Step by Step on making a Christmas Door Wreath

How to make your own christmas door wreath

A step by step guide on how to make your own Christmas door wreath.

By Dutch Master Florist – Lamber de Bie

Decorate the door to your home with your own home made Christmas door wreath with a fools proof step by step guide by Dutch-Master-Florist, Lamber de Bie.

A beautiful wreath hanging from your front door is a wonderful welcome to all your family, friends and neighbors that will visit you over the festive christmas season.

With this easy to follow guide, anyone can make a magnificent door wreath and be the envy of all your neighbors.

There are a number of different base wreaths available to start making your own christmas wreath; You can use a metal frame that you can cover with moss or straw or even directly with noble fir, but the easiest option is to buy a ready made straw wreath base.

These straw bases are widely available from your florist or garden centre in a variety of seizes and are an in-expensive option. Make sure you choose an suitable size for your front door. Remember the finished door wreath will be approx. 3 to 4 inches wider after you add on the Noble Fir.

Next you need to get some fresh Noblis fir that you can get from your florist or garden centre and a hobby secretaurs and a roll of florist binding wire. A roll of garden twine can be used as a substitute for the wire.

What you need to make a christmas door wreath

Next we need to get some Holly with berries from the garden. However this evergreen Holly from my garden did not produce many berries this year and would also blend in to much with the green fir.

So I decide to cut some tips from this variegated Holly from my garden.

In order to grow a nice and compact Holly bush it is good to cut the tips of the branches every year, so your doing some important work to your garden at the same time.

Now we still have no berries on our Holly. So I decide to take some berries from my Cotoneaster bush. If you can’t find any berries in your garden you can always buy some artificial red berries from your local flower shop or garden centre.

Before we start with the making of our wreath we first have to cut our Noblis Fir branch into small twigs. Starting from the top of your branch (as in photo below)  cut off all the nice tips at approx. 4 inches long. You will need 2 to 3 large branches for an average door wreath.

Now we start with tying the florist wire firmly to your base, make sure the wire is wrapped over the wreath and from the centre of the wreath under the wreath back towards you.

Place the first of your noble fir on your wreath holding it in place with one hand. Start with the larger pieces on the outside and the smaller pieces on the inside of the wreath. All branches need to be pointing in the same direction facing up.

Next while still holding the branches with your same hand lift the wire over the wreath with your other hand and than bring the wire back towards you underneath the wreath. Keep your wire tight at all time and pull the wire firmly do your branches are tightly attached.

Keep repeating this process while still covering the cut end of the previously added twigs with the tops of the next layer, moving forward on the wreath by approx 2 inches every time. Remember to always lay every branch in the same direction.

When you are almost at the end -or where you began- you may have to cut the bottom of your stems so only the nice tops are viable.

Now secure the end of your florist wire with a so called “German Pin” These can be got from your florist, garden centre or hobby shop.

If you are hanging your wreath outside on your door or if you are making a wreath to put onto your table you can protect your door or table from rust and scratching by the wire by covering the the back of your wreath by a ribbon of plastic. Cutting a strip from a black bin liner works perfect.

Use the “German pins” on the inside and outside to secure your plastic protection.

Time to start decorating. First choose a nice christmas ribbon. Make sure it is a waterproof and wire-edged ribbon. The wire edge helps you to shape your bow and keep it looking well over the festive season.

We are first attaching a piece of ribbon that we will use later to hang the wreath from your door. Use approx 1 meter of ribbon, bring it around the inside of your wreath with the ends together at the back of the base.

Fold the ends together and attach the ribbon to your wreath using 2 “German Pins”. Keep the pins on the inside (not right at the back) to avoid scratching surfaces to your door.

This is how it should look from the front.

Now it’s time for the bow. Cut about 2 meter of ribbon and hold it in the middle lying over your index finger with your thumb holding it on the top. Now while holding the ribbon between thumb and index finger with your other hand fold the ribbon underneath itself , keeping your thumb in position and sliding the fold over your index finger and under neath the centre of the ribbon.  I hope this makes cense and I’m not making it sound more complicated than it really is. Next repeat this step with the other end of the ribbon and you should now have two loops as on the photo below. Repeat both steps to create your double bow.

