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It’s the love month again and it’s time for flowers, gifts, romance and love. February 14, Valentines day is also known as Le jour de la Saint-Valentin in french ,Valentinstag in German and Día de San Valentín in Spanish. Valentine’s day is known all over the world and is celebrated by everyone, Celebrated by people from all walks of life, the young the old, friends, love ones and most specially everyone who is in love

This year Valentine’s Day will fall on a Wednesday. So before we continue with our article we would like to offer our free flower delivery in the Philippines in Makati, Pasig, Mandaluyong, Pasay, Marikina, San Juan, Manila, Pateros, Taguig, Quezon City, Paranaque, Cainta Rizal, Taytay Rizal, Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela, Fairview, Novaliches, Las Piñas and Muntinlupa. If you order now or make reservations we can do this for you even on Valentine’s Day. We have same day delivery within metro manila and our store hours are from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm. For Metro Manila areas, we offer same day delivery and our daily cut off is within 1pm. If you make your order at around 2pm onwards it will be scheduled for the next day or the day you wish for delivery. Please note that sometimes changes may occur so we highly suggest that you call our office to verify the exact date and time of delivery.

We are releasing this notice simply because we know how important this day is. We would like to offer you all our available flowers ahead of time so you can prepare and make your plans exactly the way you want it, on the date and on time.

Amongst our best sellers this Valentine’s Day are: 

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HISTORY

Going back to our article what is Valentine’s Day? What are the origins of Valentine’s Day?

Valentine’s Day, also called St. Valentine’s Day, originated in the Roman festival of Lupercalia, held in mid-February. The festival or observance of Valentine’s Day, celebrates the coming of spring. During roman times, the original calendar consisted of 10 months beginning in spring with March. Thus the celebration that starts mid of February or re 14. The celebration includes fertility rites and the pairing off of women with men by lottery. Other sources indicate that  the matchmaking lottery, in which young men drew the names of women from a jar are coupled for the duration of the festival or longer.

VALENTINES DAY - A PAGAN RITUAL

Based on others sources and most of us believe that Valentine’s Day is celebrated in the middle of February to celebrate love and romance others also believe that it is the anniversary of St Valentine’s death or burial, which probably occurred around A.D. 270, others claim that the Christian church may have decided to place St. Valentine’s feast day in the middle of February in an effort to “Christianize” the pagan celebration of Lupercalia. Celebrated at the ides of February, or February 15, Lupercalia was a fertility festival dedicated to Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture, as well as to the Roman founders Romulus and Remus.

To begin the festival, members of the Luperci, an order of Roman priests, would gather at a sacred cave where the infants Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome, were believed to have been cared for by a she-wolf or lupa. The priests would sacrifice a goat, for fertility, and a dog, for purification. They would then strip the goat’s hide into strips, dip them into the sacrificial blood and take to the streets, gently slapping both women and crop fields with the goat hide. This part of distribution or slapping has been a caused of debate for many. Others say that this was a brutal fete. Young women would actually line up for the men to hit them, simply because they believed this would make them fertile. So far from being fearful, Roman women welcomed the touch of the hides because it was believed to make them more fertile in the coming year. Later in the day, according to legend, all the young women in the city would place their names in a big urn. The city’s bachelors would each choose a name and become paired for the year with his chosen woman. These matches often ended in marriage.

At the end of the 5th century, Pope Gelasius I replaced Lupercalia with St. Valentine’s Day. It came to be celebrated as a day of romance from about the 14th century. 

Truth about Valentine’s Day

To start with Valentine’s Day has an apostrophe and an s that show possession. So who is valentine?

In 313 A.D., Roman Emperor Constantine the Great legalized Christianity and ended Rome's persecution of Christians. In 380 A.D., Christianity becomes the OFFICIAL state religion of the Roman Empire. These actions not only enabled the teachings of Christianity to spread unhindered within the empire, it encouraged non-Christians to convert to the once-persecuted religion.

The pagans, however, who adopted Christianity as their religion did not entirely abandon the traditions and practices they held before their "conversion." One of these traditions brought into the church was the fertility celebration known as the Lupercalia, which eventually became the Valentine's holiday. According to sources the vestiges of superstition were not absolutely obliterated, and the festival of the Lupercalia, whose origin had preceded the foundation of Rome, was still celebrated under the reign of Anthemius.”

SOURCE OF THE NAME VALENTINE’S DAY

Although there were several Christian martyrs named Valentine, the day as narrated by historians may have taken its name from 3 priests. The first one not in any particular order is a priest who was martyred about 270 CE by the emperor Claudius II Gothicus. According to legend, the priest signed a letter “from your Valentine” to his jailer’s daughter, whom he had befriended and, by some accounts, healed from blindness. Other accounts hold that it was St. Valentine of Terni, a bishop, for whom the holiday was named, though it is possible the two saints were actually one person. Another common legend states that St. Valentine defied the emperor’s orders and secretly married couples to spare the husbands from war. It is for this reason that his feast day is associated with love.

PRESENT DAY

Valentine’s Day is very popular all over the world. To date, valentine’s days is celebrated in the United States, Britain, Canada, and Australia, Argentina, France, Mexico, and South Korea. In our country, the Philippines, we celebrate it by sending flowers and gifts, eating with family and friends and so much more.

For the very best in flowers and gifts, you have our recommendations and arrangements. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Wednesday, 31 January 2018 18:09

Burial Rituals in Greece

In this article we shall continue to study burial and funeral rituals of people around the world particularly Greece. Again funerals are the rituals, ceremonies or service/services fulfilled for a dead person usually before burial or cremation. In our past articles we have discussed more on burials so we shall continue to tell you more about burials.

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So how does the Greeks practice burial of their dead? What are the rituals involved? What are the significance and a lot lot more?

ABOUT GREECE

Greece Today

Greece is a country in southeastern Europe with thousands of islands throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas. Influential in ancient times, it's often called the cradle of Western civilization. Athens, its capital, retains landmarks including the 5th-century B.C. Acropolis citadel with the Parthenon temple. 

The acropolis in Athens is considered the symbol of Athens and Greece, and indeed of Western civilization, the Acropolis is a rocky mound rising in the heart of modern Athens and crowned by three ancient temples dating from the 5th century BC. Popularly known and most unique is the Parthenon, originally made up of 58 columns supporting a roof and decorated by ornate pediments and a frieze. The so-called Archaeological Promenade is a two-and-a-half-kilometer walkway, which skirts the foot of the Acropolis and connects it to the city's other main ancient attractions - the Ancient Agora , the Roman Forum, Kerameikos, and the Temple of Olympian Zeus.

You can also find the Acropolis Museum, which is now one of Athens' most-visited tourist attractions.

Greece is also known for its beaches, from the black sands of Santorini to the party resorts of Mykonos. Santorini, the most awesome of all the Greek islands is best known for the cliff-top towns of Fira and Oia, which lie on the west coast, overlooking the deep, blue sea-filled caldera.

Greece occupies a special position within the historical self-understanding of Europe. At the same time, it is situated geographically in the southeastern corner of Europe, on “the border of the Orient”.

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Ancient Greece

The term Ancient, or Archaic, Greece refers to the time three centuries before the classical age, between 800 B.C. and 500 B.C.—a relatively sophisticated period in world history. Archaic Greece saw advances in art, poetry and technology, but most of all it was the age in which the polis, or city-state, was invented. The polis became the defining feature of Greek political life for hundreds of years.

The history of Greece can be traced back to Stone Age hunters. Later came early farmers and the civilizations of the Minoan and Mycenaean kings. This was followed by a period of wars and invasions, known as the Dark Ages. In about 1100 BC, a people called the Dorians invaded from the north and spread down the west coast. In the period from 500-336 BC Greece was divided into small city states, each of which consisted of a city and its surrounding countryside.

There were only a few historians in the time of Ancient Greece. Three major ancient historians were able to record their time of Ancient Greek history that includes Herodotus, known as the 'Father of History' who travelled to many ancient historic sites at the time, Thucydides and Xenophon.

Most other forms of History knowledge and accountability of the ancient Greeks we know is because of temples, sculpture, pottery, artifacts and other archaeological findings.

But what is it exactly that we understand by the term “Ancient Greece”? For Europeans, Ancient Greece,  the Athenian polis (city-state) of the fifth century BCE, is generally regarded as the cradle of Western, European civilization, and the source of key concepts such as rationality and democracy. Throughout historical scholarship, the model most favored has been that of the polis and its citizens, a public, male world that, in turn, makes the nation male.

Ancient Greece is a very long but interesting topic. We would like to give you a hint and a little backgrounder of our subject. For now we shall move on to our main topic which is burial.

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Ancient Burial Practices

The ancient Greek appreciation of the afterlife or death and the ceremonies associated with burial were already well established by the sixth century B.C. In the Odyssey, Homer, a famous poet who is known for the epic poems The Iliad and The Odyssey, describes the Underworld, deep beneath the earth, where Hades, the ancient Greek god of the underworld, the brother of Zeus and Poseidon, and his wife, Persephone, reigned over countless drifting crowds of shadowy figures—the “shades” of all those who had died. It was not a happy place. Indeed, the ghost of the great hero Achilles told Odysseus that he would rather be a poor serf on earth than lord of all the dead in the Underworld (Odyssey, 11.489–91).

Serfs are peasant farmers who provided manual labor in their master's land. The peasants would pay the lord some dues (in the form of labor) in exchange for using part of the lord's land to generate their own food.

