How to Pick the Right Sympathy Flowers in Sydney

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If you are attending a funeral or have heard about the death of a loved one, one of the first things you need to do is buy sympathy or funeral flowers to express your feelings of loss as well as genuine love and care to those left behind.

Expressing sympathy with flowers is a lovely gesture that grieving family and loved ones will surely appreciate. In this article, we will give you fundamental pointers when choosing sympathy and/or flowers online.

 

Where do you send sympathy flowers?

Sympathy flowers are sent directly to a deceased person’s home. The family members are the primary recipients of sympathy flowers and show one’s sincere condolences of their recent loss. Unlike funeral flowers that come in big flower arrangements such as wreaths, sympathy flowers are small to medium-sized flower arrangements that come in vases. They can be displayed on tables or used as centrepieces.

You can send sympathy flowers following the death of a friend, relative, or acquaintance.

 

What types of flowers should you send to a funeral and a deceased’s home?

Various flower species can be used to create a tasteful and elegant sympathy flower arrangement. When expressing your condolences, you may choose from an assortment of flower varieties ranging from lilies, roses and carnations, and gladioli. Ideally, order small to medium-sized flower species when you request a florist to deliver flowers to a deceased person’s home.

 

Are there limitations when sending sympathy flowers to a funeral or a grieving family home?

Sombre flower arrangements are typically what people send to the bereaved family. But did you know that you can also pick blooms in bright and colourful hues to express your condolences? Colourful and vibrant sympathy flower arrangements are used to commemorate and celebrate the energy and love that a deceased has brought to friends, family and loved ones. They are just as appropriate as flowers in neutral or muted hues.
To learn more about how to arrange sympathy flowers for Sydney residents, browse our offerings here. For assistance, you may also call us on 02 9871 1666 today.

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Guide when Sending Birthday Flowers to Sydney Loved Ones

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Gift shopping for a loved one’s upcoming birthday celebration can be very tricky. But if you want to make a birthday celebrant smile in pure delight, an elegant bouquet will do the trick.

For those who have no experience in ordering birthday flowers for delivery, here is a concise guide on how to order birthday flowers for loved ones.

 

· Birth Month Flowers

One great tip when choosing flowers for a birthday celebration is to pick flower varieties that are associated with an individual’s month of birth. Here is the list of flowers relating to different months of the year:

 

  • January- Carnation
  • February- Violet, Iris
  • March- Daffodil
  • April- Sweet Pea
  • May- Lily of the Valley
  • June- Honeysuckle
  • July- Larkspur
  • August- gladiolus
  • September- Aster
  • October- Marigold
  • November- Chrysanthemum
  • December- Poinsettia

 

You should ask the florist for the availability of flowers, as some flower species on the list may not be in bloom during certain times of the year.

 

· Choose Vibrant Flowers

Choose flower species that are known for their vibrant colours. A birthday is a celebration of life and the endless possibilities that the future holds for the celebrant. Also, bright flowers can help further brighten the mood of the celebrant in his or her special day.

Sunflowers, Irises, and Lilies are examples of colourful flowers that you can send not only to a loved one to family and friends, too!

 

· Consider the Celebrant’s Flower Faves

Take the birthday celebrant’s flower preferences into account. If you know his or her favourite blooms, it becomes rather easy to order a large bouquet from a reputable florist. If you are unsure about this information, you may ask the celebrant’s friends or family about it. It will be extra happy points to choose the celebrant’s favourite flower species in his or her favourite hues, too!

When choosing a birthday flower delivery online, do not forget to include a sincere and sweet birthday message along with your gift to make it extra special!
If you wish to check out our amazing flower arrangements and bouquet selection or order flowers, you may reach us on 02 9871 1666 today.

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Here are Tips on How to Choose the Perfect New Baby Flowers in Sydney

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If you are sending flowers to commemorate the birth of a new baby, sending vibrant and cheerful flower arrangements is the best way to go. If you know someone who has recently delivered a newborn, sending the couple, or the mother a beautiful flower arrangement is an excellent way to express your congratulations and show genuine care for them and that of their baby.

 

Why should you send new baby flowers and gifts to mothers?

The recovery time of women after delivery varies on a case-to-case basis. While some mothers return to their normal routine in a few days, there are those, such as first-time mothers who may take a while before they fully recover. The presence of flowers in both cases helps in creating a relaxing and healing environment for mothers.

Colourful flower arrangements brighten a rather dull hospital room and uplift the mood of a mother recovering from a long and arduous labour. New baby flower delivery also celebrates the new roles that a couple assume as parents to their baby.

 

What flowers should I send for the successful delivery of a baby girl?

 

In the case of new baby flower delivery, florists will recommend choosing colours based on gender. For new baby girl flower delivery, choose blooms featuring feminine hues such as pink, purple, and yellow to name a few.

