Flowers have been present all throughout human history as a gift between friends and loved ones, muses for artists of various mediums, and decorative ornaments for homes and celebration venues. From first dates to birthdays to funeral tributes, flowers have been a customary present to give to your loved ones. The industry of floristry has continuously evolved through time to adapt to the changing needs of their customers, whether it’s a Valentine’s Day surprise, bouquets for the bride and her bridesmaids or even to congratulate new parents on their baby.
In this blog post, we talk about the different occasions where people usually give gifts to their loved ones and significant others. Then, we look at the specific flowers usually used for each event and what kinds of flowers and greens go well with the typical arrangements. From anniversaries, birthdays, get well soon baskets, to sympathy bouquets for a friend in grief, we give you this handy guide to the best flowers to give in these occasions. Here is a Top 8 list of occasions for flower giving with the most popular flowers and arrangements used.
Whilst the flowers listed are perfect as floral gifts, they are also great to grow in the garden. A beautifully landscaped garden with a patio area with seating is a great idea. Outdoor furniture should be waterproof and long lasting something like outdoor rattan garden furniture would be a great fit.
If you are interested in a formal course or want to get certified as an expert on everything related to the industry, we recommend looking into professional bodies and colleges in floristry such as the American Institute of Floral Designers of the AIFD, the Society of American Florists (www.safnow.org), the American Floral Endowment and other similar organizations offering programs specializing in floristry.
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Top 8 Occasions To Give Flowers
Just because you’ve been together for quite some time doesn’t mean you should let the spark die out. Surprise your significant other with a lovely bouquet of flowers on your anniversary! Of course, with every gift representing specific anniversary years, there are specific flowers associated with each milestone in your relationship. The usual red and pink roses can be your go-to but mix it in with these flowers for each year for a more personal touch to your better half.
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Bright colors and lively arrangements will do the trick, but make sure to add in a personal touch for your friend’s special day. It’s also common to add in flowers of the month, so make sure to ask your local florist about it. Yellows and oranges are great colors to go with any kind of flower – just avoid gifting yellow carnations.
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3rd: Date / Valentine’s Day
Some may say it’s a dying tradition, but most people know you still can’t go wrong with a bunch of beautiful flowers to charm your date. Besides, if you’re surprising your special someone on Valentine’s Day, it won’t be complete without a bouquet of long-stemmed roses (or whatever their favorite flowers are). The colors red, white, and yellow (except carnations) are perfect for Valentines’. For someone you’ve been seeing a while, you might want to look at orchids, tulips, or dandelions as a gentle reminder of your feelings for them without being too on the nose about it.
4th: Get Well Soon
Unexpected illnesses and emergencies that leave you bedridden can get miserable and dreadful for your loved one in pain, and flowers may help brighten their day and make their stay a little easier to bear. If they’re in the hospital, avoid fragrant flowers like the plague and go for brightly colored irises, tulips or gladioli, maybe even with a fruit basket to match. If they’re staying at home, vibrant house plants and marigolds can help remind them that this is temporary, and they’ve got support all around them.
For wakes and funeral services, it’s common to send over larger arrangements with a beautiful mix of flowers and greens. Give tribute to the deceased with utmost love and respect with chrysanthemums, lilies, and roses. Arrangements usually consist of white, blue, and green colors to represent peace and humility and can give comfort to your friends in a difficult time.
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Aside from the usual material gifts exchanged between friends and family members, researchers have observed that the holiday season is when flowers are most given out. During the Christmas season the poinsettia, amaryllis and hollies are incredibly popular gifts and decorative ornaments for the home. Paperwhites also make a lovely bouquet to give as these flowers represent cheer and best wishes as the year comes to an end and enters a new one.
7th: Mother’s Day
“Love your mother, as you will never get another one,” as they say, and what better way to show your love and appreciation to mother dearest than a bouquet of beautiful and fragrant flowers? If you’re not sure what her favorites are, you can’t go wrong with pink or red carnations and gerbera daisies. These flowers will help you express your gratitude and love for your mom while celebrating her on this special day.
8th: Thank You
Need a classy, sophisticated way to say thank you to a friend or colleague? Let them know how much you appreciate them with a custom-made bouquet of their favorite flowers. If you’re not sure what their favorites are and don’t want to spoil the surprise, carnations, lilies and daisies are great choices to let them know you’re thankful for them. Go for whites, pinks, and yellows to show your appreciation for them.
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Honorable Mention: Wedding
While people don’t usually give flowers to the newlywed couple (and it’s considered rude to do so), flowers are a definite staple for wedding celebrations, from the bride’s bouquet to the table centerpieces at the reception. Flowers for grand occasions like these depend a lot on the couple’s chosen theme and motif, but it never hurts to mix in seasonal flowers to keep your arrangements looking fresh and beautiful. For example, light colors and intricate designs work best for the springtime while deep tones and textured (lots of foliage) arrangements blend in with the fall season.