When Should You Send Flowers? Tips on Dating

When men are seeking a romantic gift, flowers often prove the best option. By sending your lady some beautiful blossoms at the right time, you can earn yourself major points, showing her that you care and are thinking about her. If you fail to send flowers when the occasion warrants it, you might instead find yourself spending a night or two in the doghouse.

Birthdays
When your girlfriend’s birthday approaches, it is wise to commemorate the event by sending her a thoughtful floral gift. Order flowers to be delivered to her at work, making her the envy of her colleagues, or arrange an at-home delivery to delight her upon her return from the office. Send a standard bouquet or select something that is specifically intended for birthday celebrations, such as the Birthday Brilliance arrangement available through ProFlowers Florist Express service. The flowers are crafted to look like a birthday cake, complete with real candles.

Romantic Holidays
Some holidays are all about romance. When celebrating Valentine’s Day or Sweetest Day, flowers are the perfect choice. Giving your girl some delicate blooms ensures that she doesn’t feel left out of the love parade and proves to her that you didn’t forget the holiday entirely. On holidays, sending flowers to your girl’s workplace is a wise choice, as many other women may be getting floral gifts delivered and you don’t want your special someone to be left out of the excitement.

Anniversaries
While you will likely meet up with your lover on your anniversary, sending flowers before the big date is a great way to show her just how excited you are about the upcoming evening. Select flowers that ooze romance, such as red roses, to make it clear that your anniversary night will be a romantic one. Send a standard bouquet or make the flowers even more meaningful by selecting a number of blooms specifically relevant to your anniversary. For example, if you are celebrating a year and a half together, send her 18 blooms, one for each month you have had the pleasure of being in a relationship with her.

Get Well
If your girlfriend is under the weather, sending flowers is a thoughtful way to show her that you care. When sending get-well flowers, seek a cheerful and bright bouquet that will put a smile on her face. Try the Assorted Cheerful Gerbera Daisies from ProFlowers. This bouquet of 15 bold Gerbera daisy blooms is sure to brighten your girlfriend’s day and show her that you hope she makes her way back to health quickly.

Just Because
Sometimes the best floral gifts are those you give for no reason at all. If you want to really impress your special someone, don’t feel the need to wait for a reason to send flowers — instead, simply send them as a way to show just how much you love and care for her. When sending a just-because bouquet, include a romantic note telling your girlfriend how strongly you feel about her.

Looking to get the most out of your bouquet? Then check out our article on longevity, and find out how to make that bouquet last and last and last.

Matching Flowers to Personalities

With the hundreds of sizes, shapes and colors flowers come in, floral arrangements are one of the easiest gifts to customize. When it comes to gift giving, carefully selecting the flower varieties and colors you send will result in thoughtful, customized gifts people appreciate and like to receive.

The first step is to consider the preferences of the person who is receiving the gift. For instance:

•What colors do he like?
•Does she have any favorite flowers?
•What are his hobbies?
•What kind of message do you want to convey?
Second, take the Society of American Florists Floral Signature Quiz to learn more about your own floral personality or the floral personality of someone you love. By answering a few fun multiple choice questions, you can click to see examples of arrangements you or a friend might like. Floral Signatures include:

Natural
People who are casual, earthy and prefer the outdoors. Flowering or green plants, meadow flowers and woodsy accents suit this personality best.

Romantic
People who are generous, spontaneous and extravagant. Bouquets of soft colors, light fragrances and accents of lace or ribbon might suit romantics.

Expressive
Individuals who seek personal betterment and are attracted to the unconventional – from new age to the arts. Exotic flowers and unusual combinations of shape, color and texture will match their creativity and artistic bent.

Traditional
People who are trustworthy, family oriented and prefer classic styles. They appreciate lush arrangements with a great variety of flowers.

Contemporary
Individuals who are cutting-edge trendsetters and enjoy living in the moment. Vogue styles such as monochromatic bouquets or arrangements with a few, large vibrant flowers are favorites.

Finally, consult with your florist, who can help you create just the right gift, as well as explain the assortment of possibilities available.

Louisville Home Garden & Remodeling Show

Come and visit us at the Louisville Home Garden & Remodeling Show!

Nanz & Kraft Florists will be greating everyone who will be visiting this weekend. If you stop by receive a suprise value card and if you have a child under 12 years with you receive a rose!

