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Top 5 Reasons to Order Early for Valentine’s Day

January 20, 2017

We know that every year you SAY you’re going to plan Valentine’s Day early (or maybe you’re a really honest person), but it rarely ever happens. So this year, make it your New Years resolution to get your gifting out of the way and you can get back to the game! Who wants to spend football Sunday worrying about which flowers to buy, anyway? If you need a little extra motivation, here are 5 reasons you should order your Valentine’s Day flowers and gifts ASAP:

 Get The Best Deals

Just like Black Friday has the best deals for Christmas a few weeks in advance, you can also find the best deals on Valentine’s Day flowers & gifts if you plan ahead. According to the Society of American Florists (SAF), 44% of florists provided early-order incentives last year, which means there are plenty of reasons not to wait till the last minute. You can save up to 40% on our Valentine’s collection here! Continue Reading…

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Cold Weather Valentine’s Date Ideas

January 20, 2017

It’s known as the winter rut – the days pass and you realize it’s been weeks of going to work, coming home, eating dinner and heading to bed. We know it’s hard to plan a fun date night when the thermostat is reading 20 degrees outside, so if you’re running out of Valentine’s Day date ideas, have no fear! Whether you’re the kind of couple that likes to stay in and cuddle or go out and explore the snow covered town, we’ve got the ultimate guide to keeping that spark lit this season.

Snowy Weather:

Couple in the Snow

Create Your Own Frosty the Snowman

“Do you wanna build a snowman?” (sorry, we had to)

Make Snow Angels – and Your Own Luck

Superstition has it that the way to a prosperous winter is to make a snow angel after the first snowfall. We think Buddy the Elf may have had the right idea when he decided to start his day with 2 hours of snow angels. Continue Reading…

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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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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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All About Hanukkah

December 7, 2016

What is Hanukkah?

Hanukkah is an eight-day religious holiday celebrated by people of the Jewish faith. Each year in mid-December, Jews all over the world celebrate the Festival of Lights which commemorates a Jewish victory over the Greeks 2000 years ago. In 165 BCE, when the Jews came to rededicate the Temple they had reclaimed, they found only one small flask of oil with which to light their Menorah, or lamp. This flask contained enough oil to last for just one day, yet the lamp burned for eight days, the same exact amount of time it takes to completely prepare the sacred oil for a new ceremony. This is considered the miracle of Hanukkah.

What is Hanukkah and how is it celebrated?

Hanukkah Traditions

The Menorah During the festival of Hanukkah, menorahs are lit for eight days to commemorate each night the original lamp burned. There are nine candles on the menorah, one for each night and one in the center, which is used to light the others. Each evening, families gather at nightfall to rekindle menorah flames, rededicate themselves to their faith, and to share in the festive meals. Blessings are sung as the candles are lit. Continue Reading…

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9 Holiday Survival Tips

November 23, 2016

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…isn’t it? But in reality, all that running and shopping and wrapping and cooking can wear you down. We want you to enjoy this season and we’ve put together nine great ways to not only survive—but thrive—this holiday season!

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Top 5 Things to Bring Your Thanksgiving Dinner Host

November 22, 2016

One of the greatest days of the year is almost here – Thanksgiving! What plans do you have to celebrate this year? Will you be having friends and family over to your house, or will you be attending a dinner party? If your schedule includes heading over to someone elses home this Thanksgiving, you know the drill – you should never show up empty handed! That said, today, we wanted to share some of our favorite ways to give thanks to your Thanksgiving dinner host – here are a few things you can bring:

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  1. Flowers. Not only will your host enjoy looking at their flowers once the holiday is over, but they’ll also make for the perfect centerpiece for their Thanksgiving table! These Thanksgiving flowers are primarily made with orange, red and yellow flowers (perfect for the season), so any one is sure to add an additional festive feel to Thanksgiving dinner. Thanksgiving Centerpiece- Fields of Europe
  2. Gifts for entertaining. Your Thanksgiving host is going to be doing a lot of entertaining, so how nice would it be for them to have some new accessories to use? For example, this wine tool kit will help with a lot of their beverage needs, and these fun personalized mason jars will give everyone something new to drink out of! (Speaking of wine kits and mason jars, beer and wine are always great gifts too)  Continue Reading…
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Thanksgiving Craft for Kids: How to Make a Potted Plant Turkey

November 15, 2016

Thanksgiving Potted Plant Turkey Craft for KidsThanksgiving is a time for family, reminiscing, and of course a feast featuring the star of the holiday: turkey. While the adults are busy making toasts and catching up, let the kids gobble up some fun with Thanksgiving crafts for kids!

Set up a crafting station where the children can turn potted plants into festive and fun turkey with this simple idea. You can choose to decorate an existing potted plant or use this craft to decorate brown ceramic pots which you can then fill with your favorite fall flowers (we used mums).

Be sure to alter the size of your feathers and turkey body to reflect the size of your arrangement.
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Everything You Need to Know About Friendsgiving

November 12, 2016

Thanksgiving is traditionally spent around the dinner table with close family and friends, but in recent years, a new tradition has popped up – “Friendsgiving.” You may have heard of this before, but in case it’s just a term to you, we want to get specific and really fill you in.Friends Around Dinner Table for Friendsgiving

What is Friendsgiving?

To put it simply, Friendsgiving is a Thanksgiving dinner or party that you have with your friends. It can be hosted on any day surrounding the Thanksgiving holiday, but popular evenings are on the Wednesday before (commonly referred to as Thanksgiving Eve) or the Friday after – aka, Black Friday. Continue Reading…