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Shakespeare wrote: “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind.” This may be true of the bride and groom, but it is not…more

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Capture the Colors of the Season

Shakespeare wrote: “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind.” This may be true of the bride and groom, but it is not true of the guests at a wedding. Your wedding colors are often the first thing your guests notice – after you, of course – and they will continue to see your colors throughout the evening. From the first invitation to the clothing, food, decorations, and guest book, your wedding color combination sets the tone for your wedding and gives it a distinct mood.

Most spring wedding color combinations feature lively colors because nature brings forth new life in spring. A spring wedding fittingly celebrates the new life a couple has chosen together.

Pastel Green, Purple, and Gold

This color scheme works especially well for a daytime wedding held outdoors on a spreading green lawn. The soft pastel green featured in this wedding color scheme will complement the color of the grass, and the pastel purple and soft gold colors add interest and imbue the wedding with a gentle springtime feel. The bride wears white while her bridesmaids wear pastel green dresses. The groom wears a dark tuxedo with a pastel green tie and gold pocket square, as do his groomsmen. Tablecloths are alternating colors of green, gold and purple. Serve wine or punch the color of rich gold, and serve yellow cake with purple and gold frosting. The key to this combination is to use pastel colors rather than bright colors, which may look dated.  Done correctly, this wedding color combination makes for a bright and happy mood.

Navy, Dark Green, and White

A navy and dark green wedding color combination conveys class, depth, and brisk confidence. The bride’s white dress looks especially lovely against the navy worn by her bridesmaids. The groom and his groomsmen wear a dark navy suit, elegant green neckties, and pocket squares. Tables are draped with navy tablecloths and contain vases filled with brilliant white roses. The cake and its icing are a brilliant white and are trimmed with navy and dark green frosting. As with the preceding wedding color combination, this wedding pallet looks fantastic at a wedding held on a green lawn. It also makes for a memorable seaside wedding.

White, Off-White, and Yellow

Your guests won’t soon forget this subtly beautiful color combination. White, off white, and yellow make for a dazzling beautiful wedding that will leave guests rubbing their eyes. Make no mistake: this color combination heavily emphasizes pure white and only relies on other colors sparingly. Tablecloths are pure white and contain vases filled with roses of the very same shade. The cake is white and is covered in white icing accented with off-white and yellow trim. The groom and his groomsmen wear white tuxedos with yellow neckties and may wear white top hats if desired. Surrounded by her white clad attendants, the bride looks angelic and seems to radiate purity. Those with a flair for the dramatic might consider renting a white carriage drawn by white horses.

March 7, 2013

 

      10  Lucky Wedding Customs The many customs surrounding matrimony are part of the general  happiness of the event, and they’re all about…more

 

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good luck customs for weddings

 

 

10  Lucky Wedding Customs

The many customs surrounding matrimony are part of the general  happiness of the event, and they’re all about good luck .

  1. June has been a popular month for weddings for the last 2000 years. In
    roman mythology, the goddess Juno was the devoted wife of Jupiter – and June was her month. Weddings held then were in her honour, and she blessed them.

 

2. Why should a bride carry “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue? The “something old” should be an article which belongs to or belonged to a happily married old woman. Her good fortune would rub off on the “something new” – the bride. The “something borrowed” should be gold, which represents the sun and the source of all life. Finally, the color blue signifies respect and faithfulness – as in “true blue.”

 

3. Bridesmaids and groomsmen were dressed siimilarly to the bride and groom in order to confuse evil spirits, who could not abide to see two people so happy together. Apparently, the evil spirits of ancient Rome were easily duped.

 

4. For good luck, a bride should be the first to cut her wedding cake. The groom gets his hand in as a sign that he expects to share in her good fortune. Then all the wedding guests take home a slice to have a little taste of good luck for themselves.

 

5. Rice is thrown at the bride and groom as a fertility symbol to give them good luck in having children. ( The Romans used to throw nuts and sweets at the bride, and the Saxons would scatter wheat and barley for her to walk upon.)

 

6. An engagement ring is a diamond because its sparkle has always been believed to be the fire of love. And so long as it would sparkle, love would never cool. The diamond unites passion and constancy.

