Thomas Kinkade 2016 Christmas Keepsake Floral Arrangement – All Flowers and Gifts

Thomas Kinkade 2016 Jolly Santa Christmas Centerpiece

For the 2016 Holiday Season, Teleflora will be offering a New Thomas Kinkade Christmas Centerpiece Collectible! For the 2016 Christmas Season we will be show casing a new Christmas Floral Centerpiece – Thomas Kinkade’s Jolly Santa.  We continue to recognize and celebrate the beautiful works of Thomas Kinkade, the Painter of Light.   This new 2016 Kinkade collectible from Teleflora will be sought after by collectors throughout the country.  Year after Year Kinkade Christmas floral keepsakes have been collected, they are great holiday gifts for family, friends and co-workers.   For 2016 Teleflora’s Kinkade collectible features a gazebo for the first time, surrounded by snow and evergreens.  Children are shown sharing their holiday wishes and dreams with Santa in this wonderful Christmas scene.   What a great tradition to celebrate!

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Thomas Kinkade 2016 Christmas Centerpiece Collectible Jolly Santa Bouquet

For 2016 the tradition will continue for collecting Thomas Kinkade’s Christmas Cottage collectibles. This wonderful “Jolly Santa Bouquet” will be sought after by many passionate collectors.  Celebrating the holiday season for many will continue with giving and receiving Kinkade’s holiday collectibles.  At All Flowers and Gifts ordering a Thomas Kinkade Jolly Santa Bouquet is convenient with online ordering available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.  Christmas flower delivery is available throughout Calgary and also Nationwide.  Quantities are limited, so it is always highly recommended to place your orders early for Christmas delivery.

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Easter Lilies

Easter lilies are very popular for decorating and gift giving at Easter Time. This year Easter is Sunday March 27, 2016.  The Easter lily is a lovely scented white lily that grows from bulbs.  It is native to Japan, and has become very popular with growers in Canada and the USA.  About 12 million Easter lily bulbs are produced and shipped throughout the nation yearly.

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Easter Lily Plant

Care Instructions for Easter Lilies:

  1. Keep lilies away from drying heat sources and drafts that can be generated from appliances and heating ducts.
  2. The best temperature range for daytime would be 65 to 75 degrees F.
  3. Lilies need bright indirect light.
  4. Do not over water the plant; water the plant only when the soil feels dry to the touch.
  5. Remove the yellow anthers that are found in the center of the bloom to extend the life of the flowers.
  6. To extend the life of the flowers, remove the yellow anthers found in the center of each bloom.

2015 Christmas Gift Ideas from All Flowers and Gifts

This year for 2015 we have a great selection of floral keepsake arrangements to choose from. Any of these lovely Holiday Arrangements would be perfect gifts to give.  We start with a tribute to “A Charlie Brown Christmas”Snoopy’s Cookie Jar, http://www.allflowersandgifts.com/calgary-flowers/snoopys-cookie-jar-by-teleflora-662754p.asp?rcid=216471&point=1.

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Snoopy’s Cookie Jar

 

We also have a great mug arrangement, PEANUTS Christmas Mug by Teleflora, http://www.allflowersandgifts.com/calgary-flowers/peanuts-christmas-mug-by-teleflora-662917p.asp?rcid=216471&point=1.

T15X600A - PEANUTS Christmas Mug by Teleflora

PEANUTS Christmas Mug

 

Holiday Centerpieces are very popular for decorating, and this year we have a beautiful Silver and Joy Centerpiece, http://www.allflowersandgifts.com/calgary-flowers/telefloras-silver-and-joy-centerpiece-662775p.asp?rcid=216472&point=1.

T15X100A - Teleflora's Silver And Joy Centerpiece

Silver and Joy Centerpiece

 

Our Thomas Kinkade 2015 Country Christmas Homecoming is another wonderful collectible that is available this year, http://www.allflowersandgifts.com/calgary-flowers/thomas-kinkades-country-christmas-homecoming-662778p.asp?rcid=205701&point=1.

T15X200A - Thomas Kinkade's Country Christmas Homecoming

Thomas Kinkade 2015 Country Christmas Homecoming

 

Another popular collectible is the Sparkling Winter Wonderland ornament jar,  http://www.allflowersandgifts.com/calgary-flowers/telefloras-sparkling-winter-wonderland-662935p.asp?rcid=216471&point=1.

T15X400A - Teleflora's Sparkling Winter Wonderland

Sparkling Winter Wonderland

 

To complete our 2015 offerings for this year is the Send a Hug Open Sleigh Ride, http://www.allflowersandgifts.com/calgary-flowers/send-a-hug-open-sleigh-ride-by-teleflora-662920p.asp?rcid=216471&point=1,

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Send a Hug Open Sleigh Ride

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Thomas Kinkade 2015 Christmas Floral Arrangements are Great Gift Ideas for November Birthdays

This year for 2015 we will be showcasing a beautiful Thomas Kinkade Christmas Floral Arrangement Country Christmas Homecoming that includes lovely white Chrysanthemums.  Since the Birth Month Flower for November is the Chrysanthemum, this lovely collectible would be a great Birthday Gift for anyone having a November Birthday.  Thomas Kinkade Holiday Arrangements have been collected year after year and hold special memories for the Holiday Season, and as such are great gift ideas.

