A long-awaited season, the time of graduation is near. Laughter, hugs and congratulatory praises frequent the scene as happy crowds fill up schools and institutions. Friends and families carrying bags of gifts take onto the streets, an occasion once again thriving with flower deliveries. Seniors don upon their dark blue gowns, excitement and pride surging as they wait for their anticipating audiences and the ceremony to begin.
Graduation ceremonies have long been observed as a day of giving. Flower bouquet s and gifts taking several forms, from beautiful flower assortments and wrapped vegetable medleys, to small keychain memorabilia and huge fluffy toys, are exchanged throughout the day. Graduation bouquet or physical gift-giving, such gifts, from the start are already known to be the best addition of love and joy in these times of celebratory occasions. They serve to applaud the day of fruitful achievements, and to commemorate the students’ years of hard work and efforts in this chapter of their lives.
As Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced the extension of the circuit breaker, Singaporeans all around the island breathed a collective sigh. After 2 weeks of working from home, going through home-based learning and reducing general movement, we had all been looking forward to May 4 – no, not Star Wars day – when the circuit breaker would be over. With a long month ahead of us, we should view this time at home not as a sad and isolating period, but a good time to explore new things that we wouldn’t otherwise have had the time to try out. Below is a list of 6 things that you can do during the circuit breaker period that range from productive to fun:
1. Make Dalgona Coffee
As restaurants and eateries all around Singapore closed, coffee addicts like myself scrambled to find a way to satisfy my cravings. After seeing multiple TikTok and Instagram videos featuring the frothy and cafe-style Dalgona coffee, I decided to give this trendy beverage a try. After spending 20 minutes standing over my kitchen counter with a hand whisk, the final product was a beautiful cup of frothy brown coffee foam on top of fresh milk, much like the photo above.
It was 11 years ago; 11 years ago when I first gave condolence flowers to a friend. My friend was just 13 years old and she was lying in the coffin while I stood there, not wanting to believe what was before me.
Till this day, I still hold vivid memories of Daisy who passed away back in 2009. I was 13 then, and as a young teenager, my mind just could not comprehend what had just happened. I had pontang (pretended to be sick to miss school) school that day, when about 2.30pm after school hours I received a phone call from a school mate I was never really close to. It was odd. The moment I picked up the call, all I could hear was my friend crying as she struggled to tell me that Daisy had died. “What do you mean Daisy died?”, I asked, simply completely confounded. She just kept repeating, through her tears, that Daisy had died and that I should come to school now. As I lived just opposite the school, I ran as fast as I could and reached pretty soon. It was then that the school had gathered all students in our cohort to announce the death of my dear friend, Daisy. I was extremely shocked, and at the same overwhelmed by this sense of unbearable heaviness. There were so many words unspoken, there were so many regrets that I had.
That saying rings true throughout centuries. Instances of a mother’s love overcoming all odds are plentiful – from mothers sacrificing themselves for their child, to simple acts as putting their child first in all aspects of their life. Our mothers are arguably the most important woman in our life. She’s the one who gave birth to us, brought us up, and held our hands through all the seasons that we’ve faced in our life.
10 May 2020 is Mother’s Day. Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic where all of us are staying at home in self-isolation, there are tons of ways we can thank and appreciate our mothers. Why not take this opportunity to send a surprise flower delivery or whip up a homecooked meal for her? Read on to find out some ways you can celebrate Mother’s Day and what gifts and mother’s day flowers she would appreciate during this challenging period.
I grew up in Singapore within the warm embrace of flowers. My grandmother’s name was Rose, and just like the flower, she was beauty and grace. She named our house ‘Rose Ville’, and what a fitting name it was! The garden was filled with flowers and plants of various colours and types, and every day, my grandmother would tend to the garden as she would a child – lovingly and patiently. I remember rolling on the grass and breathing in the scent of the blossoming flowers as my grandmother worked. I remember too the smell of roses scattered on top of her coffin as I said my final goodbyes. In my mind, roses will always be a gentle reminder of her dedication and grace.
Flowers are special creatures. They carry with them the memory of something or someone special. Deeply imprinted in my mind is the image of my mother coming home after a long day of work, clutching a huge bouquet of roses for my grandmother for Mother’s Day. ‘Happy Mother’s Day, Ma. I got this from a florist near me’, she said, somewhat sheepishly. Our family was unused to extravagant displays of affection. ‘Why did you buy this, it will only die!’, my grandmother scolded in Cantonese, but I distinctly remembered her flustered smile and the way her fingers slowly caressed the flowers. As a kid observing this strange proceeding from behind the wall, I was enlightened – ah, Mother’s Day is a time of gifting flowers to your mother! I felt slightly awkward that I had not realised that earlier and crept up the stairs to feign sleep in bed.
How Your Flowers Are Being Delivered in Singapore by 24HrsCityFlorist.com
years we have been receiving many queries about how orders are being delivered
to the recipient. We have put together some of the frequently asked questions into
an easy to understand explanation on how our delivery protocol is executed. We
hope by sharing this post our viewers and customers understand the method we
adopted and improved over the years so as to ensure a successful delivery each
and every time.
Our Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) for delivery.
We adopted a professional SOP when it comes to ensuring orders placed with 24hrscityflorist.com are delivered successfully and on time. Our delivery SOP is also explained in our delivery policy. We have been improving our SOP for flower delivery since the start of our online business in 2004 and have delivered over ten of thousands of deliveries since to the satisfaction of our customers.
We provide 24 hour flower delivery and same day flower delivery service anywhere in Singapore. In essence all our delivery of flowers and gifts are arranged and secured properly into the delivery vehicles. We do not use bikes or any uncovered trucks. We used only covered vans and specially trained drivers to follow strict delivery protocol who have experience with handling fresh flower delivery and gifts.
