Unique Christmas Traditions From Around the World

December 19th, 2013 by Ying Huang

The holidays is a jolly time and a fascinating time, as countries around the world celebrate Christmas with their own national traditions. The world-wide celebration of Christmas sees a mix of different cultural traditions which further enhances the joy and importance of the holiday.

Here at From You Flowers, we created an infographic which highlights some core differences in how people around the world celebrate Christmas — everything from what their traditional Christmas meal is to when children from different countries open their presents. Here are some fascinating tidbits:

  • Dutch and Belgium children open their presents the earliest, on St. Nicholas Eve, while Russian children open theirs on January 7th, the Orthodox Christmas Day.
  • The Christmas wreath is an ancient symbol with origins from the Persian Empire, while another, more recent Christmas symbol — the poinsettia — was introduced to the United States in the 1800s.
  • Santa Claus does not bestows presents to all the children in the world. In much of Eastern Europe, for instance, Grandpa Frost brings gifts.

We hope you find this infographic to be both enjoyable and informative. From all of us at FromYouFlowers.com, Merry Christmas!

Christmas traditions around the world infographic, by From You Flowers

Best Christmas Gift Ideas for Mom

December 17th, 2013 by Ying Huang

Merry Christmas from FromYouFlowers.com, wreath hanging on the door with snow

The smell of fir trees, the sounds of holiday music, and the sparkle of lights can only mean one thing: Christmas is fast approaching again! Who doesn’t enjoy the festive celebrations of Christmas time? The holidays can be the best time and most stressful time of year. Finding the right present at the right price for your friends and family can be both time-consuming and very rewarding.

If you are looking to send your mom, an aunt, your grandma, or another female relative something extra special this year, then you have come to the right place. Below are some thoughtful Christmas gift ideas for Mom that will warm her heart with joy.

Very Jolly Christmas Tree with Decoration

Very Jolly Christmas Tree with Decorations by From You Flowers

This real mini Cypress tree makes a unique and festive gift that your mom will love and is a great way for her to spruce up her Christmas décor. It arrives fresh to her door in a box and gives her the pleasure of putting lights and ornaments on herself. This holiday tree is a beautiful embodiment of the Christmas spirit, without the mess and clean up that comes with a larger Christmas tree. This alone can make any mom a jolly one.

Christmas Cheer with Holiday Pick

Christmas Cheer with Holiday Pick by From You Flowers

White roses, red roses, red mini carnations, and white waxflower are expertly arranged in a traditional clear glass vase. The flowers are complemented by festive ornaments and a “Merry Christmas” pick. If you live far from your mom or just can’t spend Christmas with her this year, this gift is a beautiful way to deliver your Christmas wishes and remind your mom how much you love and miss her.

Santa’s Surprise

Santa's Surprise by From You Flowers

Surprise your mom with this elegant and extravagant bouquet. This antique-inspired silver vase contains red mini carnations, white mums, and branches of fresh holly. As an extra festive touch, the bouquet also contains silver ornaments. Moms usually don’t expect or ask for anything from their kids. This will make this surprise extra special because this year Santa came for her too.

Sweet Candy Cane Rose Bouquet

Sweet Candy Cane Rose Bouquet by From You Flowers

Remind your mom that she is the sweetest. This bouquet is ideal for candy or peppermint lovers. It beautifully mirrors a holiday favorite – the candy cane. Candy canes are usually one of the last decorations put on a tree. They make the tree pop and are delicious too! Two Candy canes top off this bouquet making it an extra sweet surprise.

Shimmering Bright Holiday Gift

Shimmering Bright Holiday Gift by From You Flowers

Don’t think a floral arrangement makes a suitable gift? This floral arrangement says otherwise. This whole arrangement shimmers with Christmas spirit. Red roses, red carnations, and red hypericum are hand arranged in a gift box inspired vase. The glitter gift box vase makes this arrangement really stand out, with bright holiday colors that add to the beautiful presentation. Place this gift under the tree or have it delivered; either way your mom is sure to be blown away!

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Daily Sweepstakes: Week of Joy Sweepstakes, Starting Today!

December 16th, 2013 by Ying Huang

Week of Joy Sweepstakes -- Christmas gifts daily sweepstakes, brought to you by From You Flowers

Looking to do some last-minute Christmas shopping? Itching to deck your halls, Christmas dinner table, and doors with fresh flower arrangements, wreaths, mini Christmas trees, and more?

This week only: The Week of Joy Sweepstakes, brought to you by FromYouFlowers.com, brings you five chances to win $350 in prizes!

Daily prize package includes:

  • $250 Target gift card
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Sweepstakes will run from now until December 20th, 2013. Enter every day until this Friday for more chances to win!

On behalf of the From You Flowers staff, Happy Holidays!

Amazing Thanksgiving Gifts Kids Would Love

November 24th, 2013 by Ying Huang

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to spoil your kids and show them how grateful you are to have them in your life. It can be hard to find Thanksgiving gifts for kids that they can truly enjoy. For kids, what’s a better gift to give them than the gift of yummy treats and desserts? Below are some fun and delicious ideas that will leave your kids full and content.

