Baby Basket Bliss: What To Include In Your New Baby Gift Basket

Babies are blessings and wonderful bundles of joy, and the best way to welcome them into this world is a gift basket containing just the right items for these little ones. Amidst tons of choices available today, you should be able to discern which one will show not just your excitement for the baby but care and sincerity for the parents.
We have listed down ideas which you should consider when sending out a gift basket for a little angel.

1. Bouquet of Blooms –Online flower delivery is probably one of the best options when it comes to gift-giving. It is easy, and convenient — highlighting the occasion with beautiful colors. You can even get creative with it by choosing from a wide variety of arrangements and flower types. You can also include a heartfelt message for the parents congratulating them on the new baby.

2. Fruit Basket or Cakes–Show your sweet side by sending a basket of fruits or a box of cake to the new parents. The great thing is that aside from the fact that you can now buy flowers online, you can also have indulgent goodies delivered without sweating it out.

3. Stuffed Toys and Plushies – This will definitely cheer up not just the parents but the baby too (when he or she grows up!) These cuddly toys will last longer and can be a great addition to the child’s nursery. You can also personalize this basket by adding some baby care products or nursery books.

New Baby Celebration

Now, you may wonder where to get all of these. No need to look far, as BULAKLAK.COM, one of the pioneer online flower shops in the Philippines, can have all these items delivered hassle-free. It’sa one-stop online shop for celebration needs, not just for new babies, but for birthdays, anniversaries, and just about any special occasion.

Lastly, if you’re feeling generous, you can have all these items delivered in one awesome basket together with a voice greeting card for the total gift-giving experience.

Filipino Ways To Celebrate Grandparents’ Day

Lakinglola o lolo ka ba? If you are, you would definitely love to make Grandparents’ Day super special especially that they have given you so much tender loving care while growing up. It’s now time to give them back all the love that they have poured in raising you.

Even when you are miles and seas apart, you can show them that you care by sending flowers to the Philippines or sending them a fruit basket with a voice greeting card.

As Filipinos, we’ve always been raised to be family-oriented. Every special occasion means spending it with a dozen relatives and be specially adoring our ever favorite lola and lolo who are becoming cooler as the years go by.

Here are some tips on how to celebrate Grandparents day:

• Spend a day with your lola and lolo playing their favorite board game. Letting them win more than a few games would actually score you an extra brownie point.

• Let them teach you their favorite hobby. Your grandparents are more than willing to spend the whole day talking about what they love with someone who matters the most.

• Have an ultimate cook out! You definitely loved your lola’s favorite paella, so why not have a feast while enjoying your time together?

• Surprise lola with a video call and a surprise online flower delivery of her favorite blooms. And if you can’t do a video call, your floral gift will come with a voice greeting card that has your specially recorded message for her.

This September, we urge you to celebrate grandparents day extra sweet because we all know how much you love them.

Buy flowers and gifts online, spend your days with them, or go out on a date. Whatever idea you have,just let them experience life once again. They are reaching the dawn of their lives and what better way to make them feel happy by going to an adventure.

History of Father’s Day

It has long been the tradition of more than forty countries around the world to celebrate one day each year honoring fathers of all ages and walks of life.</>

Father’s Day was first celebrated on June 19, 1910, headed by Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Washington. She wanted to honor her father, William Jackson Smart, a single parent who solely raised her and her five siblings. She initially planned on commencing it on the 5th of June which was her father’s birthday. However, it was pushed back to the third Sunday of June due to the lack of time for preparations.

Since then, people have always celebrated such special day on the third Sunday of June. In the 1930s, traditional Father’s Day presents included ties and tobacco pipes manufactured by companies that helped Sonora Smart Dodd promote the celebration at a national scale. At present day, common gifts range include flowers, handkerchiefs, cakes, Hallmark cards, wristwatches, and basically anything that represents the giver’s appreciation for their father. We can never fully repay all the efforts and sacrifices our fathers have done for us.

We can, however, show our heartfelt love and appreciation for them this Father’s Day. Surprise your dad by giving him an affordable and limited edition gift package from BULAKLAK.COM! Gift packages range from Father’s Day-themed pillows and mugs to fruit baskets and lechon bellies (limited supplies available). Order now!

Chinese New Year 2016

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Chinese New Year is considered to be the most important festival for the Chinese community in the Philippines. It does not follow a fixed date in the Gregorian calendar, which is widely used in many countries. The celebration stretches to about 15 days with varied observations each day. Usually, the Filipino-Chinese families start by cleaning their houses because it resembles a wish to put old things away and welcome the New Year.

