Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Mothers Day Flower Event May 2012

Our May event was a huge success.  Thank you to all the volunteers that came to work with flowers on Friday and Saturday.  Trader Joe's donated lots of beautiful flowers to Freedom Petals all week.  Ann Harvey from the Herndon Florist donated wires for the creation of Mother's Day corsages for the families staying at Fisher House in Walter Reed, Bethesda.  On Friday, May 11th, 5 volunteers made the most beautiful corsages adorned with butterflies,  Chrystal beads and polkadot bows.  When Barb C. and I  left at 1:30 for Fisher House I couldn't believe we completed all 60 corsages plus three vases filled with colorful Gerber daisies.  Marcelo from the staff of Fisher House greeted us with a hug and a smile.  He told us he would place 20 corsages in each of the three houses and took some our cards to put out on the front table.  We asked him for a tour of the new facilities.  We were so impressed and blown away at how beautifully decorated the houses are.  Please check out their website!  It is so comforting to know that our flowers are bringing smiles to the families of our wounded warriors staying at Fisher House.

On Saturday we were very busy creating the flower arrangements for the Wounded Warriors recuperating at the Walter Reed National Medical Center.  There were 8 volunteers making nurses arrangements, flower pens and our flag ribbons.  We made around 65 spring arrangements and Joan H. and I delivered them to the hospital on Monday, 14 May.  It is always so heart warming to see the smiles on everyone's faces when we hand them flower bouquets or silk flower pens.  This has been some journey and so rewarding......

Gia who met us at the front lobby used to work at the Walter Reed in D.C.  She was so happy to see us and told us that our arrangements were the most beautiful she had ever seen from Freedom Petals.  I think that florist cooler has been Gods gift to keeping our flowers fresher for our delivery on Monday.

Butterflies adorned our spring vases!
All the pots and vases are donated to Freedom Petals.  

The pots are from Edible Fruit arrangements.

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