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Poinsettias – The Christmas Flower

Christmas is right around the corner, that means it is time to decorate your home and office. One of the best ways to incorporate some Christmas cheer is with a beautiful arrangement of poinsettias. These lovely red, green, pink, white and plum flowers feature the colors of the holiday so don’t be afraid to make them the centerpiece in any room.

Why Poinsettias are the Flower of Christmas

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Poinsettias are officially classified as ornamental shrubs native to South America where they were originally referred to as “Flor de la Noche Buena”. This translates to the “Flower of the Holy Night”. Historians widely agree that the poinsettia was first used as a Christmas decoration in the 1600s when Franciscan monks used poinsettias during their Nativity ceremonies.

Mexican legend states that a young child was traveling to a community Nativity scene and realized that he forgot to bring a gift for Christ. He stopped half way, plucked green blooms from the roadside and carried them the rest of the way. Upon arrival, this child was ribbed by his peers for bringing such a plain gift. However, when the boy placed the blooms at the manger, a glorious red flower shined atop the greenery. This legend is central to the connection between poinsettias and the Christmas celebration.

It is Time to Decorate for the Holiday Season

It won’t be long until Christmas day is here. Seize the opportunity by decorating your home and office now. Implementing Christmas flair in the form of poinsettias and other Christmas decorations makes your home feel that more spirited and cozy. All it takes is the strategic placement of poinsettias and your living space will be rife with Christmas cheer.

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Poinsettias make fantastic centerpieces in and of themselves. Poinsettias are rich looking flowers with visually impactful colors that transform the style and feel of a room. Implement poinsettias as the centerpiece of a room within your home or workplace and everyone who walks in will feel festive. Give poinsettias a chance and you will find that they truly do make the holiday spirit quite contagious.

Poinsettias Make Great Gifts

Picking out the perfect Christmas gift is a challenge we would all like to simplify. Don’t fret any longer. Order some beautiful poinsettias for that person on your Christmas list that is difficult to shop for and she will be more than thankful for her lovely new flowers. Poinsettias make even more sense as a gift for those who live far away. Have some gorgeous poinsettias delivered to a friend or family member’s door this holiday season to wish them a happy holidays.

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If you have an upcoming Christmas party for work, school or another organization, pick up some poinsettias as a hosting gift. After all, who doesn’t love flowers? In particular, poinsettias are especially beloved during the holidays thanks to their festive colors. This is the hosting gift that keeps on giving as everyone who visits will obtain some enjoyment out of these gorgeous flowers.

Poinsettias With a Special Message

Order some lovely poinsettias through Brant Florists and we will incorporate a special message to make the flower arrangement that much more meaningful. We take great pride in the quality of our flowers as well as the words that make up their accompanying message. Put your trust in Brant Florists and we’ll help you make this holiday season unforgettable.

Reach out to us today to learn more about our poinsettias as well as our other floral arrangements and place an order. You can contact us by phone at 877-545-5535 or send us an e-mail at orders@brantflorist.com.

Pros & Cons Of 7 Top-Most Wedding Flowers

Have you seen any wedding occasion without flowers? Of course not, because wedding without flowers is not possible. I mean, it looks totally apathetic. And at peak season flowers rate are too much high. Thus, bride and groom both start focusing on wedding flowers since the day the wedding date is fixed. However, flower selection can take too much time, effort and money. Thus, to make a budget and sticking to it, is necessary.

There are so many articles on favourite flowers but very few consider topic like pros and cos of wedding flowers. This article is a small way to let you know about flowers usefulness as well as their drawbacks from which you can figure out which one is the best for you and order from Vouchershops – an easy way to get fresh flowers with multiple discounts and offers. Saturate yourself by knowing your favourite flowers pros and cons.  

  1. Calla Lilies:  Generally, these flowers are known for their elegance and different colors like yellow, white and orange. Calla lilies are the best for weddings because their trumpet like appearance looks as if they are heralding the whole union. They can be used alone to create enchanting bridal party bouquets or centerpieces but they also work well while arranging with other flowers.

Pros : you won’t require any other flower to make a calla lily bouquet stand out as this can be the perfect stand alone flower.

Cons : these flowers are completely unforgiving if handled wrongly.

  1. Daisies: Daisies are always an excellent choice because they add simplicity to the bouquet and are available in multiple colors. They simply represent innocence and purity. They can be used for centerpieces as well as bouquets.

Pros : daisies are affordable and versatile. Plus, they can be used for both formal and informal events.

Cons : they work well with wires from inside the stem but don’t hold up well when wire wrapped.

  1. Hyacinths: These flowers are small in size and fragrant flowers. They are available in several colors such as purple, blue, white, yellow and pink. Their scent can be used to calm the nerves. Their small flowers can also be used to create flower tiaras and short stems can be used to make them perfect for low arrangements. They can be used as a cake flower or centerpiece too. Moreover, they can make a great hand tied bouquets.

Pros : they work well with all spring blooms such as hydrangeas.

Cons : they are spring flowers so to find them off-season may be budget breaking and difficult.

  1. Lily of the valley: These flowers live in the heart of flower lovers due to their natural perfume and delicate appearance. However, they are rarely used as a stand alone flower.

Pros : the addition of these small flowers to a bouquet creates a huge impact with their woody appeal and fresh fragrance.

Cons : flimsy stems can make them awkward to work with.

