Flowers are an appropriate gift for many situations in the United States, and from sympathy flowers to holiday flowers, a flower delivery can be a perfect way to express an emotion. We use to flowers to express sympathy, we use flowers to express love. We can even use flowers just to say “I’m thinking about you.” While there are a million occasions where sending flowers is appropriate, there are truly very few occasions when it is not. However, it is important to choose the right kind of flower for a bouquet, depending on the time of year as well as the occasion. Flowers can mean many different things, and different flowers can express different feelings and emotions.
Everybody loves to get flowers. In fact, four out of every five people in the United States says that they feel happy when they get flowers from someone. Nearly 90% of people in the United States said giving flowers to someone else made them even happier. An astonishing 70% of Americans said that just the presence of flowers, their smell as well as their appearance, can help to boost their overall mood and a similar number said that they felt special when they received a floral bouquet, be it for a special occasion or not.
Sympathy flowers are the ideal gift when someone has suffered a loss. Sympathy flowers can be sent directly to a funeral, and its presence can help to brighten a solemn occasion, as well as the usually drab interior of most funeral homes. Sympathy flowers can also be sent directly to someone’s home, and can be a surprise that brightens their day in a dark period of their lives. Though sympathy flowers certainly cannot fix the pain of the loss that has been suffered, they can certainly help to ease some of the burden of it, at least temporarily.
Valentine’s Day is another common occasion to give flowers, and certainly a much happier one. On Valentine’s Day, flowers are commonly given to express love, but they can also be a suitable gift in a very close friendship. Many people often send themselves flowers on Valentine’s Day as well, as it’s a great way to show love for oneself. In fact, nearly 25% of all adults in the United States purchased some kind of floral arrangement on Valentine’s Day, and of that number, around 36% of people purchasing flowers were women, as men like to receive flowers as well, especially on Valentine’s Day.
No matter what you choose to give flowers for, they are almost always an appropriate gift. Flowers can be the ideal way to express deep emotion, from sympathy to love, and they are sure to brighten the day of whoever you gift them to.