Oleander Floral Design Blog — gifts

Why are Valentine’s Flowers so Expensive?

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Why are Valentine’s Flowers so Expensive?

  V-Day, Valentine’s, Saint Valentine’s Day, the Feast of Saint Valentine, or even Galentine’s Day. Whatever you call it, it’s nearly here, and, alongside Mother’s Day, it’s a pretty big one for the floristry world. With that comes an increase in prices for the customer, particularly in respect to red roses, the most gifted flower for this holiday. But why is this? Are flower shops just ripping off their customers because they can, or is there something more to it?    Like most products we buy, it all boils down to supply and demand. Red roses are the most popular...

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Christmas Gifting

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Christmas Gifting

 There are many popular Christmas traditions, and one of them is the exchanging of gifts. The gesture of shopping for, wrapping, and then bestowing a gift on a loved-one in celebration of the festive season, is something that people from many different cultures, all over the world, have participated in for thousands of years. Many families dedicate a lot of time, energy (and money!) to the custom, and, for children, and for some adults too, receiving presents is often the highlight of the holidays. So while you sit down to plan your gift list, (or maybe even write your very...

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Staff Gift Guide

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Staff Gift Guide

 We’re well into the swing of celebrating the holiday season here at Oleander, and every day there’s a million things on our ‘to-do’ list. If you’re feeling the pressure too, we can help! We’ve put together a 2021 gift guide to aide you in your search for the perfect present, so before you get overwhelmed with your holiday shopping, take a look at our crew sharing some of their favourite items from the gift shop.  We’re well into the swing of celebrating the holiday season here at Oleander, and every day there’s a million things on our ‘to-do’ list. If...

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Father's Day

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Father's Day

Old Man, Pops, Daddy-O. Whatever you call him, it’s that time of year when we celebrate fathers, paternal bonds and the positive influence of male figures in our society. Father’s Day gives us the opportunity to express our love and gratitude to all the dads and father-figures out there, and we couldn’t be more thankful! The idea of a special day to honor fathers and celebrate fatherhood was first introduced in the United States. Inspired by the American Mother's Day celebrations, Sonora Smart Dodd planned a day to honor fathers early in the 20th century. The first Father's Day was...

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