Package includes individual personalized release envelopes with your choice of envelope color and inscription. Or add a mass release by skipping the envelope option and adding a Decorator Box to your package for an additional cost. If you'd prefer a mass release, Decorator Boxes are perfect, and the butterflies arrive safely in the Decorator Box ready to release all at one time from one container (no transferring needed).
Ordering online is safe and easy. Simply enter the date and day of your event below then scroll down to pick your envelope color and add short inscription or choose the mass release Decorator Box with your choice of ribbon only or ribbon and flower. Your butterflies will arrive the day before your Release Date entered (except Monday or Tuesday). If you do not make a choice for envelopes or add a mass release product, your butterflies will ship one per white release envelope. Display cages are also available on our home page. Butterfly Care Instructions will be emailed with your order confirmation.
Shipping is addition to the package price. The cost is $35.00 for shipping in the state of Florida, $45.00 for states East of the Rockies and $50.00 West of the Rockies (AZ, CA, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) Saturday delivery for a Sunday release is an additional $15.00 for states. Shipping cost will be added at check out. Most packages arrive before NOON the day before your Release Date. Some areas may have a later delivery time, your commitment time and tracking number will be emailed when shipped. Tuesday release days will be shipped Monday for delivery on Tuesday. Sunday deliveries for Monday releases are not available.
BUTTERFLY CARE INSTRUCTIONS
Your butterflies will ship FedEx Priority Overnight to arrive the day before to your release date. In most cities delivers arrive before NOON. Your tracking number with your commitment time will be emailed when your butterflies ship. Please be present for your delivery. When your butterflies arrive it is important to change out the ice pack. To keep your butterflies safe and dormant until your release simply remove the top Styrofoam lid and take our ice pack that may be melted out and replace it with a frozen ice pack we ask you to provide. (We send a gel pack that is about 5 x 6 x 1 inch, anything similar is fine). Continue to use the shipping box as a cooler to keep a controlled temperature. The idea is to keep the butterflies naturally dormant until it is time for them to fly!
DO NOT STORE YOUR BUTTERFLIES IN A REFRIGERATOR OR FREEZER
Store the Styrofoam insulated shipping box in a room temperature environment after replacing your ice pack. Refreeze our ice pack and change it out about every 12 hours. To Warm and Wake your butterflies the day of the release remove the product they are in from the make shift cooler, away from the ice so they have a chance to warm, wake and get ready for flight. Take them out for about a 1/2 HOUR to ONE HOUR before you plan on releasing them. For a successful release the butterflies need to be released during daylight hours and outdoors in temperatures above 65 degrees. They will not fly at night, in the rain, extreme wind or cold temperatures.
BUTTERFLY GUARANTEE: We cannot guarantee a successful release if you release the butterflies in inclement weather, after sunset or if your release day temperature is below 65 degrees. Due to any unforeseen circumstances, should your butterflies arrive expired, please contact us within 48 hours and return them for credit. We do ship extra butterflies to compensate for any uncommon or potential casualties. It is very rare to have expired butterflies as long as you follow the simple care instructions. Please visit our website QUESTIONS page for more information or call if we can be a service to you. Thank you very much for your butterfly order, enjoy your release.
A Butterfly Release Company
Everyone oohed and aahed and clapped
Just a note to thank you. We had a retirement party ... after a toast to the retiree we stated that she was now " as free as a butterfly" and released 24 butterflies from a single box as a surprise . Everyone oohed and aahed and clapped . I will recommend butterfly releases as a way to make any type of celebration very memorable. Thank you, again. Mary Lakeland, Fl
Submitted by: Mary on 04/26/2022 10:24:54 AM
Everyone was amazed and enjoyed the release
I ordered 2 dozen painted ladies for my husband?s Heaven-versary 4/24/22. I?m so impressed with the entire process. From great customer service to prompt delivery. The poem enclosed in order was beautiful, I displayed on table. I was a little anxious & hoped all butterflies were alive and well upon release. I?m happy to report all butterflies took flight. Everyone was amazed and enjoyed the release. I would highly recommend The Butterfly Release Company. Thank you so very much! Margaret
Submitted by: Margaret on 04/25/2022 01:25:22 PM
All the butterflies were alive and flew
Thank you! All the butterflies were alive and flew away like I figured they would. We were very happy with the results and will recommend your company many times over.
Submitted by: Dawn on 07/26/2021 01:39:41 PM
They all spread their wings and flew away.
Thank you for the Butterfly experience. They all spread their wings and flew away. And the next day I saw one of the. My sister loved it.
Submitted by: Letecia on 05/24/2021 07:27:58 AM
the butterfly release was a big success!
