While visiting Singapore, Amme from Thailand dropped by our shop to pick up a pink baby’s breath with red rose bouquet. We like to thank her for patronage.
by Ong Sze Teng
Just as we’ve left our enthusiastic Christmas cheer and upbeat New Year greetings behind, the month of love has crept upon us. Valentine’s day never fails to drive men running for the next florist or chocolatier, and restaurants and cafes unleash promotions in the name of love.
Everyone knows that the festivities aren’t complete with some form of heart shaped gifts, dove or cupid emblems, and pink and red hues painted all over gifts. But surely there’s more to Valentine’s Day than simply romance and gifts? After all, showing affection to a loved one can be done anytime, anywhere. In the first place, February 14 was never a day for demonstrating one’s love for another. In fact, the whole celebration started in the third century in Rome, and ironically, is started when a stern ruler labeled love as an unnecessary emotion.
Records state that Emperor Claudius II had the notion that men were restricted from giving their utmost in battle, if their mind was on their wives or lovers. With a sweep of his hand, marriage was banned. Of course, this law did not pass without stirring fury and disappointment. Who could live without finding their soul mate? The concept was exactly as ridiculous as it sounded, and a certain brave, young priest called Valentine thought as much. Enraged, Valentine rebelled by marrying young couples, secretly defying the rule of Emperor Claudius II.
Yet, nothing escaped the eye of the emperor. Into prison went Valentine. Little snippets of records even suggest that Valentine himself ended up in a relationship with his jailer’s daughter. With Valentine already sentenced to death, no doubt they had little time to develop any further. Talk about star-crossed lovers. His parting words? “From your Valentine”, now a common phrase that gets butterflies fluttering in the receiver’s tummy.
It would be hundreds of years later, for his death on February 14 to be marked as a day to honour him, and for Valentine to be declared a Saint. There we go; Saint Valentine’s Day.
But why did people start giving flowers to each other? Well, Victorians had assigned different meanings to different flowers, and were able to communicate with simply those plants and not a single word. Talk about mysterious. Cards may have seemed like a better alternative, but they felt a message with your name on it was bad luck, was the start of gifting flowers with a somewhat secretive, romantic card.
No one’s a stranger to roses during Valentine. But why are they the go-to flower for any bouquet? Roses were the favourite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love, so what better way than using the very symbol of love for a day that celebrates it?
With the passage of time came the commercialization of the occasion. Valentine’s Day had evolved into gifts oozing in magenta and scarlet, and flowers or chocolates bundle in ribbon. It’s more about getting the most extravagant present than the most thoughtful one.
There’s nothing inherently wrong with that, but it’s about time Valentine’s became more about thought than only extravagance. A handpicked bouquet along with an elegant card is one way to show how you feel.
Couples will never miss out on the opportunity to please their other half during an occasion like Valentine’s. Sometimes, the pressure can be an obstacle in making the day a memorable one, as one would be too focused on picking out imperfections to ensure everything goes smoothly. These suggestions might make the planning a little easier.
One simple date can make your lover’s Valentine’s. As long as it’s time well spent with a loved one, how can anyone argue about a wholesome date. Grab a few finger foods like sandwiches, pastries, or chips and settle them into a picnic basket. A quick ride to the park will take you to the bicycle rental area, where the both of you can get a tandem bike, a two-seater for riding together, or separate ones for riding side by side. Scenic trails lined by rustling trees and the occasional roadside blossom make the ride a quiet enjoyment. If you’re near the sea, you might even catch the sunset. Find a clear patch of grass to lay your mat and open up your treasure chest of goodies, and enjoy your little feast. By then you might be able to catch a sprinkle of stars in the obsidian sky above, which is the kind of romantic scene right out of movies. Plus, it’s easy on the wallet. Kidding. But we merely state the truth.
For the music fans, a small band gracing their presence with a classical song or your partner’s favourite tune would be perfect. A room could be booked away from prying eyes, where the your violin or singing quartet could saunter in and play before your partners surprised eyes. As long as there’s elbow room, you could also request for then to pop up in a diner while others look on enviously at the sweet sonnet.
For a deeper dive into romance, a high class meal at a classy restaurant will do the trick. Treat your partner like a prince or princess when your initial comment of ‘just bringing you to a cafe’ turns out to be an ‘atas’ location fit for royalty. Intricately designed dishes and flavourful premium selections will leave you and your partner munching in satisfaction, till the very last bit. Who doesn’t love food? A little antique wine wouldn’t hurt anyway too. To top it off, secretly send in a small bouquet of roses with the last dish. The look on your lover’s face as the waiter leaves with a smirk is one you’ll remember forever.
Although jealousy has little space in a relationship, a small serving of it can be healthy as it shows how much you want to be The One for your partner. Perhaps you’ve heard about the lady killer in the office who’s just a tad too flirty with your girl. Or you’ve heard countless complaints about that other chick that won’t stop boasting about her Louboutin shoes from her man. Time to up your game with a little announcement of her status. 99 roses make a huge bouquet, and it’s impossible for it to go unnoticed in an office setting among nosy colleagues. Be it in person or through a delivery, she will be nothing short of surprised when she receives the gigantic arrangement. Other girls will be singing praises of the lucky lady’s boyfriend while guys stare on at the territorial gift. Said lucky lady will be more than happy to show that her heart is already reserved.
A truly romantic gesture would be a candle lit, homemade dinner. It doesn’t have to be some Michelin Star worthy dish, as the fact that you bothered to make time for such an intimate setting. When your girlfriend or boyfriend comes home to your surprise, you’ll be in for a great night. After a leisurely meal with idle chat and murmurs of sweet nothings, you can lead him or her away from the table and smoothly point out the trail of luxurious scarlet petals. Leading from the living room, it curves into the bedroom where another group of scattered petals paint the clean sheets. Your night will go out with a bang for sure.