 

7. The wedding ring, like the engagement ring has been worn on the fourth finger of the left hand for millennia. It derived from the belief that t here is actually a “love vein” that runs directly from the heart to the finger. A ring prevents the heart’s sentiments from escaping.

 

8. We say, in slag, that two people “tied the knot.” Once upon a time, a bride and groom really did tie a knot in a cord or ribbon as part of the ceremony. Or she would arrive at the altar with an untied shoe, and he would tie the lace as part of the ceremony. Knots were also tied in the bride’s bouquet as a way to keep the day’s good wishes from escaping.

 

9 . The term “honeymoon” derives from the Teutonic custom in which the bride and groom drank mead for one month or “moon” ( a lunar cycle is 28 days) after the wedding.

 

10. A bride is carried over the threshold to her new home in order to keep her from tripping – a terrible omen. Why would she trip? Because of those evil spirits, of course: they might be lurking at the door-way, hoping to trip her up.

If you abide by these customs you will definitely have Good Luck.

March 3, 2013

All the best and Good Luck,

Sheila, Robin, Amy

  There is a magic about Spring, Plant a Memory’s Creations offers a chance to take advantage of the Springtime glory with a garden theme…more

 

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Spring time Love

There is a magic about Spring, Plant a Memory’s Creations offers a chance to take advantage of the Springtime glory with a garden theme to complement your wedding. Favors with a touch of “green” allows your guests to bring home the spark of your wedding day and grow memories with these enchanting flowers.

Including the option to customize each individual packet with the wedding couple’s first names and wedding date at no extra cost, Plant a Memory collection of original artist rendered, selection of  20 different seeds that will soon bloom into a magnificent garden of flowers. From  red roses to extravagant gerber daisies, we offer a large assortment of extraordinary wildflower seeds to choose from. As a symbol of true love, these divine seed packets make the perfect wedding favor for your guests to take home.

With affordable seed packet favors starting at only $0.99 each, your wedding guests can take home with them a fond memory of love and happiness through these packets.

A best seller and a must-have for every wedding guest, these personalized seed packet favors are as fitting to every wedding theme as they are beautiful. Each unique and generously sized packet contains your choice of flower, herb or tree seeds of love and legend, and guests will reminisce on your wedding day as they watch the seeds bloom elegantly year after year. The collection of  plant-able wedding favors are also wonderful – plant the paper and it will GROW – blooming into a culminating display of colors, guests can sprinkle these seeds anywhere and watch as they sprout into impeccable blooming flowers.

Written graciously across the back cover of each packet is a Thank you message, “Plant these seeds to create a garden of lasting memories.” With easy-to-read growing instructions on the inside cover, wedding guests of all ages will be able to appreciate and enjoy these seed packets.

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February 8, 2013
The Tree Beginnings Team.

Sheila, Robin & Amy

Plant a Memory for a Greener Tomorrow!

 

  January 28, 2013 For the new year it seems like our theme for the month is trees. Planting them in fact. The Lorax by…more

 

January 28, 2013

For the new year it seems like our theme for the month is trees. Planting them in fact. The Lorax by Dr. Seuss was published in the early 1970′s and most of us have a idea of what the book is about. Trees. But in the past year or so many of our customers for baby shower and birthday party favors have requested one of the Lorax poems on their cards. Since our cards are custom it is definitely possible and we have come to enjoy printing these special cards. Here are a few we would like to share:

i. “But those trees! Those trees!
Those Truffula Trees!
All my life I’d bee searching for trees such as these. The touch of their tufts was much softer than silk. Andy they had teh sweet wmell of bresh butterfly  milk..”

ii. Mister!” he said with a sawdusty sneeze, “I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.

iii“It’s a Truffula Seed. It’s the last one of all! You’re in charge of the last of the Truffula Seeds. And Truffula Trees are what everyone needs. Plant a new Truffula.Treat it with care. Give it clean water. And feed it fresh air. Grow a forest. Protect it from axes that hack. Then the Lorax and all of his friends may come back.”

Today we would like to share with you the inspiration that is The Lorax, or at least a few aspects. Children can learn about the importance of planting trees from this book and the move by the same name.

kids birthday party favors with trees

A Book about Planting Trees and Seeds

At Tree Beginnings we love all the artistic and creative mothers who have gone ahead and invented ways to celebrate planting trees by incorporating , The Lorax, tree planting into their Children’s Birthday Parties. There is a great quantities of information on blogs and pictures you can find on the interenet.  We just wanted to share with you a few of our own unique tributes to THE LORAX.