Hello again, Murphy Just wanted to let you know the butterfly release we had on Friday was a big success! All of them were living and most flew away immediately. Some needed a little coaxing but that added to the enjoyment. It was a nice way to say farewell to our loved one. Thank you for all you did to make it happen. Sincerely Diane
Submitted by: Diane on 04/20/2021 09:51:58 AM
most beautiful thing I could have done
This was the most beautiful thing I could have done for my sister. Thank you so much for making this beautiful ending to my sisters story. The butterfly's were all alive thanks to your step by step process. Thank you again. Sonya
Submitted by: Sonya on 04/19/2021 08:01:39 AM
butterflies were all very much alive and beautiful
Thank you so very much for staying in contact with us about our butterfly shipment. We had ordered the butterflies for a family funeral. The butterflies were all very much alive and beautiful. They would not leave the children. We placed them on the flowers and they eventually left. It was a very beautiful send off for the family. You were all very kind to provide such great service in a time that was so chaotic and overwhelming. We will definitely spread the word and would order again.
Submitted by: Martine on 03/09/2021 06:48:10 PM
I just can't express how thankful I am
Hey Chad - My mother and I ordered butterflies for a small memorial for the one year anniversary of my sister's passing. I was going crazy figuring out what we could do in order to honor her memory. My parents, siblings, and I have always said that a butterfly is our sign of my sister. I saw your company and knew it was perfect. The day before the memorial we were worried as FedEx came to both of our houses, but no butterflies. I waited until about 3pm and gave your company a call. Without question, the young lady called FedEx and was immediately on top of it. Apparently the butterflies were shipped through TN in order to make it to VA. With the crazy snow storms and other weather in TN, all FedEx packages were backed up. We completely understood this and would have been bummed if we didn't get to do the release. That was not an option for your team. I really wish I remembered her name because she went above and beyond. She had FedEx walk into the distribution center, find both boxes, put them on a plane, and have them overnighted to VA. The next morning (7am), the FedEx distribution center where we live, called and told us we could pick them up. This all happened in a span of 16 hours. Your employee (and FedEx) worked absolute wonders. Again, she went above and beyond what we could have ever imagined in order to make sure we had our butterflies. I have never experienced such exceptional customer service. The release was so heartwarming as each and every butterfly flew away. I have attached the link my best friend put together of the release. Hope you enjoy it! I apologize for being so long winded, I just can't express how thankful I am for you and your employees. You all helped us to take the worst day of our lives and give it a new meaning with a new memory. For that, we are forever grateful. Thank you, Collan and Family (Jimmy, Donna, Chris, Carson, and Chad)
Submitted by: Collan on 03/01/2021 04:31:24 PM
the butterfly release was perfect in every way
Just wanted to let you know that the butterfly release was perfect in every way. Delivery as scheduled. Condition and packaging excellent. Instructions clear and easy to follow. Every single butterfly flew as released. It added a very special touch to our occasion. Thank you. Debby & Rex
Submitted by: Rex on 11/02/2020 04:23:43 PM
Thank you for your amazing service.
Thank you for your amazing service. This is our 10th year ordering with you and never had a problem. Hope your staying healthy!
Submitted by: Kristine on 08/19/2020 11:51:37 AM
All butterflies were alive and beautiful!
I received butterflies from your company for an Aug 1 release in memory of my son who would've been 40 on that day. I can't express enough how happy I am with the quality of the butterflies and how well they were packed and shipped. The instructions were easy to follow. All butterflies were alive and they were beautiful! It was a nice memorial celebration and the butterflies made it extra special. I will be a return customer. Sincerely Gayle
Submitted by: Gayle on 08/03/2020 09:56:29 AM
We had a wonderful experience
Hello! I want to let you know how happy we were with our butterfly order! We had a wonderful experience and thank you for being a part of that!
Submitted by: Ginger on 08/01/2020 01:17:22 PM
We are so thankful for this amazing company
We got 2 dozen butterflies for our son?s one year death anniversary. I was nervous that I might screw up With switching out the ice packs or people may have dead ones when releasing, however there was not 1 casualty! We even had several kids around 5-16 and it was easy for them and they did not smash them. We are so thankful for this amazing company and how simple the directions were on the website and when you got the box. I will forever recommend your business! It was an important part of our day! Thank you, Pam and Robert
Submitted by: Pamela on 07/27/2020 02:59:07 PM
beautiful butterfly release
Just want you to know how beautiful the butterfly release made our funeral celebration of my dads life. He loved nature. Every butterfly was alive and flew out of the box. I did as you instructed changing ice pack over the weekend. Thank you again. Thank you,
Submitted by: tamara on 06/09/2020 10:03:38 AM
Made our Celebration so special
Pros: On time shipping
Cons: Same day delivery for Tuesday events was a little nerve wracking!
I bought 2 dozen painted ladies in individual release envelopes for a Celebration if Life Service. Each person got a butterfly, stated a quality of the person that they hope to embody, and then released their butterfly. They were beautiful. And they hung around us so we could spend time looking at them. It really made our event so special. Thank you.
Submitted by: Ehagner on 11/06/2019 03:28:17 PM
important day went off without a hitch!