Else wise, you might find that your long relationship is already written in stone, and you’re more than ready to take the next step. There’s no better time to propose than Valentine’s Day! If you two have always wanted to make that great Europe tour, suggest taking a break from the hustle of city life and pack your bags. Besides the obvious Paris, there are other places to pop the question. A quaint countryside cottage would make an adorable engagement photo, and the seaside offers the violet and magenta painted sky as a backdrop. Friends who are in on the plan can hang fairy lights and prop up flower garlands in a park before you lead your partner to the location under the guide of a walk. When the time comes, ‘yes’ will already be on the tip of their tongue.
Date night on Valentine’s can be a memorable event, but the gesture is all the more touching. When you and your lover are caught up in a world of your own, there’s little that can break that intimate connection.
But you haven’t settled the question of what kind of flowers should go into the bunch, have you? Let’s see; roses, roses, or roses? Valentine’s doesn’t have to only be about roses. With a whole array of flowers blooming all over the world, there are plenty of flowers to choose for your bouquet. Though each kind of flower can represent different things, there is no changing the beauty they exude.
The language of love may have once been used to bring across certain romantic messages, but today, with elegant cards and photo captions doing the work, flowers need not be mere message carriers. The joy of simply receiving beautiful flowers is immense, and a simple bouquet can be a great way to express thoughtfulness. A well-arranged bouquet can also mimic the endless blossom of a garden. Great for brightening your day!
Different combinations of flower species can even induce different moods! As Valentine’s Day is all about the sweetness of gifts, certain kinds can go unnoticed. Fret not, for we can broaden your perspective of flowers!
Bold colours and large bloom mixed into a Valentine’s bouquet can give a playful aura. Think of it as a friendly jab or a joke for breaking the ice; such an arrangement is sure to lighten up the mood. Vibrant pinks, yellows and blues can be placed at varying heights to create the image of flowers bursting to meet you, like free spirits rising in excitement. Tulips, carnations and delphinium are some flowers that come in various colours which stand out, making them great choices for a whimsical bouquet.
For the introvert who loves the peace and quiet, there’s always the calm, soothing bouquet. Does your significant other need a little stress relief, or a quick break from their hectic lives? Cool colours in a posy mixed with ferns are easy on the eyes and might soothe the receiver. With commonly purple and blue coloured larkspur or hydrangea, it’s like looking into the depths of the sea of the vast, cloud speckled sky. The sapphire and violet of such calming apologies bouquets may even appease even the fiercest of fires! (Though you now know you shouldn’t spark such flames again.)
Blending hot colours together lights the bouquet up immediately. It’ll light the recipient’s face up as well, as this sort of sensual conveys a deep love. Vibrant lilies and berries can be arranged to create a picture of passion, putting in place an amorous aura. Your affection will be made clear in such fiery flowers, and the bouquet can still make an eye catching centerpiece!
Hot favourites would be the most romantic combinations of pastel pins and purples. Such soft colours make the bouquet look cuter, or sometimes, elegant. Classic roses are often used in these fairy-tale like bunches, but lilacs and hyacinths can be used as well. A touch of baby’s-breath completes the picturesque bouquet. Simply stunning.
Other charming gifts like smiley flower plushies and little bundles of artifical flowers are alternatives some look at. But let’s face it, you want to show how real your love is, and the best way is to present an artfully arranged bouquet, wrapped in dreamy paper and bound with silky ribbon. That’s how to display exactly how you feel: a gorgeous spray of fresh flowers.
A recipient’s personality and the occasion can play a huge part in determining the most suitable arrangement, which is why we try our best to please customers and their lovers with our versatile bouquets. With plenty of attractive bundles to choose from, 24Hrs City Florist will never fail to please you! For flower delivery anywhere within Singapore.
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24hrsCityFlorist.com started creating character flower arrangements or bouquets with a bit of ‘character’ since 2011. As a request from our customer, we attempted our first hello kitty character bouquet. Hello kitty is the popular ‘cat with no mouth’.
Hello Kitty Bouquet
Hello Kitty is a fictional character produced by Sanrio, a Japanese company. Hello Kitty is created by Yuko Shimizu and currently designed by Yuko Yamaguchi. She is depicted as an anthropomorphic white Japanese Bobtail cat-inspired character with a red bow. Originally hello kitty was made for pre-adolescent females, since the, the market has broadened to include consumers of all ages. Hello kitty is found in a variety of products ranging from school supplies to fashion accessories and high-end consumer products such as diamond necklaces. And now in the form of a fresh flower bouquet.
At the launch of our hello kitty bouquets, they were well received. Guys who know their girl friends are into hello kitty, sent this bouquet at the delight of the recipients. Even our celebrity DJ, Glen Ong ordered a hello kitty bouquet for his then girl friend (now wife) Jean Danker. 24HrsCityFlorist.com provided the flower delivery right to Mediacorp at Caldecott.
Inspired by the hello kitty bouquet, together with our senior florists, we decided to create and arrange a more generic and with a more mass appeal yet at the same time a well-loved character bouquet. That’s how our puppy bouquet was born. We conducted some research in the internet and found some puppy bouquets but none showed one arranged in a hand held bouquet. There were some European florists that use chrysanthemums to arrange puppy arrangements but given the taboo we Asians regard chrysanthemum flowers, we decided to use the next best flowers with lots of petals and at the same time keeping the cost low. Carnations was the obvious answer, and hence forth, carnations have been the-facto flowers we will use for most of our character arrangements. To our surprised, the puppy bouquet was and is still very well received. Firstly, the puppy is cute and very adorable. Puppy bouquet can be sent for any occasions from sending a love message to an apology message to birthdays and even get well wishes. That’s when we adopted the puppy into a basket arrangement too. The puppy bouquet has become our all seasons bouquet. We posted our puppy bouquet in Pinterest just over 2 years ago and has now garnered over 300 pins and re-pins.
