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Grandparents Day

If there's anyone who loves and is proud of you more than your parents, it's definitely your grandparents. Send a token of your love to show them just how much you appreciate them with a beautiful flower arrangement on Grandparent's Day. Whether it's for delivery in Lanark or you need to send it across the country, The Special Touch can help!
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Rosh Hashanah

This Rosh Hashanah, say "Shanah Tovah" and give the gift of flowers during the celebration of Jewish New Year. Let those you care about know you wish them to have a good year with the gift of flowers. While we offer same-day local delivery to Lanark and surrounding areas, we also deliver anywhere in the U.S. and Canada so we can take care of your floral needs regardless if the intended recipient is down the road or seven states away. In addition to eating honey-dipped apples for a "sweet" new year, give the gift of fresh flowers for a "fresh" new year today!
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National Boss Day

Are you needing something for National Boss’s Day? We’ve got the answer! A beautiful arrangement created by our expert florist will not only brighten up your boss’s day but keep their office full of blooms for days to come. Order a professional arrangement today or network and find out what flowers are your boss’s favorite. No matter what you decide, we will deliver your arrangement to their office for you! Call or order online today.
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Sweetest Day

Do you often see someone who goes out of their way to make someone’s day sweeter? Well, Sweetest Day is the perfect day to show your admiration for them with a beautiful flower arrangement or a delicious basket of sweet treats. Bring cheer and happiness to the ones who make your day a little better. Even if your sweetie is miles away or in Lanark, our florist can help you get that extra-sweet gift to them.
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Halloween

You know it is telltale signs that Halloween is approaching when you begin seeing the seasonal candy aisle fill up, the air grows cooler, and the leaves begin to change. Your excitement begins to build and start to consider what your fun plans are with friends and family in your free time. However, one quick way to throw a hatchet in your fun is when you’ve realized you should have taken action sooner. You stop on the candy aisle and realize you waited too long and all of your favorite candies you originally planned to include are bought out. The costume you’ve been eyeing and debating to commit to is no longer available. Had you only purchased your desires in advance, then your Halloween festivities would have felt spook-tacular.

Don’t make the mistake of waiting until it’s too late.

Select and order your fang-tastic Halloween flowers now. The Special Touch has a variety of festive flowers for your exploration. Find the arrangement that meets your theme needs or that you love most. You can easily set your flower’s delivery date in advance to arrive exactly when you want them to. Forget the fuss, rest easy, and play hard. You will be glad you ordered early.

When the order volume is high, flower shops are likely to run low on particular or popular flowers. If you have a specific arrangement you have been dying to have, don’t hesitate to secure your order and beat the crowd. You’ll have that spell-tastic table beautifully decorated in no time.

If you have any questions regarding the details of your order, a product, or your delivery, please feel free to contact The Special Touch at (815) 493-6366. We would be glad to help.

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Thanksgiving (USA)

How do I take care of my flowers once they are delivered?

Now that you have your lovely flowers for the holiday season, you would like to preserve their beauty for as long as possible. We have provided some fresh flower care tips to help. If you are giving flowers to friends or family, feel free to share this page with them so that they will be able to care for their flowers soon after their delivery.

First things first
Most flowers are delivered with a plastic covering. Remove all plastic to all your flowers to breathe. Next, if your flowers are already in a vase or you have just placed them in a vase, refill the vase with fresh water. Your flowers will love the hydration.

Where you place your flowers can make a difference
It is best to avoid placing your flower in areas of extreme temperatures: windowsills, direct sunlight all day, or an overly hot room. These can cause wilting or dry out your flowers. Instead, place your flowers somewhere where they will be in cooler and more controlled conditions.

It is always good to prevent the possibility of ethylene gas reducing the life of your flowers. This can often come from placing flowers near fruit or cigarette smoke.

Maintaining your flower’s beautiful presentation
As your beautiful flowers are on display, check up on them and tend to them periodically over a series of days.

