Go colourful with flowers in 50 Shades in a Bouquet!

Love is in the air….Valentine’s Day is coming up, ladies & gentlemen! The funny thing about Valentine’s Day is that there are so many different opinions or feelings about this particular “holiday”.
There are the naysayers who think it’s all a bunch of hooey- Made up by women so they can get a little extra attention and gifts from their men.

Unforgettable 50 Rose Hand Tied

Unforgettable 50 Rose Hand Tied

Then there are the “middle class. They just follow the tradition to keep themselves out of the dog house.
Lastly there are the diehards. Those hopeless romantics that can’t wait for the day! They have been writing poems, sending out Valentine’s Day cards to everyone they know and have been wearing pink & red for weeks!

Which ever category you fall under, picture yourself with a bouquet of beautiful red roses.
If you are the naysayer- You have just won yourself some MAJOR bonus points and if you give them with a teddy bear- You, my friend, are definitely in the good books for a while.
If you are the middle class- a dozen roses will solidify how you feel and show you care. A box of chocolates will take you that extra mile.
If you are the hopelessly romantic- Let’s be honest- A dozen red roses is not going to do it for you. You are buying the shop out of roses, a bunch of teddy bears varying in size, rose petals scattered throughout the house, balloons, poems & of course chocolate… Lots & Lots of Chocolate!

One Pound Of Delicious Chocolates

One Pound Of Delicious Chocolates

This day only rolls around once a year so if there is a special someone in your life-make them feel special. You will reap the benefits.
If you’ve been crushing on a certain someone for some time- STOP TEXTING & EMAILING them and bring them some roses, a balloon and chocolates. Your gesture will stand out amongst others- Hands Down!
And forget about 50 Shades of Grey…
Go colourful with flowers in 50 Shades in a Bouquet!

Happy Valentine’s Day! Spread Some Love! XOXO

My man already sent me flowers for Valentines!

Valentine’s Day is Feb. 14th and too often customers order too late. We encourage you to order early and deliver early.
Women especially love to receive their Valentine Day flowers before any of their friends and co-workers. This makes you a real big hero because they can brag: my man already sent me flowers for Valentines. Look at me and my flowers. Hey, take a photo! Every other women in the office will silently endure the smug remarks and wish their man would do the same. Hurry, get my flowers to me fast. I want my flowers early…not late.

Send a Hug I Ruff You with Teddy Bear

Send a Hug I Ruff You with Teddy Bear

I mean think about it! Who wants to receive flowers on Feb. 14 at 5 or 6 pm? or even at 3 pm? Who wants flowers after Valentines? ( Not many !!)
The secret is to deliver early and allow your special recipient to enjoy before and up to Feb. 14th.
After Feb. 14th or 15th, the occasion and the gifts lose a lot of lustre. Everyone is on to the next big thing at work and at home.

Please do not be a last minute shopper for Valentine’s Day flowers and roses. Get the best and biggest bang for your buck and have your gift of flowers delivered early Feb. 11th or 12th for sure.

Valentine’s Day is Saturday this year. Many deliveries will go earlier in the week to the office which usually close by 5 pm. But drivers will not get all the deliveries to offices completed by 5pm.
This will be especially true on Friday, Feb. 13th. Staff often leave early on Fri. So the cut off is even earlier. And what can the driver do if he or she gets there after the recipient has gone home?

Sweethearts Rose Bouquet by FTD

Sweethearts Rose Bouquet by FTD

So please be a wise Valentine Day shopper and have your gift of Valentine flowers or roses delivered on Feb. 11th or Feb 12th. Then Fri the 13th becomes a backup day if delivery fails on Feb 12.

Looking forward to all your orders for Valentine’s flowers for Feb 11th and 12th, 2015.

Ken Bolt

Red Roses – Deep Meaning, Ancient Roots

Hi there, it’s Ken Bolt from Brant Florist it’s almost universally understood that red roses mean love and romance. They are the traditional Valentine’s Day gift between lovers and will pack every florists shop from February 1 until after the holiday.

The meanings and symbolism behind red roses, however, are deep-rooted and ancient. For centuries of human history, the red petals of the rose have sparked relationships and spoken passion and desire.