We continue to experiment on other types of character bouquets. The smiley bouquet was one that was created soon after the puppy bouquet. That is none other then the well known ‘smiley’ bouquet made popular by the emoji we have come to recognize its frequent appearance in our daily casual texting. The smiley bouquet is a very simple but equally amusing bouquet, arranged with bright yellow carnations and with the eyes and mouth labelled with laminated imprints. Just like what the name says, the smiley bouquet brings about not just a smile but also a certain ‘emoji’ to the person who received it.
Angry Bird Bouquet
Following the smiley, we started receiving ‘customized’ request from customers. One we were challenged to attempt was Angry Bird. This once very popular character is a video game franchise created by Finnish company Rovio Entertainment. The series focuses on multi-colored birds who try to save their eggs from green-colored pigs. The character was originally released in Dec 2009 by for Apple iOS and by 2014, the game was downloaded over 3 billion times collectively. An undisputed great runaway hit during those years. Having feature angry bird character bouquet in our webstore, we have come to realized, a majority of our customers who bought the bouquet had similar message to the recipient – that is, requesting the recipient not to be angry and asking for forgiveness. Angry Bird bouquet is now known to be our popular ‘I’m sorry’ bouquet and is now featured under our Apology segment.
Soon after, we had another request from our customer to arrange Elmo- a Muppet character on the popular children’s television show Sesame Street. He is a furry red monster with a falsetto voice that many of use grew up learning and loving it. Our Elmo Bouquet which depicts The Elmo character has been like an evergreen favourite character to many – yes, even the younger generations.
Our next attempt on a new character bouquet was meant to appeal more to our local Chinese audience. The criteria was to have a character that is likeable, adorable, universal and most importantly a character most young girls would love. We literary created Piggy Bouquet from thin air. No, not the piglet from Winnie the pooh nor Ms piglet who appears in the television programme The Muppets. Piggy bouquet is your common everyday plumpish rosy pink piglet that could represent someone with a sensation appetite or someone who live to sleep – attributes that perhaps every one of us could have once possessed.
The piglet bouquet would give rise to our next creation which is the Panda Bouquet. The panda bear or simply panda, is a bear native to south central China. It is easily recognized by the large, distinctive black patches around its eyes, over the ears, and across its round body. Needless to say, this adorable creature is well loved the world over not just for its cute and clumsiness but also its rarity. True to its popularity, the panda bear has its own following and the many panda fans around the world are testimony to how liked this bear is. In Singapore Sept 2012 , the popularity is fueled by the arrival of the male and female panda bears kai kai and jia jia. Singapore gone pandamania from then onwards.
Unless you have been hiding under the rock for a long while, the Minions invaded Singapore in 2013 and melted the hearts and souls of many Singaporeans particularly the young at heart. No amount of scientific theories are able to explain how a bunch of yellow cuteness in the blue jumpsuit could sweep over Singapore with such impact leaving many of us even talking banana banana potatooo. It is totally 99% adorable, 1% despicable. First it was the minion toys, then the minions came in the form of huge plush figurines, tee shirts, mugs, hair clips and nail-art. Today, even the food that we eat not even spared from minionmania. Confectionaries and bakery stores and eateries are now capitalizing on this minion craze by offering minion-inspired cakes and minion cupcakes. How about minion flower arrangement we thought? In 2014, we hatched a plan to create precisely this yellow lump of head using yellow carnations and a specially made one-eye goggle to depict the despicable minion eyes. And the catchword we promoted with is “ Tell her she is One in a Minion! “ . Our minion table arrangement has connected many hearts, shed tears, bought warmth and built peace for the people who shared it with.
Fat Cat Bouquet
It wasn’t until 2015 we spotted an adorable cupcake decorated into an extremely fat cat with long whiskers and pointy nose. So adorable, it was sinful just eating it. We thought if the bakers can create a fat cat out of a cupcake, why we can’t create a fat cat out of a flower arrangement? The challenge had led us to design a somewhat spherical head made out of white carnations and pinned a nose with a few long cable ties to form the all familiar cat’s whiskers. Once done, we adored it very much and called it Fat Cat Bouquet.
In 2016, we experimented with dying carnations flowers and gotten just the right tone of blue for the inception of what is now known as our eye catching Cookie Monster Bouquet. With the signature big eye balls and his favourite chocolate cookies, cookie monster bouquet now looks very much like cookie monster – a character most of us would recognized. Just like Elmo, Cookie Monster is a Muppet in the long-running children’s TV show Sesame Street. He is best known for his voracious appetite and his famous eating phrases, such as “Me want cookie!”, “Me eat cookie!” and “Omm nomm nomm nom” (said through a mouth full of cookies). We wondered what would be a good phrase to tag on our newly created cookie monster bouquet. At first, we thought of the phrase “me want you, me eat you..” was too much of a caveman calling for a mate. Eventually we settled for something that would please the recipient when she receive a uniquely arranged Cookie Monster bouquet with a tagline that reads “I won’t trade you for all the cookies in the world.. “ still with a cookie sticking out of the mouth.
