What’s the best way to make a lasting impression when giving a gift? Consumer research from the Society of American Florists shows that the answer to making a memorable impact is right under your nose – through flowers. In fact, the study shows that 92% of women can remember the last time they received flowers, and 89% say receiving flowers makes them feel special.
Giving great floral gifts, however, still remains a mystery to many people. Flowers are a sensual gift that can express any emotion so simply – with just a little knowledge and a phone call to the florist. Studley’s offers advice to gift givers on how to send just the right message to the special people in your life – a new special someone, Mom or a good friend.
· New Love – This emotion may be the most difficult to express. A passionate bouquet filled with hot pinks, oranges and red is just the style for a new romantic interest.
· True Love – Flowers are intimately and internationally linked with the art of romance and for good reason. As relationships blossom, flowers become symbols of different events and milestones in your lives together. Take note of your special someone’s favorite colors and flowers – the varieties they buy for themselves, the flowers at your wedding or the flowers you sent when you first started dating. Those will have the greatest meaning and impact.
· Leading Ladies – Flowers send the message that you care and everyone deserves a little TLC, especially moms, grandmas and sisters. Garden style arrangements with greens and soft pastel hues create instant delight and happiness.
· Best Friends – Flowers that have a natural, just-picked feeling show that you’re thinking of someone, but not in a sensual way. Give a selection of garden-style flowers in a bright bold color palette that is fun and whimsical.
Research by Rutgers University shows that you can influence and change what people think of you in a significant way through the gifts you give. That is particularly important to those interested in enhancing friendships and romances. Bouquets both big and small can make a bold statement. Flowers activate positive emotional responses from people and each bloom has the potential to put a smile on his or her face.
Studley’s reminds you that Valentine’s Day is Friday, February 14. Studley Flower Gardens is located at 82 Wakefield Street, Rochester, NH. You can reach them at 603-332-4565 or at www.StudleyFlowerGardens.com
More information can be found from the Society of American Florists at www.aboutflowers.com