“When life seems to be in a constant state of
frenzy, flowers can provide us with a much-needed moment of calm” – Dr. Erin
Largo-Wight, PhD Associate Professor of University of North Florida’s
Department of Public Health
The past recent months have been tough for everyone due to
the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Frontline medical workers, small and
medium enterprises, businesses, banks and individuals have all been directly
impacted by COVID-19.
In the midst of widespread disruption and economic recession, it’s tough to go about one’s daily life with lockdowns happening globally and in Singapore – stricter measures have just been announced in a bid to stop the spread of the coronavirus. However what we must remember to do is stay calm and positive, in order to beat COVID-19 together.
While it’s easy to get caught up in anxiety and worry during this period, receiving or making a flower delivery can help calm us down and provide the much needed relief we need. Read on to find out what you can do to stay positive during this stressful period.
Flowers, beautiful and intricate as they are, go through different
stages of life. They start out as flower buds before blooming and ultimately,
fade and wilt away. This mirrors our own life cycle where every single person
goes through various seasons and stages. We are born, live life to the fullest
and when our time is up, death becomes our final destination.
One thing is certain. Nature – through flowers – show us that such a cycle is inevitable. Every moment from birth to death is beautiful in its own way. Flowers are the one constant gift that accompanies us through the different stages of our life, be it the ups or downs. If you know a loved one who has recently lost someone dear, and would like to express your deepest condolences, why not send a thoughtful flower wreath or stand? Do read on to find out when is the right time to arrange a flower delivery for a condolence flower stand or to find out which type of arrangement would be best to send to the grieving family.
We all talk about taking off from work to pursue our dreams but how many of us are actually courageous enough to pursue your dreams as your career? Staying in a safe corporate job might seem stable, but for those who are looking to take a bold step into the unknown and chase your dreams of being a florist – read on to find out what other Singapore florists have done, and how to start turning your dreams of working with flowers into reality?
Red roses, romantic notions and sweet cards. These are
amongst some of the things which are associated with 14 February – Valentine’s
It’s the day of the year where flower deliveries are in full swing. Boyfriends and husbands rush to florists and grab or order bouquets to be sent to their loved one. Valentine’s flower bouquets & chocolates are being delivered across the island. It’s the day where most restaurants with romantic vibes are booked out and also a day when expectations are at an all-time high.
Every girl remembers her first flower bouquet delivery. Be it a rose or a dried flower bouquet, it’s a special occasion which she will never forget. The sheer joy of holding a bunch of fresh flowers from someone she likes or loves is bound to excite and delight her beyond words.
Having a bouquet of flowers delivered to your school, house or office is a sweet romantic gesture. It could be for your birthday, anniversary or even for no reason at all! It’s one thing to receive a beautifully worded text but another thing to receive a physical bouquet delivery. Every woman might have received flower bouquets at different stages of her life, from her schooling days to her first crush, her first boyfriend or from her family member. Thinking back, I still remember the very first time I received a flower bouquet from someone I cared about…
Love is in the air, Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Ever been stumped by what to write on a blank gift card when you’re at a florist trying to send your girlfriend a flower delivery? Don’t fret – you’re not the only one. While you may be able to do a quick search online for typical romantic lines or romantic messages, it may not sound au natural as most that would pop up are popular movie romantic quotes or not very useable classic ones that may come across as not very authentic or original. How do you write a love message? Singaporean men are not often known to be romantic and if you’re struggling to find some samples love messages or asking “how to write a love message to my girlfriend” or you are looking for inspiration to write or text to your girlfriend, partner or wife, do read on.
First dates and impressions matter, a lot. More often than not, it’s the first date that determines whether the person you’re interested in agrees to go out with you again. You’re both nervous but a great first date definitely makes up for all the uncertainty that may arise beforehand. Do girls really like surprise flower bouquets on the first date? Here’s how to impress your date so that you don’t have to worry about how you’re going to clinch the next one.
It’s almost 6pm and you’re all nerves while looking at yourself in the mirror, questioning yourself if you’re too overdressed or if your date would appreciate the bouquet of flowers you ordered from an online florist. Plenty of other guys have been in your shoes too. It’s perfectly normal to be excited yet worried about the first date because first impressions stick and if you’re keen on pursuing the girl of your dreams, you definitely won’t want the first date to be your last.
Always had the impression that table flower arrangements should be left to professional florists and shouldn’t be attempted at home? You thought wrong. While many often reply and opt for flower delivery services and purchase table arrangements put together by professional florists, it is actually possible for anyone to put together your own arrangement. All it takes is a determined mindset, a vase/pot or basket and a bunch of blooms to get started. If you’ve always wanted to try, read on to find out how to learn the basics of table flower arrangements and how to go about beautifying your home.
Flower bouquets are most commonly associated with “romance” and “gifts”. Usually, having a florist for delivery a bouquet of roses to your special someone is akin to professing your love for her. However, apart from viewing flowers as merely something material, have you ever found time to stop and smell the roses? It just might do you good.
Flower therapy is basically how flowers and blooms nourish your soul and keep you feeling refreshed. While it is a known fact that flower bouquets make excellent gifts for various occasions, they also stir up positive emotions in individuals and serve as great mood lifters. Research has also proven that blooms enrich our lives and reduce the stress levels in our lives. Read on to find out more about why flowers make the best gifts, which flowers are most suitable for which occasions and how flowers have the power to fill our lives with much joy.
Looking for a way to make your flower bouquet to last
longer? Freshly cut flowers don’t last forever and it’s perfectly normal to
want to enjoy your flowers longer. Be it a bouquet sent by a loved one or
freshly cut flowers you bought for yourself, read on to find out easy yet
effective tips on how to keep your blooms looking fresh.
