Christmas

All about Christmas celebrations, traditions, gifts and your favourite food.

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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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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Christmas Food Hampers – How to Make your Own

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Christmas Food Hampers – How to Make your Own

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. Christmas Food Hampers – How to Make your Own 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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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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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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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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4 tips for Christmas Flower Arrangements

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4 tips for Christmas Flower Arrangements

Whether you’re already experienced in the art of flower arranging or you’ve never before attempted to customise a bouquet, the strong themes and imagery surrounding Christmas make it the perfect time of year to have a go. It’s easy to incorporate some festive cheer into your flora, so get creative and use these ideas to get you started: 1. White and red display Nothing says Christmas like the classic combo of white and red. Channel the sweet stripes of a stick of candy cane or the velvety suit of Father Christmas. Roses are a good choice, as...

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7 tips for Christmas table flower arrangements

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7 tips for Christmas table flower arrangements

Christmas is a time of good will, joy and cheer and it’s often the one time of year we choose to spend as much time with family and friends as possible. This often leads to an abundance of festively themed dinner parties. For your next dinner party, why not take inspiration from these stunning table settings and cheerful centerpiece ideas. 1. Festive centrepieces From bouquets of Christmas themed flowers, including a vase brimming with red amaryllis to festive centrepieces comprising of red petal wreaths, there are an abundance of Christmas...

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Spending Christmas apart? Plan a surprise she’ll never forget

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Spending Christmas apart? Plan a surprise she’ll never forget

Christmas is a time to be with the ones you love. Stealing kisses under the mistletoe, getting cosy under the glow of the fairy lights and wrapping up surprise presents to put underneath a beautifully decorated tree. However, if you can’t be with your special someone this year, you can still make it a Christmas she’ll never forget. 1. A daily reminder If you’re going to be apart from the woman you love this Christmas it’s still easy to remind her just how much she means to you on a daily basis. For each day that...

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Advent Wreaths: History and Meaning

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Advent Wreaths: History and Meaning

Advent wreaths are common in our houses at Christmas. They are made from various types of evergreens with four candles equally spaced around the outside with a fifth in the middle; they form a traditional part of our festive decorations. However, whilst we acknowledge their importance during the festive period, many of us are ignorant to their history and meaning. History There are many different opinions regarding the origins of the Advent wreath. Some believe that the Lutherans of east Germany in the 19th century were the first to use one...

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Traditional Christmas plants around the world

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Traditional Christmas plants around the world

Holly, ivy, mistletoe and other festive foliage was originally used during the pre-Christian times in order to ward off evil spirits, celebrate new growth and help rejoice the Winter Solstice Festival. These plants have been associated with the Christmas period ever since and are still used to decorate our homes today. Holly Ornamental holly berries are used in both wreaths and table centrepieces every Christmas. These particular berries are produced by 400 species of holly, which grow in the wild all around the world. Holly trees and shrubs...

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5 Christmas traditions you’ve never heard of

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5 Christmas traditions you’ve never heard of

Christmas is a time of festive cheer, joy and happiness. It originally came to our attention due to the birth of Jesus Christ. Whilst there will be many Christmas traditions that you are aware of and celebrate – there are many around the world which you will not have heard of. Some are ancient, some contemporary, whilst others are quite frankly a little bizarre. 1. Father Krampus In Germany, children who misbehave are not merely threatened with a lump of coal in their stockings, but with stories of a demonic creature called Krampus – who’s...

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Festive floral fun

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Festive floral fun

Christmas is a fun time of year and even more so if you have little ones in the house. All of a sudden, decorating the house with festive fancies becomes a fun-filled activity for you and your excited little elves to enjoy. We all know the flowers and plants associated with Christmas: holly with lovely red berries, acorns and poinsettias. With these flowers and a basket with some scissors: you have the making of an afternoon of fun. Here are some fun, festive, floral ideas… 1. Make your own Christmas basket Get a wicker basket (any size...

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Christmas Cactus or Poinsettia?

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Christmas Cactus or Poinsettia?

There really is a plant or flower for every season – two of the most popular plants during the Christmas period are the poinsettia and the Christmas cactus. Whilst both are beautiful and long lasting; deciding which one to give as a seasonal gift or to have in your home this season can be tricky. Christmas Cactus When you think of a cactus, the first thing that comes to mind is the stereotypical spiky plant found in the dessert. However, the Christmas cactus is a little different and is very much like a fern in the way that it drapes so...

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History of Festive Plants

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History of Festive Plants

Flowers and plants are a common part of the Christmas celebrations – but why? What is the significance that they hold at this time of year and how have they grown to be such an important part of the festivities? Festive greenery There are many traditions concerning winter plants, berries and shrubs that have become known to us through the Christmas songs that we enjoy every festive season. It`s easy to take for granted how holly and ivy, for example, found their way into the verses of the seasonal carols and hymns we have come to love....

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Who should you send flowers to this Christmas?

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Who should you send flowers to this Christmas?

Christmas time is magical and with all the giving and receiving of gifts, it’s hard not to feel special. There are some people though, for whom finding the perfect gift seems like an insurmountable task and one that you never get right despite all of your best efforts and hours of thought. Let’s take grandmothers, for example. The family matriarch must have received more than enough pairs of slippers and bath time sets over the years to last her a lifetime. Maybe it’s time to give her something thoughtful but stress free for you – flowers...

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Original ways to say Merry Christmas

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Original ways to say Merry Christmas

Nothing can be more stressful than finding the appropriate gift for Christmas time; whether it is for your significant other, a work colleague or family members – the right present or card can be a nightmare to find. The key to getting this Christmas right is originality and thought, the usual bath set can get old and can leave your family wondering whether you put any thought into your Christmas gift giving. So, with these quick tips there is no need to feel stressed during this year’s festive season. Cards Although not a particularly...

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How to make a Christmas Wreath

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How to make a Christmas Wreath

Are you looking to decorate your home for Christmas? Christmas Wreath would be probably the first thing you either buy or make yourself for Christmas! There are plenty of shops offering all the materials for your own Christmas wreath, so why not give it a go this year? Start with researching some ideas for design and styles online, and do your supplies shopping based on the decorations you will need. There are two basic techniques to do a simple Christmas wreath – you either wire materials into a metal form, or (most commonly) apply...

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