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As a full-service florist, offering a variety of products and services for more than 30 years, Traditions Flowers and Gifts keeps “you in the pink,” Iva Hargroves said.


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“Everyone likes choices,” Hargroves said. “We like to think we can offer customers the standard, traditional fare or understand your desire for something unique or quirky.”

Hargroves said they try to turn ideas and needs into a reality.

“This goes for whatever occasion you are ordering and represent you nicely and appropriately at whatever price point you feel comfortable,” Hargroves said.

Through the flower shop, and as lifelong resident of Paris, Bobby and Iva Hargroves have developed friendships with people throughout all walks of life.

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“Life is all about the journey,” Hargroves said. “You need a relationship with a florist. There are many good outlets for flowers, but sooner or later, you will need a real florist, and the relationship you have developed will be truly priceless. Your florist can help you turn your favorite flowers into the perfect wedding bouquet and will be there for you when you have lost a loved one.”

About 30 years ago, Hargroves said she was determined to have a neon sign.

“In the process of making that happen, we got to know lots of interesting, creative people and became friends with all of them through the years,” Hargroves said. “A number of them are now gone. The son of the original designer of our sign, Chris Anthony, became a close and precious friend. He took on the recent restoration of the sign as a gift due to my emotional and sentimental attachment to all those ever involved.”

Hargroves said Traditions Flowers and Gifts prefer personal contact with customers, “because every order is special.

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“We offer ideas for you on our website. You can view our Facebook page, but we still like talking with you to take your order. Admittedly, we are a little different.”

Traditions Flowers and Gifts, 3010 Lamar Ave., is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and 9 a.m.-noon on Saturdays. For more information, visit paristraditions.com/home.

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