Mother’s Day is rapidly approaching, which means you’re likely thinking about buying flowers for Mom. After all, Mother’s Day and flowers go together like PB and J, and a beautiful bouquet is a time-honoured way of making sure Mom feels extra appreciated on her special day.
Unfortunately, the experience of ordering flowers online doesn’t always live up to your best intentions. It’s a story you likely know all too well if you’ve ever ordered a majestic bouquet for a loved one, only for it to arrive late, mangled or a complete misrepresentation of what you thought you were buying based on the picture on the website. Cue sad trombone sound effect.
While Mom may chalk it up to “It’s the thought that counts” when a wilting bouquet arrives on her doorstep two days late, that’s not exactly the message anyone’s hoping to send when shopping for a Mother’s Day gift.
Enter a new kind of flower delivery service: Callia.
Launched by Winnipeg’s Catherine Metrycki following a successful Dragons’ Den appearance, this Canadian-owned female-founded company has managed to level up the experience of ordering flowers and gifts online, streamlining the ordering process while making sure the recipient of your thoughtful gift feels incredibly loved and appreciated. And, since Callia guarantees on-time delivery (even for same-day orders), you can rest easy knowing your bouquet of choice will arrive beautifully packaged in the company’s signature blue box with a personalized greeting card or video greeting, giving Mom a truly luxurious unboxing experience.
So how does a delicate item like a bouquet stay picture-perfect on its (often bumpy) journey to Mom? While other online flower shops use national carriers like FedEx and UPS for delivery, Callia has their own team of local drivers dedicated to making sure arrangements are hand-delivered with care.
Ensuring your bouquet gets to Mom in one piece is only half the equation though. After spending all that time and care picking out the perfect arrangement, it’s disheartening to see so many flower delivery services engage in what can only be called floral catfishing, where the gap between what you thought you were ordering and what your recipient actually receives can be almost comically large. (Better hope Mom has a good sense of humour.)
Callia avoids this all-too-common pitfall by committing to their promise to deliver a bouquet that’s “just like the photo” you see online. They accomplish this by offering a smaller, more curated assortment of bouquets–since an overabundance of options can lead to all kinds of quality control issues that ultimately result in a sad-looking bouquet and disappointed customers. Each morning, Callia bouquets are hand-tied and arrive tightly closed so the recipient can watch them bloom for many days to come. Their bouquets are known to be long-lasting, often lasting for weeks.
And on the off-chance something does go wrong with your order, Callia is committed to doing what it takes to make it right. It’s all part of the company’s 100% guarantee, which aims to make sure both sender and recipient are 100% happy. That starts with having a real, live person (not a bot) available to answer questions, resolve order issues or simply help you choose the perfect gift.
Callia prides itself on a more personal touch, from letting you customize your order with high-end gifts such as locally-made artisanal chocolates, teas and jewellery, to providing the option to include a custom video greeting with your gift. If distance means you won’t be able to see Mom in person this year, a video greet is a golden opportunity to tell her just how much she means to you. Simply upload your video and Callia takes care of the rest.
This year, Callia also has some exciting exclusives for Mother’s Day, including a partnership with Jenna Rae Cakes – celebrity judges on The Food Network’s Wall of Bakers – for a limited-edition gift set that features a Deluxe bouquet, candy sprinkle medley, signed cookbook, and a special video greeting from the celebrity baker duo. They even offer a monthly subscription service if you’re feeling extra generous. It’s a great way to make sure Mom knows you appreciate her not just on Mother’s Day, but the other 364 days of the year as well.
And to top it off, Callia is partnering with Breast Cancer Society of Canada to help raise funds for breast cancer research by donating $10 for every exclusive BCSC gift set sold. (You can also choose to add a donation at checkout to any gift.) Recipients will receive a pink ribbon plus an exclusive BCSC greeting card acknowledging your support—so here’s your chance to make Mom proud while showing your love and support for all the extraordinary women in your life.
With picture-perfect bouquets, thoughtfully-curated gift sets and an unparalleled shopping experience, Callia is the better choice for anyone looking to send Mother’s Day flowers and gifts.