  1. Orchid: This is a tropical flower which brings an exotic yet elegant look to your bouquets. They are available in numerous range of colours and with so many varieties to select from. Orchids can be mixed with soft flowers like lilies and roses which can add interest to a bouquet or flower arrangements.

Pros : orchids add sophistication and elegance to any flower arrangement.

Cons : these flower category is temperamental, so they follow the temperature and handle instructions when making your own orchid arrangements is awe-inspiring.

At last, wedding is a big day in any bride or groom’s life and no one wants to ruin their special day by choosing unattractive flower combination. The best option is, to consult the best local florist and ask him to help you. Happy Wedding !

Three Simple Ways to Appreciate Your Boss for Boss’ Week

October 17th is the beginning of Boss’ Week! Time to show your employer or supervisor some appreciation. You could show your gratitude for the support and advice they’ve given you, or simply your thanks for their continued confidence in you.

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There’s no better way to convey your appreciation for your boss than a gift of flowers. This year we’ve got a large selection of beautiful flowers ready for Boss’ Week. We’ve also got three sure ways you could thank and impress your boss.

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Smile Often – A smile goes a long way! Smiling while you interact with your boss can show interest, engagement, commitment and appreciation all on its own. You’re conveying that you like their presence and their conversation. You can easily turn a depressing discussion about a negative subject into something completely different through a simple smile. In addition, they say that when you smile the world smiles with you. If you smile at your boss they’re likely to smile back. Improving their mood in this way will make you seem an overall more pleasant person to have around.

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Dine Together – One of the most commonplace gifts North Americans get for their bosses is treating them to a nice meal. It’s a great way to share a personal moment with your boss and get to know them better. If you treat them to a specific cuisine that they like it’s even better, as you’ll demonstrate that you’ve paid attention to them as a person, not just as a boss.

Add to this time together a flower centerpiece to carry on your sentiment of appreciation.

This idea has become so popular that in some companies the employees have turned Boss’ Day into a different celebration, such as Toast Day. For this occasion everybody brings something they can toast, including bread, bagels, etc. They share it with their boss and coworkers, forming a simple potluck.

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Create a More Personal Bond – As we mentioned for the food, getting your boss something that has personal interest to them indicates that you’ve paid attention to and value them as a human being, not just as your supervisor.

Do they have a hobby? Consider a book they’d enjoy. If their hobby is gardening or floral care, you’re in luck, as a bouquet of beautiful flowers would be just the thing to brighten their day. Are they part of a local cause or group? Perhaps you could make a donation or get involved. Do they have a family, perhaps young children? They might just appreciate something cute and cuddly like a teddy bear.

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This year, give your boss something they won’t soon forget. It might be something to enhance their personal pursuits, a lovely meal or even just your winning smile. Whatever you decide, don’t forget the beautiful flowers to complete the gesture. You can see Brant Florist’s full lineup of Boss’ Week flowers here.

Use Fresh Flowers to Celebrate a Brand New Baby

If you or someone you know is expecting a brand new baby into this world, you may be feeling overwhelmed. If you are looking for a gift for new parents, consider fresh flowers to welcome home the new bundle of joy. There is nothing like fresh flowers to celebrate life’s important moments.

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Baby showers are all about new beginnings, and the welcoming to new life. Fresh flowers are the perfect way to celebrate in all that is new and joyful!

If you’re hosting a baby shower for an expecting Mom this year, you’re probably scouring Pinterest for baby shower inspiration. Search no more – we’ve put together a flower-centric baby shower Pinterest board for you to throw the perfect flower-themed baby shower. A theme that’s simple, elegant, and sure to win over any Mom-to-be at her shower.

Whether the mom-to-be knows the gender of their baby or not, you can pick the perfect colour scheme with seasonal fresh flowers. Select from our range of blues, pinks, or gender neutral selections, Or turn to the our other elegant flowers in yellows, oranges, greens and white.

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Whichever colour you choose as your main theme, these flowers will act as a great accent in the centrepieces, in decorating the food or dessert table and for a beautiful backdrop with which to take pictures.

Useful tip: don’t forget to place a small, fresh bouquet matching your colour scheme on the counter of the bathrooms your guests will be using!

It's a girl baby shower flowers | Brant Florist For a “It’s A Girl” themed shower, try soft pink roses, white lilies, alstroemeria and mums for an elegant pink touch around the room.

For “It’s A Boy” themed shower, have a look at adding lavender roses, blue iris and lavender daisies in a blue glass vase.Flowers for a new baby boy in a boat | Brant Florist

When hosting a baby shower, it’s in good taste to send the guest of honour home with a gift. Have a flower arrangement made up ahead of time that will perfectly match your colour and theme and send it home with Mom-to-be as a keepsake and reminder of the shower. Include a card with a personal message so she can remember the beautiful baby shower you had for her. 
Sending a Gift to the New Parents

It's a boy baby shower flowers | Brant FloristOnce the new bundle of joy is home, sending a flower arrangement to the house is the perfect way to say “Congratulations” to the parents, and “Welcome to the World” to the baby! You can add a sentiment card to let them know you’re thinking of them… It’s a classy gesture that never goes out of style!

Don’t forget the helium balloon with a welcome message for the new baby, whether it’s a girl or a boy!

Order online, call us at 877-545-5535 or send us an email to place an order to properly welcome home the new baby in your life!