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Flower of the Holy Night

Our flower this month is Poinsettia, also known as Flower of the Holy Night. A plant native to Central America, it is thought to be symbolic of the star of Bethlehem, with its vibrant red leaves symbolising the blood of Christ. The actual flowers are the yellow buds at the centre. Whilst red is the most common variety, they are available in pink, white and yellow. They are also known as the “lobster flower,” or by the fiery name “Mexican Flame Leaf.”


Our install for the Swindon Marriott this week saw the return of the novelty animals. This year, a family of handmade reindeer made by a very talented local gentleman. Rudolph, Rosemary and Ralph are looking after the tree and are now hopefully house trained. One problem: the leisure club feel left out and have asked for their own so Paloma Penguin will be winging her way to them next week!!!


After several months of hard work we are pleased to announce the arrival of our very much awaited Funeral Brochure. Many thanks to everyone that made this happen: Paragon Print, Lee Hiom and Duncan Clark.

The challenge this month was to provide a tribute of LEGO. Very pleased with the end result, but it was not the easiest thing to do. Once again Val Spicer Designs worked their magic and provided a superb base.

Lego Tribute

Finally, we’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy And Healthy New Year.

Christmas Decorations

Explosive Alliums for Bonfire Night

First of all, before we dive into Bonfire Night, a Belated Happy Halloween!

The contest for best pumpkin was highly competitive at The Swindon Marriott this weekend. The winner was …. number two, the top right pumpkin on the stack in the photo below. Congratulations to the front desk team! We cheated, as our centrepiece came ready to light up and decorate.

Of course, no sooner is Halloween is over, than Bonfire Night is quickly upon us. We used this as our latest theme, which also gives us another excuse to make use of the beautiful, explosive looking alliums. We wish everyone a happy and safe bonfire night.

This month, the team at Tulipana was also asked to do a very special challenge and produce a boot as a tribute for a local village cobbler. We were pleased, Ricki at the funeral director’s was pleased, but what’s most important to us is that the family were especially pleased. Makes it all worthwhile.  Thank you for your wonderful feedback.

Next, we’d like to say thank you to our bride and groom of the month for sending in a few photos, it’s nice to put faces to our flowers. Wishing you both happiness and health together.  X

Finally… I saw this a few weeks ago which now makes it even scarier…

Christmas Days

However, here at Tulipana, we love Christmas. So it’s time to think about your Christmas and wreath orders! Please contact us via the usual channels to place your orders…

Christmas Polar Bear