Below is a little preview of this years Nanz & Kraft desing!




‘Going Green’ for St. Patty’s Day Has Never Been Easier!

By: Ashley Slayton
“Going Green” for St. Patrick’s Day a few years ago meant little more than avoiding getting pinched and the occasional green beer. However, as floral aesthetics evolve and people are becoming more environmentally aware, “Going Green” can mean any number of things, meaning getting creative this St. Patrick’s Day is more fun than it has ever been! Going GREEN has never been easier!

A Brief History:
St. Patrick’s Day Trivia
» Did you know the shamrock was originally used by St. Patrick to teach the Holy Trinity?
Before diving into the festivities on March 17, it might be helpful to know a little bit about St. Patrick and how his signature color and subsequent celebrations have become a world-wide phenomenon. The good news is, unlike many holidays, St. Patrick’s Day is based on a real person! Maewyn Succat was born into a rich family in fifth century Great Britain before being kidnapped by Irish raiders and made a slave. During that time, Succat converted to Christianity and escaped back to Great Britain, where he chose Patrick as his Christian name. He opened several schools along the west coast of Ireland and famously used a shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity to his students. After nearly 30 years of educating the Irish using shamrocks, Patrick passed away. Ireland then chose to commemorate his life with a holiday–St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick’s Day Trivia
» Did you know blue was the original color of St. Patrick’s Day?
St. Patrick’s Day wasn’t the boisterous celebration it is today until the 1990s when Ireland chose to promote their culture around the world using the now-famous St. Patrick’s Day Festival. Prior to that, beginning the Middle Ages, St. Patrick’s Day was a one day reprieve from Lent, depending where the Holy Week landed each year. Observers were allowed to have a drink of ale on St. Patrick’s day, beginning a tradition and the association of the holiday with the drink. St. Patrick’s Day still remains a religious holiday for many; however, with the creation of the world-wide festival, parades and celebrations, St. Patrick’s Day has become a public celebration that is undoubtedly here to stay.

Going GREEN: Floral Edition
For the past few years, consumers and florists alike have been easing into the idea of an all-green arrangement. Today, many are taking the monochromatic look head-on and creating gorgeous, modern arrangements that are both memorable and classically chic. From weddings to everyday deliveries, versatile green arrangements possess a unique beauty that makes a statement in any instance.

And what is that statement?

Green arrangements can mean any number of things. They lend themselves perfectly to St. Patrick’s day, given not only their color, but common associations with green. Green floral arrangements are also ideal for celebrating the beginning of spring!

The Meaning of GREEN:
St. Patrick’s Day Trivia
» Did you know the color green is associated with optimism and renewal? It’s the perfect color for spring!
Although blue was the original color associated with St. Patrick’s Day, green was the obvious color chosen by many, due to the iconic use of the shamrock in the observance of the holiday. This is perfect for florists, because green can do double-duty for this time of year: celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the arrival of spring!

Words associated with green flowers include rejuvenation, health, youth and nature, making green arrangements an ideal choice for the season! Green flowers, with their diverse shapes and textures, are the perfect compliment to spring weddings, baby arrivals and graduations. Strong associations between green and optimism make it possible to literally send a little happiness to someone who will appreciate a fun, unconventional arrangement.

Go GREEN with Mother Nature:
Given that the floral profession is directly intertwined with nature, it’s no surprise that florists are doing their part to preserve the earth’s beauty. New techniques to become a GREEN florist arrive daily, making this the hottest trend in the floral industry. Organic blooms, composting and using local florists and nurseries are just a few of the ways to to be responsible when collecting some of nature’s most beautiful offerings.

Using local florists also allows you to choose from a region’s seasonal foliage, creating a unique arrangement composed of the absolute best that an area has to offer. A region’s seasonal blooms are a vital part of a region’s culture, just as shamrocks are characteristic of Ireland.

Sending a seasonal, (environmentally) green and (aesthetically) green arrangement will send a message that you care–about your special someone, about the earth and about entering into a new season with hope.

FSN is Hitting the Road and Going GREEN!
Speaking of Going GREEN, one of our very own, Mandy, will be traveling to Chattanooga, TN, to learn more about environmentally responsible floral arranging this weekend at the AIFD Southern Conference. She’s taking along a computer and cell phone to fill us all in on what she’s learning about going GREEN!