As mentioned by homer, ancient Greece also employed burial under the earth and continued the tradition of the after-life existing below the ground. The ancient Greeks (perhaps following an Egyptian tradition) made sure to provide their dead with carefully carved stones to remind the living of who the deceased were and what honors were still due them. Remembrance of the dead was a very important civic and religious duty, not simply a personal concern, and was dictated according to the concept of eusebia which, though frequently translated into English as `piety', was much closer to `civic duty' or `social obligation'.

Eusebia dictated how one should interact with one's social superiors, how the youth treated their elders, how masters interacted with slaves, and how husbands treated their wives. It also extended, though elevated to the concept of housia (holiness) to one's relationship with the gods.

On other references the Greeks believed that at the moment of death the psyche, or spirit of the dead, left the body as a little breath or puff of wind. The deceased was then prepared for burial according to the time-honored rituals. Ancient literary sources focus the necessity of a proper burial and refer to the omission or erasure of burial rites as an insult to human dignity (Iliad, 23.71). Relatives of the deceased, primarily women, conducted the lengthy and intricate burial rituals that were customarily of three parts: the prosthesis (lying out of the body (54.11.5), the ekphora (funeral procession), and the interment of the body or cremated remains of the deceased. After being washed and anointed with oil, the body was dressed (75.2.11) and placed on a high bed within the house. During the prothesis, by the way the prothesis mention in this article is the action of placing the Eucharistic elements on the credence table. Relatives and friends came to mourn and pay their respects. Mourning of the dead is featured in early Greek art at least as early as the Geometric period, when vases were decorated with scenes portraying the deceased surrounded by mourners. Following the prothesis, the deceased was brought to the cemetery in a procession, the ekphora, which usually took place just before dawn. Very few objects were actually placed in the grave, but monumental earth mounds, rectangular built tombs, and elaborate marble stelai and statues were often erected to mark the grave and to ensure that the deceased would not be forgotten. Immortality lay in the continued remembrance of the dead by the living. From depictions on white-ground lekythoi, we know that the women of Classical Athens made regular visits to the grave with offerings that included small cakes and drinks poured out as an offering.

Different Greek city-states observed their own particular burial rites but the one aspect they all had in common was the continued remembrance of the dead and, especially, their names.

Sons were named for their father's father and daughters for their mother's mother in order to preserve the memory of that individual (to take one example, Aristotle's son, Nichomachus, was named for Aristotle's father). Whether buried in an elaborate and intricate tomb or in a simple grave, the Greeks maintained that the dead must continually be remembered and respected in order for their souls to continue to exist in the afterlife.

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CHAPTER ONE

DEATH RITUALS AND THE CULT

OF THE DEAD IN GREECE

In this particular discussion, we would like to talk about ancient Greek death rituals seen from a gendered perspective, meaning considering male or female gender, in this case based on women. The information that follows is based on Evy Johanne Håland's fieldwork. Her study deals burial and death rituals particularly in Greece, but also in Italy and other Mediterranean countries, including her studies of ancient Greek culture.

According to her from Death in General to Greek Women and Death in Particular Little attention has been paid historically to the topic of “Greek Women and Death” from a gender perspective, where fieldwork is of central importance, and where the focus is on how she, the author, presents the voices of her informants alongside the historical sources. Thus, the present volume fills a manifest gap. But, why does she study “Greek Women and Death”?

Death is crucial to the formation, manifestation, and elaboration of social structures and hierarchies. The death of a member of a society threatens its stability and the descendants’ performance; in particular, women’s performance of the necessary rituals before, during and after the burial rites incorporates a concern for the spiritual world and the ancestors as well as for the society in general. Hegel once wrote that history is the record of “what man does with death” because “the dead did not bury themselves”. Death lies beneath all facets of humanity, and is therefore a crucial factor in the development of societies. The stability of society and the cosmos is not only threatened during a death but, conversely, death is also a means by which it is possible to encapsulate and grasp the dynamics that constitute both society and the cosmos. Death triggers reconstitutions of society and of the cosmos that invoke descendants and divinities alike. Both in earlier times and today, all over the world, we encounter peasant societies where the living are dependent on the deceased mediator’s successful communication with chthonic powers in order to assure the continuity of their own lives through the fertility of the earth.

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Death Rituals and the Cult of the Dead in Greece 

Despite the significance of death, its pervasive role in the constitution of society has often been neglected, with some exceptions however. The most notable works on death were written many decades ago; some have also been reprinted, for example, Robert Hertz’ Death and the Right Hand (1960), originally published in French in 1907. Peter Metcalf and Richard Huntington’s (eds.) Celebrations of Death: The Anthropology of Mortuary Ritual originally from 1979 (2nd ed., rev. 1991) examines the relationship with death and the handling of this period of crisis in the life cycle.

Another important work reprinted several times is Maurice Bloch and Jonathan Parry’s (eds.) Death and the Regeneration of Life (1982). More recent publications in the field of death include The Buried Soul by Timothy Taylor (2002), and Death, Mourning, and Burial: a Cross-cultural Reader edited by Antonius C. G. M. Robben (2004), although all the articles in this collection had been published elsewhere previously. Several studies on the cultures of death and dying deal with specific periods or places, such as Paul Binski’s Medieval Death (1996), Sandra Gilbert’s Death’s Door: Modern Dying and the Ways We Grieve (2006), and The Buddhist Dead: Practices, Discourses, Representations, edited by Bryan J. Cuevas and Jacqueline I. Stone (2007). Nicola Denzey’s The Bone Gatherers: The Lost Worlds of Christian Women (2007) deals with late antiquity, drawing mostly on Latin sources. Apart from these studies, mortuary rituals are often touched upon in ethnographies, although little emphasis has been put on death as a process of transformation by which society and the cosmos are created. Death rituals and celebrations of new social structures can be seen as an opportunity to renegotiate and recreate society and the social order. By using death, gender and women’s values as analytical entrances as well as empirical case studies, it is possible to use an often underestimated category of data in order to shed new light on deep traditional and resilient processes in society that encompass the relationship between man and woman within the family, the household and the village, the town, city and state. Hence, a study of gender, women and death opens up new perspectives on the social world while also increasing our understanding of contemporary transitions in Europe in that it combines, questions and unites micro- and macro-levels.

Among the growing though divided scholarship on the ancient Greek material, Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood, in her book, “Reading” Greek Death: To the End of the Classical Period (1995), discusses Greek mortuary practice as a system of behavior based on cultural attitudes from Homer and archaic grave monuments via later mostly written but also visual sources until the end of the classical period. However, she omits a significant amount of archaeological evidence in her eagerness to distance herself from Ian Morris’ Death-Ritual and Social Structure in Classical Antiquity (1992), since his analysis of mortuary data based on excavated remains of burials rejects what he sees as limiting text and object-based approaches. The present study does not pick a side to follow within this divided scholarship on literary versus material sources, but seeks instead to use both. It also argues for the importance of changing their northwestern European approach when studying both ancient and modern Mediterranean societies, where one does not necessarily encounter the same frame of reference and values as found in northern Europe. This means that regardless of how many or of which categories of sources we apply when reading or reconstructing ancient society, they will not uncover anything about ancient society without the author’s knowing what questions we should ask the sources. The sources gave them the possibility of interpreting ancient society, not of entering it: ancient society exists only in our minds, because the sources are signs from another cultural context and not identical to it. That the surviving Greek literary texts were written for a small elite, as Morris has argued, and that the authors such as, for example Plato, Aristotle and Euripides were intellectuals and thus did not represent the majority of people is true; but all the written sources from antiquity are the product of intellectuals. The intellectuals were also part of the society in which they lived, revealed “implicit” concepts in their work, and were therefore guided by a common mentality. This also holds for much of the archaeological material, since, for example, funerary markers are also constructed, or raised, to communicate a message. The salient question here is from which perspective should this message be understood, the northern or the Mediterranean part of Europe? This crucial issue becomes more acute when we try to deal with both men and women, and their relationships with death, since the former produced most of the sources, while the latter seems to have had a central role in connection to death rituals.

Several scholars have examined death, moving from the study of death to its association with the social order and vice versa.

Also according to the writer, Béchec 2013 is also relevant for this study; however, despite it being a recent study building on her dissertation, there are two problems: firstly, it presents an outdated view on the relationship between magic and religion (10) and secondly, although it is an important topic within gender studies, only men are considered within the study. 

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Death Rituals and the Cult of the Dead in Greece examine death is to look at society through female eyes.

 The topic of “Women and Death” in general has been explored in Western thought and literature. Historical perspectives on the representation of Greek women, also in connection with death, have equally been investigated.

 Margaret Alexiou has attested the strong position of the lament in Greek tradition from antiquity via the Byzantine era to contemporary society. Following Alexiou, several researchers have also investigated the topic of lament in the ancient and modern periods. Most publications on themes related to women and death have indeed focused on lament, often through documentation of the condemnation of the practice of female lamentation, particularly in modern and ancient Greece.

 The arguments of these studies will be questioned in this work. Likewise, it is her intention to show that not only are laments important in connection with death, but the same importance is also illustrated by other elements of death rituals in the Greek context, such as meals and food offerings at the tombs and their ingredients; the importance of a series of commemorative ceremonies after the burial involving gifts; days dedicated to the dead and various symbols such as statues, pictures and bones. In connection with the burial ceremonies, the most lavish funerary monuments were erected in the sixth century B.C. by aristocratic families of Attica in private burial grounds along the roadside on the family estate or near Athens. Relief sculpture, statues (32.11.1), and tall stelai crowned by capitals (11.185a-c,f,g), and finials marked many of these graves. Each funerary monument had an inscribed base with an epitaph, often in verse that commemorates the dead. A relief depicting a generalized image of the deceased sometimes evoked aspects of the person’s life, with the addition of a servant, possessions, dog, etc. On early reliefs, it is easy to identify the dead person; however, during the fourth century B.C., more and more family members were added to the scenes and often many names were inscribed (11.100.2), making it difficult to distinguish the deceased from the mourners. Like all ancient marble sculpture, funerary statues and grave were brightly painted and extensive remains of red, black, blue, and green pigment can still be seen (04.17.1).

