Category Archives: Hanukkah Gift

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.

T15X300A - Snoopy's Cookie Jar by Teleflora

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,

T15X500A - Send a Hug Open Sleigh Ride by Teleflora

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
T15X200A

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December Birth Month Flower – Narcissus

The birth month flower for December is the Narcissus. There are several meanings for Narcissus which include conceit and self love. The narcissus or commonly called daffodil is a tall standing single stemmed flower that can grow up to 24 inches tall. It has slender flat strap like leaves that can be 3 inches to 20 inches tall. The narcissus is a late winter to early spring bloomer.  The flowers can range in style from single or double trumpet shaped and come in a variety of colors such as orange, peach, pink, red, white, yellow and bicoloured. They can do well in Zones 4-9 hardy. Soil type should be sandy loam with high average moisture, good drainage and high – medium fertility such as 5.5 – 6.5 pH.

The Narcissus does well in garden beds, borders, containers, and slopes. They look great in cottage, shade and woodland gardens. They are excellent cutting flowers and are popular in early spring arrangements. They also have a resistance to deer, rodents and diseases.   They are easy to grow.

T140-3A - Teleflora's Daffodil Dreams

Daffodil Dreams

Narcissus are bulbs, and can be divided easily, these bulbs produce offsets which can be carefully separated from the mother bulb. Bulbs are ready to lift after they flower and the foliage dies back.  Remove the bulbs from the ground with a spade fork and discard bulbs that are damaged. Shake any soil from the bulbs and have them dry out for a few days on a wire rack in a dry, warm and well – ventilated area. Dust the narcissus bulbs with a fungicide to prevent any mold developing and store them in a dry garden peat moss or cleaned, washed and dried sand. The best area to store the bulbs would be with humidity of 25 percent or less and temperatures of 45 to 50 degrees F (7 – 10 C), such as in an attached garage or cool basement.

Hanukkah 2014 – December 17th – December 24th

Hanukkah is an 8 day Jewish holiday also known as the Festival of Lights that commemorates the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of the 2nd century BCE. Hanukkah is celebrated starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar and is observed for eight nights and days. The observation of Hanukkah is done with lighting lights of a unique candelabrum called Menorah or Hanukkah. The Menorah is lit each night with the progression to eight on the final night of the holiday.

Throughout the 8 day holiday, Hanukkah traditions include a series of rituals that are performed daily. There are no obligations to refrain from activities that are forbidden on the Sabbath, as Hanukkah is not a “Sabbath like” holiday.

Other Hanukkah traditions include the custom of eating foods that are fried or baked in oil (preferably olive oil). This custom is related to the commemoration of the miracle of a small flask of oil keeping the flame in the temple alight for eight days. Foods that are traditional include potato pancakes (latkes) and jam filled doughnuts (fritters) that are deep fried in oil. Doughnut fillings can include strawberry jelly, chocolate cream, vanilla cream, and caramel.

Another popular ritual during Hanukkah is the spinning of the dreidel. This is a popular game which involves a four sided top with Hebrew letters on each side. The game involves spinning the dreidel and betting on which Hebrew letter will show when the spinning stops.

Over time Hanukkah has become more festive and somewhat Christmas like. Hanukkah gifts are received, which often include one gift for each of the eight nights of the holiday. Family gatherings are also centered around festive meals. Home decorations can include fresh flower arrangements in traditional colors of blue and whites.

T209-3A - Beautiful in BlueHanukkah Gifts can include beautiful blue and white flower arrangements.

Hanukkah Gifts often include Hanukkah gift baskets which can come in a variety of food related baskets. Hanukkah traditions include gift giving for family and friends. A perfect Hanukkah gift to give is a lovely gourmet gift basket that is full of great food items.

Bon Vivant Gourmet Basket - T107-1A

Hanukkah gifts can include Hanukkah Gift Baskets