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The most important occasions and days of the year – Birthdays, Anniversaries, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and Christmas. How to celebrate, gift guides and tips and card message suggestions.

30+ Original Quotes for Engagement Cards

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30+ Original Quotes for Engagement Cards

Say congratulations on your engagement with a bunch of congratulations flowers and of course a card expressing your shared joy! Here is an inspiration for over 30 famous quotes for engagement cards. 30+ Original Quotes for Engagement Cards Love one another and you will be happy.  It’s as simple and as difficult as that.  ~Michael Leunig I dreamed of a wedding of elaborate elegance, A church filled with family and friends. I asked him what kind of a wedding he wished for,  He said one that would make me his wife. ~Author Unknown When you...

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Your Mother Knows Best – Best Advice from our Mums

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Your Mother Knows Best – Best Advice from our Mums

Whether you’re a mum to be or a seasoned pro, advice goes along way – especially when it makes you realise you’re not the only one having to conquer the ups and downs of parenting… We know we can always rely on advice from our parents, especially our mums, so here’s a few of the best things to keep in mind. Learn a new language Start speaking in the ‘royal we,’ especially when uttering something along the lines of: ‘We do not eat Lego!’ or ‘We just love vegetables mixed with bananas and rice, don’t...

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10+ Mothers Day Cards to Make at Home

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10+ Mothers Day Cards to Make at Home

When it comes to Mother’s Day, it is often the little things that are appreciated the most. Like the breakfast in bed, tidying up the kitchen or simply making your mum take a day off just to indulge herself. There is no need to spend hundreds of pounds just to make your mum feel like a queen. Same goes for cards. Something that was crafted with your own hands will surely get her heart melt right away, as opposed to a store bought card. Mothers Day cards to make at home can be something as simple as a piece of paper with a hand-written...

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15+ Pun-tastic Mothers Day Card Ideas

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15+ Pun-tastic Mothers Day Card Ideas

Happy Mother’s Day! The same text you probable see on every single card in your local shop. If you want something a bit more personal, that will make your mum smile, you have two options – make your own card, or get some of these novelty pun-tastic cards that will surely stand out from your siblings. Need a little help? We picked 15+ of the best Mothers Day card ideas to get you inspired. All you have to do is pick your favourite one and simple order in time for Mother’s Day. If you’re still hunting for the best...

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Wedding trends for 2017

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Wedding trends for 2017

From flowers to invitations, to food and venues – a new year is always brimming with new ideas for all things wedding related! So what’s expected to trend in the year ahead? Read on for some inspiration on what to consider to make your big day even more memorable… 1. Colours trending in 2017 Metallics – Just as they were last year, they’re still trending for 2017. Brides to be are embracing all things rose gold, copper and pewter. These hues are extremely versatile and add a hint of pizzazz to a black-tie event. However, when opting for this...

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Mothers Day Dates in UK 2018 – 2025

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Mothers Day Dates in UK 2018 – 2025

When is Mother’s Day in UK? Who can keep up with the constantly changing date to celebrate our mums each year! Unfortunately unlike other special days of the year, like Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day doesn’t have a dedicated set date to celebrate each year and many countries also celebrate on different days. People around the UK take this day to appreciate the role of mothers in the society, not just mums but also grandmothers, step-mums and mother-in-laws. The usual celebrations of Mother’s Day involve taking...

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How to Avoid Getting Ripped off on Valentine’s Day

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How to Avoid Getting Ripped off on Valentine’s Day

For a florist, Valentine’s Day is most certainly the busiest and often the most profitable day of the year. To avoid spending more than you should, it’s important to follow a few tips and tricks when it comes to buying flowers for a loved one to ensure you get the best deal. A florist may try to persuade you to buy cheaper flowers The likes of coloured roses are always easier to get hold of than red roses. For a florist, they’re the most cost-effective option. If your florist is trying to persuade you to buy something other than what you came...

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13 Unique Places to Spend Valentines Day 2017 in London

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13 Unique Places to Spend Valentines Day 2017 in London

With the most loved-up day of the year just around the corner, it’s time to start planning! From champagne dinner cruises to Valentine’s Day adventures, to poetry reading classes and must-see flower festivals, there are a number of London-based activities to choose from… The London Eye Champagne Experience The Coca-Cola London Eye champagne experience is one way to make your Valentine’s date sparkle this season. Whilst admiring the picturesque panoramic views, sit back and enjoy a glass of Pommery Brut Royal champagne. Want to make the day...

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Valentine’s Day 2017 – 10+ Ways to Celebrate Love in all Forms

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Valentine’s Day 2017 – 10+ Ways to Celebrate Love in all Forms

Valentines Day 2017 is almost upon us! It’s at this time of the year, loved ones exchange cards and gifts in the shape of romantic experiences, chocolates and flowers. However, Valentine’s Day isn’t solely about romantic surprises, but also about celebrating love in all shapes and forms. 1. Celebrate friendship Just as your partner means a great deal to you romantically, your friends most likely also hold a special place in your heart. Show those around you how much appreciate them with a personalised gift, such as a photo...

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50+ Beautiful Quotes about Love

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50+ Beautiful Quotes about Love

Don’t leave romance just for Valentine’s Day. Show your significant other much he or she means to you by sending some fresh flowers and add one of these beautiful quotes about love! 50+ Beautiful Quotes about Love The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. That’s what I hope to give you forever. The Notebook The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.  Helen...

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How to celebrate Kindness Day

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How to celebrate Kindness Day

Simple tips on how to be kinder every day November 13th is almost upon us and with it comes World Kindness Day – a 24-hour celebration of kindness in place to help promote random acts of kindness. Being kind is something we should all strive to do. From stopping to have a conversation with a neighbour to admiring a colleague’s new hairstyle, there are a number of small, almost effortless ways to be kind to those around you. Even just a smile is sometimes all it takes to brighten another’s day. Buy a loved one a gift just because you can Why...

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Guide to traditional wedding anniversary gifts

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Guide to traditional wedding anniversary gifts

When it comes to a wedding anniversary, every year is important, from the very first to the sixtieth year. There are an abundance of traditional wedding anniversary gifts to choose from, including an array of creative and fresh ideas suited to all budgets. Read on to discover our top picks… Guide to traditional wedding anniversary gifts 1st Wedding Anniversary – Theme: Paper Budget: If you’re looking for thoughtful yet cost-effective traditional wedding anniversary gifts, simply pick up a pen and paper. There are a number of fancy stationary...

