1. Easter Gift Inspiration - Yellow Daffodils with Chocolate Eggs

    I don't know about you, but I'm slightly incredulous about the fact that Easter is already almost upon us and we are nearing being a third of the way through 2018 already. Not that I'm complaining - longer days, milder weather and the appearance of spring flowers everywhere is nothing to get upset over. If you were wondering when it's Easter 2018, wonder no more - the date for Easter this year falls on Sunday the 1st of April, coincidentally coinciding with April Fools Day. Which is cool - it means you can throw in the odd prank to make traditional Easter celebrations with friends...

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. When is Grandparentís Day 2017 in the UK?

    Celebrated in the USA since the late 1970s, Grandparent’s Day is a comparatively new celebration here in the UK. It was introduced by the charity Age Concern in 1990 and, since 2008, has been celebrated on the first Sunday in October. As such, Grandparent’s Day in the UK falls on Sunday the 1 st of October this year. In its original American incarnation, Grandparent’s Day came about as a way to honour the elderly and grandparents in general. Marian McQuade founded the holiday in an effort to raise awareness of the “strength, information, and guidance older people can offer...

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  6. This Sunday is International Friendship Day

    This Sunday the 30th of July is the International Day of Friendship , a global event which promotes and encourages one of the most important relationships we have in our lives - friendship. Our friends are the ones who stick with us through thick and thin, the ones who are there when we need them and who we are there for when they need us. Modern life with all its pressing demands on our attention can make it difficult to live in the moment and actually enjoy our friendships with presence and mindfulness. These days it's all too easy to relegate friendships to the superficial realms of social...

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  7. International Kissing Day 2017

    Did you know that this Thursday the 6 th of July is International Kissing Day? Well it is! This special day is thought to have originated in the UK but is now observed in many countries around the world. Aside from Valentine’s Day , there aren’t many romantic special dates on which you can make a fuss of your loved one. And in this fast-paced modern world, it can be increasingly difficult to make time for romance with your special someone. International Kissing Day is a great excuse, as if you need one, to smother your better half with affection. As well as puckering up and showering...

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  8. Sant Jordi Festival in Barcelona 2017

    Trust the Spanish to have their own unique and romantic take on World Book Day. This Sunday, the 23rd of April, sees the celebration of Sant Jordi, a festivity which involves couples exchanging gifts - traditionally a book for the male and a rose for the female. All across the streets of Barcelona you will find book and flower stalls from which locals will purchase gifts for their other halves. The festival is named after the patron saint of Catalonia. There are also different variations on the festival in other regions of Spain which are based on the legend of St George and the dragon. This fable...

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  9. Spring Traditions from Around The World

    Saying goodbye to the harsh winter months and welcoming spring is a celebration for many countries around the world. Each country has their own traditions and some date back to thousands of years. Check out the 5 favourite spring traditions around the world: #1: India - Holi Holi, a colourful celebration, usually takes place in late February or early March, and it represents the triumph of good over bad. Despite the Holi festival is originated on the Hindu tradition, it is already a part of the culture of other countries. As a way to welcome spring, people participate in parties and bonfires the...

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  10. Pre-order Your 2017 Easter Flowers

    Looking to have a fine bouquet of fresh flowers delivered for Easter ? By pre-ordering your Easter flowers now with Clare Florist, you can have delivery scheduled for Thursday the 13th, in time for Easter Sunday which falls on the 17th of April this year. Sending flowers for Easter is a time-honoured tradition with lilies , irises and tulips amongst the most popular types of bloom for the occasion. There's nothing quite like a bouquet of colourful, aromatic, seasonal blooms to decorate your home this Easter, whether it's on a side table or holding pride of place in the centre of your dining...

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