Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Bloomex Donates Flowers for Chai Lifeline Canada

Bloomex was recently contacted by Chai Lifeline Canada, who asked if we could possibly supply a few flowers for their upcoming fundraiser gala. We were delighted to assist!

For those of you who don't know this hard working group, Chai Lifeline is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping Canadian children suffering from serious illness. The Lifeline also helps their family members who are coping with this stress and the need for emotional and financial support to care for their sick child.

Chai Lifeline began with one program: a summer camp for children suffering from cancer. Camp Simcha gave sick children the opportunity to forget about illness and concentrate on being kids once again. The fun, friendship, activities, and love gave them the emotional strength to withstand the pain and isolation of illness for another year. 

Today the mission continues and has expanded. Chai Lifeline Canada is devoted to alleviating the burden of those facing medical challenge, from the moment of diagnosis through the ups and downs of the coming months and years.  

Chai Lifeline provides a variety of support options, from counseling, special sibling programs, tutoring, volunteers, family retreats, information programs, and so much more.

On December 3, Chai Lifeline hosted their sixth annual "Go All In" fundrasier night in support of their Chai Warriors kids. Over 300 people attended the event at York Mills Gallery in Toronto, playing Monte Carlo games and joining in a Texas HoldEm tournament. Fun was had by all, with many inspirational stories and speeches along the way. 

Bloomex was delighted to donate and deliver the bulk flowers that the Chai volunteers selected for the centrepieces. The volunteers had a vision to create centrepieces in "Chanel" type vases, in lovely pastel shades. Our florists worked with them to come up with a list of flowers, such as pink roses, white alstroemeria, white lilies and greens that would suit this theme, and the Chai volunteers did an amazing job!  What a gorgeous final result. 

Bloomex was glad to provide even this very humble contribution to the evening. We are pleased to say that the fundraiser was a success—thank you to everyone who participated and donated to this very worth cause! 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Holiday Decorating with Christmas Centrepieces

Christmas Wishes Centrepiece
As we gear up for the holiday season, many of us in Canada will be hosting friends and family at various parties and holiday suppers. While we look forward to the fun, there is a lot to think about in terms of organizing food and decorations. Let Bloomex make it easier for you! Bloomex provides you with fresh and beautiful Christmas Centrepieces that provide a simple and elegant way to dress up your holiday home or table this year.

Classic Christmas Centrepiece
     Classic Christmas Centrepiece

These gorgeous centrepieces will make your holiday events more memorable and festive. Each one is made up by our professional floral designers and will add instant holiday cheer to any home. These centrepieces also make a thoughtful holiday gift!  Send some Christmas spirit and help warm someone’s home for the season. These centrepieces come in a variety of styles and prices so there is something to suit everyone.

Fresh is always better! Skip the plastic and enjoy the scent and beauty of fresh flowers and real evergreens for your home. Each very special Christmas Centrepiece contains lovely candles with assorted fresh holiday greenery and gorgeous holiday flowers such as roses, carnations, and gerberas. All are artfully arranged with decorative ribbons and special floral foam that will keep your centrepiece fresh for at least a week.
There are a total of 8 arrangements to choose from! See all the wonderful Christmas Centrepieces and make your best selection. Happy Holidays from Bloomex!

Friday, December 04, 2015

Best Gift Baskets for a Stress-Free Holiday

Photo from express.co.uk
If you are like most of us, each year as the calendar rolls to December, we start to take the holiday season a bit more seriously. We start searching for perfect gift ideas for everyone on our list, even for those in the “hard to please” and the “already has everything” categories.
Gift giving can be additionally tricky if you live some distance apart from your recipient, or if you need to come up with a corporate gift for a work colleague or business associate.  And none of us wants to go into debt completing the list!

Season's Greeting Gift Basket
Gift baskets are a perfect choice on so many levels. Everyone loves to unwrap basket and sift delightedly through the unexpected goodies within. Bloomex is your go-to resource for excellent Christmas and holiday gift baskets for everyone on your list. We’ve put together some amazing choices, at some of the best prices in town, with a wide array of tastes and interests in mind.

We also offer fast delivery that gives you peace of mind, knowing that everyone on your list is taken care of this year. We’ve selected a few of the highlights for you here, but be sure to check Bloomex for the full range. 

Happy shopping: your list will be completed in no time!

