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Frequently Asked Questions About Sending Funeral Flowers in Singapore

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1. Why do we send flowers to a funeral?

Sending flowers to a funeral is a way to express condolences and offer support to the family and friends of the deceased. It is a traditional gesture that has been practiced for centuries, and it is often seen as a way to honour the life of the person who has passed away.

Flowers are often seen as a symbol of life and beauty, and they can help to bring a sense of comfort and peace to those who are grieving. They can also be used to create a fitting and meaningful tribute to the deceased, and they are often used to decorate the funeral service or burial site.

In some cultures, certain types of flowers have specific meanings, and these can be chosen to convey specific messages or emotions. For example, white lilies are often associated with purity and innocence, and they are often used to express condolences at a funeral. Overall, sending flowers to a funeral is a way to show support and respect for the deceased, and to offer comfort and condolence to the bereaved.

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Gerbera Flower Bouquet

Gerbera Bouquet

Gerberas have been a household name in the world of bouquet delivery and giving  for a long time– even being the fifth most popular cut flower in the world.  Almost all florist around the world offer gerbera flower delivery.  It comes to no surprise after all, with its distinctive double petals that come in bright arrays of colours ranging from red, pink, yellow, orange and white. Native to tropical regions like Africa, America and Asia, Gerberas often bloom during the summer through fall, and are cheerful flowers that are seen to always turn to the sun.

 

Basic care for Gerberas

Gerberas are blooms that belong to the Asteraceae family, one that is similar to sunflowers and daisies. They often boast an excellent vase life, and make great freshly cut flowers as they are wonderful bouquets to gift to your loved ones. With lukewarm water, shade and a flower foam to keep it upright due to its heavier structure, the Gerberas in your house would look as beautiful and healthy as they do in their initially bought or received bouquet.

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Interesting Facts About Flowers Most People Don’t Know

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It is without a doubt that flowers play an essential role in gift giving across the world. Roses, lilies, peonies – each one of these flower species each have their significant backstories as to why they are gifted for a certain occasion. The floriculture industry as a whole was worth 49 billion USD in 2020, which highlights the prominence of how flowers do hold a stake in gifting, for both the young and old.

As many people would agree, flowers are listed highly among the types of gifts commonly given, whether it be Valentines’ Day or Mothers’ Day. Florists providing flower delivery are like the conduit connecting flowers to the masses. Most people would be able to identify flowers by their appearances. However, if one were to stop and think for a moment – how much do they actually know about these colourful blooms?

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Mother’s Day Flowers & Gift

 The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Flowers for Mother’s Day

“What should I get for Mother’s Day this year?” A yearly question that never seems to have an answer everyone can agree with, or any answer at all. After all, Mother’s Day is an occasion that is regarded highly by many across the globe. How could one give their mother anything short of the best gift, to thank her for her hard work and unconditional love? Some common gifts that are largely popular on this special day include chocolates and cards, among other things. While a thoughtful dinner reservation may make a perfectly good gift on its own, a bouquet of flowers in accompaniment might just be what a mother needs after a long day, that is well balanced between simplicity and elegance.

A survey conducted amongst 20 respondents ages 18 to 32 revealed that nearly 7 in 10 would be open to purchasing flowers for the occasion, and that 6 in 10 actually feel like flowers would make a meaningful yet affordable gift. One of the respondents commented,

“Flowers have the intrinsic ability to convey so much meaning to whoever receives them. I’d definitely consider a bouquet for the upcoming Mother’s Day.”

Figure 1: Survey respondents’, aged 18 to 32, on openness to purchasing flower bouquets for Mother’s Day.

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The Ultimate Guide To Choosing Birthday Flowers

Birthday flowers could be as simple as it sounds, but also have the potential to become a fairly complicated gift to curate. It really depends on what one’s intention behind the gift is. The birthday bouquet could be a traditional, no-questions-asked bouquet to a longtime friend, yet could also double up as a dual meaning gift to someone you’re romantically interested in.

As longtime florist in Singapore,  we’ve had the privilege to be involved in many a situation like this, at all hours of the day. We thus thought it might be useful to share some lessons we’ve learnt from our own experiences and that of our past customers alike, to make your flower delivery experience a much smoother one.

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12 Most Popular Flower Bouquets

Sending a flower bouquet to a loved one can be a tricky thing. Often times, we’re not sure which flower bouquet to send or pick. When that happens, sometimes there’s no harm in choosing a safe bet from a list of 12 most popular flower bouquets. We’re sure there’s good reason why these bouquets made it to the list.

Read on to find out which bouquets made the top 12 most popular flower bouquet list!

1. Rose Bouquet

Red Rose Bouquets

It’s no surprise that rose bouquets are at the top of the list. A symbol of romance and love, roses are often given as expressions of one’s endearing love for another. There’s something classic about a beautifully curated hand bouquet that’s full of blooming roses which is bound to make your loved one who’s receiving the bouquet smile. Today’s bouquet, roses have been crafted to make them more unique – in some occasions, roses are dyed with interesting colours, multi-layered colours, florescent pigmented dye/spray that make rose glows in the dark and spreading or partially peeling down the outer petals of roses for them to look more glorious, a method knows as ‘reflex’.