Tree Seed Kits for Birthday Parties - With one of the Lorax Poems on the back of the card

lorax birthday party

Inspiration of the Lorax to plant a tree.

Tree Seed Kits for Baby Showers with The Lorax Theme
Baby Shower Games & Activities – Link to Lorax Party Ideas

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Plant a Tree for the Mother-to-Be

Pictures of Your Seeds in Panamá! > Thought you would like to see your plants growing in Panama. > > Thanks again for all your…more

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growing seeds to plant a memory

Pictures of Your Seeds in Panamá! > Thought you would like to see your plants growing in Panama. > > Thanks again for all your assistance. Nailah

We love to hear from our customers, send us your seeds, trees, flowers and we will add them to our blog.
For indoor Growing:
At this time of year for indoor growing we recommend gerber daisy for flower seeds, any of the herbs and the tree seed is really popular in the winter because we send indoor and outdoor planting instructions.
For Winter planting of tree seedlings see information page:

For January 2013 we are giving away FREE Guest Books with our orders: Quantities are Limited so Place your order Early.

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go green and white weddings

Choose to “grow memoris” with seed in eco gift boxes for holiday office gifts. Customized with you holiday message they are a unique employee gift…more

Choose to “grow memoris” with seed in eco gift boxes for holiday office gifts. Customized with you holiday message they are a unique employee gift they can bring home and grow trees, flowers or herbs . Thoughtful seeds will bring life to your homes during the holidays and well into the new year.
Plant a Memory with tree seed and grow your own Christmas tree.

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Basil seed in eco boxes for holiday party , for a touch of “green”

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Everything you need to grow a tree, herbs or flowers

In the past few years we have been been offering earth-friendly favors for many occasion one being Children’s Parties. From Birthdays, Bat/Bar Mitzvahs, Baptisms, to…more

In the past few years we have been been offering earth-friendly favors for many occasion one being Children’s Parties. From Birthdays, Bat/Bar Mitzvahs, Baptisms, to Camp Parties , Children are initating the idea of including environmental themes in their parties. For Spring and Summer Birthdays the children want to have planting parties, for summer camps  the children are encouraged to grow something of their own not to mention schools.

We discovered this article and wanted to share it with you. For your next Birthday Party consider giving an eco-friendly favor to your childrens’ friends for lasting memories and encourage a greener tomorrow. It will make you feel better, your child be a trend builder and the kids will think it is “sweet”.

plant a tree with a child

Planting Theme Birthday Parties

Chanie Kirschner

Let’s face it, folks. Even if we use reusable bags and recycle our paper and plastic, not many of us moms (or dads, for that matter) are thinking about ways to help our kids boost their eco-friendliness. Sure, my son knows the difference between recycling (used coloring paper) and garbage (used diaper), but can’t I go beyond the confines of my recycling and garbage cans, metaphorically speaking? Yes, absolutely. Here’s how:

1. Get your kids used to turning off lights when they leave their room in the morning, and whenever they leave a room throughout the day. Talk to them about how turning off lights saves valuable energy and money too. If your kids are too short to reach the light, leave a small footstool underneath the light switch in their room. You can also teach them to turn off the water while they’re brushing their teeth.
2. When you can, walk places with your kids instead of getting in the car. Resist the urge to drive to the yogurt shop two blocks away. (Of course, I’m a big talker since moving to Florida, but if my memory serves me correctly, you Northerners still have a few months of decent weather before the bitter cold sets in. Or at the very least, a few weeks.) While you’re walking, talk to the kids about the smog that cars emit into the air, and how walking places is a way to keep the air clean and clear.
3. The average American uses more than 700 pounds of paper a year. That’s right — your 40-pound 5-year-old probably uses more than 15 times his weight in paper each year. So get your kids used to using both sides of a paper that they’re coloring on (double the fun!) and try to set aside a place for scrap paper so it doesn’t immediately go into the recycling bin. Remember the three R’s — reduce, reuse, recycle.
4. Garden with your kids. It is surprisingly easy to grow fruits and vegetables in your backyard. In fact, it’s as easy as going to your local home improvement or gardening store, buying a couple plants, and sticking them in the ground. Trust me, I did it, and it was that easy. Really. Growing your own fruits and vegetables teaches your kids the importance of taking care of the earth around us. Heck, at least it’ll teach them where fruit and veggies actually come from. The first time a small little pepper popped out of the ground in our backyard, my son asked me where the little sticker with the numbers was.
5. Even if you can’t garden at home, you can try to buy organic, local produce when financially feasible, reducing your entire family’s carbon footprint at the same time. This is a great way to reduce your kid’s carbon footprint because it doesn’t involve getting your kid to do anything.
Whatever you do, remember that setting a good example is the number one most effective way to teach your kids anything and everything. Let them see you turn off the lights when you leave rooms, unplug electronics when they’re not in use, make a conscious effort to recycle, and walk or bike instead of drive.
NASA has a great site for kids to learn more about the environment and ways that they can help effect change. And don’t forget to read more about raising your children’s eco-awareness here.
— Chanie
Mother Nature Network, www.mnncom

