Best Gifts for Birthdays, Anniversaries, Congratulations or Any Reason At All

2016-05-25-BLOGB

We’ve established that flowers are the best gift for any occasion, literally any occasion. You name any occasion and reason and we can show you how flowers are appropriate for it. Weddings, bereavement, new baby, not feeling well, she broke a nail, bad hair day, the wind blew west? all reasons to send flowers. Send flowers to congratulate, communicate your sentiments, show empathy, say you care, say thank you, passive aggressively say I love you but I am too cool to say it out loud. Any reason. Any reason AT ALL! You know why? Because, as we have have said many maaaaaany times before, flowers have ability to communicate in the purest clearest way and  put a smile on a person’s face and inject some happiness in someone’s day. It’s been proven in science. Would we lie to you?

So now that we all agree that flowers are the right way to go for any reason, let’s take a look at what kind of flowers are best for each occasion. First options, of course, is knowing what flowers they person loves and sending a beautifully designed arrangement of those flowers. This says that you know the person, you pay attention and you want them to have what they like the most. This is especially important in a romantic situation; if it’s a spouse or someone you’ve known for a long long time, it says a lot when you remember the small details. But we can’t always know what the other person likes or we want to change it up a little, So here are the best options for the most popular occasions:

HW0_453980For Anniversary

This is a romantic time where you remember and celebrate your union and a special milestone. It’s a big deal and should be celebrated.  Traditionally, roses are the romantic go to. Specifically red roses. But there are other options. The colors of romance are shades of red, purple, pinks and gold. The deeper the color the better. They show the hot flaming smoldering passion you feel for the person. So, if you want to change it up from the red-hot roses we suggest an arrangement of various flowers in those colors. If you want to keep it in the rose family then we suggest changing the colors. You can combine the hot pinks with the red or even add some Stargazer lilies to the mix to give an extra pizzaz.

For BirthdayHW0_541837

You are celebrating the day this person graced the face of the earth. It is a special day and needs to be celebrated with tons of flair and sparkly happiness. and the flowers you send need to have a touch of party,  a burst fireworks, a dust of glitter and a whole lot of “yay it’s your day!” in it. You can achieve that by choosing an arrangement with starburst colors of sunny yellows, royal purples, sky blues, hot pinks and other vibrant colors that adds a big ol’ ! to the day. And as a finishing touch add a pretty festive mylar balloon that will in fact announce that it is the birthday of the best human on earth!

HW0_472870New Baby

If you know the gender you can choose a color scheme to fit; blue for a boy and pink for a girl. But that isn’t necessarily a must. remember, the people enjoying the flowers are the parents and the people who will file in to take a look at the baby’s rosy cheeks. So the choice of colors you can choose have no limits. Happy yellows, lavender greens are all great choices. incorporate pretty bows and fun little keepsake containers for the flowers add a plush soft and cuddly stuffed animal and bam you got yourself a lovely fun arrangement fit for the little prince or princes and the proud parents.

For BereavementHW0_372998

This is a sad occasion and traditionally the flowers sent are in soft pastels, whites and creams. However, we have to remember that is also the celebration of a life. You are permitted to include some vibrant colors. Flowers send for bereavement are either sent for the viewing/service or to the family’s home or workplace. When sending to the viewing and/or service your traditional options are easel sprays wreaths or funeral baskets. But you also have the options of choosing arrangements in an array of colors arranged in a vase or a beautiful wicker basket designed in a way that the family can take home if they choose to. we give you this option because some arrangements, when don by the right florist, are so beautiful that a lot of people want to have the in their home but don’t because they are not in a leak proof container. And how weird is it to take a funeral wreath home even if the flowers are stunning. Another option is a lush dish garden or floor plant. this is perfect because it is something the family can keep in memory of the departed.

