11 Classy And Creative Christmas Decoration Ideas

It’s that time of the year again when you’ll have guests flocking over to your house for the annual Christmas party. And we understand that you can’t wait to play the perfect host and have already started decorating your house for the perfect party. But wait, you don’t want to overdo it. We have lined up 11 classy and creative Christmas decoration ideas for your abode.

Christmas Candles

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Add a touch of Christmas to your dining table or your study with these Christmas themed candles. You can buy snowflake stickers and stick them on glasses. Place white tea light candles in them and let the Christmas magic pour in.

Cookie Cutter Ornaments

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You can breathe new life into your old batch of cookie cutters by turning them into Christmas ornaments. Simply cover one side with gifting paper. Attach a wire string at the top of the cutter and hang them on your Christmas tree. You can also add a Christmassy touch to chandelier by hanging these home made ornaments.

Christmas Themed Flower Arrangement

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Sometimes, a fresh bunch of flowers do the trick. You can simply book a gorgeous Christmas themed flower arrangement from flora2000.com by choosing from a vast Christmas collection. Flora2000.com has flowers for all the rooms in your house.

Cork Ornaments

Cork Ornaments All it took to make this snowman ornament were some Champagne corks, fun buttons, patterned ribbon, and a little bit of imagination.

Got corks left from your last party? Don’t throw them away; instead turn them into cute little Christmas ornaments. Here’s an example of a Snowman made out of 3 corks. Whitewash 3 corks; glue them together by placing one on top of the other. Use buttons for buttons and for the hat. Draw out the crooked smile add stick tiny buttons for eyes and nose. You can use 2 screws for the hands. This cork snowman can be used as a Christmas ornament for your Christmas tree, or can be placed on your dining table, to add that extra dose of Christmas magic to your dining table.

Bottle Cap Ornaments

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There’s plenty of good you can do from used bottle caps. One is turning them into adorable Christmas ornaments. Buy a few pair of wobbly eyes, buttons for noses and pick twigs from a tree and you have reindeer ornaments! Use your imagination and you can come up with many others.

Christmas Ornaments And Dining Table

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Hang Christmas ornaments from the chandelier above the dining table.

Stockings

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You can ornament your Christmas stockings by sticking a silver brooch to it.

Christmas Mantelshelf

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Give your mantelshelf a Christmas make over by decking it up with white tea light candles in glasses, wreaths and other Christmassy things.

Pillow Case

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This is the simplest way to make your couch look all Christmassy. Buy golden colored pillow cases and embellish them a festive red bow.

Reindeer

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Let the artist in you spring up with this simple and elegant reindeer idea. On a single colored wall/door, sketch out a reindeer. You can use this image as reference.

Snowflakes

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You can stick large snowflakes made of ice cream sticks to your walls.

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5 Contemporary Christmas Wreath Ideas

Did you know that the Christmas custom of hanging a wreath on the front door has been taken from Rome’s New Year celebrations? Romans wished each other “good health” by exchanging branches of evergreens. Contemporary wreath designs often don’t even involve evergreens anymore. We’ve explored a few wreath designs that are made from anything but evergreens. These wreaths are fun to make and will make your front door look great for the Holiday celebrations.

Snowman Wreath

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This Snowman shaped wreath as the name suggests, doubles up as a wreath and a Snowman. For the hat, you can cut out a black card-board in the shape of a hat. The three circles can be made of scraps of white cloth woven in circles around a wire twisted and turned in the shape of a circle. You can use a spare red scarf to keep your Snowman wreath warm.

Santa Wreath

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This wreath combines Santa and the spirit of Christmas in an innovative way. Weave scraps of bright red cloth around a wire twisted in the shape of a circle. Attach a belt made of cardboard in the center of the wreath. You can give “Ho Ho Ho” a skip, as the wreath is self-explanatory.

Rudolph Wreath

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The reindeer Wreath is yet another subtle yet elegant way of adding the magic of Christmas to your front door. Get a burlap wreath and place large a red berry in place of Rudolph’s nose. You can carve the antlers out of red card paper.