  • For vase arrangements, keep your vase filled with fresh water to provide them with proper hydration.
  • For basket arrangements, it is good to also provide them with hydration. We suggest daily fresh water hydration.
  • Anytime the water begins to become cloudy, change out the water. You will need to clean your vase with soap and water, rinse thoroughly, and then fill your vase back up with fresh water. Using soapy water rather than only rinsing can help remove bacteria that could cause your flowers to die more quickly.
  • Remove any strongly wilted contents: wilting leaves or stems. This will help you maintain a fresher and neater look.
  • Cut your stems at an angle using a sharp knife. We recommend cutting them one to two inches from the bottom of the stem. This will allow your flowers to hydrate and absorb the water properly. Using scissors to cut the stems is not recommended, as scissors can crush the stems and hinder the flower’s ability to drink water.
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Hanukkah

Get the shamash ready to light the rest of the candles on the menorah, spin the dreidel, and get ready to eat great food like latkes, because it's time for the Festival of Lights. Celebrate Hanukkah this year with a bit of floral flair courtesy of The Special Touch in Lanark, IL. Although traditionally a time of remembrance and prayer, Hanukkah is also well-known for the festivities and food that go on over the course of the eight days it is celebrated. The Special Touch has a variety of flower arrangements designed specifically for the Hanukkah celebration, focusing heavily on the colors of white and blue. These flower arrangements can either be given as a gift or can be used to decorate for the festivities. Hanukkah floral centerpieces are perfect for adding that extra touch of festive spirit to the dinner table. Don't hesitate to make this Hanukkah a great one with help of festive flowers from The Special Touch!
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Christmas

Christmas decorations have come a long way, even since we were younger. It's perfectly normal to see a Christmas tree decorated in glitz and glam. No matter what your style, The Special Touch has the right Christmas accessories for you!

Whether you need a centerpiece for your holiday party, a wreath for your front door, or even help decorating your Christmas tree, we do it all. Don't hesitate to give The Special Touch a call for all your Christmas needs.

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Kwanzaa

This Kwanzaa, make it a great celebration with the help of The Special Touch. Located in Lanark, IL, The Special Touch has a variety of gifts for you to give while you spend the week celebrating African heritage, culture, and unity. Our flower arrangements are designed with the traditional Kwanzaa colors of red, green, and black. Whether giving as a gift or using as a design piece to decorate for your Kwanzaa celebration, flowers from The Special Touch are sure to please, complete with local delivery to the Lanark area as well as delivery across the U.S. and Canada. If you're not looking for floral arrangements, then perhaps you'd be interested in one of our Kwanzaa centerpieces to add a little bit of floral appeal to your Kwanzaa celebration. Maybe you're not looking for flowers at all, and that's okay- The Special Touch can take care of you with one of our delicious fruit baskets! Fresh fruit is perfect for the Kwanzaa celebration, and our fruit baskets are sure to make a great gift for anybody and also add some flavor to the party!
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Valentine's Day

How do I take care of my flowers once they are delivered?

Now that you have your stunning flowers, you would like to preserve their beautiful state for as long as possible. Below we have provided some fresh flower care tips to help guide you.

First things first
If your flowers came in plastic, you will need to remove the plastic wrapping as soon as possible. This allows for your flowers to breathe. Then provide fresh water for your flowers as soon as possible.

Where you place your flowers can make a difference
Avoid placing your flower arrangements near areas of extreme temperatures. This could include windowsills, direct sunlight all day, or an overly hot room. These factors can cause your flowers to dry out quickly or wilt. Most flowers last longer under cooler and controlled conditions. Avoid placing your flowers next to fruit or cigarette smoke. Ethylene gas can reduce the life of your flowers and be detrimental to their lifespan.

Maintaining a beautiful presentation
Keep your flowers looking fresh and displayed beautifully by tending to your flowers periodically.

  • Keep vase arrangements filled with fresh water. This allows the plants to drink up the water they need for proper hydration.
  • For basket arrangements, we suggest providing your flowers with daily fresh water.
  • Remember to switch out any cloudy water. You will want to fully clean the inside of your vase with soap and water, thoroughly rinse, and then refill the vase with new water. This will help remove any bacteria that could possibly harm your flowers and cause them to deteriorate more quickly.
  • As you notice leaves or stems wilting, remove the strongly wilted contents. This will help your flowers maintain a fresh and appealing appearance.
  • To help your flowers to maintain proper hydration, use a sharp knife to cut your stems. Cut the stems at an angle one to two inches from the bottom. This will help the flowers to absorb water. It is discouraged to use scissors to cut the flower stems. Scissors can crush the stems, preventing proper water absorption.
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Passover

Beautiful Passover Flowers

This Passover add a beautiful spring arrangement of blues and whites to your table.

