What better way to kick-start your new year than by celebrating friends and family! Spread kindness and show those around you how much you care. Take a look at these five unique holidays and opportunities to send flowers and celebrate this month!
We all have people in our lives that are difficult to shop for. Whether it’s your mother, dad, step-mother, step-dad, mother-in-law or grandmother, finding a unique present they’re going to actually appreciate is stressful. Instead of spending hours walking around the mall looking at every possible store, shop online for a beautiful gift that shows how much you care.
Pumpkin patches, the smell of freshly baked goods, fall leaves covering the yard and cooler air are all signs that Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Thanksgiving is a time to remind us of the ways we are fortunate. We gather with our friends and family members to enjoy each other’s company and delight in sharing a meal. As we spend time together and remember our roots, it’s a time to be grateful.
Refine the Mind states it this way, “We need often to reflect fondly upon the women and men who have died for our freedom, the loved ones who have sacrificed for our opportunity, the people we’re lucky to call our friends, and the qualities and quirks that make each of us, well, us.”
Three little words hold so much meaning in a relationship. Being in love is a whirlwind journey full of challenges, adventures and happiness. Through every stage in a relationship, “I love you” holds different meanings. To a couple that is battling sickness it could mean, “I’m here for you.” To a newly engaged couple it could mean, “I’m excited about our future.” Every underlying meaning is special and unique to the couple in love.
November is about spending time with family and expressing our gratitude. From Veterans Day to Thanksgiving, this month is packed with reasons to spread love and kindness.
1) Forget-Me-Not Day – November 10th
Do you have friends or family members in your life that you haven’t kept in close touch with? Remember the important people in your life and remind them that you care. A trip across the country isn’t always possible, but sending your love always is! A surprise flower arrangement will warm their heart and make them feel special.
Costume shops are bustling with kids picking out their favorite characters and candy aisles in grocery stores are filled to the brim! Halloween is right around the corner and everyone is getting ready to have some fun. Add some extra excitement to your holiday by sending a scare to a friend with a fun flower arrangement!
Below are some of our favorite Halloween and fall-themed arrangements this year. Pick out your favorite flowers and then think about what card message you want included. Here are some fun messages that florists have seen in the past! Get creative and see what you can come up with!
Halloween Card Messages
“If you are reading this then you are blissfully unaware of what is creeping up behind you.”
“When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, may luck be yours on Halloween.”
“This is no Trick just a Treat for a special someone. Happy Halloween.”
“Have a spooooktacular Halloween!”
“Eat, drink, and be scary!”
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself… And spiders.”
“Some bootiful blooms to say Happy Halloween!”
Don’t be afraid… Call your local florist to order a fun arrangement today!
Do you believe in scientific data? If you do, we have a strong case for why you should send flowers today!
Surprising information about giving flowers was found by IPOS-Insight FloralTrends Consumer Tracking Study. These facts show what a powerful impact sending flowers makes on the receiver and the giver.
2. 86% of survey respondents say receiving flowers makes them feel special.
3. 88% of survey respondents say a gift of flowers changes their mood for the better.
4. 89% of survey respondents believe the giver is sophisticated.
5. 83% of survey respondents say they like to receive flowers unexpectedly.
6. 92% of women survey respondents remember the last time they received flowers.
As you can see, people truly love receiving flowers! Even the sender of flowers is seen in a new, positive light. Today is your chance to make someone feel special and change their mood for the better. Maybe you should send flowers to someone who has a poor opinion of you or to someone you are trying to impress. There are plenty of reasons to send flowers today!
Find a florist near you and make someone’s day!
Did you know that Boss’s Day is only five days away? On this coming Monday CEO’s and executives desk’s all across the country will be filled with gifts of appreciation. Don’t forget to show your thankfulness for your boss with an exceptional gift! Here are some of our favorite flower arrangements that are guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.
Ordering a flower arrangement from your local florist takes the hassle and stress out of searching for a gift. The flowers only take a minute to order and they are delivered right to your boss’s desk! It can’t get anymore convenient than that!
What flowers do you choose?
Now all you have to do is pick out an arrangement. Traditional flowers are always a safe bet. For example this fall-themed arrangement with lilies, sunflowers and roses would be an excellent choice. Ask some of your co-workers if they want to purchase the arrangement together to split the cost.
If you have a close relationship with your boss and happen to know his or her favorite color or birthday, think about ordering a more personalized arrangement. If your boss’s birthday is in November you could order an arrangement with the November birth month flower, chrysanthemum. If your boss loves the color pink, ask your local florist to only include beautiful pink blooms. You could even add a box of chocolates to sweeten the surprise!
Thanking your boss on this holiday is a great way to strengthen your relationship. Everyone loves to receive positive affirmation and to hear that they are doing a good job. Include a simple card message with your flowers that says, “Thank you for being a great boss!” If you have specific examples of a time when your boss was kind or fair, include that in your card message as well.
A high-quality boss deserves a high-quality gift! Find a florist near you today to order some beautiful flowers for your boss!
There is a special holiday coming up in 5 days that many people are curious to know the history behind. Sweetest Day is always celebrated on the third Saturday in October and has grown in popularity over the last few years. Keep reading to find out what this holiday is about, how it got started, and how you can celebrate!
Hallmark is known for their greeting cards sold in stores all across the United States. Here is what they record as the interesting history behind Sweetest Day.
Legend has it that Sweetest Day was established around 1922 by Herbert Birch Kingston, a Cleveland, Ohio, candy company employee who wanted to bring happiness to the lives of those who often were forgotten. Kingston and others distributed candy and small gifts to orphans, people confined to their homes and others to show them that someone cared.
In the early 1930s, movie stars got into the act. Ann Pennington distributed candy to 2,200 Cleveland newspaper boys, and Theda Bara gave candy to theater-goers and patients in Cleveland hospitals.
This holiday continues to grow in popularity and has spread all over the United States. Today it is mostly celebrated between significant others. Romantic gestures of love and gratitude are displayed through cards, flowers, and candy. Hallmark states that 80 percent of their Sweetest Day cards have a “love” or “romance” theme.
Do you have someone in your life that you want to celebrate this Sweetest Day? This year the holiday is on October 15th, so you still have time to order the perfect flower arrangement! Your significant other will be so happy knowing that you thought of them on this special day.
Find a florist near you to order some beautiful flowers today!
Research has proven that giving makes us happier than receiving. So why don’t we give gifts more? One reason is because we simply don’t know what to get. Walking through the mall for hours looking for the perfect gift typically leads to disappointment. Avoid the wasted hours and effort with the gift of flowers! As we enter into a new month we have many opportunities to experience the happiness that comes with giving a gift, and flowers never disappoint!
This day serves as a reminder of the importance of kindness. We all know people that are facing tough situations or going through challenging times. This day gives us the chance to do something nice for them. Send flowers for encouragement as your nice gesture. Use the hashtag #DoSomethingNice and share what you did on social media. You will feel happy knowing that your act of kindness left a lasting positive impact.