Make it a Holiday With These 3 Orthodox Christmas Recipes

Just when many people around the world are recovering from the winter holidays, one special group of celebrants is still preparing for the festivities. Yes, Orthodox Christmas is on its way on January 7th! So we’ve got some of its history for you, as well as our 3 favorite Orthodox Christmas recipes.

If you’re not familiar with the holiday, here’s some background. Unlike Western cultures where Christmas is one of the biggest celebrations of the year, in Russia it is New Year’s Eve people anticipate the most. This began during communist times when, in order to promote atheism, the government banned Orthodox Christmas celebrations, instead focusing on a secular New Year.

Try these delicious Orthodox Christmas recipes

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Bring Spring Home with Winter Flowers & Decor

Flowers make everything better, that’s a given. Nothing lifts a mood or living space like a bright bouquet of flowers. Is there anything more cheerful on a dreary day than fresh blooms in a vase? From winter flowers to preserved petals, with our tips there’s no need to wait until someone brings you a bouquet to give your interior some spring floral flair.

Did you know that when you are around flowers feelings of happiness and well-being significantly increase? Fresh flower are also proven to chase away anxieties. So, why wait for spring if you can welcome winter flowers into your life today regardless of what the calendar (or thermometer) says? Keep reading to find out how to make your home bloom any time of the year using these 5 easy flower decor tips.

Winter flowers make any space warm when it's cold

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Poinsettia History: One of the Best Christmas Flowers

You’ve almost certainly seen the lovely poinsettia, but do you know about poinsettia history? You can find this vibrant plant with rich red petals and impressive green foliage thanks to a man named Joel Roberts Poinsett. He brought these Christmas plants from Mexico to the rest of the world, and gives it its name. But how did the Poinsettia travel from Mexico around the globe? What makes it such an iconic Christmas flower? Why do so many people use it as a gift for Christmas?

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Most Popular Flowers for New Year Around the World

What is New Year if not a fresh start and new beginning? It’s the perfect time to reevaluate our lives, make some changes, and improvements! At Russian Flora, we have already started looking forward to a new beginning by picking bouquets with the most popular Flowers for New Year. Bouquets are beautiful living symbols of a fresh start.

The importance of flowers as a symbol for New Year across the globe cannot be overestimated. Flowers play a significant role during New Year’s celebrations in many cultures. Knowing what flowers symbolize in New Year’s celebrations all over the world will help you send the perfect flower arrangements to your loved ones, where ever they start the year.

Most popular flower for New Year in Brazil: Gladiolus & Rose

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Birth Month Flowers And Their Meanings

Flowers and birthdays have a long association. Just like each month is linked with its own zodiac sign and gemstone, it also has its own unique flower. Take a look at the list below to find out what your and your loved ones’ birth month flowers are. We’re also taking a look at what each one means so next time you send someone special a bouquet of flowers it includes the blooms that are especially meaningful to them.

Carnations: January birth month flowers

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Celebrate International Tolerance Day with White Hydrangeas

November 3rd is International Tolerance Day! Never heard of it? It’s relatively new, so don’t worry. The United Nations declared International Tolerance Day a global holiday in 1995 to raise awareness of the dangers of intolerance. Your eyes may already be glazing over: why should you care? What am I supposed to do on International Tolerance Day?  And why does a flower delivery company care?

People Holding Hands | Celebrate International Tolerance Day with White Hydrangeas

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Celebrate World Food Day with Three Authentic Recipes

All the foodies out there, rejoice! October, 16th is World Food Day. The best way to celebrate it is going on a culinary adventure with delicious authentic recipes from all over the world without leaving your kitchen, of course. Need some ideas? Here are 3 international recipes for World Food Day that gained worldwide popularity for their delectable flavors. Some dishes from other countries can be tricky to make, but fear not, these particular recipes are a breeze. So, pick a spot on the globe and let the gourmet journey begin!

Celebrate World Food Day with Three Authentic Recipes

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How To Thank Your Teacher On World Teacher’s Day

World Teacher’s Day is today! And before we say anything else, let us take a moment to say: Thank you! Thank you to all of the teachers that take the time to mold young minds into extraordinary dreamers. Thank you to the teachers of music, of history, of literature, and language. The art teachers covered in clay and paint, and the unsung heroes who tutor our children after school. Thank you to the mad scientists who teach as a day job, and the math professors that make mistakes just to see if a student will correct them.

Thank you, all of you, for making the world a better, brighter, and more interesting place!

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So how do you thank your teacher? What words or gesture could possibly be enough for the people helping you unlock your future? Well, in this it is really the thought that counts.

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5 Easy DIY Wine Bottle Crafts

What’s the Best Way to Recycle Leftover Wine Bottles?

Don’t actually recycle them – turn your favorite Merlot or Roscato container into a decorative glass bottle! You can easily put them to good use by recycling (or should we say upcycling?) and turning them into a beautiful vase, upscale food storage or other nifty knick knack for your home or a gift for a friend. From simple vases wrapped in rustic twine, to aromatic diffusers covered in your favorite trinkets, it’s easy to turn your trash into treasure with these DIY wine bottle crafts.

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10 Beautiful Flowers from Tumblr That Will Make Your Day

Tumblr has a lot going for it. Funny memes, the weirdest gifs, and blogs for just about every interest you can think of. Like the rest of the world, those of us at RF like a break from our daily tasks at the computer to stare at something cute (we see you liking those cat pictures) or something beautiful. So in case you’re like us and need to take a step away from e-mails here’s a look ten of our favorite beautiful flowers from Tumblr!

Water Lily

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