Thursday, December 29, 2011

God Bless America

This is AWESOME,
This about tells it all and I hope that everyone of you thinks
 this is as great as I do.
Pretty Powerful! Watch it until The Lord Jesus seems to fade away ~ 
then forward it on to everyone in America!

If you have speakers, turn them up
Click on the purple line below.

The Winner of the Holiday Spirit Giveaway is....

Winner of the

Magic of the Holiday Spirit


Last month, an announcement was made that La Bella Baskets was going to be offering one lucky winner an opportunity to start their own gift basket and flower business absolutely FREE for a full year.

A HUGE thank you for everyone that helped us get the message out. We truly appreciate your efforts.

Now...Get ready to smile!

The person that won the one free year giveaway is...

Nicole Hayes

Nicole has two children and can't work outside her home due to an injury. She had always dreamed of starting her own business, but could never afford to start one. She is serious and committed about building her gifting business and we are excited to give her and her family this gift.

Congratulations Nicole!
 I know you are going to enjoy having your own business. Welcome to The Labella Family! We have the most Positive Team to be a part of. We are all here for you.

Mindy Maher

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

La Bella Baskets Post Christmas Update

La Bella Baskets Post Christmas Update 12/28
I hope you all had a terrific Christmas weekend and truly enjoyed your time spent with family and friends!

Thank you for the wonderful and warm holiday wishes received, 
I appreciate you and your continued journey with me
Holiday Gift Baskets Back in Stock:
We are happy to accept orders for the following items to be shipped the week of 12/28. The following items  are:

  • 816312 - Have a Merry Christmas
  • 815159 - Sweets & Treats Holiday Tower
  • 816131 - Fireside Gourmet
  • 815122 - Home For The Holidays
  • 816232 - Happy Holidays Sample Pack
  • 816211 - Bountiful Blessings
  • 815182 - Holiday Wishes Chest
  • 81543 - Holiday Celebrations - Small
  • 81542 - Holiday Celebrations Medium
  • 816892 - The Holiday Butler
  • 816852 - The Holiday Entertainer
  • 816492 - Yuletide Gatherings

Everyday Items Back in Stock:
  • 851572 - Tee It Up Golf Box
  • 85011- Golf Delights Gift Box
  • 85012 - Golf Delights Gift Box
  • 85042 - Golfers Caddy
  • 85212 - Manly Mans Sausage & Nut Tote
  • 851252 - The Art of Golf Gift Box
  • 85122 - Golfing Around Golf Sports Bag
  • 8412732 - Spa Therapy Relaxation Gift Hamper
  • 8412792 - Spa Perfect Tote

Currently Out of Stock:
The following items are currently out of stock:
  • 851701 - He's A Motorcyle Man Gift Basket
  • 851431 - Bullseye Deluxe Gift Set
  • ML7046 - Bullseye Treats Dart Board
  • ML7067 - The Ultimate Gourmet Cutting Board
  • 87032 - Patche's Doggie Tower
  • 819232 - Paw prints Dogie Care Pkg
  • 810292 - Simply Sugar Free Gift Basket
  • 88074 - Jelly Belly Bean Machine (Mini 10")
  • 810272 - The Kosher Gourmet Gift Basket
  • 820172 - Kosher Snacks Gift Basket
  • 820432 - Signature Sausage & Cheese Crate
  • 85052 - The Fisherman's Fishing Creel
  • ML7114 - A Cut Above Board
  • 8412572 - The Healing Spa
  • G1125 - Butterfly Kisses Bear
  • 851471 - Jim & Jack Together At last Grillin Gift Basket
  • 8412411 - Essential Healing Spa Luxeries Gift Basket
  • 8411204 - Bath & Body Spa Caddy
  • 8413112 - The Essence of Lavender
  • 85182 - And The Race Is On Medium
  • 85181 - And The Race is On Large
  • ML7106 - Simply Delicious
  • 8412952 - Spa Inspirations Gift Box
  • 8412752 - Spa Luxeries
  • 8413272 - Spa Experience
  • 8160872 - Tools Of The Trade
  • G0330 - Newton The Graduation Owl
  • 8412131 - Mothers Are Forever Relaxation Gift Basket
  • 89072 - Baby Necessities Teal
Holiday Closures:
 In observance of New Years
The Main office will be closed Friday, December 30th -
*All will resume Monday, January 2, 2012.
*My Gift & Flower store is available 24/7

Please feel free to contact me if you need assistance or have a question. I will have the Office phone forwarded to my Cell phone

Have a blessed and prosperous New Year!!!!