Examples of pink flowers are sweet Akito rose, stargazer lilies, cymbidium orchids, and lisianthus.

 

What flowers should I send for new baby boy delivery?

If we follow the gender-based colour scheme, flowers with masculine tones or notes are perfect for couples who just welcomed a new baby boy. Blue-coloured flowers such as freesia, thistles, hyacinth, and flox are blooms that you can send out the happy couple.

 

What other gifts should I send besides flowers?

Make sure to include a short but sweet message of congratulations to the couple or the mother. Other items that will surely be a delight to the recipients are balloons, chocolates, and sweets. These are great accompaniments to flowers and will surely be appreciated by their recipients.
If you wish to enquire about the new baby born flower arrangements available with us, call our direct line on 02 9871 1666 today.

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Occasions for Flower Delivery Sydney Services

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Flowers to loved ones can be sent out on a number of occasions. You do not need to wait for a special occasion to request a flower delivery Sydney shop to send a bouquet of sweet nothings to someone you hold dear to your heart.

From Valentine’s Day, birthday, graduation day, wedding day, or any event that calls for a celebration, sending flowers is a sweet gesture of affection to family and friends.

The best flower delivery services in Sydney offers flowers for any occasion. It is the quickest and most effective way of making recipients feel happy.

 

Here are the best occasions to make use of flower delivery services for your loved ones who live in Sydney:

–      An elegant expression of love

Expressing love is not only limited to your partner. You can also send flowers to family members, friends, and people whom you genuinely care about and love. Sending them flowers shows the recipients how important they are in your life.

 

–      Brighten up someone’s gloomy day

Having flowers delivered at the doorstep of someone you care about; be it a loved one or a friend, is the perfect way to make them smile. If you noticed that a friend, a relative  or your partner is feeling lonely and sad, sending them a bouquet of fresh flowers will surely change their mood for the better.

 

–      The sweetest way to say “I’m sorry.”

Sending flowers is an excellent way of saying “I’m sorry” without uttering a single word. If you are the type of person who finds it difficult to apologise after a fight or misunderstanding, sending your loved one a bouquet of his or her favourite flowers will express your genuine intention of mending fences.

 

–      Show of sympathy for the bereaved and grieving

Online flower delivery services in Sydney offer sympathy flowers in all shapes and forms. If a friend or a relative has passed on, a comforting gesture is send the grieving family a bouquet at their home or a sympathy wreath at the chapel or viewing venue.

 

If you need help in choosing flower bouquets and arrangements for different types of occasions, give us a call today! You may reach us on 02 9871 1666.

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Here is a Quick Guide to Sending Birthday Flowers in Sydney

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Sending flowers should not be limited only to your partner or spouse. Requesting flower delivery to family members, relatives, and friends on their birthdays is a wonderful and thoughtful way of showing that you genuinely care for them. A timeless bouquet of pink roses will certainly delight your mother on her birthday. Even your best friend will surely appreciate the birthday flower surprise.

 

In this article, we enumerate a few rules when sending out flowers as a birthday gift to family and friends:

When thinking of flowers for close friends, especially those of the opposite sex, it is important to know the type of blooms to send to avoid sending the wrong message. Fore a neutral arrangement, choose colours that are universally known to symbolize friendship such as yellow, white, and pink.

  • If you are sending flowers to your mum for her birthday, we highly recommend sending her orchids or lilies that she can integrate into her home. A bouquet of lilies symbolises gratitude and tenderness. Orchids in pots are also a sweet flower delivery gift since they can be repotted or be included in your mother’s garden collection.
  • For your sister or female relatives, we highly recommend sending them pink roses on their special day. Pink symbolises your never-ending concern and affection for female members of the family.
  • If you are a woman who wants to make your partner smile, sending him a flower arrangement is one of the few surprises you can consider for his birthday. Show appreciation and love to your boyfriend or husband by sending him a unique bouquet of blooms made from flowers native to Australia. A sunflower arrangement or potted sunflower is also a safe option for a male recipient.

 

When you opt for flower delivery services, do not forget to include a heartfelt personal message, too! Creating a short or thoughtful greeting completes the sweet gesture that will surely be appreciated and cherished on the recipients’ very special day.

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What are the Wellness Benefits of Sending Flower Bouquets in Sydney?

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Sending flowers to a loved one not only adds colour to their home, but they also carry a host of wellness benefits. Studies reveal that sending flowers to friends and family help in speeding up recovery from illness, enhancing mood, and even treating depression in some cases.

 

Here are the well-known therapeutic benefits of sending flowers:

– Reduce stress levels

If you have a family member or a friend who suffers from anxiety disorders, depression, and stress, gifting them with a lovely bouquet of fresh flowers will surely brighten their day. The bright hues and sweet fragrance of flowers will greatly reduce the negative emotions that they feel due to their respective conditions.