The discussion about ancient Greek burials is very long and very interesting. We shall try to add more information on our next article.

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Friday, 01 December 2017 11:38

Bonifacio Day

Bonifacio day is a holiday dated November 30, 2017 Thursday. It was declared by our sitting president, Rodrigo roa Duterte with proclamation no 50. This is the declaration of all holidays and non working days for the year 2017.  Bonifacio Day became a holiday when the Philippine Legislature passed Act No. 2946, declaring November 30 of every year as a national holiday for the commemoration of the birth of Gat Andrés Bonifacio who started the Philippine revolution in 1896 to overthrow the Spanish colonial government on the islands. The holiday was first instituted with a decree and signed by American Governor-General to the Philippines Francis Burton Harrison in 1921.

Why is Bonifacio a Hero?

Andrew Bonifacio is the Father of the Katipunan. He is also known as the Father of the Revolution and Philippine Democracy. He is The “Supremo” or “Ang Supremo” and The Great Plebeian. Plebeian means a member of the lower social classes or of belonging to the commoners of ancient Rome in the earlier times.

On the 10th of May 1897, Procopio and Andres were shot at Mount Nagpatong, near Mount Buntis in Maragondon, Cavite. Procopio was a Philippine independence activist and revolutionary during the Philippine Revolution of 1896 against Spain. Let’s add a little information about Procopio who was with his brother until the end. He was a member of the secret revolutionary society turned revolutionary government Katipunan with his other siblings Circa and Espiridiona. His eldest brother Andrés Bonifacio was one of the founders and, eventually, president of the Katipunan. This tragic event was the obvious end to the short life of the Supremo.  His educational attainment and military expertise may not have been equal to that of other heroes but his dedication to the country was without question, pure.  Andrew Bonifacio will always be idolized and will forever serve as the battle cry of Filipinos who seek freedom from oppression and an inspiration to fight injustice.

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How is Bonifacio Day Celebrated?

Bonifacio Day is a national Holiday. This national holiday means anyone who does work on this day, Bonifacio Day, is still entitled to pay. Keyword here is entitled so not everyone will get holiday pay.

Schools and most businesses will be closed for the day, but shops, restaurants and malls remain open. Some people may take the time to mark Bonifacio's legacy by visiting monuments dedicated to Bonifacio.

Well in addition most activists perform demonstrations in the vicinity of the Bonifacio monument or in Monumento Caloocan which is a very popular location in manila Philippines.

This day became a holiday in 1921 when the Philippine Legislature passed Act No. 2946.

For information about holiday pay please see http://bwc.dole.gov.ph/images/Handbook/2016_revised_Handbook_asof_10182016.pdf

ANDRES BONIFACIO AND THE KATIPUNAN


Andres Bonifacio was born on November 30, 1863 in a small hut at Calle Azcarraga, presently known as Claro M. Recto Avenue in Tondo, Manila.  His parents were Santiago Bonifacio and Catalina de Castro. Andres was the eldest in a brood of five.  His other siblings were Ciriaco, Procopio, Troadio, Esperidiona and Maxima.  He obtained his basic education through a certain Guillermo Osmeña of Cebu.  The Bonifacio family was orphaned when Andres was barely fourteen.  With this, Andres assumed the responsibility of raising his younger siblings. In order to support the needs of their family, he maximized his skills in making crafts and sold paper fans and canes.  He also worked as messenger in Fleming & Company.  Eventually, he moved to Fressel & Company, where he worked as warehouse man until 1896.  Poverty never hindered Andres’ thirst for knowledge.  He devoted most of his time reading books while trying to improve his knowledge in the Spanish and Tagalog language.  The warehouse of Fressel & Company served as his library and study room.

Andres was married to Gregoria de Jesus who happened to be his second wife.  His first wife – Monica- died of leprosy a year after their marriage.  Gregoria was only sixteen years old and Andres was twenty-nine when their romance sprung.  At first, Gregoria’s parents were against their relationship, but in time, allowed the couple to be married in Catholic rites. The two were married in 1892, both in Catholic and Katipunan rites.  Gregoria chose “Lakambini” as her nom de guerre.

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THE KATIPUNAN

      On July 7, 1892, the Kataastaasan, Kagalanggalangang Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan was founded in the house of Deodato Arellano at 734 Calle El Cano cor. Azcarraga.  Membership was through blood compact symbolizing the foundation of the secret society, which aimed the separation of the Philippines from Spain and the expulsion of the Spaniards in the country.  The first Supremo of the Katipunan was Deodato Arellano, followed by Roman Basa and finally, Andres Bonifacio.

     In 1893, women were given the chance to join the organization.  The first members were Gregoria de Jesus, Josefa Rizal, Marina Dizon and Angelica Lopez.  They served as the keepers of important and confidential documents of the Katipunan and staged galas as fronts for the regular meetings of the male members.  By 1894, the Katipunan spread throughout Manila.

      In order to strengthen and further widen the operations of the organization, the Kalayaan, the official organ of the Katipunan was published with Emilio Jacinto as editor.   Two works of Bonifacio were published in the  Kalayaan– “Pag-ibig sa Tinubuang Lupa” and “Ang Dapat Mabatid ng mga Tagalog.”

THE PLAN FOR A REVOLUTION

      An important meeting held on 3 May 1896 concluded with a plan to rescue Rizal from Dapitan to lead the revolution.  The task was assigned to Dr. Pio Valenzuela.  Unfortunately, Rizal expressed his opposition to the idea of launching an unprepared revolution against a strong nation protected by well-armed defense force. In the end, he urged that if the revolution is inevitable, the revolutionary members should seek the help of the rich and influential people to convince them to support the cause of the revolution.  He also suggested that the service of Antonio Luna be secured by the organization because of his military expertise and affiliation with rich and influential Filipinos.

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THE DISCOVERY OF THE KATIPUNAN

      The quarrel between two employees of the printing shop publishing Diario de Manila resulted in the discovery of Katipunan.  This happened after Apolonio dela Cruz was given a P2 raise in salary and Teodoro Patiño was not given any.  A heated argument sparked between them which led Patiño to confide the secrets of the Katipunan to his sister Honoria at the convent where she was staying, her tearful reaction attracted the attention of one of the nuns. The nun in turn, persuaded Patiño to tell everything he knew to Fr. Mariano Gil, the parish priest of Tondo.  After hearing the revelations, Fr. Gil contacted the authorities and urged them to raid the printing shop.  Documents, oaths signed in blood, receipts and ledgers related to Katipunan were confiscated from the shop.

Sad End of A Hero 

ILL FATED DESTINY

     As a result of the fateful experiences he encountered in Cavite, Bonifacio planned to return to Montalban and San Mateo.  On their way to Montalban, he and his followers passed by Limbon, Indang – a place in Cavite where food was scarce and people were tightfisted. At this point, Severino de las Alas turned his back against Bonifacio. The angered Bonifacio responded with threats and words that were wrongly interpreted by the people of Indang.  The people sought the help of Aguinaldo, who immediately ordered the arrest of Bonifacio.

      On 27 April 1897, skirmishes took place between the forces of Bonifacio and Aguinaldo.  In the said scuffle, Ciriaco was killed, while Procopio and the Supremo were caught. Andres Bonifacio was stabbed in the neck, weakening him and soaking him in blood.

    The next day, the prisoners were brought to Indang Tribunal, then to Naic.  Within the day, Gen. Mariano Noriel created the tribunal that eventually tried and convicted the Bonifacio brothers of sedition, and sentenced them to death. Surprised by the decision of the tribunal, Aguinaldo commutated the verdict.  He recommended the Bonifacio brothers be exiled to an isolated island also found in Cavite.  However, Gen. Noriel and Gen. Pio del Pilar dissuaded him, arguing that by reducing the sentence, the Revolutionary Government of the Philippines would once again be at stake.  Aguinaldo, in the end, changed his mind and signed the death sentence of the Bonifacio brothers.

      On 10 May 1897, Procopio and Andres were shot at Mount Nagpatong, near Mount Buntis in Maragondon, Cavite. This event ended the short life of the Supremo.  His educational attainment and military expertise may not have been equal to that of other heroes but his love for the country was absolute.  His name will always be revered and serve as the battle cry of Filipinos who yearn for freedom oppression and injustice.

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In celebration of Andres Bonifacio as a national hero a movie was created headed or featured by no less than Robin padilla. The title is Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo.

Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo (lit. "Bonifacio: The First President") is a 2014 Philippine historical action drama film centering on the life of Katipunan revolutionary Andres Bonifacio.It is an official entry to the 40th Metro Manila Film Festival.

The film begins with the execution of GomBurZa in 1872. The story then flashes forward to the present day where high school students Joaquin (Daniel Padilla), Andrea (Jasmine Curtis-Smith), and Gary (RJ Padilla) visit Museo ng Katipunan.

