1. Celebrate a New Birth with New Baby Flowers

    There are few greater reasons for joyous celebration than the arrival of a new little bundle of joy into the world. The birth of a new baby is always a monumentous occasion when friends and family gather to share in the euphoria of the miracle of birth. If someone dear to you is expecting a baby and you are stuck for inspiration when it comes to selecting a new baby gift, why not opt for a gorgeous bouquet of fresh flowers? With Clare Florist it's easy to send new baby flowers to a relative or close friend who just given birth. We even have specially designed bouquets for the occasion such...

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  2. August 27th - Just Because Day

    This Saturday the 27th of August marks Just Because Day, a day when you have an excuse to do anything you like without any reason. Be impulsive, spontaneous, embrace the moment. The past doesn’t exist anymore and the future has yet to come, so all that exists is now, the eternal present moment. On Just Because Day take a trip somewhere new, try out a new activity, send someone flowers . You don’t need any reason, motive or justification other than ‘just because.’ Sometimes life doesn’t need to make sense. Follow your intuition. Or try being counterintuitive. You don’t...

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  3. Celebrate Sister's Day with Clare Florist

    This Sunday the 7th of August is Sister's Day, an annual event which always takes place on the first Sunday of August. It's a day to pay tribute to your sister or sisters and remind them how important they are to you. Even if you sometimes bicker with your sister (who doesn't?) at the end of the day they'll always have your back and look out for you! If you want to send your sister a gift for Sister's Day, it can be really difficult to decide what she'd like. If you want to play it safe you could just opt for a gift voucher or something along those lines so that she can...

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  4. National Best Friends Day

    Today marks National Best Friends Day if trending Twitter hashtags are any reliable indication of special occasions (with over 7000 tweets attributed to this hashtag we're going to give it some credibility). If you want to pay tribute to your own best friend by sending flowers to express friendship and platonic love, we would recommend a bouquet of yellow roses as the perfect choice. Yellow roses are symbolic of friendship, managing to avoid the more passionate romantic connotations of red or pink roses. If you have a friend who you'd maybe like to be more than friends with, sending a bouquet...

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  5. International Mother's Day 2016

    Feliz dia de la madre! Schonen Muttertag! Buona festa della mamma! No matter how you say it, the day of celebration for the woman who brought you into the world is undeniably an international phenomenon. Mother’s Day in its modern form began in America in the early 20 th century and nowadays falls on different dates and has different customs and traditions throughout the world. In some countries, globalisation has led to an Americanised take on the holiday whilst in others, older traditions celebrating Motherhood are still prevalent. International Mother’s Day falls on Sunday the 8...

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  6. Flowers for #NationalFragranceDay

    This upcoming Monday the 21st of March marks National Fragrance Day. The origin of this slightly unusual sounding holiday is somewhat obscure, although it is generally surmised that National Fragrance Day is a perfume industry invention. Of course it's easy to be cynical in this day and age and who's to say we shouldn't set aside a day in honour of one of our most important yet subtle senses - the sense of smell. Taking something of a back seat to more senses such as sight, sound and taste, the sense of smell is still undeniably important. Think of how distressing a bad smell is or...

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  7. Easter Flowers 2016

    Easter Sunday falls on the 27th of March this year which is just over two weeks away already! If you're planning to host celebrations in your own home or you are visiting a relative who is, a bouquet of flowers is a lovely idea either as a household decoration or as an Easter gift for a loved one. Traditionally, white lilies are the thematic flower of Easter which makes our Simply Lilies Bouquet an obvious choice for anyone seeking a traditional gift for the holidays. The custom of using white lilies in Easter celebrations has its roots in Christian mythology and it is a practice which has...

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  8. Flowers for St. Patrick's Day 2016

    It's only eight days to go until St Patrick's Day and excitement is mounting around the globe. Major parades and festivals will be taking place in Dublin, London, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Kent, Nottingham and many more cities around the UK and Ireland. Celebrations are also incredibly popular in the United States of America, particularly in the city of Boston which has a large number of citizens of Irish ancestry. If St Patrick's Day is a special day for you and your loved ones, but you can't be with them in person, why not send them a bouquet of flowers to honour the day. Or perhaps...

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  9. International Women's Day 2016

    The 8th of March marks International Women's Day , a global event which is celebrated annually to raise awareness of matters concerning female rights and gender equality. From its origins as a socialist political event, International Women's Day, or IWD for short, has become more of a general celebration of women, recognising and honouring the contributions women have made to the fields of politics and the economy as well as the numerous social achievements women across the world have been responsible for. International Women's Day tends to have a different theme each year with different...

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  10. Mothering Sunday Traditions

    Tradition's a funny thing. It probably relates to the persistence of memory and habit in humans. Over time, traditions come and go. New ones are born and old ones die out or gradually merge with newer customs. The tradition of sending flowers to mum for Mother's Day is one that has remained fairly constant over the years in many different countries around the world. Mother's Day as we know it has been largely influcenced by its newer American counterpart from which its present-day name is derived. Before the 1920s, Mother's Day was more commonly referred to as Mothering Sunday and...

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