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WHY DO WE CELEBRATE BIRTHDAYS WITH A CAKE AND CANDLES?

WHY DO WE CELEBRATE BIRTHDAYS WITH A CAKE AND CANDLES?

Birthday cakes originate in Ancient Greece. This was to celebrate the goddess of the moon as the candles lit on a round cake resembled a moon lit in the night sky. As well as this, cakes with candles were used to celebrate birthday's in Germany as each candle celebrates a year of life. It was also believed that the blowing out of candles could ward off spirits and would help to make sure dreams come true. Take a look at our Birthday Gift Hampers and cakes here. The history behind balloons Balloons were first created in 1824 and since then have...

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WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT DOM PERIGNON CHAMPAGNE?

WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT DOM PERIGNON CHAMPAGNE?

To produce Dom Pérignon the method champenoise is used which is the most labour-intensive and there are certain requirements that must be met. Dom Pérignon is also only able to be produced when the grapes are at their 'best', this only occurs during certain years. There have only been 36 vintages since Dom Pérignon was first produced. Therefore, due to its limited nature it is a specialty and the price is greatly increased. According to VinePair, Dom Pérignon is aged for at least 7 years. There are three releases for each vintage. The amount of time it is aged for each release...

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WHY DO WE GIVE CHOCOLATE AT EASTER?

WHY DO WE GIVE CHOCOLATE AT EASTER?

Eggs originate with Christians as they are a symbol of life. The egg is a symbol of Jesus resurrecting. The shell serves as Jesus's tomb and the chick cracking out of the egg represents Jesus resurrecting. Christians also used to decorate Eggs during lent as they were not able to eat animal products during this time. These were then gifted to children. Cadbury was the brand that began making moulded chocolate eggs.  To browse our Easter gift baskets click here

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Why does champagne signal celebration?

Why does champagne signal celebration?

Drinking champagne to celebrate became of significance in the royal courts of Europe. Champagne signified prestige as it had a novelty to it. During this time it was believed champagne could increase women's attractiveness and men's humour. In the royal courts people loved how the bottle popped open. This popping is seen to demonstrate an overflow of happiness. Therefore, champagne has become an integral part of many celebrations.  Where is champagne made? By law, for a bottle to be labelled as champagne it must be made in France. Bottles that are not made in France are instead known as sparkling...

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Why do people enjoy receiving flowers as a gift?

Why do people enjoy receiving flowers as a gift?

Flowers are an extremely popular gift appropriate for many different occasions such as birthdays, engagements, get well soon gifts, sympathy gifts and weddings. There have been studies conducted, which suggest why flowers are so popular to gift. Flowers have been shown to bring about feelings of delight, decrease stress and spread happiness to all those who experience them. Therefore, flowers are the perfect way to spoil a loved one, make a friend feel better or to make a joyful occasion extra special.  Discover our flower gifts to express your love, comfort and congratulations here

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