Thanksgiving Cornucopia

Thanksgiving Cornucopia of cookies, brownies, and a raspberry crumb cake. By FromYouFlowers.com

This fun and festive gift basket of sweets is the perfect way to serve dessert this Thanksgiving. Inside this unique cornucopia is 1 Ib. of cookies, 6 brownies, and a delectable Raspberry Crumb Cake that the kids are bound to enjoy. Your kid will be overjoyed by this sweet surprise.

Cookies and Cream Cheesecake

Cookies and Cream Cheesecake by FromYouFlowers.com

Delight your kids this Thanksgiving by surprising them with a rich and delicious oreo cheesecake. Not only is the top covered in chocolate oreo cookie crumbs but you get bits of cookie with every bite. If your kids love oreos, they will love this oreo cheesecake!

Holiday Harvest Sweet & Savory Tower

Holiday Harvest Sweet & Savory Tower by FromYouFlowers.com

The Holiday Harvest Tower is full of sweet and savory treats for the kids to munch on. This is the perfect snack to have while waiting for Thanksgiving dinner or if the kids are still a little peckish after dinner. It contains fresh apples, oranges, cream cheese and crackers, cruchy nuts, gourmet caramel popcorn, chocolate covered cherries, and Godiva® truffles. Kids and adults alike will enjoy digging into this delectable snack tower, just as long as they don’t spoil their dinner!

Chocolate Indulgence

Chocolate Indulgence gift basket by FromYouFlowers.com

This last basket is a chocolate lover’s dream. Everything in this basket is either pure chocolate or a chocolate covered treat. This gift will definitely satisfy your children’s chocolate cravings and leave a long-lasting smile on their faces.

For more Thanksgiving gift ideas, visit FromYouFlowers.com for 15% off!

Honor A Veteran With These Veterans Day Gifts

November 6th, 2013 by Ying Huang

“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” – Elmer Davis

In 1776, the United States of America was founded on the principle that humans should hold certain unalienable rights, including “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Now, centuries later, we are a nation that upholds these ideals through the contributions and sacrifices of brave men and women who fought to keep our nation that way.

This Veterans Day, send these heroes a heartfelt patriotic gift that shows them just how much you appreciate and admire them.

Bright red roses, blue iris, white Peruvian lilies,and American flags bouquet

Bright red roses, blue iris, white Peruvian lilies,and American flags bouquet

 

 

Patriotic treats: star-shaped sugar cookie, Ghirardelli® milk chocolate squares, chocolate truffle cookies, jelly bellies, popcorn and raspberry tea cookies

Patriotic treats: star-shaped sugar cookie, Ghirardelli® milk chocolate squares, chocolate truffle cookies, jelly bellies, popcorn and raspberry tea cookies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red roses, white cremones, blue delphiniums, myrtle, and spiral eucalyptus in a classical clear vase

Red roses, white cremones, blue delphiniums, myrtle, and spiral eucalyptus in a clear vase

 

 

Red roses, white alstroemeria, with blue flowers by From You Flowers

Red roses, white alstroemeria, with blue flowers in a clear vase

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red & white Gerbera daisies, white Monte Casino, and blue Delphinium in a keepsake basket by From You Flowers

Bright red & white Gerbera daisies, white Monte Casino, and blue Delphinium in a keepsake splitwood basket

 

Blue delphinium, bright red carnations and mini carnations, brilliant white Asiatic lilies, and American flags in a round whitewash basket

Blue delphinium, bright red carnations and mini carnations, brilliant white Asiatic lilies, and American flags in a round whitewash basket


 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more Veteran’s Day gifts and flowers, visit FromYouFlowers.com, and receive 15% off your purchase of patriotic gifts for these brave heroes.

 

 

Enter Our Fall Home Makeover Sweepstakes by 11/20/2013!

November 5th, 2013 by Ying Huang

Flower lovers, are you looking to give your home a seasonal makeover this Thanksgiving? From You Flowers is hosting the Fall Home Makeover Sweepstakes, where you could enter for a chance to win $1,000 Visa gift card to fund your seasonal home projects. In addition, we will deliver a beautiful fresh flower bouquet and a Thanksgiving Fall centerpiece in time for your Thanksgiving festivities.

Fall Home Makeover Sweepstakes by From You Flowers

Contest is for legal U.S. residents, ages 18 and older. For official rules and regulations, visit the Terms & Conditions page.

Autumn Flowers for Delivery Tomorrow

November 4th, 2013 by Ying Huang

Autumn is here, and Fromyouflowers.com has new Autumn Flowers for Delivery Tomorrow, sure to sweeten anyone’s day. Autumn is full of amazing scents, colors, and scenery. Don’t miss out on this season’s beautiful arrangements. Send an arrangement to friends and family or add one to your décor. With autumnal bouquets and amazing Thanksgiving flowers, your loved ones’ homes are sure to flourish with beauty.

