Tis the Season for Giving…Flowers

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Are you racing around trying to buy holiday gifts for everyone on your list? Getting gifts out to everyone, near or far, doesn’t have to be difficult. Instead of running in and out of every store in town make one stop at your local flower shop or a couple clicks on an online flower site and send flower arrangements to those hard to shop for folk. Winter is the number 1 flower-buying season and there’s a reason for that, plants and flowers make great gifts. Here are some great gift ideas:

Are you racing around trying to buy holiday gifts for everyone on your list? Getting gifts out to everyone, near or far, doesn’t have to be difficult. Instead of running in and out of every store in town make one stop at your local flower shop or a couple clicks on an online flower site and send flower arrangements to those hard to shop for folk. Winter is the number 1 flower-buying season and there’s a reason for that, plants and flowers make great gifts. Here are some great gift ideas:

Look for arrangements using poinsettias and amaryllis (flowers of the season) Think wreaths—they make beautiful door hangings and can also be used as centerpieces Ask your florist to incorporate pieces of evergreen into the arrangement for a real holiday feel Find arrangements with candles, fruit, and ornaments used as focal points Anything that is deep purple or red, these are great winter season colors

Tip: Pass on Grocery Store Flowers

Why order flowers online or buy them from a florist when you can get them for much cheaper at you local grocery store, right? Wrong! A real florist has the knowledge and experience to order merchandise of the highest quality. They know the best wholesalers from which to purchase flowers as well as the proper steps that need to be taken to ensure the quality of the products when they arrive.

Typically grocery stores to don’t hire qualified florists to work in their floral departments, instead they designate an employee to work there. Chances are that these individuals won’t know what steps to take to ensure the quality of the flowers received. In addition, unlike qualified florists, they won’t be able to identify and types of diseases or fungus on the plants.

*While it’s true that you may save some cash buying flowers from your grocery store, you’ll get what you pay for—less quality.

Tip: Boost Productivity with Flowers

If you have the urge to send flower arrangements to that special someone’s place of business, don’t hold back. Did you know that the existence of flowers and plants in a work environment have been proven to increase productivity? Research was conducted at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas that showed an increase in idea generation and creative performances as well as a substantial improvement in problem-solving skills in areas containing plants and flowers.

  • Bosses, try sending plants and flowers to employees in your office environment. Your employees will feel special, the office will look great, and productivity will be on the rise.

Tip: Do It "Just Because"

Spring is in the air; the birds are singing and the flowers are in full bloom. It’s beautiful outside so why not do something beautiful for someone that you care about? The best reason to send flowers is “just because” so why not send a little of that sunshine that you’re feeling someone else’s way?!

In addition, polls have proven that 83% of women enjoy flowers more if they are a complete surprise. So, you’re sold on the idea of sending flowers, now how do you choose which kind to order? Steer clear of the stereotypical, like roses, and embrace the season. Spring is busting with vivid colors and some spring flowers that celebrate them include daffodils, tulips, and hyacinth.

Tip: Make That Arrangement Special

If you’re going to send flowers don’t go for the stereotypical route, be original. There are countless flowers out there so submerge yourself in the possibilities. Making flower arrangements is an art and a talented florist can create a magnificent magnum opus for any occasion or event.

A lot of florists have websites where they display samples of arrangements they can and have produced. But why order one of these when you can have something truly unique created just for you? Get something truly special by asking the florist to incorporate any “specialty” flowers that he may currently have in stock. Remember that you florist is a professional and knows what he’s doing—trust him.

For more tips and help on how to send flowers, find a local florist, related flower delivery services as well as specialty flower shops, see:

http://www.florist-directory.net

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