We a butterfly release for my mom's memorial this weekend. When my sister suggested trying to find a way to do a butterfly release, I had to admit I was real skeptical. We found your company, and kept our fingers crossed that it would work out. You guys exceeded all possible expectations! The butterflies were all beautiful and healthy, and you ensured this important day went off without a hitch! Thank you so much!
Submitted by: jack on 09/08/2019 02:46:11 PM
Perfect perfect perfect
Yesterday was the third anniversary of the loss of my oldest daughter ( my elusive butterfly I called her) . So aa a tribute this year we ordered and released butterflies.. Perfect perfect perfect... from placing the order months ago to delivery. I can?t thank you enough
Submitted by: Angie on 08/24/2019 10:29:49 AM
truly a blessing and unforgettable memory
I wanted to take this time to thank you for your unique service. We ordered butterflies for my father"s funeral. This was a very special touch and we rcvd a number of compliments as many of our guests had never seen this before. The butterflies were an after thought, mainly because I thought we didn't have enough time to order and that it would be affordable. You were not only the most affordable, but could accommodate my need request. I ordered 2 dozen Painted Ladies and the handling instructions were very easy all the butterflies survived! While they are smaller than Monarchs, the sheer number made an amazing display as they carried my father across the cemetery. In fact, one butterfly stayed on my shoulder the entire burial service. It was truly a blessing and unforgettable memory. Thank you! Yvonne, Ca
Submitted by: Yvonne on 08/19/2019 01:43:17 PM
I felt you delivered as expected - even better
I received the butterflies as requested. The 24 ordered were released the next day and all happily, safely flew away. The guests were fascinated by the concept and many took your info for future use. Very impressed with your company. It is such a unique business but I felt you delivered as expected - even better. Thank you for being a legitimate business Bonny
Submitted by: Bonny on 08/13/2019 06:25:46 PM
5 star rating across the board
Thank you very much for the excellent packaging of the butterflies. The release was enjoyed by all of our family members at our Dad's 20th. Memorial 5 star rating across the board Thank you Robert
Submitted by: Robert on 07/28/2019 02:03:02 PM
Thank you for Impeccable customer serv
Thanks for such professional service. This was my first time ordering and/or releasing butterflies. I was so excited to place my order, but my initial request wouldn't go through. I called and left a voicemail; expecting a call the next business day, but a representative with the company called that night after their business hours. She wanted to get to the source of the problem. Not only did the butterflies arrive on time as the invoice stated (Friday, July 19, at 1030) , it arrived with more than what we paid for and expected. Thank you for delivering 'Impeccable customer service.' My girlfriends thoroughly enjoyed themselves and it was the first time for many. I?m grateful this experience happened with such a reputable company. I?m a customer for life. Yolanda
Submitted by: Yolanda on 07/28/2019 01:51:55 PM
All took to the sky in a whirlwind above
I ordered butterflies from you, for my mothers celebration of life ceremony last month. I opted for the mass release package with a pretty box, adorned with bow and flower of my choosing. I was impressed with the ease of care and preparation. Plus, it looked beautiful sitting on the memorial table. Many attendees watched and listened in amazement, as the butterflies 'came to life' during the ceremony. When the time came to release the butterflies, we moved from our covered gazebo, to the open garden of the venue, (a local arboretum & flower garden) and as our Pastor read the poem, "Final Flight" the grandchildren pulled the ribbon on the box, slowly releasing over 2 dozen breathtaking butterflies. All of which took to the sky in a whirlwind above us, only to return and begin landing on several of our guests, to their (and our) utter delight. Everyone was left in awe as we watched the butterflies seemingly dance in the air as they finally departed. It was one of the most stunningly beautiful scenes I, as well as my family, have ever witnessed. It brought a sense of peace to a difficult time, and allowed us to give our mother a very graceful farewell. Thank you so much! Sincerely, Monique
Submitted by: Nicci on 07/28/2019 01:44:56 PM
such a beautiful moment
We loved our butterfly release for our wedding day! It was such a beautiful moment!
Submitted by: Melinda on 05/27/2018 02:50:23 PM
This was the most amazing service i have ever purchased. I was scared it wouldn't work out as planned but it was amazing! Thank you so much!!
Submitted by: ashley on 05/27/2018 02:49:37 PM
it was magical!
This was our second celebration that we ordered butterflies for and again it was magical! We will be back again next year, thank you!!
Submitted by: tina on 05/27/2018 02:48:50 PM
experience was perfect!
I had my doubts about even trying this, at all. I searched numerous companies online and decided to take a chance with Butterfly Release Company even though they're in Florida and I'm in California. I can excitedly say that the entire experience was absolutely perfect! Everything from the shipping, the care of the butterflies and the release was just as they said. It was a marvelous addition to a loved one's homegoing service. Thank you!!!
Submitted by: rahel on 05/27/2018 02:47:46 PM
They were stunning, and flew beautifully.
Hi Chad, Wanted to let you know that we successfully released butterflies this afternoon with other staff members at IMS. They were stunning, and flew beautifully. Thank you for all of your work!
Submitted by: citrus on 01/26/2016 10:31:11 PM
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