Holiday Flower Arrangement Ideas and Giveaway

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Like many of you, I've been doing lots of entertaining this month. I love stocking the house with fresh flowers when I entertain--but I must admit to being floraly-challenged. First see the tulips? That was Thanksgiving. We were away for the weekend without a vase. I sliced open a seltzer bottle, had the girls find some pebbles for the bottom and then plopped in the tulips--all in $15 but not what you would call a masterpiece.

My next venture was at an event. I used up about 36 carnations making this festive red flower bomb. Pretty fun, but requires time and a foam mold and looks a little bit like a helmet. That's the limit of my talents.

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Making gorgeous mixed flower arrangements like this one on the left from is beyond my skill set. So I rely on floral pros to help me out. I've been a fan of for over a year now and have sent quite a few bouquets from them. They help busy moms pull together gifts and decor efficiently. In fact they have holiday gifts starting at $19.99.


Win it! To make your holiday entertaining a little easier, one Momtrends reader is going to win a $50 gift card to To enter, go check out holiday options here. Come back to Momtrends and leave me a comment on your favorite holiday design.

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