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Baby Shower Card Messages

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Baby Shower Card Messages

Are you attending a baby shower next weekend? Do you need a little help with the card message? Here are 50 ideas for baby shower card messages! If you’re also looking for a little gift, why not bring a baby shower gift basket or a planted gift for mum and cuddly teddy for the baby? There are plenty of ideas to choose from at SerenataFlowers.com. Baby shower card messages Here’s wishing you nothing buy joyous times with your new baby. Congratulations! Your home will soon be filled with toys and will never be quiet again. Your house...

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Seven Original Ideas for Celebrating Wedding Anniversaries

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Seven Original Ideas for Celebrating Wedding Anniversaries

Celebrating your wedding anniversaries doesn’t just show the world that love and marriage are one of a kind; it encourages the love within you. It incites you to remember how you first met and ignites the spark. If you’re looking for unique ways to celebrate any upcoming wedding anniversaries, you’ve certainly come to the right place… How to Celebrate Wedding Anniversaries #1 – Celebrating Wedding Anniversaries with love letter love letter We’re constantly receiving emails, texts and social media messages, sometimes on an hourly basis....

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Etiquette Guide for New Home Gifts

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Etiquette Guide for New Home Gifts

If you’ve recently moved into a new house, regardless of whether it’s your first home or your third home, a housewarming party is a must! You may wish to show off a stylishly decorated living room or landscaped garden, but whatever the reason, it’s important to consider housewarming etiquette. After all, you don’t want to make it look like you’re inviting people solely to receive housewarming gifts. With this in mind, housewarming invitations should refrain from mentioning presents at all. What to do if people ask you what gifts...

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Best Spring Flowers for your Kitchen or Home

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Best Spring Flowers for your Kitchen or Home

  Whether you wish to brighten up a dull room or bring a little of the outdoors inside, flowers are a cost-effective and colourful way to add vibrancy to your home – especially if it’s raining outside. Displaying a vase of fresh flowers on the counter top, the mantelpiece or the kitchen table is a brilliant way of creating a welcoming ambience. Daisies Inexpensive and unassuming, daisies are an ideal option for the kitchen come springtime. Clustered together, they look superior when displayed in a pretty vase. Choose from white, yellow,...

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25 Reasons to Celebrate Father’s Day

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25 Reasons to Celebrate Father’s Day

When we consider all that our Father’s do for us, be it providing us with a personal chauffeur, helping us with our homework or fixing our car, celebrating Father’s Day shows Dad just how much we appreciate him. Below we’ve listed a few reasons why we should be thankful for our fathers… Dads are our role models. Traditionally, for girls, our fathers are our role models. When searching for the perfect man, we generally look for similar qualities to those our dads possess. For boys, our fathers represent the guardian and advocate of the family....

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Wedding Card Messages for Newlyweds

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Wedding Card Messages for Newlyweds

If you’ve been staring at a blank wedding card for a while, you know how hard it is to come up with something original to say. Here are few ideas for wedding card messages for newlyweds – there are plenty to choose from! Wedding Cards Messages – The Etiquette Here are few things you should remember when creating your own personal message: you can either bring your card with you to the wedding, or send it in advance before the wedding day if you haven’t been invited, that doesn’t mean you can’t send a card....

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10 Father’s Day Hampers For Any Budget

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10 Father’s Day Hampers For Any Budget

With Father’s Day just around the corner, now is the time to start planning a great gift for one of the main men in your life! Held on the third of June, this date honours both fathers and father figures in the UK. It celebrates a paternal bond, a friendship and the influence of father’s in society. Asides from a date that is celebrated in the UK, Father’s Day is also celebrated widely in other parts of the world and was originally installed in the United States in the early 20th century to complement Mothering Sunday. Hampers are a...

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Funeral Flowers and Sympathy Flowers – What’s the Difference?

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Funeral Flowers and Sympathy Flowers – What’s the Difference?

Many people believe funeral flowers and sympathy flowers to have the same meaning when in fact they’re both somewhat different. Although flowers are the fundamental medium for showing sympathies to those who have lost a loved one, there is still a difference between sympathy flowers and funeral flowers. The difference between sympathy and funeral flowers If you wish to send flowers to the residence of the grieving, instead of directly to the funeral or church, it’s important to choose something appropriate. Sympathy flowers are commonly...

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5 Plants that will help your good night sleep

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5 Plants that will help your good night sleep

Asides from adding a splash of colour and a sweet fragrance to our homes, houseplants boast a number of additional, beneficial properties – including the ability to filter air and oxygenate any room in the household, all of which helps to promote a better night’s sleep. With this in mind, decking out your bedroom with the right plants is a great idea, especially as sleepless nights can take their toll on our productivity, energy, mood and overall quality of life. There are a number of species, shades and colours of plants to choose...

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7 Brilliant Birthday ideas for men who have everything

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7 Brilliant Birthday ideas for men who have everything

Buying gifts for the men in our lives is a tricky task to say the least – especially when the man in question has everything he could ever want. We’ve scoured the world for our favourite gift ideas, all of which are guaranteed to give you a little inspiration when it comes to birthday ideas for men. Read on to ensure you never buy a boring gift for your brother, boyfriend, husband or friend again – here are our top picks for birthday ideas for men: 1. Food hampers Whether you make your own or buy a designer hamper online, there is a...

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7 wedding trends you need to follow in 2016

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7 wedding trends you need to follow in 2016

Are you keeping up with the wedding trends? Getting married this year? Then you must check these 7 stunning trends that will be taking over for wedding in 2016! 1. Mismatched Bridesmaids Dresses Forget about the days when brides were hunting down the same style, colour and cut for their bridesmaids dresses. Great news for 2016 – and possibly the most practical wedding trend so far – are mismatched bridesmaids dresses! Bridesmaids dresses used to be a source of endless negotiations – trying to find a style that fits most body...

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Win Easter Hamper from Serenata Flowers

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Win Easter Hamper from Serenata Flowers

Time for another Competition! There’s never enough chocolate for Easter break, so we thought we would treat someone to one of our brand new Easter Hampers! Easter Competition Competition start: 13 March at 9pm Competition end: 23 March at 9pm Prize: Easter Hamper from SerenataFlowers.com worth £39.99 Rules: LIKE & COMMENT on our post on Facebook page – tell us which one of our hampers would you like to receive as Easter gift and why! One winner picked by random will be announced on our Facebook page after 9pm on 23rd March....

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7 Unusual and Creative Birthday ideas for her

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7 Unusual and Creative Birthday ideas for her

It’s no secret that the women in our lives love birthday celebrations – when else do they get to be the centre of attention? Whether you’re buying for your partner, a close friend, your sister or your mother, finding a number of great birthday ideas for her is a must! 7 unusual and creative birthday ideas for her 1.Plan an out of the ordinary experience Sometimes a present alone isn’t enough. Why not go the extra mile and plan an entire experience? Begin by writing down all the things your giftee loves, including everything from...

