Flowers by Paulette has been a fixture in the heart of Lancaster city for nearly 30 years. Located between the burgeoning art galleries of Gallery Row and the funky stores of North Queen Street, our shop is right in the center of any visit to downtown Lancaster. We’re also just a few blocks from the Marriott Hotel and Convention Center. Our shop is consistently ranked as “Among the Best Florists” in Lancaster County and has been chosen twice as the “Best Wedding Florist” in Lancaster County.
Despite the difficult economic conditions that have existed since we took ownership of this shop in 2006, our business continues to grow, which we believe is due to our continued focus on product quality, customer service, design creativity, and our continuing involvement in our community. In addition, we’ve been fortunate to be able to merge two other downtown shops into our business in the past couple years. In September of 2010, we merged Lancaster’s oldest florist – Fries Flowers – and in January of 2013 we brought The Petal Company on board. Not only has this increased our customer base, but it has added experienced talent to our staff. Click here to meet our team. Our designers love to be creative, so give us a challenge to make your gift of flowers one your recipients will not forget!
In addition to our wide assortment of fresh and silk flower arrangements, Flowers by Paulette offers a variety of gift items including dish gardens, unique glass and ceramic vases, personalized glassware, locally designed pottery and locally made Miesse chocolates. Upscale a basic lovely floral arrangement with one of our exclusive vases for a really special gift!
We are very active in supporting charities and giving back to the community whenever we can. It’s been our policy to give back at least 15% of our profits each year. We do this in a variety of ways. We provide free or reduced-cost flowers to many organizations either as decorative components for events or as prizes for raffles or volunteers. We have raised thousands of dollars for a variety of charities. On a local level, each Mother’s Day we promote one of the several homes assisting single women with children, providing checks for 5% of our M-day sales. In recent years we have had a fundraiser for the Amani Children’s Foundation, whose work supports orphanages and the promotion of adoption for children with aids in Kenya. We’re proud to have raised over $6000 just for this organization during this time. Every year we have sponsored multiple blood drives for the American Red Cross, donating bouquets of carnations and discount coupons to all blood donors. We provide free flowers to a group of cancer patients who are in a program that helps them readjust to everyday life after going through difficult treatment programs.
In 2012, we served as Lancaster County’s floral representative for the national Memorial Day Flowers program which began at Arlington National Cemetery in 2011. That year we worked in conjunction with American Legion Post #34 in organizing a program that included the placement of 1200 roses, one on each veteran’s grave, in Lancaster Cemetery. In 2013, 2014 and 2015 this program has been expanded.
As we move forward into the coming yers, we will continue with our community outreach as well as finding new ways and more interesting products to service our customers even better than we do today. If you’ve never tried our shop, please give us a call or stop in and talk to our staff. We’d love to have you join our growing community of customers and friends.
Keep up to speed on what’s happening at the shop by checking our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/flowersbypaulette) and our Special Events tab on our website.
To get a look at our newly renovated sales floor and meet our owners, take a look at this You Tube video - http://youtu.be/ha80Fjwy9VA