Autumn Garden Blooms

Autumn Garden Blooms for Delivery Tomorrow, by From You Flowers
This extravagant flower arrangement contains a beautiful blend of autumnal colors. Yellow roses, orange hypericum, and bronze mums are all hand-arranged in an iridescent brown pot cover, making this flower bouquet perfect for this season’s décor. Together, these flowers capture the true essence of autumn.

Sunny Autumn Rose Bouquet

Sunny Autumn Rose Bouquet for Delivery Tomorrow, by From You Flowers
This flower arrangement is a real eye-catcher. Bright orange roses, in spirit of autumn, float in a sea of light blue delphinium and green hypericum, creating an effect that brings joy and vibrancy to any home.

Fall Mum Plant

Fall Mum Plant for Delivery Tomorrow, by From You Flowers
This last bouquet of flowers is perfect for Thanksgiving. The mum plant sits in an orange accented woodchip planter which accentuates the natural beauty of Fall orange mums. Simple and elegant, this basket is an incredible way to show your loved ones how much you care this Autumn.

Search more Fall Flowers for next day delivery, and dazzle your loved one with flowers that capture the beauty of Fall!

Sweetest Day Gift Ideas for Her

October 18th, 2013 by Ying Huang

Sweetest Day graphic by From You Flowers. Send love to your sweetie this Sweetest Day!

Sweetest Day is an Autumnal holiday that brings cheer to those you love. If you’re looking for a gift for your girlfriend or wife this Sweetest Day, you’ve come to the right place. This year, Sweetest day is observed on Saturday, October 19th, 2013. This is a day to show someone special to you how grateful you are to have them in your life and that they’re the sweetest. Send them a beautiful Sweetest Day gift that’s just as sweet.

You’re In My Heart Bouquet

Beautiful red flower arrangement: red roses and red carnations by From You Flowers.

This large bouquet is a flowering expression of big love and big romance–warm her heart with the sweetest image of flowers in classic red hues! Breathtaking carnations and roses are hand-arranged in a clear gathering vase, presenting a beautiful image of your deepest love and care for her.

The Sunrise Garden Bouquet

The Sunrise Garden Bouquet by From You Flowers

Is your sweetie the light of your life? Show her how much you care with the Sunrise Garden bouquet. The vibrant colors are reminiscent of a beautiful morning sunrise. Cheery yellow roses, hot pink spray roses, hot pink Matsumoto aster, purple statice and green hypericum are wonderfully arranged in a clear vase, giving the lovely lady in your life a sight to admire.

Sweetest Love Bouquet with Chocolates

Sweetest Love Bouquet with Chocolates. From You Flowers.
Who says heart shaped boxes of chocolate are just for Valentine’s Day? Gift her this beautiful, classy bouquet with a sweet box of chocolates that will melt her heart. Classic red roses and white Asiatic lilies are beautifully hand-arranged in a keepsake bud vase. If your girlfriend or wife loves traditional and romantic gestures and gifts, this one is sure to make her smile.

Ghirardelli® Caramel Hugs of Chocolate

Ghirardelli® Caramel Hugs of Chocolate
Does your sweetie have a sweet tooth? Now you can send her chocolates, chocolates, and caramel galore with this delectable gift basket. Mouthwatering caramel chocolate squares, a cocoa mix, and assorted Ghirardelli® delights are presented in a beautiful keepsake basket, along with an adorable and cuddly teddy bear. Make this a gift she will never forget, with chocolates that will delight her and a teddy bear to keep her thinking of you.

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Fresh Orange Roses, Ready for Autumn

October 9th, 2013 by Ying Huang

Are you pretty stoked to be experiencing Fall in full bloom? Autumn–a season that brings us many, many wonderful things: crisp air, bountiful harvest, pumpkin pie, other pies, pumpkins, beautiful golden and rust-colored leaves, and more–is here to stay for a while!

We’ve designed many new Fall-themed bouquets to help you celebrate this wonderful season.

Orange roses have always been a favorite of many of our customers, especially during the Fall season. We can see why:
Roses, ready to be arranged into a bouquet, by From You Flowers

Shop gorgeous orange roses and more, at FromYouFlowers.com! 15% coupon automatically applied.

Peruvian Lilies and a Frenchie

October 8th, 2013 by Ying Huang

Life is better with flowers. Life is also better with dogs. When you put the two together, what could be better?
That’s why we love these photos of Gatsby, the French bulldog, with our 100 Blooms of Peruvian lilies. The lilies are beautifully arranged in an antique silver pitcher.

French bulldog with 100 blooms of Peruvian lilies bouquet. From You Flowers and Jen Huang Photography.

Gatsby the French Bulldog and From You Flowers bouquet. Styling and photography by Jen Huang.

Styling and photography by the talented Jen Huang. She is also the proud owner of two Frenchies, Gatsby and Pepper. Follow them on Instagram here: instagram.com/gatsbyandpepper