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Grow your own wedding flowers!

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Grow your own wedding flowers!

Wedding flowers, although an important part of your big day, can be a huge expense. Couples about to tie the knot in the UK can expect to spend anything from £1,500 to £2,000 on traditional bridal flowers. If you’re planning on going all out, a luxury display could set you back a massive £20-30,000. For young couples this is a significant sum and one that is most likely better spent elsewhere. With this in mind, a cost-effective and practical attitude to floristry is a must. First things first Whether you’re helping a friend or...

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Mother’s Day Gifts under £25

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Mother’s Day Gifts under £25

Do you want to organise a memorable Mother’s Day for your mum and your budget is in the way? Mother’s Day can be an expensive affair, especially if you leave it until the last minute when the gift prices are most likely to sky-rocket. Luckily, there is plenty to choose from if you’re looking for Mother’s Day Gifts under £25. Take a look at our picks from SerenataFlowers.com and order one of these for your mum for Mothering Sunday, 6 March 2016. 1. Planted Rose This beautiful and lasting gift comes in a stylish pot with...

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7 of the Weirdest Mother’s Day traditions around the world

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7 of the Weirdest Mother’s Day traditions around the world

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, now is the time to think of how you’re going to celebrate the big day this year. A beautiful bouquet will always be received with joy; however, there are many other ways to show your Mother just how much you care… More than 40 countries around the globe celebrate this special event, so it comes as little surprise that each and every nation has its own traditions – if you’re struggling for inspiration, you’re certain to find it here! 7 Weirdest Mother’s Day traditions around the world India Rather than...

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7 Mothers Day Gift Sets that wont break the bank

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7 Mothers Day Gift Sets that wont break the bank

Whether it’s your mum, your mother in law or other mother figure you have in your life, they deserve a real treat for Mother’s Day. Surprise them by upgrading your Mother’s Day card to a full gift set including a combinations of some of our bestselling flowers with wine, chocolates or cuddly teddy.  Whether she prefers roses, lilies, carnations or a mixed bouquet, there is something to choose from for any mum. Our Mother’s Day Gift Sets start from only £24.95 and you can get them delivered on Mother’s Day for a...

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Proposing on Valentine’s Day? Here are 7 original ways to do it

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Proposing on Valentine’s Day? Here are 7 original ways to do it

Proposing on Valentine’s Day is always a good idea. Whether you choose to go all out or keep it low key, there are a number of ways to pop the question…and not all of them have to cost the earth! Read on to discover a few of our favourite proposal ideas, that might provide a little inspiration if you’re on the verge of popping one of life’s biggest questions… 1. Old Memories Do you have a great story of how the two of you met? Returning to your favourite spot not only proves you remember the exact moment you crossed paths, it’s a...

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10 Best Mother’s Day Presents under £30

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10 Best Mother’s Day Presents under £30

Your mum always puts you and the rest of your family first. She prioritizes your needs over her own and rarely get’s a chance to treat herself. Even thought there is one day dedicated specially to all mums, it seems like it’s not enough. But it is a good start! If you’re looking for something to impress your mum, the good news is that most mums would appreciate even the smallest gestures of gratitude. Hand made card, home cooked meal or taking her out for a dinner with the whole family. Not all of use live close to our mums...

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7 Cheap Mother’s Day Flowers that will impress your Mum

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7 Cheap Mother’s Day Flowers that will impress your Mum

With Mother’s Day just two weeks away (Mother’s Day is on Sunday 6 March 2016), you might be wondering where to buy the best value Mother’s Day flowers that won’t cost you a fortune. The good news is, there is plenty too choose from when you’re looking for cheap Mother’s Day flowers and sending flowers is a lot more affordable these days. We are bringing you our top picks for Mother’s Day, all very budget friendly with guaranteed delivery on Sunday, 6 March 2016. If you’re wondering why should...

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When is Father’s Day in 2016 in UK?

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When is Father’s Day in 2016 in UK?

With Mother’s Day over and done, it’s finally time to celebrate the men in your life! Are you wondering when is Father’s Day in 2016? Father’s Day will be on Sunday, 19 June 2016. Father’s Day is about celebrating fatherhood, parental bonds and the position of Father’s in society. Most countries celebrate this day on third Sunday in June every year. While the celebration may vary from country to country, the message is the same – celebrate Fathers around the world. Father’s Day became more...

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for tight budget

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for tight budget

Did you know that men in the UK spend on average £26 on Valentine’s Day Gifts for their other half? Do you fall in this category or are you trying to stretch your budget even further and get something on a cheaper side? The good news is that there is plenty to choose from even though your budget is pretty limited. Here are few tips to keep in mind before you start shopping: 1. What does she like? Get your priorities right and find out what she likes. Is it chocolates? Flowers? Fancy lingerie? Jewelry? Or a combination of all of these?...

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11 weird valentines day traditions from around the world

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11 weird valentines day traditions from around the world

Valentine’s Day, a festival of love, is an event celebrated all over the world. Whilst some nationalities present their partners with bouquets of flowers and handmade chocolates, others walk through frozen fields bare foot! Read on to discover some of the world’s most weird and wonderful traditions…                                                                    ...

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What can you learn about Love from Disney characters?

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What can you learn about Love from Disney characters?

Did you know you can learn a lot about love also from Disney? Here are some of the classic lines that you might not remember, but they teach you a lot about love. Which one is your favourite? 1.The Lion King “Can you feel the love tonight? The peace the evening brings? The world, for once, in perfect harmony, with all its living things.” 2. Frozen “Some people are worth melting for.” 3.  The Little Mermaid “Far better than any dream girl is one of flesh and blood. One warm, and caring, and right before your...

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7 Valentine’s Day stories that will instantly cheer you up

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7 Valentine’s Day stories that will instantly cheer you up

As you probably know, a well planned event or surprise is likely to go wrong especially if you put a lot of effort into it. Especially so on Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re planning an intimate dinner at home, surprise gift delivery at unexpected place, or even a proposal – be always ready with a plan B. These stories are an example that not everything works out the way you wanted! Do they sound familiar? Do you have your own story to contribute? Leave a comment below. 1. Sign gone Wrong Things can go wrong even though you...