One of the major traditions in Chinese New Year is giving out flowers and bouquets as gifts. A lot of significance is attached to this custom, and the various kinds of flowers given as gifts denote different wishes or signs. Flowers represent wealth and fortune and are lucky to give as gifts.

However, we will give you some flowers that are said to be lucky this coming Chinese new year.

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Start the year with luck and fortune by sending exquisite floral arrangements to your friends, relatives and loved ones anywhere in the Philippines! For more floral arrangements, just visit www.bulaklak.com or CALL 0926-285-2552 / 0918-285-2552 further assistance.

Best Floral Arrangements for Mothers

BEST FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR MOTHERSToday might not be your mom’s birthday and it’s not mother’s day either, but showing them our appreciation and gratitude must be our everyday routine.

There are lots of ways to express your love and care for your mother, but it could be an extra meaningful and obviously beautiful to go with flowers for her that she will surely love and treasure that moment for the rest of her life.

Here are the following flowers that would surely fit your mom’s personality:

tendernessTENDERNESS- Roses never go out of the trend for mothers. It has different colours that convey different meanings to express your feelings. Red roses convey love and affection and it’s undeniably the most beautiful kind of roses among the other roses. While pink roses convey grace and gentility. http://www.bulaklak.com/Tenderness.html

strawberry kisses

STRAWBERRY KISSES-  This arrangements is a combination of of gerberra daisies, chrysanthemums, roses or carnations. Gerberra daisies convey purity and cheerfulness. White chrysanthemums convey loyalty and devoted love. And Carnations conveys pride and beauty, which is also the traditional flowers for mothers.

afternoon tea

AFTERNOON TEA- The mixed bundle contains an assortment of pink, orange or lilac roses and gerberra daisies, with mixed fillers such as chrysanthemums or button mums. Lilacs convey purity and protection. http://www.bulaklak.com/Afternoon-Tea.html

taste of the orient

TASTE OF THE ORIENT- Oriental lilies white and pink all bound together to make a lovely bouquet. A simple statement that’s elegant yet playful. This arrangement includes Casablanca and Stargazers lilies. Casablanca flowers convey celebration while the stargazer symbolizes wealth and prosperity. http://www.bulaklak.com/Taste-of-the-Orient.html

shee loves meSHE LOVES ME, SHE LOVE ME NOT- Just ignore the name of this arrangement and focus on the significance it conveys for your mom. This arrangement actually has malysian mums that symbolizes optimism and joy.

Bring love and happiness each day to your mom, whenever and wherever you are. Your love and devotion is all that matters to her and whenever you’re going to give your love and devotion to her, she would surely give you incredible smiles that you’ve never seen before! Have a great one.

Should you need floral arrangements assistance, please call 0926-285-2552 / 0918-285-2552. Have a great one!

Ideal Wedding Bouquets for October

Who says that wedding is only good for the month of January, Feb, March, April, May, June etc., and not for the month of September? Don’t you know that getting married in the month of September will cost you less money to spend compared to other months where couples are usually going to settled in.

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Nevertheless, we’ll help you on some things to prepare for such wedding you are going to plan. This is something that you should not miss on your wedding and obviously something that’s also very important- it’s flowers!

Here’s the following ideal wedding flowers for the month of SEPTEMBER :

1. Lily of the Valley- Liliy of the valley is described to be as delicate and has a sweet scent. It symbolizes happiness and romance for its timeless classic with a hint of endless affection.

2. Tulips- It has colorful personalities you could ever dream of picking up. It symbolizes beauty, and sincerity. It actually has long petals and it is commonly the bride’s choice for every wedding.

3. Jonquils-Narcissus- It symbolizes happiness and fortune. It has a delicate cream color that you may also choose which is really ideal for any weddings!

4. Rhododendron- It offers colorful choices like pink and mauves, cream, and antique as well as a coffee tone Rhododendron. This one extremely symbolizes love and romance.

5. Blushing Bride- it has an alluring blush sweet peas, cream petals, and fluffy center as well is also available.

For more ideal, gourgeoudly arrangments for weddings without spending much of your money, just browse at www.bulaklak.com or call 0926-285-2552 / 0918-285-2552 for floral deliveries anywhere in the Philippines.

 

Philippines: A country overflowing with celebrations

Occasions celebrated in the PhilippinesJust like any country, the Philippines has its own set of events celebrated as a nation and marked in every Filipino’s calendar. Included in the list of Philippine National or Regular Holidays are New Year’s Day, Day of Valor, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Labor Day, Independence Day, National Heroes Day, Bonifacio Day, Christmas Day, and Rizal Day. Although not each of these occasions is personally celebrated by Filipinos, it is given so much regard because students and most employees are exempted from going to school and work.