The truth about fresh flowers
Freshly cut flowers, like any other living thing, has a lifespan. But that doesn’t mean that it has to be a short one. We all understand the pain of spending a hefty sum on a beautiful bouquet of flowers, only to have it wilter within the next three days. However, did you know that you can extend your flower’s lifespan by taking proper care of your blooms?
Here at 24hrscityflorist.com would like to share with you our experience with handling, conditioning and keeping fresh cut flowers as long as possible especially in the tropical heat of Singapore. 24hrscityflorist.com provides fresh flower delivery together with same day flower bouquet delivery anywhere in Singapore.
First off, the type of flowers matter. Different types of
freshly cut flowers have different lifespans. Here’s a list with their
Flowers have such beauty. However, a fact of nature is that beauty fades and so do flowers. It’s nature’s way of telling us that nothing lasts forever. The question then arises, what would be a great alternative to fresh flowers if we would want something to last longer? Heard about dried flower bouquets? If you want to know the difference between fresh and dried flowers, how long do dried flowers last and the symbolism of dried flowers, then do read on to find out more.
Freshly cut flowers are gorgeous. Not only do they look amazing, they smell great too. There’s also something symbolic about having fresh blooms in one’s house or sending a fresh flower bouquet to someone. Fresh blooms symbolise hope, brightening up rooms at home and lifting one’s mood. Flowers also come in all shapes, colours and types – making it the perfect accessory for your home. Today, one just need to google and you can choose a wide ranging flower arrangements and flower bouquets and send it for a flower delivery from any online florist. However, sadly, freshly cut flowers last about a week or so on average.
That prompts many to ask what the alternatives to fresh
flower bouquets would be. Dried flower bouquets, which are equally as trendy as
fresh flower bouquets, would be a cost-efficient and effective solution. Not
only do they still retain the beauty of the blooms, they also last longer and
are more cost efficient.
What are the top most common questions florists get from customers in Singapore? It is no mistake flowers are one of the most sought after gifts in Singapore. They are a universal gift for almost any occasion. However, there are still many basic facts about flowers that are still a mystery to many. We are here to help uncover some of these commonly asked questions with easy to understand answers.
Here are the top 20 most common questions
florists get from customers:
How to take care of
fresh cut flowers? / How to make fresh flowers last long?
How much water do cut
How long can flowers
last without water?
How to dry flowers?
Do cut flowers need
How do I display flowers
in a vase?
How do I buy flowers?
How do you press
How do you revive dying
How long would flower in a bouquet last?
Can I customize my own bouquet?
Will my flowers die if I leave them in the car?
When can I gift someone flowers?
What type of flowers are suitable as a romantic gift?
Will my flowers attract insects?
Which flowers smell the best?
Why are my flowers dying?
Can I send flower anonymously?
Can I keep flowers in the fridge?
Can I use sugar as a replacement for flower food?
We at 24HrsCityFlorist offers a wide range of flowers. For example, the length of time fresh cut flowers last differ from species to species. Even within the same type of flowers such as roses, different species of roses last longer than others. We endeavour to answer the questions above based on general or more commonly purchased fresh cut flowers in Singapore and not based on any specific types of flowers or species. 24HrsCityFlorist.com is a brick and mortar shop located in lavender street and an online florist offering same day flower delivery anywhere in Singapore. This includes flower bouquet, condolence flowers, opening flower stands, graduation flowers, baby hampers, festive hampers, bridal bouquets, table arrangements and many more.
Flower-gifting is a traditional form of gift-giving and this practice has spanned over thousands of years. Ancient Greeks, Romans, and the Chinese were the first known practitioners of the language of flowers. Various flowers make appearances in various art forms and some are highly-prized as regal objects. Today, flowers continue to play a prominent role in social exchanges, but the millennial consumer is slightly different from previous generations when it comes to the flower industry: the American Flower Endowment even proposed a different set of strategies to deal the different barriers Millennials have towards flower gifting.
Is the Millennial any different?
Even though it has been reported by multiple sources that flower-buying isn’t as popular as it used to be back in the day, it does not mean that Millennials do not appreciate flowers. Rather, the reason for making a flower delivery purchase have shifted over time – in Singapore and among Millennials, I have observed that people usually purchase flowers as gifts only during special occasions. Besides that, studies have shown that flower-gifting is still a pretty universal happiness-booster. A study conducted by Rutgers University concluded that as opposed to receiving other gifts, 100% of participants in the study—women across different ages and backgrounds — displayed a Duchenne Smile, which is what is referred to as a smile that involves the movement of the entire face such as the mouth, eyes, and cheeks when they receiving flowers. The Duchenne Smile is used as an indicator of genuine happiness. It seems that Millennial women don’t fare differently from other age groups when presented with flower bouquets.
loved one is no longer with us, finding the right words to comfort someone
grieving is always difficult and can make the most articulate of us feel
tongue-tied. It often feels like an obstacle course of etiquette and taste. Most
of us feel that even the most heartfelt condolence messages may be inadequate and
superfluous. But we should keep in mind that while there is nothing you can do
to take their pain away or be enough to cheer up a grieving friend of family
member, careless words could hurt them further.
Sending condolence flowers or flower wreaths is a great way to let the recipient know that you are keeping them in your thoughts. Condolence and funeral floral stands also help to honor and celebrate the life of those who have passed, and would be much appreciated by the family. While there are no hard and fast rules as to what types of flowers to send in sympathy, there are certainly many traditional favorites and those that are favored for their muted colors and formality. Some flowers may symbolize certain emotions or facilitate expression. Individual flowers also communicate slightly different meanings. There are a few florists in Singapore offering 24 hours condolences flower delivery.
