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Roses or Tulips? No Average Wedding [Infographic]

May 25, 2011

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Wedding season is in full swing here at Terrafolia, so when we stumbled upon this infographic about the average cost of a wedding, we couldn’t help but share! How does your wedding compare to a royal wedding?

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Originally posted on Adaptu.com

5 Ways to Honour Mom on Mother’s Day

April 28, 2011

It’s that time of year again! Yep, Mother’s Day is Sunday May 8th and you know you want to be prepared this year. This time around, you’re gonna do your due diligence and honour her the way you know she deserves. We get it, we have moms too and this is a special time of year for Terrafolia as well… Actually, it’s our busiest! Not everyone has a lover (like at Valentine’s) but everyone’s got a mom. :)

An ode to Mother’s Day, here are our 5 favourite ways to honour mom:

Write Her a Letter

Yeah gift cards are nice, but you know what’s even nicer? A card that’s filled with your handwriting about how much you appreciate her and everything she’s done for you and those around her. Writing letters on Mother’s Day is a lost holiday tradition; Put down the iPad, and get a pen and paper. When was the last time you sat down to write a letter anyway? We bet you she keeps it forever too.

If It’s Broke, Fix It

You know that leaky faucet she’s mentioned a few times? Or that top shelf she has to get out a step-stool to clean? Or how about her uber-slow computer? A mother’s environment is very important to her, there are never enough hours in the day to get it just the way she wants it. Start paying attention now to the little things she wishes she had a chance to do, then on Mother’s Day, hire someone to get it done or come to the rescue yourself.

Get an “A” for Effort

Is she a foodie? Seems obvious, but take her to a restaurant she’s never been to before, even if it’s not around the corner, it’ll make her feel really special and she’ll know this isn’t just another dinner. Be sure to make reservations though, Mother’s Day is typically the busiest day of the year. Is she often stressed? Find out her favourite spa and send her for a massage, it’s a luxury she likely doesn’t allow herself too often. Creative mom? Find a local workshop or course offered in something you know she always wanted to try or improve on, like a photography group or painting classes. Avid Reader? Get book recommendations and take a little time to find something you know she’ll love. What’s the idea here? Don’t be lazy.

Call Your Mother

Yeah, we’ve all heard this one a few times, but how about you take a different swing at this and rather than repeating it to yourself in your guilt ridden head, actually schedule it. That’s right, commit to calling mom every few days or even once a week if that fits better with you. The point is, you’ll be setting aside time, regularly. Set up an automatic reminder (on repeat) to call her just to catch up, fill her in on what’s new in your life and to ask how she’s doing. You know you can spare 10-20 min every Sunday evening, why not start on May 8th?

Make Her SmileMother's Day Flowers

Nothing says “just because I love you” more than flowers. Sure they’re a typical Mother’s Day gift, but there’s a very important reason for that; They make people happy. It’s Spring, remind her of how fresh and beautiful she is in one of the most beautifully simple ways. Flowers aren’t just for wedding and funerals, no, they don’t last forever (though they will in her heart), but that’s sort of the point isn’t it? What says you’re worth it more than something so special and expressive? Even if you’re far away, flower delivery is available everywhere by your local florist. Mother’s Day is a very busy time of year for florists, so just be sure to order early.

Browse our Mother’s Day Flowers now.

Oh, and of course a big warm Happy Mother’s Day to all you deserving moms from all of us at Terrafolia Flowers!

Give Sustainability for Équiterre

April 4, 2011

In honour of April 22nd, Terrafolia will be supporting the Canada wide environmental efforts of Équiterre! This is part of our ongoing effort to support important causes to all of us, the month of April is dedicated to our most important resource of all, our earth.

During the month of April Terrafolia will be donating 40% of sales of our “Spring Garden” directly to Équiterre.

It’s a living gift that keeps on giving!

Order your Spring Garden on our website for delivery anywhere in the Montreal area.

The colorful composition of spring plants features an African violet, begonia, kalanchoe and a charming green plant are delivered in a natural handled basket.
(Approximately 12″ W x 13″ H)

Price: $64.50
Total donated to Équiterre: $25.80 for each garden ordered

Who is Équiterre?

Équiterre helps build a social movement by encouraging individuals, organizations and governments to make ecological and equitable choices, in a spirit of solidarity.

We see the everyday choices we all make – food, transportation, housing, gardening, shopping – as an opportunity to change the world, one step at a time.

Our consulting, awareness-raising and research projects offer concrete solutions to protect health and the environment, and promote social justice and community development, at home and abroad. We also advocate publicly on environmental and social issues, encouraging decision makers to adopt laws and practices that will contribute to a society that is sustainable and fair.

Learn more About Équiterre

Offrez de la durabilité pour Équiterre

April 4, 2011

En l’honneur de le 22 avril à travers le monde, Terrafolia soutiendra les efforts environnementaux d’ Équiterre au Canada! Il est important pour nous d’œuvrer en continu pour soutenir des causes qui nous tiennent tous à cœur; le mois d’avril est dévoué à notre plus importante ressource, notre planète.

