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Flowers the Evergreen Gift

Couple with FlowersFlowers were around way before Amazon!  They have been given as gifts since time immemorial.  They symbolize love as in the rose on Valentine's Day and White Easter Lilies symbolizing resurrection and hope.  A bouquet or basket of flowers can be given as a gift or with a gift.  Though they are usually given to women for Mothers Day, Valentines Day or Anniversaries they are also given on symbolic holidays like Christmas and Easter.

This gift can brighten the home.  I remember back in February my husband surprised me with flowers for Valentine's Day that were delivered 3 days in a row.  If you can believe it the warehouse store Costco had come up with this promotion.  I didn't even know that they did that and the flowers were of very good quality.  Having all of these bouquets around the house really brightened it up in the middle of winter.  It really demonstrated what a nice house warming gift flowers can be.

Nowadays you can deliver flowers to just about anyone around the world.  You need to make sure you do your research because not all companies deliver to all locations so if your loved one lives outside of the US (even Puerto Rico) you may need to go outside of the most popular flower delivery sites.  You also need to assess whether you can get them delivered in time.  If you need same day delivery your options may be further limited though some online vendors have same day delivery.

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Flowers can be given for a truly wide range of occasions.  Here are just the ones I can think of off the top of my head, I am sure there are many more:

  • Housewarming
  • Mother's Day
  • Wedding Anniversary
  • Valentines Day
  • Get Well
  • New Baby
  • New Job
  • Christmas
  • Easter
  • Birthday
  • Thank You
  • Father's Day (maybe plants instead)

Some other things to consider when ordering or buying flowers is the selection of the arrangement which may or may not include vases.  I am lucky enough to have received many bouquets over the years and I have at least 10 nice vases on hand.  You may be able to save money by ordering arrangements without the vases.

roses as a giftKeep in mind that flowers can be expensive.  The good stores both online and offer will provide you with choices for a range of bouquets.  Even if you are overwhelmed by the choices you can choose to buy a gift card from your preferred flower store.  Some of the more popular online flower vendors even allow you to send customized personalized gift cards.

If you want to go above and beyond you can even look up the meaning of flowers so that you can choose those that are truly appropriate for the occasion. 

Flowers are truly the evergreen gift.

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