Flashback: On July 3, 1892, Dr. Jose Rizal (Jericho Rosales) brings together La Liga Filipina, a peaceful reform movement that aims to unite all Filipinos and give them one voice. One of its members is Andres Bonifacio (Robin Padilla), who is currently supporting his siblings, as both their parents died due to illness. Rizal is later arrested after the Spanish authorities uncover the organization. Bonifacio then decides to form the Katipunan to lead a revolution against the Spanish colonizers.

With the help of his friend Teodoro Plata, he meets Gregoria de Jesús (Vina Morales), who is also known as Oriang. Bonifacio visits the church, meeting Oriang again. She knows that he joined a group of Masons and is not religious. Bonifacio denies the accusations, saying that those are just inventions of the friars. Later that day, while walking on the street, they encounter a friend of Oriang (Pepe Herrera), begging a friar to give his salary in the polo. However, the friar refuses and instead makes derogatory remarks towards the man. Then he is shot by one of the Spanish soldiers.

Bonifacio and Oriang's relationship develops and they finally marry after Oriang’s parents gave their approval. Then while recruiting additional katipuneros, Bonifacio finds out that Teodoro and Nonay Bonifacio are lovers. On the following day, a mayor named Emilio Aguinaldo becomes one of the new recruits of the Katipunan.

In the present, the museum curator decides to guide the students towards the truth about Bonifacio to enlighten them amidst the wrong historical information in their textbooks.

Cast

Robin Padilla as Andres Bonifacio

Vina Morales as Gregoria de Jesus / Oriang

Eddie Garcia as Museum of Philippine Political History curator

Daniel Padilla as Joaquin

Jasmine Curtis-Smith as Andrea

RJ Padilla as Gary

Source: http://nhcp.gov.ph/andres-bonifacio-and-the-katipunan/

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonifacio:_Ang_Unang_Pangulo

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Wednesday, 22 November 2017 14:06

Funeral and Burial

Funerals are the rituals, ceremonies or service/services fulfilled for a dead person usually before burial or cremation. In this article we shall tell you more about burials. To be precise we shall feature ancient burial practices and rituals. We shall talk about 5 ancient civilizations and how they bury their dead.  Of course we shall also mention a few famous practices that concern flowers and a bit of agriculture. 

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According to history ancient burial practices are well observed by the ancient Sumerians of Mesopotamia. Mesopotamia is generally considered as the cradle of civilization. This is the reason why we would like to start with the Sumerians.  Interesting enough, summer a region in Mesopotamia can be found in the holy bible, book of genesis or creation.

Burial in Mesopotamia began c. 5000 BCE in ancient Sumer where food and tools were interred with the dead. According to the historian Will Durant, "The Sumerians believed in an after-life. But like the Greeks they pictured the other world as a dark abode of miserable shadows, to which all the dead descended indiscriminately” and that the land of the dead was beneath the earth (128). Because of this, it seems, graves were constructed in the ground to provide the deceased with easier access to the nether world.

We would also like to recommend the following FP-S40 Standing Arrangement of Beautiful Roses price at 10,000.00, FP-S39 Standing Arrangement of Fresh Anthuriums, Classic Orchids and Delicate Mums price at 8,000.00, FP-S38 Standing Arrangement of Enchanting Gerberas and Assorted Colors of Mums price at 4,700.00, FP-S37 Standing Arrangement of Fresh White Anthuriums, Blushing Orchids and Charming Mum price at 7,000.00, FP-S36 Standing Arrangement of Delightful White Orchids price at 7,300.00, FP-S35 Standing Arrangement of Fragrant White Anthuriums, Captivating Gerberas and Amazing Mums price at 7,000.00, FP-S34 Standing Arrangement of Classic Orchids, Bright White Anthuriums, Brilliant Carnations, Enchanting Gerberas and Mums price at 5,500.00, FP-S33 Standing Arrangement of Classic Orchids, Gorgeous Anthuriums and Fresh cut Casablanca Lilies price at 10,000.00, FP-S32 Standing Arrangement of Amazing Orchids, Fashionable Anthuriums and Blushing Mums price at 11,000.00 and FP-S31 Standing Arrangement of Fashionable Orchids price at 4,500.00.

Throughout Mesopotamia those who were not royalty were buried below the family home or next to it so that the grave could be regularly maintained. If a person was not buried properly they could return as a ghost to haunt the living. This haunting could take the form familiar from popular ghost stories or films where a disembodied spirit causes problems in the home or, more seriously, as a form of possession in which the spirit entered into the individual through the ear and wreaked havoc on one's personal life and health.

Cremation was uncommon throughout Mesopotamia owing to the scarcity of wood but, even if fuel for a fire had been available, the Mesopotamians believed that the proper place for the souls of the dead was in the nether world of the goddess Ereshkigal and not in the realm of the gods. If one were cremated, it was thought, one's soul ascended sky-ward toward the home of the gods and, as a human soul, would not be at home there. It was far more fitting for one's soul to descend to the underworld with other human souls. In the region of Mesopotamia which came to be known as Babylonia it was believed that the dead “went to a dark and shadowy realm within the bowels of the earth, and none of them saw the light again”. In Babylonia the dead were buried in vaults although, according to the historian will Durant “A few were cremated and their remains were preserved in urns. The dead body was not embalmed, but professional mourners washed and perfumed it, clad it presentably, painted its cheeks, darkened its eyelids, put rings upon its fingers, and provided it with a change of linen.”

We can suggest sympathy flowers like the following Sympathy Vase 01 Sympathy Vase of Expressive Stargazer Lilies, Extravagant Orchids, Beautiful Roses and Fresh Mums price at 3,495.00, Sympathy Vase 02 Sympathy Vase of Enchanting White Anthuriums, Graceful Mums and Charming Tube Roses price at 2,995.00, Sympathy Basket 01 Sympathy Basket of Combined Stargazer Lilies, Colorful Roses and Dazzling Mums price at 3,495.00, Sympathy Basket 02 Sympathy Basket of Expressive Casablanca Lily, Enchanting Roses and Beautiful Mums price at 3,495.00, Funeral Garden 01 Funeral Garden Flower Arrangement of Elegant White Anthuriums and Eye-catching Tube Roses price at 5,000.00, Flat Spray 01 Flat Spray Arrangement of Classic Orchids and Delightful Casablanca Lilies price at 2,995.00, FP-S30 Standing Arrangement of Captivating Mums price at 4,000.00, FP-S29 Standing Arrangement of Freshly picked Orchids, Delicate Anthuriums and Cheerful Mums price at 10,000.00, FP-S28 Standing Arrangement of Fragrant Fresh Orchids and Heartfelt Anthuriums price at 8,000.00 and FP-S7 Funeral Standee Arrangement of Bright White Anthuriums, Fresh Orchids and Eye Catching Tube Roses price at 6,500.00.

Agriculture and flowers from Sumerian Mesopotamia

The world's first wheat, oats, barley and lentils evolved from wild plants found in Iraq.

Mesopotamia was ideally suited for agriculture. It was flat and treeless. There were lots of sun and no killing frosts and plenty of water from two mighty rivers that flooded every spring, depositing nutrient-rich silt on the already fertile soil.

Major crops included barley, dates, wheat, lentils, peas, beans, olives, pomegranates, grapes, vegetables. Pistachios were grown in royal gardens in Babylonia. 

These flowers are freshly gathered and arranged from our gardens FP-S16 Funeral Standee Arrangement of Bright White Anthuriums, Fresh Orchids and Fresh cut Tube Roses price at 5,000.00, FP-S15 Funeral Standee Arrangement of Fresh White Anthuriums and Captivating Tube Roses price at 2,900.00, FP-S11 Funeral Wreath Arrangement of Beautiful Roses price at 10,000.00, FP-S23 Standing Arrangement of Expressive White Anthuriums, Delicate Gerberas, and Bright Tube Roses price at 6,500.00, FP-S25 Standing Arrangement of Garden Fresh White Anthuriums, Dazzling Mums and Cheerful Tube Roses price at 4,000.00, FP-S26 Standing Arrangement of Amazing White Anthuriums and Enchanting Mums price at 12,000.00, FP-S20 Standing Arrangement of Extravagant Mums and Bright White Anthuriums price at 3,300.00, FP-S24 Standing Arrangement of Abundant White Anthuriums and Aromatic Mums price at 7,000.00, FP-S18 Funeral Standee Arrangement of Expressive White Anthuriums, Festive Casablanca Lilies, Graceful Orchids and Beautiful Tube Roses price at 7,000.00 and FP-S17 Funeral Standee Arrangement of Heavenly White Anthuriums, Radiant Casablanca Lilies, Unique White Button Mums and Timeless Hydrangeas price at 7,000.00

Did you know that in western tradition, Mesopotamia was the location of the biblical Garden of Eden and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon which is popular due to its beauty and collection of never seen flowers?

Also, a fun fact, according to history, the first cultivated roses appeared in Asian gardens in ancient Mesopotamia, more than 5,000 years ago. Sargon I, King of the Akkadians (2684-2630 B.C.) brought "vines, figs and rose trees" back from a military expedition beyond the River Tigris

For more information of ancient burial practices please see our foot note. 