It’s a known fact that the cost of living in Singapore has
slowly been increasing throughout the years. The cost of living, the changing
demands and needs of individuals as well as lifestyle choices have morphed over
Curious to find out more about which age group in Singapore currently has the highest purchasing power and what they’re willing to spend on? Or are you a millennial who has just dived headfirst into the working world and want to find out what other millennials are splurging on? From food to housing, to transport to travel, to gifts and even flower delivery. Read on to find out if Singaporeans are spending on daily necessities and if they’re willing to spend on items such as floral bouquet deliveries for their loved ones.
As the ice thaws and the sun peeks out from the clouds, the peony flowers come out to play! Peonies, sometimes mistaken for garden roses, is a flowering plant native to both the East and the West – namely Asia, Europe, and the western parts of North America. There are over 30 species of peonies. Peonies are perennial flowers that only bloom at certain times of the year, namely in spring and summer. They are known for their large, lush, billowy, overlapping petals, and can come in a variety of colors – pink, red, cream, and the more uncommon yellow. The scent of the peony flower, which is regarded for its soft, feminine, fresh and sparkling qualities, is also a popular fragrance component.
Can you grow peonies in Singapore?
The short answer is no. Peonies flourish best in temperate climates, as opposed to our tropical one. They require long periods of dormancy each cycle; whereby the plant is not dead but does not bloom as it is in a resting state to conserve energy. In order for this to happen, very cold temperatures are required, to the point whereby the ground freezes. So unless the peony plant is placed in a very controlled environment with optimal growing conditions, it is unable to bloom in Singapore. Have no fear though, many florists on our sunny island still carry and deliver various types of peonies seasonally!
This elegant peony flower bouquet, consisting of dark pink and cream blooms, are available for order at 24hrCityFlorist. Flower delivery services available.
The death of a loved one is one of life’s most difficult experiences. When someone has lost a loved one, there is nothing in the world that can make the pain go away. No words can adequately convey feelings of sympathy and sorrow. Grief can be an isolating emotion as the bereaved has to move into a world where his or her loved one is no longer alive. However, letting them know that you love and care about them through your presence and words of support can help to ease the pain, even if it’s just a little. Funerals are always difficult and often viewed as an uncomfortable social situation. Fortunately, attending funerals is not generally something that most of us are well acquainted with. If in doubt about attending, do try to make it a point to attend the funeral or other memorial services if possible.
Your willingness to go out of your way to attend and your words of comfort and peace are wonderful and heartfelt ways to let the bereaved know they are in your thoughts and prayers. However, in extenuating circumstances that does not allow you to attend personally, sending condolence flowers and wreaths are a beautiful way to show you care. Sending flowers to someone in their hour of grief is a caring act and the recipient will take comfort in this thoughtful gesture. When a flower delivery or condolence flowers is delivered to the wake or funeral home, they’ll know that you are thinking about them and their loss. Flowers serve as a beacon of hope and they are a perfect replica of human life. They are a symbol of the human life cycle from birth to death and they remind us of the haunting fragility of life and its temporal beauty.
At 24Hrs City Florist, we take great care in making sure that your flowers evoke emotions and convey your heartfelt feelings that go beyond words. We thought that compiling a list of 20 frequently asked questions based on our many years of experience in floristry, we can help you in your quest to find the right bouquet, make more informed flower choices and bring a joyful gift to your loved ones. We certainly hope this information would come in handy for you!
1. When can I gift someone flowers?
Flowers are one of the most ‘universal’ gift. Flowers can be presented as a gift in a variety of occasions such as weddings, anniversaries, funerals, graduations, and many more. While flowers generally can be given on numerous occasions, it makes good sense to also consider the personality of the recipient as well. Flowers or flower bouquets are also often used to convey many different messages and emotions such as “I’m sorry”, “Will you marry me”, “Get well soon”, just to name a few. Whatever the reason, flowers are one of the most readily accepted gift throughout the ages and they will remain so for many years to come.
The Muslim holy month is upon us once
again. Hari Raya Puasa or Hari Raya Aidilfitri marks the end of the Islamic
holy month of Ramadan – a period of deep spiritual reflection and fasting that
takes place every year. During the entire month of Ramadan, which occurs on the
ninth month of the Islamic calendar, able-bodied Muslims are obligated to
abstain from eating any food, drinking any liquids, smoking cigarettes, immoral
acts and anger. Doing any of those things invalidates your fast day, and you
would have to start over the next day. Muslims also view this time to be one of
spiritual discipline, where one is expected to focus more on charity, patience
and being grateful for what God has bestowed upon them.
But before you draw conclusions that the entire month of Ramadan and the celebrations that follow are serious and boring, it’s really anything but! It’s a time of celebration and joy meant to be spent with loved ones. Hari Raya is a religious holiday where everyone comes together for big meals with family and friends; loved ones may also greet each other with bountiful and specially crafted Raya hampers and gifts or flower delivery. Do be mindful not to confuse between Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Haji – they’re different days of celebration! Hari Raya Haji is celebrated at the end of the Hajj (or prigrimage), 70 days after Ramadan. Hari Raya Puasa celebrations typically last up to 30 days, whereas Hari Raya Haji celebrations last up to 4 days. In Singapore, Hari Raya Puasa tends to be celebrated on a bigger scale than Hari Raya Haji. Think the annual Hari Raya Bazaar at Geylang Serai and the Hari Raya Light-Up!
These flowers are romantically dubbed “everlasting flowers” due to its tendency to last infinitely longer than fresh flowers. What are referring to? Yup, you guessed it; dried flowers are certainly making a strong comeback in 2019! While beautiful fresh blooms have many virtues, among these is its ability to fill a room with a heavenly aroma. The problem, however, is that they have a relatively short life span. Dried flowers bouquet provide an alternative to fresh flowers bouquet since they last longer and are more cost effective. They also capture nature’s beauty at its peak. Drying flowers also gives you the opportunity to save flowers that have sentimental value.
The act of drying flowers dates back to ancient times. Pressing flowers was a quintessential Victorian pastime especially for women from the middle and upper class. Flowers were often slipped between pages of a book as a remembrance of a particular person or to preserve the memory of a special event.