When your bow is complete tie is in the centre tightly with a florist wire. Use this wire to tie your bow to the wreath over the ribbon you attached earlier to hang your wreath from.

Lay the straps of your bow across the wreath roughly dividing the wreath into 3 parts.

Now add small branches of Holly by pushing the ends into the straw base or by using the “German Pins”. Place two pieces, one on either side beside the bow and one piece at the bottom opposite the bow, again dividing the wreath into 3 sections.

Make sure you cut the ends of  your ribbon in a neat way just over the edge of your wreath. The easiest way to do this is by folding the ribbon lengthwise in half and than cutting it at an angle.

Now add small bunches of berries into the centre of your holly. The “German Pins” are the easiest way to do this.

Next we need to choose the rest of our decorations. For this wreath I have chosen 9 small natural cones and a small bunch of gold, glass baubles. I am using a hot-glue gun to add all these following decorations to my wreath. These glue guns can be bought from hobby shops and some DIY shops. Alternatively you can attach a florist wire to each decoration and push the wire into your straw base.

Be careful using your hot glue gun as this gets very, very hot to melt the glue.( do keep away from kids ) Add some glue to your cones and push into place and hold for upto 10 seconds.

Place the cones at the base of the Holly leaves, creating 3 neat clusters on your wreath.

Repeat the same with your gold baubles.

And this the finished product, you own christmas door wreath. When attaching the wreath to your door you can use a heavy duty staple gun to staple the ribbon to the top of your door, when your door is open so after christmas there are no markings on your door.

Here’s some examples of christmas door wreaths we have made for our customers at Lamber de Bie Flowers.

Door wreath with cinnamon sticks and dried fruits.

Wreath with natural cones, artificial red berries and red ribbon.

Elegant door wreath with white and silver decorations and white ribbon.

Hope you have fun making your own christmas door wreath and please leave a message to this post telling me how you got on.

For a look at the full range of Christmas flowers by Lamber de Bie Flowers, click on the picture below.

Happy Decorating from

Lamber de Bie

Dutch Master Florist

and all the team of Florists at Lamber de Bie Flowers

www.lamberdebie.ie


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The new 2011 selection of Christmas flowers are now available from the online florist website from Lamber de Bie Flowers, http://www.lamberdebie.ie.

 

Festive Door Wreath
Festive Door Wreath for Christmas

At lamber de Bie Flower we have put together a selection of Christmas gifts that can be sent to Ireland and to the UK.

 

All christmas bouquets, christmas table centre arrangements and christmas plants arrangements are put together by qualified interflora florists trained by the Dutch Master Florist, Lamber de Bie.

 

Fresh flower christmas table arrangement with candle
Scented Candle Arrangement 2011

With flower shops in Kilkenny and flower shops in Waterford, Ireland we can deliver directly from our flower shops, guarenteeing the best quality flowers for christmas.

 

As Interflora florist we guarentee best quality christmas flowers for delivery in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway, Carlow, Drogheda, Dundalk, Bray and many more places in Ireland as well as almost to any adress in the UK.

Christmas deleveries to London, Manchaster, Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Sheffield, Eddinburgh, Bristol, Newcastle, Liverpool and many more UK cities can be organased online at our florist website.

 

Red Christmas plant with chocolates
Poinsettia Gift Plant with Chocolates

Christmas flowers ordered from the 2011 selection on our site will be delivered to your family, friends, loved ones or business contacts on any specified date upto christmas eve.

 

Go to www.lamberdebie.ie to see the full selection

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Scented Summer Basket

Presented in a classic rustic style trug basket, this collection of summer flowers and sweet scented herbs could have been just picked from the garden. The soft pastel colours and beautiful fragrance make this arrangement a wonderful centrepiece as well as an ideal gift. Featuring pink germinis, cream carnations, pink lisianthus, Blue September flower, and pink spray carnations with rosemary, lavender and foliage

Summer Flower Basket

Summer flower basket in Pinks

Large Hot Pink Perfect Gift

For those who just can’t get enough pink, we’ve made an even larger Hot Pink Perfect Gift. With even more of the flowers you love, this stunning arrangement is a wonderful vision in pink and a truly impressive gift. The Hot Pink Perfect Gift features 5 cerise germinis, 5 cerise carnations, 3 pink alstroemeria, 2 alchemilla mollis with salal tips in a clear glass vase with a pink sisal collar.