For funeral flowers may we suggest the following:

FP-S60 Standee Arrangement of Fresh White & Yellow Malaysian Mums price at 3,700.00, FP-S59 Standing Arrangement of Captivating White Anthuruims, Beautiful Casablanca & Bright Malaysian Mums price at 10,400.00, FP-S58 Standing Arrangement of Refreshing White Anthuruims, Lovely Orchids & Charming Malaysian Mums price at 6,900.00, FP-S57 Standing Arrangement of Blooming White Anthuruims, Brilliant Mums, Lovely Alstromerias and tube roses price at 7,000.00, FP-S56 Standing Arrangement of Garden-fresh White Anthuruims, Bright Casablanca, Enchanting Orchids, Mesmerizing Mums and Vibrant tube roses price at 8,000.00, FP-S55 Standing Arrangement of Beautiful Mums, Delightful Anthuruims, Extravagant Tube Roses & Magnificent Gerberas price at 7,000.00, FP-S54 Standing Arrangement of Fresh Mums, Captivating Anthuruims, Blooming Tube Roses & Bright Gerberas price at 5,500.00, FP-S53 Standing Arrangement of Eye-catching Assorted mums with Garden-fresh Gerberas price at 4,500.00, FP-S52 Standing Arrangement of Refreshing 1 Dozen White Anthuriums with Radiant Mums price at 4,800.00 and FP-S51 Standing Arrangement of Unique White Rose, Delightful Liluims, Charming Gerberas and Elegant Mums price at 8,000.00

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Celebrating a new born baby or the arrival of a new born baby has always been a blessing to any couple. Happiness and excitement are amongst the many feelings associated in this miraculous biological event. Families come together to celebrate the coming of a new baby. 

So how do parents, grandparents, family members and friends celebrate the arrival of a new born baby? To help you out we gathered a few ways to celebrate a new born baby’s arrival.

1. First on our list is the baby shower. This is very popular in our country. Usually the mother prepares this or preferably she may delegate this task, sends invitations to friends and family members, regarding the much anticipated coming new born baby.  At this time the couple should have known the gender of the baby for the invitations and theme of the party. This celebration is actually quite important as this also helps the mother prepare before her baby comes. This should be set 3 to 4 weeks before she gives birth to give her more time to prepare or buy other things that she may need.

There are a lot of fun games that could be conducted during a baby shower. One of our favorites is the Put the Baby Items in the Bag. This is very simple and fun game.


 Keep guests guessing with this practical game. Put at least ten common, useful baby items inside a diaper bag; For example a bib, teething ring, rattle, bottle and diapers are just a few baby goodies that are also fairly inexpensive. These are just examples you can add just about anything related to the occasion. Give each guest a pen and paper before passing the diaper bag around. Now what is essential or fun is for each participant to guess items in the bag without looking. What they can do or what each participant can do is to stick his or her hand inside the bag and identify as many items as possible. It’s up to you how much lead time you can give them but making it short such as 1 minute or may be less can increase the fun and excitement.

You can give each player 1 minute to feel the items and make their guesses before moving the bag to the next person. Once everyone has had his turn, get all the items back and check who had the most correct answers. The winner should get a prize and all players should have had fun 

Before we get excited let us not forget to decorate the baby shower venue. For this particular celebration, decorations and table centerpieces are essential. Again who doesn't want flowers and their scents?

We suggest Single Rose Arrangements a well-designed table centerpiece has an almost magical ability to pull a party theme together. Find inspiration and instructions in this collection of ideas, and have fun exercising your creativity as you craft these fun, elegant, and cute baby-shower centerpieces.


 

FP-V28 5 fresh Pink Gerberas and Glorious Yellow Mums in a Vase price at 1,495.00, FP-V29 1 ArtfulStem of Stargazer Lily, 3 Bright Pink Gerberas and Charming White Mums in Vase price at 1,695.00, FP-V30 6 Fresh Yellow Tulips in a Vase price at 1,995.00, FP-V34 3 Garden Fresh Puple Tulips and 1 Stem of Refreshing Stargazer Lily in a Vase price at 1,895.00, FP-V37 5 Dozen of Unblemished White Roses in A vase price at 4,495.00, FP-V38 10 Brilliant Red Gerberas and 1 Stem of Invigorating Casablanca Lily in a Vase price at 2,395.00, FP-V42 1 Dozen of Refreshing  Imported Ecuadorian yellow Rose in a Vase price at 5,295.00, FP-V43 10 Fresh White Carnations, 10 Bright Yellow Gerberas and 1 Stem of Garden Fresh White Casablanca Lily in a vase price at 3,595.00, FP-V45 3 Dozens of Charming Pink Roses in a Vase price at 3,595.00, FP-V46 1 Dozen Stem of Exhilarating Pink Lisianthus in a Vase price at 2,495.00, FP-V47 1 Dozen of Crisp Yellow Gerbera and 6 ModernGreen Tulips in a Vase price at 3,295.00, FP-V49 3 Dozens ofLovely Red Roses in a Vase price at 3,595.00, FP-V50 4 Stems ofEye-catching Pink Stargazer Lily in a Vase price at 2,995.00, FP-V52 1 Dozen Bright Yellow Gerbera and 2 Stems of Fresh Stargazer Lily in a Vase price at 2,995.00,FP-V53 1 Dozen of Bright Yellow  Tulip in a Vase price at 3,495.00, FP-V54 6 Spectacular Yellow Gerberas, 6 CaptivatingRed Roses and Lovely Yellow Mums in a Vase price at 1,895.00, FP-V55 1 Dozen of Garden FreshPink and Orange Gerbera in a Vase price at 1,795.00, FP-V56 1 Dozen Stem of Mesmerizing Blue Lisianthus and 6 fresh orange Korean Roses in a Vase price at 3,095.00, FP-V57 1 Dozen of Crisp orange Gerbera, 1 Stem of Exhilarating Casablanca Lily and 1 Stem of Modern Stargazer Lily with Bright White Mums in a Vase price at 3,295.00, FP-V58 6 Invigorating orange Gerberas, 6 Beautiful Red Roses, 1 Stem of Modern Stargazer Lily and Mums in a Vase price at 2,695.00 and FP-V59 10 Imported Ecuador fresh Pink Roses and 1 Dozen of Bright Blue Lisianthus in a Vase price at 6,495.00

There are a lot of games to play and we will create a separate article for that.

2. Try the new and popular personalized birthday cake. This is a good choice as it is fast easy and affordable. Most of all who doesn't want cake? To make this special and personalized look for specialty bakery’s which caters to custom made, assorted and unconventional cakes. Before, this might be a challenge to search for but now, it’s the time of the millennials, it’s just a Google away. I have seen cakes which are shaped like a belly, a pregnant belly to be exact. This should be timed carefully and perfectly, we don’t want to display a cake that has too much belly. Well if not It’s all good because it will just be funny. Cakes shaped as a baby are the best and the no 1 choice. Needless to say, it is an excellent choice as it reflects the celebration perfectly.

We suggest to get

FP-BK25 15 Fresh Pink Roses, 1 Cute White Hoodie Bear and "It's a Girl" Balloon in a Basket price at 2,395.00 plus Delicious Red Ribbon Black Forest Cake Junior Size, FP-BK24 1 Dozen of Bright Yellow Gerbera with "It's a boy" Balloon in a Basket price at 1,895.00 plus Red Ribbon Chocolate Mousse Cake Junior Size,FP-B27R 2 Dozen of Fresh Rose (1 Dozen white & 1 Dozen Blue) with 1 Dozen of Delicious Ferrero Rochers Chocolates and floppy mini Panda Stuffed toy in a Reusable nice Box price at 3,595.00 plus Delicious Red Ribbon Ultimate Chocolate Cake Regular Size, FP-B28R 18pcs of orange blooming Korean Roses with 9pcs of Delicious Ferreo Rochers Chocolates in a Reusable nice Box price at 2,795.00 plus Delicious Red Ribbon Ultimate Chocolate Cake Junior Size, FP-B25R 3 Dozen of Beautiful Red Rose with cute mini Panda Stuffed toy in a Reusable nice Box  Box Size 10 x 5 1/2 x 8 price at 3,595.00 plus Delicious Red Ribbon Ube Cake Cake, FP-BK22 2 Stems of fresh Stargazer Lily, 1 Dozen of Pink Crisp Spray Carnation and 10 orange refreshing Gerberas in a nice Basket price at 2,795.00 plus Delicious Red Ribbon Tiramisu Meltdown Cake, FP-V47 1 Dozen of Crisp Yellow Gerbera and 6 ModernGreen Tulips in a Vase price at 3,295.00 plus Delicious Red Ribbon Mocha Crumble Cake Regular Size, FP-V53 1 Dozen of Bright Yellow  Tulip in a Vase price at 3,495.00 plus Delicious Red Ribbon Mango Cake Regular Size, FP-V58 6 Invigorating orange Gerberas, 6 Beautiful Red Roses, 1 Stem of Modern Stargazer Lily and Mums in a Vase price at 2,695.00 plus Delicious Ribbon Dulce de Leche Cake Regular Size, FP-V54 6 DelightfulYellow Gerberas, 6 Blooming Red Roses and Lovely Yellow Mums in a Vase price at 1,895.00 plus Delicious Red Ribbon Coffee Crunch Cake, FP-V55 1 Dozen of Garden FreshPink and Orange Gerbera in a Vase price at 1,795.00 plus Delicious Red Ribbon Chocolate Mousse Cake Regular Size, FP-B29R 4 stem of ExhilaratingStargazer with Garden Fresh Pink roses in a Reusable nice Box price at 4,995.00 plus Delicious Red Ribbon Black Forest Cake Regular Size, FP-V28 5 fresh Pink Gerberas and VibrantYellow Mums in a Vase price at 1,495.00 plus Delicious Red Ribbon Black Forest Cake Junior Size, FP-V38 10 Precious Red Gerberas and 1 Stem of Invigorating Casablanca Lily in a Vase price at 2,395.00 plus Delicious Red Ribbon Chocolate Mousse Cake Junior Size and FP-V50 4 Stems of Stunning Pink Stargazer Lily in a Vase price at 2,995.00 plus Delicious Red Ribbon Ultimate Chocolate Cake Regular Size.

