Our new Canadian licensee, Tania Daly, has hit the ground running with her Speaking Roses business. Since opening in late 2009, she has made sure that the flowers she creates have been featured everywhere imaginable – in blogs, magazines, and on TV!
Comments made about them range from “They’re very unique,” to “Beautiful”, and it seems everyone has something nice to say about her creations.
Tania apparently finds it easy to get publicity for such a unique and cool product. Click on the links below to see what others are saying about Speaking Roses.
http://www.chextv.com/ Go to archives for week 4 of January, click the Be A Goddess link and see how Tania was featured for being part of a local fundraiser.
http://eatcleandiet.blogspot.com/2010/01/have-you-been-inspired.html Read best-selling author Tosca Reno’s comments.
http://www.snappeterborough.com/index.php?option=com_sngevents&id=140658 Read Tania’s comments about Speaking Roses being perfect for the “Just Because” moments.
Find out how you can become involved in this exciting new opportunity at www.speakingroses.com.
The honoring of mothers as a tradition can be traced back to the Middle Ages in Europe. With most children being sent away to learn a trade or earn a living at a young age, families were apart for long periods of time. In the springtime, children would return home by walking long distances. On their way home, they would pick spring wildflowers from the side of the road to give to their mothers. After what was referred to as Mothering Sunday, the children would be required to return to their labours and would not visit home again until Christmas time.
On the Sunday of their return the whole family would go to church and present flowers and gifts to the mothers and offerings to the church. This was a day of feasting when all of the restrictions of Lent were put aside for the day.
The tradition of gifts, flowers and festive meals has endured to become what we now know as Mother’s Day. In 2009, with more people leaving Ireland than arriving, children still do the same thing. However with larger distances, costs and limited holidays, children, young and old, go online and order flowers for their Mothers, to honour them on Mother’s Day and let them know that they are thinking of them wherever they might be.
History Of Easter
Easter is one of the most celebrated festivals of the modern Christian church. According to St.Bede, an English historian of the eighteenth century, Easter owes its origin to the old Teutonic mythology. The name Easter was originally derived from the word Eostre. Eostre was the ancient Greek goddess of spring. It was believed that every year, Eostre returned to Earth after a long, cold winter and brought along with her the light and warmth of Spring. Thus, ancient Greeks held pagan festivals to welcome Eostre and herald the onset of spring.
The Pagan festivals always coincided with the vernal Equinox on the 21st of March every year. Though the Greek were not fully cognizant of why and when spring comes, they believed Eostre must be pleased to ensure that she returns year after year. The festivals were lavish feasts that celebrated the booming of new flowers, the chirping of birds, butterflies, and sunshine and in general the feeling of rejuvenation that is inherent of spring.
The Christian church however, changed the Pagan festival from a celebration of spring to a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus. In 325 A.D. the church also changed the date of the festival. The festival was no longer held on the spring equinox. Instead, as per the Church Council of Nicaea henceforth it was to be held on the very first Sunday following the full moon on or after the vernal equinox. Thus, today Easter is celebrated on different dates every year and can occur as early as March 22nd or as late as April 25th.
Some people even believe that Easter is related to the Hebrew celebration, the Jewish Passover. Passover is celebrated to mark the freedom of the Israelis from bondage and slavery after 300 years. It was during Passover in 30 A.D. that Christ was crucified for being blasphemous. The resurrection happened three days later on what is today known as Easter Sunday. The early Christians, many of whom were raised as Jews considered the resurrection and Easter as a new part of pascha. Thus the early celebration of Passover came to be celebrated as Good Friday and Easter.
Today grand scale events mark the celebration of Easter in the United States and across the globe. Many traditional symbols of Easter continue to dominate the scene while new traditions are being part of the festival too. Thus, Easter is a festival that denotes life, rejuvenation, renewal, rebirth and restoration of all beings on Earth.
One of our Canadian licensees, Eduardo Skiarski, has joined forces with a local florist to create a partnership that will enable him to sell his Speaking Roses products in many more settings than formerly possible.
By working with a florist, Eduardo is able to sell more expensive arrangements that he previously was unable to create without a florist’s help. Florists benefit from arrangements like this also since adding Speaking Roses to their line of products creates arrangements unlike anything they have ever been able to offer.
Working with a florist also makes it possible for Eduardo to handle large events and parties which he wasn’t able to handle before. Since forming this new partnership, he has already booked two events, and is looking forward to booking many more.
Speaking Roses on TV in Romania
Jorge Papagheorghe, our Romanian licensee, is also a talented performer, and appears on a local TV show here with the Speaking Roses bouquet that he brought to the station, which is being shown while he sings. Way to go, Jorge!