Friday, May 12, 2017

Having Flowers Delivered for Mother's Day - Some Ideas to Consider

Having Mothers Day Flowers Delivered - Some Ideas to Consider

With life being lived at such a fast pace today, making sure you remember special occasions is more important than ever. So why not have Mothers Day Flowers delivered to your special Mom. Whether your Mom is in South Carolina, North Carolina, California or anywhere else in the world for that matter. Receiving a beautiful arrangement of flowers or a gift will really make her day. Especially if you can not be there along with them. This way you can ensure that the special Mom in your life is remembered and honored on her Mothers day.

There are a few things to consider when you are buying Mothers Day Flowers.

1. Letting your Mom know she is special
Let's face it, Mothers Day is about recognizing your Mom and thanking her for being so special. There are many ways you can do this, cooking dinner for her, making her breakfast in bed, taking her out for lunch. Generally, it's about doing the things for her that she always does for you. Go on give her a rest and spoil her. You know she deserves it!
There is also another way to make your Mom feel extra special on Mothers Day... have flowers delivered to her. There are many stories, myths and tales that are told about why so many flowers are appropriate on this day.

2. Why choose a gift of Flowers?
Many people enjoy the gift of flowers. It can be so special to receive flowers and it often is considered a cliché by many people and it is truly an appreciated gesture. Flowers can also be a great reminder of happy memories and times spent together with your Mom. Maybe your Mom has a kind of flower that reminds her of her childhood. What flowers do you remember your Mom first telling you she loved? When you are spending time with your Mom, what flowers does she point out and get you to look at and appreciate? Take the time and think about your answers to these questions. They will probably help you to think of other times when flowers have had special meaning to your Mom.
As you remember the different kind of flowers she likes, make a list. This will help you choose on line what kind of flowers you want to have delivered to your Mom on Mothers Day.

3. Choosing your Mothers Day Flowers online
Having decided to buy your special Mom flowers for Mothers Day, why not buy them on line. You get to see a whole variety of bouquets and displays. Not only do you get to choose the flowers and colors you want for your Mom, you even know what the final arrangement will look like.
As so many people live and work in different states, even countries to their Moms, it's great that you actually get to see what you are sending, rather than relying on your Mom to describe her flowers to you.Not only does technology make ordering on line so easy, the service provided by companies is fast, efficient and timely.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Decorating Rooms & Silk Flower Arrangements

Flowers are used for all types of occasions and celebrations. They can offer you beauty and elegance to any room you choose. You can bring in fresh spring flowers at the height of their beauty, but what happens if you want a spring flower in the fall? What happens after only a few days when they, as beautiful as they were upon initial placement, begins to wither, drop their petals and fade? You have lost that stunning beauty that brought you to them to begin with.
Silk flowers allow you to choose any flower you want, any time you want without concern if they are "in season" and after a few days they will look exactly the same as the first day you placed them in a room. Oh yes, even after years, your arrangement will continue to show with the original color and beauty.
Silk flowers have come along way from the idea most people have in mind. Today they look so lifelike you have to, often times, touch them to see if they are real or "fake." The attention to detail for high-end silk flowers is amazing. In some silk flower arrangements, they have created some silk flowers that appear to be older or dying flowers. This truly adds to the more natural and closer look of nature. Nature is not perfect and the high-end arrangements display this unique feature that mimics fresh flowers.
Silk flower arrangements have come a long way with how the flower is colored. In the past they would be this strange green that was easy to tell from a distance the flower arrangement was not real but with the high-end silk flower arrangements of today, it is hard to distinguish the real flowers from the artificial ones. Even viewing close-up, it can be difficult to detect.
With the multitude of silk arrangements, it is very easy to adorn that room you want to have a "WOW" factor. It is really easy to change out your arrangements to match the holiday or occasion. They are perfect use for weddings. When used for weddings, they can provide the color and any look you desire for the room. You do not have to worry about the issue of time and placement as you do with fresh flowers. You can choose the colors and sizes you want for the arrangements and do this well ahead of time. This can be done for all the flowers you want to show, whether it is for the wedding chapel, bouquets or for the wedding reception. Time is on your side so you can focus on the million other things to bring together a beautiful wedding.
When decorating your home or wanting a change to one of your rooms you need to pay close attention to color, placement, size and the overall look.
The color needs to blend or contrast with other colors in your room. The biggest mistake people make is trying to put too many colors in one room or only colors they like, whether or not the colors work with each other. Stand back, away from the room (doorway maybe) and find 2-3 colors that work together as a blend or contrast. Remember, dark, bold colors should be used as an accent, not a main color. If you still have trouble seeing what colors would work, try taking a picture of the room to help view the room and its colors in a different way.
Placement of your silk flower arrangement is very important. Remember, first impressions count. It is no different with a room. Along with the color choice of your arrangement, you need to think about where you are going to place this beauty and how it will affect the room. Do not place the arrangement in an area that has a lot of heavy furniture in it - if you do this, the room will feel lop-sided. Do not place your arrangement in an area that does not have much going on. The arrangement will appear to have been placed in that particular spot as fill. The perfect placement for your arrangement would be for you or your visitors to be able to see the arrangement upon entering the room.
Light is imperative in bringing life to your room and arrangement. Any type of room mood can be set just by the lighting and changing it around until it gets you what you want for the room. The arrangement should have its own lighting to showcase it.
Size is important! This is also known as perspective. Make sure when buying your silk flower arrangement to get dimensions of the area you think you may want. If the arrangement is too small then you are looking at an "accent" item, not necessarily to be noticed but used to add color and life to a room. If it is too large, it will look awkward within the room and no matter what you do, it will not look right. Take measurements of the silk flower arrangement you want for the room, cut out a cardboard using the dimensions and see if it works well with where you want to place it.
The overall look of any room you want to change is unique to you and nobody can tell you if it is good or bad but there are some basic rules that you may want to pay attention to. Some of these basic rules are stated above and can certainly get you started in the right direction. After all the work that is done to enhance the look and mood of a room, some people buy inexpensive silk flower arrangements!
If you want to defeat your purpose, this is a great way to do it. I have seen people work the room resulting in a great looking room then buy inexpensive silk flowers. The result is awful. Do not do this to yourself or your room. You are trying to create an upscale look and that can never be created with unnatural looks. If you want to see examples of elegant silk flower arrangements that would enhance any room stop by Coggins Flowers & Gifts to see our great selection of silk flower and pre made arrangements.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Valentines Flowers Tips for Guys on the Go