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pink summer flowers in glass vase

Summer Bright Gift Bag

Brimming with the cheeriest flowers our bright stripy jute bag is a great way to bring some of that glorious summer colour inside. This pretty arrangement includes not only the most radiant shades of pink, purple and sunshine yellow but also a fragrant hint of lavender to rejuvenate the senses. Featuring yellow spray chrysanthemums, pink germini, purple lisianthus, scabious and lavender presented in a colourful jute bag.

summer flower gift bag
Summer Flowers Gift Bag

Pretty Petite Flower Basket

Add a burst of colour to any room with this delightfully dainty summer basket arrangement. Here, we’ve contrasted some of the hottest colours of the season with cool blue and added a touch of dried lavender to really treat the senses. Our petite basket is filled with freesias, orange germinis, cerise large-headed rose, Blue September flower and dried lavender.

Petite summer flowers basket
Pretty Petite Flower Basket

Large Summer Perfect Gift

This larger version of our Summer Perfect Gift is bursting with colour. We’ve chosen two elegant large-headed roses and hand-tied them with a host of sunny chrysanthemums and pink carnations. This is a big impact gift that’s ready to display and enjoy straightaway. Our Summer Perfect Gift features 2 cerise carnations, 3 yellow spray chrysanthemums, 2 cerise large-headed roses, 2 scabious and 3 pink spray carnations presented in a glass vase with a pink sisal collar.

Large Summer Perfect Gift
Large Summer Flower Perfect Gift

Sunflower Perfect Gift

Sunflowers are the perfect choice for summer. For a truly chic gift we’ve complemented this vibrant trio of sunflowers with pretty pinks and purples. Presented in a clear glass vase and finished with a pink sisal collar this gift is ready to display and enjoy straight away. The Sunflower Perfect Gift features three sunflowers and a Blue September flower, with purple lisianthus, trancetum, and pink spray carnations with rosemary, lavender and foliage. It is presented in a clear, glass vase.

Perfect gift with Sunflowers
Sunflower Perfect Gift

Large Summer Selection Hand-tied

With more of your favourites, our larger Summer Selection Hand-tied is sure to make a big impression. Featuring some of the most popular summer flowers in soft pastels and bright colours, this is a wonderful celebration of the season and a great way of sharing your best wishes. Presented in an Interflora gift bag, this selection features 3 lilac stock, 4 cerise carnations, 4 cream carnations, 5 peach germinis, 2 cerise large-headed rose, and pittosporum.

Large summer selection hand tied Bouquet
Large summer selection hand-tied Bouquet

The Scent of Summer Vase Arrangement

This sweetly scented flowers sensation of summer flowers will add a perfectly elegant touch to any home. The informal design gives this delightful bouquet real garden-fresh appeal. Beautifully presented in a lavender glass vase too, this is a gift that can be enjoyed from the moment it arrives. Featuring light pink large-headed roses with alchemilla mollis, peach germinis, pink lisianthus, light pink large-headed roses and yellow germinis with menthe, lilac stock and salal

summer country flowers in vase
summer country flowers in blue vase

Extra Large Sunflower and Agapanthus Hand-tied

Our extraordinary Sunflower and Agapnthus hand-tied looks even more amazing in this luxurious extra-large bouquet. With even more dazzling sunflowers and exotic agapanthus, we’ve created a stunning display of rich summer colour and texture. This is a truly captivating gift that will leave a lasting impression. This hand-tied features 3 medium sized sunflowers, 3 blue agapanthus, 3 alchemilla mollis, 6 cerise carnations, 7 medium sized sunflowers, 4 white tanacetum and pittosporum.

Sunflowers hand-tied bouquet of summer flowers
Sunflowers hand-tied bouquet

Extra Large Rose and Lily Hand-tied

With so many incredible large-headed pink roses and Oriental lilies, this is an exotic and extravagant hand-tied; perfect for celebrating that extra special occasion. Its rich blooms and elegant gladioli stems combine to beautiful effect, and its complementing pinks and creams are like the most exquisite blossom. Featuring 7 light pink large-headed roses and 5 pink Oriental lilies, with 3 ammi, 7 cerise gladioli and pittosporum.