Mindy Maher
1 866-465-4505

Sunday, December 25, 2011

To My FB Friends & Tweet Hearts ❤(◕‿◕)❤

        Thank You Everyone for the Happy Holiday Wishes. I appreciate having you on my Sites

Some of you I've known Forever & I have met some Really Wonderful People that I would not have if not here on FB Or Twitter & blogger. I've even learned some things about different subjects. I enjoy learning New things & ideas. I'm still learning to be "Tech Savvy"..ah aha

 I made my sites starting a business through Labella because Janis & Mia the founders believe the same as I do when it comes to giving back. As it turns out I've been blessed with meeting new people & having fun on twitter. whether it's because someones being Silly changing their picture as a women, Having me pretend that I'm racing to rescue someone off a tree limb or watching someone making confessions of their Rebel youth. I could list so many more things. I'm having a great time tweeting & giggling away. Even when I've misunderstood a tweet
 ( the 140 space thing doesn't help)    I even laugh at myself.  ; )

I am grateful  for those of you who have Re tweeted, Shared &" Like" my post's. And for the heartwarming emails I have received. A few of you have called me & it has been
a delightful surprise.

 I have met some caring people who have shared my auction album with the hopes of helping my friend's family. A couple people  have donated to the Help Heal Thomas Silent Auction  @BirdysNest55  and Lisa who doesn't have a business site. Also a very kind person who didn't know Thomas or his family sent him a package. In respect to his privacy I'm not mentioning his name. He didn't do it to be recognized,
 it was just something he wanted to do.
There Really are Caring People out there.

 Thank You all so much for being on my sites & making me smile. Wishing you all a Wonderful  & Safe Holiday Season. My Christmas wish is - If you decide to drink that you will take turns being a designated driver with all the festive events your invited to.Your Life & the other family's on the road is Important. Your Loved ones want you all around for a long time.

                                                     Love, Hugs & God Bless you all

                                          Remember Jesus is The Reason For this Season.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Vista Print Dicount

Friends Help Friends Save Enjoy this great deal – compliments of your friend!
Vista Print is a great Place to shop on line for your
business cards, brochures & advertising material,etc.  
Here is the link to receive a dicount:




Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sale on ALL Our Flowers & Bouquets

Our Flowers are Delivered

Fresh from the Farm ~

ChristmasWinterMake Someone SmileBirthday
Last minute? No Problem! Order flowers online today!

Save 10% off
Christmas Flowers & Bouquets!
 Buy Now & Save Money
Use Discount Coupon Code
 at Checkout: flo10

**EXPIRES   12/31
11:30am est  

**Submit Fundraiser Name: Help Heal Thomas
Your purchase will contribute towards the fundraiser 
 Phone: 1-866-465-4505
Mindy Maher

Monday, December 19, 2011

December Drawing ~ Win a Beautiful Gift Basket (Value up to $100.00)

   Entry For Drawing ends: December 31st, 2011

La Bella Baskets & Flowers ® will be selecting one Winner at Random to Receive a
Custom Gift Basket of  Your Choice.

This gift is valued up to $100  and our way of saying,
"Thank You for being my guest!"
To win:
To enter to win you only need to email me from my "Contact" Button on my Facebook:
with the Subject Line:
First Name:
Last Name:
Email Address:
Phone Number to Contact You If You win:

*Your personal information is kept strictly confidential. We will never give, rent,
 sell or pass along this information to any third parties!

Winners first name, last initial and city, only will be posted
Winners will be notified via email and will have 10 days to choose their gift basket and
redeem their prize.

 *Contest open to US residents only.

Phone: 877-228-6435
NOTE: Signing up for this free drawing acknowledges your desire to receive occasional notifications of time-saving tips,
special offers and new products from your
La Bella Baskets Consultant.

Winner has a Choice of ONE gift valued no more than $100.00
including shipping

 A few of our 400 All Occassion  gift selections


Can't wait to see which gift the winner will choose!

Please Share & ReTweet!

To View Our All Occasion gifts & Flowers Visit:

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas Trees From Around The World

What's really interesting at the end is the real meaning of the 12 days of Christmas - I didn't know that...
Make sure you go all the way to the end of the pictures and information about Arlington Cemetery in the winter, before Christmas is beautiful!
Subject: Christmas Trees 'Round the World

The Capitol Christmas tree in Washington , D.C.
Decorated with 3,000 ornaments that are the handiwork of U.S. schoolchildren. Encircling evergreens in the 'Pathway of Peace' represent
 the 50 U.S. states.