Durant le mois d’avril Terrafolia fera don de 40% des ventes de notre “Jardin printanier” directement à Équiterre.

Un cadeau écologique qui sème la vie!

Commandez votre Jardin printanier sur notre site Web et faites-le livrer n’importe où dans la région de Montréal.

Cette composition colorée de plantes printanières comprenant une violette africaine, du bégonia, du kalanchoe et une plante verte charmante est livrée dans un panier à poignée aux teintes naturelles.
(Environ 12″ L x 13″ H)

Prix: 64,50$
Don total à Équiterre: 25,80$ pour chaque jardin printanier commandé

Qu’est-ce qu’Equiterre?

Équiterre s’est donné pour mission de contribuer à bâtir un mouvement de société en incitant citoyens, organisations et gouvernements à faire des choix écologiques, équitables et solidaires.

Par son action, Équiterre veut porter l’attention sur les aspects fondamentaux de la vie. Manger, se transporter, habiter, jardiner et consommer : des besoins vitaux, mais aussi des moyens à la portée de chacun pour agir de façon responsable et changer le monde un geste à la fois.

Ce sont les individus et les collectivités qui façonnent leur milieu. Équiterre propose des solutions concrètes par ses projets d’accompagnement, de sensibilisation et de recherche, afin de protéger la santé et l’environnement, de favoriser l’équité et la solidarité entre les citoyens et les peuples. L’organisation intervient également sur la scène publique et auprès des décideurs pour que les lois, règlements, politiques ou pratiques favorisent une société juste et durable.

Pour en savoir plus visitez http://www.equiterre.org/

Honour the Women in Your Life & YWCA for International Women’s Day

February 28, 2011


Give Twice for International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is on March 8th and Terrafolia wanted to do something to commemorate this very important day. IWD has been observed since 1900, learn more about it here.

For the entire month of March, we will be donating 50% of the sales of our 10 Pink Tulips & 20 Pink Tulips bouquets to the YWCA.

How YOU Can Participate & Give Twice

Order either one of these Tulip bouquets on our website for the women in YOUR life for delivery in Montreal during the month of March. 50% of each bouquet sold will be donated directly to the YWCA, for the women of Montreal.

20 Pink Tulips, $37.50 donated to YWCA

10 Pink Tulips, $27.50 donated to YWCA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Founded in 1875, the YWCA is a non-profit organization that is part of the Montreal community landscape. For 135 years, it has contributed to improving the lives of women and girls by increasing their self-esteem and autonomy, encouraging their personal growth and preventing all forms of violence through various programs adapted to their real needs: literacy, employability, housing services, leadership, etc.

Honorez les femmes dans votre vie et YWCA pour la journée internationale de la femme

February 28, 2011


Donnez doublement pour la journée internationale de la femme

La journée internationale de la femme est le 8 mars et Terrafolia souhaitait commémorer cet évenement important de façon spéciale. Cette tradition est observée depuis 1900, apprenez-en plus ici.

Pour toute la durée du mois de mars, nous donnerons 50% des ventes de nos 10 Tulipes Rose & 20 Tulipes Roses au YWCA.

Comment VOUS pouvez participer et donner doublement

Commandez en ligne l’un de ces bouquets de tulipes pour les femmes de VOTRE vie, à Montreal durant le mois de mars. 50% du prix de vente de ces bouquets seront remis directement au YWCA, pour les femmes de Montreal.

20 Tulipes Roses, $37.50 donné au YWCA

10 Tulipes Roses, $27.50 donné au YWCA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fondé en 1875, le Y des femmes est un organisme sans but lucratif qui fait partie du paysage communautaire de Montréal. Depuis 135 ans, il contribue à la prévention de la violence, au développement de l’estime de soi et de l’autonomie, ainsi qu’à l’épanouissement personnel des femmes et des filles à travers différents programmes adaptés à leurs besoins actuels : alphabétisation, employabilité, hébergement, leadership, etc.

Send Valentine’s Day Flowers & Win $100 Spa Gift!

January 27, 2011

Win 1 of 3 Spa Treatments for Your Valentine!

Make Your Valentine Swoon with the Ultimate in Romance:
Valentine’s Day Flowers from Terrafolia
& a Luxury Spa Treatment from CurAge


Order your Valentine’s Day Flowers to be delivered February 12th or 13th and you are automatically entered to win 1 of 3 Spa Certificates worth $100 each!

3 winners will be contacted on February 11th so be sure to place your order by the 10th at midnight.

(Yes, it’s that simple!)

So don’t wait…

Pick the Perfect Flowers Now

 

UPDATE:

Tuesday February 15th

Congratulations to our winners Mario Ghannam, Dimitry Korotkin and Randy Byford!

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