Another game app that took the world by storm including Singapore is Pokémon GO. This is an augmented reality app created by Nintendo. Pokémon Go features a GPS-enabled map of the player’s real-world surrounding. After tapping on the creatures, the app opens up the smartphone’s camera, showing the Pokémon seemingly moving in the real world. Pokemon Go involves the capturing and training of a variety of fictional creatures called ‘Pokémon’ and using them to battle other trainers. PokeBall is a type of item that is critical to a Trainer’s quest, used for catching and storing Pokemon. We figured, a Pokeball was simple enough to create using fresh carnations and the tagline would simple be ‘Toss this Pokeball and tell her ~ “I choose you!” . You now have Pokeball Bouquet.
We at 24hrsCityFlorist will continue to create fun character bouquets and we hope our customers will come to adore them as much as we like creating them. We provide florist flower delivery anywhere in Singapore.
We wish to thank Isabel for posting at our facebook for the pokeball bouquet we assisted to arrange and delivery on behalf of her friend. It was truly our pleasure to part of making your day. Have a good one!
Florist delivery by 24HrsCityFlorist.com
Little Choong Zi Feng was at our shop at night with his father to help him choose a wedding anniversary bouquet for his mother. Simply adorable…
A delighted Irene receiving a lilac tulip bouquet arranged and flowers delivered by 24hrscityflorist.com at her work place today. 🙂
24hrsCityflorist.com offers flower delivery in Singapore.
As seen on 11 Dec 2016.
We had our annual little Christmas potluck gathering today. Lot’s of food and drinks and gift exchange!
Specially arranged for Kevin for his special moment – a 99 stalks mixed of pink and red rose hand bouquet
We wish to thank Ammar for visiting us at our outlet at Lavender Street and taken an interest in our fresh coloured baby’s breath bouquet.
Upon a request from our customer, we hand arranged this lookalike pokemon bouquet or pokeball hand bouquet. An arrangement of fresh red and white carnations.
We like to take this opportunity to thank our customer for her generous feedback and encouragement. Yew Cheo ordered an opening flower stand in the night and we were able to deliver it by 11am the next morning. We wish to thank her for her support and hope we can be of service to her again in future.
We are happy our recipient of our baby’s breath bouquet tagged us in her instagram. We liked her post and thank her for generous sharing.
The choice of flowers often used by florist used usually are the ones that will last. simply because the person receiving the flowers will too be able enjoy longer lasting flowers and their beauty and how they make the office or home look remarkably more inviting. Particularly for condolence flowers, which will have to last throughout the duration of the wake. Typically the two most lasting flowers used for condolence flower stands are chrysanthemums and carnations. Other flowers including lilies, roses, gladiolas, tuberose, mathiolas, breassica, gerberas and orchids are used too.
Within a few touches of your phone, you can send fresh flowers arranged in a variety of ways to anyone. 24hrscityflorist.com have many choices of flower for delivery within Singapore. More importantly, 24hrscityflorist.com is one of the few Singapore florist that accepts orders as late as 8pm daily for same day delivery. And yes, that’s include Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays too.
Singapore florist providing condolence flowers delivery 24 hours.
We have been awarded the 2016 American Express Card Member’s favourite.
24HrsCityFlorist.com accepts all major credit card payment over the phone. We make ordering flowers easy. We provide flower delivery in Singapore.
Seen here, See Kim and her friend with bouquets bought from 24hrs city florist for their university’s dance performance.
A visibly happy girl with her flowers from someone special. We are delighted to be a small part of Pei Wen’s birthday celebration. Taking this opportunity to wishing her a Happy Birthday!
As seen on TV – ‘BENGpire’ a chinese variety show featuring whereabout interesting places to visit in the late hours of the night in Singapore.
A combination of ivory and champagne roses arranged with white oriental lilies , white orchids and a clever touch of purple eustoma. Arrangement comes with a stand laced with a translucent white organza.
Wreath Singapore designed by 24hrscityflorist.com
We like to thank Annie for her generous feedback on the condolence flower wreath we had customized and arranged as requested by her.
Baby’s breath (known also as gypsophila) arranged in a bouquet. Fresh dyed coloured baby’s breath bouquet wrapped with Korean style wrapped . Also know as gypsophila bouquet.
Our customer – Wei Hao with his customized arrangement – Gerberas in a box. We wish him the best in his bid to convey a very special message to someone dear to him.
Surprise to discover a flower shop that is open late into the night! Mediacorp artistes: Wang Wei Liang (Lobang) & Huang Zhen Long (Desmond Ng) were at 24Hrs City Florist Outlet in Lavender Street.
We like to thank Mr. Teo Wei Xing for choosing us to arrange a graduation bouquet for someone he cared about. We like to wish him all the best and at the same time congratulate his friend for this an accomplished milestone.
Looking for suitable candidate to join our florist Team. Candidates with the following abilities:
1. must have a genuine passion and interest in flower arrangement.
2. able to work evening shifts from 5pm or 6pm to 10:30pm (weekdays)
3. able to commit to regular weekly schedule
5. approximately twice a week on long term basis (atleast 9 to 12months)
6. must be able to work (at least 8hours a day) on 12,13 & 14 Feb next year.
7. experience in flower arrangement and sales and customer service preferred
8. have initiative and ability to work independently
9. familiar with using PC/Android/ipad/internet.
10. possesses strong interpersonal skills
Candidates without experience but meet all the requirements listed above will be considered to undergo a florist apprentice program once selected.
Many flower shops in Singapore do not offer jobs to those without relevant flower arrangement experience. The main reason is because of the very high attrition rate for non-experience candidates. A majority of these candidates do not understand or appreciate what it takes to be a flower arranger or a florist working in a commercial/retail florist industry. It is a very expensive and time consuming exercise for any florist to train a new employee only to be told by the employee that he/she is no able to continue with the florist job.