The Wine Lover

There are many gift baskets to choose from that contain wonderful bottles of red or white wine, or even champagne. Shown here: A Red Wine and Cheese basket beautifully presented with red wine, and gourmet treats such as cheese straws, gouda cheese bels, crackers and breadsticks is a sure winner. Click to see more Wine and Champagne gift hampers.

The Sweet Tooth

Who doesn’t love diving into some delectable, mouth-watering chocolate, chewy cookies, or tasty candies? Anyone with a sweet tooth is sure to adore a lovely basket chock full of tasty and tempting treats. Shown here: A Holiday Tradition I Gift Basket combines the best of both worlds when it comes to indulgence, including a variety of cookies and candies for your happy recipient to savour. Click to see more Sweets Baskets.

The Gourmet Snacker 

For anyone who loves to enjoy savory snacks, sending a gift basket full of gourmet treats is a sure bet. These baskets contain a variety of gourmet items such as cheeses, seafood, crackers, breadsticks, and other high-end items they are sure to enjoy. Shown here: Snack Lover Gift Basket. Click to see more Snack Baskets.

 The Beer Lover 

For the beer lover on you list, Bloomex has you covered! Send them a gift basket containing a favourite beer, from a  creative Car Wash Basket, to a BBQ basket, to a snack basket that includes nibblies such as chips, crackers, or candies. Shown here: A Beer and Nuts Basket provides a variety of tastes to enjoy. Click to see more Beer Baskets and other Baskets for Men. 

The Health Enthusiast 

For those on your list who prefer a delicious and more nutricious choice of snack, a wonderful, fresh fruit hamper is the way to go! Send some holiday wishes with the gift of a tempting variety of the day’s freshest fruits. Shown here: A Poinsettia and Fruit Basket is perfect for the holidays! It contains a mouth-watering assortment of premium fruits, attractively packaged with beautiful poinsettia. What a wonderful holiday gift! Click to view more fresh Fruit Baskets.

Tea or Coffee Lover 

For anyone who enjoys a good cup of java, or a "cuppa tea", we have premium gift baskets featuring wonderful samplings that they are sure to sip, savour and enjoy! Shown here:  A Tea Sampler Basket contains a balanced assortment of gourmet teas and treats that is sure to delight and impress. Click to see more Coffee Baskets.Click to see more Tea Baskets

Corporate Colleague

To send a thank you or a courtesy gift to a work colleague or a business, choose an attractively packaged gift hamper that contains a nice, well-rounded selection of tasteful treats. You can’t go wrong with one of the Christmas Gourmet Collection or Holiday Tradtion baskets from Bloomex, :  Shown here: the Holiday Tradition III Gift Basket contains the perfect array of gourmet snacks and treats, for a truly amazing price. This basket lets you look like a big spender even though you saved, which is always a smart move! Click to view more Corporate Gift Baskets.

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

NEW at Bloomex: Laura Second and Lindt Christmas Gift Baskets!

Just in time for the holidays, Bloomex announces the arrival of some decadent and delicious new gift baskets! Bloomex is happy to offer chocolate lovers some truly delightful options featuring the excellence of premier brands: Laura Secord, and Lindt master chocolatiers. And as an added bonus, we have marked down all Laura Secord and Lindt baskets HALF PRICE as our gift to you!

Laura Secord Collection 1
Laura Secord is one of Canada's most beloved quality chocolate brands, beginning as a small candy store in Toronto, Ontario. New stores kept opening and today Laura Secord is the largest and best-known chocolatier in our nation. Now you can send and enjoy the richness of Laura Secord chocolates in a series of four beautiful gift basket options. Each basket contains an assortment of tasty treats, such as Laura Secord Chocolate Bars Milk Chocolate & Sea Salt Caramel from the Laura Secord "Gifts to Share Collection."

Laura Secord Collection 3

We have combined these Laura Secord items with other decadant treats like Peppermint Crisp, Gourmet Hot Coco, Shortbread Fingers, Dark Chocolate Fondue, Crispy Crepe Dentelle, Milk Chocolate Butter Cookies & Dark Chocolate Truffles, and included a full-sized, holiday greeting card. Click here to view the full Laura Secord Collection of holiday gift baskets. 


Lindt Collection 1
Lindt makes their amazing chocolate in Switzerland, for those of you who prefer a European taste. Lindt "Maîtres Chocolatiers" have been world renowned for the excellence of their chocolate, truffles and other confections since 1845, based on an old (and secret) family recipe. Now you can enjoy and send the decadence of Lindt chocolates this holiday, with a NEW collection of four Lindt gift baskets from Bloomex. 