Summer Large Roses and Lilies Hand-tied Bouquet
Extra Large Rose and Lily Hand-tied

Summer Planted Basket

Enjoy the lavish colours and vitality of summer with this planted basket selection. We’ve combined soft blue and dainty pink flowering plants with fresh green leaves to create an elegant indoor display that deserves to take pride of place. Simply keep the compost moist and this pretty basket will thrive. Featuring a blue campanula, a pink kalanchoe, variegated ivy and a palm all planted in a wicker basket.

Summer gift of plants
Summer Planted Basket

Order your Summer Flowers online from Lamber de Bie Flowers at www.lamberdebie.ie for delivery of flowers anywhere in Ireland and UK.

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Easter time is one of the nicest seasons in a florists calender. There is a wide selection of flowers available in wonderful bright. happy colours. This combined with the fact that everyone tends to be extra happy (not sure this is because of the flowers or the idea of eating lots of chocolates all weekend) around this time makes it very special.

Hall Table Easter Arrangement
Easter arrangement for on your hall table.
Easter flowerspot arrangement Lounge
Easter arrangement in white ceramic pot for your lounge
Easter flower arrangement Round Table
Easter flower arrangement for Round Table
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Mother’s Day Interflora Flowers

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Mother’s Day Flowers

Mother’s Day Gift Bag

Mother's day gift flowers
Mother's Day Gift Bag

Treat Mum to this bright and beautiful posy of flowers for Mother’s Day. We’ve chosen pretty, cheerful flowers in pinks and creams along with fragrant blue hyacinths, and a charming floral gift bag to display it in. We’re sure that Mum is going to love it.

Featuring pink alstroemeria, cream carnations, pink germini, blue hyacinths and pink spray chrysanthemums hand-tied with salal, carefully finished with Mother’s Day gift wrap and delivered in a floral gift bag.

This Mothers Day gift is available for delivery in Ireland for €28.00 from your online Interflora florist.

 

Mother’s Day Flowers

Mother’s Day Perfect Gift

Mothers day perfect gift
Mother's Day Perfect Gift

Here is a perfect gift for Mother’s Day. We’ve selected exquisite large-headed white roses, and complemented them with pretty shades of pink and lilac.
The flowers are carefully arranged in a clear glass vase, so they are ready to take pride of place in Mum’s home.

Featuring white large-headed roses, pink spray chrysanthemums, lilac statice, pink spray carnations and foliage presented in a clear glass vase with a mauve sisal collar.

This Mothers Day gift is available for delivery in Ireland for €36.00 from your online local Interflora florist.

 

Mother’s Day Flowers

Mother’s Day Orchid Gift Bag

Mother's Day Orchids
Mother's day Orchid Gift Bag

To make an impact – and to say a very big thank you to Mum – this stylish display of mini Cymbidium orchids makes a stunning gift for Mother’s Day.
The exquisite stems of exotic green and pink flowers are beautifully presented inside a lavish black presentation bag to create a fabulous centrepiece.

Featuring one green mini Cymbidium orchid and one pink mini Cymbidium orchid with palm presented in a black Interflora branded gift bag.

This Mothers Day gift is available for delivery in Ireland for €36.00 from your online Interflora florist.

 

Mother’s Day Flowers

Mother’s Day Basket

Mothers day pink flowers
Mother's Day Basket

We’ve selected a beautiful, feminine mix of favourite flowers to create this classic Mother’s Day gift. The pretty colour palette includes creamy yellow, soft pink and lilac, plus we’ve added rosemary and lavender for scent. It’s all carefully arranged in a split willow basket, and is a gift she’s sure to love.

Featuring cream carnations, pink germinis, pink lisianthus, lilac september flower and pink spray carnations with eucalyptus, rosemary and lavender, presented in a split willow basket.

This Mothers Day gift is available for delivery in Ireland for €40.00 from your online Interflora florist.

 

Mother’s Day Flowers

Mother’s Day Teacup and Saucer

mothers day teacup and saucer
Mother's day Teacup and Saucer

For something a little different this Mother’s Day, this ceramic teacup and saucer is a fabulous choice. It’s overflowing with a stunning selection of pink and purple flowers including mini Cymbidium orchids and a little lavender for scent. Mum will be delighted with this beautiful gift.

