Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Spread holiday cheer to our troops with Operation Santa Claus

Bloomex has partnered with the Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS) and their Operation Santa Claus program, which sends care packages to deployed Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members over the holiday season. 


Bloomex will provide Canadians with the opportunity to create free personalized greeting cards to express their thanks and well wishes to the troops. The goal is to send one card for every active deployed Canadian soldier who is overseas this December, which could be as many as 3000 men and women.

It's simple! Follow the link, choose your card design, write your message and press SAVE. Your card will then be printed and mailed to our troops overseas! 


Every year, thanks to partnerships from corporations in Canada and community involvement from Canadians, Operation Santa Claus delivers holiday packages to deployed CAF members worldwide. The packages contain gifts that are uniquely Canadian to remind our soldiers of home while they are away from their loved ones.



Help to make their holiday bright by creating a card today!




Thursday, June 21, 2018

Help Support Stroke Month!

June is Stroke Month and Bloomex Canada is proud to be offering a special bouquet with 15% of sale going directly to  the Heart & Stroke Foundation (HSF) to support life- changing research. 

The Heart & Stroke Purest Love Bouquet is an elegant combination of white lilies, alstroemeria, hydrangea and carnations. It was designed to pay tribute to those who fell victim to heart disease and stroke.

Bloomex will also provide a two dollar donation at checkout option for the month of June, helping fund research, which this year is focusing on women's stroke care and prevention.

Strokes are more deadly for women than men due to unique sex and gender factors so the HSF has developed The Ms. Understood initiative to help improve women’s heart health through research and healthcare programs. 



They are advancing sex and gender based analysis, funding a community of scientists to improve expertise in women's heart health and expanding knowledge of at risk populations such as Indigenous women and South East Asian Women. 


By doubling the dollars they invest in research for women's heart health, they can help save hundreds of the women we love. Please help support this amazing initiative when you shop at bloomex.ca.

The Purest Love Bouquet will be available for the remainder of 2018!

Learn more about this campaign at heartandstroke.ca or follow #TimeToSeeRed.








Monday, June 11, 2018

2018 Father's Day Gift Guide

It's that time of year where we show all the father's in our lives just how much they mean to us!

If you're stuck on what to give those special men- no problem! Here is a list of our very best Father's Day gift baskets we know he'll love:


For the sweet tooth- Our Chocolate and Cookie Lover basket is perfect for the father who dreams of enjoying sweet treats on his special day.



For the health nut- Watching his waistline? We have a variety of fresh fruit baskets such as the Fruit Elegance basket which includes apples, oranges and grapes.
For the wine connoisseur-  Spoil him with a bold bottle of red and rich gourmet cheeses. Our Red Wine & Cheese Basket is perfectly paired with some much needed relaxation!
*Must be 19 or older to purchase this product.


The options don't stop there! You can shop all of out Father's Day gift ideas at bloomex.ca.

Bloomex partners with Heart & Stroke

Bloomex Canada is proud to announce the launch of their partnership with the Heart & Stroke Foundation (HSF) for 2018/2019. Bloomex will support fundraising efforts with in-kind donations for staff and donor recognition as well as for major events such as the Red Dress Gala.

As part of the partnership Bloomex will also provide a two dollar donation at checkout option for Stroke Month in June, and for Heart Month in February. In addition, Bloomex will create a signature sympathy bouquet that will see 15 percent of sale donated straight to Heart & Stroke. Bloomex will also be creating an exclusive red-themed collection to help raise funds for Heart Month in February 2019.




The HSF has helped decrease heart disease and stroke in Canada by 75 per cent over the past 60 years. A staggering 1.6 million Canadians live with heart disease and stroke with 9 in 10 having at least one risk factor. 



Heart attacks are more deadly for women than men due to unique gender factors so the HSF has developed The Ms. Understood initiative to help improve women’s heart health through research and healthcare programs. They are advancing sex and gender based analysis, funding a community of scientists to improve expertise in women's heart health and expanding knowledge of at risk populations such as Indigenous women and South East Asian Women. 


By doubling the dollars they invest in research for women's heart health, they can help save hundreds of the women we love. It's time for women to learn more about heart and stroke so they can start living their best lives! 




With all they are doing, we are so excited to be contributing to the movement. It's time to get involved!







Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Flower of the Month: The Rose

Since the official flower of June is the rose, we thought it would be irresponsible if we didn’t share some fun facts and industry secrets about everyone’s favourite bloom. 



Let the knowledge grow!


