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The Most Romantic Bedroom in Six Steps

It is almost Valentine’s Day, and the season for decadent treats, beautiful flowers, love notes, and romantic dinners. If you are looking for the perfect ways to highlight romance and make Valentine’s our sweetest day, you can start right inside your home with the bedroom. With February 14th is just around the corner, we teamed up with Crane & Canopy’s bedroom experts to come up with six ways to decorate and enhance the perfect romantic bedroom.
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Types of Roses: A Visual Compendium

As Valentine’s Day approaches, romance is on our minds. And what flowers are more romantic than roses? Red roses have become the icon of love and romance, but there are so many other varieties that are equally meaningful. For example, purple roses signify enchantment and love at first sight, while orange roses exemplify passion.

With over 150 species of roses and thousands of hybrids, roses can be found in nearly every color and a variety of shapes. To show you just how expansive the rose family is, we created a compendium of popular garden roses containing over 100 different types of blooms. read more

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3 Romantic, Couples-Only Date Night Ideas

Valentine’s Day has always been one of my favorite holidays. What’s better than chocolate, flowers and love notes? While all of those things are total bliss to me, I also like the idea of mixing it up and putting a new spin on the holiday. Here are a few of my favorite outside-the-(chocolate)-box ideas to help you avoid the routine dinner-and-a-movie date night: read more

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Calla Lily: The Flower of Elegance & Timeless Beauty

The calla lily is cherished as a flower of celebration and symbolizes purity. Originating in southern and eastern Africa, this bloom, formally known as zantedeschia aethiopica, marked the passage of winter solstice during days in ancient Rome. Romans planted the calla lily in the home at a time when it would bloom during winter solstice to brighten the indoors amid the darkest days of the year.

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Wedding Traditions Around The World

We’re so used to wedding traditions in our own country that we don’t even second guess them. We plan bachelorette parties, make sure the bride has something old, new, borrowed, and blue on her wedding day, and anxiously await the bouquet toss to see who will be the next to marry. But where do these traditions come from, and what do they mean? read more

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Entering the New Year with Fresh Beginnings

Another year has come and gone presenting us an opportunity to set new resolutions and refresh our lives. In anticipation of the start of 2016, FTD reached out to a few of our favorite design and décor bloggers to see what fresh ideas they have in store for the New Year. read more

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Printable Calendars for a More Floral 2016

A new year always seems like a fresh start. It’s a time when we reflect on the triumphs and tribulations of the past twelve months and make resolutions for the coming year. We think about where we have room to grow and celebrate all that we have learned and accomplished. It’s like flipping the page to a new chapter of our story.

We get a similar revitalized feeling when opening a new calendar. There are so many possibilities for the 365 days that lie ahead – dinners, vacations, parties, and many other gatherings that have yet to be scheduled. To help you plan out 2016 and celebrate the new year, we created printable calendars inspired by some of our favorite flowers.
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A Handcrafted Christmas

As soon as Thanksgiving is over we start preparing for Christmas, and along with cookie baking, present wrapping and Christmas shopping we somehow have to squeeze in decorating. While it can be one of the best tasks for getting into the Christmas spirit, it can also be daunting trying to give your home that perfect Christmas feel. At FTD we wanted to inspire some of our favorite décor and design bloggers to add a handcrafted touch to their Christmas tree this year, using FTD flowers, and what they came up with was truly amazing:

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How to Make the Perfect Cheese Platter

Cheese is one of those versatile foods that can go with nearly anything. In the form of grilled cheese or macaroni and cheese, it’s the perfect comfort food. On top of pasta, it’s a great garnish. As a cheese platter, it’s the star of the show. The special thing about cheese platters is that the cheese is in its purest form. You can taste its intricate flavors and complement them with sweet and savory accompaniments. A well put together cheese platter isn’t just delicious, it also has a way of elevating an event.

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