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”!


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!

Call or place orders online: 405-634-3368 or www.capitolhillflorist.com today!T160-1A


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!


How the Weather Will Make Valentine’s Day Great!

Keeping the flowers fresh!

Keeping the flowers fresh!

photo 1 photo 2Check out how the weather will make this Valentine’s Day Great!

We expect sales to increase as the weather warms up. One of our biggest challenges at Valentine’s Day is doing about a month’s worth of deliveries on one day — Valentine’s Day.

The weather makes a big difference in how and when orders can be delivered. With this recent cold weather we have had to wrap all of the deliveries to protect them from the cold.

The good news is warmer weather is coming! Capitol Hill Florist is ready for what should be record sales.  With 14 vans running on Feb 13 and 14 we anticipate making at least 1500 deliveries this Valentine’s Day.

Call for your hand-arranged, hand-delivered bouquets at 1-800-526-4852 or order online at www.capitolhillflorist.com.

Click here for the History of Capitol Hill Florist:
http://www.capitolhillflorist.com/history.asp?topnav=LeftNav


Valentine’s Day is Almost Here!

Capitol Hill Florist Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day from Capitol Hill Florist

Flowers, Balloons, Jewelry, Candy……… Dog Collars?  Has Valentine’s Day become too commercialized?

In some respects the holiday may be over stimulated.  Traditionally, what used to be a pretty simple cut and dry “send flowers and be done with it” has grown into an $18+ Billion dollar market.

We’re spending $815 million for Valentine’s gifts for our pets for pete’s sake!

But, maybe it’s better to look at it from another angle.  THE RECIPIENT!

We’re not seeing the receivers of our Valentine gifts complaining.  With women being the primary recipients of Valentine gifts, we find that they welcome the attention of receiving that huge arrangement of flowers, especially when it arrives at the office, where all of their peers can watch in admiration!

It’s that delivery experience that really sets the gift of flowers apart from the rest of the mix.

Fresh FLOWERS hand designed and hand delivered, from your LOCAL florist, with an expression of sentiment attached to convey just the right message of LOVE.

When it comes to Valentine’s Day the recipient’s experience proves that tradition prevails.

But don’t forget the Dog Collar!

Kent Whitnah, Owner, Capitol Hill Florist


Remington Park Christmas Wreaths!

Remington Park Christmas Wreaths provided by Capitol Hill Florist and Gifts

Remington Park Christmas Wreaths provided by Capitol Hill Florist and Gifts

Capitol Hill Florist just put up the Christmas Wreaths at Reminton Park this weekend!  They need BIG!  Let us know if you need help with yours.  We can help you with the size you you need!

Order your Christmas Flowers Today for your family, your party or your home!

From you Capitol Hill Florist Family!