Important Dates to Remember for the new year:
January 20- Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 31- Chinese New Year
History of Chinese New Year
|Year of the Horse
Legend has it that Buddha
asked all the animals to meet him on Chinese New Year. Twelve came, and Buddha named a year after each one. He announced that the people born in each animal’s year would have some of the traits of that animal’s personality. Those born in horse years are cheerful, skillful with money, perceptive, witty, and talented.
Decorate with red. Red is the color or symbol of good luck
in Chinese culture. The number “8″ also symbolizes good luck and wealth, as in Chinese the word for eight rhymes with fortune or wealth.
Visiting family and friends are an important part of celebrating. Traditionally red envelopes with money are given to children who are encouraged to save the money for the sake of continued prosperity.
Set off firecrackers.The firecrackers used in China are loud fireworks that are mostly lit on the ground. The loud noises are thought to scare the bad spirits away, to prevent them from bringing bad luck.
Place your Valentine’s Day order by Jan. 31 and save $5!! Check our website for Valentine’s Day details soon!
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Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, we are kicking off the Christmas Season! Check out a few of our new Holiday arrangements!
We will be adding NEW arrangements periodically until December 11th when the Holiday collection will be complete! So make sure you check back at http://www.watanabefloral.com/occasions/christmas/ frequently to find the perfect piece for your Holiday needs.
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Summer is coming to an end, but in Hawaii we like to send it out with a festival! Aloha Festivals is this coming week, and we are celebrating too. Aloha Festivals is Hawai’i’s premier cultural showcase, a celebration of Hawai’i’s music, dance and history intended to preserve the unique island traditions.
To show our Aloha Spirit, we are marking 25% off of all Tropical Arrangements! To take advantage of the special price, use coupon code TROPICAL at checkout!
For more on Aloha Festivals check out: http://www.alohafestivals.com/
For more on beautiful tropical arrangements check out: http://www.watanabefloral.com/special-flowers-and-more/tropical-flowers/
But for a sampling, here are some of our most popular tropical:
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Please help us celebrate our birthday! We wanted to invite all our friends all across the world, and the best place to meet up is on Twitter! Thanks to Twitter, we can open a forum of interesting conversation, trivia, tricks of the trade, and have a lot of fun together. Oh, and let’s not forget the birthday presents! Only, for our birthday, we want to give YOU the presents! Giveaway sweepstakes every 20 minutes for the duration of the party! Join us!
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Ah, Summer. Renowned for it’s ability to help us all take a chill pill. It is a welcome time that calls for a little more rest and relaxation. That’s why we love it! At WFI, we enjoyed some relaxing times, and now we’re ready to pick things back up again! Because…..Drum Roll……….
JULY IS OUR BIRTHDAY MONTH! 68 years ago THIS MONTH (!!!) our company was brought into this world by Ernest Watanabe, a solider returned from WWII with a dream of growing Roses. So he did. And that Rose growing business has evolved into what you see today; a friendly and professional Florist, wholesaler, and retailer that has been voted Hawaii’s Best Florist by the Honolulu Star Advertiser for 13 years running.
So- our Summer plans are about to get party crazy! Here’s what’s happening:
FIRST! Facebook. We love Facebook. If you’ve received an arrangement or bouquet or ANYTHING from us recently, take a pic! And post it to Facebook. And we’ll give you a prize. Easy peasy way to win. (Especially for those of you who NEVER win ANYTHING! I know how you feel…)
SECOND! Join us for a Twitter Birthday Party! This is going to be fun. Fun trivia, topics, and of course giveaways that you don’t want to miss!
THIRD! You never know what we’ll come up with so stay tuned for details, prizes, promotions, and more!
Happy Birthday to Us!
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We were honored to be featured in KHON TV’s aired show Kamaaina Business Success Stories. Take a look at our brief history and the making of our company!
Check us out at www.watanabefloral.com We’ve got what you need for wherever you are in life, whether it be a wedding or honoring the passing of a loved one.
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This weekend being Mother’s Day, we couldn’t let it pass by without acknowledging the special ladies in our lives.
Mother’s Day is not just a day for Moms (though it is primarily that). It is a day to celebrate womanhood, to honor the influence of women in society. The modern holiday of Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in Grafton, West Virginia. She then began a campaign to make “Mother’s Day” a recognized holiday in the United States. It became a national holiday in 1914. Traditionally, members of individual families offer gifts in remembrance of their mothers or maternal figures on this day.
Flowers are by far the most popular gift for Mother’s Day. A flower itself can be seen as a symbol of women. Beautiful, strong, yet delicate. Flowers are a beautiful gesture of love and appreciation. They are nature at its most sentimental. So maybe it’s not necessarily the flowers that she adores, but the sentiment of the person giving them to her.
When asked about Moms, one of our loyal fans said it best, “Moms: they are our back bone; they are executive chefs; they are our personal hairstylist; and cheerleading team. Moms are booboo kissers and personal doctors. Moms are the ones who keep the family in check…”
Women and especially Moms wear a lot of hats! So on May 12th, it’s hats off to our Moms. For everything they contribute every day, 24/7, all year long.
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