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Fresh Cut Fruit Gift Baskets

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

Fresh cut fruit gift baskets are something new and they are a wonderful alternative to sending flowers. While flowers are beautiful to look at, sending a fresh cut fruit basket is an edible delight. The fact that they can be delivered nationwide is also a huge selling point. You can order fresh cut fruit gift baskets online or over the phone in a matter of minutes. They are delivered right to the door of the recipient. There is no standing in line, shopping, driving, etc. All you do is place the order and then the gift is on its way. You can also place the order ahead of time and schedule a delivery date for a later time. These gift baskets are not too expensive. When you factor in the fact that you don’t have to drive around to get it and that you don’t have to stand in line or fight crowds, it makes an even more economical choice. In these economic times, it just makes sense to go with a gift that helps your budget. You can also order gift baskets of different sizes and they have gift baskets that will fit any budget.

Fresh fruit is a much healthier alternative to the traditional gift of candy or other sweets. Sending a fresh cut fruit gift basket can be a wonderful way to encourage someone who has made the decision to live a healthier lifestyle, lose weight, or otherwise change their eating habits. It also makes a great gift for any holiday, because it provides a healthy treat. Since these gift baskets are something relatively new, receiving one as a gift can be a pleasant surprise because it is such a unique gift. You can rest assured that the recipient will be on the phone thanking you and also calling friends and family and raving about how wonderful this gift is.

Sending one of these gift baskets to a child or teenager is also a great idea. Some children don’t enjoy eating fruit, but having the fruit delivered in such a unique and attractive fashion could be the incentive they need to start enjoying this healthy snack. Mom and dad would appreciate it, too. Sending fresh cut fruit gift baskets to an expectant mother or a new mother is also a fantastic idea. Pregnant women and new mothers need to watch what they eat and having fresh fruit delivered in this way will not only make them feel great because they know someone is thinking about them, it will also be a welcome treat.

Fresh Cut Flowers

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

Fresh cut flowers are those commonly found at your nearest florist. They come in a variety of colors and choices and you have the option to choose any variety of flowers of any color to make your own bouquet. As beautiful as fresh cut flowers are, it is quite unfortunate they do not last long. However, there are ways we can ensure that the flowers that we purchase lasts longer. The obvious tip is to choose the freshest flower. The secret is in the petal. Flowers with firm and ‘upright’ petals are considered to be freshest and make sure that you purchase flower buds or those that are just beginning to bloom.

The vase or container that you choose to place your flowers has to be clean and filled with cool or lukewarm water. Cut of the leaves from the stems from below the water line of your container and cut of one or two inches of the bottom stem to allow the flowers to absorb water easily. Flowers last longer in cool / cold atmosphere therefore do not leave the flowers overnight in warm rooms and do not place them near heat or heat generating appliances. Flowers in water tend to generate slime caused by bacteria. To avoid this, use a few drops of household bleach and a spoonful of sugar. Even though there are commercially produced flower foods available in the market, it is not as effective as the combination of bleach and sugar. Re-cut the bottom stems every few days to allow better water absorption and fill your vase or container with fresh water everyday.

For instance, bulb flowers like daffodils lasts longer if their stems are snipped across at an angle and by removing the sticky white secretion. Woody stem flowers like roses last longer if their bottom stems are crushed and split to allow them to absorb water easily. To stop tulips from slumping over, the bunch should be wrapped tightly with wet newspaper left in 2-3 inches of water for at least one and half hours. Then push small pins through the stems just below the flower heads and voila the flowers will be uprigh.