Some call it “paying it forward.” Others refer to it as performing “random acts of kindness.” Whatever term you use, the act is manifested when you feel so blessed that you want someone else to get that same feeling. When your heart is overflowing, you want to share the love. As we wrap up a season focused on being thankful, and turn our thoughts toward the joy of the Christmas season, it seems a fitting time to exercise a bit of goodwill toward others.

Often, the feel-good stories don’t get much attention. The deed is done quietly, unassumingly, with no desire for recognition. Have you had someone in front of you at a drive-through window pay for your order? Or had your restaurant check paid by another diner? There is no way to return the favor, you just accept it graciously. Hopefully, it inspires you to repeat the gesture for another lucky recipient, or to come up with your own unique way to bless someone.

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In October, Lilium owners Ron and Lisa Pritchett, along with head designer, Taylor Pritchett, traveled to Miami, FL to accept the 2015 Retail Florist of the Year award. Lisa accepted the honor before an audience of 800 attendees at the Wholesale Florist & Florist Supply Association (WF&FSA) annual conference.

In an annual contest sponsored by WF&FSA and Florists’ Review magazine, Lilium, nominated by Miami grower Equiflor Corporation, was selected from hundreds of nominees from across the US and Canada.

Nominees were judged for:

  • Visual merchandising/Store Design and Image
  • Advertising, Marketing and Promotions
  • Weddings and Events
  • Flower variety and quality
  • Customer Service
  • Employee benefits and training
  • Business Achievement
  • Floral industry and community involvement
Lisa Pritchett accepts the award and speaks to conference attendees.

Thank you to all of our loyal customers for your continued support. While we were extremely honored to receive this recognition, we promise not to rest on our laurels. Lilium will continue to strive to meet and exceed our clients’ expectations with innovation, creative inspiration and top-notch customer service.

If you’d like to know more about Lilium’s story, please read the article that appeared the June issue of Florists’ Review magazine.

For generations, newly engaged couples turned the calendar to June for scheduling their big day. Today, however, with more couples seeking outdoor venues, autumn has risen to the top as the busiest wedding season in Texas. The summer heat at last gives way to cooler days, and nature puts on a show, with colors and textures unique to the season.

Fall provides a pallet of rich and vibrant hues in every shade of orange, red, gold, green, berry and brown. Several flower varieties are only available in the late summer/early fall months, so take advantage of these limited-time options. Some of our favorites include showy dahlias, cosmos, cornflowers and scabiosa.

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