Thursday, January 10, 2019

Bloomex's New Year, New You Contest

Hey Canada, 

We want to hear how 2019 is bringing out the new YOU! 

Send us a short video clip, no longer than 3 minutes explaining your top goal for 2019. The video clip can feature you, you and a friend, your kids, coworkers, hand puppets, anyone or anything your heart desires! Let the creativity flow!



  • Enter on Facebook, and/or Instagram and Twitter 
  • Send your video clip to contest@bloomex.ca
  • You must complete all instructions in order to qualify
  • Winner selected by a panel of Bloomex employees
  • A Bloomex employee will provide details on how the winner will collect the prize
  • Winners must provide contact and delivery info to receive their prize
  • Whoever submits the video will be eligible to win
  • You must be a resident of Canada, 18 or older
  • Prize includes free delivery to any valid Canadian address within Bloomex delivery territory 
  • Refer to post for entry deadlines

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

What in Tarnation is a Carnation?

The Carnation is the Flower of the month for January. This gentle, intricate bloom is a beautiful addition to any flower bouquet or a powerful statement on its own.



There are three main types of carnations that we see regularly. The first is a Large Flowered Carnation. This carnation has 1 large head with up to 40 petals coming from one stem. This type can also have smaller buds below. Second we use Spray Carnations, which are a smaller head but can also have up to 40 petals in 1 bloom, with multiple stems and  blooms per stem. Lastly we have Dwarfed Flowered Carnations, these blooms have multiple blooms per 1 stem and have a smaller head, with only 5 petals per bloom.



Carnations have become increasingly more popular due to the wide variety in available colours. Carnations in general have a general meaning of fascination, but with every colour there is a special meaning.



Pink Carnations carry the greatest significance. It is believed that they first appeared on earth from the Virgin Mary's tears – making them the symbol of a mother's undying love.



Purple Carnations represent capriciousness. They also usually convey condolence for an unfortunate circumstance.



Dark Pink or Light Red Carnations are presented to express tenderness and fondness. In some cases, they can also be used to express sentiments of blooming love on a first date.



White Carnations, when presented to someone, conveys the message of pure love and prosperous life. It can be presented to elders on their birthdays or to someone starting something new in life for good luck as well.


Yellow Carnations are the perfect choice for a break up or to give to your enemies. This cheery shade is sometimes used to represent rejection or disappointment.



Striped Carnations represent the regret of missing someone or the refusal of sharing one's love.



Green Carnations express their true self around St. Patrick's day. A beautiful bloom with a true green colour.


Red Carnations, much like red roses, simply expresses deep love and affection to the recipient.



Whether you have a special message to give or simply sending a "Thinking of you" bouquet, carnations can say it all!




Click here to check out the Carnation options Bloomex offers!

Thursday, January 03, 2019

Teaming up with Breakfast Club

Bloomex is a proud supporter of Breakfast Club of Canada and is pleased to announce we have teamed up once again to help support their cause!


Every time someone places a Bloomex order online they will be given the option to donate $2 to Canada's Breakfast Club! Every dollar feeds one child a healthy breakfast they would otherwise go without. 




For 20 years, Breakfast Club of Canada has been nourishing children’s potential by making a healthy morning meal before school available for as many kids as possible, while providing an environment that allows their self-esteem to grow and flourish. 





The Breakfast Club website provides so much additional information to explain their pledge:. "The Club is much more than a breakfast program: they take a broader approach that promotes the core values of engagement, enrichment and empowerment, and they team up with communities and local partners to develop solutions adapted to their specific needs." 



Coast to coast, the Breakfast Club of Canada helps feed 203,852 students every day in over 1,500 schools. As kids across Canada go back to school in snowy, cold weather, it's especially important that they have a hot meal. Donate today to help a kid in need!


Koffler Couture: Vintage and Vogue

Bloomex is a proud to be the official floral sponsor of The Koffler Arts Centre. We were thrilled to be a part of Koffler Couture 2018, by supplying bouquets and gift certificates for this amazing event!



The Koffler Centre of the Arts is a Jewish cultural organization that provides a contemporary cross-disciplinary arts program encouraging query and exploration. They promote an inter-cultural dialogue that engages with Jewish identity with diverse perspectives and global voices.



Koffler Couture saw Toronto's best designer & vintage clothing and accessory sale return for it's 5th year with fantastic deals on thousands of items for both women and men! Designer clothes, shoes, jackets, shirts, blazers, handbags, hats, belts and more for sale.





We are so glad to hear that with excellent help from the community and their sponsors, the fifth annual Koffler Couture was a smashing success! All proceeds from Koffler Couture support the Koffler Centre of the Arts and help to provide a year-round program of exhibitions, public programs and educational initiatives.





If you would like to celebrate your next event with flowers take a look at these pink arrangements available for same day delivery! Just click here or on the photo to order yours today!


Two Dozen Long Stemmed Pink Roses

Pink Wink in a Mason Jar

Poetry in Pink 

Pretty In Pink 


Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Buy a Bear, Grant a Wish!

Bloomex is excited to continue its support for Make-A-Wish® Canada with another wonderful campaign! Their mission is to create life changing wishes for critically ill children. Make-A-Wish has been granting wishes for over 35 years helping over 450,000 children during that time!



This month's feature Wish story is about a girl named Victoria. Victoria was born with a  blood disorder called hematologic disorder that causes reoccurring spells of pain in her abdomen, chest and bones. The pain varies in intensity and can last up to a few weeks at a time. 


Victoria lives in constant fear of being hospitalized when her medical condition worsens. She fantasized about traveling to South Korea for a family adventure. This past October Make-A-Wish made it happen! 


The trip to Seoul, South Korea, helped her to realize that by focusing on the positives she can live her life without fear. "...I’ll always remember everything from the trip, because I loved it so much,” said Victoria.


To check out more Make-A-Wish stories, click here

Here's how you can help! 

With every sale of our I Care Teddy Bear $5 goes directly to Make-A-Wish-Canada. Make sure to add yours to your cart today!


During the month of December, Bloomex is also offering a $2 donation at checkout. When you are placing your orders for family and friends this holiday, be sure to donate and help make more life changing wishes come true! 

Happy Holidays to all, and thanks for your support.