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Royer’s Kids Club puts heart into new year with free Valentine’s Day event Jan. 21

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We’re kicking off the 2017 Royer’s Kids Club schedule with a free event on Jan. 21 in all stores.

Children ages 5 to 12 will have an opportunity to make a special “Be Mine, Valentine!” arrangement, featuring a teacup with a heart on it and a red wire stick-in heart. Participants also will receive a free balloon.

Time slots are available at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Registration is required by calling your nearest Royer’s store.


News media visits Royer’s version of Santa’s workshop

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We spread holiday cheer. We have a busy workshop. We deliver to peoples’ homes.

Royer’s has more than a little in common with Santa, and we like to show off our version of the North Pole. That’s why we have a standing offer for the news media to visit our central design department in Lebanon and our stores to capture a flavor of the season.

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On Dec. 7, we welcomed the Lebanon Daily News to our Lebanon complex. The resulting video, set to a jaunty tune, shows how we decorate our Tartan Poinsettia:

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Within hours of the Daily News visiting, so, too, did WFMZ-TV/Channel 69 from Berks County. The TV station toured central design and interviewed our store managers in Lebanon, Erica Bixby (photo, top), and Reading, Amy Michalski, for their takes on the busy holiday season.

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The making of our Tartan Poinsettia

Inside our version of Santa’s workshop, the talented employees of Royer’s are handcrafting thousands of holiday arrangements in our central design department.

Here’s a glimpse into the making of just one version: Our Tartan Poinsettia, featuring five-plus blooms and measuring 16 to 18 inches in height.

We’d like to make one especially for you. It’s as easy as clicking here to place your order.


Royer’s presents Red Cross with hundreds of cards, coloring pages for active military and veterans

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Royer’s collected hundreds of cards and coloring pages for active military and veterans as part of the American Red Cross’ “Holidays for Heroes” program.

From Nov. 11-23 in each of our 16 stores, Royer’s invited the public to donate the items, which are destined for military installations, VFWs, American Legions, the Lebanon VA and retirement homes in 22 counties in central Pennsylvania.

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The American Red Cross (redcross.org/centralpa) prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

Last year in central Pennsylvania, the Red Cross assisted close to 2,000 people affected by nearly 750 local disasters.

Photos: Top from left, Kathy Tracy, regional service to armed forces outreach lead, Central PA region, American Red Cross, and Dena Eberhart, human resources manager, Royer’s; left, the hundreds of cards and coloring pages.


Royer’s annual book drive collects 1,370 new children’s titles for public libraries in seven counties

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Royer’s annual book drive collected 1,370 new children’s titles for public libraries in the seven counties where the company operates.

Bouquets for Books ran Oct. 22-Nov. 5.

Anyone who donated a new children’s book was eligible to receive a free bouquet. Here are the libraries and the number of books presented to them this year:

  • Berks County Public Libraries: 177
  • Cumberland County Library System: 156
  • Dauphin County Library System: 96
  • Hershey Public Library (independent): 113
  • Middletown Public Library (independent): 15
  • Franklin County Library System: 106
  • Lebanon County Libraries: 165
  • Library System of Lancaster County: 315
  • York County Library System: 227

Bouquets for Books, which has yielded nearly 17,000 books in its 11-year history, will return Oct. 28-Nov. 11, 2017.

Photo: From left, Stephanie Williams, district consultant, Lebanon County Library System, and Erica Bixby, store manager at Royer’s Flowers & Gifts in Lebanon.


Royer’s partners with Manheim Township High School to raise more than $400 for Mini-THON

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Kara Rickenbach approached Royer’s with a fundraising idea for Manheim Township High School’s Mini-THON in February.

Rickenbach, a junior and head of the Lancaster County school’s donor and alumni relations committee, wanted to sell corsages and boutonnieres to classmates attending homecoming in October.

Working with Pam Sigel, who manages Royer’s Lancaster North store, Rickenbach and other committee members took orders during school lunches.

Earning a 15 percent commission on their sales, the committee raised $413.86. The school’s seventh annual Mini-THON, scheduled for Feb. 24, will benefit Four Diamonds at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.

Cheryl Brill, Royer’s vice president of retail operations, said the company hopes to build on Rickenbach’s efforts by working with Manheim Township and other high schools on similar fundraisers.

Photo: From left, Christopher Sneeringer, Mini-THON advisor, and Kara Rickenbach, donor and alumni committee chair, Manheim Township High School; and Pam Sigel, store manager of Royer’s, 873 N. Queen St., Lancaster.


A boo-tiful time at our final kids club event of 2016


Royer’s collecting cards and coloring pages Nov. 11-23 for Red Cross’ ‘Holidays for Heroes’

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Royer’s will collect cards and coloring pages for active military and veterans in each of our stores Nov. 11-23 as part of the American Red Cross’ “Holidays for Heroes” program (formerly Holiday Mail for Heroes).

Collected cards and coloring pages will be handed over to the Red Cross, whose volunteers will organize them for delivery. Destinations include military installations, VFWs, American Legions, the Lebanon VA and retirement homes in 22 counties in central Pennsylvania.

Cards may be dropped off at any Royer’s during normal business hours. Coloring pages are available at the stores or can be downloaded here:

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The Red Cross offers these guidelines for preparing cards:

• Use generic salutations such as “Dear Service Member” as cards addressed to specific individuals cannot be delivered through this program.
• Include messages of support and thanks.
• Sign your name to them.
• Don’t include letters or other personal information (photos, addresses).
• Refrain from choosing cards with glitter.

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. Last year in central Pennsylvania, the Red Cross assisted close to 2,000 people affected by nearly 750 local disasters.


Royer’s honors veterans with free red, white and blue bouquets on Nov. 11

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Any U.S. veteran who stops by a Royer’s store on Nov. 11 will receive a free red, white and blue bouquet.

“No one is more deserving of a national day of honor than the men and women who have served and sacrificed to protect our freedom,” said Greg Royer, president and CEO of the family-owned florist.

“It’s our privilege to offer this gesture of thanks on Veterans Day.”

The offer is available in person at all Royer’s stores.


New Christmas decorations are on the march to our stores

We’ll have a fresh look this holiday season as we introduce a variety of new store decorations, from candles and gift-wrapped packages to ornamental stars and toy soldiers standing 8 feet or more.

They’ll be unveiled publicly in early November, but we thought you might enjoy a sneak peek.