Wolly Candy Cane Wreath

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Wrap wool threads of red and white in parts around a circular tube. Embellish it with an artificial snowflake and sprigs of red and white berries.

Woody Wreath

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Make a circular crown of dried branches. You can embellish it with the ornament of your choice. We’ve added a snowman.

We hope you liked our wreath ideas. If you have any ideas to share please add them in the comment box below.

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9 Reasons Why An Ordinary Day In Switzerland, Is Anything But Ordinary

The timeless beauty of the Swiss Alps has never failed to astonish people from all over the world. But the Alps alone don’t make this place so beautiful. The gorgeous flowers on the Swiss Alps plays an equally important role in making this place a tourist hub. Flowers on the snow frosted Alps, are like the colorful sprinkles on a cake with frosting. Switzerland is also known as every photographers dream destination for obvious reasons.

We’ve made a short collection of how this place looks on an ordinary day. And we have to admit, it looks anything but ordinary.

Tulips in Interlaken Switzerland

Tulips in Interlaken, Switzerland.Tulips can never fail to look gorgeous. Place them in Interlaken and they look surreal and only add more beauty to the place.

Just another sunrise at Interlaken, Switzerland.

Just another sunrise at Interlaken, Switzerland.
Beautiful is an understatement. The Swiss Alps being gorgeous and this is only the tip of the beauty.

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Grindelwand, Switzerland

Grindelwand, SwitzerlandOne of the many beautiful things, on an average day in this quiet village in Switzerland.

Yellow flowers making Obermonten, St. Antoni, more beautiful.

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Montreux, Switzerland

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Switzerland is home to Tropical flower too.

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Switzerland In The Summers

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Too much beauty in this picture: snow peaks, cliffs, clouds, mist, rocks and not to forget the wildflowers.

Kapellbrücke, Lucerne

Lucerne, SwitzerlandThe Chapel bridge of Lucerne is a historic Swiss landmark and serves as a good reason to visit Lucerne. Originally called the Kapellbrücke, this place is located just in front of the main station in Lucerne. It is the oldest wooden bridge in Switzerland, dating back to the 14th century, that is adorned by gorgeous colourful flowers.It runs diagonally across the Reuss river

What we’ve covered is only the tip of Switzerland’s floral beauty. This land is blessed with an abundance of beauty that can be best known only by exploring. Switzerland has the world’s freshest flowers and if you wish to send flowers to your loved ones in Switzerland, all you have to do is click here and book the flowers of your choice. If you think you have more to add to our post, feel free to express yourself in the comment box below.

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5 Places You Must Visit During Halloween

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If ghosts and ghouls fascinate you and you look forward to Halloween, then there are a few places that you must visit during this spooky season. We’ve handpicked the spookiest places from America and beyond that you must visit.

New Orleans

Hundreds of people once died here in a tidal wave, that’s reason enough for it to feature in this list. The creepy Manchac Swamp, complete with old trees and wispy Spanish moss makes this place stand out, in quite a terrifying way. This city also has a reputation for voodoo.

Estes Park, Colorado, United States

The Stanley Hotel, that once inspired famed horror novelist, Stephen King to write his terrifying masterpiece, The Shining, stands tall here. Isn’t that reason enough for you to visit this spooky place? The hotel is believed to be haunted by at least a handful people, the founder of the hotel included.

New York City

This city, known for its amazing celebrations, hosts a great Halloween party and after party every year. Costumes, parades and giant puppets are a common sight. They say that you may bump into the ghost of Edgar Allen Poe on the ghost walk.

Sleepy Hollow

If the legend around the Headless Horseman hasn’t disturbed you enough, you may want to visit, the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, especially during this time of the year. You would be excited to know that there still are reports of the Headless Horseman at cemeteries all around the area.

Dracula’s Castle, Romania

If you’re a real Halloween fanatic, loosen up your budget a little, and a real Halloween fanatic, you might as well pack your bags and head to Dracula’s Castle in Romania. Transylvania is quite conveniently or rather inconveniently close to the infamous Bran Castle. The castle is open to the public and if you’re lucky the ghost of Vlad The Impaler pay appear himself, to give you a personal visit.