As florist, we often hear candidates as saying that they wish to join the florist because ‘i have interest in flowers’ or ‘i like flowers’ worse – reasons such as “i want to give it a try”. As a florist shop like us, these reasons alone are not good enough. We are looking beyond just someone who have an ‘interest’ or ‘try it out first” attitude. We want someone who have a deep passion and a sense of seriousness to want to learn about flower arrangement.
We will consider all applications. However, we will only consider applicants who are able to meet the requirements listed above. Please email your resume containing the following information below to career(at)24hrscityflorist.com
Please specify your
1. Full name
4. Citizenship (note, we can only consider Singaporeans, PRs, DPs)
5. Current Job and location of office
If you are shortlisted, you will be requested to come for an interview. If you are offered a position, a mutually agreed scheduled will be planned for you. You will be inducted into our flower apprentice programme and be called assistant florist hereafter.
The programme is essentially an on-the-job training. You will not only be taught flower arrangement but also other aspects of a retail-florist such as handling of day-to-day operations, customer inquiries, processing of orders and arrangement for deliveries. The handling of customer service is an essential part of our programme and every part timer is expected to be able to acquire this ability quickly and confidently.
All florists, be it junior of senior have to learn how to clear, condition and keep the flowers and foliages in a systematic manner. Different flowers are treated differently and are kept in the designated fridges. The proper handling and treatment of fresh cut flowers will determine the life span of flowers. Hence it is highly important, for all our assistant florists to understand the significance of treating flowers. At the same time, keeping any flowers wastage to the minimum.
How fast and how much you can learn from this programme very much depends on how much and how fast you can absorb. We have a minimum timeframe and standard for each apprentice to acquire flower arrangement skills. There are basically 3 broad categories of arrangement that are important for all assistant florist to quickly acquire :
1. hand bouquet
2. table arrangement
3. condolence/opening flower stand
our existing assistant florists have been achieving the ability to do all 3 categories on average within – 3 to 6 months from induction on a part time basis.
Opportunities to learn are aplenty at 24hrscityflorist.com – but opportunities are given to those who show initiative and their capabilities working in our florist shop.
Assistant florist who demonstrates the discipline, dedication to their work schedule, inquisitive, initiative and the ability to handle the day-to-day operations will be given unprecedented opportunities. We believe in nurturing people who deserved to be nurtured.
One has to learn how to crawl before learning how to walk and likewise, learning how to walk before learning how to run.
in turn you will learn how to create an eye-pleasing floral arrangement, how to care for flowers, how to match colours and flowers and greens, You will grow as a person as you overcome challenges, sharpen your interpersonal skills, learn to rise up and exceed to customer expectations. You will gain a meaningful working experience few flower shops are able to provide. The satisfaction of not just cultivating a skill set but a family of friends and colleagues.
Sharing Of Experiences Working at 24Hrs City Florist
We like to thank Devin for choosing 24hrscityflorist.com to create a ROM hand bouquet for his very special day. We wish his all the best as he take on a new chapter of his life with his wife.
We like to thank our customer Wan Jing for your generous feedback. Her comments has definitely encouraged us to continue to do our best for our customers. Thank you and we hope to be of service to you again.
Our customers from Bangkok, Thailand visited our store on 16 April 2016 and was delighted with the collections of our flowers and soft toys. Natt and Natharin were happy to be featured in our blog below: 🙂
We like to thank Kelvin Moh from Molten Engineering for making his purchase with us and this generous feedback below:
Be fitting for a loss child – a heart warming and gentle tribute – a delicate arrangement of chrysanthemums and pink carnations with a plush bear.
We like to thank our client, Mrs Suthan for entrusting us with creating a heart warming with a touch of gentle tribute to a loss child – heart shaped condolence wreath comes with a plush bear.
24Hrs City Florist was invited by Nparks to participate in the Floral Window competition for the Singapore Garden Festival (SGF) recently held at Marina Square from 2 to 3 April 2016.
The Floral Windows to the World has always been a key highlight of Singapore Garden Festival (SGF) since it was started in 2006. It showcases colourful and creative cut flower displays, complemented by stunning set design and lighting. Visitors to the show have a chance to admire the enchanting display of beautiful flowers, creatively and delicately designed by celebrated local and international floral designers.
24Hrs City Florist was delighted to send our very own florist warrior Wen Yen Lynn to represent the company. We decided to adopt a simple minimalistic design with vibrant colours. Thus, the floating cup design was conceptualized and submitted for approval.
We are humbled to be selected and given the opportunity to participate along side the many more experienced and established floral designers from the many well known flower design schools.
We take this opportunity to congratulate the winners and finalist of the qualifying rounds for Floral Windows to the World & the Table-top Floral Display competitions which were announced yesterday 3 April 2016. We wish them the best and every success in their quest to represent Singapore in the up and coming International competition during Singapore Garden Festival happening from 23 to 31 July 2016
Have you ever wondered why flowers since time immemorial still make the world’s best gift today? What is it about flowers that make people want to constantly associate themselves with?
The intrinsic nature of flowers – the fact that flowers are not everlasting; they wither and die, reminds us that life is such and is worth cherishing every moment of it especially those special ones. Nothing last forever in this world except time. We live only once in this life, for every good moment that comes by, we are compelled to celebrate it. It is in our innate nature to want to do so. Simply because we are by nature somehow pre-programmed to subconsciously know that special moments are unique and they will not occur exactly the same way again. To make these special moments last, we celebrate them so that they own a place in our memories for years to come.
