Why You Should Send Flower Bouquets on Special Occasions
“Flowers don’t worry about how they’re going to bloom. They open up and turn toward the light, and that makes them beautiful.” —Jim Carrey
Flowers are one of Mother Nature’s best creations. Not only are they attractive, but they smell good too (well, most of them, anyway). Although they wither and may seem insignificant in the grand scheme of things, we can’t deny that receiving them feels great. Imagine receiving a fresh bouquet from a loved one—pretty sweet, right?
Bouquets are especially perfect on special occasions. While getting them feels great, some of us may wonder: why do people send them anyway? What do flowers have that make them unique?
Flowers are popular special occasion gifts for plenty of reasons. Let’s see why they’re still a hit among many.
9 Reasons To Give Flowers on Special Occasions
Photo by Niklas Ohlrogge on Unsplash
- They’re easy to get
Need a last-minute gift for someone special? A fresh bouquet is just one shop away.
One of the reasons flowers make for great gifts is that they’re practical and convenient. Almost every city has a flower shop ready for customers. Nowadays, they offer delivery services too; if you don’t have the time to go to stores, call their hotline or send a message on their platforms, and they’ll be happy to help.
Flower shops have also entered the world of e-commerce. Got a long-distance loved one? No problem! Just order a bouquet online and make arrangements, and they’ll do the delivery for you.
- Make a strong impression
Say you fancy someone at the moment. Do you want to make a move but you don’t know how to do it? Give that person a hint by sending flowers to the current apple of your eye. You can even add a little note card with a short message to make it sweeter.
Picking a bouquet for this one can be a little tricky. Want something bold? Go for red flowers like roses! Don’t want to come on too strong? Give pink flowers to the lucky girl (or guy, if you’re brave enough). They’re not as strong as roses, but they’re still romantic and beautiful nonetheless.
- Say sorry about something
Every relationship has rough patches. Unfortunately, some of those patches come from or result in ugly fights.
Apologies after big fights can be hard to give. Even words like “I’m sorry” aren’t enough sometimes. So, how do you apologize and make it up to someone after an upsetting argument?
As cliche as this is, actions do speak louder than words. Make your apologies mean something and break the tension between you and your partner by giving flowers. This tells your SO that you’ve realized your mistake(s), and you’re ready to make up for them. Make it extra genuine by including a heartfelt message.
Photo by Avrielle Suleiman on Unsplash
- Extend your sympathies
Loss is a painful human experience. Its inevitability doesn’t make it suck any less.
There aren’t enough words to express sympathy to a person who’s recently lost somebody in their life. Send your sincerest condolences by giving them flowers. It may not be enough to ease their grieving hearts, but it’s a thoughtful gesture that shows you’re looking out for them.
Sympathy bouquets require specific flowers to get it right. For this type, carnations are your safest bet. You can go for the popular red variety or buy a lighter color like white—especially if your loved one is mourning for a young life.
- Celebrate someone’s victories
One great thing about flowers is that they suit many occasions—even the most minor victories. Regardless if it’s a promotion or hitting a target goal, personal accomplishments deserve celebrations. Life’s too short not to have them, right?
Share your excitement by sending a bouquet! Congratulatory flowers vary, so there’s plenty of options for you to choose from. Give your friend yellow roses—a classic friendship symbol—if they’ve hit a life milestone. Go for irises for your pregnant friends since they represent admiration and hope. Once their kids are born, bring gerberas or lilies with you when you’re visiting them at hospitals.
- Give someone’s mood a boost
Sometimes, we can’t help but get caught up in our tiny bubbles. Some of us are married to our jobs, while others have personal matters to deal with.
The coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on everyone, even the toughest of souls. Staying indoors for over a year without physical contact with others is an anxiety-inducing experience that leaves heavy feelings. How does one grapple with this?
Lift a friend or a family member’s mood by sending over some flowers even while in quarantine.
While this isn’t a new idea, it’s a thoughtful one nonetheless. Think of them as a socially distanced hug from you and Mother Nature. They’ll undoubtedly bring a smile to someone’s face as soon as they land on their doorsteps.
Photo by Avrielle Suleiman on Unsplash
- Spread kindness through surprises
Being kind doesn’t require grand gestures, nor does it need to be on special occasions. Kindness is a daily practice that only needs simple acts to pull off.
Spread good vibes and surprise loved ones through flowers! Nothing’s more unexpected yet pleasantly welcome than getting bouquets from friends or family out of the blue. Make your treat extra special and personal by picking their favorite flowers. This gesture can also earn you some brownie points—something beneficial, especially in sticky situations.
- Make holidays happier
Even the silliest of holidays (hello, National Short Girl Appreciation Day) have something to celebrate. Get your calendars ready and mark dates—big or small—for your visits to flower shops. Pick holiday-appropriate flowers (poinsettias, lilies, etc.) to add to the festive and celebratory mood.
- Say what you can’t say
Earlier, we’ve mentioned actions being louder than words. If you have something you want to get out of your chest, let it all out through a beautiful bouquet. Flowers convey emotions in a way that words can’t, so go ahead and send them! Drive your point across by sneaking a little note in.
Flower giving is a subtle yet powerful gesture that touches anyone’s heart. Get on people’s good sides by gifting them a lovely bouquet and make their day!