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Happy Thanksgiving Canada!

Thanksgiving is one of those holidays where everyone gathers around the dining room table for a feast fit for a king! If you are hosting this year don’t forget about a centrepiece for your table. There are a number of different designs for centrepieces that bring warmth and colour to the table adding to the ambience of the holiday.

Warm Fall Wishes Pumpkin by Teleflora - BF6639

Warm Fall Wishes Pumpkin by Teleflora – BF6639

One option would be to have a large centrepiece in the middle of the table. These can range from centrepieces with pillar candles, taper candles or even votives surrounded by the beautiful warmth of an arrangement in fall colours & flowers.

Another option to bring some colour and flare to your table is to place smaller arrangements in fall colours and flowers down the centre of the table with some candles, small pumpkins, twigs…etc in between the arrangements. This will allow every guest to share in the beauty of your decor.

Fall Harvest Cornucopia by FTD - BF2191

Fall Harvest Cornucopia by FTD – BF2191

If you are not hosting and are a guest, a nice fall cut bouquet is nice if you think your host has a vase handy. If not, a fall arrangement in a container is a very good option or a fall plant is a nice hostess gift. This way all they have to do is find the perfect place for it.

Let Brant Florist work magic and create a beautiful arrangement for this special holiday!

Mothering Sunday Flowers: Sunday, March 10th

Mother's Day Teacup and Saucer Arrangement

In the UK and Ireland, Mothering Sunday is always on the fourth Sunday of Lent- Sunday, March 10th in 2013. And while Mothering Sunday is sometimes referred to as Mother’s Day, it is not celebrated on the same day as the North American Mother’s Day occasion, which falls in May..

Historically, the UK’s Mothering Sunday was the day when children who had left home to work as domestic servants or apprentices were given the day off to visit their mothers and family. While churchgoers in England would usually worship at their neighborhood parish or ‘daughter’ church, during Lent, parishioners would attend the ‘mother’ or main church of the area. It was this tradition of families reuniting at the ‘mother’ church that came to be known as Mothering Sunday. As working children walked along laneways to reach the main church, they would pick flowers to give to their mums once reunited.

Today, flowers are still a beloved way to express sentiments of admiration and appreciation for mums on Mothering Sunday. Professional florists are busy fulfilling orders for beautiful Mother’s Day flower baskets, arrangements and hand-tied flowers. Along with flowers, some families select chocolates or even wine to be delivered with the flower order to treat Mum to an “extra special” gift. Mother’s Day flower options range from lovely spring mixed flower bouquets to roses, daisies and tulips. Remember to choose flower colors based on Mum’s preferences.

No matter that Mum lives thousands of miles away, look to a professional local florist affiliated with a network of worldwide florists making ordering flowers for UK or ordering flowers for Ireland Mothering Sunday flowers delivery easy and worry-free!

Give Flowers and Make an Impression!

Six, Nine or Twelve Sun Flowers Gift Wrapped

Six, Nine or Twelve sunflowers gift wrapped with greens and bow.

My daughter loves being outdoors. While I’m making dinner she will often sneak into her Daddy’s home office and skilfully convince my husband to take her to the park or for a ‘short’ walk around the block. He’ll usually stops whatever he is doing to oblige her. Sometimes I get a little annoyed that dinner has to wait for them long enough to get cold but I know that these little impromptu outdoor adventures fill them both with so much joy. What’s also sweet is that upon their return, my daughter always bursts into to the house with a happy grin and an announcement that she has a gift for me.

Hand Tied Gift Wrap With Roses No Vase

Euro Style Bouquet With Roses.

With great excitement she demands that I close my eyes and then she shoves a handful of dandelions, hand picked flowers or leaves under my nose. Of course even though it happens time and time again, I’m always blown away by her thoughtfulness and I give her an enormous hug and kiss.

I feel good receiving my daughter’s sweet gift of flowers and I of course think that we’ve got the sweetest kid on the block. As it turns out, I’m not gloating. There is actual research to support the notion that flower givers make the best impression!!

FTD Precious Heart

The Precious Heart Bouquet by FTD is a blushing display of loving kindness.

A Rutgers University study sought out to determine how people perceive others based on the types of gifts they give. Guess what? Flower-givers rose to the top! The research revealed that the floral gift-giver is regarded as caring, trustworthy, loving, successful and valuing achievement and beauty in life. Flower- givers were also considered to be more likeable, friendly and emotionally intelligent.

We all know that receiving flowers makes us feel happy. And when I see the look of my daughter’s face, I also know that she feels pretty darn awesome giving me her flower gift! We adults could learn a little something from my daughter as well as from the files of scientific research…next time you need a gift for a special someone to celebrate an occasion or for no occasion at all, give fresh flowers. Research proves that flower-givers make a great impression! In fact, giving flowers makes everyone feel great!