Orthodox Christmas gifts

Orthodox Christmas Gift to Russia

Share your love and holiday cheer on Orthodox Christmas even if you can’t be together in person. Whether you want to send a joyful toast to a far-off family member, or you want to fan the flames of long-distance love, you can still send your holiday messages in time for Christmas delivery on January 7th, but you have to hurry up! Browse thousands of gift options including bouquet, flower baskets, chocolate gifts, gourmet baskets, champagne, plush toys  and find the perfect gift to Russia for the dear recipient on your list!

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Christmas in Western Countries vs. Orthodox Christmas


wreath Christmas is the most important and favorite holiday of the year in all Western world. Catholic Christmas traditions differ from those in Eastern church and the differences start with the date of observance. Catholic Christmas is celebrated on December, 25 according to Gregorian calendar while Orthodox church uses Julian calendar and observes Christmas 13 days later on January, 7.

The Christmas countdown in Western countries begins 4 weeks earlier on Advent . Advent is a season of expectant waiting and preparation for Christmas. Churches and families keep a special advent wreath, a circular garland of evergreen branches with five candles. One candle, representing an aspect of the spiritual preparation for the coming of Jesus Christ, is lit each Sunday before Christmas as a part of the Advent services.

On Christmas Eve all faithful people go to church to attend a midnight mass. Children usually stay at home and go to bed early to dream of their Christmas gifts. Before going to bed, they put their shoes or stockings by the fireplace to find it filled with sweets and gifts from Santa Claus the next morning.

Christmas is a family holiday and is usually celebrated at home with the nearest and dearest. The festive Christmas dinner featuring traditional menu is the highlight of the celebration. It is followed by the exchange of Christmas gifts between friends and family members.


Orthodox Christmas is observed in such countries as Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Macedonia, Montenegro, Egypt, Ethiopia, and Serbia.

Christmas in Russia and other countries is most widely celebrated on January 7, according to the Julian calendar. New Year’s Day, on January 1st, precedes the Russian Christmas and is often observed as a more important holiday. However, now with the western traditions becoming more and more popular, some Russians celebrate two Christmases and even two New Year’s – the first Christmas observed on December 25th, and the second New Year’s called Old New Year observed on January 13th.

For people in Russia Christmas Day is the time for family reunions, Christmas service and a festive meal. There is a 40-day Lent preceding Christmas Day, which lasts until after the evening worship service or until the first star appears in the sky. The holiday dinner that follows called “The Holy Supper” (the last meal of the fast) is strictly Lenten and meatless but it is served in a festive manner. It begins with the Lord’s Prayer of thanksgiving for all the blessings of the past year, led by the father of the family. After the dinner families open Christmas gifts and go to the church to attend Christmas liturgy.


Christmas is the perfect occasion to show your dear ones, relatives, friends and business associates how much you care for them. Sending Christmas gifts to Russia and other countries is not only a generous gesture but also a great way to maintain and improve relationships with those who are far away.

For personal gifts for Christmas feel free to choose the favorite items on the list of your recipients. Presenting delicious and beautifully decorated edible gifts like gourmet gift baskets or sweet gifts is always a good idea for a Christmas gift to a family. For a romantic touch, add fresh flowers, teddy bear, bottle of champagne, cake, their favorite perfume or a piece of jewelry.

When shopping for business Christmas gifts choose something stylish, tasteful and not too expensive. Gourmet and fruit gift baskets and wine hampers make a wonderful office gift that will satisfy any palate. If you’re sending a gift for one or two recipients a Christmas flowers arrangement accompanied by a box of chocolate or good wine will be also a great choice.

Visit online gift catalog at www.russianflora.com to find a perfect Christmas gift for your family, friends, loved ones or colleagues!

Orthodox Christmas Gifts to Russia 2013!

Are you happy that busy Christmas season is over? Well, it’s still yet to come for Eastern Europeans who celebrate Orthodox Christmas according to the Julian calendar on January, 7. If your dear ones, friends, colleagues or business associates live in such countries as Russia, Georgia, Ukraine, Macedonia, Montenegro or  Serbia don’t forget to send your best wishes and wonderful gifts for Orthodox Christmas.

At RussianFlora.com you can find a great variety of Christmas gifts to Russia including Bouquets, Flower Baskets, Fruit Baskets, Holiday Gift Baskets and more. To make your choice easier we’ve picked top 5 Christmas gift ideas to Russia perfect for both personal and business gifts.

1. Christmas Lights – this stunning composition of holiday candles, surrounded by white and red carnations and assorted holiday greens will create a perfect Christmas spirit and become the centerpiece of the holiday table.

2. Fruity Christmas Party Tray –  holiday decorated tray filled with seasonal fruit, nuts, crackers and deli products is a great and healthy addition to any Christmas celebration either at home or office.

3. Chocolate Basket of the Year – if there are a lot of chocolate lovers among your recipients this basket will totally hit the spot. Including the biggest variety of the local and imported chocolate of any kind it will satisfy the cravings of a big party.

4. Fruity Poinsettia and Chocolates – send your dear recipients a gift that’s wholesome, delicious, and beautiful. A stunning Poinsettia Plant will grace their holiday table and a delicious spread of fresh fruit including Apples, Bananas, Pears, and Oranges as well as a decadent box of high quality Chocolate will satisfy their palate.

5. VIP Tray – this luxurious gift basket to Russia will turn their Christmas Eve into a royal feast! With a little something for everyone including cheeses selection, cookies, tea, chocolate, nuts, dried and fresh fruits, it will make their celebration truly unforgettable!

For more Orthodox Christmas gift Ideas to Russia please visit RussianFlora.com !

Happy Holidays!!!

Orthodox Christmas Sweepstakes Winner Announced!

It’s time to announce our ‘Orthodox Christmas Sweepstakes’ WINNER! We know that the holiday has come and gone, but seriously, is it ever too late to give a present to a loved one and put a smile on their face? This time around the winner is….Irina Melnik!!! Congratulations Irina! You’ve won a FREE  CHRISTMAS BOUQUET! We will be contacting you shortly to discuss the details! We’d like to thank everyone who participated, and we hope to see you again! Follow us on Facebook page and be updated about our new campaigns.

Thank you, and good luck in the next sweepstakes!


Orthodox Christmas Sweepstakes! Win FREE Christmas Bouquet!

The busy December is over, but the time for gifts isn’t over yet! Thirteen days after the Western Christmas, it’s the Orthodox Christians’ turn to celebrate Christmas on the 7th of January!

Join RussianFlora.com in celebrating this great holiday. Be the one to WIN FREE CHRISTMAS BOUQUET to be delivered to any location of your choosing in Russia or any of the CIS states.

Be sure to sign up for a chance to win a bouquet! It’s easy!

1. Enter our Facebook page and click on the ‘Like’ button.
2. Click on the ‘Sweepstakes’ button on the left side of the Facebook page.
3. Click on the ‘Enter Sweepstakes’ button.
4. Please fill out the registration form.
5. Get a chance to win a Christmas bouquet from RussianFlora.com bouquet catalog!

NOTE: The prize will be applicable for delivery in Russia and CIS countries only!


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