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Love and Friendship Day in Colombia

Love and Friendship Day in Colombia is the third Saturday in September (in 2009, that’s September 19th). Haven’t heard of this holiday? Well, it’s a bit like Valentine’s Day, without necessarily being about romance. Love and Friendship Day is an opportunity for people to tell their friends and family (and yes, that does include sweethearts, in case you were wondering) just how much they care. Sending flowers to Colombia is a great way of expressing that.iStock_000008153121XSmall

If you know someone in Colombia or just want to celebrate a different holiday, take a look into Love and Friendship Day. How about organizing a gather to bring together all your friends and family? It’s always fun to mix up the different groups in your life, whether it’s family, or friends from work, or friends from college days.

As Fall starts to bring cooler weather there won’t be many more chances to do barbecues, for example, so why not take the opportunity? Put on some music, and hand out small gifts as a token of appreciation. Some good meat and veggies cooking on the grill, fresh crunchy bread and a large green salad are simple and effective ways to celebrate the Colombian Love and Friendship Day.

If you do have friends in Colombia, you could send flowers to Colombia to make their day. Especially if you’re from a different culture, they might be surprised and flattered that you even knew about their special celebration. Need ideas? Well, DaFlores.com is a company that makes it easy to send flowers to Colombia. With a whole variety of flowers already set up on their Love and Friendship Day page, the hardest choice is which ones to send, and to whom.

Life gets busy sometimes, and we forget to show our appreciation. It’s also a long time between Valentine’s Day and Christmas, both big occasions for showing affection and appreciation. So why not introduce your friends and loved ones to Colombia’s Love and Friendship Day and have a great party while you’re at it? If nothing else, it gives you an excuse to hold a gather, and that’s always a fun and rewarding experience!

GRANDPARENTS’ DAY

Grandparents’ Day is on September 13, and this is a perfect occasion to show your grandparents just how much you’ve appreciated their wisdom, kindness and love over the years. This year why not send flowers to your grandparents on Grandparents’ Day? They will be delighted to see your beautiful arrangement of Grandparents’ Day flowers showing up right on their doorstep.

So what should you send your elders on Grandparents’ Day? A lovely arrangement of fruits and flowers in a basket is always a healthy and popular choice for Grandparents’ Day. Or if you happen to know what their favorite blossoms are, send them those flowers instead.

How about some sunflowers, gerbera daisies or pink roses for Grandparents’ Day? Or even some sophisticated tropical flowers? Almost any floral arrangement works well on Grandparents’ Day, and there are so many choices of flowers at daFlores.com that you could pick for Grandparents’ Day flowers that you’re bound to find something that suits their style and your budget.

iStock_000004413629XSmall If you’re getting together with your grandparents for a Grandparents’ Day celebration, you can see how delighted they are by bringing the Grandparents’ Day flowers along yourself!

The Grandparents’ Day holiday was signed into United States law in 1978. Never again will grandparents feel left out because they are recognized on their own special day. You, of course, can make Grandparents’ Day even more special for them with gifts and flowers.

Send a sweet Grandparents’ Day basket that they can reuse, add some chocolates, or send  whatever flowers you know they will love on their own special Grandparents’ Day.  Chances are that as a child you spent many hours with your grandparents, and now you have an opportunity to show them how much you appreciate them on their own special Grandparents’ Day.

Plant Care

Watering flowers

Just like people, plants need three things to thrive: Light, food/water and air.

Light: Place your indoor plants where they get plenty of indirect sunlight. Direct sunlight can actually harm sensitive plants, though some actually like the bright light. Part of plant care is to find that ideal location. If you lack such a space, try increasing light with plant lights or reflective backings. Be sure to put saucers or sheets under the plants so that mess is restricted.

Water: Give your plants water regularly, preferably in the morning before temperatures rise. A plant stores water to protect itself against changing conditions, but it only has a finite space in which to grow. Let the water soak down into a saucer or bowl and then the plant will suck the moisture back up again.

Air: Well cared-for plants like ventilation. An oscillating fan can help plants from drying out and of course keeps you more comfortable, too!

Keep Still: Do not move your plants. Plants can be shocked by moving so leave them where they are if they seem to be healthy.

Space: Another way to care for your plants is to make sure the plant has a sufficiently large pot. If it outgrows its space it becomes pot-bound and its roots are not as efficient. Either trim back the plant or replant it in a larger port. Be sure to add plant food to ease the transition.

Food: You can buy plant food in stick or powder form. Talk to your local nursery to determine what is best for to care for your indoor plants and follow the directions on the package.

