FLOWERS NEVER LAST BUT THE IMPRESSION DOES

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How flowers can boost mental health

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With having had to bring everything online, our liberty to leave the house however and whenever we want restricted, and our heightened stress over falling sick becoming a default part of life, many have witnessed their mental health taking a toll over the past 2 years of living through the COVID-19 pandemic. It has not been an easy journey for anyone and perhaps this has been mostly compounded by the enforcement of social distancing or stay home notices – relationships with family and friends become harder to maintain, and overall, we come face to face with a sense of isolation and uncertainty. The human connections which may have once grounded us in ensuring our mental wellness has never felt more difficult to come by.  

And so this leaves me to wonder: What are some ways that could help me and my loved ones cope with this new normal? How can each of us, in our own little ways, help boost others’ mental health in these difficult times? I would like to propose using flowers as one possible medium to work past the social restrictions and stress.

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My First Bouquet of Flowers

There’s a scene in No Strings Attached which I often go back to whenever I’m in need of some rom-com goodness. In this bit, Emma, a headstrong doctor who disdains romance makes it very clear that she does not want flowers on her first date with Adam, a young chap who is head over heels in love with her. As instructed, Adam does not show up with flowers. Instead, the well-decked lad presents a carrot bouquet and cheekily says, “you said no flowers.” Emma chuckles and is undeniably impressed. Look close enough and you can even see her fierce exterior crack for a split second as she coyly breaks into a blush. A genuine and common reaction upon receiving a flower delivery or in this case a carrot delivery.

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Ranking Gen Z’s Top Bouquet Flowers Of All Time

It is well established that flower bouquets still hold as one of the best gift ideas in history. Be it for a birthday, as a congratulatory present or an anniversary surprise, bouquet flower is a well-rounded choice when it comes to gifting. However, with each generation comes a new wave of likes and preferences, which can be hard to follow up with, given that rising trends seem to change in a blink of an eye nowadays. With that being said, let’s dive right into the present-day scene of bouquet flowers available in 24HrsCityflorist.com

Bouquet Flower

A short survey was carried out on instagram stories and the results were collated from 15 respondents aged 15 to 20, to try to encapsulate the types of flowers they’re interested in. Respondents were asked to choose their favourite(s) from 6 unique options.

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What’s Poppin’ With Balloon Bouquets?

Balloons – a concept that was first introduced back in 1824 by professor Michael Faraday, utilised them in his experiments. From then on, balloons have come a long way, no longer confined to the walls of experimental use. It is commonly referred to as the ‘go-to decoration’ for a range of celebratory events. However, as one would know, people nowadays long for more than just plain ol’ balloons. Thus, new concepts have come to life. Tied together with the increase in flower delivery, this is where the highly popular balloon bouquet comes into place.

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Best Locations To Take Graduation Photos in Singapore Universities

Where are the best places to take graduation photos in Singapore Universities ?

Gowns donned. Flowers and soft toys in hand. Caps flung in the air. Bright eyes and wide smiles fill a sea of students who have reached a new milestone in their lives. Graduation season is bittersweet – it’s a celebration of the hard work put in, a reflection of the memories made and symbolises the start of a new journey ahead. The closing of one chapter and the beginning of another also means another thing – pictures to mark this momentous occasion ! If you’re on the lookout for places on campus for the perfect graduation photoshoot, here is a list specially curated for you. Some preparation checklist before you set out for your photo taking day:

  1. Check on the weather from the meteorological service Singapore
  2. Have you gown ready – including hood and mortarboard
  3. Flower Bouquet – arrange for a flower delivery the day before
  4. Soft Toy – a graduating plushy would add a little smile to the photo
  5. Bring your scroll or a degree folder

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My work-from-home experience over the past 1.5 years in Singapore

work from home experience

Due to COVID-19, the past 1.5 years has been a roller-coaster journey for everyone in Singapore – front-line workers, students, businesses and office workers alike.

The main difference for many? Adjusting to a lifestyle where working from home became the norm for office workers. Initially, to many, it was a dream come true where one didn’t have to trudge into the office first thing in the morning. However, is working from home truly the best option when it comes to being productive?

Read on if you’re keen to find out about the main differences between working from office and working from home. 