Featuring mini Cymbidium orchids, lilac carnations, purple lisianthus, spray carnations and fresh lavender carefully arranged in a large ceramic teacup with saucer.

This Mothers Day gift is available for delivery in Ireland for €40.00 from your online Interflora florist.

 

Mother’s Day Flowers

Mother’s Day Hand-tied

Mothers day hand tied bouquet
Mother's Day Hand-Tied Bouquet

Mum is going to love in this beautiful bouquet. Including elegantOriental lilies, large-headed pink roses, and vibrant germinis, this is a very stylish Mother’s Day gift.
The rich pinks and lush greens are big impact colours too – just what you need to celebrate your Mum’s special day.

Featuring pink Oriental lilies, pink large-headed roses, cerise germinis, pink lisianthus and gypsophila, expertly hand-tied with aspidistra, eucalyptus and salal and finished with Mother’s Day wrap and ribbon.

This Mothers Day gift is available for delivery in Ireland for €40.00 from your online Interflora florist.

Large Mother’s Day Hand-tied

Large mothers day hand-tied bouquet of flowers
Large Mother's Day Hand-tied Bouquet

A large version of our popular Mother’s Day hand-tied, thisvibrant bouquet includes spectacular Oriental lilies, gorgeouslarge-headed roses and cheerful germinis.
It’s elegant, stylish and is sure to delight Mum on her special day.

Featuring pink Oriental lilies, pink large-headed roses, cerise germinis, pink lisianthus and gypsophila, expertly hand-tied with aspidistra, eucalyptus and salal and finished with Mother’s Day wrap and ribbon.

This Mothers Day gift is available for delivery in Ireland for €54.00 from your online Interflora florist.

 

Mother’s Day Vase

Mothers Day Vase
Mother's Day Vase

Bursting with beautiful, feminine colours and contrasting textures, this vase arrangement makes an impressive Mother’s Day gift.
A classic combination of pink roses and lilies is completmented by soft cream lisianthus, all carefully arranged in a tapered glass vase.

Featuring pink large-headed roses, pink Oriental lilies and cream lisianthus with palm and salal leaves, presented in a tapered clear glass vase.

This Mothers Day gift is available for delivery in Ireland for €60.00 from your online Interflora florist.

Extra Large Mother’s Day Hand-tied

Extra Large Mothers Day Hand-Tied Bouquet
Extra Large Mother's Day Hand-Tied Bouquet

Such an extravagant hand-tied is the perfect way to show Mum your appreciation. This rich medley of stunning cerise and soft pink flowers includes exotic Oriental lilies and classic large-headed roses in abundance. This extra large bouquet is afabulous gift for Mother’s Day.

Featuring pink Oriental lilies, pink large-headed roses, cerise germinis, pink lisianthus and gypsophila, expertly hand-tied with aspidistra, eucalyptus and salal and finished with Mother’s Day wrap and ribbon.

This Mothers Day gift is available for delivery in Ireland for €66.00 from your online Interflora florist.

Mother’s Day Extravagance Hand-tied

Extravagant Hand Tied Bouquet
Mother's Day Extravagance Hand-Tied Bouquet

This glorious hand-tied bouquet is designed to give your Mum the ‘thank you’ she really deserves. The beautiful shades of pink and cream are soft and feminine, and the fabulous selection of flowers are simply stunning. It really is a gift to impress.

Featuring mini cymbidium orchids, white Oriental lilies, pink large-headed roses and pink spray roses, expertly hand-tied with palm and salal leaves and finished with Mother’s Day gift wrap and ribbon.

This Mothers Day gift is available for delivery in Ireland for €72.00 from your online Interflora florist.

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Mothers Day Flowers

Mothers Day Flowers

Sunday 3rd of April 2011 is Mother’s Day

Mothers Day Flowers Online
Mothers Day Flowers Online Ireland

Best selection of fresh bouquets for mothers day 2011 are now available online for delivery in Ireland and the UK. We deliver on Mother’s day Sunday.

This Mother’s day basket filled with beautiful pink, creme and blue flowers will put a smile on any mums face when the delivery person arrives at her door on mothers day morning. This Mothers day basket is available for €40.00 plus delivery.

