agree, red roses are the flower of true love, and yes, she will love you for your gift of those red roses and, yes it's what everybody else gives their sweetheart on Valentine's day. But, think outside the box.

There are so many colors and varieties of flowers to select her unique bouquet from. They all make a great floral gift for your special someone especially when it comes from you.

We will have large quanities of excellent quality roses, tulips, lilies, hydrangeas, orchids, gerbera daisies, as well as alstroemeria, snapdragons, heather, stock, larkspur, daisies, baby's breath and waxflower.

Any combination of these fresh blossoms will warm her heart for the whole weekend and give her a memory which will last forever.

Start on Friday by sending her flowers at her work or place an order for pick up on your way home Friday evening.

We'll be delivering all weekend so we can send them out for you on Saturday or Sunday as well. We cover the entire Lehigh Valley everyday.

Michael Thomas Floral Design will be there for you, œWhen your flowers really matter....

Call us 610-821-1051 to speak with a helpful flower experts or check out our brand new website at www.michaelthomasfloral.com. You can order right from your computer at home or at work.

Don't have any regrets this year about your Valentine gift. Just as Bruno Mars sang, I should've bought you flowers, and held your hand. I should've gave you all my hours, when I had the chance.

Take that chance, let us at Michael Thomas Floral Design help you send her flowers for Valentine's Day this year.

Happy Valentine's Day, Happy February!!


January 2016

Wow, 2015 is history!! Let's not forget all the wonderful events, parties, weddings and special occasions you, our loyal customers, used Michael Thomas Floral Design for during 2015. Thank you for your continued loyalty and business. We love how you call us when your flowers really matter.

2016 is shaping up to be an even bigger and better year for us at Michael Thomas Floral Design. So far we know we'll be very busy with new weddings, special birthdays, and even our own 20th anniversary in this location, 1825 Roth Ave., Allentown PA.

We are having a new phone system installed to better handle your important calls. There is a new website in the works so you can order online with much more efficiency and convenience. There will be many opportunities for new customers to learn about Michael Thomas Floral and styles and designs we are known for throughout the Lehigh Valley.

For those interested in floral design classes, I am teaching my 4th semester of Career as a Florist through Lehigh Carbon Community College. If you would like more information on this class go to LCCC.edu, then look for course # CAR 812-51 for details. All classes are held right here at Michael Thomas Floral Design, LLC.

January 2016: Whether you are making resolutions or looking for new beginnings, know that we are here to help you start 2016 off in the right direction with beautiful, fresh, fragrant flowers from Michael Thomas Floral Design when your flowers really matter! Happy New Year! Mickey

December 2015

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose.
Yule tide carols being sung by a choir, and folks dressed up like Eskimos.

Christmas traditions are some of our best traditions. I can honestly say I have never roasted chestnuts on an open fire but it sure sounds so comfortable and warm just like all of our own traditions.

Putting up the tree with all of your finest home made and nostalgic ornaments, making your favorite Christmas cookies just the way your grandmother made them, filling out you Christmas cards renewing fond memories with old friends and new ones, and all the Christmas shopping.

Here at Michael Thomas Floral Design Studio we can help you with all your decorating and gift giving needs this year. We have a selection of fresh mixed evergreen wreaths and a variety of uniquely trimmed artificial wreaths as well. We can supply you with fresh garland door and window swags, cemetery tributes such as log boxes and grave blankets. All this items are custom made just for you.

 When it comes to gift giving for those hard to buy for people on your list consider fresh fruit and gourmet gift baskets, decorated boxwood trees, festive table centerpieces, or a beautiful red poinsettia plant. We can help you with all your floral shopping needs this holiday season.

 For your convenience we will be open every weekday from 8am - 5pm and Saturdays from 8am €“ 1pm from now until Christmas. You can also shop on line from where ever you are at www.michaelthomasfloral.com. Our phone number is 610-821-1051 or come by and visit our expertly decorated showroom at 1825 Roth Ave. in Allentown.

When your Christmas gifts and decorations really matter remember Michael Thomas Floral Design Studio.

And so I'm offering this simple phrase, To kids from one to ninety two, Although its been said many times, many ways Merry Christmas to you.

Happy December and Merry Christmas,

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