It’s almost time to celebrate those Irish mammies!
It’s the one day of the year that mothers get spoilt, with breakfast in bed, surprise presents and a slap-up meal.
And as it’s always better to plan ahead, it’s vital to double check that all-important date.
Mother’s Day is a modern celebration originating in North America, honoring one’s own mother, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May.
The date of Mother’s Day changes every year. This year Mother’s Day will be Sunday March 15.
View our collection of Mothers Day flowers, send flowers for Mother’s Day, popular choices include roses & lilies or delightful tulips – make your mums day special and let her know just how much you care!
The gift of flowers will show your mother how much you appreciate all that she does. Order Mother’s Day flowers online from Lamber de Bie Flowers to guarantee your mom has the best Mother’s Day yet!
Send Flowers for Mothers Day with leading Irish online florist, order online with flowers from Lamber de Bie flowers, Your local florist in Waterford & Kilkenny as well as your online florist shop. we are a real local florist that are guarenteed to send you the best fresh flowers for Mother’s day.
Mother’s Day Flowers
When you can’t take flowers and give them to mum yourself on Mother’s Day, we’re delighted to deliver them with a smile on your behalf. This year, our talented florists at Lamber de Bie flowers in Waterford and Kilkenny, have created a wonderful selection of beautiful Mother’s Day flowers for you to choose from.
We’ve been showing mums our appreciation with Mother’s Day flowers for a long time – in fact the tradition has been followed for hundreds of years in Ireland and in other countries. A sumptuous bouquet of fresh flowers, or a chic and stylish arrangement is a luxurious gift that is sure to make her feel special.
Buy your Mother’s Day Flowers now online from your local florist.
Here’s a few samples of our new summer selection available online from our website today for delivery (almost) anywhere in Ireland by the local florist you trust for more than fifteen years in Waterford & Kilkenny.
For more information give us a call in our flowershop in Kilkenny at +353 (0)56-7770161 or
The history of Valentine’s Day–and the story of its patron saint–is shrouded in mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance, and that St. Valentine’s Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. But who was Saint Valentine, and how did he become associated with this ancient rite?
The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.
Other stories suggest that Valentine may have been killed for attempting to help Christians escape harsh Roman prisons, where they were often beaten and tortured. According to one legend, an imprisoned Valentine actually sent the first “valentine” greeting himself after he fell in love with a young girl–possibly his jailor’s daughter–who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter signed “From your Valentine,” an expression that is still in use today. Although the truth behind the Valentine legends is murky, the stories all emphasize his appeal as a sympathetic, heroic and–most importantly–romantic figure. By the Middle Ages, perhaps thanks to this reputation, Valentine would become one of the most popular saints in England and France.
Origins of Valentine’s Day: A Pagan Festival in February
While some believe that Valentine’s Day is celebrated in the middle of February to commemorate the anniversary of 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. 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.
Valentine’s Day: A Day of Romance
Lupercalia survived the initial rise of Christianity and but was outlawed—as it was deemed “un-Christian”–at the end of the 5th century, when Pope Gelasius declared February 14 St. Valentine’s Day. It was not until much later, however, that the day became definitively associated with love. During the Middle Ages, it was commonly believed in France and England that February 14 was the beginning of birds’ mating season, which added to the idea that the middle of Valentine’s Day should be a day for romance.
Valentine greetings were popular as far back as the Middle Ages, though written Valentine’s didn’t begin to appear until after 1400. The oldest known valentine still in existence today was a poem written in 1415 by Charles, Duke of Orleans, to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London following his capture at the Battle of Agincourt. (The greeting is now part of the manuscript collection of the British Library in London, England.) Several years later, it is believed that King Henry V hired a writer named John Lydgate to compose a valentine note to Catherine of Valois.
Typical Valentine’s Day Greetings
In addition to the the United Kingdom, Ireland and United States, Valentine’s Day is celebrated in Canada, Mexico, France and Australia. In Great Britain, Valentine’s Day began to be popularly celebrated around the 17th century. By the middle of the 18th, it was common for friends and lovers of all social classes to exchange small tokens of affection or handwritten notes, and by 1900 printed cards began to replace written letters due to improvements in printing technology. Ready-made cards were an easy way for people to express their emotions in a time when direct expression of one’s feelings was discouraged. Cheaper postage rates also contributed to an increase in the popularity of sending Valentine’s Day greetings.