Lindt Collection 3

The Lindt Collection baskets feature delectable treats such as gift boxed Lindor Milk Chocolate Balls with Smooth Centres, Lindor gift boxed Dark Chocolate Balls with Smooth Centres, and other tasty selections. These are combined with an assortment of other sweet treats such as cookies, peppermint crisps, truflles, and rich hot cocoa, with a full sized holiday greeting card to send your special message. Click to view the full assortment of Lindt Collection Gift Baskets.

Whichever special chocolate gift basket you select this holiday, your recipient is sure to be delighted! These make perfect holiday and Christmas gifts. Order now for holiday delivery across Canada.

Best Hanukkah Flowers and Gifts

Photo from myjewishlearning.com
Happy Hanukkah! This year, Hanukkah begins at sunset on Sunday, December 6, and ends on Monday, December 14. This traditional Festival of Lights helps remember the victory of the ancient Israelites over the Syrian Greek army, and the added miracle of restoring the menorah to the Holy Temple. The miracle that is celebrated is that even though only one vial of oil remained, this vial provided light for a full eight days. 

Today, the menorah is lit in celebration, with one additional candle lit each night, driedel is played, special foods such as latkes and jelly doughnuts are enjoyed, and sometimes gifts are exchanged.

Bloomex provides a wonderful selection of beautiful Hanukkah flowers and gifts to help you celebrate the season with your loved ones, whether you are near enough to gather or across Canada. We've selected a few of the highlights for 2015, but please check Bloomex for more ideas! 
Chag Urim Sameach!

This sparkling bouquet is designed to celebrate the Festival of Lights! Our candle centerpiece features a lovely mix of fresh flowers in the traditional colors of Hanukkah, and arrives ready to glow with silver-glittered accents and two tall silver tapers.

This beautiful arrangement combines the serenity of blue with the purity of white to symbolize the traditional Hanukkah colours. Lovely blooms such as creme roses, white lilies and alstroemeria along with yellow and white chrysanthemums, eucalyptus, limonium and more. Approximately 15 1/2" W x 16 1/2" H. Vase not included, but Blue Vases can be purchased.

This beautiful holiday arrangement of exquisite white lilies and blue iris is artistically designed by our Bloomex designers for the Hanukkah holiday. It includes 12 white lily blooms, 12 iris blooms and beautiful Hanukkah greens. Vases and greeting cards are available during checkout.


Brighten a room with this gorgeous arrangement filled with blue and white premium blooms, such as lovely lilies. Celebrate Hanukkah with this beautiful choice, by sending to a loved one or enjoying at your own table.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Perfect Holiday Poinsettias

Supreme Poinsettia Basket
The holiday season is here, and for many of us, we associate the beautiful Poinsettia plant with this special time of year. Native to Central America, this vibrant plant flowers during the winter in an area of southern Mexico. The ancient Aztecs called them 'cuetlaxochitl' and had several uses for them. They used the flowers (which are actually special types of leaves called bracts) to make a purple dye for clothes and cosmetics. They also used the white latex sap from the plant as a medicine to treat fevers. 

We know about poinsettias today largely due to the first ambassador from the U.S. to Mexico. In 1825 Joel Roberts Poinsett (that's why we call them Poinsettias) brought some plants back to his greenhouses in South Carolina. He began growing them and sending them to friends and botanists. These friends shared and sold the plant and their popularity grew quickly. Their cheerful and festive colours bring us joy during the winter months and the holiday season.
Holiday Poinsettia Basket

Bloomex offers many gorgeous varieties and arrangements of this popular holiday plant, at different price options. We are also thrilled to present some NEW additions with beautiful planter baskets starring these popular holiday flowers! 

We are also your best source for poinsettia in bulk at amazing prices, which is especially perfect for corporate gifts or retail decorating. 


We've collected a few of the highlights for you here, but be sure to check out all the perfect Poinsettia choices at the site. Order yours today, for best delivery options across Canada, and send some bright seasonal cheer for less.

Happy Holidays!

At just $29.99 this year, this is a classic choice that will bring a holiday smile to any recipient, or buy for yourself to decorate your own home or table. This elegant assortment of red poinsettia plants accented with Christmas decorations and greens is arranged in a lovely 6" bamboo basket. 