Personalized Baby Shower Favors with a Natural Touch are meaningful guest gifts. Last weekend my new niece in law had a baby shower. Her cousin…more

Personalized Baby Shower Favors with a Natural Touch are meaningful guest gifts.

Last weekend my new niece in law had a baby shower. Her cousin was in charge and they , my neice ( Wesley) in law’s family orchastrated a fun, fall themed shower with leaves in oranges, rusts , browns for a total “rustic” feel.
It was a wonderful afternoon at a log cabin in a state park. When I received the invitation I asked if they had decided on favors at all, because we could contribute some baby shower seed favors. Christine was thrilled to include them and I was thinking what would be the best favor design for fall.

This is what I decided on: The Nature’s Petals Seed Favors
Because

1. – they are assembled
2. They had fall colors on the packet that would complement the fall “rustic” them with gold, blue and greens on a periwinkle background, neutral enough to fit onto a the color palette
3. We could pair them with love-in-a-mist seed; perfect for baby showers and grows all year round , inside in pot or outside if it is warm enough
4. Lots of room to put a poem on the back
5. We decided to add a ribbon to dress the favors up and to re-inforce the “greeness” and eco friendly nature
6. It was a cabin shower, back to nature so a bit of nature never hurts and they will remember Wesley’s Baby Shower year after year when the flowers bloom
7. They were a huge  hit , I hope to follow up with some flower pictures at some time.

Fall baby shower favors

Capture the season with fall seed favors

 

These wonderful, unique seed favors adorned with the mother-to-be’s name and shower date are as special guest gifts that will last for years to come. Give an original seed keepsake for “growing memories” of your little one.
Includes the Poem,” Soon to be a special time of lullabies and nursery rhymes.”.
They can be mailed with the thank you notes as well for out of town guests. A small gift of ” green” sends your message of gratitude to friends and family that will grow as your baby grows year after year.

Here are some samples of baby shower seed favors: Add ribbon for special decorative touch .
These eco friendly guest gifts are totally custom and can also be mailed with birth announcements .

Contact us for special requests, the possibilities are endless. 888-315-733 for voice assistance or email Robin at treebeginnings.com .

 Baby Seed Favors   -  Floral Heart Bouquet

flower seed for baby showers

baby is blooming with flower favors

Hope you liked this baby shower idea. All the best to Wesley & Adam, the baby arrives sometime in late December.

Regards,

Sheila, Robin, Amy

 

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will you marry me

Marry when the year is new
Always loving, kind and true.

When February birds do mate
You may wed, nor dread your fate.

            If you wed when March winds blow,
Joy and sorrow both you’ll know.

Marry in April when you can,
Joy for maiden and for man.

Marry in the month of May
You will surely rue the day.

Marry when June roses blow,
Over Land and sea you’ll go.

those who in July do wed
Labor always for their bread.

Whoever wed in August be
Many a change is sure to see.

Marry in September’s shrine
Your living will be rich and fine.

If in October you do marry,
Love will come but riches tarry.

If in October you do marry,
Love will come but riches tarry.

If you wed in bleak November
Only joy will come, remember.

When December’s snow fall fast,
Marry and true love will last.

Octobere 12, 2012

Marry when the sun doth shine and you’ll be a happy bride. (Traditions and Lore)


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