Valentine's Day is without a doubt the flower holiday. A thoughtful bouquet is sure to win over your significant other, but what if it can do even more than that?
Flowers for Dreams, a Chicago-based flower delivery service started in 2012, is aiming to do just that, giving back to local charity with every bouquet purchased.
Read below to learn a little bit more about Flowers for Dreams from Customer Relationship Manager Carina Sherman, and take advantage of their special promotional offer.
Tell us about Flowers for Dreams - how did you get your start?
Flowers for Dreams started out as an unassuming college project. The goal was to sell a few hundred roses to parents outside high school graduation ceremonies to make a little money. Half the proceeds were used to buy backpacks for low income students we tutored during the summer. As we gained intimate exposure to the not-so-pretty sides of the flower industry, we set out to become the alternative to overpriced flower delivery. We wanted to make flowers more inspiring and accessible. Today, we sell locally crafted flowers online for just $35 and free delivery. Every single bouquet sold benefits an amazing local charity.
What makes Flowers for Dreams different from other floral companies?
What makes us different from all the other floral companies in Chicago is that we give back. Each bouquet purchased benefits an amazing local charity and every month we donate a quarter of our profits to the selected charity of the month. We work with 12 charities a year, one per month and have donated more than $60,000 to local charities since our launch in 2012. (View all of Flowers for Dreams' 2015 Charities of the Month here.)
What do you recommend for a unique Valentine's Day gift?
Flowers are timeless and we recently introduced a modern line of Valentines Day bouquets for the upcoming holiday - we call it the rose collection.
Our charity partner for the month of February is One Tail at a Time, all-breed dog rescue committed to lowering euthanasia rates in the greater Chicagoland area through the rescue and adoption of dogs in need. This Valentine's Day, every bouquet supports One Tail's efforts to rescue Chicago-based puppies from abuse and sometimes worse. To help, send a Flowers for Dreams bouquet to your valentine or loved one.
When should people place their orders for Valentine's Day? Is it already too late for those procrastinating?
The time is now! With Valentine's Day around the corner we recommend placing an order at the latest by Wednesday to secure the product that you want. Order your flowers by Wednesday, Feb. 11 and use the code CHILOVE for 15 percent off of your order total.