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How To Say “Beautiful” In Different Languages

January 13, 2017

It’s quite true that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Every culture has a unique perception of what they find beautiful. Across the globe in India, a woman will cover her arms and hands in elaborate henna and wear a traditional kumkum, or red dot on her forehead in order to feel beautiful. In Japan, people carry umbrellas on sunny days in order to keep their skin pale and beautiful. In Burma, woman elongate their neck, making them feel tall and beautiful.

Every culture perceives and expresses beauty differently — both in words and actions. If you’re looking for a new way to tell someone they are beautiful, here are 50 ways from around the world.

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All About Lavender

January 5, 2017

Not only does lavender smell and look beautiful, but it’s therapeutic, too! Lavender flowers are comprised of multiple purple florets on long narrow stems, spiking above the foliage. If you’ve ever looked out over a lavender field, you know the hypnotizing elegance that these types of flowers have. But aside from the beauty that the purple blossoms bring, did you know that lavender also has a multitude of uses? It’s true! Read on to learn all about lavender, from it’s history to facts!

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Floral Occasions & Holidays

What To Do With Your Christmas Tree After The Holidays

December 27, 2016

Every year, millions of Christmas trees around the world fill homes with joy and happiness. But at the end of this celebratory season, when pine needles are shedding and twinkling lights are dimming, you might be wondering what you should do with your tree. You can take down the tinsel, but don’t drag it to the curb! Instead, let your Christmas memories live on through one of these creative tree uses:christmas-tree

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Pantone Color Of The Year 2017

December 23, 2016

It’s the moment we’ve been patiently waiting for–Pantone chose their color of the year for 2017! Can you guess what it is? We’ll give you a hint: It’s a color that represents the environment and specifically signifies a fresh beginning, nature and a healthier lifestyle. If you guessed “Greenery,” you’re right–and we couldn’t be more excited about it!

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According to The Pantone Color Institute, this refreshing and revitalizing color was selected to evoke the feeling of the first days of spring, when the great outdoors becomes restored and renewed. This color represents a sense of freshness, which will be reflected in trends that are minimalistic and simplistic in 2017.

The yellow-green hue that makes up “Greenery,” is here to remind us to take a deep breath and strive for inner peace, while stressing the importance of taking a break from our daily routines to replenish ourselves. We can’t think of a better way to achieve that level of re-invigoration than by incorporating some of these calming products into our lives: Continue Reading…

Floral Occasions & Holidays

Winter Holidays Celebrated Around The World

December 15, 2016

The holiday season is in full swing! While the stores are packed with seasonal shoppers looking for the perfect gifts for Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, let’s not forget about the many other holidays celebrated around this religious time of year. Since we live in a multicultural society, It’s important to learn about different cultures and their traditions–after all, who doesn’t love more reasons to celebrate? Here are some other religious winter holidays celebrated all around the world:

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Office Christmas Decoration Ideas

December 13, 2016

‘Tis the season to get festive! And since so many of us spend a lot of time in our offices around the holidays, why not put a little Christmas cheer into your cubicle?! Decorating the office for the holidays is a great way to put a smile on your coworker’s faces, lighten the mood and help spread a little joy to everyone around. If you’re feeling merry this month, here are some ways to add some winter wonder to the workplace:

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The Guide To Business Gifting For The Holidays

December 4, 2016

The holidays should be a time of joy and celebration, but they can often come with stress and uncertainty when it comes to exchanging gifts at the office. It’s great to recognize the efforts of those who helped make your business a success over the past year, but where do you start? If you’re feeling generous and want to spread some cheer, here is a guide to business gifting for the holidays:

Before you can select a gift, you must first understand your company’s policy on gift giving. Staying within those parameters will help make your hunt for the perfect gift much easier. It’s also important to understand simple business etiquette when it comes to holiday gift giving. Avoid purchasing a gift that is too expensive and elaborate and not in line of your recipient’s interests, as your good intentions can be deemed inappropriate.

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If you feel funny giving your boss a gift for the holidays–don’t worry–we’ve got you covered!

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Flower Inspired Baby Names

November 30, 2016

There are few things more exciting than choosing a name for your baby! However, we know that with all of the choices available, it can also come with feelings of anxiety at times. In addition to the endless possibilities that you might think up, it’s inevitable that friends and family members will also give their input–whether it’s welcome or not! But, keep in mind, there is no right or wrong way to decide on a name! Whether you’re choosing a traditional family name with lots of meaning, or a unique name to set your child apart, there’s one rule of thumb when selecting a name for your little one–pick something you love!

List of Flower Baby Names for Girls & Boys

If you’re having a hard time settling on a name for your baby, look around for inspiration. Are you inspired by the beauty of a rose? Or perhaps the delicateness of daffodil is something that speaks to you. Flowers bring happiness and beauty into our lives, often having strong symbolic meanings behind their names. These sweet baby names inspired by flowers will be sure to be a perfect fit for your little blooming bundle of joy: Continue Reading…