Flower Delivery In Washington DC

Just wanted to let folks know about a cool little Squidoo Lens I came upon kind of by accident.  I have some friends who are having a baby in the DC area.  Actually in Northern VA at Fort Belvoir.  Anyway, the baby is due on Sunday and for whatever reason I thought about the baby coming and sending flowers while I was browsing around on Squidoo.  I entered in the search phrase flower delivery around Washington DC and a Lens came up called Kick Butt Flower Delivery Washington DC . It does a great job of recommending different flowers for different occasions and even has a section about the message that different types of flowers are meant to send as well as flower and plant care tips.  And while the site says it is specific to DC, you can actually order flowers to be delivered pretty much any where in the US.  So with Mother’s Day coming up I recommend this site as a place to order your Mother’s Day Flowers.

Published in: on April 18, 2009 at 5:04 am  Leave a Comment  

Mother’s Day – Mother And Wife

Mother’s day is approaching soon -a day to celebrate the motherhood. It is a day to thank mothers for all that they sacrifice for their children. A mother practically gives away her hobbies, her interests and many times her job to raise her children. Nature makes a mother like that. She will protect her children against all the dangers and give them all the comfort that she can. How do women balance their role between being a mother and a wife? Can any man do that? It looks very difficult, rather impossible. Men will talk a lot, but when comes to do this fine balancing, not many will succeed at all.

How many men realize the work done by their wives? Rather they start feeling jealous that their wife is paying more attention to kids than them? It sounds ridiculous. Instead of making such complaints that are outrageous, men should make all attempts to help their wives and share as much burden as possible. A man who earns can say – I draw a paycheck of this much amount. What will a mother who works round the clock say about her paycheck? Her paycheck is the smile on face of her healthy children and satisfaction of her husband. No monetary value can be put on that.

A wife who is also a mother draws no contract with those she cares for. She makes no pre conditions. For a woman, who loves her husband, her man is very important and for a mother, her children are most important. Women bear many injustices. A lot of them work for years to only get a divorce at the end. To restart the life with kids must be a real tough job for a divorcee woman. Society that is male dominated should not only acknowledge their mothers, but also their wives. Women deserve much more recognition than they get.

Published in: on April 10, 2009 at 8:33 pm  Leave a Comment  

Innovative Ways To Celebrate Mothers Day With Flowers

Moms are amazing people. They selflessly care for their children making sure there are always clean clothes to wear, a delicious dinner on the table, and plenty of love to go around. They often put their families ahead of themselves expecting only a quick hug or a smile as a reward. That’s why celebrations honoring mothers have been occurring since the times of the ancient Greeks, and perhaps even before. The first official Mother’s Day in the United States was on May 9, 1914 when President Woodrow Wilson declared the second Sunday in May to be National Mothers Day, a day on which mothers throughout the country should be recognized for all they do.

Mothers Day Flowers have long been a traditional gift to present to mothers on Mothers Day. While every mom loves to receive a bouquet or arrangement of her favorite flowers, there are lots of other ways you can incorporate flowers into an extra special declaration of your love. And, it doesn’t matter what your age is or if you’re helping your own young children celebrate mom, you can use flowers to make this Mothers Day one she’ll always remember. Here are some ideas for both adult children and for younger children:

Adult Children

If you’re going to celebrate Mothers Day with dinner out, take a soup bowl and some silverware to your florist. Have the florist create a floral design in the bowl using the silverware as accessories to the arrangement. Place an invitation to the restaurant among the flowers.

For a public declaration of your love, take your mom out to a restaurant and arrange to have flowers delivered to the table.

Let your mom know she should relax today. Gift wrap a book and ask your florist to include it with a flower arrangement and a note telling her to spend her day relaxing.

Send your mom a Mothers Day tree or plant. Take photographs mounted on decorative paper or in small frames to your florist and ask him or her to tie them to a small tree or plant using matching ribbons.

Give your mom a corsage to wear throughout the day. She’ll especially enjoy this if she plans to attend a worship service or other public event where everyone can see the gift you’ve given her.

Young Children

Invite Mom to a movie. Take the movie section from a recent newspaper to your florist and ask him or her to place it in a box of flowers. Decorate the outside of the box with movie candy or candy and popcorn wrappers. Include a card letting Mom know she gets to pick the movie and you’ll buy the tickets and treats.

