National florist awarded 12 free rose bouquets in celebration of the most romantic day of the year.
Bloomex, a national Canadian florist with international operations in the United States and Australia, announced the 12 winners of its Valentine's Day Giveaway Contest today.
Participants were invited to submit a story or a quick note about why they, or someone they know, deserve Valentine's Day flowers for 2014. There were seven winning recipients based in Canada and five in the United States. Most of the winning participants' flowers will be delivered to loved ones that they entered in the contest.
Mark Camphaug, Bloomex's Director of Marketing & Sales, said the company was blown away with the entries received.
"We were overwhelmed with some of the moving, heartwarming stories we received from start to finish in this contest," Camphaug said. "It was truly difficult to make a decision on who would be deserving of the prizes. In the end, we had far more deserving entries than we had bouquets to give away. We sincerely thank everyone for sharing their heartfelt stories with us."
A selection of the stories received by Bloomex can be read at the Bloomex blog at http://bloomex.blogspot.com.
"Thank you so much for choosing my brother and sister-in-law s winners of your Valentine's Day Giveaway! I am thrilled and know they will be as well!" one of the winners wrote. "A bouquet of heart-felt wishes to you all for a Happy Valentine's Day with the special loves in your lives!"
Based in Ottawa, Ontario, Bloomex is the largest online florist in Canada. Orders are taken and processed through the company's site at Bloomex.ca or by phone, and then delivered to customers via local courier. In addition to flowers, Bloomex offers a variety of other gift items including gift baskets, gourmet foods, sweets and treats, balloons and a large selection of other items. In addition to serving Canada, the company also services the United States (www.bloomexusa.com) and Australia (www.bloomex.com.au).
Unlike other national brands in the florist industry, Bloomex fulfills its production on the vast majority of its customers orders, buying flowers directly from growers. The products are then shipped from the company's owned production facilities, located in eight Canadian cities in addition to Miami, Fla., and Sydney, Australia.
2013 was Bloomex's best year ever and the company is expecting to best it in 2014, with a new website design headlining the list of exciting developments.
QUOTES FROM SOME OF THE WINNERS OF BLOOMEX' VALENTINE'S DAY GIVEAWAY
"Thank you so very much for selecting my mom as one of your winners. This is going to blow her away. I haven't told her I entered her into the contest so the delivery will be a grand surprise. Thank you Bloomex for making this a special and memorable Valentine's Day for my mother. On behalf of myself and my sisters, we thank you all and appreciate your generosity. Hope your day is as magical and special as you will help make it for the recipients."
"That is wonderful… Thank you. You will have made her day."
"Thank you...this is wonderful… Happy Valentine's Day to you and your staff."
"Wow! That is so amazing thank you! … You all are the best and it's very kind of you."