Blue Rose Bouquet

Blue has always been the colour of desire, love, and inspiration. That is perhaps why it is one of roses’ popular colour. Blue roses are not typically organically grown from the ground unlike most other rose colours – to obtain their pigmented blue petals, some form of colour dye-ing process is required or they are chemically treated with approved floral spray.

Today, there is a variety of ‘blue’ or ‘multicoloured’ rose bouquets, they come not just in a variety of blue hues such as French blue, ice blue, larkspur, tiffany blue and many colours but the method the pigment is treated onto the flowers eg. the fading blueish petals or soft pastel paddle pop colour that looks as good to eat.

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What Flowers and Colours are Typically Suited for Funerals

Traditions have been the pillar of people’s cultures around the world since time immemorial. These customs and beliefs, passed from one generation to another, have been here to guide us in our waking life. Though, beliefs and traditions differ from one culture to another, there are some certain practices that are widely observed despite differences; one of these is funerals.

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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Keeping Up With The Times – Singapore Florists

Sending flowers to Singapore has never been easier with the increasing number of Singapore florists within the island and the wider variety of florists specializing in different aspects and niches of their trade.  Covid-19 pandemic undoubtedly has accelerated many business to go online – that includes brick and mortar florists previously relied solely on foot traffic for their businesses.  With more florists going online, so too the competition and at the same time, spurring creativity while diversifying their offerings.

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Coupled with the increasing use of social media, sharing of ideas and know how have never been easier and prevalent. Florists from around the world show case their creativity by posting their craftmanships on online platform such as Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and YouTube just to name some popular ones.  Singapore florists have also adopted this fast changing pace of creativity in the development of the floristry industry in recent years.

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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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This Is What Flowers Mean To Me

A personal reflection of what flowers meant to a young working lady

Having me write this article might appear ironic — because I haven’t always had this much interest in flowers.

Unfortunately, growing up as the young unknowing girl that I was, I used to think flowers were for the frivolous and pretentious damsel. While I did acknowledge that flowers were easy on the eyes, my ‘interactions’ with florals and blooms were solely limited to basic sunflower Tumblr phone wallpapers and floral accessories. In my narrow worldview, sending flowers or flower delivery were simply economically unsustainable and its perceived benefits didn’t quite outweigh its costs enough for me to purchase them out of my own will.

From a romanticism point of view, it just didn’t quite make sense to cut these flowers off their stems prematurely (and effectively remove nature from nature) for the human benefit (our eyes??!!).

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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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Best Time To Send Flowers to a Girl

The best time and place to send flowers to a girl is at any time and at anyplace! However, this does not mean that the time and place where you send flowers are not important! Every relationship is different, and every girl reacts to receiving flowers differently. This article will tell you all you need to know about how to make a flower delivery meaningful, so read on for the answers to your questions!

When to Send Flowers

One of the first few things you have to decide on before sending flowers is when you will be sending them. Generally, flower bouquet can be sent anytime in the year, whether it be a special occasion or for no reason at all. After all, receiving a bouquet of flowers will always be a lovely surprise for a girl, no matter the time and day. However, sending flowers on occasions that are especially significant and personal to your recipient will help strengthen the effect of the flower delivery, and show her that you care. Below, we will outline examples of such occasions.

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10 Lesser Known Flowers For Bouquets

Flower bouquets are one of those gift staples that, despite being relatively mainstream, cannot really go too wrong. Unless we choose a flower unbefitting of an occasion, flower bouquets could be one of the safest bets for the clueless gift giver. Yet it is this very convenience of bouquets that could potentially make one appear thoughtless and overly casual with our choice of gifts. This is definitely a downfall that we want to avoid – why spend such amounts on a gift that would make you look bad? This however does not mean we give up on flower bouquets – after all, flowers are one of the most beautiful gifts that has endured the test of time. What we need to do, is ensure that we are making a bouquet with sincerity. It does pay off to spend some effort picking the right combination of flowers, with the appropriate symbolizations, that can best convey your thoughts to the receiver. With the humongous variety of flowers available, it is not difficult to customize your bouquet and make it unique to your receiver. In this article, we will introduce 10 less common flower types that you can consider including in your bouquet delivery to make it stand out.

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Should you buy or wrap your own flower bouquet?

A flower bouquet is a perfect gift to light up someone’s day, and there’s nothing like being surprised by pretty blooms that beautify any space. Planning to gift a flower bouquet to your loved one but not sure if you should buy or wrap it yourself?

You’re not the only one. You may question if it’s worth it to embark on a personal project and make your own, whether it’ll turn out successful and if it’s worth-well to do so in terms of cost. There are definitely pros of either buying or making your own flower bouquet.

Read on to find out the pros of both buying and making your own bouquet of flowers to decide which you should do!

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