Valentines Flowers Tips for Guys on the Go

It's tough to be romantic when you're on the go, working 12 hours a day, and juggling mulitple priorities. No wonder that on a romance scale of 1 to 10, only 19% of women rate their boyfriend, husband, or significant other a 7 or higher. But, wait guys; there's help. Even if you're on the go, you can boost your romance quotient this Valentines. Here's how.
Don't fret about choosing the right gift.
Flowers are still the most desired gift from an admirer and to express love. They're personal, romantic, and according to researchers at Rutgers University, actually raise peoples spirits. In one study with 147 women of varying ages, those who received flowers smiled significantly more than those who received other gifts. Fresh, colorful flowers evoke happy feelings. Other studies indicate that flowers actually improve emotional health and make people feel more connected. According to professor Jeannette Haviland-Jones, PhD, "The phrase 'stop and smell the roses' may have a touch of genius in it."
Order early.
Sending Valentines flowers is fast and easy! There are wonderful local florists in virtually every town, as well as dozens of leading online florists that deliver nationwide. And, ordering only takes a few minutes. So, don't let your busy schedule get in the way. Just pick up the phone or shop online. But, remember, Valentines is the "Superbowl" of flower holidays, with five to ten times the normal volume of deliveries. So, for the best selection, service, and pricing, it's best to order early. You'll be glad you did.
Sending flowers to where she works?
That's a great idea. It can brighten her whole week, she'll be reminded of you every time she looks at them, and co-workers comments are a big plus, too. But, here's a helpful tip from Romeos in the know. With million of deliveries on Valentine's Day, flowers can arrive almost anytime. So, play it safe. Ask for delivery the day before Valentine's. That way your gift will be even more of a pleasant surprise and is sure to be enjoyed throughout all of Valentine's Day. In other words, you look like you were planning ahead and avoid any risk of your gift looking like a last-minute afterthought.
There's more to Valentines than just red roses.
While beautiful long-stem red roses are still the most popular Valentine's flower gift, there are lots of other options for every taste and budget. Many women prefer pretty pastel roses in pink, peach, yellow, or assorted spring colors. They can make you stand out from the crowd. And, almost half of all Valentine's bouquets aren't roses at all; they're lush mixed bouquets and spring flowers such as tulips. Choosing something unique can show you remember your sweetheart's favorite color or flower. Your favorite florist will have a great selection and can quickly help you with the best choice.
Remember flowers after Valentine's too.
What's the best way for a man to make a lasting impression on a woman? Research shows that the answer to making a memorable impact is right under his nose -- with flowers. Ninety-two percent of women can remember the last time they received flowers, and 89% agree that receiving flowers makes them feel special. "If the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, then the pathway to a woman's heart is through her other senses," says Rebecca Cole, of Discovery Channel's Surprise By Design. "Flowers are a sensual gift that can express any emotion so simply - with just a little knowledge and a phone call to your florist." And, flowers given for no special reason may be the most special of all. So, light a fire with flowers this Valentine's. And, keep it burning with a surprise gift of flowers anytime throughout the year.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Christmas Flowers

