We are so excited for our annual Holiday Centerpiece classes on December 21st and 22nd. Due to the demand last year, we have decided to have two classes this year! These classes are the perfect Christmas gifts to grab a couple friends and come together, or moms and daughters, etc.

The Thursday night class will be hosted at the Cinnamon Stick at 3535 N. Holland Sylvania Rd. Toledo, OH 43615.  Your investment is $40 and includes all instruction, materials and tools for the design. Coffee, tea, and assorted sweets from Cinnamon Stick are also included. Extra treats and alcoholic beverages are available for purchase. You can also pick up a pie for your holiday celebration while you are there!

The Thursday night class will be at 6:30pm on 12/21 and is our Family Celebration Arrangement. It’s a traditional arrangement of winter greenery and red that will last and last!

Family Celebration winter design class by Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

Family Celebration winter design class by Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

The Friday class is at 5:30pm on 12/22 and is our Golden Lights arrangement. It is an elegant arrangement in a gold container with gold candles and berries and all white flowers. This class will take place at Beautiful Blooms by Jen and will include holiday treats! Please feel free to bring a bottle of wine or drink of choice.

Golden Lights Holiday Design class by Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

Golden Lights Holiday Design class by Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

 

Space is limited. Please call Beautiful Blooms by Jen at 419-517-8821 to reserve your space.  Don’t want to make your own? You can order one designed by one of our fabulous florists by clicking the links above.

We love to host classes of any kind. One of the Beautiful Blooms by Jen talented designers will teach the class, and all classes include all tools and supplies needed to make a gorgeous arrangement. We can custom design a class to fit into your budget. Most classes are in the $35-50 range. Please call Beautiful Blooms by Jen at 419-517-8821 to schedule your class! They are perfect for holiday parties with employees and girls nights out!

The Ability Center is our pick for the December Charity in Bloom! We’ve had so much fun this year with our first year of the program!

Through our Charity in Bloom program, Beautiful Blooms by Jen is proud to contribute during the month of December to The Ability Center, 20% of the proceeds from a specially created floral arrangement. Please check out the beautiful arrangement below.

The Ability Center of Greater Toledo is a non-profit Center for Independent Living (CIL) serving Northwest Ohio. The Ability Center believes in and supports equitable and inclusive communities for people living with disabilities.

The mission of The Ability Center is to assist people with disabilities to live, work and socialize within a fully accessible community.

Please call (419)-885-57335

We chose this gorgeous arrangement of winter foliages, burgundy candles, red and green apples, leucadendron and hypericum berries because we thought it was the perfect winter centerpiece that can be used for any occasion. It could be sent through the whole month of December because it is so long lasting!

December Charity in Bloom

To send this gorgeous arrangement, all you have to do is call Beautiful Blooms by Jen at 419-517-8821, order online, or stop in our Downtown Sylvania location to pick one up. We even deliver all over Northwest Ohio and Southeast Ohio if you’re interested.

This picture is $64.95, there is a simpler version for $49.95 or the premium is $79.95.

Each month we choose a different non-profit to support as our Charity In Bloom. We love to support organizations that also support Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

Here at Beautiful Blooms by Jen we like to stay on the cutting edge of trends and education so we took a road trip to one of our wholesale houses. For those who do not know, wholesale houses are pretty much a florist’s candy shop. They have everything there from vases, decor, and fresh flowers. Since it was my first trip to one as the newest employee at BBBJ, my favorite was touring through the cooler. There were flowers that I recognized, but in colors that I never knew were available. Here are some of the highlights just from the cooler alone!

Nice bright yellow/orange to shake up the darker fall arrangements!

Nice bright yellow and orange to shake up a darker fall arrangement!

Soft pink tulips with dusty blue/green may hint to spring but still cold like winter.

Soft pink tulips with dusty blue/green may hint to spring, but still cold like winter.

We use hydrangea all the time for weddings but is this not just the greatest color combo of green and pink!

We use hydrangea all the time for weddings but is this not just a great color combo of green and pink?

I love the shades of deep purple to help punch up the color of fall arrangements.

I love the shades of deep purple to help punch up the color of fall arrangements.

Yellow berries for fall and red berries for winter, or just all year long!

Yellow berries for fall and red berries for winter, or just all year long!

Fresh devilry of not only deep fall colors but also iconic fall flowers.

Fresh delivery of not only deep fall colors, but also iconic fall flowers.

I love Calla Lilies and I can not chose which color I love the most!

I love calla lilies and I cannot choose which color I love the most!

I just love the wide assortment of fillers and the colors they are available in.

I just love the wide assortment of fillers and the colors they are available in.

I know that was a lot of photos, what can I say I live behind the camera! Sorry about the photo quality on some of these, that is the downside to spending too much time in a cooler!

After the tour of the cooler we spent some time wandering the vast aisles of everything you could ever think of! There were vase’s in all colors, sizes, and shapes. Rows dedicated to different types and colors of ribbon. Everything a florist could ever need or want!

We also watched a design show focusing on the upcoming fall season and a transition to winter arrangements. They had the most impressive silk flowers that I have ever seen.  They looked so real! My favorite part of the demonstration was watching the florist create arrangements on the spot just for us. I couldn’t believe how fast they designed! Definitely something I need to work on.

Wholesale houses are a business to business organization, sadly the public can not just go in and purchase items. But stop in to Beautiful Blooms by Jen and see our new items! We were inspired by the arrangements we viewed and are ready to create a masterpiece just for you!

~Kristi