Fun Facts:

  • Roses have prickles, not thorns which grow much deeper. Prickles can be easily removed by a rose stripper, paper towel or gardening gloves.

  • The oldest living rose grows on the Hildesheim Cathedral in Hildesheim Germany and is over 1000 years old. In 1945 allied bombers destroyed the cathedral but the roots of the plant remained intact and grew strong once again.

  • The Overnight Sensation was the first rose to travel space in 2002. It's also considered one of the world's most fragrant roses.

  • Rose hips (the berry of the rose) contain lots of Vitamin C and is used in many jams and marmalades.

  • There are over 100 species of roses in many, many colours. Black is unfortunately not one of them. Black roses are in fact a very deep red hue.

  • The world’s most expensive rose is the Juliett, taking 15 years and 5 million dollars to create.


Tips & Tricks:

  • Place the stem of any drooping rose in boiling water for one minute to pop air bubbles that are preventing your flowers from drinking. 

  • Roses have guard petals that help protect the inner petals from the elements. Florists will not remove them so as not to damage your bouquet. Gently pluck them (all 5) and your roses will show off their fresh petals underneath.

  • Continually pluck off wilting and dead petals. These petals may fall into the water and start to rot which can cause bacteria in the water to multiply and affect the life of your bouquet.

  • Cut your flowers on an angle. Cutting your stems straight across will crush them and make it harder for them to drink.

So many reasons to love roses! Search some beautiful gift options here.

Friday, June 01, 2018

Canadian Forces Appreciation Discount

Bloomex is proud to become a Canadian Forces Appreciation partner. We now provide a special 20% discount on all products at Bloomex.ca, for active service men and women in the Canadian Armed Forces, as well as veterans who have served Canada.


The CF Appreciation Program offers a variety of discounts to military personnel and their families in recognition of their sacrifice and dedication. Members can enjoy savings in the areas of family attractions, leisure travel, entertainment and accommodations,with more deals being added all the time.

In order to activate their discount, members are encouraged to log into their account at www.cfappreciation.ca to read all the details.

Once logged in, they can view the Bloomex listing here:



Bloomex is Canada's Official Florist, providing Canadians with fresh flowers and gourmet gift baskets for all occasions!


Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Canadian Cancer Society Inspiration Collection

Looking for that perfect Mother's Day gift? We have you covered! We've teamed up with the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) to create the Inspiration Collection, made of three gorgeous Spring-inspired bouquets and a relaxing tea basket, guaranteed to have her smiling from ear to ear!

Through our ongoing partnership with CCS, 15% from the sale of products in the collection (up to $3,000) will be donated in support of the country’s most promising breast cancer research and support services for patients and their families.
Hope's Blush

Morning Cheer

Spring Dreams

Tea Time


You can even go one step further by choosing to to donate $2 at checkout beginning May 7th. Funds raised will go to The Mom Project, a support program for Moms and Moms-to-be battling cancer. Whether providing a home away from home during treatment, a wig to help her feel more like herself, an ear of someone who’s been there, or simply hope through funding fertility research, The Mom Project ensures no woman stands alone. 





Make Mom's year with gifts from this beautiful collection and help support women across the country!


Happy Mother's Day!

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Shop the new Canadian Tulip Festival Collection!

The annual Canadian Tulip Festival is just around the corner and as proud Canadians, we plan to celebrate! Ottawa will be in full bloom from May 11-21 with events happening all over the city including Dow’s Lake, the Aberdeen Pavilion, and the Byward Market. Bloomex is excited to be the Official Florist of the Canadian Tulip Festival this year and we look forward to all the wonderful events taking place in the upcoming weeks!


To show our support, we will be featuring a Canadian Tulip Festival Collection on bloomex.ca to help raise funds for the Tulip Education Program designed to teach students from Canada’s Capital region elementary schools how to plant and care for tulip bulbs. Fifteen percent of product purchase will go directly to help build special gardens that will help preserve the legacy of the liberation of Europe by Canadian troops and the birth of Dutch Princess Margriet in Ottawa during World War II and pays tribute to our Canadian veterans and servicemen. In addition to the gift of these special tulip gardens, participating schools receive teaching resources and enjoy unique opportunities to engage with the festival through art and composition projects.
Capital Romance

Festival Cheer

Tulip Celebration

World Friendship
Make sure to shop our full range of tulip bouquets here. Every National Capital Region order from May 1-20 will include a FREE pass to the 2018 Canadian Tulip Festival! (while supplies last)

Happy Spring!