It is a well-established fact that flowers help in balancing emotions as well as preventing sudden mood swings. Individuals who suffer from the stress immediately feel relief when they focus on the beauty and thoughtful gesture of sending flowers to them.

 

– Mood enhancer

A beautiful flower arrangement that you send to a loved one who has not been feeling well recently is not only sweet but also induces positive feelings. If you know anyone who has been having a bad day, sending them an express flower delivery will turn their day around, making them happy and more grateful about life.

 

– Establish comfort at home

Lovely flower arrangements all around the house fosters a tranquil and comfortable environment amongst inhabitants. Flowers also brighten up space, complement the aesthetics, and deliver positive energy to the home.

 

– Fortify relationships and bonds

When you send a lovely flower arrangement to someone, you are expressing your genuine care and love for them. It also showcases that you value them and that they are important people in your life. If you want to strengthen the bond between your partner or with family members, an easy and thoughtful way is to request flower delivery arrangements at their doorstep.

 

If you wish to check the availability of flowers in bloom or request delivery to your loved ones, call us on 02 9871 1666 today.

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Here is a Quick Guide to Sending Funeral Flowers for Sydney Locals

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The death of a loved one is undeniably a difficult and heart-wrenching experience in life. To show sympathy and solidarity during a time of grieving, we show our deepest condolences in many ways.

One of them is to have flowers delivered to a residence, funeral home or chapel.

A beautiful floral arrangement expresses heartfelt sympathy to grieving friends and family members know they are not alone during these difficult times. It’s not often that we send out sympathy flowers.

Flowers forever convey compassion, warmth, and hope to anyone who receives them. In this day and age, flowers not only honour the life and work of those who have sadly passed on, but they also provide comfort to those left behind.

You have a few choices when it comes to choosing the right type of sympathy flowers or funeral floral arrangements to accurately express your feelings, too.

 

Here are some useful pointers for sending sympathy flowers:

 

·     Funeral Floral Baskets

A funeral basket is a floral arrangement that comes in a myriad of shapes and sizes. They can be delivered directly to a funeral home where the wake is held, to a chapel during religious service, or to the grieving family’s home.

A floral basket is a general type of floral arrangement that is appropriate to be sent out at any time during a deceased’s memorial period.

 

·     Standing Sprays

Standing sprays are condolence flowers that are featured on a vertical base or easel. They are typically displayed near the casket and are sent to funeral homes during the wake or viewing period. The standing sprays may also be transported to the church during religious ceremonies before burial at the cemetery.

 

·     Wreaths

Wreaths come in all shapes and sizes. They are beautiful floral arrangements that are placed near a casket. The circular shape of funeral wreaths is a lovely representation of eternal life. You may also choose floral arrangements in the shape of funeral crosses that symbolise faith or in the shape of a heart which represents love. Funeral wreaths, hearts and crosses are usually delivered to the funeral home during the wake or to a gravesite during burial.

 

Express your message of love and sympathy to family and friends when they need them the most. Send a beautiful flower arrangement today by calling us on 02 9871 1666.

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Buy Local for Longer Lasting Flowers

When you make any purchasing decisions, what is most important to you?

Some people like to know where a product is grown,  how it was sourced…and with that I guess comes a domino affect of how the workers may have been treated and what conditions they work under. An article posted on Telesur details shocking working conditions where workers clock some 84 hours a week through busy periods, in flower factories near Bogata, Columbia.

The Project for International Accompaniment and Solidarity (PASO) visited the townships where the flowers were grown and conditioned, interviewing workers. Findings included union busting, sexual harassment of female workers and work related disabilities.

“Today, a flower is not produced with sweetness but with tears. Our product is used to express beautiful feelings throughout the world, but we are treated very poorly,” a flower sector employee from Facatativa said as quoted in the report.

With so many of flowers now imported and sourced from areas outside of Australia, it is understandable that we often do not have the whole picture. But, the reason so many of the imported products have become so widely and readily available is the demand. And the demand has been increased by the low cost of the product.

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In an ideal world, it would be lovely to know that all our products were grown locally, by small businesses, and that by supporting a local business you were supporting several families. But I know that the reality is that every household has a budget, and people are making buying decisions based on their budget (as well as a whole host of other factors).

In many areas of our lives, people are beginning to be more conscious with their purchasing decisions. They are choosing to spend more, perhaps less frequently on quality products made or sourced ethically. What that means though is that often they choose NOT to purchase from brands renowned for poor working conditions.

It has also become more popular to source local foods, and patronise growers markets. Part of this is understanding seasonal produce, and buying what is best at a particular time of year. Part of this is ensuring we are eating fresh food from local suppliers. Why are we buying asparagus from Peru? I mean, how old is that ‘fresh’ asparagus by the time we eat it?