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5 Lovely Valentine’s Day Alternatives for Fresh Cut Flowers

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5 Lovely Valentine’s Day Alternatives for Fresh Cut Flowers

Fresh cut flowers are not only a great Valentine’s Day gift; they’re a vibrant and fragrant addition to the home. However, there is one down side – their life expectancy! This is when investing in an alternative that lasts a little longer is a must! Read on to discover our top picks for alternative floral gifts this Valentine’s Day… 1. Pink Phalaenopsis Orchid Described as a flutter of swallowtail butterflies flitting out of a magician’s hat, this picture-perfect creation is a great alternative to fresh cut flowers....

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What gifts you should absolutely avoid on Valentine’s Day

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What gifts you should absolutely avoid on Valentine’s Day

To save yourself a lot of unnecessary grief on Valentine’s Day, we’ve compiled a list of ‘what not to buy your loved one’ this year. Read on to learn more about the gifts that you absolutely, positively, should most definitely avoid… 15 Gifts to Avoid on Valentine’s Day 1.Gym membership – You may think you’ve hit the nail on the head with this gift, especially if the gym you’ve chosen is a state-of-the-art, modern-day workout studio, when in fact your other half will most likely think you’re implying she needs to get in shape! Women...

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15 best free Valentine’s ideas for him

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15 best free Valentine’s ideas for him

Valentine’s Day should never be about how much you spend on a loved one, but instead, about how much thought goes into your gift idea. So what can you get for your other half that reflects just this? Here’s a few ideas… 1. A handmade card Do you have any silly pictures of your loved one and yourself lying around the house? Why not make a personalised card using an old photo. Or just draw something cute from scratch. Asides from showing him you’re willing to take the time to make something from scratch, this idea is a great way to spark up old...

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How to choose the right flowers for Valentine’s Day

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How to choose the right flowers for Valentine’s Day

As well as chocolates and candlelit dinners, flowers are the face of Valentine’s Day. From a single rose to an extravagant floral arrangement, there are plenty of styles, colours and designs to choose from. But how do you go about making the right choice? Roses aren’t just red… Many may think of roses as a cliché option for Valentine’s Day, however, you may be surprised to learn that there are over 100 species to choose from. When buying them as a Valentine’s Day gift, the most popular colours are red, pink and white. Each shade has its very...

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How to stand out from crowd on Valentine’s Day

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How to stand out from crowd on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start looking for the perfect gift for your loved one! It’s common knowledge that women compare gifts with their friends, family and colleagues. Sometimes, Valentine’s Day becomes a friendly competition to see who gets the best bouquet delivered to the office! So why not come up with a new way to surprise your significant other…and all of her associates! Alternative gifts From rose red typewriters (perfect for writing secret love notes to one and other) to wearable flowers...

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide by SerenataFlowers.com

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide by SerenataFlowers.com

Are you spending Valentine’s Day with a loved one, a sister, a brother or a friend? If you’re looking for inspiration, you’ve certainly come to the right place, as we have an array of romantic and non-romantic gift ideas for you to choose from. From gifts for him, to gifts for her, to presents for the entire family – read on to find out how to wow your Valentine this Year, regardless of whether you’re on a budget or not. So here it is, our ultimate Valentine’s Day Guide that covers your nearest and dearest....

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Which Famous Person is Sharing Birthday with you in January?

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Which Famous Person is Sharing Birthday with you in January?

Depending on what day your birthday falls on, if you were born in January, your zodiac sign is either Capricorn or Aquarius. Capricorns are tenth in the Zodiac sequence, making them practical in nature and ruled by the element of earth. Your sole goal in life is to be admired by those around you and your personality is one of resilience, patience and ambition. If your birthday falls at the end of January, your star sign is Aquarius and your element is air. Most Aquarians are original and boast a unique style, which often makes them...

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10 Most Practical Gifts for a New Mum

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10 Most Practical Gifts for a New Mum

Becoming a parent for the first time is a rewarding, yet daunting experience. Thankfully, there are a number of helpful gifts available on the market today, all of which are guaranteed to help you in motherhood. Here are some of the best gift for a new mum we can find, all of which can be put to instant use! 10 Practical Gifts for a New Mum 1.Teething toys New mums will do anything they can to make their baby’s teething pain go away. There are a number of teethers available today, including some extremely eco-friendly versions. Such...

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15 Original Messages for New Baby Cards

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15 Original Messages for New Baby Cards

Congratulate the new parents on their wonderful new arrival with one of these original card messages for your New Baby Cards! Forget about saying just “congratulations” and add something a bit more original. If you want to add flowers, hamper gifts or new baby plants, you can find all of these and much more at SerenataFlowers.com. 15 Original Messages for New Baby Cards I hope you have a happy and healthy journey ahead of your family. Congratulations! The coolest part about being parents is catching a glimpse of yourself in your...

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How to Send Christmas Plants by Post Safely

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How to Send Christmas Plants by Post Safely

Christmas is the perfect excuse to buy an abundance of gifts for your loved ones. One popular way to spread the festive cheer is to purchase a variety of Christmas plants. From bouquets to garden goods and festive wreaths, there are a variety of options to choose from and all will add a splash of colour to your friends’ and families’ homes this Christmas. The best ways to package and send plants by post One way to ensure Christmas plants arrive in tiptop condition is to buy them online from a florist, gifts company or online retailer...

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New Home Messages to celebrate the New Beginning

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New Home Messages to celebrate the New Beginning

New home means an exciting new beginning, new neighborhood, new friends and new surroundings to explore. If you’re congratulating someone on their new home, whether they just bought one or moved into a rented home, sending a sweet Congratulations card is in order – here are some New Home messages you can include! If you’re planning to send a bit more than just a card, don’t forget to check our wide range of plants with free next-day delivery and small hamper gifts that anyone who just moved in will certainly...

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10 Best Ingredients for Christmas Food Hamper

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10 Best Ingredients for Christmas Food Hamper

A homemade hamper is not only an extremely generous gift; it’s a thoughtful one too. There are a number of gifts you can pop inside a hamper, meaning this is a present that is easily tailored to all. Whether you’re gifting a client, a loved one, a friend or a family member, the Christmas hamper has certainly made a comeback and is being labelled as one of the most quintessential gifts this year. Wish them a Happy Christmas not just with a greeting card, but a beautiful gourmet hamper from SerenataFlowers.com. 1. Sweet treats Who doesn’t love...

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Xmas Hamper Ideas for Friends

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Xmas Hamper Ideas for Friends

Buying gifts for friends is not easy. You want to get them something thoughtful while not blowing your budget. You know they have everything they need, and lets be honest a GPD navigation is hardly a thoughtful gift, no matter how practical it may be! Don’t get them something that will be just collecting dust on the shelves either! The statute that you loved that much in the shop looks amazing right there, but your friend might not be equally impressed if it has to find a place on his or her shelves. Getting clothes is tricky because...

