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What Pairs Best with Rosé Wine?

May 22, 2018

Come May 1st, rosé becomes a staple in nearly every home across America — and for good reason. Wine lovers like that it’s not as heavy as red wine but still packs enough punch to bring out the flavors of grilled meats. If rosé will be gracing your brunch, lunch, or dinner table this summer (and it really should) make sure it’s adding to your meal by pairing it with the right foods.

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Thoughtful Messages to Write in a ‘Get Well Soon’ Card

January 15, 2018

When a loved one falls ill, it can be hard to put difficult emotions and well wishes into words on paper. Rather than wracking your already-stressed brain for the right words, try penning some of these messages in your “get well soon” card.

For Your Mother

  • To the woman who raised me to be strong, I share some of that strength with you. I know you’ll get through this because you’re the strongest person I know. I love you and am wishing you all the best in your recovery.
  • It wasn’t until now that I truly realized all that you do for me — like always knowing where my stuff is! All joking aside, I can’t begin to tell you how much I love and appreciate you. I know you’ll be back on your feet, feeling better than ever, in no time.
  • I’m just now realizing that, apparently, even Wonder Woman can get sick. Sending lots of positive vibes and even more hugs and kisses your way as you heal, mom.
  • I know this isn’t the way you wanted to spend your time, but take comfort in knowing that you’ll come out of this stronger than ever. Wishing you all the best as you make your way towards a speedy recovery!

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Everyday Reasons to Send Flowers

January 10, 2018

Each February 14, Americans send more than 200 million flowers to loved ones. Around December 25, Americans spend nearly 1 billion dollars on flowers — but this probably isn’t coming as much of a surprise to you.

Holidays like Valentine’s Day and Christmas are some of the most popular days to send and receive flowers. But what about a day like, say, June 11, or November 14? No, they’re not holidays or special observances (though we can’t guarantee it’s not your birthday or anniversary), but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still be sending flowers to the ones you love.

Sending flowers “just because” is a simple way to show someone you love them, were thinking about them, or just want to put a smile on their face. This year, send flowers to someone because…

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How to Choose the Perfect Get Well Flowers

January 7, 2018

When you hear the news that a friend or family member has fallen ill, your first thought is probably, “What can I do to help them?” While you may not be able to care for them physically, there’s plenty you can do to lift their spirits and wish them a speedy recovery. Sending get well soon flowers is a great way to add color and life to a hospital room or bedroom.

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Birthday, Floral Occasions & Holidays, Gifting

November Birthday Gift Ideas for Him and Her

November 1, 2017

The crunch of freshly fallen leaves under your boots. The scent of warm apple pie wafting from the kitchen. The crisp, invigorating air tingling at your fingertips. What could be better than a gorgeous autumn day? Celebrating November birthdays, of course!

Now that November is here, it’s time to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones who were born this month. And with nature showing off her true golden colors, you can find inspiration for fall birthday gifts everywhere you turn. When you’re looking for your autumn birthday gifts, think warm, rustic, simple, and colorful. To help you with your search, we’ve gathered a list of his-and-her November birthday gift ideas that your beloved will simply fall head over heels for!

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Wedding Gift Etiquette: 7 Things to Know Before Sending a Gift

October 26, 2017

From what to wear to wondering if you can bring your kids, navigating the world of weddings can be difficult. But perhaps the most stressful part of being invited to a wedding is deciding what you’re going to get the happy couple. You want to get them something personal yet practical, and luxurious but cost-effective. So what’s a guest to do? While there’s not one simple answer, we’ve outlined 7 of the most common conundrums gift-giving guests come across, and how they’ve persevered.

Wedding Chairs for Bride & Groom

1. You Don’t Have to Stick to The Registry

The registry gives guests a general sense of what the couple is looking for. It’s in no way a mandatory list of required gifts. If you’re close to the couple and want to get them something funny or personal, don’t let a registry deter you from doing so!

2. Forget the “Cover Your Plate” Rule

How much you spend on a gift should depend on your relationship to the person, not how lavish their wedding is. Typically, a good rule of thumb to follow is:

  • Coworkers or Distant Relatives: $50 – $100.
  • Friend or Relative: $100 – $125
  • Close Friend or Close Relative: $150 – $250

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Gift Giving in the Modern Age

October 18, 2017
Friends gift giving

Gift giving is so much more than just handing someone a wrapped object — it’s the way we communicate with one another. It’s how we tell someone “I’m happy for you,” “I was thinking of you,” or “I hope this makes you feel better.” But the rules of gift giving aren’t as rigid as they may seem. Across all cultures and decades, the way we express our love and gratitude through gifts is different. Looking back just a decade or two ago, below are a few of the most extreme ways we’ve changed the way we give gifts.

More Meaningful

Today more than ever, people want to see that there was thought behind a gift. Perhaps the bouquet you get for someone’s birthday is filled with the flower that corresponds to their birth month. Or maybe you give a loved one a personalized gift at their housewarming party, like a sign or blanket. You could even have jewelry personalized with important names or dates.

You Don’t Need an Occasion

It used to be that you gave and received gifts only on important days — your birthday, anniversary, or the holidays. Today, gift giving isn’t quite so structured. In fact, people tend to appreciate gifts more when they’re not necessarily required, but just because their loved one was thinking of them.

 

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Why Flowers Always Make the Perfect Gift

October 15, 2017
Woman giving flowers

You can never go wrong with fresh flowers. They’re beautiful, meaningful, sentimental, and most importantly — they fit every occasion. From celebrations to more sorrowful events, flowers have the ability to touch the lives of every person who receives them and, regardless of the situation, put a smile on their face. Whether you already have an occasion in mind that you need to get a gift for or you feel like making someone’s day brighter, just because, below are a few reasons why fresh flowers are always the right gift choice.

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College Care Package Ideas

August 18, 2017

For the thousands of students heading off to school this month, it’s probably the first time they’ve ever been away from home. So needless to say, they’re going to need a little bit of help from mom and dad. Enter: care packages — the foolproof way to let your loved one know you’re thinking about them.

Whether it’s their first year or their last, here are a few care package ideas that will help any student survive the school year.

Home Goods

It can be hard to make a dorm room feel like home, so personalized items are a must! From welcome signs to wreaths and picture frames, add some character to your home away from home.

Flowers

Since most dorm rooms and apartment complexes won’t let you paint the walls or hang anything up, students have to find other ways to add some color to their bedrooms. That’s where flowers come in! Even a small bouquet can add new life and a pop of color to any room. Continue Reading…