Monday, August 22, 2011

Beautiful Roses and Romance

Roses have always been associated with romance, especially red roses.  But why?  What traditional started it all?  There are a lot!  The red rose can be traced back as a symbol of love for centuries.  Red has always been associated with life, emotions, and love, and they have been used in weddings and important rituals all around the world.  The rose was connected to goddesses of love, such as Aphrodite, and to important rulers like Napoleon’s wife Josephine.

The rose was used in ceremonies during the Roman empire, for example, and in ancient China.  The Chinese, in fact, cultivated the flower, and they introduced the modern red rose to Europe in the 1800s.  It was a bit different from the roses the Europeans grew, and it quickly became associated with the rich and the aristocratic.  Once roses became common, however, many people began exchanging roses as signs of fidelity and love.  The rose’s place in courtship and romance was even more firmly locked in when William Shakespeare added an allusion to the flower in his famous play Romeo and Juliet.  Many other writers and poets also wrote about the rose.

Victorian England took the symbolism of the rose to extremes.  They grew huge rose gardens during that time, and they introduced many new rose varieties.  It was during this time that the very first printed Valentine’s cards were sold.  Adding one of these cards to a bouquet of roses quickly caught on, and ever since then, the rose has been connected to Valentine’s Day.

Do you want to impress your special someone with a bouquet of a dozen red roses this summer?  Why not tell your wife how much you love her, show your girlfriend you truly do care, or get a first date off on the right foot?  Come visit Angelone’s Florist in Rareton NJ and take advantage of our summer special.  We’re offering one dozen roses for $19.99, but the offer is good only by visiting our store.  Don’t delay—summer won’t last forever!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

About Angelone’s

Angelone’s Flowers is one of the premiere florists in New Jersey. The florist was established over 60 years ago by James and Lena Angelone. Today, the company is managed by their son, Lynn Angelone. Lynn and the Angelone’s staff continue to uphold James and Lena’s dedication to creating quality arrangements for every customer.

Angelone’s has a large inventory of freshly cut flowers. You can tell our flowers have been flown in daily from various locations around the world just by looking at them. Unlike flowers you’d find in a grocery store, the blossoms at Angelone’s are always bright, cheery, and look great. But Angelone’s has more than just flowers. We also provide gourmet gift and fruit baskets via the Bountiful Basket and corporate gifts through Angelone’s Corporate Flowers. The corporate branch provides flowers for events plus gift baskets and plants for employee birthdays, service anniversaries, and more.

Based in Raritan, the company delivers to Branchburg, Bridgewater, Hillsborough, Neshanic, Readington, Somerville, and Whitehouse. Angelone’s takes flowers to hospitals, funeral homes, churches, private residences and businesses every day. Angelone’s works hard to provide every one of our customers with the best arrangements possible. If you see an arrangement you love on our website or in the store, great! If not, Angelone’s has a staff of experienced, professional florists who will work with you to create custom arrangements. 

Angelone’s customers can also join their Petal Points Program. This program gives you one point for every dollar you spend. When you reach 150 points, you get $10 off your next purchase. The program is free, and all you have to do is sign up for it! 

Angelone’s has made a name for themselves in New Jersey as a quality florist. But we can do more than just send flowers and gift baskets locally. Angelone’s is a part of the TeleFlora network, which means we can connect to other florists around the country and have them deliver your order just about anywhere. If you want to learn more about Angelone’s Florist, visit our website or follow us on Facebook. Also be sure to check out some of our Summer Specials!