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Flowers and Astrology

The best flower bouquet for each month

Astrology – the word itself springs a multitude of debates. Is astrology real ? Should one believe in it ? Does our birth date actually spell out our personality and destiny ? Well, these questions, like many questions about the cosmos remain unanswered. However, you cannot deny that delving into the world of astrology is pretty fun – especially when what is being described truly strikes a chord with you ! While many know about the daily horoscope column in newspapers and information about the basic 12 signs, did you know that each sign also has a flower associated with it ? Interestingly, there are flowers known to be symbolic of signs in the zodiac and are linked to the traits of each sign. From the constellations of stars above to the seeds of flowers below, let’s take a journey to see which flowers are best suited for your zodiac sign ! These bouquets are available for flower delivery in Singapore.

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Chinese Valentine’s Day

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.

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Preparing For Your Graduation Ceremony in Singapore

Graduation is a huge milestone in every student’s life. It’s a momentous occasion which celebrates the graduate’s achievement on passing through his/her academic life.

Now, with the outbreak of COVID-19, graduation ceremonies have moved from physical ones to online virtual ceremonies. If you’re a graduating student this year and you’re looking at how to prepare for your graduation ceremony, read on to find out more.

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Graduation Bouquet

When graduation comes to mind, many would imagine themselves decked in stunning graduation mortar boards and gowns; striding onstage to receive their hard-won certificates. This is sometimes followed by the soft, resonant thrum of a cello, and peals of applause. While for some, this celebration simply marks the end of a chapter.

Regardless of our perceptions, most would agree that this event bears much significance. This is especially so, when one thrives in an academic-centric society like Singapore. We have to bear with its implications: the pressure to do well, the impending exams, the frequent burning of the midnight oil… and so much more. Also, for many, the grind never stops. Hence, it is no wonder why graduation is welcomed with open arms, as the grand finale of a long ordeal.

Graduation Bouquet

Presently, one is considered lucky to have a graduation ceremony, let alone a physical one, though. Due to the COVID-19 situation, attendees have had their convocations cancelled and/or postponed. Alas, attempts to curb and fight the spread of the virus have come with a great cost.

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Delineating the ‘work’ from the ‘home’ with flowers

With the work from home mandate back in action, we thought this would be a timely article to help us spruce up our work (and home) environment and make the next few weeks as enjoyable as it could be.

Now that work and rest are forced to be within the same space, it is actually quite important that we learn how to segregate these two realms properly, so that we can create an optimal environment for each activity and do our best at both.

This segregation could take the form of an actual demarcation if you’ve got the space for it, but we understand that majority of us just haven’t got the room to create two separate environments for work and rest. As such, one way to work around having just one space, is to create different set-ups for work and rest, such that we gradually learn to condition our minds to associate each set-up to its intended activity and concentrate on that activity only. Creating associations between the environment and the task is a good way to teach ourselves to be fully present in the intended activity, which is one way to set ourselves up for success regardless of which activity we are doing.

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All You Need to Know About Baby’s Breath Bouquet

Baby’s Breath Bouquet

A flower so gentile and fragile. Simple yet majestic. A cluster of long straight stems that branch out to show off tiny white buds of flowers that, together, form a lacy cloud. With the rise in popularity of the concept of Cottagecore (romanticised agricultural lifestyle), Baby’s Breath flowers are here to stay as a crowd favourite. Especially with its versatile nature, the flower gives much room for artistic freedom. Its simplicity allows it to be a great bouquet filler – it provides the bouquet with good volume while allowing the main flowers to shine. It is also intricate enough to be the main star of the show. Baby’s breath bouquets are certainly one of florists’ more  popular flower delivery in Singapore. Apart from bouquets, it is also easy to dry and preserve these flowers for different pieces of artwork such as simple bookmarks to larger items like resin jewellery. There is just no limit to what we can do with these flowers.

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50 Best Mother’s Day Messages

With Mother’s Day approaching, many might find themselves stuck – not knowing how to express their love and appreciation for their mothers on this very special day dedicated to them. Besides treating mom to her favourite lunch, dinner or high tea, arranging for a mother’s day flower delivery together with a heartfelt message will make mother’s day that little bit more special. We have put together a list of 50 best mother’s day messages.

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Mother’s Day in Singapore – Making it just a little more special

mothers day flowers
mother’s day flowers

As Mother’s Day approaches us once again this year, on the Second Sunday of May, do we ever stop to wonder: what is the ‘true’ meaning of celebrating Mother’s Day? How is it traditionally celebrated and how may we celebrate it in our own ways?

In the UK, the English celebrate Mothering Sunday, the fourth Sunday of Lent. Back in the 1700s, house servants were encouraged to return to their hometowns to spend time with their mothers— a custom that was inspired by an even earlier custom that involved people going back to the first church they had ever attended, or their “mothering” church. Today, still steeped in religion, many churches will give children daffodils for them to give to their mothers.