T15X200A - Thomas Kinkade's Country Christmas Homecoming

Thomas Kinkade’s Country Christmas Homecoming
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Asters – Birth Flower for September

Asters are the birth flower for September; they are known as having magical love and are symbolic of elegance. In September the colours of the landscape change into beautiful fall tones of reds, oranges and yellows.   Asters are great birthday flowers to send someone who has a birthday in September, choose from an assortment of fall coloured vase or basket arrangements.

Asters are a popular perennial that come in many varieties (there are more than 600), they grow in a bush like shape with star shaped flowers that have lance like leaves. Aster comes from the Greek word for “star”. They have a texture that is very lush with deep rich colours and fit in with the beauty of wildflowers. They are a tough reliable perennial, and make great cut flowers that are long lasting. One of the loveliest aspects of having a garden full of flowers is the attraction for butterflies. Asters with their multiple amounts of flowers are known for attracting butterflies. Butterflies will be attracted to your garden if you have nectar plants for adult butterflies and host plants for their larvae. Asters are plants that provide nectar and pollen.

In past ancient history the aster was believed to drive away evil spirits by burning the leaves of asters which gave off a perfume. Asters are flowers that bloom in late summer and early fall. They have daisy like flowers that bloom in colours of pink, rosy – lilac, deep purple, bronze, yellow and rusts, they are often favourites with fall and autumn flower arrangements as their colour tones of oranges and bronze fit the perfect colour schemes of fall flower arrangements. Thanksgiving decorations usually include the fall colour tones of asters, as they bloom in September and October.

Graceful Glow

Graceful Glow

Burst of Autumn

Burst of Autumn

Sending Joy

Sending Joy

 

 

 

 

 

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Orchid Plants – Types of Orchids

Here is some orchid trivia: Did you know that vanilla comes from orchid plants? The vanilla “bean” is actually a pod that is produced from the vanilla orchid plant known as vanilla planifolia which is a species of vanilla orchid.

The vanilla planifolia is found in the West Indies and Central America.   It prefers tropical climates that are wet and hot. The flowers of vanilla orchid plants are greenish-yellow and they only last for one day. If fruit is desired from the plant the flowers must be pollinated manually during the morning. To produce fruit the flowers must be hand pollinated as there is less than 1% chance that the flowers will pollinate on their own. Fruits are long pods that are produced only on mature plants. The pods will mature after five months at which time they are harvested and cured. The curing process ferments and dries the pods with minimizing the loss of essential oils. Vanilla extract is obtained from this part of the plant.

There are several different types of orchids and at All flowers and gifts we have beautiful phalaenopsis orchid plants that are great gifts for all occasions. Phalaenopsis orchids are thick leaved plants with arching sprays of elegant blooms. They range in colours from white, yellow and pink /purple tones.

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Opulent Orchids – White Phalaenopsis Orchids Are Elegant & Beautiful

Growing orchids is not difficult; here are some steps on how to grow orchids:

  • Light – phalaenopsis orchids like low light and can thrive in an east window or a shaded west or south facing exposure. Orchid plants do not like direct sunlight.
  • Water – the phalaenopsis orchid grows from a single stem and does not have a large water storing capability and as such has a low tolerance for drought. During the growth season water the plant when you see the exposed roots turning silvery white which would be usually weekly. During this stage try to keep the potting media slightly damp. When the flowering stage starts decrease the watering to every other week. In higher the humidity it is important to maintain a good air flow around the roots and leaves.
  • Fertilizer – During the growing stage, fertilize the orchid plants weekly with an orchid fertilizer. Decrease the frequency to once a month during the winter and flowering stage.
  • Temperature – the phalaenopsis orchid likes temperatures between 75 – 85 degrees during the active growth stage, but they can adapt well to house temperatures of 65 – 70 degrees.
  • Blooming – Phalaenopsis orchids bloom typically in the late winter and early spring. They have long lasting flowers that are held on arching branches. The flowers of Phalaenopsis orchids can last for many weeks.

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Thomas Kinkade Christmas Flowers 2015 – Country Christmas Homecoming – Christmas Flower Delivery

Thomas Kinkade 2015 Country Christmas Homecoming Centerpiece

For the 2015 Holiday Season, Teleflora will be offering a New Thomas Kinkade Christmas Cottage Collectilbe! For the 2015 Christmas Season we will be show casing a new Christmas Cottage Floral Centerpiece – Thomas Kinkade’s Country Christmas Homecoming. We continue to recognize and celebrate the beautiful works of Thomas Kinkade, the Painter of Light.   This new 2015 Kinkade collectible from Teleflora will be sought after by collectors throughout the country. Year after Year Kinkade Christmas centerpiece floral keepsakes have been collected, they are great holiday gifts for family, friends and co-workers.   For 2015 Teleflora’s Kinkade collectible will be co-launching the release of a new painting, Country Christmas Homecoming. The winter scene depicts the arrival of the holiday season with bringing home the Christmas tree. What a great tradition to celebrate!