HW0_400720For Get Well

This is not an occasion to use muted colors. this an occasion for you to send a vase of sunshine and make some one feel at least marginally better. So whites and creams with mousey yellows is not what you want to go for. You want popping colors that “I know you are feeling eeky for here something to make you perky” . Go nuts with the colors! Oranges, blues, purples. reds, pinks, lilies, sunflowers, spider mums, orchids, happy gerbera daisies are all great options. Remember you are trying to lift their spirits not bore them to death. They are sick in bed, no need to add more pain with boring flowers and colors.

 

Celebrating Life’s Milestones

Life has many different milestones.  Some are very personal, while others are seen as a rite of passage that almost everyone goes through.  No matter which type of milestone you’ve recently accomplished, it’s very important to celebrate them.  This gives us a sense of achievement and helps propel us on to reaching that next milestone.

Some milestones we achieve without really knowing it or remembering them.  These include things like our first steps and first word.  Thankfully, our parents almost always record these early milestones so we can look back on them later.

Learning to drive at sixteen is a large milestone for many people.  This rite of passage is one of the biggest signs that a teen is becoming an adult.  Registering to vote and then turning 21 are the other two major milestones that show a person is now ready to carry the responsibilities of an adult.

Graduation is another of life’s milestones.  Some schools have a number of different graduations: kindergarten, middle school, and high school.  Then there’s college graduation, and some people go into higher education programs and graduate again.  Graduations, especially high school and college, mark the ending of one chapter of our lives and the beginning of another.

The next milestone for many is to get married.  For some, women especially, their wedding is a huge event that they have been preparing for their entire life.  The dress, the cake, the decorations, the flowers…months are spent on ever little detail.  This achievement is shared with the entire family and many friends.  Of course, some people reach this milestone earlier in life than others, but that doesn’t really matter.  What matters is celebrating your commitment to someone you love.

Another major milestone for some people is having children.  The birth of a child, especially the first child, is a major life-changing event.  Your life will truly never be the same after having your first child.  While this milestone is celebrated at first with a baby shower, gifts, and flowers at the hospital, in a way you’ll celebrate it for the rest of your life.

Celebrating your anniversary, especially the first, tenth, twenty-fifth, and fiftieth, is a great milestone in your life.  Give your spouse a gift, go out to dinner, or spend the day doing something special for just the two of you.

There are many other personal milestones you might want to celebrate—getting a new job, getting a promotion, fulfilling one of your life-long goals—be sure to celebrate them in style.  Don’t let even the smallest milestone go by without at least acknowledging it in some way.

Celebrate your celebrations with flowers!

Anniversary Flowers
Birthday Flowers
New Baby Flowers
Wedding Flowers

Choosing Flowers for the Occasion and the Recipient

It’s easy to choose flowers for any occasion or recipient.   We’ll give you a few simple tips.

Let’s start with the happy occasions.  Anniversaries, romantic expressions, birthdays, new babies, thank yous and just sharing your deepest emotions are good opportunities to reach out and celebrate!  Flower arrangments with these flowers alone or in combination and are perfect:

  • Roses
  • Lilies
  • Hydrangea
  • Tulips
  • Irises
  • Delphiniums
  • Daisies

For more solemn occasions, such as the sad parting of a loved one, the same flowers will work, but in different types of arrangements and in soft colors like yellow, red, pink, and pastels.

To choose flowers for your recipient, we suggest these easy guidelines:

Younger Women

  • Tulips
  • Daisies
  • Smaller, relaxed arrangements such as Pink n Playful
  • Colorful Lilies and Roses

Older Women

  • More sophisticated flower arrangements with long stem roses and asiatic lilies
  • Bold arrangements with tropical flowers
  • Modern arrangements with simple lines such as Blossoms of Joy

For Men

  • Arrangements with bold flowers
  • Tropical flowers
  • Florist designed gift baskets (Ask your florist to create a custom basket!)

Keep in mind what you know about the recipient, the colors they enjoy, and their personalities, whether more playful or more serious.

Express your emotions!