Mother's Day Basket
Mother's Day Basket with Pink Flowers

Mothers Day Vase.

We created the stunning mothers day vase in 3 different sizes for you to choose from:

The standard mothers day vase comes arranged in an elegant clear glass vase and has a selection of  large oriental pink lilies, and pink large headed roses. Bursting with beautiful, feminine colours and contrasting textures, this vase arrangement makes an impressive Mother’s Day gift. A classic combination of pink roses and lilies is completmented by soft cream lisianthus, all carefully arranged in a tapered glass vase. Featuring pink large-headed roses, pink Oriental lilies and cream lisianthus with palm and salal leaves, presented in a tapered clear glass vase. The mothers day vase can be delivered in Ireland and the UK for €60.00 plus delivery.

Mother's Day Vase
Mother's Day Vase

The large mothers day vase can be delivered in Ireland and the UK for €72.00 plus delivery.

Large mother's day vase
Large Mothers Day Vase

The extra large mothers day vase can be delivered in Ireland and the UK for €84.00 plus delivery.

Extra Large Mother's Day Vase
Extra Large Mother's Day Vase

Mothers Day planted Basket

We’ve chosen African violets and palm for our Mother’s Day planted basket. The vibrant pink and purple look stunning against the green foliage, and the grey-wash split willow basket adds a contemporary twist. It’s a beautiful gift, which Mum is sure to love. Featuring 2 African violets and a palm carefully planted in a split willow basket and finished with a pink ribbon bow.

The mothers day planted basket is available for delivery in Ireland and the UK for €30.00 plus delivery.

Mothers day planted basket
Mother's Day Planted Basket

Mothers Day Rose Vase

From our exclusive range of flowers we have chosen for the clear glass globe vase with a compact hand tied bouquet of large headed pink and lilac roses as the ultimate luxurious mothers day gift.

Mothers Day Roses in Glass Vase
Mothers Day Roses in Clear Glass Globe Vase

Mother’s Day Hand-tied Bouquet

Mum is going to love in this beautiful bouquet. Including elegant Oriental lilies, large-headed pink roses, and vibrant germinis, this is a very stylish Mother’s Day gift. The rich pinks and lush greens are big impact colours too – just what you need to celebrate your Mum’s special day. Featuring pink Oriental lilies, pink large-headed roses, cerise germinis, pink lisianthus and gypsophila, expertly hand-tied with aspidistra, eucalyptus and salal and finished with Mother’s Day wrap and ribbon.

The mothers day hand tied bouquet is available for delivery in Ireland and the UK for €40.00 plus delivery.

Standard size hand tied mother's day bouquet
Mothers Day Bouquet Standard

Large Mother’s Day Hand-tied Bouquet

A large version of our popular Mother’s Day hand-tied, this vibrant bouquet includes spectacular Oriental lilies, gorgeous large-headed roses and cheerful germinis. It’s elegant, stylish and is sure to delight Mum on her special day. Featuring pink Oriental lilies, pink large-headed roses, cerise germinis, pink lisianthus and gypsophila, expertly hand-tied with aspidistra, eucalyptus and salal and finished with Mother’s Day wrap and ribbon.

The large mothers day hand tied bouquet is available for delivery in Ireland and the UK for €54.00 plus delivery.

Large hand tied mothers day bouquet
Large Hand Tied Mothers day Bouquet

Extra Large Mother’s Day Hand-tied Bouquet

Such an extravagant hand-tied is the perfect way to show Mum your appreciation. This rich medley of stunning cerise and soft pink flowers includes exotic Oriental lilies and classic large-headed roses in abundance. This extra large bouquet is a fabulous gift for Mother’s Day. Featuring pink Oriental lilies, pink large-headed roses, cerise germinis, pink lisianthus and gypsophila, expertly hand-tied with aspidistra, eucalyptus and salal and finished with Mother’s Day wrap and ribbon.

The extra large mothers day hand tied bouquet is available for delivery in Ireland and the UK for €66.00 plus delivery.

Extra large hand tied mother's day bouquet
Extra Large Hand-Tied Mother's Day Bouquet.

This is just a selection of the most popular bouquets and arrangements for mothers day 2011.

For a look at the full selection of our floral mothers day gifts go to our website at http://www.lamberdebie.ie or click on the photo below.