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In that way, understanding what flowers are available naturally at a particular time of year, will help you determine what is local and what is imported. Imported stock can be substantially cheaper than locally grown items, and many imported varieties of flowers are now, no longer grown in Australia 🙁

If we are to reduce our carbon footprint, we need to adopt the same standards we hold to other purchases, to flowers. If we pay a little bit more (due to higher wages in Australia) we can ensure that the money is kept in our economy. We can also ensure a higher level of commercial standards, and safe practise. We can also be sure of the freshness of the produce we are buying. To me this is one of the most important factors when considering flower purchases. Let’s face it, flowers are a perishable item, so many consider them to be a luxury. What is more disappointing than buying flowers that are not fresh and do not last. But the reality is when you buy imported products, there is really no way to know, how long ago they were cut, packed, transported and then slowly made their way from the tarmac, and into customs, before being released.

My vote is for local. And my belief is that our purchases determine our future. If we continue to support imported stock, local growers in operation will  continue to decline and our industry will suffer. By buying seasonal, local produce, your blooms will be more beautiful and last longer….why would you consider anything else? 😉

Fwf x

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Tips to Choose Flowers Before Calling a Wedding Florist in Sydney

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Flowers are an important part of weddings. Not only are they a traditional element of wedding aesthetics, but they help in expressing the personality and creativity of the soon-to-be married couple.

The task of choosing wedding flowers is generally entrusted to the bride. It is an enjoyable activity that requires thorough planning and coordination with a reputable Sydney florist. Hiring an expert florist will make wedding flowers selection less daunting to the bride.

 

Here are helpful tips that will help you get started in selecting flowers for your wedding:

 

–      Identify your personal preferences and favourites

There are no special rules to follow when it comes to selecting flowers for a wedding. It’s your special day so you can choose whatever flowers you prefer to walk down the aisle with. Although this is the case, it’s also equally important to choose flowers that complement your existing wedding colour scheme as well as budget.

 

·     Minimalist Beauty

Less is always more. Flowers are not the focal point of your wedding ceremony and neither should they be the centre of attention at the reception. Flowers add to the festive mood of the wedding venue and reception halls but should not be the star of the occasion.

 

·     Strategic Arrangement is Crucial 

Good positioning and placement of flowers in combination with affordable foliage is an excellent way to create an illusion that you have more flower decorations that you actually do.

 

–      Determine your budget

Before you start shopping for wedding flowers, you need to have a budget and stick to it. You don’t need to spend thousands of dollars on the floral bouquets and arrangements for the venue in order to make your wedding memorable. You have to be smart in selecting flowers so you don’t go over the budget.

Talk to your florist and be honest not only about your preferences but also about how much you have set aside for wedding flowers. This will be helpful in setting a realistic budget and finding beautiful flowers at the same time.

Let us make your day extra memorable with our expertise wedding flowers. Book an appointment with us by calling our direct line on 02 9871 1666 today.

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Choosing the Right Corporate Flowers Sydney for Every Occasion

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One challenging activity that entrepreneurs face is selecting the right gifts for suppliers, partners, and clients. Sending corporate gifts is a tradition that many companies still observe and is an integral element in maintaining good relations with other businesses.

There are a few important things that business owners should consider when giving clients, suppliers, and partners gifts. It can be tricky to choose the perfect gift, but it is undeniable that sending corporate flowers along with special gifts are an excellent way to retain clients, partners, and customers.

When sending out corporate flowers and arrangements to Sydney businesses, here are some things that you need to remember:

 

 

  • Signed a deal?  send them flowers!

 

When you sign a successful deal with a client, a memorable gift that symbolises appreciation is a lovely flower bouquet or floral arrangement. This should be coupled with personalised gift items that are useful to intended recipient.

 

  • Have flowers delivered during major business milestones

Corporate flowers should be a staple in a professional’s career milestone. Boosting morale at the workplace may be as simple as sending employees flower bouquets for each year worked in your company. Using corporate floral arrangements to celebrate an important milestone in your company such as closing a major deal also raises productivity as well as confidence among employees.

 

  • Beautiful token of appreciation

An excellent way to express your appreciation for maintaining a solid relationship with clients, suppliers, investors, and employees is to send them a token of appreciation. They have invested time, money, effort, and hard work into making your business profitable, organised, and productive, too.

If you are going to send corporate flower arrangements to a team rather than send gifts individually, pick flower species and shades that are gender-neutral. You can add a gift basket with your floral arrangement and included wines, cheeses, chocolates and other treats to make them more appealing to recipients.

To check out beautiful corporate flower arrangements, simply give us a ring on 02 9871 1666 today.

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