Sunday, February 13, 2011

What Color Roses to Send on Valentine's Day?

When you send flowers this Valentine's Day, send more than beautiful blossoms.  Send a message from your heart.  The rose is a perfect choice for expressing your deepest feelings.  The language of color has a long history of tradition.  Here are the most widely recognized meanings associated with each rose color:

  • RED roses are a symbol of love, the perfect way to say "I love you."
  • WHITE roses symbolize purity or any occasion celebrating a new beginning.
  • YELLOW roses embody everlasting friendship more than anything else--best friends, new friends, or old friends.
  • ORANGE roses symbolize enthusiasm and desire; a burning love unlike red or white roses which mean love and pure love, respectively.
  • PURPLE or LAVENDER roses are just right for love at first sight.  Purple has long been associated with passion, luxury, which makes this rose's color just right for expressing all the enchantment that only new love delivers.
  • PINK roses have the most diver meanings today.  Admiration, appreciation, joy, thanks; roses in any shade of pink say it all.
  • PEACH roses are sent to communicate sincerity and gratitude.  They're idea for business gifts or as gifts for Teacher's Day, for example.

Remember, you are not just sending flowers when you choose to send roses.  You are sending a message and the color rose you decide on will greatly impact that message.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

$100,000 Ultimate Wedding Contest from Crate and Barrel

Getting married?  Then hop to it to enter the $100,000 Ultimate Wedding Contest from Crate and Barrel!

To enter to win, just upload three photos of you and your fiance and answer these three questions in 100 words of less:

  1. Tell us your love story.
  2. Get down to the nitty-gritty and share three important details of your Ultimate Wedding.
  3. Describe how you'd design and decorate your dream home.
Your big day will be in the savvy hands of celebrity wedding planner Yifat Oren, who's planned the nuptials of stars such as Mariska Hargitay and Kevin Costner, so she can handle even the most extravagant event. Known for her impeccable style and unique ideas, Yifat will make your affair one to remember.
After registering at Crate and Barrel, couples may enter until March 31, 2011 and are encouraged to run their own marketing campaigns, as those with the most votes will make it to the final round. Voters will have until April 30 to choose the final 100 couples. A panel that includes Yifat Oren and Crate and Barrel representatives will then select a winner. Look for the announcement of the winning couple in June.
The planning will begin once the announcement is made. Yifat will be at your beck and call to bring your Ultimate Wedding to life, from designing invitations, choosing a locale and setting the scene to creating a menu, picking a band and coming up with favors.
Photos of your very special day will be posted for all the world to see

In addition to the grand prize, there are more prizes available:
Second Prize:  $7,500 Crate and Barrel Shop Card
Third Prize:  $2,500 Crate and Barrel Shop Card
Most Votes:  $7,500 Crate and Barrel Shop Card
15 Honorable Mentions:  $1,000 Crate and Barrel Shop Cards

Good luck to all the entrants!