Meanwhile, in Ethiopia, daughters will prepare vegetables and cheese, while the sons prepare meat for the annual meal and celebration. This celebration is vibrant, and even includes singing, dancing, and story-telling!

Here in Singapore, the most popular method of spending Mother’s Day is to treat mum to a nice meal out, complete with delicious and decadent food in her favourite cuisine and often times gifts of flowers. For those who are not able to be with their mothers this year, there are always the florists who are able to send your message of love on your behalf. Mothers day Singapore delivery has become increasing popular especially during the pandemic, where large gatherings are not permitted.

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Quirky Bouquet – Fun Character Bouquet

Quirky Flower Bouquet

When one thinks of flowers, it is often that elegance, grace and perhaps love come to mind. But what if we told you flowers can be fun, quirky and unique? 24HrsCityFlorist.com has been creating flower bouquets bursting with character since 2011, ranging from different kinds of arrangements mimicking beloved characters, as well as playful bouquets with a distinctive style. Don’t be stuck in the past with the more traditional bouquets, and express yourself by gifting these exciting and idiosyncratic arrangements. Allow us to introduce some of our newer character bouquets…

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Seasonal Flowers

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 flowers that are seasonal and may not be available all year round. 24HrsCityFlorist.com offers flower delivery for such flowers when purchased in advance when they are in season. 

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Popular Wedding Flower Trends

Weddings are one of the most memorable days in our life. The blissful union of a couple with their loved ones is an event to celebrate. The special ceremony and event signifies the start of a new life as a legally married couple. 

But before one achieves her/his dream wedding, there’s tons of planning that goes into each detail leading up to the big day. From the event venue, food, décor, attire and flower delivery, each and every detail affect the entire wedding as a whole. If you’re in the midst of wedding planning and wondering what are the popular current wedding flower trends, read on.

Blooms for blushing brides

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Flower Display Ideas For Your Home

The season of festivities may be coming to an end, but that definitely is not a reason to stop decorating the house! Regardless of the occasion, or even if there were no occasion at all, you should always feel entitled to spruce up your place with whatever makes you feel best. Since Valentine’s day is just over,  we’re suspecting a good number of you have flower delivery of bouquets to your home.

We thought it would be a good idea to provide some ideas on how to put these fresh blooms to good use, by showing you the various ways flower bouquets can be displayed in the household! Of course, we do not want to convey the message that only those who received flowers should be decorating – regardless of whether you received any, if you want some flowers for your house, here’s your permission to go get it girl! We have thus also gone beyond the traditional bouquets to bring to you some novel display methods that people have used to beautify their space with flowers.

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5 Reasons Why Singapore is a Great Place to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

If 2020 has taught us anything, it is to learn how to find joy in the simple things, to appreciate the things around us that we used to miss out on, and to find the good in the bad. As Valentine’s Day 2021 draws close, while we certainly did not expect to yet again be celebrating this day under the cloud of the virus, we do hope that as we celebrate love, we will also remember the lessons we have learnt, and make the best out of the situation we are in. To help lift spirits up and get us all excited for the 14th of February, we have thought about five great reasons why Singapore is a great place to celebrate this special day!

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Table Flowers

Table Flowers

Everyone loves the delight and convenience of receiving flowers or having some form of flower delivery done to your office or house. Table flower arrangements are equally a much sought after and much appreciated floral gift. More importantly it is an universal accepted gift – a perennial choice of gift that can be given on any occasion. Here’s a list of occasions table flowers is usually given:

  • love and care
  • romance
  • valentine’s day
  • mother’s day
  • birthday
  • new born
  • congratulatory
  • business launch / inauguration
  • thank you and appreciation
  • house warming,
  • wedding
  • festive holidays
  • Chinese New Year
  • Christmas,
  • speedy recovery
  • condolences

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Sunflower Bouquet: All You Need To Know

sunflower bouquet

Nothing spells joy like receiving a sunflower bouquet. It’s a symbol of happiness, joy, and laughter all wrapped up in this cheery yellow flower. Giving a sunflower to someone is akin to passing joy, we’d say! More importantly you can easily arrange for flower delivery of sunflowers for any occasions whether they are for love, romance, birthday or even graduation simply because sunflowers, unlike roses, unlikely be misinterpreted or misconstrued as a gift of romance. There all kinds of sunflower bouquets styles and designs offered by florists today to best suit the occasion you’d like them for. Of course, if you’re still hesitating, let us tell you something – it always a good time to send someone a lovely surprise.

