Each month of the modern calendar year is filled with a plethora of gift-giving opportunities. Some of these are traditional holidays; others are once-in-a-lifetime occurrences. Each has a special significance for the person celebrating, and each is celebrated in a different way. From birthdays and anniversaries to retirements and recognitions, events abound where a gift of flowers is the perfect answer to the age-old question, What can I give to the person who already has it all?
The opportunity to send a bouquet can come about so frequently and many may be random, but some opportunities should be scheduled like clockwork. Every mother loves the excitement of having a beautiful arrangement delivered to her doorstep on or before Mother’s day, letting her know she is appreciated and in the thoughts of her loved ones. And wives, girlfriends, or anyone you’re sweet on, will know they are a treasured part of your life when their special delivery arrives on Valentines day.
A floral arrangement can be used to celebrate just about any special occasion though, not just the holidays. Loved ones or a friend graduating high school, or college, or even a couple, celebrating their anniversary, all make excellent floral recipients. The celebration of the union of marriage makes for another, almost mandatory gifting of flowers. Alternatively, the time of grief and loss such as wakes and funerals, bring about the opportunity to brighten someones’ eyes with a living arrangement of color and aromatic delights.
Red roses are typically associated with love. Tulip arrangements remind of spring time. Lily of the valley and wreathe shaped arrangements are created for funerals. Carnations are often sprayed a green color to celebrate St. Patricks Day. Generally, people try to send flowers for others birthdays which correspond to favorite flowers the recipient may have expressed at one time or another.
As with other gifts that are perishable in nature, some gift-givers are reluctant to send flowers due to their limited life. Other naysayers maintain that floral gifts are geared only towards women, and that most men will not fully appreciate the gesture. There is also the possibility that a bouquet or arrangement can be damaged or spoiled during the delivery process. And although these arguments against flowers bring up valid points, many of these issues have been confronted by the floral industry in one way or another. Most floral companies guarantee the freshness of their flowers and the condition in which they arrive, and many offer masculine designs, including those with a sports theme.
In addition to sending flowers, there are new and creative other options these days to send for that special occasion. Chocolates are a thoughtful gift as well as teddy bears, pajamas, popcorn, balloons, candles, gift baskets and gift certificates. Let your imagine be your guide!
Ultimately, if you’ve got a message to convey, and want to make a lasting impact, then ordering a floral arrangement can be a convenient and timely way to get your message across. Just remember, that to be well received, a gift must not only be tailored to the recipient, but also tailored to the moment. Every occasion has the proper arrangement.