If you don't have time and you are a simple type of person, any cake will do just don't forget to add a special note or message on the cake. It would be great to bring a candle which says something like “welcome to the family” or “finally your here” , maybe a message to the mom like “Congratulations on your new little family member!”, you can also try “ You have been blessed with a rewarding responsibility!” or something similar. I’m sure you can think of something funny and sweet depending on your relationship or acquaintance with the mom to make it memorably invite family and friends and let the mom blow the candle.

First of all we at your flower patch would like to greet each and everyone a happy new year. Now is a time of new beginnings but before we plan our 2017 we would like to go back to 2016. We would like to thank you for your support and continuous patronage to yourflowerpatch. We would not be here if it was not for you our adored and loved customers. As we go back to 2016 we would like to review our efforts, our services and our products. This is our way of saying thank you. This is our way of showing our appreciation. We want to do better this year and we want to serve you better.

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. A few more days from now and love is in the air. February 14, Valentines Day here in the Philippines, is one of the most important days for people, family, friends, and gifts and of course flowers.  Here in yourflowerpatch we are doubling our efforts and making a few adjustments to serve you better. 


Last year our hearts were in tears for shoppers’ who would like their flowers and gifts delivered but were already late to order. There are also instances wherein shoppers’ could no longer get their desired flowers, simply because they are already out of stock. So now, to make sure we can accommodate your requirements we are already accepting reservations and advance orders for Valentine’s Day. Please go to {link} to view our arrangements, our flowers and our gifts, all specially created for this coming Valentine’s Day. Unfortunately prices might change from time to time due to the incoming season.

As a reminder, we offer free flower delivery in the Philippines in Makati, Pasig, Mandaluyong, Pasay, Marikina, San Juan, Manila, Pateros, Taguig, Quezon City, Paranaque, Cainta Rizal ,Taytay Rizal ,Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela, Fairview, Novaliches, Las Piñas and Muntinlupa. If your order now or make reservations we can do this for you even on Valentine’s Day. We have same day delivery within metro manila and our store hours are from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm. For Metro Manila areas, we offer same day delivery and our daily cut off is within 1pm. If you make your order at around 2pm onwards it will be scheduled for the next day or the day you wish for delivery. Please note that sometimes changes may occur so we highly suggest that you call our office to verify the exact date and time of delivery.

During this season most shoppers are looking for bouquet arrangements.  So to help you out we suggest

FP-B21R 4 Dozen Red Rose in a in a Reusable Box priced at 8,695.00, FP-B22R 2 Dozen Red Rose with 2 Dozen of Ferrero Rochers Chocolates in a Reusable Box priced at 5,695.00, FP-B119 1 Dozen of Long Stemmed Red Rose priced at 2,295.00, FP-B92 1 Dozen of Long Stemmed Red Roses + 1 Stem Casablanca priced at 3,895.00, FP-B115 3 Dozen of Long Stemmed Red Roses priced at 6,595.00, FP-B117 1 Dozen of Yellow Tulips priced at 4,295.00, FP-B125 1 Dozen of Yellow Gerberas priced at 2,695.00, FP-B249 Bouquet of 1 Dozen Red Rose and 2 Dozens of Ferrero Rocher priced at 4,795.00, FP-B254  Bouquet of 3 Gerberas, 3 Tulips and 1 Stem of Stargazer Lily priced at 3,095.00, FP-B292 Bouquet of 1 Dozen Pink Rose with 3 "ILoveYou" Balloons priced at 3,295.00, FP-B298 Bouquet of One Dozen Pink Rose and one Dozen Fererro priced at 4,095.00, FP-B299 Bouquet of 18pcs Pink Rose and 2 smiley Baloon, 2 I Love You Balloon and 2 HAppy Birthday Balloon priced at 3,595.00 and FP-B301 Bouquet of 1 Dozens of Ferrero Rocher Chocolates and 6pcs blue roses priced at 3,495.

The most sought after flowers but are very rare are the following, FP-B23R 2 Dozen Red Rose with 1 Dozen of Ferrero Rochers Chocolates in a Reusable Box priced at 5,295.00, FP-B28R 18pcs Korean Roses with 9pcs Ferrero Rochers Chocolates in a Reusable Box priced at 4,495.00, FP-B29R 4 stem of Stargazer with roses in a Reusable Box priced at 5,095.00, FP-V53 1 Dozen Tulip in a Vase priced at 4,595.00, FP-B105 Bouquet of 3 Imported Ecuadorian Roses priced at 2,295.00, FP-B106 4 Stems of Stargazer Lily priced at 3,195.00, FP-B112 2 Dozen of White Tulips priced at 7,795.00, FP-B115 3 Dozen of Long Stemmed Red Roses priced at 6,595.00, FP-B117 1 Dozen of Yellow Tulips priced at 4,295.00, FP-B224 Bouquet of 1 Dozen Pink Rose and 6 White Tulips priced at 5,495.00, FP-B233 Bouquet of 2 Dozens of Imported Ecuadorian Roses priced at 14,695.00 and FP-B290 Bouquet of2 Dozens Korean Rose and 1 Dozen Gerbera priced at 9,395.00.

Now if you want to be different and unique we suggest, FP-B18R 18pcs White Rose and 9pcs Fererro Rochers Chocolates in a Box priced at 4,395.00, FP-B22R 2 Dozen Red Rose with 2 Dozen of Ferrero Rochers Chocolates in a Reusable Box priced at 5,695.00, FP-B24R 2 Dozen Red Rose with 1 Dozen of Ferrero Rochers Chocolates and mini Panda Stuffed toy in a Reusable Box priced at 5,495.00, FP-B26H 10pcs Yellow Ecuadorian Rose in a Reusable Heart Shape Box priced at 7,895.00, FP-B27R 2 Dozen Rose (1 Dozen white & 1 Dozen Blue) with 1 Dozen of Ferrero Rochers Chocolates and mini Panda Stuffed toy in a Reusable Box priced at 5,495.00, FP-B28R 18pcs Korean Roses with 9pcs Ferreo Rochers Chocolates in a Reusable Box priced at 4,495.00, FP-B29R 4 stem of Stargazer with roses in a Reusable Box priced at 5,095.00, FP-B301 Bouquet of 1 Dozens of Ferrero Rocher Chocolates and 6pcs blue roses priced at 3,495.00, FP-B299 Bouquet of 18pcs Pink Rose and 2 smiley Baloon, 2 I Love You Balloon and 2 Happy Birthday Balloon priced at 3,595.00, FP-V67 2 Dozen Red Rose and 4 Doz. Ferrero Rocher Chocolates in a Vase priced at 6,495.00 and FP-B254 Bouquet of 3 Gerberas, 3 Tulips and 1 Stem of Stargazer Lily priced at 3,095.00.

Our all time favorites are of course flowers and gifts. We can have the following delivered for you if you wish. Let’s start you of with, FP-B21R 4 Dozen Red Rose in a in a Reusable Box priced at 8,695.00, FP-B92 1 Dozen of Long Stemmed Red Roses + 1 Stem Casablanca 3,895.00, FP-B105 Bouquet of 3 Imported Ecuadorian Roses priced at 2,295.00, FP-B106 4 Stems of Stargazer Lily priced at 3,195.00, FP-B119 1 Dozen of Long Stemmed Red Roses priced at 2,295.00, FP-B129 1 Dozen of Long Stemmed Red Roses + Russ Bear priced at 3,295.00, FP-B150 6 Tulips priced at 2,595.00, FP-B156 1 Dozen of Long Stemmed Blue Roses priced at 2,995.00, FP-B207 1 Dozen of Ferrero Rocher Chocolates with 6 Red Roses priced at 2,695.00, FP-B244 Bouquet of 6 Blue Roses with 1 Stem of Casablanca Lily priced at 2,595.00, FP-B249 Bouquet of 1 Dozen Red Rose and 2 Dozens of Ferrero Rocher priced at 4,795.00, FP-B292 Bouquet of 1 Dozen Pink Rose with 3 "ILoveYou" Balloons priced at 3,295.00, FP-B293 Bouquet of One Dozen Blue Roses with Happy Birthday Balloon, I Love You Balloon and 12" Panda Stuffed toy priced at 3,895.00, FP-B295 Bouquet of 1 stem Stargazer, 3pcs Orange Gerbera with Happy Birthday Balloon and Panda 12" in height priced at 2,695.00, FP-B298 Bouquet of One Dozen Pink Rose and one Dozen Fererro priced at 4,095.00, FP-B299 Bouquet of 18pcs Pink Rose and 2 smiley Baloon, 2 I Love You Balloon and 2 Happy Birthday Balloon priced at 3,595.00 and FP-B301 Bouquet of 1 Dozens of Ferrero Rocher Chocolates and 6pcs blue roses priced at 3,495.00.

Again, we wish you best this 2017 and of course more blessings from above. 

