In today’s cynical climate, gabbing on about the language of flowers makes you sound as batty as Jean the florist on Eastenders.
But through the ages, more than 600 meanings have become associated with various plants and flowers.
And there are few greater emotional TKOs than receiving a gargantuan bunch of red roses from the object of your affection.
However, roses are far from the only romantic flowers – for her Royal Wedding bouquet it’s said Kate Middleton chose Hyacinth (constancy), Ivy (fidelity), Myrtle (marriage and love), Lily-of-the-valley (the return of happiness) and of course, Sweet William (gallantry).
The beauty of a floral package is that it’s a simple gesture that speaks volumes.
Interflora has come up trumps this Christmas with some spectacular seasonal arrangements. Their Warm Wishes Festive Christmas basket is a feast for the senses while the Scented Candle Arrangement would add a lovely glow to any festive table.
I love the idea of sending flowers as a Christmas present – and not just because you can order same day delivery so there’s no last minute dash to the shops. It’s the fact that you can select a bunch to please almost anyone in your life, from your mum to your kids’ teachers.
A flower bouquet is a gorgeous gift that keeps on giving and, other than a few scattered petals, won’t add clutter to the home.
Did you know that Interflora also has some amazing Christmas hampers on offer? And it’s not all jams, ports and cheeses.
Choose from compilations like the Giant Christmas Cracker stuffed with chocolates, Personalised Cupcakes, Sweet Nostalgia (old school tuck shop treats) and my personal fave, the Biscuiteers Shoe Box.
Couture heels that are good enough to eat? Now you’re talking.
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