Follow our plant care tips to ensure that your indoor garden remains beautiful and happy. daFlores offers a variety of beautiful indoor plants which you can send to your loved ones for a long-lasting gift. We hope you enjoy your indoor plants! To send flowers to Colombia, Mexico or Worldwide please visit us at www.daFlores.com

How to make a long-distance relationship work

More and more, our modern lives take us away from our loved ones. Many of our daFlores customers have come to the USA to work, leaving sweethearts behind. While it’s true that absence makes the heart grow fonder, it’s also true that distance creates sadness. There are many things you can do that will help you keep the flame alive.

Send flowers and gifts

You can send flowers to your sweetheart and make sure she knows you haven’t forgotten her. Distance often creates doubts, and this is one thing you can do to say “I have no doubts.” Send her flowers every month or as often as you can afford; this is money well spent. You can add gifts like teddy bears, chocolates and wine to make the gift even more sweet!

Write letters and postcards

Nobody writes letters these days – except you! A hand-written letter is a real treasure when you’re far away from your loved ones. Don’t worry about being a good writer; it doesn’t matter. Write about what you can see through your window, the people you meet, about work. Tuck small mementos into the envelope: Photos, newspaper cuttings, anything you think your partner might enjoy.

The most “boring” life is fascinating to those who, for whatever reason, can’t be by your side just now. And besides, the letters you receive back will brighten your day, too.

If you really can’t deal with long letters, try sending postcards, but send more of them.

Use email and social media

If you have access to a computer, you can use email and sites like Facebook to keep in touch with your sweetheart. Even if you only post a few lines each day, it will let her know you’re around. Use the private messages box to send little love notes and post up pictures so she can see what is going on around you.

Call home regularly

If you have a phone, investigate good long-distance to get a deal on calls to the countries you need. When picking a cellphone, see if you can get a contract that favors the country you’ll be calling most often. With cellphones, you can send text messages and photographs, too.

If you don’t have a phone, you can buy phone cards which make calls to countries like Mexico very cheap. Call regularly – at least once a week. Speaking in person can alert you to any worries and problems that might be going on at home; if you pay attention, you’ll be able to pick out the worries from the tone of her voice.

The trick to keeping a long distance relationship alive is to never be forgotten and to never forget. Patience and an ability to listen is a huge help because the distance does cause problems. We at daFlores can help you with the flowers and gifts end of things, but the rest is up to you. So saying, we hope one day to provide you with your wedding flowers!

August 2nd – Sister’s Day

This coming weekend, August 2nd, is Sisters’ Day. Whether you have a sister or a sister-in-law doesn’t really matter; she is part of your family, and a special one who deserves a special gift. Fortunately, we have plenty of gifts for sisters and flowers for sisters at daFlores.com!

Why would you want to send flowers to your sister? Well, this isn’t that hard to answer! Sisters are a kind of shield against the world, someone you can always trust to give you an honest answer or provide a shoulder to cry on. It’s perfect to have a special Sisters’ Day and send your sister a gift of flowers to let her know she’s appreciated.

Sometimes we don’t spend enough time letting our sisters know how much we love them, so especially if she’s far away a bouquet of lovely Sisters’ Day flowers for your sister would let her know you’re there in spirit.

If you want to surprise your sister, throw a gather and buy her some treats. Gifts for sisters include wine, flowers (of course) – or you could choose a delicious gourmet basket. You could also buy chocolates as a Sisters’ Day gift for your sister. Order a Sisters’ Day bouquet of flowers from daFlores and bring it along, or have it sent to her door.

Flowers for your sister can be almost anything. Pink roses show affection but bright, cheerful arrangements of sunflowers tell your sister that she brings sunshine to your life. Add in chocolates or wine as a gift for your sister and you’ll make her day. To pick out a gift for your sister on Sisters’ Day all you need to do is go to the daFlores.com website, click on the arrangement that you think will suit her best, and fill out the details.

Sisters’ Day is a perfect excuse to send your sister some flowers and let her know how much you care. Whether she’s right next door or lives a thousand miles away, we at daFlores have the perfect gift of flowers for your sister. Have a lovely day and make your sister smile with flowers on Sisters’ Day!

Online flower delivery service daFlores.com reaches 30,000 Facebook fans.

July 20, 2009 — Online flower delivery service daFlores.com recently gained its 30,000th fan on the social media site Facebook. One of the first online florists to offer delivery service to Latin America, daFlores continues to embrace technology and social media as part of its overall commitment to service and innovation. The company’s Facebook fan page gives customers a place to comment on the company and talk about the products.