Mother’s Day celebrations happen every year on the second Sunday of May in Singapore, and it is a day where we show appreciation for all that our mothers have done for us throughout the years.
Of course, some argue that this love should be expressed on a daily basis, and not just on one special day of the year when we would present our mothers with a Mother’s Day bouquet and call it a day. I’m not saying that they’re wrong, but Mother’s Day reminds the busy people to take time out for their families, and it is also a day where we can show our mum even more love than usual. What’s wrong with showing some grand gestures of love such as gifting pretty bunches of flowers for mothers, in which you wouldn’t usually think of doing on a normal day?
What makes a good florist? How do florists remain top-of-mind when customers are looking for a reliable florist to cater to their floral needs? Well, we believe the answer is pretty straightforward. All customers want is to have the best bespoke flower buying experience irrespective of the occasion or how much they spend on a floral arrangement. A good florist doesn’t necessarily need to have the biggest shop or the widest international network of professional florists. To us, we strongly believe that in order to uphold the highest standards of floristry and to create designs that are fresh and innovative, the best way is still to take the time to build relationship with our customers, understand their needs and pain points and go the extra mile to help them make their loved ones feel special on all occasions.
It is not uncommon to discover talented florists who are able to design eye-catching, garden-fresh flower bouquets or modern flower arrangements in Singapore these days. Customers are spoilt for choice when shopping for blooms. Many florists and entrepreneurs offer a diverse array of affordable yet tastefully arranged bouquets with same day flower delivery service. Customers can also easily convey to florists the style of floral arrangements they want (e.g. English garden style, bohemian style or even rustic style), indicate what colours to avoid and discuss the symbolism and connotation of flower types when placing an order.
Flower-giving is one of the oldest practices in the world. Flowers are traditionally considered feminine, and as a young girl, I did not give 2 hoots about them. When I was young, nothing in my room gave clues to it belonging to a 10-year old girl, except if you were to open my wardrobe (my mother chose my clothes). Perhaps being the younger sibling to an older brother influenced my choices. When I was given the chance to pick a color for my room’s walls, I picked oyster grey. I had barbie dolls but I treated them as hair salon customers (they received awful haircuts). I scoffed at the color pink, played soccer with my neighbors, and caught spiders with the boys during recess. The only flowers I bothered about were the little ixoras found in bushes by the roadsides, where my brother and I would rip them off and pull out their yellow tips for their sweet nectar, like giant pollinating bees.
I also grew up in a fairly pragmatic household, where useful gifts (such as money) were favored over “frivolous” items. My childhood was ﬁne, but it did leave an imprint on my life as I grew up and began to experience things as a female person
Do you ever daydream about spending your days surrounded by beautiful varieties of spray roses, perennial flowers and rows of rustic floral vases laden with fresh blooms? Does the sight and smell of hanging dried flower bouquets bring you immense joy? Do you derive great satisfaction from applying your flower arranging knowledge and artistic flair to create stunning floral designs? Pursuing a career in floristry is one of those romantic jobs many people dream of. Who doesn’t want to work in an environment imbued with a sense of calm, serenity and cheerfulness that encourages a sense of creativity?
We are often approached by creative individuals curious to find out the best way to commence a career in floristry; hence, this blog post will be dedicated to offering some valuable advice on the topic. Having passion for flowers and a knack for design alone might not be enough to help you succeed in this field. The floral industry is always evolving and innovating; many floral retailers are using technology to enhance their customer experience and flower delivery services in order to remain competitive in an on-demand economy. Thus, it would be beneficial to keep abreast of the latest industry trends while constantly looking for new inspiration to inform and update the flower arrangement designs that you create.
You might not know
this, but India is a country full of colours. Colours play an important part in
every Indian household. For example, all the colourful and rich spices which
they use for cooking, their clothing such as saree and suits are very
colourful, even their Gods wear colour attire such as lord Shiva, Krishna and
so on, their festivals includes a lot of colours such as Holi and even the
flowers which they use of prayers (also known as “pooja”) and also for cooking
are of wide range and colourful. Yes! Flowers can be used for cooking which you
will get to know as you read this article.
Let me specifically tell you how flowers, something most of us tend to associate with gifts, florists and romance only which seems very underrated in most of the countries, play a significant role in the Indian Cultures.
Graduation is a big deal. Be it graduating from high school, college or even finishing post-graduate education – it is a day of celebration to commemorate the graduate’s hard work and effort.
And when it comes to getting gifts for someone you care about who is graduating, you want it to be memorable, unique and special. As many would say, a gift that fits the occasion. More often than not, happy graduates are pictured holding huge flower bouquets, stuffed toys and other items which their family and friends bought from the florist in Singapore to give them on their special day.
At a loss about what to get? Read on to get ideas on what
gifts you can get (that are bound to impress).
Ah yes.. Valentine’s Season is here again! One of the most important time for all florists around the globe – no difference for 24hrs city florist too. Valentine’s season means multitudes of planning, preparations and training.
In January, we typically recruit students particularly from those who had just completed their A-level exams to join our ‘Valentine Project Team’. We welcome all students (in some circumstances, adults too) who have the love and passion for flowers and eager to learn how to care and arrange fresh cut flowers. The criteria is simple – and that is able to work from 10 Feb to 15 Feb (at least 8 hours a day).
It’s the day of the year where florists are busy arranging bouquets of red roses, boxes of heart-shaped chocolates are snatched off the shelves and reservations are made at fancy restaurants. Bouquet delivery Singapore are all planned. It may come across as a cliché date to some, but to many couples worldwide, Valentine’s Day is the day to make your partner feel special and wanted.