Red itself is a profound colour of emotion. In the West, it is a colour that signifies both danger and love – two things that aren’t always separate. Both the Greeks and the Romans gave special significance to the red rose particularly, tying it in with their goddesses of love. During banquets commemorating goddesses like Aphrodite and Venus, red roses would festoon the temples and the petals of flowers would cover the floors. Rose petals would also be put into the drinks and were thought to be aphrodisiacs for the occasion of lovers.

During Roman times, it became common for peasants to raise roses to give as tribute to their rulers, especially the emperor. Later, roses were often used to pay debts to sovereigns due to their association with wealth and power. The common hobby garden of roses didn’t leave the rich’s purview until the 19th century.

Rose petals

Rose petals

The tradition of giving flowers as gifts between friends and lovers, however, didn’t really come about until the Middle Ages, when lovers began to give them as tokens of affection. A Swedish King popularized the idea of sending flowers when he used them to send messages in the 1700s, copying from the Persian use of flowers as messenger’s tools to keep the enemy from understanding the true message. For the Swede, obviously, the reasons were less tactical.

Today, the mixture of the Swedish tradition, the Roman and Greek meanings, and the modern proclivity for things of beauty have all come together. The ultimate expression of these is through the gift of red roses for Valentine’s Day (or any other day) to tell a lover your feelings towards them.

In fact, roses have gone beyond this with colours tilting the rainbow and signifying all types of meaning to those who send and receive them. There are over 100 species of rose and the name itself comes from the Latin ‘rosa.’

Whatever your occasion or whatever the reason, giving a single or a full bouquet of roses is the best way to signify meaning and devotion to your chosen one.

Until next time,

Ken Bolt

5 Ways To Get The Perfect Flowers For Your Lady Love!

“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul”. Indeed a true quote by Luther Burbank. Flowers are the most beautiful creation by god. They give pleasure to our senses and create a soothing environment around us. With their freshness and stimulating fragrance, they help to change our moods, emotions and uplift our satisfaction level. In addition, flowers also bring smiles on anyone’s face.

Valentine's Day Flowers

Valentine’s Day Flowers

Much to the delight of men, women have always loved receiving the gift of flowers. When you give woman flowers as a present, her whole life will be lit for hours and she feel special and loved. There are many types of flowers, which represent different point in a relationship. For instance, red rose signifies Romantic Love while the yellow rose signifies friendship. Other includes Carnation which represents fascination and the Bamboo which represents Good Luck.

Romantic Flowers for your Lady

Romantic Flowers for your Lady

However, buying flowers for women can be overwhelming for those with little or no experience. We offer the following guide to choosing the appropriate floral bouquet so that it ensures your esteem in their eyes and letting them know how much you care. Whether the woman is your wife, girlfriend, mother, daughter or someone, knowing how to buy flowers for woman help you match the occasion with every floral arrangement you select.

1. Consider occasions like Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day: Though you can give a card or go for a substantial gift, flowers have always been an appropriate gift. However, never made a mistake of buying flowers on a last minute when everyone else is buying them. You might get left with limited selection and the quality of flowers may also be diminished.

2. Know which colors helps to send the right message:

  • A red rose usually helps to send the message of love.
  • A single white rose is used by someone who wants to say apologize.
  • A yellow rose expresses happiness and love.
  • Purple signifies the love at first sight
  • Pink show gratitude and admiration

You can also give a mix color of bouquet if you aren’t sure what you want to say. The expression will remain subtle and the flowers also look bright and cheerful.

3. Find perfect reasons to send flowers on any occasion: If you want to thank your colleague for helping on a project, make sure you don’t send flowers that convey a romantic message. Instead you can send a bouquet of daisies to keep her cheerful and friendly. If you want to express your continued interest in woman after a successful first date, sending beautiful flowers will increase the possibilities of second date. Flowers always help to smooth things and say things that you might find awkward to put into words.

4. Decide where you buy: Today, many florists have websites online like Florists in Monterrey, which allow you to buy flowers from the convenience of your home. They have a wide variety of choices for any occasion; however, make sure the business is reputable before you place an order.

5. Personalize your flower gift: It is not necessary to wait for a perfect reason to give flowers; you can also create a special moment in your relationship by giving flowers at unexpected times. It shows that you are munificent and she is really special.

Author’s Bio: Ryan is an expert consultant on flowers and gifts. He started his career as a florist in Monterrey. He also does free lancing and blogging in various niches. He has written around 200 articles on different topics ranging from farming, real estate brokerage, small business, accounting, e-marketing, finance and more.