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How to Save Time on Christmas Gift Shopping

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How to Save Time on Christmas Gift Shopping

Christmas time is one of the most exciting, yet also, one of the busiest periods of the year. From last minute deadlines to a calendar bursting at the seams with social events, finding the time to buy your loved one’s Christmas gifts can be somewhat of a chore! Thankfully there are a number of top tips available when it comes to saving time on Christmas gift shopping. 1.Be a savvy shopper Instead of leaving the Christmas shop until the very last minute – and by that we mean Christmas Eve – be a savvy shopper and buy your gifts in advance....

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10 funniest Christmas Cards

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10 funniest Christmas Cards

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We’re sure you can do better than that – here are some original Christmas cards that – in addition to spreading the Christmas cheer- bring a bright smile to your recipient. Add a small gift or hand-tied Christmas flowers and they’ll be forever grateful. 1. Let it Snow 2. Facts of Christmas 3. For someone who enjoys holiday 4. Ninja Gingerbread 5. Religious 6. From your beloved pet 7. Christmas Spirit all around 8. Breaking Bad 9. Christmas Time 10. Come to the Merry Side Few facts...

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What’s inside the World’s Most Expensive Christmas Hamper?

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What’s inside the World’s Most Expensive Christmas Hamper?

With Christmas almost upon us, great gift ideas are in plentiful supply! If you’re searching for inspiration, the world’s most expensive Christmas hamper is guaranteed to suffice… With an astounding price tag of £85,000, this indulgent hamper is overflowing with an array of delights including one of the world’s rarest caviars – Almas caviar. These miniscule yellow albino eggs are sourced from one of only 6000 Sturgeon and come with a price tag of £6,250. If you’re a foodie, these coveted Christmas goods will open your eyes to a variety of...

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10 Alternative Advent Calendars for your Family

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10 Alternative Advent Calendars for your Family

Are advent calendars popular in your family? We bet they are, especially if they contain chocolates! If you want to try something a bit more original this year, here are 10 great suggestions that you can make yourself and choose the small gifts that are more suitable for your kids. Instead of chocolates, you can add small books, puzzles, daily challenge or something that will ignite your kids creative spirit! They will look forward to opening the next one even more when they don’t know what adventure or hidden treasure is in the next...

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How to make your own Christmas Food Hamper

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How to make your own Christmas Food Hamper

With Christmas just around the corner, now is a good time to consider a variety of gift options for friends, family and loved ones. If you’re looking to create something personal, why not make your own Christmas food hamper? Whether the recipient has a sweet tooth, a savoury palette or a mixture of the two, you can create a hamper perfectly tailored to their tastebuds. Top tips and festive ideas to making Christmas Food Hampers An indulgent homemade hamper under the Christmas tree is not only a delight for those you’re giving it to, it’s a...

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What’s in a Christmas hamper around the world?

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What’s in a Christmas hamper around the world?

As Christmas is celebrated by just about everyone across the world and Brits are known for their love of a good ol’ Christmas hamper, isn’t it time we got to grips with what these hampers would look like around the globe? While we Brits love a few mince pies and mulled wine in our Christmas hampers, other countries prefer a few different treats… The Sachertorte in Austria A beautiful chocolate cake, originally invented by Austrian Franz Sacher back in 1832, this is one of the most famous specialities in the country around Christmas time and...

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15 Brilliant Happy Birthday Cards

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15 Brilliant Happy Birthday Cards

The big Birthday is around the corner and you still didn’t get the right card? This year, instead of your usual sentimental Happy Birthday cards, opt for something more original. Something that will surprise and make her or him smile. Add birthday flowers or a small box of chocolates if you really want to make a good impression. Here are our top 15 picks from Etsy.com, which one is your favourite? 1.My Mane Squeeze from Etsy by SunnyDoveStudio 2. I Would Climb Moderately Sized Mountain for You from Etsy by PostLoveDesigns 3. Light up...

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10 myths about Christmas gifts

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10 myths about Christmas gifts

While we all wait anxiously for the 25th of December so we can unwrap all of our gifts and find the delights we’ve always wanted; a few of us will find a few unwanted gifts under the tree. We all have that one relative that gets you the same gift every year because you love it SO much that you couldn’t possibly go without it for another year! Don’t get your beloved family and friends something they don’t want this year, instead, why not choose a gift you know they will love and cherish for years to come? From those dreaded knitted jumpers to...

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10 house plants to destress your home

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10 house plants to destress your home

Winter is here and Christmas is fast approaching which means one thing; we’re all stressed. Higher electricity bills coupled with the amount of presents we need to purchase for our families can leave us feeling a little deflated and worried. But rather than investing in spa days to relax yourself and damage your bank account even more, why not simply get a plant that’s known for its calming properties? Here are the top 10 plants that are sure to de-stress your home and provide you with a sanctuary of peace and tranquillity. 1. Aloe Vera The...

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13 ways to Say I Love You

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13 ways to Say I Love You

We’ve all been in that awkward situation when you know you love someone but just don’t quite know how to express it. And it all gets a lot more complicated when Christmas is around the corner! If you’re currently wracking your brain, trying to find the perfect way to say those three important words: I love you, you’ll be pleased to know that we have a list of the top 13 ways to tell your partner just how much you love them. The iPhone style love message As we’re the age of technology, it’s likely your partner spends more time on their iPhone...

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New Christmas Flowers

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New Christmas Flowers

As Christmas time comes closer and closer, we thought it would be a good time to introduce you to the newest members of our Christmas Flowers collection. All of these vibrant Christmas flowers are available with our free standard next-day delivery and you can start ordering them from mid November. Dressed in your favourite colours of the season – white, red, green and gold with silver, these showstoppers are certainly something to impress your family and friends. Add a festive cheer to your Christmas table or send to family or friends...

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Baby Hampers & Baby Gifts Trends for 2015

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Baby Hampers & Baby Gifts Trends for 2015

With a number of famous babies having been born this year already, including Jessica Biel’s bundle of joy Silas and Shakira’s Sasha, isn’t it time we all found out what the 2015 baby gift trends have been? Whether you have a friend or family member that’s just announced they have a new little one on the way, you need to get thinking about the gift you will be giving them. When purchasing a baby gift it’s important that you know we’re in 2015 and not the 90’s, so be careful with what you choose. To help you find the perfect present for your...

