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Advice for Sending Flowers

By Simon Crowther @prestigeflower

Advice for sending flowers

Some people seem to have a knack for picking the perfect gifts no matter the occasion or recipient. There are many people, however, who struggle to find the right gift. Especially when shopping for somebody who seems to have everything they could ever want or need. It's not always easy to find a gift that will suit everyone and every occasion. The good news is that there is one gift that will always be received with a smile - fresh flowers! A fresh flower delivery can be sent for birthdays, anniversaries, congratulations, and even sad occasions like funerals. The key is to make sure that you choose the appropriate bouquet for the occasion and one that reflects how you feel about the recipient.

The best thing to do when shopping for flowers is to make sure that you do not wait until the last minute. Shopping ahead of time and scheduling the flower delivery will make your life that much easier and less stressful. Before certain occasions like Christmas, Mother's Day, and Valentine's Day, florists tend to receive an abundance of orders. Which is all the more reason to get yours in early to avoid disappointment! Of course, if the event is unexpected (such as the unfortunate passing of a loved one), last minute flower shopping is perfectly acceptable.

According to several studies conducted over the years, when somebody receives a fresh flower delivery, it gives them a wonderful emotional boost. It's a sure way of cheering them up and making their day. This is why the appearance of the bouquet is always so important. When you look at the arrangement, consider how it makes you feel and the emotions it brings to the surface. Brighter colours are often sent when celebrating a happy occasion while reds and pinks express love.

If you want to surprise somebody special by sending them an unexpected gift, then flowers are certainly the way to go. When you send flowers just because, it has an even greater effect on the recipient's mood because of that element of surprise. Sometimes, waiting for a special occasion just won't do and you may wish to offer your loved one or spouse some support. This is the perfect time to send flowers.

No matter the recipient or the occasion, it's always important to add that personal touch. Many florists offer extra gifts like champagne, chocolates, balloons, and stuffed animals. Your florist will also include a card with the flower delivery so it's up to you to write a special message! It's your words that will have the greatest impact so make sure that you take the time to plan this message carefully. It's also a good idea to consider alternative options such as potted plants or silk flowers if you want a gift that will last longer than a few weeks.

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