Fresh-cut flowers can serve as a meaningful gift for almost any occasion. When giving flowers, it’s important to choose a variety that sends a particular message or plays to the sensibilities of the person who’s receiving them. Once you've got your flowers picked out and packaged safely, send them through a delivery service or hand them to your recipient in person to let them know you’re thinking of them throughout all of life’s ups and downs.
1.- Choose flowers that convey a certain message. Red roses, for example, are a universal symbol of love and adoration. Similarly, geraniums and daffodils serve as a token of honor and friendship. Purple hyacinths and yellow carnations, on the other hand, can be used to console or extend sympathy for a difficult loss.
Traditionally, different colors of flowers were said to express different emotions. Red flowers signified passionate love, for instance, while white blossoms represented beauty and pink promised remembrance.
The magic of the gift of flowers lies not just in the act of giving but in the type of flowers given.
2.- Put together an arrangement in your recipient’s favorite colors. If you know the person has a preference for certain colors, narrow down your search to flowers that display those hues. You have a wide array of colors to choose from—between annual and perennial species, you can find flowers that are red, yellow, blue, purple, pink, white, and practically everything in between.
Some flowers even showcase multiple shades, such as wand flower, walking iris, and harlequin blue flag.
If you don’t know your recipient’s favorite color, it’s usually best to go with a safe choice like red, pink, or white.
Wrap loose bouquets in plastic. Lay your flowers diagonally across a sheet of plastic and fold the corners together to form a cone shape. Use tape to secure the loose edge. Once the flowers are inside, reposition them gently by hand until they look just right. Bundling flowers in plastic is a simple yet charming way to keep them together until you give them to their recipient.
You can also use heavy wrapping paper if you don’t have a suitable piece of plastic lying around.
Never package flowers in a box, if you have a choice. Not only does this leave them more vulnerable to damage, it also prevents light from reaching them, causing them to wilt prematurely.
4.- Attach a personalized card. Write out a short message by hand and place it in a miniature envelope. Slip the envelope into the plastic cone the flowers are wrapped in, or tape it to the side of the vase if you decide to use a more formal container. This isn’t a required step, but it can make a nice touch, especially if you’re close with the person you’re giving the flowers to.
Use your card to express your feelings toward your recipient or explain why you chose the flowers you did.
Many flower shops, such as us here at Bloom Floral, will include a custom message by request with the purchase of a bouquet.
AND FINALLY....when you are ready to send the flowers, you can either:
a.- Pick flowers up at Bloom Floral, your local chicago florist, and Hand the flowers to the recipient in person. This is the most personal way to give the gift of flowers. Simply walk up to your recipient, hold out a bunch of beautiful flowers you picked out with them in mind, and watch their face light up.
If you want to surprise your recipient, try hiding the flowers behind your back.
b.- Send the flowers by way of a delivery service. Run a quick search online to track down a business that delivers to your area. Bloom Floral is your Local Chicago Florist offering same day delivery. Browse our selection of premade arrangements, or piece together your own individually. Then, just provide an address and any other specific instructions for delivery and we willl take care of the rest.
Having flowers delivered can be useful when you’re trying to surprise the recipient, or you’re not able to get your gift to them yourself.
whichever the case, Bloom Floral, your Local Chicago Florist offering beautiful flowers & same day delivery, can help you out!