Thursday, 05 January 2017 09:20

​Christmas Flowers and New Year's Gifts​

Christmas has been one of the most celebrated holidays in the world. It is a time of love, hope and happiness. In fact, now is the best time for gifts and flowers. Where ever you go, whatever celebration you do, there will always be a gift, flowers everywhere and a tree above it. As always your flower patch loves to celebrate this joyous occasion by arranging the best flower and gift ideas for you. We have everything you need. Starting from vase arrangements

FP-V29 1 Stem of Stargazer Lily, 3 Gerberas and Mums in Vase price at 2,165.00, FP-V57 1 Dozen Gerbera, 1 Stem of Casablanca Lily and 1 Stem of Stargazer Lily with Mums in a Vase price at 3,295.00, FP-V38  10 Gerberas and 1 Stem of Casablanca Lily in a Vase price at 2,395.00, FP-V55 1 Dozen Gerbera in a Vase price at 1,795.00, FP-V50 4 Stems of Stargazer Lily in a Vase price at 2,995.00, FP-V28 5 Gerberas and Mums in a Vase price at 1,495.00, FP-V43 10 Carnations, 10 Gerberas and 1 Stem of Casablanca Lily in a vase price at 3,595.00, FP-V47 1 Dozen Gerbera and 6 Tulips in a Vase price at 3,295.00, FP-V52 1 Dozen Gerbera and 2 Stems of Stargazer Lily in a Vase price at 2,995.00, FP-V54 6 Gerberas, 6 Roses and Mums in a Vase price at 1,395.00, FP-V56 1 Dozen Stem of Lisianthus and 6 Korean Roses in a Vase price at 3,095.00, FP-V59 10 Imported Ecuador Roses and 1 Dozen Lisianthus in a Vase price at 6,495.00, FP-V58 6 Gerberas, 6 Roses, 1 Stem of Stargazer Lily and Mums in a Vase price at 2,695.00, FP-V53 1 Dozen Tulip in a Vase price at 3,495.00, FP-V49 3 Dozens of Red Roses in a Vase price at 3,595.00, FP-V46 1 Dozen Stem of Lisianthus in a Vase price at 2,595.00, FP-V45 3 Dozens of Pink Roses in a Vase price at 3,595.00, FP-V42 1 Dozen Imported Ecuadorian Rose in a Vase price at 5,295.00, FP-V37 5 Dozen Roses in A vase price at 4,495.00, FP-V34 3 Tulips and 1 Stem of Stargazer Lily in a Vase price 1,895.00, FP-V33 1 Dozen Gerbera and 3 Stems of Sunflower in a Vase price at 3,295.00, FP-V30 6 Tulips in a Vase price at 1,195.00 and finally box arrangements which are very popular for Christmas flowers and gifts arrangements we have  FP-B21R 4 Dozen Red Rose in a in a Reusable Box price at 4,295.00, FP-B26H 10pcs Yellow Ecuadorian Rose in a Reusable Heart Shape Box price at 4,495.00, FP-B27R 2 Dozen Rose (1 Dozen white & 1 Dozen Blue) with 1 Dozen of Ferrero Rochers Chocolates and mini Panda Stuffed toy in a Reusable Box price at 3,595.00, FP-B28R  18pcs Korean Roses with 9pcs Ferreo Rochers Chocolates in a Reusable Box price at 2,795.00, FP-B29R 4 stem of Stargazer with roses in a Reusable Box price at 4,995.00, FP-B19R 18pcs Assorted Rose and 9pcs Ferero in a in a Reusable Box price at 2,695.00, FP-B48R 2 Dozen White Rose in a Box price at 2,795.00, FP-B20R 3 Dozen White Rose in a in a Reusable Box price at 3,395.00, FP-B18R 18pcs White Rose and 9pcs Fererro Rochers Chocolates in a Box price at 2,695.00, FP-B25R 3 Dozen Red Rose with mini Panda Stuffed toy in a Reusable Box  Box Size 10 x 5 1/2 x 8 price at 2,695.0, FP-B24R 2 Dozen Red Rose with 1 Dozen of Ferrero Rochers Chocolates and mini Panda Stuffed toy in a Reusable Box Box Size 10 x 5 1/2 x 8 price at 3,595.00, FP-B23R 2 Dozen Red Rose with 1 Dozen of Ferrero Rochers Chocolates in a Reusable Box Box Size 12 x 4 x 5 price at 3,195.00 and FP-B29R 4 stem of Stargazer with roses in a Reusable Box price at 4,995.00

We shall provide and deliver what's in your heart and that is one of the essences of this season, flowers and gift giving. Anywhere you go, they know and we know that Christmas is the season of love, gift giving, and merry making and of course hope. Sending flowers and gifts has never been this happy.

Here in the Philippines we celebrate Christmas with family and friends. Having dinner or noche buena while eagerly anticipating December 25 Christmas day. A great way to decorate your dining table is by adding flowers. You can choose from FP-V38 10 Red Gerberas and 1 Stem of Casablanca Lily in a Vase price at 2,395.00, FP-B239 Bouquet of 1 Dozen Red Rose price at 1,395.00, FP-B23R 2 Dozen Red Rose with 1 Dozen of Ferrero Rochers Chocolates in a Reusable Box Box Size 12 x 4 x 5 price at 3,195.00, FP-V67 2 Dozen Red Rose and 4 Doz. Ferrero Rocher Chocolates in a Vase price at 4,295.00, FP-B304 Bouquet of 4 Dozen Red Roses with 1 stem Casablanca price at 4,995.00, FP-B258 Bouquet of 1 Dozen Gerbera with Mums and Alstroemerias price at 1,895.00 and  FP-B237 Bouquet of 1 Dozen Gerbera price at 1,595.00

You may also give a wonderful gift with flowers for your mom. May we suggest  FP-B170 1 Dozen Gerbera + 1 Stem Casablanca Lily + Ferrero Rocher (5s) + 1 Handcrafted Greeting Card price at 2,395.00, FP-B100 6 Stems of Carnation and 6 Gerberas price at 1,895.00, FP-B21R 4 Dozen Red Rose in a in a Reusable Box price at 4,295.00, FP-B60 6 Carnations and 9 Gerberas price at 2,095.00, FP-B28R 18pcs Korean Roses with 9pcs Ferreo Rochers Chocolates in a Reusable Box price at 2,795.00, FP-B223 Bouquet of 3 Red Roses and Ferrero Rocher (5s) price at 795.00 and FP-B219 Bouquet of 6 Roses (3 red and 3 white) price at 895.00

How about your Ate or aunt it will be a great surprise to send them flowers and gifts such as FP-B281 Bouquet 2 Dozen Roses (1 Doz. Red & 1 Doz. White) with I Love You Balloon, Iloveyou Bear & ferrero 16's price at 3,195.00,FP-B134 6 Carnations price at 995.00, FP-B268 Bouquet of 1 Dozen Rose (6 red and 6 white), "Happy Anniversary" Balloon and Ferrero Rocher 16s price at 1,995.00, FP-B249 1 Dozen of Rose and 2 Dozens of Ferrero Roche price at 2,595.00, FP-B172 3 Long Stemmed Red Roses price at 645.00, FP-V49 3 Dozens of Red Roses in a Vase price at 3,595.00, FP-B252 Bouquet of 18 Roses (6 red, 6 pink and 6 white) price at 1,895.00, FP-B207 1 Dozen of Ferrero Rocher Chocolates with 6 Red Roses price at 1,695.00

Now what if you’re out of town? Maybe In the province or out of the country. You wouldn’t want to miss this very special occasion in the Philippines. Actually everybody is expecting to receive something. Well don't you worry we have this wonderful flowers and goodies just for you. We have   free flower delivery in the Philippines in Makati, Pasig, Mandaluyong, Pasay, Marikina, San Juan, Manila, Pateros, Taguig, Quezon City, Paranaque, Cainta Rizal ,Taytay Rizal ,Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela, Fairview, Novaliches, Las Piñas and Muntinlupa. Just make that order and will be there. We have same day delivery within metro manila and our store hours are from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm. For Metro Manila areas, we offer same day delivery and our daily cut off is within 1pm. If you make your order at around 2pm onwards it will be scheduled for the next day or the day you wish for delivery. Please see our website   http://yourflowerpatch.com/  for more information. For the holidays below is our schedule. 

Dec 24, 2016 - 8:00 am to 7:00 pm

Dec 25, 2016 - Closed

Dec 26, 2016 - Resume Operation

Dec 30, 2016 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Dec 31, 2016 - Closed

Jan 1, 2017 - Closed

Jan 2, 2017 - Closed

Jan 3, 2017 - Resume of Operation

Finally we wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year.

                                                                                 

Wednesday, 02 November 2016 15:04

Flower Delivery in Metro Manila

yourflowerpatch.com is your reliable and dependable flower shop in metro manila. You may choose from a wide variety of fresh flowers and artistic arrangements. All easily ordered online with a simple touch of your hand.

Order online now and make that special someone happy.  If you’re looking for flower shops in metro manila, look no further. yourflowerpatch.com offers free flower delivery to metro manila and other parts in the Philippines. We perform free flower delivery in Makati, Pasig, Mandaluyong, Pasay, Marikina, San Juan, Manila, Pateros, Taguig, Quezon City, Paranaque, Cainta Rizal ,Taytay Rizal ,Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela, Fairview, Novaliches, Las Piñas and Muntinlupa. 

So for flower deliveries to metro manila plus gifts and goodies just order online and we’ll do everything extra special for you.

Your flower patch delivers free flower and gifts to all parts of metro manila. We believe that we are one of the best flower shops in Metro Manila and that is because we have everything from a single flower, to flower arrangements plus a gift of your choice. For flowers we have 8 different kinds and variations. You can choose from roses, tulips, carnations flowers, mixed flowers, sun flowers, Lisianthus, lilies, gerberas and a lot more.