Mothers Day Flowers Online
Mothers Day Flowers Online Ireland
Flowers online for Mothers day
Flowers online for Mother's Day from Dutch Master Florist, Lamber de Bie.

International Woman’s Day

march 8, International Woman’s Day

International Woman's Day Flowers Online

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 International Woman’s Day 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.

International Woman's Day Flowers

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. International Woman’s Day has become a very important event on the calender of the Irish Florists over the past few years by the many eastern europeans that have come to live in Ireland. On International Woman’s Day Customers buy flowers not only for their wife or partner but buy flowers for all important woman in their life. Flowers are bought for their mother, their sisters and also for their female colleagues.

International Woman's Day Flowers
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Luxury Flowers Online

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from http://www.lamberdebie.ie by Dutch Master Florist, Lamber de Bie.

Luxury Pink Calla Lilies in Vase
Luxury Pink Calla Lily Bouquet in Vase

More people are looking for Luxury Flowers Online. Over the past years more and more people are looking for very special bouquets. When sending flowers online it often means that you can not be there yourself to tell your loved ones how much you care.

Luxury Tulip Vase bouquet
Luxury Tulip Bouquet in Glass Vase

In order to feel confident that your message of love, care or sympathy is delivered correctly on time and with flowers as you ordered them of the best quality.

At Lamber de bie Flowers we offer a guarantee being a established retail florist with flower shops for more than ten years now. Lamber de Bie Flowers offers it’s customers confidence trough the fact that co-founder, owner and creative director studied for seven years in one of Holland’s best floral collages to achieve the title of Dutch Master Florist.

Luxury Flower Arrangement Online
Luxury Orchid and Rose Arrangement

At Lamber de bie Flowers, with their association to Interflora Worldwide and Interflora UK we have access to the latest new developments in the flower business. Lamber also travels to Holland regular to keep up to date with new developments in the world of flowers.

Luxury Purple Orchid and Rose Vase
Luxury Purple Orchids and Rose Vase

At lamber de Bie Flowers we have added a selection of luxury flowers to our online flower website; http://www.lamberdebie.ie

Luxury Bird of Paradise Arrangement in Glass Vase
Luxury Bird of Paradise Display in Glass Vase

 

 

Designer Flowers Online
Luxury Designer Flowers Online

Valentine’s Day

Love Sweats
Valentine's picture
Ultimate 100 Red Roses Hand-Tied Bouquet
Go All Out with 100 Grand prix Red Roses Hand Tied Valentines Bouquet.

The History of Saint Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day started in the time of the Roman Empire. In ancient Rome, February 14th was a holiday to honour Juno. Juno was the Queen of the Roman Gods and Goddesses. The Romans also knew her as the Goddess of women and marriage. The following day, February 15th, began the Feast of Lupercalia.

The lives of young boys and girls were strictly separate. However, one of the customs of the young people was name drawing. On the eve of the festival of Lupercalia the names of Roman girls were written on slips of paper and placed into jars. Each young man would draw a girl’s name from the jar and would then be partners for the duration of the festival with the girl whom he chose. Sometimes the pairing of the children lasted an entire year, and often, they would fall in love and would later marry.

 

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Under the rule of Emperor Claudius II Rome was involved in many bloody and unpopular campaigns. Claudius the Cruel was having a difficult time getting soldiers to join his military leagues. He believed that the reason was that roman men did not want to leave their loves or families. As a result, Claudius cancelled all marriages and engagements in Rome. The good Saint Valentine was a priest at Rome in the days of Claudius II. He and Saint Marius aided the Christian martyrs and secretly married couples, and for this kind deed Saint Valentine was apprehended and dragged before the Prefect of Rome, who condemned him to be beaten to death with clubs and to have his head cut off. He suffered martyrdom on the 14th day of February, about the year 270. At that time it was the custom in Rome, a very ancient custom, indeed, to celebrate in the month of February the Lupercalia, feasts in honour of a heathen god. On these occasions, amidst a variety of pagan ceremonies, the names of young women were placed in a box, from which they were drawn by the men as chance directed.

The pastors of the early Christian Church in Rome endeavoured to do away with the pagan element in these feasts by substituting the names of saints for those of maidens. And as the Lupercalia began about the middle of February, the pastors appear to have chosen Saint Valentine’s Day for the celebration of this new feaSt. So it seems that the custom of young men choosing maidens for valentines, or saints as patrons for the coming year, arose in this way.

