Boca Raton, FL, December 10, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- A couple of jolly-looking live cactus characters, with Santa hats, standing cheek to cheek in a pot in front of the New York City Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, is hardly what you'd expect to see anytime of the year. But these are not ordinary times in many ways. A visit to the www.cactuspatchfriends.com website also shows the $18 Boca Raton-based characters, smiling and sitting in their pots, while visiting places like New York, Chicago, San Francisco, etc.
Faced with the weak South Florida economy, Boca Raton plant grower Greg Dwayne knew he needed something different this holiday season. One morning while working with some cactus, in the nursery, he noticed that many of them had shapes that he thought could be brought to life with a little imagination. He took some back to his office and began adding eyes, noses, and mouths using different materials. By the next day he knew he had something. "They were an instant hit with just about everyone who saw them, young and old" recalls Greg. With the holiday season just around the corner his team went to work creating the "Guy", "Gal", and "Couple" Cactus Patch Friends products. Now they're being shipped across the United States. The eight inch tall decorated cactus cost $18 for the "Guy" or "Gal" and $25 for "The Couple" and can be ordered online at www.cactuspatchfriends.com
None of the cactus that are being shipped have needles on them which make them safe to handle upon arrival. This variety can tolerate cold temperatures for shipping at this time of year. Customer feedback indicates that most will be kept indoors. Cactus Patch Friends are on the way to their new homes across the United States this holiday season. The reasons are quite simple. Cactus Patch Friends are very easy to care for and put a smile on everyones face who sees them and then realizes that they're also Alive.
Orders placed online are shipping within 24 hours from www.cactuspatchfriends.com - all orders will be shipped from Boca Raton, FL