 

Copyright 2010 MyFlorist

Top 10 Life Milestones to Celebrate

Milestones are markers along life’s road that show us we are on the right path. Celebrating is the passionate applause for reaching those milestones. As friends and family, we encourage and celebrate life passages and send cards, money, gifts, and even throw parties. Celebrating can be ceremonious or festive and flowers are usually part of the event, right along with food and fun!

1. Living Another YearBirthdays are celebrated because we want to acknowledge that we have lived another year. We mark the anniversary of the beginning of a life. We are joyous. We give gifts. We have cake and ice cream. And we blow out the candles and make a wish.

Flowers for Birthdays:
Birthday Fireworks – Colorful flowers with a Mylar balloon.

Birthday Flowers
2. GraduatingWhether it’s high school or college, graduating is earned by hard work. We honor those who strive to make the most of their lives through education and gifts are usually generous for the graduate! We send cards with money, flowers, and gifts from the heart, congratulating the graduate and letting them know we beleive in them.

Flowers for Graduates:
Cotton Candy – A fluffy cloud of pink and white flowers. A sweet gift.

Graduation Flowers
3. Starting a CareerWe know the difference between a job and a career. A job pays the bills. A career has opportunities, benefits, and an available path in which to grow. We tell everyone we know when we land a position that fits our interests and talents. The excitement of better pay and a bigger office is too much to keep to ourselves! And we are given applause. Cards. Flowers & gift baskets.

A Gift Basket for a New Career:
Gourmet Goodies – Have this delivered to the new office. Great for first days at work!

New Career Gift Basket
4. Getting MarriedSearching for true love is a romantic dream most of us share. Once we have found that special person we want to live our lives with, we celebrate in grand fashion. Planning a wedding can spiral out of control and deplete our bank accounts but they are often the celebrations of a lifetime. We want our wedding day to be perfect – surrounded by loved ones and friends in a beautiful setting with a meaningful ceremony. And in the background are flowers, making a glorious statement. That this is a big milestone!

Flowers for Weddings:

Wedding Flowers
5. Celebrating an AnniversaryMarriage is an investment we make in hopes of creating a life together that will last. We celebrate each anniversary with appreciation and, hopefully, growing love and respect. Most women appreciate a night out along with a gift and a classic bouquet of roses.

Flowers for Anniversaries:
Two Dozen Red Roses – Or choose roses in her favorite color!

Two Dozen Anniversay Roses
Two Dozen Anniversay Roses
6. Having a ChildBringing a child into the world is not only a milestone, but a miracle. We want to share gifts for the new arrival and the mother to celebrate, to prepare and to welcome. Sending flowers to the hospital is an easy way to be among the first to congratulate!

New Baby Flowers:
Baby’s First Wagon – We have new baby girl and new baby boy versions.

New Baby Gift - Baby's First Red Wagon
New Baby Gift of Flowers
7. Getting a PromotionWorking hard and living the American Dream is what we do. And when we are recognized for our hard work, we deserve a celebration! Congratulations cards and flowers are less common for this life milestone, but doubly appreciated.

Flowers for a Promotion:
Optimism – Share a feeling of well-being.

Garden of Optimism
Garden of Optimism
8. Buying a HomeBuying a home is like putting down roots. You are part of a community, you know where you will raise your children, you know exactly where your furniture will fit. First priority after unpacking? Throwing a celebration party!

Housewarming Flowers:
Twilight flower Basket – Gentle flowers to warm the hearth.

Housewarming Flowers
Housewarming Flowers
9. Starting a BusinessTaking that risk, beleiving in ourselves and a dream, that’s something we admire. We applaud the entrepreneurial spirit. We offer positive words and then we hold our breath. Send a good luck wish!

Flowers for a New Business:
Zen Artistry – Elegant and Confident.

New Business Best Wishes
Bold & Confident
10. RetiringA life of hard work, a family grown, a retirement planned. Now is the time to follow dreams and live at your own pace. Celebrate with family and friends.

Flowers for the Retiree:
Manhattan Magic – Live the Dream

Congratualtions, Retiree!
Retirement Best Wishes