 

Valentine's Day Cupid
Valentine's Cupid

St. Valentine’s Story

Let me introduce myself. My name is Valentine. I lived in Rome during the third century. That was long, long ago! At that time, Rome was ruled by an emperor named Claudius. I didn’t like Emperor Claudius, and I wasn’t the only one! A lot of people shared my feelings.

Claudius wanted to have a big army. He expected men to volunteer to join. Many men just did not want to fight in wars. They did not want to leave their wives and families. As you might have guessed, not many men signed up. This made Claudius furious. So what happened? He had a crazy idea. He thought that if men were not married, they would not mind joining the army. So Claudius decided not to allow any more marriages. Young people thought his new law was cruel. I thought it was preposterous! I certainly wasn’t going to support that law!

Did I mention that I was a priest? One of my favourite activities was to marry couples. Even after Emperor Claudius passed his law, I kept on performing marriage ceremonies — secretly, of course. It was really quite exciting. Imagine a small candlelit room with only the bride and groom and myself. We would whisper the words of the ceremony, listening all the while for the steps of soldiers.

 

Engagement rings and a Bouquet of red Roses go Hand in Hand.
Engagement Rings and red Roses

One night, we did hear footsteps. It was scary! Thank goodness the couple I was marrying escaped in time. I was caught. (Not quite as light on my feet as I used to be, I guess.) I was thrown in jail and told that my punishment was death. I tried to stay cheerful. And do you know what? Wonderful things happened. Many young people came to the jail to visit me. They threw flowers and notes up to my window. They wanted me to know that they, too, believed in love. One of these young people was the daughter of the prison guard. Her father allowed her to visit me in the cell. Sometimes we would sit and talk for hours. She helped me to keep my spirits up. She agreed that I did the right thing by ignoring the Emperor and going ahead with the secret marriages. On the day I was to die, I left my friend a little note thanking her for her friendship and loyalty. I signed it, “Love from your Valentine.”

I believe that note started the custom of exchanging love messages on Valentine’s Day. It was written on the day I died, February 14, 269 A.D. Now, every year on this day, people remember. But most importantly, they think about love and friendship. And when they think of Emperor Claudius, they remember how he tried to stand in the way of love, and they laugh — because they know that love can’t be beaten!

Valentine's Bouquet of red and pink Tulips
Red Tulip Hand-Tied Bouquet

Valentine Traditions

Hundreds of years ago in England, many children dressed up as adults on Valentine’s Day. They went singing from home to home. One verse they sang was:

Good morning to you, valentine;

Curl your locks as I do mine —

Two before and three behind.

Good morning to you, valentine.

In Wales wooden love spoons were carved and given as gifts on February 14th. Hearts, keys and keyholes were favourite decorations on the spoons. The decoration meant, “You unlock my heart!”

In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their valentines would be. They would wear these names on their sleeves for one week. To wear your heart on your sleeve now means that it is easy for other people to know how you are feeling.

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In some countries, a young woman may receive a gift of clothing from a young man. If she keeps the gift, it means she will marry him.

Some people used to believe that if a woman saw a robin flying overhead on Valentine’s Day, it meant she would marry a sailor. If she saw a sparrow, she would marry a poor man and be very happy. If she saw a goldfinch, she would marry a millionaire.

Hand tied Bouquet for Valentine's Day
Valentine's Rose & Lily Hand-tied

A love seat is a wide chair. It was first made to seat one woman and her wide dress. Later, the love seat or courting seat had two sections, often in an S-shape. In this way, a couple could sit together — but not too closely!

Think of five or six names of boys or girls you might marry, As you twist the stem of an apple, recite the names until the stem comes off. You will marry the person whose name you were saying when the stem fell off.

 

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Hand made Interflora Valentine's Day Chocolates

Pick a dandelion that has gone to seed. Take a deep breath and blow the seeds into the wind. Count the seeds that remain on the stem. That is the number of children you will have. If you cut an apple in half and count how many seeds are inside, you will also know how many children you will have.

Modern Valentines Flowers
Modern Valentines gift with flowers and chocolates

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