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To lovers of gift boxes and hampers, we will be blogging about all things gifts. If you are in business, we will also be blogging about subjects that can help your business to prosper. Once in a while, we will be running some special discounts and offers to our beloved customers so be sure to check them out. In the meantime, have a sip with your favourite hot drink and browse our blog posts.

Why red, why roses and why hearts on Valentine's Day?

GC Gift Boxes and Hampers - Wednesday, February 12, 2020

On Valentine's Day, many people send the traditional gift of red roses. But why red and why roses?

Red roses carry the emotions of love, desire and often lust and the number of red roses included in a delivery also has a special significance.

The Romans, who turned Aphrodite into their goddess Venus, the goddess of love,  kept the rose as her symbol of love and beauty. So when Valentine's Day became the mainstream holiday we know today, sending one rose was an obvious choice to say "I Love You."

One dozen red roses have become the modern bouquet for true love, representing perfect beauty or to express complete love and gratitude and a bouquet of 24 red roses say "I am thinking about you 24 hours a day."

Roses have become the traditional Valentine's Day flower, but they don't always have to be red. People send many different coloured roses (and indeed other blooms) to communicate the different types of love they feel for those special people in their life.

The colour of the rose you select is significant as each colour has a distinct meaning:

  • Red - enduring passion
  • White - purity, humility and innocence 
  • Yellow - expressing friendship
  • Pink - joy, gratitude, appreciation and admiration
  • Orange - enthusiasm and desire
  • Lilac and Purple roses - represent enchantment and love at first sight.

Wild roses were the original roses given as Valentine's Day flowers and these wild roses only had five petals.  The five petals of the traditional rose reflect the five languages of love:

  1. Receiving gifts
  2. Quality time
  3. Words of affirmation
  4. Acts of service
  5. Physical touch
So if you are thinking of sending red roses (or any other colour roses) to that someone special in your life, why not send a bouquet from GC Gift Boxes and Hampers. 
Not only do they look beautiful, the last longer than real roses, taste delicious (you can't eat real petals) and you can personalise your bouquet

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The Meaning of Colours

GC Gift Boxes and Hampers - Monday, February 10, 2020

Colour is a form of non verbal communication. It is not a static energy and its meaning can change from one day to the next with any individual. However, there are universal meanings for every colour.
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I know, a good accountant is essential for any business!

GC Gift Boxes and Hampers - Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Being in business, especially small business, can mean that the one person has to wear many "hats." However, unless you are a qualified accountant, this is one hat that I suggest you never attempt to "wear." Read More

We're Sorry, We Made a Mistake

GC Gift Boxes and Hampers - Monday, March 20, 2017

A customer once said to me, "How good or bad a business is, is not determined by what they do when things are going well, but by what they do when something goes wrong." Read More

Five Ways to Follow Up from Business Networking

GC Gift Boxes and Hampers - Thursday, August 25, 2016

Attending a networking event takes time and often includes a cost, so after a networking event it is imperative to follow up the contacts that you have met. The following five points will help to ensure that you get the most out of your networking events.

1. Ensure that you take the time to input details from the business cards that you have collected. Even if a person isn't a potential sales prospect, they could still be a good connection to have in your network e.g referral source or industry expert

2. Add a note on your database that is unique about the person that you met, ensuring that when you follow up with them, you will have a personal reminder of what you talked about and any other points that are unique to them.

3. If you want to build a relationship with a person that you have met, follow up with an individual email or telephone call. Don't make the assumption that the person will automatically remember you; remind them of where and when you met and use the unique fact that you noted down when adding the person's details to your database (this could be a personal detail about them or a subject you discussed).

4. Connect with a new contact on Social Media.

5. Share some helpful content with them. Regularly sharing information of value after meeting someone, encourages trust and helps to naturally build a solid relationship.


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