www.SavedByTheBud.com Offers Valentine’s Bailout to Cash-Strapped Suitors

January 27, 2009

DANBY, Vt., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ — The global economic turndown that has touched so many areas of society now threatens romance. Valentine’s Day approaches, the day when cupid meets commerce, and even the poorest of paramours is expected to pony up with a present. To help bail out these bankrupt beaus, a Web site dedicated to helping men impress girls with flowers, www.savedbythebud.com, has created a new section, Buds on a Budget, filled with affordable floral gift ideas for cash strapped suitors.

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www.savedbythebud.com is a free, information-rich site from the Netherlands Flower Bulb Information Center (NFBIC) in Danby, Vt. It’s a lifeline for clueless guys helping them harness the power of flowers to communicate with girls. The site is particularly useful during the ramp-up to V-Day when statistics from the Society of American of Florists (SAF) show that men make more than 60 percent of Valentine flower purchases each year, despite accounting for a mere 22 percent of floral purchases year-round.

The Buds on a Budget section of savedbythebud.com dispenses with fluff and focuses on the floral essentials. “It’s the buds, not the bucks that count,” says the site. Tips include choosing one, fabulous perfect flower over a bulked up bouquet. Properly presented, “One or two wisely-chosen stems can be just as cool a gift as two dozen — if your presentation is charming.”

Other tips include raiding mom or grandma’s house for cool, economical vases and, using found objects as creative containers for floral gifts. With straight-talk and humor, the site reassures inexperienced guys who might be nervous about trying home-made projects. “It might take some arts and crafts efforts. What’s the problem? You’re a kindergarten graduate. Right?”

The site offers extensive information on buying, and caring for cut and potted flowers, plus how-to videos so even the most horticulturally-challenged can become more comfortable with flowers.

www.savedbythebud.com was created by the Netherlands Flower Bulb Information Center/North America (NFBIC) of Danby, Vermont, www.bulb.com, representing the Dutch flower bulb sector, including the growers and exporters of flower bulbs. The U.S. is the largest importer of Dutch flower bulbs in the world. Most of the cut and potted bulb flowers offered for sale in the U.S. and Canada are domestically grown product produced from Dutch bulbs.

SOURCE Netherlands Flower Bulb Information Center

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