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Month: January 2012

Valentine’s Day for Veterans – One Community’s Answer

Valentine’s Day for Veterans – One Community’s Answer

As we get ever-closer to Valentine’s Day, we’ll be sharing on our blog heart-warming stories from around the world this Valentine’s Day. We at daFlores have always taken the approach that, while Valentine’s Day has its very romantic side, that’s exactly what it is—a side, and not the whole story. Case in point is the Valentine’s Day visit being staged by Cape May County Veterans’ Bureau to Wilmington V.A. Hospital and New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home, the day after Valentine’s…

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New London Shows The Love For Coast Guard Personnel This Valentine’s Day

New London Shows The Love For Coast Guard Personnel This Valentine’s Day

The City of New London, Connecticut is doing something special for the Coast Guard this year, and is using Valentine’s Day to create a true show of gratitude and affection for the guardians of the sea. Taking a wider view of Valentine’s Day than as a romantic holiday, the city thinks this holiday is a grand way to show organizations and people what they mean to us. In the weeks up to Valentine’s Day, residents in New London will be…

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Valentine’s Day Package-sending Tips and Tricks

Valentine’s Day Package-sending Tips and Tricks

If you’re living away from your loved ones this Valentine’s Day and want to send a package in the mail, don’t wait too long and pack your parcel carefully. It can take up to two weeks for an international parcel to arrive, and the postal service does see a bit of a surge in traffic at this time of year. With its recent woes and cut down of services, you’re cutting it fine already if you use parcel post or…

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Three weeks to Valentine’s Day – are you ready?

Three weeks to Valentine’s Day – are you ready?

It’s just three weeks to Valentine’s Day already…isn’t that amazing? Time flies when you’re having fun, and January seems to be one of those months that just zooms on by. You can lock in the best Valentine’s Day prices if you order soon; the earlier, the better, since the laws of supply and demand apply quite sternly to holiday flowers. It’s easy to order Valentine’s Day flowers from daFlores.com. Pick the country where you’ll be sending flowers—we cover the Americas,…

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Rockefeller, Sears and the Valentine’s Day wedding

Rockefeller, Sears and the Valentine’s Day wedding

Winthrop Rockefeller and Barbara Sears tied the knot on February 14, 1948. If those names ring a bell, they should; Winthrop was part of the Rockefeller oil empire and an Arkansas governor, while Barbara was a scion of the famous Sears family. They shifted their marriage up from Friday the 13th and within a year had a son and a divorce. But at least this grand society marriage started out right. We at daFlores don’t go back that far, but…

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Valentine’s Day events for singles: Can you team up with others of your kind?

Valentine’s Day events for singles: Can you team up with others of your kind?

Just because you’re single doesn’t mean you’re excluded from Valentine’s Day happiness. There’s an art gallery in southwest England that’s come up with a nice idea for this Valentine’s Day. The Royal West of England Academy (RWA) in Bristol in the United Kingdom is hosting an art gallery get-together on Valentine’s Day, specifically to let singles meet new, art-minded friends and maybe forge relationships. The special event, open to singles only, lets visitors have a glass of wine while looking…

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Saying you’re sorry with Valentine’s Day flowers

Saying you’re sorry with Valentine’s Day flowers

Sometimes we cause pain to one another, accidentally or through misjudgment, and that’s always very sad. Hearts are tender, precious things that are quickly and easily wounded. If you’ve made a mistake and genuinely know what it was that you did wrong, you can say you’re sorry with Valentine’s Day flowers from daFlores. Build your own Valentine’s Day and make the case for healing and moving on. The first thing you need to do is examine the situation. Are you…

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Valentine’s Day for kids: Planning a Valentine’s Day adventure for your little ones

Valentine’s Day for kids: Planning a Valentine’s Day adventure for your little ones

Valentine’s Day is fun for kids, too! Whether you have a group of seven-year-olds or teenagers aged 13 going on 30, a Valentine’s Day party is a grand way to celebrate the love of friendship. Here are a few ideas for Valentine’s Day decorations and parties for kids. Sweet-smelling flowers can form the centerpiece of a Valentine’s Day table. Spread the table with a red cloth—either a real cloth or an inexpensive plastic cover, available at department, discount and party…

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Order early for Valentine’s Day, Valentine’s Day collection up

Order early for Valentine’s Day, Valentine’s Day collection up

The daFlores.com Valentine’s Day collection is here! To access our collection of gorgeous flowers, choose the country where you’ll be sending flowers and click the big, welcoming Valentine’s Day flowers button. You can also select the collection from the Occasions menu. You’ll be taken to a wonderland of red roses and other romantic flowers, such as lilies and pink gerberas. From there it’s up to you, because all our flowers are beautifully hand-crafted by experts that we’ve personally selected. You…

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Make 2012 the year of flowers

Twelve Days of Christmas: Make 2012 the year of flowers

Twelve Days of Christmas: Twelve drummers drumming We’ve just had the New Year, with all the drumming and fanfare that entails. We at daFlores wish you a very happy year in 2012, and this post is the last in our Twelve Days of Christmas series…or maybe that should be Twelve Days of 2012? With Twelfth Night coming up on January 6, the holiday season will soon be quite over for another year. We hope it’s been a joyous and happy…

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