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Weird birthday traditions from around the world

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Weird birthday traditions from around the world

There’s no doubt that a birthday hamper is a fool proof gift for just about everyone, however, while the Western idea of celebrating a birthday is with a cake and a few candles, this idea hasn’t quite caught on in other parts of the world. In fact, other cultures have many long-standing traditions that simply don’t involve a sugar rush. So, we’re going to take a trip around the world and find the weirdest birthday traditions that you just won’t believe. 1. A flour-covered Caribbean In many regions of the Caribbean, most commonly Jamaica, an...

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10 Best Gifts for a New Home

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10 Best Gifts for a New Home

Best part about moving to a new house is the moment you take all your friends and family to see it. The excitement of new beginning is something that you want to share with your dear ones. If you are going to see someone’s new home, or attending a house warming party, it is polite to bring a small gift to mark the new beginning for your friends. You could send a card in advance, but it is better to come in person and bring something small with you. Here are 10 great options for you: 1. Framed Map Great way to remember your first home!...

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Best Christmas gifts for long-distance family members revealed

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Best Christmas gifts for long-distance family members revealed

If you won’t be seeing your loved ones this Christmas, it’s time that you began thinking about how you can bridge the distance with the perfect gift this season. Simple, yet personal gifts are the most meaningful and are sure to get your family thinking about you this Christmas time. From Christmas hampers to photo albums – we’ve come up with the ultimate list of gifts you can send your long-distance family members, without it costing you a fortune. 1. Send a Christmas hamper! You can’t go wrong with a Christmas hamper, and if you begin...

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Happy Birthday Flowers on a budget

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Happy Birthday Flowers on a budget

Nothing says happy birthday better than a bouquet of brightly coloured blooms! Even better, of course, if you can get it within your budget. Luckily, at SerenataFlowers.com, you can get the freshest of blooms for a great value, without compromising the quality. Plus free delivery as a bonus! Here is a selection of some of our most popular bouquets, all under £20 and free next-day delivery as a standard: 1. Colourburst Send someone all the colours of the rainbow in this bright and cheerful bouquet. £19.99 with free delivery* 2.  Twilight Happy...

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Grandparents Day Competition

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Grandparents Day Competition

“Grandparents are a delightful blend of laughter, caring deeds, wonderful stories and love.” Join us in celebrations of Grandparents Day this year on 4th October and enter our brand new competition! For the first time, you can enter using blog, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram or Google+ (see below to enter – entry options will be unlocked on 27 September) Terms & Conditions: Competition is open from 27th September until 2nd October 2015. Multiple entry options per participant. Prize is available for delivery to UK...

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5 Trends for Autumn Wedding

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5 Trends for Autumn Wedding

Are you getting married in autumn? Congratulations! Do you know what are the trends are for this season? Here is a selection of our favourite ones – have you incorporated any of these into your wedding? Are you using an unusual wedding venue or novel way to display your flowers? Leave a comment below! 1.Gold & Burgundy Autumn wedding goes hand in hand with warm colours, gold & burgundy work especially well for both indoor and outdoor wedding. 2. Laid back and casual setting Think Coachella festival, big tent in the middle of a...

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Grandparents Day 2015 Gift Ideas

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Grandparents Day 2015 Gift Ideas

Do you know when is Grandparents Day in 2015? If falls on Sunday, 4th October 2015! Grandparents Day has been celebrated in the USA since 1978 and officially recognised by other countries on various dates. It is a celebration and recognition of what older generation has done for us, and what contributions seniors made throughout the history. There are different ways how each country celebrates this day and most of them celebrate it on different day too, for example in Australia they celebrated the first Grandparents Day in November 2010....

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10 Brilliant New Baby Cards

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10 Brilliant New Baby Cards

Congratulate new parents on their arrival in style! Forget about overload of pink and blue and choose something more unique to mark the occasion! Here are some of our favourite new baby cards – and don’t forget to add some flowers for a new mum! 1. Tiny Human 2. Congratulations 3. Classic Tales of Parenting 4. Brace Yourself! 5. Congrats on … 6. Love, Joy …. 7. Good Job! 8. Goodbye Sleep 9. Holy Shiitake! 10. Cheers! Featured image: Etsy.com Few tips on choosing a card and gift for a new mum and baby: consider the...

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How to choose the right flowers for your wedding

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How to choose the right flowers for your wedding

Your wedding day is definitely one of the most important days of your life but making everything perfect is a daunting task that takes months of preparation. Finding the correct venue, selecting the perfect wedding dress and picking the most beautiful invitations are just some of the things you have to contend with … but what about the flowers? To help you choose the perfect flowers for your magical day, here are five simple steps to choosing your wedding blooms. Step 1: Know your own mind The first thing you need to remember is that this is...

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Must know basics about watering house plants

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Must know basics about watering house plants

If you’re a fan of having a houseplant in your home, you’ve no doubt lost a plant or two over the years. Insufficient and excessive watering are among the most common reasons why a plant may die so it’s important you learn how to strike the right balance. If it wasn’t for the water we provide our stunning plants with, nutrients wouldn’t be able to travel from the soil to plant cells. However, too much water in the soil will force the air from the root and ultimately reduce the plant’s oxygen levels. While there is no simple rule to follow...

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How to celebrate Grandparents Day this year

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How to celebrate Grandparents Day this year

With Grandparents Day on the 4th of October fast approaching, it’s time to figure out how you’re going to be celebrating it this year. With 2015 being the year of Julie Walters, Stevie Wonder and Dr Phil turning 65 years young and becoming grandparents, it’s the year to celebrate the day in style. History of Grandparents Day Marian McQuade has been nationally recognised as the founder of National Grandparents Day, after making it her goal in 1973 to educate the youth in her West Virginia community about the importance of grandparents in their...

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Wedding Anniversary Gifts by Year

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Wedding Anniversary Gifts by Year

Wedding anniversary is a wonderful occasion to celebrate the love for each other. Whether it’s your first or fifteenth anniversary, make sure you get the right gift for the occasion. Although you can never go wrong with flowers, you better half might also appreciate some old-fashioned or modern gifts, here is the complete list!   Where does wedding anniversary celebration originate from? The origins of wedding anniversaries go back as far as the Holy Roman Empire. Husbands used to crown wives with a silver wreath to celebrate their...

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15 Unconventional Wedding Bouquets

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15 Unconventional Wedding Bouquets

Bored of traditional wedding arrangements? One-look bridal bouquets? Get inspired and take a look at brides who took a brave twist on traditional wedding flowers! Which look is your favourite and why? 1. Pineapple bouquet Perfect for a beach wedding – unusual take on traditional bridal and bridesmaids bouquet, they will definitely get your guests talking! 2. Paper Flowers – Go Bold! Lasting memory from your wedding and a great prop for your wedding photography! Double scores! 3. Sweet Candy Talking about unusual – have you...