If you think we’ve missed out on a creepy place that is a must for Halloween, please add it in the comment box below. For the rest of you, who prefer a Halloween back at home, here’s an easy-to-do Halloween centerpiece. Like they say, if you can’t make it to a Halloween party, throw one at home!

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3 Easy Steps To Make A Floral Halloween Centerpiece

Set the mood right for Halloween with this easy-to-do Halloween centerpiece.

Materials needed:
- 1 Pumpkin
- 1 Knife
- Flowers of your choice, preferably gerberas, cushion mums, red daisies.
- huckleberry, salal yellow oak leaves and artificial fall berries to accentuate the arrangement.

Step 1. Get a fresh pumpkin that is at least a foot in size.

Step 2. Cut the top of the pumpkin and scoop out the seeds.

Step 3. Fill the pumpkin with water halfway and then add the suggested flowers, or the flowers of your choice. Put the pumpkin’s top over the flowers, at an angle and your Halloween centerpiece is ready!

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Tip: For a secure arrangement, you can put a floral foam (soaked in water) inside of the pumpkin and then stick your flowers in it. Use an artificial pumpkin, that way your arrangement will last long.

Have a spooktacular Halloween!

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Exploring Hawaii’s Floral Treasure

Hawaii is home to one of the world’s most exotic flora and fauna. Hand-woven flower garlands are often put on tourists and other guests and women adorn their hair with fresh plumerias in this paradise-like land. Hawaii’s abundance in flowers makes it one of the most unique floral paradises in the world. We’ve explored and handpicked Hawaii’s alluring flora so that you can view them without having to visit it.

Ma’o hau hele

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The Ma’o hau hele that is also known as the Hibiscus brackenridgei, is Hawaii’s State flower. The tree that houses this beautiful flower can grow up to 10 meters tall. This flower is native to dry forest and shrub lands and grows at elevations from 400 to 2600 feet. It is found on all significant Hawaiian islands, except Ni’ihau and Kaho’olawe. Much to the dismay of flower lovers, this flower is listed as an endangered species.

Koki’o ke’oke’o

hibiscusThe Hawaiian, name for the Hibiscus flower is quite queer. This flower has its origins in Hawaii itself. With large white and wonderfully fragrant blossoms, it grows in mesic forests at low elevations (below 3,000 feet elevation). This species grows only on the island of O’ahu.

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GAlso known as Gardenia, the tree that holds this beautiful flower can grow up to 15 feet.
This too is an endangered species that is found in dry forests at elevations from 1100 to 1700 feet.

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Koli’o

Another name for this gorgeous flower is the Hibiscus kokio. This is a subspecies and usually grows as a shrub or a small tree growing up to 3 to 7 meters in height.

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This flower is native to the island of Kauai in the Hawaiian Islands. The juice of the leaves and buds of this flower plant are used to treat constipation.

Melia

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Melia is also known as Plumeria. Although this flower is native to tropical America, it grows abundantly in the Hawaiian islands.

Ko’oloa ‘ula

Koʻoloa ʻulaAlso known as Abutilon menziesii, the Ko’oloa ‘ula is native to Hawaii and is an endangered species.

Koali ‘awa

moonAlso known as Ipomoea or Hawaiian moon flower. This flower is native to pacific islands, and is found in abundance in the Hawaiian Islands.

Alena

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Also known as Boehavia repens, this sprawling herb is common along dry coasts and leeward slopes.

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A Glimpse Of The Stunning Flower Markets In The World

If you’re fascinated by flower markets, then reading this will land you in a paradise for flower lovers. We’ve made a list of the best flower markets that you ought to visit at least once in your life time.

Amsterdam

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Amsterdam’s pride, the floating flower market is the only one of its kind in the world. This garden is functional all through the year and its various flower stalls stand on houseboats. The most prominent of flowers that are sold here are tulips, narcissus and other bulbs and flowers. This place is the hub for online florists who undertake online flower delivery.

