It’s easy to do fundraising by selling flowers at different times of the year. Fundraising flowers are popular items for Valentines Day, Mothers Day, Christmas holidays, springtime planting, and fall color.
Here are some ideas for fundraising with flowers:
Almost everyone buys flowers for their loved ones on Valentine’s Day and there’s several ways to use it as a fundraiser. First, you can contract with wholesale florists or even grocery stores to buy roses and other flowers at a discount.
Next, pre-sell your flower bouquets and roses ahead of time through flyers, word-of-mouth, and direct sales. In addition to the traditional red roses, offer single roses or dozens in different colors such as white or pink.
You can also sell them in crystal vases or offer flower arrangements for non-romantic gift giving. After all, children also like to give their mothers flowers on Valentines Day too. You can even offer chocolate roses for all those chocoholics out there.
Mothers Day is another great holiday for fundraising flowers. Again, take orders in advance for bouquets and flower arrangements and arrange to buy ahead of time at a discount.
With talented help, you can also create unique arrangements from scratch and sell those as well. Boost sales by offering shipping services to out-of-town recipients and include a small markup to cover handling costs.
At Christmastime, poinsettias are another great flower fundraiser. Take orders in mid-November and deliver a few weeks before the holiday season.
You can source these in bulk at substantial discounts from nurseries and garden shops. Concentrate on traditional colors, but also offer the newer multi-hued creations as well.
You can combine this holiday flower fundraiser with offering pre-made Christmas wreaths and raise extra funds that way.
Another flower-based fundraiser is selling seeds and bulbs in the fall for planting before the frost hits. Many active gardeners look for heirloom bulbs and unique plants each fall and it’s a huge untapped market for fundraising.
Another popular fundraising flower time is Spring when everyone is eager to get outside and pretty up their yard. Flower bulbs and wildflower seeds are always big sellers.
You can also look to offer additional gardening supplies sourced locally, such as flowering shrubs and mulch. Work with a wholesale nursery for products and consider offering bigger landscaping items such as pine straw with delivery included.
Fundraising with flowers is easy and quite profitable when you tap into an existing market demand. Holidays such as Valentines Day and Mothers Day are perfect opportunities for raising funds, but don’t overlook the Christmas holiday season as well.
Seasonal windows also exist in Spring and Fall for home and garden related fundraisers. Each of these can also be expanded to include other gardening or landscaping items to boost profits.
Fundraising flowers are high profit and low risk, so get started planning yours today!
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