Americans probably began exchanging hand-made valentines in the early 1700s. In the 1840s, Esther A. Howland began selling the first mass-produced valentines in America. Howland, known as the “Mother of the Valentine,” made elaborate creations with real lace, ribbons and colorful pictures known as “scrap.” Today, according to the Greeting Card Association, an estimated 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are sent each year, making Valentine’s Day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year. (An estimated 2.6 billion cards are sent for Christmas.) Women purchase approximately 85 percent of all valentines.
After the lush greenery of summer and the brightness of its blooms, Autumn brings with it rustic reds, golden oranges and yellows and deep rich browns. This season is one of the most exiting and beautiful times of the year and here at Lamber de Bie Flowers you will find a floral gift to embody the verry essence of Autumn. As a member of Interflora we can organise delivery of your flowers local, nationwide and aslo to any country worldwide.
Bring the colour and lift of this season into your home with a beautiful Autumn flower arrangement, elegantly designed to reflect the warm richness of this wonderful season.
All designs are bursting with vibrant colours and will make a lively addition to any room. What’s more, each gift is hand created and conveniently available with same day or next day delivery.
So whether you’re looking for an anniversary, engagement or wedding gift, by sending one of these beautiful Autumn flower arrangements or bouquets, you can surprise and delight them with a stunning gift which truly reflects the time of year.
After creating some of our new autumn range of flowers we decided to take them into the beautuful autumn nature and take some photo’s reflecting the season.
Essence of Autumn
Autumn was also known as the harvest season in the earlier days. It is so because this season provides the ideal conditions for harvesting crops, fruits and vegetables. Wheat ripens during this season. In fact in United States, the famous harvest celebrations takes place during autumn. Autumn also signifies the Halloween season and at Lamber de Bie Flowers were very exited about creating wonderful flowers that bring this season into your hands and home.
A day to remember the achievements of woman with a gift of flowers. International Women’s Day (IWD) is marked on 8 March every year.
It is a major day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women.
Started as a political event, the holiday blended in the culture of many countries (primarily Russia and the countries of former Soviet bloc). In some celebrations, the day lost its political flavour, and became simply an occasion for men to express their sympathy and love to the women around them – somewhat similar to Western Mother’s Day and St Valentine’s Day mixed together.
In others, however, the political and human rights theme as designated by the United Nations runs strong, and political and social awareness of the struggles of women worldwide are brought out and examined in a hopeful manner. The IWD is also celebrated as the first spring holiday, as in the listed countries the first day of March is considered the first day of the spring season.
Poland MIĘDZYNARODOWY DZIEŃ KOBIET
Latvia SVEICIENS STARPTAUTISKAJĀ SIEVIEŠU DIENĀ !
Croatia SRETAN DAN ZENA
Slovakia MEDZINAROD NY DEN ZIEN
Hungary NEMZETKO ZI NO NAP
Lituania SUKOVO 8
Russia C MEЖДЫУHAPOДHЫM ЖEHCKЫM ДHEM
Romania ZIUA INTERNATIONALA A FEMEII
international woman’s day
International Women’s Day is marked on March the 8th every year. It is a major day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women.
Order your flowers from Lamber de Bie Flowers in their flowershops or online at www.lamberdebie.ie
Just arrived into our flower shops in Waterford and Kilkenny we are delighted with this range of exclusive glass candle holdersnight lights.
Have a look at some of the photos I took after they arrived to us today.
There are almost 20 different designs varying in price from €8.50 up tp €22.50
Each of these perfect Christmas gifts come with a tea light and we are delighted to wrap your gifts in our flower shop with the attention you expext from your top florist.
The glass storage or Cookie Jars are in 3 different sizes and are good value at €14.50, €19.50 and €24.50
So if you are looking for a stylish Christmas gift, that you will not find everywhere ( so far we are the only one in Ireland stokking these exclusive votive candle holders) come into our flower shops and have a look for yourself.
Lamber de Bie Flowers – The expert florist for all your flowers and gifts for Christmas.