Classic Passover Flowers

Classic Passover flowers of daisies, roses, violets, carnations, irises, tulips, and hyacinths make a beautiful Passover Seder centerpiece. Include spring flowers of daffodils and lilies to add a burst of happiness to your Passover meal. Blue and white are the most popular colors for the Jewish holidays. Include popular white flowers of calla lilies, roses, gardenias, and add touches of blue with delphinium, hydrangeas, and irises.

Perfect for Your Passover Host

If you are going to a family or friend's house for your Passover dinner, don't forget to bring your host a gift. A lovely flower arrangement makes the perfect addition to their seder table. Send flowers in advance to your Passover host so they can include them in their Passover decorations.

Order Early

Place your order early to ensure you get your favorite flowers, as spring is a busy season for the flower industry. We want to ensure your Passover florals are exactly what you want. Though we are located in Lanark we offer flower delivery to wherever your destination may be. Whether that is right up the road or the next state over, we are here to add that special touch to your celebration.

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Easter

The Easter Bunny is on his way and this year ask him to bring you a spring flower arrangement! Easter flowers are blooming and radiate the colors of spring. Yellow daffodils, bold tulips, white daisies, and blue hyacinths make an eggcellent spring-time table centerpiece. Call or order online today for a gorgeous spring display. Or you can hop on in and order in-store. Wish someone a Hoppy Easter by sending a big bouquet of spring blooms. Whether they are around the corner or across the country, The Special Touch can help!
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Admin Professionals Day

It’s National Administrative Professionals’ Day! Say “thank you” with a beautiful flower arrangement. What better way to show appreciation for the person who does so much for you than with a floral arrangement that reminds you of them? Give them the gift of beautiful gerberas, daisies, hydrangeas, lilies, and more spring blossoms. Brighten their office or cubicle with an arrangement they can enjoy the whole week and take home to enjoy through the weekend.
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Mother's Day

How far in advance should I order flowers for Mother’s Day?

We recommend placing your order as soon as possible. The sooner you place your order, the sooner you can secure the flowers you want. When customers place their orders at the last minute, they risk not being able to have the exact arrangement they may desire. This is due to limited supplies and a high order volume during Mother’s Day. As florists fill orders, various flower types begin to run low or go out of stock. This often results in flower substitutions when needing to fill an order in a short time frame after the order has been placed late. When flowers go out of stock, shops are at the mercy of the shipping trucks that will bring in their fresh flower shipments for restocking.

It’s best not to place yourself in a pickle and provide yourself the security of locking in the flowers you desire as soon as possible.

Do I order my flowers online or in-person?

Feel free to come by our shop or place your order at your convenience online.

Online, you will be able to explore your options, select your favorite flowers, order, submit payment, and set a delivery date for your flowers. After you have chosen your flowers in the ordering process, you will be able to provide any card messages or specific delivery instructions.

If you would like to place your order in-person at The Special Touch, drop in and allow one of our associates to tend to your needs. We would be delighted to speak with you. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask while you’re with us.

If you are unable to travel to the shop and have questions regarding the details of your order or other needs, please feel free to contact us at (815) 493-6366.

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Father's Day

Celebrate Dad With Beautiful Flower Bouquet

Give dad the perfect Father's Day Gift with a stunning flower arrangement! Send the special man in your life a special flower arrangement made just for him.

Does your dad enjoy the beauty of nature? Send dad an arrangement that he can brag about for days. Pick from one of our beautiful bouquets or have one of our florist design one for you. Summer flowers are in full bloom and make an excellent gift. Celebrate dad with an arrangement made of fresh summer flowers and green foliage, or send him a basket of his favorite goodies!

Perfect Father's Day flowers are

  • Sunflowers
  • Chrysanthemums
  • Aster
  • Gerberas
  • Green Plants
  • Tropical Blooms

Bright and bold colors like red, oranges, and yellows are more popular for Father's Day than pretty pastels. White and red roses are recognized as the official flower of Father's Day. Send him a luscious plant that he can brag about and admire for days!

Father's Day Flower Delivery

Spruce up their office or man cave with a gift for dad with a home flower delivery Whether your gift is for a dad, uncle, grandpa, or stepdad The Special Touch can help pick the perfect present for them. We have local delivery options but can deliver wherever your dad may be! Call or order online today.