Christmas is an event of extreme religious importance for Christians all around the world and is culturally important for many people even though if they are not belonging to Christianity. Big parties and dinners are organized as well as sessions at churches to celebrate the event. Christmas Eve is the most celebrated day in many countries if compared to any other day celebrated through out the whole year. As many non-Christians also become part of this event due to cultural importance of it so the celebration gets further massive and huge amount of gifts and greetings are exchanged among the people. In all the gifts given over Christmas flowers are the most common ones. Mostly people like to gift flowers to their loved ones and people also do like to receive vibrant colored flowers over this occasion.
Christmas plants and flowers and Christmas flower arrangements are very important part of decorations over the Christmas as Christmas tree is an essential and that is made in each house where Christianity is followed and streets and markets in various countries especially in west are also decorated with lights, Christmas trees and flowers. Many people who live far from their family miss them on this occasion and their families miss them too. Online florists made it easier for them to celebrate the event with each other without meeting each other and that is by sending Christmas flowers to express their feelings to each other. You can send Christmas flowers through these online florists to any part of the world and they will make the Christmas flower delivery on your behalf.
Christmas flower is a blessing to be received that is believed by so many people. There are certain flowers and plants that are associated to Christmas celebrations like Poinsettia, Christmas cactus, holly, Christmas rose, ivy and mistletoe. These all flowers and plants make this grandeur events and eye dazzling as the snow and lights all around make it all just a spectacular view.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Flower of the Month...Sunflower!

FTD® proudly presents The FTD® Golden Sunflower™ Bouquet by Vera Wang. Bold and beautiful in a way that speaks to the romantic sophistication found throughout Vera Wang's design aesthetic known the world over, this sunlit fall bouquet is a gift set to warm the heart and enliven the senses. Gorgeous full size and mini sunflowers have a rustic allure to their yellow petals and dark brown centers when artistically arranged in a heavy heirloom quality crystal vase, catching the light at every turn. An exceptional gift to send in honor of a fall birthday, as a thank you, or as a way to share in your special recipient's Thanksgiving celebration. GOOD bouquet includes 10 stems. Approx. 16"H x 13"W. BETTER bouquet includes 13 stems. Approx. 18"H x 14"W. BEST bouquet includes 16 stems. Approx. 19"H x 15"W.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Tips to Follow When Sending Sympathy Flowers

Losing a loved is really hard and nothing can make up for it. However, support and sympathy from various people makes the family members of the deceased feel a little better. Sending flowers is a suitable option for showing one's sympathy for the close family members of the deceased. That is why people all over the world send sympathy flowers to bereaved family members whenever they hear about the death of someone they knew. However, people also often get confused when sending sympathy flowers as they do not know the etiquettes regarding sympathy flowers. As a result, they sometimes make mistakes when sending flowers on this occasion. Following are some tips that should be followed when sending sympathy flowers.

Firstly, the appropriate flowers and colors should be selected. In most of the world, there is no hard and fast rule regarding suitability of different flowers and colors for expressing sympathy. Most of the flowers can be used for the purpose. One can select the deceased's favorite flowers for expressing sympathy or go by the meaning of different flowers. However, different cultures deem different flowers and colors appropriate for expressing sympathy. For example, only white flowers are appropriate for this occasion in Japan. Religion also plays a major role regarding the selection of sympathy and funeral flowers. Thus, it's best to ask the florist if one is confused.

Secondly, the appropriate size and type of the flower arrangement should be chosen. Florists have wreaths, bouquets, casket sprays and inside pieces for funerals. The choice of the size and type of the flower arrangements depends on the sender's closeness with the recipient. If the deceased was close to the sender then big and rich looking arrangements like casket sprays should be given. Otherwise, a small bouquet or flower basket will be sufficient.

Thirdly, a card with a sympathy message should be sent along with the flowers. The message should be written appropriately. Many people find it difficult to put their feelings in writing at times like these. However, all that is needed is a short message expressing sympathy and offering comfort. Such messages are greatly appreciated by the family of deceased in these hard times. If there is still a problem in writing such a message, then a card with a message already printed should be chosen.