There is another draw to flowers that other gifts don’t come close to match. Humans reconcile flowers to be part of this world of evolution. The fact that when we look at flowers, the colour, the bloom and their fragileness, our inner sanctum of our being triggers that unexplained sense of joy, delight and hope. Even at times of sorrow and hurt, flowers are nature’s way of reminding us that life is precious, life is beautiful and we should treasure it and make the best of it. The beautiful blossoms of flowers give us a sense of wonder, a sense of hope, telling us there will always be sunshine after the rain and that exciting times await us.
Flowers ignites our sense of love and passion. It is precisely the nature of flowers, that women are drawn to. The enchanting beauty, colours and smell of flowers trigger a string of emotions, the collective joy, love, care and hope flowers represents. They serve as a voice to conveying our hearts’ desire and feelings in ways words cant. If a picture tells a thousand words, flowers tell a million.
A very impressive and attractive vase arrangement of white oriental lily and bright red roses that not just suited for wedding gift.
Our customer who bought this arrangement loves it too:
More Are Buying Flowers From Their Mobile Phone
Ordering flowers through online has always been fast and easy. In recent times, an increased number of people are making their floral needs from online – in particular, from mobile phone or smartphones. In line with the growing number of smartphone users worldwide which is estimated to be close to 2 billion in 2016. This number is poised to increase.
Singapore ranks the highest smartphone penetration in a recent global survey conducted by Deloitte’s Global Technology, Media and Telecommunications. This statistic shows the number of smartphone users in Singapore estimated to reach 4.3 million 2017. According to a global study called Consumer Barometer released by Google, Singapore is the number one smartphone adopter in the world at 85 per cent.
With more and more people accessing the Internet via a smartphone or tablet, it comes as no surprise that Singapore Shopping on mobile devices poised to overtake shopping on computers.
M-Commerce got another boost from the local Singapore Banks when they started to reissue their Debit Visa/MasterCard in 2010. This has extended a new segment of card spenders previously not able to obtain credit cards.
1. Seamless shopping from site to store
2. Feacebook first
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A recent survey conducted by Singapore Polytechnic suggests that while females shop online more often, it is the men who spend more on online purchases.
– A majority of respondents (71.3%) browse for products and services online between 8pm to 12am.
– A significant share of respondents (35.3%) browse for products and services online one to six times a week, while 32% do so one to three times a month.
– A significant share of respondents (45.2%) purchase products or services online one to three times a month.
– Apparel, shoes and accessories is the top purchase category among Singapore youth, followed by movies, music and video games.
– Top purchase categories for male youth include apparel, technology and movies. Top purchase categories for female youth include apparel, beauty and travel.
– Females browse online more often but males spend more than females on online purchases.
– More females (20.4%) browse online daily compared to males (14.5%).
– However, 50.6% of male respondents spend more than $100 a month compared to 41.3% of females.
– Females are more likely to browse online while they are at work/school, in public places and while commuting.
– 38% of female respondents browse online while they are at work or in school, compared to 29.3% of male respondents.
– 25% of females browse online in public places compared to 19.5% of males.
– 41.6% of females browse online while commuting compared to 28.8% of males.
Motivations For Online Shopping
– 95.8% of respondents agree that they shop online to get items or brands that are not sold in Singapore.
– 90.7% of respondents agree that they shop online to get a wider selection of items or brands.
– 88.1% of respondents agree that they shop online because they can shop anytime and at any location.
– Other motivations for shopping online include being able to purchase items without friends or family knowing (59.5%), and being able to purchase items while keeping one’s identity private (57.9%).
– More male respondents (64%) shop online to purchase items without friends or family knowing, as compared to only 55% of females.
– More male respondents (61.8%) shop online to purchase items while keeping one’s identity private, as compared to only 54.1% of females.
– Lower prices rather than higher quality products is a greater draw to shop online. 85.9% of respondents agree that they shop online to find cheaper items, as compared to physical stores. In contrast, only 47.3% of respondents agreed that they shop online to find higher quality products.
– Special deals online, peer influence and social media attract more youth to purchase online.
– 54.7% of respondents have purchased from stores which offer free gifts, shipping or discount codes.
– 42.3% of respondents have purchased from stores which are popular among their friends.
– 40.2% of respondents have purchased from stores which they liked on social media or are subscribed to.
– Endorsements by celebrities is the least effective strategy. Only 11.4% of respondents have purchased from stores endorsed by their favourite celebrity.
– More female respondents (47.6%) purchase from online stores that they liked on social media or are subscribed to, as compared to 32.5% of males.
– More male respondents (29%) purchase from online stores that stock limited edition items, as compared to 15.1% of females.
– More youth aged 20 and above purchase from online stores that offer special deals and are popular among their friends.
– Almost half of youth aged 20 and above purchase from online stores that are popular among their friends, compared to only 32.8% of youth aged 15 to 19 years old.
-More than half of youth aged 20 and above purchase from online stores that offer free gifts, shipping or discount codes, compared to 42.4% of youth aged 15 to 19 years old.
Our florist team , headed by our Florist Manager, Belle Tan who holds a diploma in floristry management and a graduate from the Nobleman School of floral design with more than a decade of commercial florist experience. Together with a team of dedicated florists and flower arrangers , we continue to encourage, spur and infuse creativity into their work – inspiring them to continue to sharpen their skills and designs.
Our dedicated team members formerly come from a wide range of creative, professional & service backgrounds such as product design, games development, academic, architecture, accounting, cabin crew and sales. Our offerings range from lush bouquets of seasonal blooms to the very exotic, free-style table arrangements that feature not only creative flower arrangement but also appealing arrangements too.
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Valentine’s Day 2016 flowers and new bouquet designs:
Christmas is one of the most celebrated holiday all around the world. It is a time for family and friends to come together to meet, share, inspire and be merry. Make this season of giving the best yet.