Synonymous with the word “love”, Valentine’s Day is a day of celebration where lovers express their love for each other by exchanging gifts, sending flower bouquets and greeting cards. While we surely know of the occasion, do we know the history and significance of the occasion? Read on to find out.
The Chinese Lunar New Year or Chinese New Year is without a doubt one of the most important celebrations in Singapore. This is in part due to the large Chinese population residing here in Singapore.
This Chinese new year is the year of the Pig. And many Chinese families are already sprucing up their homes by adding fresh flowers and plants. Why? Because flower blossoms are believed to bring fortune and prosperity, according to the Chinese saying 花開富貴 (“blossom flowers bring wealth”). That is why flowery plants available from your local florists store – such as the pussy willow, anthoriums, cymbidiums, marigold, chrysanthemums, peonies and the tangerine tree make up the most popular favourites.
Take a walk down any street in Singapore during this festive new year and you’ll be treated to the non-stop chant of cymbals and the barrage of fireworks booming. Also, the Lunar New Year is a time where celebrants literally paint the town red. From red decor to traditional Chinese costumes, the colour red symbolizes prosperity and luck which is especially important to the Chinese.
However, Chinese New Year is not all mandarin oranges, red packets, hampers and ladies in cheongsams. Here, we delve into the history that goes behind the Chinese Lunar New Year.
According to Wikipedia, millennials (also known as Gen Y), are the generational demographic cohort following Gen X and preceding Gen Z. It’s no secret that millennials have very different preferences in terms of lifestyle and purchasing habits, so an interesting question would be whether they still like receiving a flower delivery and what bouquets do they really want?
Do they still visit florists for bouquet delivery Singapore? We get to the root of the question by asking millennials themselves through the platform most commonly associated with them – social media (Instagram, facebook, twitter). Some of the answers from the total sample pool of 30 Singaporean millennials might shock you.
To start off, one might want to clarify what the definition of the term “millennial is”. Simply put, there’s no fixed age to define who can be termed a “Millennial” but most agree that the term applies to individuals who reached adulthood around the turn of the 21st century. Those aged 35 and below can be considered millennials as well, making it a rather broad range. When one thinks of millennials, some characteristic traits attached to them that comes to mind would be more open-minded, self-expressive, upbeat and also more selfish. This could stem from their upbringing in a more liberal and open society as compared to the past but also mainly due to the societal habits and technological developments that have shaped their perceptions growing up.
It is that time of the year again where love is in the air, flowers and roses bloom to the tune of love songs and ballads. For those who wish to go that extra mile to wrap their own valentine’s day bouquet instead of buying one from the florist, here is a video showing how to wrap a rose bouquet using kraft paper.
Christmas in the western countries brings up images of snow, gifts, Christmas trees, and all the clichés you’ve come to expect. Here in Singapore, snow is one thing you won’t see, but that doesn’t mean there’s any less Christmas joy. Walk along festive roads like Orchard Road spotting stores and shopping malls embracing the spirit of the holiday in a way you never have before.
If you’re new to Singapore though, you may be wondering how to spend your Christmas. Or perhaps you’re a Singaporean wanting some Christmas ideas. Check out our ideas to find the best places and activities for a festive Christmas and a joyful holiday in Singapore.
1. Spending time with family
It isn’t all about gifts and snowball fights. In Singapore, there are tons of ways to spend a little time with your family, even if you’re doing something as simple as putting up a Christmas tree. You can buy natural fresh real Christmas trees in various sizes from local florists, supermarket Gold storage or Ikea in Singapore. Yes they come with that lovely Christmas-tree smell that adds a little more Christmassy into the home. Some florists or other companies may provide Christmas tree decorating services, helping you set them up so you can enjoy the tree without spending time putting it together.
When you learn that a friend or relative has lost a loved one, your first reaction is to want to offer and extend your condolences. In Singapore, there are a few ways to conveying condolence messages but most commonly, people send their condolences by giving condolence wreath or condolence flowers.
Flowers for condolences are not meant to take away the pain from a grieving family. However, this gesture is a good way to let other family members and friends know that they are not alone in their grief; that they have got someone by their side. It is an honorable gesture, a gesture of comfort and kindness, and one of respect. The act of making a condolence flower delivery along with a thoughtful message shows those grieving how the life of the deceased touched the life of the one sending the flowers.
Flowers have always been a way to express all kinds of sentiments, be it romantic, platonic or even a form of condolence. There is a bouquet suited for every occasion – which makes flowers such versatile gifts. On top of that, new innovative bouquet arrangements are always emerging, making sure that flowers never become a cliché.
It is a widely-known fact that different flowers represent distinct emotions. When put together as a flower bouquet, they can send across a plethora of messages. The classic red rose is a prime example of this. Typically when presented in a bunch, they symbolise a timeless love. However, they can portray other images when paired with other flowers. When arranged in a bouquet with fresh springtime tulips, the image of a light, youthful romance is painted.
The characteristics of a flower bouquet are wrapping style, choice or type of flowers and foliage, as well as miscellaneous items that can be added to spruce up an individual bouquet.
We anonymously surveying 50 Singaporean ladies. 27 of them were between the ages of 18-24, 13 of them were between the ages of 25-34 and 10 of them were between the ages of 35-44. After analysing the results of the survey, we compiled a list of five bouquets that are known to impress.
Finding love can be difficult for many of us, and making that love last can prove to be just as hard. Regardless of your age or the status of your relationship, whether you have been dating for a short time, a long time, are engaged, or already married, every relationship encounters difficult times or can use some spicing up every now and again.
Many men often feel that women are difficult to understand or that there isn’t anything they can do to save a relationship. But there are actually many things a man can do. There are many ways that you can improve your love life and many things you can do to make this happen.