The Flower Market, Bangalore, India

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This market is centrally located in Bangalore that is Metropolitan city to the South of India. It is a hub of the city to supply flowers where sellers start their business as early as 5 in the morning and by 8 am, most of the sale is over. Despite of the place is crowded, noisy and even dirty, it still attracts flower lovers, because it is sweet smelling, colorful and vibrant. You will find everything from young mothers, weaving flowers into garlands to elegant floral arrangements.

Los Angeles Flower Market

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The LA Flower Market is a total treat for all your senses. If you’re a wholesaler, florist or simply a flower lover, you must visit this place. This solar-powered market-place has brilliantly displayed in its 50.000 sq.ft, the world’s freshest flowers.

Flower Market, Brussels

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Grand place, transforms into a flower market week long, except on Mondays and Thursdays. Amidst the daily abundance of flowers, plants and herbs, you will be stunned with the variety.

New York City Flower Market

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It’s always springtime at New York City’s flower market. This gorgeous market opens at 5:30 am and closes up by around 10:30 am. If you aren’t a professional florist you can enjoy your breakfast after the sun has risen and get there by 8 am and still find a healthy collection.

Flower Market, Bangkok

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Also known as Pak Khlong Talat, more of a wholesale market than a shopping experience, this beautiful market has become a tourist destination because of its sheer size and exotic flower collection. Several online florists take their supplies for their international flower delivery service, from this famous market.

If you think we’ve missed out on a flower market, feel free to add it in the comment box below. And if you’re a flower lover, you must visit the markets we named in our list.

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9 Gorgeous Gardens In Germany You Must Visit

If you’ve been to Germany you must know by now that no trip to Germany is complete without visiting Germany’s gorgeous gardens. From palace gardens to urban parks, we’ve listed down the best green spots for you to relax.

Mainau Island

Mainau or The Flower Island (99)PeacockThis place is also known as the “Island of Flowers”. It houses a palace built in 1853 by Grand Duke Fredreick I. The island is abundant with flower gardens and parks that are home to both tropical and subtropical plants. The butterfly sanctuary is home to a beautiful Italian rose garden, complete with pergolas, fountains and sculptures. The flowers bloom in spring, with as many as a million Tulips blossoming from March to May.

Palmengarten in Frankfurt

Palmengarten in FrankfurtThis horticulture extravaganza of a garden was built by a group of Frankfurt citizens. This place plays host to the African savanna, the exotic plants of the rain forests and the blooming flower gardens in Europe. It expands to around 50 acres and houses 6000 different botanical species from all over the world.

Planten un Blomen in Hamburg

PlantenUnBlomenWasserspieleThis park features a Botanical garden and the largest Japanese garden in all of Europe. In the summers you can get a chance to experience free water-light concerts, classical music in the rose garden and open-air theatre performances.

Botanical Gardens, Munich

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Elegantly decked glass houses exhibit a collection of Alpines that burst into blooms. The dry stone walls are covered entirely in moss. This place is home to an outstanding collection of exotic herbs, spices, edible grains and healing plants that have been arranged in the form of an apothecary garden.

Weihenstephan, Freising

weihenstephanWeihenstephan, a new age German garden is home to Foxtail Lilies, Euphoribia griffithii and Filipendula, Catmint, sages and Stachys.

Augustusburg, Bruhl

bryhlThis UNESCO World Heritage site has been built in traditional French style. The garden has delicate flower and box arrangements, water basins and is accessible from the terrace by stairs.

Nymphenbury, Munich

Munich NymphenburgThis placed used to be a small ornamental garden, but today it not only has a canal system, but has a variety of water features that include pumping mechanisms and symmetrical garden with ornamental flower beds.

Herrenhausen, Hanover

herrenhausen_hanoverThis place has several thematic gardens. The first African violet was brought to Europe and came into bloom in one of their glass houses. Few of the popular sights out here include, the Rain Forest House, a Prairie garden and the Schmuckhof ornamental courtyard with beautiful tub plants such as aromatic Pelargonium.