Our customer, Hisyamuddin ordered a multicoloured rose hand bouquet consisting of rainbow rose (6 stalks) , blue roses (9 stalks) and red roses (9 stalks) arranged in a stylish hand tied bouquet.
We are delighted to coordinate and arrange a very romantic moment for our client who wants welcome home and surprise his girl friend with flowers and balloons in an hotel room.
Decorated with 2 huge flower hand bouquets with a jumbo teddy bear with 100 pcs of latex metalic gold and white baloons
Here’s What our client say about the rainbow rose bouquet that we customized based on her specifications:
That’s just what our customer did, he ordered a 99 stalks red rose hand bouquet for a very special occasion. Asked why he chosen a 99 stalks red rose bouquet, his reply was simply, “she loves red roses and 99 stalks represents ‘i love your forever.., is big and impressive”. We needless to say more…
Deepavali, or Diwali, is a five-day Hindu festival that begins on the shortest day of the year during the period between mid-October and mid-November. Deepavali this year falls on 10 Nov 2015. Deepavali celebrates light overcoming darkness and is also known as the Festival of Lights. This festival is a one-day public holiday in Singapore and is the most important celebration of the Hindu year. During this festive atmosphere, cheers, wishes and gifts are exchanged or given. We have our 2015 deepavali hampers ready for order now:
Roses have been in existence for about 32 million years, and have been used for numerous reasons since the ancient civilizations including the Greeks, Romans, and Persians. Roses have been bred to be colorful, fragrant, and hearty for thousands of years.
Roses are the perfect way to declare or convey one’s feelings of romantic love. Whether in celebration of an anniversary, wedding, Valentine’s Day or even just to say ‘i love you’ day, there is no mistaking the implication of passion, desire and above all, love, associated with red roses. The classic red rose is often the best choice for expressing your deepest affection for that special someone. The quantity can also have a special meaning.
No of stalk of roses Meaning
A single bloom of red rose love at first sight or “I still love you”
A single rose in any colour indicates simplicity and gratitude
2 roses mutual feelings
3 roses “I love you”
7 roses “I’m infatuated with you”
9 roses “We’ll be together forever”
10 roses “You are perfect”
11 roses “You are My Treasured One”
12 roses “Be mine!”
13 roses “Friends forever”
15 roses “I’m truly sorry”
20 roses “I’m truly sincere towards you”
21 roses “I’m dedicated to you”
24 roses “Forever yours”
25 roses Congratulations
36 roses “Remembering our romantic times”
40 roses “My genuine love for you”
50 roses Unconditional love
99 roses “I will love you all the days of my life”
101 roses “I’m completely devoted to you”
108 roses “Will you marry me?”
999 roses “I love you till the end of time”
Today, rose flower are given in the form of a simple single stalk rose, to a regular round red rose bouquet to red roses being arranged in variety of shapes, styles and sizes.
We at 24hrscityflorist.com created this heart shape red rose hand bouquet which we think best capture the ‘trilogy’ of red roses:
1. Flower rose – the universal symbol of love and romance.
2. Colour red which expresses your deepest affection for that special someone.
3. Heart shape – means giving your heart to someone.
And if one is to impress, we arranged this majestic 99 stalks red rose hand bouquet
And if 99 stalks red roses is not large enough, checkout this 250 stalks of bright red rose basket arrangement.
Hand bouquet is a gathering of a collection of flowers, fillers and forliage in a creative hand held arrangement. Hand bouquets are normally arranged such that they can be handheld and carried by a person. Handheld bouquets are classified by several different popular shapes and styles, including nosegay, crescent, and cascading bouquets. hand bouquets are often given for special occasions such as birthdays or anniversaries, weddings and Valentine’s Day. They are commonly use to also express one’s love to another too.
Hand Bouquet Singapore – In Singapore, the round, biedermeier, sheaf bouquets are most popular. There are a wide and creative ways of hand bouquet arrangement ranging from the type of flowers used and the different variety of wrapping styles and colours used. The most popular flower types are ROSES and red rose bouquet and pink rose bouquet are among the popular picks. Blue rose bouquet and exotic flower bouquet has recently gaining preference too.
Flowers-in-box fresh flowers arrangements has been a popular gift – suitable not only for women but for men too.
flowers in box singapore, box of flowers for delivery in Singapore.
This year’s Chinese Valentine’s Day (七夕节快乐) falls on 20 Aug 2015 – which is tomorrow. Chinese Valentine’s Day, Qixi falls on the seventh day of the seventh month in the Chinese lunar calendar. The traditional festival celebrates the once a year meeting of the weaver girl and the cowherd in Chinese mythology, whose forbidden love had them banished to opposite sides of the sky. You can read more about the myth here.
Inspired by the various topiary flower flying cup decors, we decided to craft a similar flying cup or floating cup using fresh flowers instead of artificial ones like most others do. It looks beautiful and unique, with the coffee cup “flying” or “floating” in the air, pouring a flow of fresh flowers onto a plate. Simply breath taking..
Celebrating SG50 – As Singapore celebrates its 50th birthday this 9 Aug 2015, 24hrscityflorist.com is pleased to offer a very special promotion in line with this golden anniversary of Singapore.
Liza was looking for purple roses and found one that she likes at our shop. We like to thank her for her patronage
Table arrangements for wedding dinner at Chijmes
We had the privilege to provide our fresh flower arrangement services for a dinning function at British Club Singapore in June 2015. Our customer has provided the photos taken just before the function commenced. We were delighted that our customer was happy with the arrangement.