Flowers are beautiful subjects to photograph. The question is, can our smartphones do it justice? In this time and age, literally everyone has a mobile or smartphone in their pocket and that’s great because it means that we can capture anything on-the-go. Though some still prefer using the professional DSLRs or compact cameras to take shots but if you don’t have a DSLR or compact camera with you, it is not going to do you any good. As the saying goes “The best camera is the one with you”. The big DSLRs are great but if it’s too big to fit into your bag or purse, you probably not going to carry with you. And if it is sitting in your house, you can’t take any pictures with it. That’s why it comes as no surprise, most of us whip out our mobiles or smartphones when we need to take a picture.
So, if you’re someone who loves taking shots of flowers on your phone, read on to get 16 tips for creative flower mobile photography.
Most girls love receiving flowers. Be it the thought behind the action or the sheer beauty of the bouquet, it’ll definitely put a smile on her face. Sending a bouquet of flowers to someone is a sign to show that you care about her and that she’s constantly on your mind.
Here at 24HrsCityFlorist.com, we believe in helping others make their loved ones feel treasured and making their day special. Are you sending flowers on an important occasion such as a birthday or anniversary, or even just on a normal day? Be sure to make your next flower delivery count and impress your special someone. For those who are clueless about how a girl REALLY feels when receiving flowers, we asked real girls to share their thoughts and experiences below.
Gerberas are one of the most popular flowers in the world. Gerberas occasionally referred to as ‘Daisies’ and the most readily available flower which blooms all year round. Gerbera is a flower that comes in blushing blossoms in countless hues. From deepest red, purple, shocking to pastel pink, warm to bright yellows to creams and whites. Gerbera can mean happiness, innocence, purity, and cheerfulness, which is attributed to their perky variety of colours. There is a colour for every mood you can think of. It is no wonder, Gerberas have become a favourite choice for many different occasions from birthdays, mother’s day, get well, congratulations, thank you and many more.
What is the best way for a man to make a good impression on a woman he likes? Research has shown that 90 over percent of women are able to recall the last time they receive flowers and almost all of them remember the time they receive flowers because receiving flowers makes them feel very special.
Unfortunately, giving flowers still remain quite a mystery to most men. To some, the entire experience could come close to the verge of paranormal. Here at 24Hrs City Florist, we hope to offer an Asian perspective and guide to giving flowers both to the clueless and to the not so clueless. Heaps of practical tips for making your next flower delivery or giving of flowers experience a wonderful one.
We’re proud to be helping our customers’ floral and gift needs – across all kinds of business sizes and individuals. We are often commented for our fast & reliable flower delivery and most of all for being there when they needed a florist most, particularly when others have stopped operations for the day or on Sundays and public holidays.
We have spent over 15 years helping individuals and businesses to arrange and deliver their flowers and gifts. We have arranged over 40,000 floral arrangements and deliveries across Singapore and counting. Even during the wee hours of the morning, our customers have come to expect our services to be available. Besides our 24 hour delivery service, our clients often times thank us for just ‘being available’ and providing floral and gift delivery services particularly during Sundays and public holidays. We like to share snippets of our customers’ reviews.
It is always good to know the symbolic meanings associated with flowers when you give them to your loved ones. When you consciously choose a certain type of flower, colour perhaps even variety or quantity for someone, you bring a whole new depth to the gesture of gifting flowers or flower delivery .
Roses are one of the most well-known types of flowers. They have been in existence for about 32 million years. Throughout history, roses or bouquet of roses have been a popular flower for a range of uses. Since ancient civilizations including the Greeks, Romans, and Persians, roses have been bred to be colorful, fragrant, and hearty for thousands of years. Rose petals were used for confetti at celebrations, in medicine, and as a perfume source. Later on, roses became so widely used that English royalty considered roses and rose water as legal tender.
Chinese Valentine’s Day, Qixi falls on the seventh day of the seventh month in the traditional Chinese lunar calendar, whose name is “七夕” (Qixi), typically fall in the month of August. Chinese Valentine’s Day originated from a romantic fable about two lovers: the seventh daughter of the Goddess of Heaven and a simple cowherd. It is said that the cowherd from the mundane world and weaving goddess from heaven loved each other. But love between the goddess and human beings was forbidden.
A bouquet of flowers, no matter the size or colour, is a gift that will brighten up anyone’s day. Not only do flowers have the ability to improve moods, they’re pleasing to just look at. It’s no wonder the experience of giving and receiving flowers is such a memorable one!
Read on to see how you can take advantage of a well-timed flower delivery to brighten up someone’s day!
Few can argue that ‘Minions are the most adored animated characters ever created’. they are everywhere from the big screens to giant inflatable balloons, pillows, backpacks, caps, mugs, keychains, confectionery and even flower arrangement – despite them being introduced to the world only 7 years ago.
There is no doubt that this rambunctious bunch of playful little, yellow, pill-shaped, banana-loving henchmen are well liked and loved worldwide. Boy, they are cute!
We’re only a few days away from the graduation season kicking off. It’s that time of the year when thousands of students will be swinging their caps into the skies and moving on to everything that the future has in store for them. Graduation is an important part of each student’s life. It’s like leaving your old world behind, a world that you were a part for years and a world you’re finally separating from. No matter how nostalgic the feeling is, graduation is a time for celebration and it is a significant milestone not just for the graduates but perhaps more so for their proud parents and friends.
Grand opening occasions deserve a grand celebration!
Whether it’s a start-up, new office or shop opening or an inauguration of a business or an expansion of an existing business, toast to the changes and let your family members, friends and business associates know that you are happy for them.
A new business opening is indeed a special event and a joyful occasion for the people who are important to you. Your encouragement and support will undoubtedly inspire and motivate them to do their best in their new endeavour. Let them know that you congratulate them and wish nothing except success for them. 24HrsCityFlorist.com provides florist delivery in Singapore.