Send Mom on a floral treasure hunt. Purchase several single stems of flowers. Have your florist place a flower tube on each one. Hide the flowers around the house and give Mom clues to lead her to each one. Make the last find a vase to place the flowers in and a note letting her know what a treasure she is.

Breakfast in bed is a time-honored Mothers Day tradition. Place a pretty vase of her favorite flowers on the tray.

Whether her children are grown or still young, every mom deserves a special Mother’s Day. Your florist will be delighted to help you express your love and respect in almost any creative way you can think of-they might even be able to offer some ideas of their own!

Published in: on April 10, 2009 at 1:54 am  Leave a Comment  

Mothers Day Quotes – A Lifetime of Love Doesn’t End at 18

Well, Mother’s Day is coming up on us again. Are you ready to “WOW” your Mom with a show of thanks and gratitude? Will you honestly remember what motherhood is all about and what she did for you? To prepare you for adulthood, the stresses of life, teaching you how to make lemon-aide out of lemons.

Some say the Mother’s Day is too commercialized now, but what was it really for to begin with? Originally conceived by Julia Ward Howe after the American Civil War as a day honoring (in her opinion) the inherent pacifism of mothers, Mother’s Day now simply celebrates motherhood and thanks mothers.

The first Mother’s Day as we would recognize it was celebrated in Grafton, West Virginia, on May 10, 1908, in the church where the elder Anna Jarvis had taught Sunday School. Grafton is the home to the International Mother’s Day Shrine. From there, the custom caught on — spreading eventually to 45 states. Finally the holiday was declared officially by states beginning in 1912, and in 1914 the President, Woodrow Wilson, declared the first national Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day is a busy time of year for mail in many countries. In 1973, the U.S. Postal Service was held up for eight days because of the number of letters and cards.

Here are just a few quotes from people that we have heard of but never thought to have a mother. They honored their mothers with these wonderful and memorable words about motherhood.

James Fenton: The lullaby is the spell whereby the mother attempts to transform herself back from an ogre to a saint

Oliver Wendell Holmes: The real religion of the world comes from women much more than from men – from mothers most of all, who carry the key of our souls in their bosoms

Abraham Lincoln: I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.

Chinese Proverb: There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.

Remember Mom, she was the world to you in your childhood, the weirdo in your youth and the guide in your adulthood. She is “Mom.”

Published in: on April 7, 2009 at 2:36 am  Leave a Comment  

An Inspired Mothers Day Poem from a Friend of Ours

If you are looking for an inspirational Mothers Day Poem that shows an understanding of what a Mother has to deal with, this is the one. Every Mother, young or old, knows this by heart and can only hope that her children will understand when they grow up.

“You don’t love me!” How many times have your kids laid that one on you? And how many times have you, as a parent, resisted the urge to tell them how much? Someday, when my children are old enough to understand the logic that motivates a mother, I will tell them.

A MOTHER’S LOVE GOES DEEP

I loved you enough to insist you buy a bike with your own money that we could afford and you couldn’t.
I loved you enough to be silent and let you discover your handpicked friend was a creep;
I loved you enough to stand over you for two hours while you cleaned your bedroom, a job that would have taken me fifteen minutes.
I loved you enough to say, “Yes, you may go to Disney World on Mother’s Day with your friend’s family.”
I loved you enough to let you see anger, disappointment, mistrust and tears in my eyes.
I loved you enough not to make excuses for your lack of respect or you bad manners.
I loved you enough to admit that I was wrong and ask your forgiveness.
I loved you enough to ignore “what every other mother” did or said.
I loved you enough to let you stumble, fall, hurt and fail.
I loved you enough to let you assume the responsibility for your own actions, at 6, 10, and 16.
I loved you enough to figure you would lie about the party being chaperoned but forgave you for it after discovering I was right.
I loved you enough to shove you off my lap, let go of your hand, be mute to your pleas and insensitive to your demands…so that you had to stand alone.
I loved you enough to accept you for what you are, not what I wanted you to be.

But most of all, I loved you enough to say “no” when you hated me for it.

THAT WAS THE HARDEST PART OF ALL.

Published in: on April 4, 2009 at 2:37 pm  Leave a Comment  
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