Cold Temperatures Warm Hearts – Valentine’s Day Flowers in OKC

We had a visit from Lauren Daniels, a KFOR reporter who wanted to know how we deal with freezing temperatures on our busiest flower delivery day of the year.  Here’s the video and an excerpt from the news article:

KFOR visited locally-owned Capitol Hill Florist for a behind-the-scenes look.

With hundreds of arrangements going out all across the Oklahoma City metro, every detail must be perfect.

It’s a labor of love making sure everyone has a wonderful Valentine’s Day.

“We triple or quadruple our staff,” said owner Kent Whitnah. “We’ve got fourth and fifth generation family that come in and work.”

“We all kind of just go through it. As soon as we can start driving, we start delivering,” said Chet Whitnah, Kent’s son.

It’s the busiest day of the year for the crew at Capitol Hill Florist, who worked until late Thursday night and started again early Friday morning.

Three-hundred and fifty arrangements went out the day before Valentine’s Day, and about 400 are heading out on the big day.

It’s a holiday that got off to a cold start this year with temperatures well below freezing.

Staff started loading flowers into delivery vans at 6:30 a.m., about an hour later than normal. They said they had to work hard to make sure flowers don’t experience temps below 32 degrees – as frozen flowers have a harder time warming hearts.

“We’ve been really lucky with weather for Valentine’s Day over the last 10 years. So, this cold snap is a little bit different, and we have to deal with it,” Kent Whitnah said.

The key to a loved one’s heart is different from person to person.

“Red roses, especially, are the message of love, and so we send more red roses than anything, but we’re sending a lot of lilies and more tulips this year,” Patty Wiggins said.

Patty is in charge of finding the recipes for each unique arrangement.

“Designing is the fun part in that there’s lots of options to pick from in the way of sunflowers or hydrangeas or roses or lilies,” she said.

“Send flowers,” Kent Whitnah said. “It’s the message of love.”

Read the full KFOR article here.


KFOR TV Visit Capitol Hill Florist on busy day before Valentine’s Day

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KFOR TV arrived early at the shop on Friday to let everyone see the “organized chaos” that goes with delivering almost 700 arrangements that are fresh and on time in one day!  They discussed the amount consumers spend individually and the estimated total spent each year.

Watch our video to see the bouquets and even a delivery from one Valentine to another!

Just dial F-L-O-W-E-R-S to order!


Valentine's Day Roses

Capitol Hill Florist Still Taking Valentine’s Orders for Roses with Friday Delivery

OKLAHOMA CITY — Capitol Hill Florist is still accepting Valentine’s Day orders for Roses with Friday delivery.  Local customers can just dial “FLOWERS” to order. “We are expecting the biggest Valentine’s Day in our history this year,” said Kent Whitnah, Owner of Capitol Hill Florist. “We have 15 vans ready to roll and we are projecting 600+ deliveries that day which is about 10+ times our daily average.”

All of Capitol Hill Florist’s arrangements are professionally hand designed and personally hand delivered.  Capitol Hill Florist believes in investing in new technology such as the addition of its 7,000-cubic foot state-of-the-art walk-in cooler that enables them to provide the freshest flowers in town.

Capitol Hill Florist and Gifts – Founded in 1932, Capitol Hill Florist and Gifts provides same day delivery of the freshest floral arrangements and unique gifts with two locations serving the Oklahoma City metro area. Orders are professionally hand-arranged and hand-delivered and can be placed nationwide at 1-800-526-4852 or online at www.capitolhillflorist.com.

To Order Locally Dial “F-L-O-W-E-R-S”!


Ten People Who Need Holiday Flowers

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We know this season is the busiest ever for most of us.  But take a moment to imagine including one or two of these people in your holiday gift giving.  And by gift giving, we mean beautiful Christmas bouquets, lush poinsettias or indulgent gourmet gift baskets from your favorite florist!

  1. Parents or Grandparents.  They may not make it to your house.  Or you may not make it to theirs exactly on December 25th this year.   Make sure they know they are still a priority in your heart.
  2. Spouse, Significant Other or Betrothed.  Warm up the fires of love with red roses or snacks.  Sometimes getting flowers at the office just makes the season happier.
  3. Best Friends.  We don’t always have time to do lunch dates at the end of the year.  Send a bouquet and maybe you can be forgiven for not having time until January.
  4. Close Relatives.  Families get bigger the older we get.  And people move across the country and we start to lose touch.  Reach out and remember your connections and history.
  5. Business Associates.  Sometimes it’s not easy to figure out what to get a boss or co-worker.  If you have a whole team, gift baskets are always a big hit during the holidays.
  6. Teachers and Child Care Workers.  Appreciate the people who probably spend more time with your children than you do some days.  Educators can be valuable treasures.
  7. Medical Staff.  If you have a loved one in the hospital or a nursing home this holiday, remember to share the holiday spirit with those who must work on Christmas Day.
  8. Service People.  Fire stations, EMS, police & even soldiers in other countries.  The list is endless.  Anyone working to protect you and your loved ones would love to be remembered.
  9. Church Leaders & Congregation.  Give back to your church family, too!
  10. You.  Yes, even you.

Flowers are joy-bringers.  So deck the halls and join the chorus!

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Thank You and Happy Summer!

We work hard to make our customers happy.  Especially when it comes to delivering fresh beautiful flowers to all the special Mom’s out there.  We hope everyone had a fantastic weekend.  Our customers have said some pretty nice things to say about us and our service and we appreciate that.  Thank you all and have a great week!

Click here to check out some of the nice things our customers have said about us!

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Post Your Favorite Mom Pic

c-217FREE MOTHERS DAY BOUQUET! Post your favorite pic of your favorite mother, mother-to-be, mother-in-law, grandmother or someone that cared for you only as a mother could do. The winner will receive a beautiful bouquet sent to the mother of their choice this Saturday. Local OKC metro deliveries only.

We kicked it off by posting a pic of THE mother of Capitol Hill Florist, Mrs. Burny Whitnah!

Click here to post a Mom pic on our Facebook Page!