Forgiveness day is a day to forgive and be forgiven, Forgiveness Day is a chance to set things right. To Forgive, one has to put aside old differences, move beyond grievances and hurts and start afresh. Forgiveness be definition is the process of ceasing to feel resentment, indignation or anger against another person for a perceived offense, difference or mistake, or ceasing to demand punishment or restitution. And to be forgiven, one has to make the initiative to ask for apology. An apology is an act of expressing regret or asking pardon for a fault.
There is already a International Forgiveness Day in August, founded by the Worldwide Forgiveness Alliance, but the Global Forgiveness Day on 7th July was founded by CECA (Christian Embassy of Christ’s Ambassadors), though really both days have essentially the same message; to forgive!
In honor of countless benefits of forgiveness, people all over the world united to celebrate Global Forgiveness Day annually on 7th of July. Almost everyone has been hurt by the actions or words of others. Unintentionally or not, they can make you feel angry, resent, bitter or indignant. Sometimes you will hold on to thoughts of revenge. However, decide to let go of those feelings is always the better way. It doesn’t mean that you ignore the person’s responsibility for hurting you but remit them without excuses. It’s when you embrace forgiveness and move forward. Forgiveness not only makes you happier and healthier but also higher self-esteem.
We were given the privilege to custom arrange a few orchids themed table arrangement by the Asian Civilization Museum of Singapore. The Asian Civilizations Museum (ACM), located by the historic Singapore River, at the historic Empress Place Building, was opened on 1 March 2003. The Museum traces the cultural roots of Singaporeans. It features a diverse collection from Southeast Asia, South Asia, China and West Asia. The museum presents the history and culture of Singapore’s ancestral cultures, with artefacts that span the entire Asian continent and over five thousand years of recorded history.
There were 2 customized table spray which consisting only-orchids. We designed and arranged all orchids arrangement with a select mix of white, green and two toned purple dendrobium orchids and purple, orange mokara orchids and golden showers.
David visited our outlet at laverder Street and bouquet a bouquet of champagne roses. We wish to thank him for his patronage.
We are pleased to share with you what our customer say about our condolence flowers arrangement and services.
We like to thank Mollina for her kind feedback and encouragement. We hope to continue to provide our best service to our clients.
Wishing all a very Happy Valentine’s Day from our Valentine’s Day florist Team 2015
At 24Hrs City Florist, we believe in growing and nurturing the seeds of our future – children. We want to do our part in caring for disadvantaged children and are very honoured to be a the Participating Enterprise for the Society’s 1000 Enterprises for Children-in-Need fund-raising programme. We started adopting Singapore Children Society as our charity organization since 2013 by joining the ‘pixel heart’ campaign which was discontinued. We have decided to participate in The 1000 Enterprises for children in need.
We decided to support the Children’s Society because we truly
”Believe that children are our future,
Teach them well and let them lead the way.
Show them all the beauty they possess inside.
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be”
– extract of lyrics from The Greatest Love of All by Whitney Houston
Join us in supporting The Singapore Children Society
With the support of Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security, Mr Teo Chee Hean, as the Patron for the programme, the Society hopes to recruit 1,000 business enterprises to adopt Singapore Children Society as their official supported charity and to achieve an annual contribution of S$1 million.
Valentine’s Day is around the corner! It is traditionally a way to celebrate the romance in your life, a time to show your love and thoughtfulness to your love ones. Whether is for your wife or girl friend. Valentine’s Day is not just for lovers but it’s also a good time to show friends how much you value them.
In 24 Hrs City Florist, we offer fresh design of bouquets every year which includes the symbolic red rose bouquets, hydrangea bouquets, tulips bouquets, Ferrero Rocher bouquets and even bouquets arranged with soft toys. This year we are offering a wider range of designs from the popular puppy bouquet which is a hand bouquet arranged in a face of puppy from fresh white carnations surrounded with red roses – a seasonal best sellers. Featuring also our Hello Kitty bouquet arranged with a genuine hello kitty plush toy and pastel pink roses in a hand bouquet, red roses arranged in the shape of a heart measuring 30cm in diameter and a table arrangement comes with a personalized colour photo framed arranged in a platter of roses. These bouquets are suitable for both your other half and friends alike. Do visit our Valentine’s Day Flower Delivery 2015 category for more information. J
Do refer to our tabs above to help you make more informed choices on the flowers to order, colours and also the number of stalks of flowers.
Where to buy flowers in Singapore ? Where else, from florist like us at 24hrscityflorist.com . We are a florist sg with a flower shop located at 161 Lavender Street #01-05 opens from 9am to the next day 6am everyday including Sundays and public holidays. We have a wide variety of flower arrangements to choose from for any occasion or reasons.
Where to find us by public transport?
Nearest MRT stations are Lavender MRT (EW11) and Boon Kheng MRT (NE9).
From Lavender MRT: Take either bus no 133 or 145 from Lavender MRT (away from Bugis) and alight on the 3rd bus stop in front of Eminent Plaza (Bus Stop No.BO7351). Our outlet is at the building next to Eminent Plaza, about 10meters from this bus stop.
From Boon Kheng MRT: Take bus no. 133 towards Lavender Street and alight on the first bus stop at Lavender Street in front of the Esso Petrol Station. Out outlet is opposite the Petrol Station.
Bus Stop No. BO7351 at Eminent Plaza on Lavender Street is the nearest bus stop to our outlet. Buses No. 13,67,133 and 145 ply through Lavender Street. Walking distance to our shop.
Buses Stop No.BO7329 at Hoa Nam Building is the alternative bus stop at Jalan Besar. Buses No. 22,23,64,65,66,67,130,139,147,857 ply through Jalan Besar. Walking distance to our shop.