The world's largest Christmas tree display rises up the slopes of Monte Ingino outside of Gubbio, in Italy 's Umbria region. Composed of about 500 lights connected by 40,000 feet of wire, the 'tree' is a modern marvel for an ancient city
A Christmas tree befitting Tokyo 's nighttime neon display is projected onto the exterior of the Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka.

Illuminating the Gothic facades of Prague's Old Town Square, and casting its glow over the manger display of the famous Christmas market, is a grand tree cut in the Sumava mountains in the
Southern Czech Republic.

Venice 's Murano Island renowned throughout the world for its quality glasswork is home to the tallest glass tree in the world. Sculpted by master glass blower Simone Cenedese, the artistic Christmas tree is a modern reflection of the holiday season.

Moscow celebrates Christmas according to the Russian Orthodox calendar on Jan. 7. For weeks beforehand, the city is alive with festivities in anticipation of Father Frost's arrival on his magical troika with the Snow Maiden. He and his helper deliver gifts under the New Year tree, or yolka, which is traditionally a fir.


The largest Christmas tree in Europe (more than 230 feet tall) can be found in the Pra-a do Com-rcio in Lisbon , Portugal . Thousands of lights adorn the tree, adding to the special enchantment of
the city during the holiday season.


'Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree': Even in its humblest attire, aglow beside a tiny chapel in Germany 's Karwendel mountains, a Christmas tree is a wondrous sight.


Ooh la la Galeries Lafayette! In Paris , even the Christmas trees are chic. With its monumental, baroque dome, plus 10 stories of lights and high fashion, it's no surprise this show-stopping department store draws more visitors than the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower


In addition to the Vatican 's heavenly evergreen, St. Peter's Square in Rome hosts a larger-than-life nativity scene in front of the obelisk.


The Christmas tree that greets revelers at the Puerta del Sol is dressed for a party. Madrid 's two-week celebration makes millionaires along with merrymakers. On Dec. 22, a lucky citizen will win El Gordo (the fat one), the world's biggest lottery.


A token of gratitude for Britain 's aid during World War II, the Christmas tree in London 's Trafalgar Square has been the annual gift of the people of Norway since 1947.


Drink a glass of gluhwein from the holiday market at the Romer, Frankfurt 's city hall since 1405 and enjoy a taste of Christmas past.

Against a backdrop of tall, shadowy firs, a rainbow trio of Christmas trees lights up the night
 (location unknown)
There is one Christmas Carol that has always baffled me. What in the world do leaping lords, French hens, swimming swans, and especially the partridge who won't come out of the pear tree
have to do with Christmas?
This week, I found out.
From 1558 until 1829, Roman Catholics in England were not permitted to practice their faith openly. Someone during that era wrote this carol as a catechism song for young Catholics. It has two levels of meaning: the surface meaning plus a hidden meaning known only to members of their church. Each element in the carol has a code word for a religious reality which the children could remember.
-The partridge in a pear tree was Jesus Christ.
-Two turtle doves were the Old and New Testaments.
-Three French hens stood for faith, hope and love.-
-The four calling birds were the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke & John.
-The five golden rings recalled the Torah or Law, the first five books of the Old Testament.
-The six geese a-laying stood for the six days of creation.
-Seven swans a-swimming represented the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit--Prophesy, Serving, Teaching,Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership, and Mercy.
-The eight maids a-milking were the eight beatitudes.
-Nine ladies dancing were the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit--Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness,Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control.
-The ten lords a-leaping were the ten commandments.
-The eleven pipers piping stood for the eleven faithful disciples.
-The twelve drummers drumming symbolized the twelve points of belief in the Apostles' Creed.
I wonder why the press hasn't enlightened the public about it??
Arlington National Cemetery


Rest easy, sleep well my brothers.
           Know the line has held, your job is done.
Rest easy, sleep well.
          Others have taken up where you fell, the line has held.
          Peace, peace, and farewell...


Readers may be interested to know that these wreaths -- some 5,000 -- are donated by the Worcester Wreath Co. of Harrington, Maine . The owner, Merrill Worcester, not only provides the wreaths, but covers the trucking expense as well. He's done this since 1992. A wonderful guy. Also, most years, groups of Maine school kids combine an educational trip to DC with this event to help out. Making this even more remarkable is the fact that Harrington is in one of the poorest parts of the state.
Please share this. Learning about a good person, who does something
 kind in our world is always nice to hear about. ~
So there is your history for today. This knowledge was shared with me and I found it interesting and enlightening and now I know how that strange song became a Christmas pass it on if you wish.'

Merry Christmas Everyone