Botanika, Bremen

botanikaExplore the floral landscapes of this place that play host to a stunning and colorful show of rhododendron flowers, footbridges, waterfall and rocks, a Japanese Garden that unlocks exhibition of rhododendrons.

If you think, we’ve missed out on the exotic gardens of Germany; feel free to add them in the comment box. And, if you happen to visit Germany, don’t forget to go to these exotic places.

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5 Signs That Make You The Perfect Grandchild

Grandparents Day isn’t supposed to be just another hallmark holiday, but a day we ought to support the elders in our lives. Your grand old folks look forward to spending their day with you. If you’re lucky, your grandparents are nearby, if not you can still celebrate it from afar, by sending them various gifts using online flower delivery services.

They’ve always been the perfect grandparents for you. But are you the perfect grandchild for them? We’ve jotted down 5 signs that prove that you are every grandparent’s dream grandchild.

You Send Them Gifts Often

1.1You don’t need occasions like Grandparents’ Day to send them gifts. You like surprising them with flowers, tickets to the big game or simply a surprise visit. You understand that they are getting old, and they need to feel special and loved.

You Spend Time With Them

2They look forward to spending time with their grandchildren. Regardless of how busy you are, you take time out and visit them as often as possible. You love them and you show them that they mean a lot to you.

You Enjoy Listening To Them

3It isn’t easy to deal with people who are ageing. They’re often forgetful and needy. They have several stories to tell, but they have nobody to tell it to. You realise that all they need is someone who will patiently listen to what they have to say.

You Help Them Out In Every Way Possible

4You understand that they could very well need a helping hand, and you never shy away from being that helping hand.

You Let Yourself Be A Child When You’re With Them

5.1Whether it’s savoring grandma’s cookies, feeling loved with her hugs and kisses, or simply looking up to the heroic tales of your grandpa, you let yourself be a child when you’re with them.

Haven’t met your grandparents in the longest time? Here’s your chance to make up for all the years gone by. Celebrate Grandparents’ Day with your old folks this 7th September, and give them a surprise, they’ll cherish.

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10 Amazing Home Decor Ideas To Try Right Now

If you love the riotous color of flowers blooming outside, then you’ll love having them at home too.  Simple flower arrangements, can make any dull room bright, here’s how:

1. Three To Tango

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A trio makes everything better. Deck up your dining space with three mason jars topped with the flowers of your choice. We’ve used roses and daffodils.

2. Wildflowers Along the Road

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It’s easy to find wildflowers blooming alongside the road. Breathe new life into that vintage pitcher lying unused in your store room, by adding these fresh blooms, and a few spikes of straw to it just to make it stand neatly.

3. Mason Jars

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The mason jars lying unused in your shelf, can be turned into beautiful and chic centrepieces. You tuck the flowers of your choice in them. We’ve decorated ours with snap-dragons.

4. Beaker and Flowers

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Something as simple as sprigs added to a beaker, can look elegant. This arrangement will look perfect in your bathroom. Apart from adding a hint of aroma, the arrangement will make your bathroom look classy.

5. Pickle Jars With Flowers

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If you have empty pickle jars in your kitchen, you can wash them and use them as pretty little flower vases. A simple combination of white hydrangeas can make a dull room elegant. To make the jar look more classy, you can add a tint of blue to it.

6. Add Life To Your Candle Holder

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You can decorate your fancy candle holder with the flowers of your choice. Use warm colors like yellow that will stand out in contrast to the worn-out colors of the candle holder.

7. Peonies In A Pitcher

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An enamelware pitcher can be put to good use at your home by adding the flowers of your choice. We’ve tucked in beautiful pink peonies in this pitcher, just to add a hint of color.

8. White Is Beautiful

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White flowers of your liking, tucked in a vintage ironstone pitcher can add life to any dull space.

9. Simplicity Is The Key

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Sometimes a flower arrangement as simple as this, can do the trick. Place it at the centre of your dining table, or your study table, or wherever you think it will look best.

10. Deck Your Reading Space

10A French enamel pot with beautiful, single pink hydrangeas can add an artsy touch to your reading space, to get those ideas creative juices flowing.

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