Season of Savings: How to save money when sending flowers
While lights brighten up a room, so do bouquets! But sending flowers to loved ones around the holidays doesn’t have to cost a fortune.
If you prefer a different type of floral arrangement, get half-price vouchers on sites like Groupon and Living Social for services like 1-800 Flowers, Blooms Today and Teleflora. Like retail stores, some of these floral sites also have a sale section.
Local florists can tell you what flowers are in season, if they offer a cash discount and what fees they charge.
Before you send anything, Dr. Eleanor Cooke with South Trail Animal Hospital says consider pets.
“Mistletoe and holly — their berries are quite toxic,” Cooke says.
She adds to beware of poinsettias, and lilies if the person has a cat, “Maybe hang them somewhere, get them out of reach. Remember cats can jump to high places.”
If you suspect your pet got into something, Cooke says to get them into a veterinarian sooner rather than later.