Grand events are also held in various provinces where you can see gigantic and colourful floats and costumes in street parades. Among the festivals in the Philippines, the most popular and well-visited are Sinulog in Cebu, Ati-Atihan in Aklan, Dinagyang in Iloilo, Higantes in Rizal, Moriones in Marinduque, Pintados in Leyte, Sigpawan in Batangas, Kaamulan in Bukidnon, Kadayawan in Davao, Lanzones in Camiguin, Kagay-an in Cagayan De Oro, Masskara in Bacolod, Penagbenga in Baguio, and Bangus in Dagupan. Almost every month there is a major festival happening in one of the country’s province. Fellow Filipinos and foreigners are welcome to join the locals in their festive celebrations.

Aside from these events joined in by a community, there are also commemorative ones celebrated by families. These include Graduation Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Grandparent’s Day, and Birthday. Typically, the family gathers together sometimes with their extended family and also with friends at home. Different types of dishes are served to the guests while the guests give presents to the celebrant. Today, in celebrating these events, some prefer to eat out in a restaurant instead of holding the event at home to make it easier when it comes to preparation.

Anniversaries of couples—married or just boyfriend-girlfriend—are also celebrated. Silver and Golden wedding anniversaries are the most notable ones and usually grandiosely celebrated. For boyfriend-girlfriend couples, there are those who even mark their “monthsary” date every month. Such occasions are usually spent eating out in a fancy restaurant or cooking indoors. Organizations also have anniversaries they call as Foundation Day. Schools are known for this and it is usually celebrated by having a school fair for several days. No classes are held as all students and teachers enjoy the programs and activities prepared by each member of the school community. Companies who commemorate their Foundation Day also gather their employees to a whole or a couple of days of team building activities, awarding of exemplary employees, and sharing of food.

Aside from food being the common denominator in any event and occasion celebrated, there is very good chance you will also have flowers present in event venues, program activities, and as a symbolic present or gift. The stage decorated with flowers, street parades with floats made of flowers, and a bouquet of flowers to complement a surprise gift are just one of the common instances where flowers can be seen.

Whatever the occasion is, as long as fresh flowers are what matter most to you, go to BULAKLAK.COM and your flower expectations will be met. To learn which flowers arrangement is perfect for your celebration, click here and find out more about our products and special services. Order some Bulaklak today!

Gift-giving Tradition in the Philippines

Gift-giving Tradition in the Philippines

Gift-giving is one of the traditions widely practiced in the Philippines. With over a hundred cities in the country having different cultures, you can certainly think of creative ways to bring about this tradition.
For almost every occasion and every activity there is always a chance to give gifts. In corporate events, a company have their guests receive common giveaways like planners, pens, notepads, or even flash drives. Another practice in business is sending flower arrangements or a food basket to your new business partner, while huge flower arrangements are best to give on the day of a business or store opening.
In gatherings, guests usually bring food even when there is already an overflowing amount of food for everyone. Dessert or finger food is the most usual choice you can carry with you as a guest. More often than not, before leaving the host’s place, they will ask you to take home food placed in plastic containers. Aside from the food, a nicely arranged perfumed flowers to complement the ambience of a gathering is also a good idea. This type of gift can also be used by the host as a table centerpiece.
When it comes to dating and courtship, if you are the guy, for you to be taken seriously and to show courtesy to the family, you have to visit them and introduce yourself formally. When paying a visit, as a suitor, you should be armed with “pasalubong”, or gifts like a bouquet of flowers, chocolates, stuffed toy, or even food. In tradition, it is said that you are to court also the family of the girl you are purusing.
It is always important to remember that aside from the gift-giving tradition, paying respect is always top of the list. When talking to elders using the Filipino language, saying “po” and “opo” are staples. Handshake for business or non-personal relationships and hand-kissing, or better known as “mano” for family encounters are gestures you should observe to show respect.
Whether the intentions for gift-giving is personal or for business, it is notable to take the relationship building at a pace for Filipinos have high regard on trust which takes time to be earned. Making a good impression when giving tokens or gifts is not bad but it shows how much value and time you put into your generous gesture. A gift that is nicely wrapped or packed is creates the first-hand reaction. The quality of the gift you bring is not appreciated by how expensive it is, but by its value of importance or even just by the mere act of thoughtfulness.
In any occasion, gathering or visit you are headed to, rely only at BULAKLAK.COM with you flower arrangements. BULAKLAK.COM is an online flower marketplace that only delivers freshly arranged flowers so you will never have to lose that good impression. For a selection of flowers perfect for any occasion, click here. A flower arrangement from BULAKLAK.COM puts a smile on every Filipino’s face.