Fine flowers, gift baskets and unique greeting cards await you in the heart of Shaw at Lee’s Flower and Card Shop (1026 U St. NW).
Owner Christie Lee Jones has been working in the family business since she was 12 years old. She took a corporate job but returned to the business started by her paternal grandparents in 1945 and now manages the shop with co-owner and sister Stacie Lee Banks.
The premium quality of their flowers and other products, Jones said, sets Lee’s apart and is significantly better than the offerings at a grocery or convenience store. “We’re known for quality products, and we curate a lot of products that are unique and different,” Jones proudly stated.
The third-generation florist said while there are many floral shops in the District, Lee’s relationship with the community is special. “We’ve been here for 77 years, serving the community, and we’re all about community service,” Jones noted. “We’re proud to be a part of the Shaw community.” Jones is a member of the board of directors of Shaw Main Streets.
In addition to flowers, the shop offers an array of gift items including houseplants, home decor, pottery, candles, body-care products, balloons, cards and chocolate. There are also decorative gift boxes for a variety of occasions.
Lee’s is open Monday through Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. The shop accepts orders online, over the phone and in store. You can learn more about offerings and place online orders on the website, www.leesflowerandcard.com.
Sarah Payne is a general assignment reporter for Capital Community News. She can be reached at email@example.com.