Fourthly, the place to send the flowers should be decided. The flowers can be either sent to the funeral homes or to the residence of the person, who has died. Some cultures prohibit sending sympathy flowers to homes of the deceased people since it is seen as a bad omen. Thus, one should take the culture of the deceased into account when deciding where the flowers are to be sent. Closeness to the deceased also matters when determining where to send the flowers. Close people often send flowers to the residence of the deceased.

Finally, sending the flowers at an appropriate time is important. Sympathy flowers should be ideally sent at funeral homes before the first visitation hours. If they cannot be sent at that time then they should be sent before any additional visitation hours. Rushing the flowers to the graveyard or funeral home when the funeral services are taking place is considered inappropriate as it can disturb the ceremony. If the flowers cannot be sent on the day of the funeral then should be sent within one week.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Gift Baskets Make A Perfect Gift

We are always looking for gifts and presents and it can sometimes become difficult to decide what to give on certain occasions. But there is one gift idea that has become quite popular in recent times and this gift idea is to present gift baskets and there is a wide range to choose from.

Gift Baskets are great for a variety of holidays and occasions like new baby birthday, thank you, house warming, sympathy, Mothers and Fathers day. Baskets are designed using delicious gourmet foods and a variety of keepsakes. These baskets are not only fashionable but they are also eco-friendly, as most baskets are made from re-cycled material. These are a perfect way to express thoughts of kindness, friendship and love, to name but a few. These gifts are remembered and treasured because we put the thought and care required into each basket. This a great way to make sure your customers, associates, friends and family know they are appreciated.

Gift baskets include centerpieces, strawberry gift baskets, chocolate gift baskets, plants, fruit gift baskets, flower arrangements from florists, bath product/spa gift baskets , food gift baskets, candy gift baskets, cookie gift baskets, candle gift baskets, wine gift baskets, coffee & aromatherapy gift baskets. These can be either be highly personalized or generic enough that anyone would enjoy receiving them. They are the perfect choice for any number of holidays and other special events throughout the year.

Gourmet gift baskets are dedicated to providing every customer with the perfect basket for every occasion and at just the right price too. Gourmet fruit baskets are easily shared with clients, friends and family. Gourmet gift baskets sport an array of high quality ingredients and generous portions, many of which were created to feed the entire family. Gourmet coffee gift baskets are truly a gift that shows you care.

Corporate gift baskets are apt to let your business clients know that you are grateful for their business or to convey a message to your employees that their hard work is valued. Corporate gift baskets are also a simple, economical way to convey greetings, be it for the holidays or for other corporate occasions.

Unique gift baskets are crafted to reflect your imagination, personal style and give your family, friends and clients something they'll be talking about long after they receive your gift. Unique gift baskets for every occasion from birthdays to wedding anniversaries to holidays are created just for you.

Each gift basket can be decorated for the occasion you choose or you can use many popular "create your own basket" features that allow you to create that "perfect" gift. For example you can choose from a variety of favorites to help your student celebrate a festive occasion or to simply bring your student a smile when he or she may be homesick. Whether it be a get well gift for a friend, a sympathy gift for a colleague, a thank you gift for a job well done, or a our corporate gift for a client, gift baskets are an all occasion hit that will never disappoint.

You can choose from gourmet foods and beverages, specialty handmade chocolates, indulging bath and spa essentials, candles and fragrances, and much more. For food gift baskets most suppliers use only gourmet gift foods that are high quality and brand name products.

If you have an employee of the month program or other incentive program for workers, send a thank you basket to show your appreciation. Gift baskets help you to create expressions of love, thanks, or appreciation to lovers, friends, family, and co-workers with many personalized gift baskets which are ideal for any occasion, such as birthdays, retirement and religious holidays. And what better way to say "thanks" than with one of the many kinds of unique, personalized expressions of appreciation and gratitude.

You can also give them to welcome your new neighbor, Christmas holidays or to say thank you to someone special. A thank you gift basket can be sent to acknowledge the arrival of a new baby into the world, as a housewarming gift for the family moving into a new home or any number of other special occasions.

Gift Baskets are a unique & original way to express your feelings. Gift baskets are very different than they used to be. These are a thoughtful present for any occasion. Holiday gift baskets are especially appropriate when a group (such as office mates) want to give someone a collective gift. The possibilities for gift baskets are endless, and that's only half the fun.