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Forgotten a birthday? A birthday hamper could save the day!

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Forgotten a birthday? A birthday hamper could save the day!

We’re all guilty of having a hectic lifestyle. With full time jobs, kids that take up every minute of every day and of course the washing and the cleaning to do, it’s no wonder that occasionally we let things slip through the cracks. Things like friends’ birthdays. It’s not something we’re proud of but it happens. Instead of feeling guilty about it, you need to ensure you have a plan in place to make up for those times when you forget a birthday or only remember at the last minute. And what should that back-up plan be? Hampers of course!...

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Can’t make it to the birthday party? Send a Birthday Hamper

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Can’t make it to the birthday party? Send a Birthday Hamper

If your friend or work colleague is having a birthday party but you just can’t make it or simply don’t want to go then you need to find a way to make it up to them. The best thing you can do is send them an amazing hamper; one that really says that you love and care for them and that you’re sorry for not being able to make the party in person. Why a birthday hamper will save the day Hampers are great for showing people that you care, whether you decide to make it yourself or purchase it online, you have the opportunity to choose exactly what...

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Gift for a new mum? Avoid these common mistakes!

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Gift for a new mum? Avoid these common mistakes!

Bringing a new baby home from the hospital is an incredibly exciting time for any new mum, but it’s also pretty exhausting. They’ve just given birth to wonderful new human being. A little bundle of joy they love and cherish. But they’re also completely shattered. Not to mention fairly uncomfortable. Despite this, most new mums still accept visitors – even if most friends and family members are there to coo over the baby rather than fuss over the worn-out mum! Most visitors mean well and many even bring gifts but unfortunately not all of them...

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Birthday hampers: Buy online or make your own?

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Birthday hampers: Buy online or make your own?

If your friend’s birthday is fast approaching and you still just don’t know what to get them, it’s time to stop panicking. Instead of buying one big gift why not combine all of their favourite things in a sweet and sentimental hamper? If you’ve never given a hamper as a gift before then don’t worry – it’s a lot easier than you might think. The only big question you’ll have to ask yourself is whether to do it yourself or buy your hamper online? There are benefits to both and we’ve summarised them below to help you make your decision. Option 1:...

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10 tips for a birthday party on a budget

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10 tips for a birthday party on a budget

Does your jaw drop when you see how much some families spend on parties? You’re not alone. Although some people spend an absolute fortune on cake, balloons, party favours and entertainment, there are those who know that such action is not always required. There are ways to throw a birthday party on a budget – no matter how tight – and here are our top ten. 1. Choose the location carefully Don’t spend a fortune on the location of the birthday party. Instead, host it at your own house or if the weather is nice then head outside to a local park....

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10 original ways to celebrate a wedding anniversary

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10 original ways to celebrate a wedding anniversary

Time flies when you’re having fun … and when you’re with the one you love! As the years go by, you often find that your anniversaries have a habit of sneaking up on you, resulting in you and your loved one going out to dinner…again. Whether it’s your 1st or your 15th wedding anniversary, it’s important to celebrate it in style. That means doing something a little different but not necessarily spending a fortune. Here are 10 original ways you can celebrate your wedding anniversary on a budget. No thanks necessary. 1. Recreate your...

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7 wedding traditions you’ve never heard of

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7 wedding traditions you’ve never heard of

While throwing the bouquet and cutting the three tiered cake may seem like a wedding staple to most of us Westerners, other cultures have drastically different ways to go about celebrating their big day. Despite most Western cultures requiring a big diamond ring to seal the deal of marriage, other cultures celebrate their weddings a little differently. Here are seven of the strangest wedding traditions you’ve probably never heard of… 1. Beating the grooms feet in Korea After the main wedding ceremony in Korea, the friends of the groom...

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When is Father’s Day in 2015?

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When is Father’s Day in 2015?

With Mother’s Day over, Father’s are often left behind and they big day often forgotten! Make sure you remember this year and surprise your dad with a nice home cooked meal, or just give him a nice Father’s Day card. Dads deserve as much attention as mums, at least for the one special day in the year! There are many ways to make your dad feel special on Fathers Day, take a look at our post with 10 ideas how to make Father’s Day special this year! If you’re giving him a card, make sure you include nice personal...

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How to throw a great baby shower

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How to throw a great baby shower

When it comes to life’s biggest events, you can’t get much bigger than the birth of a baby. And that means the baby shower you’re planning should be just as meaningful. Luckily for you, throwing a great baby shower doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune – all you need is a little creativity and a few personal touches. With 2014 being the year of celebrity baby showers, it’s time for us to up the ante in 2015! Kim Kardashian celebrated her pregnancy with baby North with a breakfast at Tiffany’s theme and Gwen Stefani complemented her...

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10 Best Fathers Day Cards

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10 Best Fathers Day Cards

Are you looking for an original way to wish Happy Father’s Day? Why not with an original card! Here is the best selection from Etsy.com! 10 Best Father’s Day Cards 1. “Dad, I’m your biggest fan.” Father’s Day card from Etsy. 2. “As far as Fathers go I could’ve done a lot worse!” Father’s Day card from Etsy. 3. “Fatherhood Takes Balls” Father’s Day card from Etsy. 4. “I love you so much I will let you pick your own nursing home. Just stay within the...

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10 Ideas How to make Father’s Day Special

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10 Ideas How to make Father’s Day Special

If you didn’t already know, Father’s Day is almost here! On 21st June, you’re expected to spoil your old man so now is the time to get planning. Most fathers are as easy to please as they are to love but this year why not make things even more special by upping your present ideas from the standard card and pair of socks to something even greater. We have ten great ideas to get you started… 1. Big breakfast bonanza Come on, what dad doesn’t just love a good old fashioned English breakfast? Treat him to his favourite sausage and bacon in...

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All you need to know about Father’s Day

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All you need to know about Father’s Day

Father’s Day. It’s the one day of the year when dads get recognised for all their hard-work and are told how much they mean to their little girls and lads. This year, Father’s Day falls on 21st June but while we all know that a card and present are mandatory parts of the day we don’t all know the origins or histories of this annual celebration. The history of Father’s Day While modern Father’s Day celebrations are thought to be only 100 years old but the concept of celebrating the day is claimed to go all the way back to Ancient Babylonia. It...

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Birthday Gift Guide: 10 Best Birthday Hampers

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Birthday Gift Guide: 10 Best Birthday Hampers

Are you planning a special birthday surprise? Or just need a birthday gift for a colleague? Navigating through the jungle of online gifts can be frustrating and tiring. Too many options to choose from, and you never know if your gift will be appropriate for the recipient? If you’re like most people and leave your birthday gift shopping till the last minute, you’ll be happy to know that here at Serenata we can arrange a free next day delivery on all of our gifts. We’ve picked the ten most popular birthday hampers as selected...