There is one special day out of the year where a woman desires to be pampered and loved, and that is on her birthday. Though traditional gifts will always be a classic, if you want to give something extra special, it takes just a tad bit more effort. Search for gifts from multitudes of online stores available literary at your finger tips. Florists in Singapore today are getting creative with birthday gifts too, some offer not just flower delivery but a plethora of floral gifts, crafts and customized arrangements. Look for florists that specializes in birthday gift delivery singapore.
Here are nine creative birthday gift ideas for that special lady in your life:
Anyone can pick up a bunch of flowers from the local florists and arrange the flowers on your own. Learn how to arrange pleasant looking vase arrangement using only a bunch of roses and leaves. The other alternatively is to have a florist deliver the arrangement to you. Most local flower shops provide flower delivery or roses delivery in Singapore. Here we like to share with our readers easy simple techniques to create beautiful flower arrangement for your home or office.
A beautiful bouquet of flowers is the perfect way to say sorry, whether you are apologizing for doing something terribly wrong or regrettable or forgetting an anniversary or birthday, expressing sympathy for a loss, or are sorry to hear a loved one is under the weather. Flowers are tasteful and thoughtful, and with so many varieties, there’s a suitable bouquet for every occasion. Any florist Singapore will be more than happy to assist you to send flowers at any time of the day.
There are many variety of fresh cut flowers in Singapore, however not all flowers are available throughout the year. In a land scarce nation like Singapore, almost all of our fresh cut flowers are imported. These include the lesser known exotic flowers that are seasonal and may not be available all year round. 24HrsCityFlorist.com offers flower delivery for such flowers when purchased in advance.
In support for a better world, world peace, we crafted this special peace bouquet to commemorate the historic meeting between a sitting president of USA and the leader of North Korea in Singapore. The roses that represent the national flower of USA and the colour red and blue depict the colours of North’s Korean’s national flag. The orchids are Singapore’s national flower. Eucalyptus leaves which are similar in shape and colour to olive leaves portray peace. The ribbon tied to the bouquet represents the symbol of peace. We hope for positive outcome from the impending Trump and Kim summit in Singapore on 12 June 2018.
In a sea of black and navy blue, the graduates huddle and nervously adjust their robes. Some are tense, some are excited, but everyone knows that this is a milestone they can be proud of, an event that sets in stone the reward they have put in so much effort for. With their mortarboards on and looking sharp, they are ready to reap the fruits of their painstaking labour.
June 2, 2018 / Admin / Comments Off on The Global Flower Market: A Land of Rising Opportunity
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While the Netherlands has traditionally dominated the fresh cut flower industry, occupying more than half the total global export volume, a growing number of new entrants have quickly established themselves as major players in the scene. Backed by an exponential growth in world demand due to rising income levels and consumer preference for fresh blooms, the booming industry has generated economic miracles in some of the most impoverished communities around the world.
Graduation season is in full swing, and that means a whole new chapter of life to many of the graduates who are going to take on the tough and often times harsh reality of working life. But with some inspiring words from those who had persevered, overcame， accomplished individuals & true entrepreneurs among us – those who seize opportunities and make great things happen. They are words of wisdom and the advice they impart is often timeless. Below we’ve rounded up 8 of the most memorable addresses of all time.
We do arrange mini baby’s breath bouquets but for minimum order of 5 bouquets per purchase.
You may choose from the various colours available – blue, purple, pink, yellow, white a mix of any 2 colours:
mini baby’s breath bouquet
Below are the various bulk prices. All bulk orders must be placed at least 1-week in advance of collection/delivery date: Continue reading
24hrsCityFlorist.com started creating quirky bouquets or bouquets with a bit of ‘character’ since 2011. As a request from our customer, we attempted to arrange our first character bouquet or quirky bouquet back in 2009. And since then, we have been the Singapore florist making flower delivery of the quirky kind – from hello kitty bouquet to puppy bouquet to panda bouquet to cookie monster bouquet and many more.
The latest addition into our family of quirky bouquets or character bouquets or fun bouquets is our quirky bouquet – three adorable faces arranged with chrysanthemom balls and red roses and colourful gerberas. A fun way to cheer someone up at the office of home.
24Hrs City Florist was established in 2004 located at 161 Lavender Street, Singapore – providing fresh flowers arrangement and flower delivery for all occasions in Singapore. We specialized in providing funeral and condolences flowers delivery to anywhere in Singapore. From Funeral floral photo frame, table arrangements, flower beds, casket spray, floral cross, condolences flower stand, condolence wreath and condolences flowers singapore condolence bouquets.
Inspired by the beauty of oriental white lilies, we created this elegant condolence flowers arrangement for delivery anywhere 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.
It is this period of the year again – love and romance is in the air. It is generally this time of the year too, we get many inquiries on the sale of single stalks rose for bulk purchase. We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions. Prices are valid for minimum order of 100 stalks and above. Delivery charges are not included. Our roses can be either from China. Roses from other countries will be quoted separately.
We recently launched our new online service that allows users to ‘Design Your Own Bouquet’ or diy flower bouquet. It puts the ‘creative’ flare onto the hands of the user and in 3 simple clicks, their customized bouquet is ready for delivery on the same day. We offer flower delivery anywhere in Singapore. We believe we are probably the first florist in Singapore offering a make your own bouquet online.
Here at 24hrs City Florist, we frequently receive requests from schools and organizations for the sponsorship of flower bouquets and have enjoyed many such pleasant collaborations in the past. Our recent sponsorship of a beautiful oriental lily and chili red rose bouquet for SMU’s Indancity in 2017.
We are more than happy to continue offering our support such events in future as long as the following conditions are met:
There are many ways of wrapping a Korean styled hand bouquet. Below is just one simple method on how to fold, position and wrap a front facing flower arrangement using a mix of kraft paper and non woven paper. You may use all kraft paper wrappings or a variety of colours plastic wrappings or even burlap wrappings.