Top 6 Tips for Sending Just Because Flowers December 3, 2018 08:03
What better way to show that you're thinking of someone than by sending flowers for no particular reason at all? They're the flowers that aren't prompted by an anniversary. You're not sending a bouquet of roses because Valentine's Day is here. And they're not to wish someone a happy birthday either. You're sending flowers for the simple reason that it's a lovely thing to do.
Why wait for a special occasion to show someone how special they are to you? Put a smile on your loved one's face by sending them 'just because flowers'!
But, before you do, keep the following tips in mind to make sure that your flowers are the perfect 'just because' gift.
1. Make Sure They Really Are 'Just Because'
It might not be your partner's birthday or any other special occasion. But, before you send flowers 'just because', ask yourself what your motives are for sending them.
You shouldn't send flowers with a hidden agenda. If you feel guilty for cheating or hurting someone then flowers might help the situation. But, it is usually better to talk things through and to offer a more genuine heartfelt apology before your loved one is ready to accept flowers from you.
The act of sending flowers just because is meant to focus on how happy they will make the recipient feel. Whether it's because they're going through a tough time, or just because they love flowers, the gesture should come from a place of love.
2. Select the Right Flowers
Before you send your 'just because' bunch of flowers, consider the relationship you have with the recipient. What do they mean to you and what message do you want to send them by giving them flowers?
All flowers have different meanings and represent specific messages and occasions. An obvious one is the red rose, which is widely considered a symbol of romance. While it would be perfect to send red roses to your partner, they might not be appropriate for a married work colleague or your mother-in-law.
A good way to select the right flowers is to think about the recipient's personality and choose a flower accordingly. For example, freesias symbolize friendship and thoughtfulness, while protea represent transformation and courage.
3. Choose the Color Carefully
As well as choosing the right flowers, you also need to choose the right color. Some people can be particular about colors, and flowers are no exception.
Choosing flowers in a color they don't like might make your loved one think that you don't know them as well as they thought. Or, you might mistakenly choose a color that clashes with their interior decor.
If you know they love a particular color then that's a good start. And if you know they love a certain kind of flower in a particular color, such as pink peonies, even better.
If you're not sure about their preferences, white flowers are a safe choice. And white works well whether they're flowers for him or flowers for her. But, if you do go for white, avoid sending white lilies as these are usually associated with funerals.
4. Include a Special Note
When you send flowers just because, remember to let the recipient know who sent them with a special note.
Whether you order online or head down to your florist's shop to pick out a bouquet, you'll be able to add a personal message along with your flowers. Make sure that you address the recipient in your note, include a special heartfelt message, and then write your name at the bottom.
If you're at a loss for what to write, think about the recipient and what they mean to you. Have they been going through a tough time? Tell them that you're thinking of them and that you hope the flowers brighten up their day. Or are the flowers your way of showing someone you love them? If so, a simple, 'just because I love you' will go a long way.
5. Consider Where to Send Them
Sending flowers to your special someone's workplace is often convenient, and it's a great way to show them you're thinking of them.
But, you should bear in mind that it might embarrass them to receive a gift in front of their colleagues. He or she will likely be the center of attention for a good part of the day, especially if the flowers they receive are 'just because'.
Knowing the recipient, does that sound like something they would enjoy? Or would they feel awkward having people at their place of work know their private business?
Always consider who you're sending flowers to and what their reaction might be. And if you're not sure, arrange for the flowers to be delivered to the recipient's home after work.
6. Don't Expect Feedback
Your florist will confirm that your flowers have been successfully delivered, usually by email or SMS.
But, you shouldn't then call the recipient to find out their reaction. This will seem like you're expecting a pat on the back. Or, worse still, it might appear as though you sent flowers because you want something in return.
Your note will let the recipient know that you're the one who sent them flowers. Wait for them to call you to let you know their reaction.
Make Someone's Day By Sending Just Because Flowers
Whatever the non-occasion is, sending just because flowers is a unique and caring way to show your special someone that you're thinking of them.
So, don't wait for a birthday or anniversary to show you care. Instead, make an ordinary day special by sending flowers 'just because'. You might even inspire others to start doing the same. After all, we could certainly do with a lot more random acts of kindness in the world!
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