T15X200A - Thomas Kinkade’s Country Christmas Homecoming

Thomas Kinkade 2015 Christmas Cottage Centerpiece Collectible Country Christmas Homecoming

For 2015 the tradition will continue for collecting Thomas Kinkade’s Christmas Cottage collectibles. This wonderful “Country Christmas Homecoming” will be sought after by many passionate collectors. Celebrating the holiday season for many will continue with giving and receiving Kinkade’s holiday collectible cottages. At All Flowers and Gifts ordering a Thomas Kinkade – Country Christmas Homecoming is convenient with online ordering available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. Christmas flower delivery is available throughout Calgary and also Nationwide. Quantities are limited, so it is always highly recommended to place your orders early for Christmas delivery.

The History of Mother’s Day and The Importance of the Carnation

The origins of Mother’s Day can often be thought to be traced back in time to many ancient rites, which had symbolic and spiritual origins, such as many Goddesses and symbols of motherhood that were celebrated. Mother’s Day is a celebration that honours motherhood, mothers, maternal bonds and the influence that Mothers have had on society. It is an American invention and it is not directly related to the many celebrations that have occurred throughout the world over the past thousands of years. May 10, 1908 was the first official Mother’s Day celebration that took place in West Virginia and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. White carnations were given out to every Mother that was in attendance at the celebration in Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia.   Today white carnations are still very important as they are used to honour Mothers that are deceased. Pink and red carnations are used to pay tribute to Moms that are still living. In 1914, the second Sunday in May was signed into being the day of national observance, in which the second Sunday in May was declared as Mother’s Day. From this date on, this holiday flourished in the United States. Flowers became a very important part of the celebration especially the white carnations.

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Today, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May in many countries; however there are some countries that have different days set to celebrate, most commonly in March, April and May. Over 70 countries observe Mother’s Day.

To celebrate this special day Mother’s Day cards are often given as well as flowers which are a very popular gift to give in celebrating with Mom’s. Carnations have always been a popular flower, however today we have a wide variety of beautiful fresh flower and plant arrangements for Mother’s Day. Choices can range from traditional, to modern and contemporary. Whatever the choice, Mother’s will always appreciate and treasure a gift of flowers on this special day.

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Mother’s Day Flowers

 

The History of Administrative Professionals’ Day

Administrative Professionals’ Day (has also been known as Secretaries Day or Admin Day) is observed in several countries to recognize and acknowledge the work of administrative assistants, receptionists, secretaries and other administrative support professionals. In Canada and the USA, it is celebrated on the Wednesday of the last full week of April (April 22, 2015).

The original idea for this day started with Mary Barrett the president of the National Secretaries Association, now referred to as IAAP (International Association of Administrative Professionals), and C. King Woodbridge the president of Dictaphone Corp. They had served on a committee which was addressing the shortage of skilled office workers, and together with Victor Toldoya who was a public relations account executive at Young & Rubicam, the idea for a National Secretaries Week originated.

The first National Secretaries Week was held June 1 – 7 in 1952, with June 4, 1952 Wednesday designated as National Secretaries Day. In 1955, the date for National Secretaries Week was moved to the last full week of April. In 1981 the name was changed to Professional Secretaries Week. In 2000, it became Administrative Professionals Week, to cover the increasing responsibilities and expanding job titles of administrative support staff.

Over the years, one of the largest workplace observances has become Administrative Professionals Week. This year in 2015, it will run from April 20 – 26, with Wednesday April 22 being designated as Administrative Professionals’ Day. This occasion is celebrated worldwide through different community events, social gatherings and individual corporate activities which recognize administrative support staff with gifts. In Canada and the USA this day is celebrated often by giving one’s assistant gifts such as flowers or gift baskets.

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Bright & Cheerful Flowers are Great Thank you Gifts

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Gift Baskets show how much you care

Chinese New Year 2015 – February 19th – the Year of the Sheep (Goat or Ram)

Chinese New Year is an annual celebration that marks the start of the new year according to the Chinese lunisolar calendar. The Chinese calendar consists of both Gregorian and lunar-solar calendar systems. Because the track of the new moon changes from year to year, Chinese New Year will always fall between late January and mid-February. For 2015 Chinese New Year is February 19th. Each Chinese new year is represented by 1 of the 12 Chinese Zodiac creatures, 2015 is the year of the Sheep (Goat or Ram). People like the Sheep (Goat or Ram) the most among the Zodiac Animals, they are very gentle and calm in nature.

Chinese New Year decorations consist of lanterns, cherry blossoms, orange-trees and lots of red colour. A very important aspect of celebrating Chinese New Year is the reunion dinner that is held on the eve of the New Year. Family members come together usually in the parents or eldest brother’s home to celebrate. The dinner is very lavish and consists of multiple courses. Gift giving is also an important part of Chinese New Year and the most common gifts that are given amongst family, colleagues and business contacts are those of boxes of oranges or live orange trees. If you are looking for gift giving ideas for Chinese New Year, sweets, fruit baskets and orchids are great gifts for this occasion. Chocolate candy gift baskets or fresh fruit baskets would be very appropriate for gift giving as well as orchid plants.

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