This will be the first holiday season for the store since the new owner, Dawn Usher, took over the reigns in January of this year. Dawn is super excited about the holiday season. “We have some new items we are carrying now that are sure to be a hit for the holiday shoppers. We are carrying a couple of new lines of t-shirts, Fripp for the men and Lily Grace for the women. These shirts are great…I think they are going to be one of our most popular items,” exclaims Dawn.
Dawn and her staff are looking forward to this year’s Holiday Open House. This year’s open house is scheduled for November 9-10. On Friday the 9th, the open house will be from 4pm – 8 pm. On Saturday, the 10th, it will be form 10 am – 4 pm.
“Everything, and I mean everything, in the store will be 20% off. We will have other specials during that time along with door prizes and holiday surprises. We will even have a small sidewalk sale with items up to 75% off.,” says Dawn. It is sure to be a great chance to pick up some Christmas gifts at some great prices.
Not only will New Life be sporting many new gifts for the holidays, but the store will also be packed with holiday home décor. New Life will have everything you need to decorate your home…ornaments, garlands, wreaths, centerpieces…so much to choose from.
New Life Flowers and Gifts is the only store of its kind in the area. And now, as the new owner, Dawn wants to make sure she keeps it that way. “New Life will always remain the place in Effingham to come for all your gift needs. We will make it a point to continue to carry popular gift lines, as well as expand to new products as consumer demands change,” she says.
And, as always, New Life remains your number one florist in the area. New Life is a full-service florist, offering flowers for every occasion…weddings, birthdays, funerals, anniversaries…or ‘just because’ moments.
One of the many perks about working in the floral business is that you get to celebrate good times with your clients and you get to offer comfort to them in the sad times.
Flowers are meant to provide comfort to people…that’s what funerals are generally the most fulfilling work they do. Dawn shares, “It’s the last thing a family can do for their loved one, so it is something that I am always proud to be a part of.”
Dawn Usher was the very first full-time employee ever hired to work at New Life. She had been a part of the company for 28 years before buying the business.
She started in this industry in May of 1979 at Flowers-n-Things in Rincon. With a total of 39 years in the industry, her talent in floral design has just continued to grow.
“This has been a life-long dream. I have always wanted to own my own flower shop,” Dawn says.
The actual change of ownership happened on January 1 of this year, and the shop is running full steam ahead. “We have been extremely busy since the change, work has been very steady,” adds Dawn.
Dawn wants all her customers to know that New Life Flowers and Gifts still offers the same great products and services as always. Fresh flowers bring new life and energy to any space. So, always think of them when it’s time for a new arrangement for any occasion.