1. Letterbox Flowers for Valentine's Day

    Don't you just hate it when practical considerations intererfere with romantic gesutres? I know I do. Allow me to be more specific. Valentine's Day is fast approaching and you're arranging to send a romantic gift to your significant other. A bouquet of flowers, chocolates or something similarly Valentinesy. But let's say, for the sake of argument, that this year Valentine's Day falls on a weekday and your SO is working. Do you arrange to send to their work address? Potentially, but what if you don't know it or it's not practical for your SO to receive personal deliveries...

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  2. 5 Romantic Bouquets for Valentine's Day 2018

    With Valentine's Day only a few weeks away, we've been busy putting the finishing touches to our 2018 Valentine's Day Flowers collection . It's a busy time of year for us, as you might imagine, but it gives us so much satisfaction to help you all share the love with flowers on February the 14th. If you're looking for floral inspiration for this forthcoming Valentine's Day, read on for our florists' picks of the best Valentine's Day bouquets. True Romance Bouquet The purity of these 12 red roses amidst an uncomplicated bunch of greenery makes for a bold statement...

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  3. Welcome in 2018 with Fresh Flowers

    As another year draws to a close, it's time to take a moment to stop and take stock of the year past and plan for the year ahead. Evaluating the year's challenges, successes and lessons helps us move ahead boldy and confidently into whatever it is that 2018 may bring. If you're hosting a new year's eve party or having family or friends round for dinner on new year's day, a flower bouquet offers a simple yet highly effective way to add a touch of floral elegance to your surroundings. This week only we have savings on some of our finest festive bouquets, perfect for hogmanay or...

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  4. All About the Christmas Wreath

    History of the Christmas Wreath It's hard to miss a Christmas wreath hanging on someone's door as you walk past going about the day's business. You might have even seen a few snaps on Instagram of designs that caught the eye of the snapper. You might have even taken a few pictures yourself. Yes, Christmas wreaths look pretty and all, but is there a story behind why it serves as a decoration on our front door or even above the fireplace? How did it all begin? A brief history of wreaths Wreaths have been used for many years, dating back to ancient times. Romans used bay laurel, broadleaf...

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  5. How to Care for Christmas Plants

    One of the best ways to create a festive atmosphere in your home or office is to decorate it with Christmas plants. Surrounded by other Christmas decorations, the space is sure to transport you into a different world. Plants are beautiful to look at but they would require proper care and attention to survive throughout the holiday season. Different Christmas plants would require different care and maintenance. Christmas Cactus This plant is called as such because it flowers over the Christmas period. To make this plant last through the holidays, it must be placed in an area where a temperature...

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  6. How to Survive Christmas with Your Family

    How to Survive Christmas with Your Family Surviving Christmas with your sanity still intact is increasingly becoming rare. How do you answer probing questions into your personal life? Even worse, how can you still swallow food when someone at the table starts up a heated political debate? Are you just supposed to sit there and listen? Or are you going to do something about it, but also being extremely careful not to risk disrupting the supposed “merry” occasion? Your family are those people that have been foisted on you – there's no escaping that. Gatherings with them can...

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  7. Our Top Christmas Jokes and Riddles.

    Christmas Jokes and Riddles All Around.. Christmas will not be fun and festive without the family gathering around and sharing jokes and riddles. There is always one member of the family that either cracks a joke or is the source of laughter. Since it is the holidays, the most appropriate jokes would have to be Christmas-related. Whether or not they are humorous, however, will depend on several things. According to a study led by Robert Dunbar at London’s Oxford University, some of the funniest jokes involve 2 characters and up to 5 levels of intentionality running back and forth between...

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  8. Christmas Card Messages to Inspire You

    Wonder what Christmas card messages you should write to family, friends, or colleagues? Anything that comes straight from the heart is one way to go about writing Christmas card messages for family and other recipients. But there are times when you need an inspiration to get your mind working and the words flowing. This is where reading fun and funny Christmas card messages can help. From there, you can get ideas to make the messages your own and personalised. Preparing to Write Christmas Card Messages Hallmark recommends that you must add some cheer to every season’s greeting you send, regardless...

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  9. How to Make Gingerbread Men and their History

    Making gingerbread men is a holiday activity that everyone can enjoy, from adults to children. But do you know the story behind the delectable treat or how gingerbread men and Christmas became synonymous? There is more to this holiday treat than fancy decorations. History of Gingerbread Men It was at the court of Elizabeth I of England when the first instance of gingerbread biscuits shaped in different figures was documented. This is why the invention of the gingerbread man was credited to Queen Elizabeth I. Where it originated, however, is embedded in many theories, so there’s no one true...

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  10. Mulled Wine: Its History and How to Make One

    Mulled Wine: Its History and How to Make One Mulled wine is a traditional drink during winter but is most especially enjoyed around Christmas. The beverage is a mix of various mulling spices and red wine but there are variations in different parts of the world. In Britain, for example, mulled cider or mulled ale may be used. If you look up mulled wine recipe online, you will find different combinations as well. Steeped in tradition and culture, mulled wine is one of those beverages that have a history to tell and an answer to the question “ why do we drink mulled wine ”. Origins of...

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