“Facebook is a natural extension of our customer service,” says Francisco Bustos, CEO and President of daFlores.com. “The astounding growth of our Facebook page is a great testimonial to our service and products.” The company posts news about its offerings, YouTube videos and includes an online coupon for fans on its page. Every week, the daFlores fan page averages 1000 comments and thumbs-ups (known as “likes” in Facebook parlance).

With many years in the flower business, ten of those online, daFlores is one of the largest online florists specializing in service to Latin America. Facebook and other social media sites such as Twitter are an important part of the company’s outreach efforts. “We help people connect with their loved ones overseas,” observes Mr. Bustos. “Many of our customers have family and friends who live far away. Our flower service allows those people to keep in touch with their loved ones, and our Facebook page allows them to tell their stories.”

About DaFlores:
DaFlores is a leading international flower delivery service which delivers to Latin America, the United States and parts of Europe and Asia. The company works with a network of local flower shops, all of which must undergo a meticulous selection process and prove that their products and work are top-notch.

Flower Meanings

The Victorians perfected the art of Flower Meanings, with every blossom carefully chosen to send a particular message. Their restrictive social existence needed an outlet, and thus Flower Meanings, in bouquets or worn on a gentleman’s lapel, were important ways to say something  the bearer could not openly express.

So complex was this art that Flower Meanings dictionaries were published as reference manuals. Send yellow carnations, and you’re saying “No thanks,” while a spider flower means “Let’s elope!” In the British movie “Greenfingers” an ex convict loves the prison garden so much that he steals yellow roses to get back behind bars—sending a Flower Meaning message to his  prospective girlfriend the message that he’s only interested in something platonic!

Nowadays Flower Meanings may seem quaint and amusing, but it’s still worth looking into the language of flowers if you have something to say. Intent is a powerful energy, and if you are conscious of what you’re giving, the Flower Meanings behind your floral arrangements will have an added dimension.

Let’s just say that your daughter graduated from high school, and is about to go on to her degree. You’re proud of her, and you wish her luck and every success. If you wanted to express that with Flower Meanings, then you’d choose pink heather and stephanotis for luck,  and gardenias for joy. A tall amaryllis shows how proud you are of her efforts. (You can find many choices for your Flower Meanings bouquets at daFlores.)

Each culture has its own rules on Flower Meanings, so be sure you know what you’re saying and to whom. In many Eastern European countries, for example, you would not want to send red and white flowers mixed; these are a symbol of death and often used at funerals. In the United Kingdom, however, red and white roses have a different Flower Meaning: they are the symbols of two sides in a civil war, but they merge to form the famous Tudor rose and a message of unity.

To send flowers today please visit us at http://flowers.daflores.com

daFlores.com Anuncia el Lanzamiento de su Nueva Colección “Flores para Mamá”

Aún estando lejos de la mujer más importante en su vida, Mamá, usted puede demostrarle su cariño este Día de las Madres, gracias a www.daFlores.com, empresa líder en entrega de flores en Hispanoamérica.

En este día especial, daFlores.com pone a su disposición su red de más de 600 floristerías en las principales ciudades de Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Argentina, Perú, Bolivia, Brasil, Honduras, El Salvador, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, República Dominicana, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Estados Unidos, Canadá, España, y México.

daFlores.com ofrece entrega de las flores el mismo día y brinda la manera más fácil y romántica de expresar amor y cariño en días especiales, como lo son el Día de la Madre, el Día de San Valentín, Día del Amor y la Amistad y Navidad a los hispanos que viven lejos de sus seres queridos.

daFlores.com entiende que el Día de las Madres se celebra en distintas fechas en Hispanoamérica, y para ello ofrece su colección “Flores para Mamá” en todas estas fechas: Mayo 3 en España; Mayo 10 en México, Guatemala, El Salvador, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Perú, Uruguay, Chile, Brasil, Honduras, Canadá, y Estados Unidos; Mayo 15 en Paraguay; Mayo 27 en Bolivia; Mayo 30 en Nicaragua y Mayo 31 en República Dominicana.

daFlores.com, empresa pionera en fue en ofrecer entrega de flores por Internet en Hispanoamérica, cuenta con oficinas de servicio al cliente en Estados Unidos, Canadá, Colombia, Venezuela, Chile , Argentina, EL Salvador Mexico, Perú, Panamá, España e Inglaterra
Para expresar su afecto este Día de las Madres, o en cualquier otra ocasión, visite www.daFlores.com donde encontrara una amplia variedad de arreglos florales disponibles para entrega el mismo día en Hispanoamérica.