Commonly Asked Questions About Sunflowers

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Dahlia Flowers

Dahlia Flower Delivery

Dahlias have been highly sought after in Europe for more than 200 years, despite having their origins in South America. Popular all around the world, these flowers are related to the Sunflower, Daisy, and Chrysanthemum families. Dahlias are also known as ‘valley flowers’ due to the Swedish reference of ‘valley’ for ‘dahl’. They vary from 2 inches to 10 inches in width, and have over 40 different flower types.

Dahlias are used for many decorative purposes, such as in floral shows, garden plants, arrangements, and in weddings. These flowers bloom longer than most other garden plants, and when cut, dahlias are one of the longest-lasting flowers, becoming a popular flower for weddings and bouquets.  Dahlias are also very popular flower used in hand bouquets. dahlias are the perfect flower to express commitment and honesty. So, if you wish to let someone special know that you are committed, go ahead and arrange for a flower delivery of a wonderful dahlia flower bouquet !

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Guide To Choosing The Right Condolence Flower

Losing someone you know always bring sad news and it can be difficult to find the words to express or convey your condolences. Sending flowers to the family when you hear of the person’s passing is a thoughtful thing to do. Normally in Singapore, fresh condolence flower is delivered to the wake or the funeral homes or parlors. The gesture of the gift and the funeral flower messages will show the person that you are thinking about them and that you care.

condolence flower
Condolence Flower

According to a study conducted, after family, friends, and eulogy, flowers rank first among those who have lost a family member or friend as the most meaningful aspect of funerals. Furthermore, at a time of loss, recipients rank flowers and sympathy cards as the most meaningful of gifts. Those surveyed believe fresh flowers are a critical component of funerals, providing a necessary diversion, something to talk about, and a bright environment at a sombre time.

Asked to identify gifts and memorials that helped a great deal with grief, a majority of surveyed respondents named flowers. Respondents also agreed strongly that looking at the messages written in cards and who the condolence flowers are from is comforting. 

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The Therapeutic Nature of Flowers & Plants

It is a well-known trialled and tested method that gifting flowers can help you get half the job done when you’re trying to make someone happy. Be it trying to pacify the partner, congratulating someone on a job well done, or wishing a loved one a happy birthday,  or wishing someone to get well soon, or sending a condolence message – florists all around the world have been offering plants and flowers delivery since ancient Egypt which dates back to 2,500 BCE.  The act of giving flowers have long had a very prominent place in these practices and occasions. I thought about what it is about flowers that can put people in such a happy place. Perhaps it is the aesthetic sight of a bouquet that lifts one’s spirits, or the thought behind the bouquet that makes us feel appreciated. Yet there are many other things in our midst that can mimic those traits of a gifted flower bouquet – so why specifically are flowers so attractive to us?

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Comforting Gestures: Ordering Funeral Flowers with Grace and Sensitivity

There is no eternity in life, the end of the road of every cherished moment with a lost friend, a family member, or our beloved ones.

Funeral Flower Spray

As we remember the past with joy, laughter, and sometimes, sorrow during the most challenging times with our loved ones, the best thing we could ever do is to send them a quiet wish of eternal peace. It’s as if we bid them well as they transcend into a paradise of infinite serenity. And often, we symbolize our love with a floral gift.

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How To Order Flowers For Funeral

Here are answers to the most 5 common questions.  When faced with news of the passing of your friend’s or colleague’s loved one, immediate thoughts would often be to make arrangements to visit the funeral. Condolence flowers are also another way to express your sympathy towards the family members of the deceased. Many are however unsure about how to send flowers to a funeral, or even how to order flowers for a funeral. We have consolidated a succinct QnA to help make this process smoother and less error-prone.

When should you send flowers to a funeral?

The best time is when the bereaved family holds the funeral wake. This is normally done immediately after the embalming when the deceased’s body is laid in a casket at the wake. Funeral wakes can be held funeral homes, at the bereaved family home, void desks or community halls.

Common questions asked are ‘When to send condolence flowers’ and ‘When should funeral flowers be delivered’? First off, funeral and condolence flowers are often used interchangeably however, for the purpose of this guide, flower for funeral are usually formal floral arrangements made by the immediate family members of the deceased and generally sent to the location of the wake, be it at the funeral home or the house of the deceased. Condolence flowers are addressed to a family member of the deceased and can generally be sent anywhere, including to the wake.

As a general rule of thumb, condolence flowers can be delivered at any point of time during the wake, but refer to the table in the under ‘faith of the deceased’ for greater specifics. Before you arrange such flower delivery, it would be best for you to check the following:

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