For charming flower arrangements we have 9 types, starting from a Vase Arrangement, bouquet Flower Arrangement, Inaugural, Ferrero Rocher Arrangement, Fruit Basket , Basket Arrangement, Funeral / Sympathy, Arrangement With Add-on, Box Arrangement to standing types.

Monday, 22 August 2016 14:36

Thank You Flowers

Say thank you by sending flowers, gifts and toys with free flower delivery. You can easily get thank you flowers by ordering online at flower shops in Makati

Say thank you in more ways than 1. You can easily choose by flower, by arrangement, by occasion and more. Choose from our vast and beautiful flower collection and flower arrangements. You can say thank you with gifts such as cakes, chocolates, toys and balloons. Our flowers are perfect for saying thank you and based on our years of experience, it is a great and wonderful sign of appreciation.

Order and pay on line now. We accept all visa and master credit cards including PayPal and American express.  We are one of the best flower shops in the Philippines with free flower delivery in Makati and Metro Manila.

Fresh, quality, vibrant and amazing arrangements of flowers with free delivery in the Philippines daily. 

Thank you Flowers and more.

Send thank you flowers with an I love you by sending FP-V67 2 Dozen of fresh Red Rose and 4 Doz. delicious Ferrero Rocher Chocolates in a Vase price at 4,295.00, FP-B25R 3 Dozen of invigorating Red Rose with cute mini Panda Stuffed toy in a Reusable Box Box Size 10 x 5 1/2 x 8price at 3,595.00, FP-B304 Bouquet of 4 Dozen of bright Red Roses with 1 fresh stem Casablanca price at 4,995.00, FP-B207 1 Dozen of delicious Ferrero Rocher Chocolates with 6 blooming Red Roses price at 1,695.00, FP-B176 9 Long Stemmed of fresh garden Red Roses +1 amazing Blue Hoodie Bear price at 1,895.00, FP-B253 Bouquet of 3 natural Red Roses with Patch Bear, Happy Birthday Balloon and delicious Ferrero Rocher 5s price at 1,095.00,FP-V49 3 Dozens of beautiful Red Roses in a Vase price at 3,595.00, FP-B223 Bouquet of 3 blossoming Red Roses and delicious Ferrero Rocher (5s) price at 795.00, FP-B249 1 Dozen of Bright Rose and 2 Dozens of delicious Ferrero Roche price at 2,595.00 and FP-B93 1 Dozen of Brilliant Long Stemmed Red Roses + 3 Chic Gerberas + Soft Bear Stuffed Toy price at 2,195.00

Thank you flowers that means you really appreciate it are FP-B290 Bouquet of 2 Elegant Dozens Korean Rose and 1 Dozen of Dazzling Gerbera price at 3,495.00, FP-B301 Bouquet of 1 Dozens of Ferrero Rocher Chocolates and 6pcs blue roses price at 1,695.00, FP-B24R 2 Dozen of Red Angelic Rose with 1 Dozen of delicious Ferrero Rochers Chocolates and mini Panda Stuffed toy in a Reusable Box Box Size 10 x 5 1/2 x 8 price at 3,595.00, FP-B23R 2 Dozen eye-catching Red Rose with 1 Dozen of delicious  Ferrero Rochers Chocolates in a Reusable Box Box Size 12 x 4 x 5 price at 3,195.00, FP-B22R 2 Dozen Delightful Red Rose with 2 Dozen of Ferrero Rochers Chocolates in a Reusable Box Box Size 10 x 5 1/2 x 8 price at 3,695.00, FP-B268 Bouquet of 1 Dozen Enchanting Rose (6 red and 6 white), "Happy Anniversary" Balloon and Ferrero Rocher 16s price at 1,995.00, FP-B267 Bouquet of 3 Farm-fresh Pink Roses with "I Love You" Balloon price at 745.00, FP-B252 Bouquet of 18 Fleshy Roses (6 red, 6 pink and 6 white) price at 1,895.00, FP-B250 Bouquet of 2 Dozens of Fragrant Roses price at 2,495.00 and FP-B239 Bouquet of 1 Dozen Fresh-cut Red Rose price at 1,395.00

Thank you flowers that say I miss you are FP-B233 Bouquet of 2 Dozens of Gauzy Imported Ecuadorian Roses price at 9,995.00, FP-B223 Bouquet of 3 Glamorous Red Roses and Ferrero Rocher (5s) price at 795.00, FP-B209 6 Long Stemmed Glowing Red Roses +1 Puppy Stuffed Toy price at 1,295.00, FP-B198 3 Long Stemmed Gorgeous Red Roses + Russ Bear + Ferrero Rocher Heart Shape + Smiley Balloon price at 1,495.00, FP-B184 1 Dozen of Long Stemmed Joyful Roses (6 Red and 6 White) price at 1,395.00, FP-B180 6 Long Stemmed Kissable Red Roses price at 895.00, FP-B174 6 Long Stemmed Lavish Red Roses price at 895.00, FP-B172 3 Long Stemmed Lovely Red Roses price at 645.00, FP-B161 3 Long Stemmed Luxurious Red Roses + 1 Patch Bear price at 795.00 and FP-B157 1 Dozen of Long Stemmed Magical Red Roses +1 Hoodie Bear + Ferrero Rocher Chocolates (5s) price at 1,995.00

Thank you flowers that suggest you made it happen are FP-B164 15 Long Stemmed Magnificent Roses (12 white and 3 red) + Handcrafted Greeting Card price at 1,695.00, FP-B145 6 Long Stemmed Majestic Red Roses + Patch Bear price at 1,095.00, FP-B139 16 Long Stemmed Mesmerizing Roses (10 white and 6 red) price at 1,695.00, FP-B132 6 Long Stemmed Modern Red Roses price at 895.00, FP-B128 6 Long Stemmed Nature's bounty Red Roses + Patch Bear price at 1,095.00, FP-B129 1 Dozen of Long Stemmed Nature's finest Red Roses + Russ Bear price at 1,695.00, FP-B119 1 Dozen of Long Stemmed Ornamental Red Roses price at 1,395.00, FP-B115 3 Dozen of Long Stemmed Pleasant Red Roses price at 3,495.00 and FP-B80 6 Long Stemmed Prosperous Red Roses price at 895.00

Thank you flowers for all occasion are FP-B297 Bouquet of Radiant Mixed Flowers 3 Stem sunflowers, 1 stem stargazer, 6pcs Gerbera, 6pcs roses, 3pcs Carnation and mums price at 3,995.00, FP-B26H 10pcs Rich Yellow Ecuadorian Rose in a Reusable Heart Shape Box price at 4,995.00, FP-B20R 3 Dozen Romantic White Rose in a in a Reusable Box price at 3,395.00, Fruit Basket 05 Assorted Fruits, 1Dozen Rosy Gerbera and mums in a Basket price at 2,895.00, FP-B264 1 Dozen Sensational Yellow Imported Bangkok Rose price at 2,495.00, FP-B263 Bouquet of 1 Dozen Soft White Rose with Pink Hoodie Bear price at 1,895.00, FP-B290 Bouquet of 2 Dozens Stunning Korean Rose and 1 Dozen Sweet Gerbera price at 3,495.00, FP-B291 Bouquet of 1 Dozen Tender Gerbera, 3 Timeless Sunflowers with Unique Mums price at 2,895.00, FP-B294 Bouquet of 1 dozen Vigorous Bangkok rose, 6 pcs Wonderful yellow Gerbera and 4 Stem of Sun Flowers price at 4,095.00 and FP-B226 Bouquet of 3 glorious Gerberas and 1 silky Stargazer Lily price at 1,295.00

Did you know that?

Dictionaries describe thank you as a polite expression used when people acknowledge a gift, a favor, a service or compliment, or accepting or refusing an offer. Common Examples and use are "thank you for your help.”, “thank you for the gift and flowers” or simply “Thank you.”

The phrase “Thank you” can be used for telling someone that you are grateful or “thankful” for something that they have said or performed. Just like “thank you for your kindness”. Clearly the person saying thank you is simply showing appreciation over the gesture or kindness. In this particular example “the stuffed toy with pretty flowers that you delivered was great.” “Thank you Sir! It is our pleasure”.  

“Thank you “is used for politely or nicely accepting something that is offered to you. An example is 

“Would you like to have a balloon with your fresh and pretty flowers?” “Oh, thank you, that would be fantastic.”

Sometimes saying thank you is used with “no” or a negative, it is for politely refusing something that is offered to you. Example is “Would you like us to deliver your flowers and gifts ahead of time” “No, thank you. It’s a surprise”

Once in a while used at the end of a sentence and not at the beginning saying thank you can be used. An example is for telling someone firmly that you do not require something. “Thank you, but I would rather order online for the flowers and gifts.”

There are many Ways of saying thank you. First is “Thanks a lot or Thank you very much for the flowers”. This is the most usual way of saying thank you for the flowers. When flowers and gifts are delivered, they usually say “How very nice of you”. 

It is the most formal way of saying thank you. Also, often used when refusing an invitation. Next is “Great service, you are a life saver / I owe you one “. This is an informal way of saying thank you, used when someone has helped you in a difficult situation such as emergency or short notice orders and delivery which your flower patch greatly considers. “Thanks a bunch for the flowers “this is used when someone has helped you. “You’re too kind” used for saying thank you in a way that sounds polite but is not completely sincere

“I’d like to thank for the prompt delivery…" used when making a formal address or gratitude. Saying something similar to “Many thanks “ is a formal way of saying thank you, used in letters, correspondence and emails.

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