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Month: December 2011

Twelve Days of Christmas: Flower delivery for the New Year

Twelve Days of Christmas: Flower delivery for the New Year

  Twelve Days of Christmas: Eleven pipers piping It’s New Year’s Eve…in some of our countries, it’s here already. DaFlores has amazing flowers that you can send to usher in 2012, whether it’s for Hogmanay, the Scottish New Year tradition, or for a no-holds-barred New York celebration. You know that the Twelve Days of Christmas came out of the United Kingdom when you hear of 11 pipers piping. Bagpipes are part and parcel of Scottish culture, and Scotland was a…

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Flowers for the man in your life

Twelve Days of Christmas: Flowers for the man in your life

  Twelve Days of Christmas: Ten lords a-leaping Flowers are for men, too! We’d like to think that there are special men in your life, men you’d like to make leap with joy when they receive your thoughtful gifts. From your dad to your brother to your husband, daFlores has gifts and flowers that are ideal for those gentle men. When choosing flowers for a man, look for flowers that are traditionally not very feminine. Pink is usually out, but…

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Flowers for a lady

Twelve Days of Christmas: Flowers for a lady

  Twelve Days of Christmas: Nine ladies dancing The ninth day of Christmas has nine ladies dancing. What about using this to get the ladies in your life – your mom, sister, aunts and beloved – something special to start off the New Year? Whether there’s nine of them or just two or three, a lovely flower bouquet will always delight your loved ones. When it comes to family members, you have all manner of choices. For female relative, pink…

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Looking ahead to the New Year with white flowers

Twelve Days of Christmas: Looking ahead to the New Year with white flowers

  Twelve Days of Christmas: Eight maids a-milking With a bit of luck, you’ve had a fine Christmas and post-Christmas and are now looking forward to a New Year. Now, we don’t have eight maids-a-milking for you, but daFlores have gorgeous milk-white flowers such as white roses and white lilies. The pure color of these amazing flowers can make a statement to someone as you start a new year. Just like a piece of writing paper, 2012 now stretches out…

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Send good luck flowers

Twelve Days of Christmas: Send good luck flowers

  Twelve Days of Christmas: Seven swans-a-swimming Now we’re in the last half of the twelve days of Christmas, with Christmas Day looming just over the horizon. If you wanted to order flowers for Christmas, you still can, but hurry. The little banner at the top right-hand side of the page when you click through to a country will let you know when and whether you can still order. We’d suggest making contact with our friendly support team to make…

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Twelve days of Christmas: Thank-you flower arrangements

Twelve days of Christmas: Thank-you flower arrangements

  Twelve Days of Christmas: Six Geese a-Laying From the point of the sixth day of Christmas onwards, we’re looking more at what was important in the late 18th century than what’s important now. Your first clue is a traditional rhyme often cited around this time in the United Kingdom: “Christmas is coming; the goose is getting fat.” Geese and their meat were associated with a Christmas feast in the same way turkey now is. It’s much less common to…

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Twelve days of Christmas: Flowers for Christmas Day proposals

Twelve days of Christmas: Flowers for Christmas Day proposals

  Twelve Days of Christmas: Five Golden Rings When Miss Piggy from “The Muppets” sings “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” she goes to town on the “Five Gold Rings” chorus piece, bringing all the attention to herself. As the song progresses, her emphasis gets more and more strident and funny, earning her a reputation of one of the world’s most beloved and amusing prima donnas. Now, you might guess that Valentine’s Day is the most popular day for proposals. It…

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Twelve days of Christmas: Tropical flower arrangements

Twelve days of Christmas: Tropical flower arrangements

  Twelve Days of Christmas: Four Calling Birds In some versions of the song “Twelve Days of Christmas,” you hear “four collie birds,” but we don’t know about birds that resemble sheepdogs or Lassie. Four calling birds are simply two pairs of songbirds; back in the day, birds were part of the decor for upper-class families. A singing bird in a gilded cage looked and sounded wonderful. One way to represent calling birds would be with bird-of-paradise flowers, the perfect…

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Twelve days of Christmas: Chocolates, wine and holiday flowers

Twelve days of Christmas: Chocolates, wine and holiday flowers

Twelve Days of Christmas: Three French Hens French hens are fancy little chickens, the kind you might see sold as “Cornish hens” or “poulet.” (Of course, that’s just French for “chicken,” but everything just sounds better in French.) At the time “Twelve Days” was first sung, this variety was an import, maybe something like a later breed called faverolles. These showy birds were used for eating and their eggs; these days, they’re primarily raised for showing. Either way, with the…

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Romantic holiday roses

Twelve Days of Christmas: Romantic holiday roses

Express your love with romantic roses this holiday season Our second day of Christmas brings two turtle doves to the mix. Turtle doves are slender, elegant birds, and symbolize committed, gentle love. They have links to the Bible through the story of Noah’s Ark, and of course mean peace and unity. Turtle doves coo contentedly and seem to be crooning romantically when they pair up together. In the United Kingdom, which is where “Twelve Days of Christmas” in its original…

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