For even more elegance, combine the bright beauty of poinsettia with other vibrant plants and decorative touches. This wicker basket is sure to delight any recipient this holiday! 

This lovely basket is a festive touch that makes a perfect gift as it is long-lasting! Send some tropical delight mixed with the vibrance of fresh poinsettias. On sale for only $39.99 this season, this is a steal! 

This sweet planter basket is a thoughtful gift idea! A perfect mix of blooming tropicals, accented with seasonal decorations in a tasteful wicker basket. 

Gorgeous! This is a new combination that is sure to delight! We've mixed perfect poinsettias, with delectable, fresh fruit in a decorative wicker basket. Makes a perfect thank you gift for corporate or personal use, or a wonderful way to express any sentiment this holiday season. 


Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Bloomex Supplies Flowers for Skate Canada Internationals

Our delightful duties as Official Florist of Skate Canada continued last weekend in Lethbridge, Alberta. Bloomex was proud to supply all the flowers and gifts required at the very exciting and prestigious Skate Canada Internationals, which were held at Enmax Centre from October 30 to November 1, 2015.

Olympic skaters and international champions arrived in Canada to compete for the top spots over a very exciting weekend, with TSN and CBC providing television coverage.
This exciting event saw the return of Canadian champion and Olympic medal winner Patrick Chan. Chan, who is also three-time world champion, took a break last season but triumphantly returned to competition at the Internationals—with a very enthusiastic media and fan following! He captured gold in the men's competition, edging out Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu who took silver. 

‘’It was a high stress and challenging competition for me,’’ said Chan. ‘’I didn’t feel good in the warm –up and I was scared about going on. But I talked it through with my coach Kathy Johnson.  I went out there and skated because I enjoy it and hopefully I can be consistent throughout the season.’’ Click to watch the full Patrick Chan interview.

Reigning world champions Meaghan Duhamel and Eric Radford of Canada won the pairs, while Canada's Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje won the ice dance. American Ashley Wagner took gold in women's singles, while Canada's Gabby Daleman finished fifth.


Double Death Spiral at the SCI Exhibition Gala

Bloomex was very proud to provide all venue flowers, dinner centrepieces, VIP gift baskets and hotel bouquets, in addition to the beautiful medallist bouquets for the winners on the podium. 

Skate Canada requested a red and white theme, with dinner centrepieces to be white, cream with touches of brown. 

Our team came up with some gorgeous designs that were enjoyed by fans and skaters alike. The medalist bouquets were a lovely mix of white spider mums, red chiffon ribbon and aspidistra leaves and featured well during the exciting (and televised) winners ceremony! 

You can view the Bloomex bouquets in the many photos above. Bloomex looks forward to the next exciting event: the Skate Canada Challenge competition in Edmonton on the weekend of December 3. See you there!
Read more abut the Skate Canada Internationals.  

Purchase your own beautiful Bloomex bouquets.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Pumpkin Flower Arrangements

It's almost Halloween! The ghouls and goblins will soon be out roaming the streets,as many of us prepare for this fun and festive event. If you are hosting family or friends, we have a wonderful (and EASY!) way to dress up your home for this weekend. 

Burst of Autumn

Step One: Select your bouquet of choice from the Bloomex Autumn Collection. These bouquets are carefully made by our talented florists, using beautiful flowers such as roses, spider mums, carnations or alstroemeria in rich and vivid autumn colours. These bouquets will provide you with the perfect tones to coordinate with your vase, and come ready-to-use.You can also choose beautiful bouquets in fall colours such as coral roses, red roses (tip: these are perfectly mixed in a Citrus Kissed Bouquet, so check that out too), or red carnations such as seen in the Crimson Delight Bouquet .
Autumn Gerberas
Step Two: Prepare your "vase"—A pumpkin! Cut off the top and clean out your pumpkin as you usually would. Save the lid if you want to use it as part of the flower display. You could also clean a series of smaller pumpkins and create "mini" arrangements instead of one large one. 

Photo from Kelly Heet
Step Three: Add soaked floral foam or water, and arrange your beautiful autumn flowers. Get creative with cute embellishments if you like, such as bats, spider webs, stickers, or a painted "face" for your pumpkin vase.

Photo from lushome.com

Floral design by Tina Rainville

Pumpkin vase flower arrangements are sure to get noticed by your friends and family, and will have everyone talking! They are the perfect way to dress your home for Halloween or autumn. Enjoy!

Bloomex wishes you all a safe and happy Halloween