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Month: March 2012

Have you noticed that spring has sprung? Send spring flowers just-because

Have you noticed that spring has sprung? Send spring flowers just-because

Spring has sprung and the weather is getting warmer. This is one of the most joyful times of year, when everything springs into life and the message across the board is one of renewal and hope. After such a long, cold winter, it’s wonderful to see bulb flowers start to bloom, followed rapidly by the rest of your garden. Spring marks a greening, a beautiful time in the year. With daFlores, spring and Easter flowers are here. How about sending…

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Order Now for Mothering Sunday (Mother’s Day in the United Kingdom)

Order Now for Mothering Sunday (Mother’s Day in the United Kingdom)

It’s not too late to order flowers for Mothering Sunday, a.k.a. Mother’s Day in the United Kingdom, but it very soon will be. Mother’s Day is this Sunday, which means that today is your last sure day to get those orders in. Florists are so busy the day before Mother’s Day that same-day Mother’s Day flowers are no longer possible. If you get your order in tonight or early tomorrow it should be possible to still send your flowers, or…

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Hat trick of March holidays: St. Patrick’s Day, Mothering Sunday, Easter

Hat trick of March holidays: St. Patrick’s Day, Mothering Sunday, Easter

We don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there’s a hat trick of special celebrations coming up in the next few weeks. In order, we’re going to be seeing St. Patrick’s Day, Mothering Sunday (Mother’s Day) in the United Kingdom, and then Easter. All three of these give opportunities to greet special people in your life. We’ll go into each in a little more depth over the next week or so, but let’s get started with St. Patrick’s. This one takes…

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About Women’s History Month: Thanking Educators

About Women’s History Month: Thanking Educators

Now that International Women’s Day is upon us, we thought we’d take a moment to write about a related observance, that of Women’s History Month. Dozens of institutions and museums across the United States are holding special events for this March event and it’s something that interests us here at daFlores. Women’s History Month was first observed in 1981 as a way to highlight women’s achievements in the past. While most of us can pull a few famous names out…

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DaFlores Celebrates International Women’s Day

DaFlores Celebrates International Women’s Day

Across our network of florists, daFlores would not be the same without women. Our team of expert, creative flower arrangers create stunning bouquets for you to send to your loved ones. Our growers produce fresh flowers daily. We have women on our customer service team, ready to serve you around the clock. Our generous satisfaction guarantee states that both you and your recipient must be fully delighted with your flowers, or we’ll work with you to fix whatever the problem…

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International Women’s Day in Australia

International Women’s Day in Australia

As we’ve noted before in our daFlores series about International Women’s Day, a variety of countries are holding their own celebrations and observances this year. Australia is one such, and even has its own website. The cause it has chosen this year is “supporting women’s economic empowerment” in the Pacific. What this means is that, in some of the countries where women are vendors, they are often targets of harassment, required to pay bribes, and may be charged fees that…

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International Women’s Day 2012: United Nations’ message against hunger

International Women’s Day 2012: United Nations’ message against hunger

Following on from our theme of International Women’s Day 2012, the United Nations has its own theme, which is helping women in rural communities to fight hunger and poverty. Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has issued a statement calling for people to invest in rural women; the United Nations recognizes these women as the cornerstone of their communities and the path to change. In rural countries, women make up 70 percent of the agricultural workforce; worldwide, they represent 43 percent of agricultural…

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International Women’s Day: Events and marches in the United States

International Women’s Day: Events and marches in the United States

For International Women’s Day 2012, we’ll focus for a short while on what’s happening in the United States, one of the many countries that’s celebrating women and their accomplishments this March 8. San Francisco, a city that’s well-known for marches and support of equality, held its 22nd annual IWD march today. Hundreds of women showed up to showcase their organizations and work. Women interviewed by local media said they were marching to highlight laws that set women’s rights back in…

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International Women’s Day: Getting Girls Involved

International Women’s Day: Getting Girls Involved

The International Women’s Day main theme this year is all about getting girls involved. The theme is there so girls can learn from their elders through seeing good examples. We think this is a great idea. The hope is that through involving girls in International Women’s Day events, thousands of young people will be introduced to inspirational and exciting role models. If there’s a woman in your community that you admire, one approach is to invite that person over to…

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