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Sympathy Flowers – How & When to send

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Sympathy Flowers – How & When to send

When someone passes away, whether it is a friend or family member, many of us choose to send sympathy flowers either before or after the devastating event to show our condolences. But, it must be admitted, choosing the type of sympathy flowers to send can be tricky business. It’s worth remembering that the whole meaning behind sending sympathy flowers is to celebrate life. Therefore, whether the bouquet of flowers is formal or informal, there should always be a handwritten note along with it. This provides comfort to those who require it and...

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Birthday Gift Guide: 10 Birthday Flowers under £20

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Birthday Gift Guide: 10 Birthday Flowers under £20

A special Birthday coming up? If you’re stuck with ideas how to make your loved one feel special on the day without breaking your budget, here’s one that always works – send them flowers under £20! Easy to say, but how do you choose something that looks lovely and doesn’t break the bank? As we all know, fresh flowers can be a pricey affair! We have compiled a list of our most popular Birthday Flowers under £20 with FREE next day delivery! Whether it’s a delivery to the office, home or flowers sent from abroad,...

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Wedding Card Messages

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Wedding Card Messages

Writing a wedding card for a friend? There are plenty of beautiful quotes you can use, here are just some of our favourite ones! Don’t forget to include a congratulations bouquet too! Marriage is an adventure. It’s up to you guys how much fun you will have. Don’t forget to keep the adventure fun. Let the Lord be the super glue of your marriage. A table with three legs stands better than one with two. A cord with three strands is much stronger than a chord of two. As long as God is part of your marriage, you will have extra...

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New Born Baby Wishes

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New Born Baby Wishes

Congratulate new parents on their new arrival! You are so blessed to bring a new baby into the world and I cannot wait to see the sweet blessing. Warm wishes to the new born baby and the lucky parents too. I just got news of an angel going to make its presence felt in your life! Get ready for laughter, big noise and lots of hugs! Just to say “Hi” to the new member of the family! He (she) couldn’t have happened to a nicer parents! Congratulations to proud new parents! May these tiny feet will tiptoe with love into your hearts...

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New Baby Gifts – How to impress new mum

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New Baby Gifts – How to impress new mum

How to impress a new mum Knowing what to buy a new mother who has just given birth can always be a little tricky. The poor woman has just had to go through labour and is probably pretty exhausted. She is no doubt up to her eye balls in nappies and baby sick and that means a little gift could go down a treat. If you’re looking for something original and a little different, that will both spoil new mum and prove to be beneficial, here is the ultimate list: 9 Best New Baby Gifts 1. Gift Vouchers It’s true, so many people think gift vouchers are...

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10 trendy wedding bouquets for 2015

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10 trendy wedding bouquets for 2015

Getting married this year? Congratulations!!! Planning your dream wedding and not even engaged yet? Never mind! Here are 10 stunning wedding bouquets that will make you want to start searching for Mr Right straight away! Get inspired for your own wedding or PIN for later, in case you’re not engaged yet! 1. Pastel Shades 2. Something Blue 3. Romantic Countryside 4. All Whites 5. English Garden Rose 6. The Summer Garden 7. Beige Beauty 8. Ombre Shades 9. Fairytale Hand-tied 10. Cymbidium Beauty featured image: www.brides.com More on...

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Wedding Card Messages from Parents

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Wedding Card Messages from Parents

Daughter or son getting married? Congratulations! Here’s what you can write on the card: “Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness.” “Your wedding day will come and go, but may your love forever grow.” May your life together be as sweet as your love. I’m so happy to be a witness to your wedding. Seeing the two of you together is a gift for me. The biggest gift I can give you in return is this wish: May your lives be long and your love be everlasting. I wish for you great happiness together! I know that your...

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9 floral wedding trends 2015

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9 floral wedding trends 2015

Planning a wedding of your dreams and want to stay on trend? Flowers are a key part to any big day, so it’s essential you get it right and achieve the look you want. 2015 has seen some of the most beautiful floral trends; from centrepieces to bouquets and hair accessories, so you really have chosen the best year to say your vows! With the likes of Jennifer Anniston and Justin Theroux along with Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter about to tie the knot this year, there’s no reason your wedding can’t outshine theirs. 9 floral wedding trends...

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Cute New Baby Gift Baskets – Pink Edition

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Cute New Baby Gift Baskets – Pink Edition

Celebrate the birth of a baby girl in style, send a unique gift that will please both the little bundle of joy and a new mum! Baby Gift Baskets from Serenata Choose from a variety of wonderful gift baskets, featuring cuddly toys (yes, even Jemima the puddle duck!), cute baby sock cupcakes, planted roses for mum, bottle of champagne for the whole family to enjoy and of course no gift would be complete without some chocolate treats! Send one of our baby gift baskets with free next-day delivery either straight to the hospital (please check if...

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6 tips for saving money on Mother’s Day flowers

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6 tips for saving money on Mother’s Day flowers

After spending a fortune on Valentine’s Day and birthdays, it’s really not long before Mother’s Day comes along. We’ve all felt like our money doesn’t go far enough – especially after Christmas and New Year – and having so many expensive periods at the start of the year can leave our bank accounts screaming for mercy. Mother’s Day is a holiday we just can’t ignore. It’s the day when we celebrate the women who brought us into the world so woe betides anyone who doesn’t show their appreciation! Spending less on it doesn’t mean that you love...

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International Women’s Day

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International Women’s Day

Celebrate International Women’s Day If you’re looking for an excuse to celebrate the wonderful women in your life then the 08 March is your perfect opportunity. This is the date known as International Women’s Day (IWD) and is celebrated around the globe to respect, appreciate and love all women. 08 March is a day where we can all forget gender roles from the Middle Ages and celebrate the fact that women are now just as equal as men. It’s an important celebration for many but it has actually been in action since the early 1900s: a time of...

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When is Mother’s Day in Sweden?

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When is Mother’s Day in Sweden?

Swedish Mother’s Day is celebrated on the last Sunday of May.  In Sweden,  Mother’s Day celebrations are relatively new, starting from 1919 when a brochure with recommendations for celebrations was published. These included serving your mum breakfast in bed, giving her a day of from domestic chores or singing her a song and making her feel appreciated. Mother’s Day didn’t take off properly until the 1930’s when the celebrations were encouraged in schools and churches. When is Mother’s Day in Sweden?...

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