Mother’s Day is right around the corner and sending a bouquet of blooms, filled with appreciation, gratitude and love is one of the best ways to delight that special and unique lady in your life. She is special, and deserves something special too.
Why send flowers on Mother’s Day?
Motherhood has been linked to spring and plants for absolute centuries, which symbolize life and fertility. They also symbolize beauty, purity and life, which is what our mothers are all about. Due to their symbolism, sending flowers on Mother’s Day has become a tradition, which many people follow for good reason. Flowers make you feel special, happy and content with heady scents and glorious blooms, it’s no wonder.
Have you ever wondered where all our birthday traditions were started, and why we do what we do on birthdays? Well, we’re going to give you the lowdown where all these traditions came from and what flowers to buy for that special birthday gift.
Where did Cakes come from?
Why do we bring out those special birthday cakes on the day?
- Greeks used to present cakes at the temple of the goddess of the moon, Artemis. Those round cakes we love and know represented the full moon.
- But it wasn’t just the Greeks that introduced cakes for birthdays, Germans made a cake called Geburtstagorten, which was used for birthdays.
So now you know why cakes are part of our birthday celebrations! Continue reading
Sending flowers when someone passes away is common. The type of floral arrangement you send depends on the relationship you have with the survivors of the deceased. There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to sending flowers, the following information will help you feel confident that you are making an appropriate decision.
Funeral flowers are sent because the help honor and celebrate life. Regardless of whether you send a formal or informal floral arrangement you need to include a handwritten note. A handwritten note helps provide comfort and lifts the spirits of the deceased persons family. When sending a floral arrangement avoid sending anything silly like balloons, stuffed animals, or animals on a stick.
It is also important to consider the faith of the deceased into consideration when you send funeral flowers. What may be acceptable in one faith may be offensive in another faith. If you are unsure ask a family member of the deceased before you send flowers. Continue reading
Just because you are getting married in the winter doesn’t mean you can’t have a lavish display of flowers at your wedding. There is no shortage of beautiful possibilities that reflect the winter season. You can choose from flowers that are in season, or you can go with flowers that are out of season and opt for a color scheme. You can also combine both flowers that are in season with flowers that match your color scheme.
White weddings are very popular in the winter months. An all white color scheme does not have to mean that you have bright white floral arrangements. Trendy brides are opting for soft antique white color schemes with flowers in cream, ivory and even pale blush hues. When you are looking for white flowers for a winter wedding consider amaryllis, cala lilies, orchids, tulips and anemones. A combination of these flowers can create and effect of gently modulated color and texture. Continue reading
So, it’s your anniversary, congratulations, you’ve reached another milestone in your marriage. There is no doubt that there is nothing like a bunch of flowers to say ‘I love you’ and they represent romance and beauty. The love of your life will have a smile from ear to ear when you give a bouquet of flowers. But how in the world do you know what bouquet to buy with so much available.
There isn’t one specific way that you can choose flowers, but you can bear a couple of things in mind like favourite flowers, what the flower means and what the colour means as well as what flowers are traditionally associated with the anniversary year. For example, you don’t want to send a bunch of yellow carnations as they are oftenassociated as a sign of rejection or disappointment. That probably wouldn’t go down too well. Continue reading
What would be a Valentine’s Day without fresh flowers?They have become the symbol of love the world-over to share your message of love. We’ve found out some brilliant facts on Valentine’s Day, as well as some facts on Valentine’s Day flowers to keep you smiling! Enjoy!
- Hardly surprisingly, but roses are the number one choice of flowers to send across the world. However, in Denmark they exchange dainty white snowdrop flowers instead!
- In the US, The National Retail Federation estimates that the average last minute shopper will spend about $100 on Valentine’s Day flowers. But even more amazingly about 1% of shoppers, will only buy their flowers on the 15th! Now that’s last minute shopping if ever we’ve seen it.
Christmas is a sacred religious occasion as well as a commercial and cultural phenomenon observed worldwide. People celebrate this event across the world with the practices and traditions of both secular and religious nature. According to Christians, this day is celebrated as the birth anniversary of their spiritual leader, Jesus of Nazareth, whose teachings have formed their religion’s basis. Some of the popular customs followed by the people during Christmas include attending church, decorating Christmas trees, exchanging gifts, waiting for the arrival of Santa Claus and sharing of meals with friends and family members. This day has been observed as a federal holiday since 1870 in the US. Continue reading
Garden space is a valuable addition to the property, whether it is a big garden in a country or small patio plants in a city. There are numerous plants that have gained importance due to their remedial uses and are preferred choice for garden lovers. Thus, if you are also looking to add some medicinal plants to your garden, you should explore the list discussed below to find the ones known to cure several ailments. Continue reading
The flowers are quite popular for their beauty and fragrance, while some are known for many other purposes than their appearance only. Floral extracts have been in use for a long time as healers and as beauty supplements. Moreover, their restorative power is still the best in the world, even when many modern ingredients have been discovered and prepared. Some flowers with their magical healing powers are discussed below.
Chamomile – Known for reducing puffiness, inflammation and ruddiness
Chamomile acts in a similar way to a rose, which helps in the elimination of the ruddy complexion alongside calming the skin as well as enhancing its elasticity. According to a famous aesthetician, this flower is a vasoconstrictor, which adds strength to the capillaries and hence, reduces the redness of the skin. Other professional states that German Chamomile and the Roman Chamomile. Out of these two types, the Roman one is known to have a higher azulene concentration, which contributes to the anti-inflammatory effect of this flower.
Rose – Reduces redness, regenerates aging skin and fights dryness
Rose is also called by its nickname, ‘queen of all flowers’ and is a suitable match for mature skin due to its hydrating properties. Another factor that has a say in its healing effect is the ability to mend broken blood vessels that are known to cause persistent redness because of the presence of Vitamin C in large concentration. However, this vitamin is not as harsh as the one derived from citrus and is hence, more tolerable. Along with these, a rose also provides a wonderful effect to the spirit, health and emotional well-being of an individual. This flower is referred as one among the most potent skin rejuvenating and holds a great power to preserve as well as purify the skin in real-time. Continue reading
Flowers have been known as a popular decorating item, for delivering an aromatic fragrance in the surroundings as well as a way of expressing emotions. Apart from these common uses, flowers are also known for their medicinal uses, supported by different studies and researches. At Rutgers University, researchers discovered the use of flowers to elevate mood for a considerable time, while Chinese healers contradict this point by stating that the flowers are way more powerful. Continue reading