Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Presents we pick to convey our special messages express a lot about us

Research by Ruthers University researcher Jeanette Haviland-Jones, P.h.D., director of the university's Human Emotion Lab, have shown that what we give as gifts say a lot about who we are and how we are perceived by others. Her findings are:

'Both men and women who give flowers are perceived as happy, achieving, strong, capable and courageous people'

Men and women come across as more emotionally intelligent; they give the impression they can effectively express their feelings and take time to understand the feelings of others.'

'Female floral gifters are viewed as more appreciative of beauty and nature.'

Put simply, flowers have the positive emotive powers to create happiness and increase enjoyment and life satisfaction. According to M.J. Ryan, award winning author of the Random Acts of Kindness books, "a successful person is not necessarily someone with a lot of money and material goods, but rather someone who is in tune with people and knows how to touch their hearts.......I can think of no other item besides flowers that evokes such positive feelings and perceptions for both the giver and the recipient".

So.....start giving flowers today, create some sunshine with flowers and send some cheer today with our bright gerbera arrangement 

Monday, 23 January 2012

Rose Colours and their Meanings

Ever wondered what colour of rose to gift your valentine? Well, red is the all time favourite to say 'I love you', conveying your deep feelings for your special one. Of course, flowers speak a thousand words like a picture, flowers come also in many colours. Roses are no exception, orange, pink, white, lavender....rose colours knows no boundaries with today's advances in hybrids. So, what meanings do the different rose colours convey?........Pick your rose colours from our Valentine's Day selection on www.floweravenue.com.au 

Here are some popular rose colours and their meanings:

Red - Romance, Love, Beauty, I love You, Passion, Congratulations, Well done, Respect, Courage

Pink - Appreciation, Thank you, Grace, Admiration, Gentleness, Believe Me, Perfect Happiness

Yellow - Joy, Gladness, Frienship, Delight, Welcome Back, Jealousy, New Beginning

Orange - Desire, Enthusiasm, Fascination

Ice Breaker
White - Innocence, Purity, Honour, Happy Love

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day ... Tuesday 14 February 2012 ....
A special day to express your love to the special someone.  The team at Flower Avenue is busy organising and selecting the finest quality flowers to help you express your love and create a special memory this Valentine's Day.  
               Come visit our online store for ideas to show your love ... www.floweravenue.com.au

How Valentine's Day came about ...... The History of Saint Valentine.

Under the rule of Emperor Claudius II, Rome was involved in many bloody and unpopular campaigns. Claudius the Cruel was having a difficult time getting soldiers to join his military leagues. He believed that the reason was that roman men did not want to leave their loves or families.

As a result, Claudius cancelled all marriages and engagements in Rome.

The good Saint Valentine was a priest at Rome in the days of Claudius II. He and Saint Marius aided the Christian martyrs and secretly married couples, and for this kind deed Saint Valentine was apprehended and dragged before the prefect of Rome, who condemned him to be beaten to death with clubs and to have his head cut off.

Many young people came to the jail to visit him. They threw flowers and notes up to his window. They wanted him to know that they, too, believed in love.

One of these young people was the daughter of the prison guard. On the day Saint Valentine was to die, he left her a note thanking her for her friendship and loyalty, signed “From your Valentine”.

That note started the custom of exchanging love messages on Valentine’s Day. It was written on the day Saint Valentine died, February 14, 269 A.D. Now every year on this day, people remember Saint Valentine, but most importantly, they think about love.