Flower as Gifts: Thoughtfulness in a Package

Flowers at home never fail to brighten up my day. It is this same feeling that I somehow want to share with friends and family. And so I thought, why not send flowers as gifts to everyone for special occasions or just when I feel like saying thank you,  especially since online flower shops are just a click away. – this solves another problem too since I’m increasingly finding myself to be stumped for gift ideas. These flowers are the perfect way to let family and friends know and feel that they are remembered in the dearest way. For a friend who got married two years ago, I opted to buy her favorite flowers, from a choice of gifts while I gave the husband a gift cheque to his favorite tennis store.

Those who do not want to bother their gift recipients with having to arrange the flowers for display can opt for vased arrangements that are ready to set out on a special place in the house as soon as they are taken out of the package.

flower gifts vase
flower gifts vase

When choosing to give flowers as gift packages, you first have to find out if your gift recipient has any allergies to flowers and pollens. It goes without saying that you should never choose to gift allergic friends with flower arrangements. Barring any allergies, your next step would be to choose the kinds of flowers that would be appropriate to the occasion. Sunflowers and mums are great for those who are sick or in the hospital as they are sunny and cheerful. Lilies and tulips are classic all occasion choices that simply say “you are especially remembered today.” That’s just what I did, thanks to a variety of online gifts, I send lilies to my mom in time for Mother’s day this year.

On the more practical side, you have to choose flower arrangements that fit your budget. If you are having your flower arrangements delivered, make sure to factor in the cost of shipping and delivery. Make sure too that the flowers you choose are able to withstand time and travel too. You do not want your flowers reaching your gift recipient already wilted and brown. Online flower shops have the convenience of being available for you to check out anytime of the day. They also have all the information that you need about their charges and their delivery procedures online.

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One need not be an expert in Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement, to effectively display flowers of your choice at home. Here’s what you should remember when arranging flowers.

Balance

  • Balance is important physically and visually. Physical balance is necessary to insure the arrangement does not fall. Visual balance refers to whether the eye picks up similar shapes, colors and textures on both sides of the arrangement.

Scale

  • Flowers and plants used in an arrangement should be sized in proportion to each other and the container they will be placed in. While flowers can vary in size somewhat within an arrangement, very large flowers mixed with very small ones will not loom good together.

Rhythm

  • When looking at a floral arrangement, your eyes should first be drawn to a specific focal point. They should then take in the rest of the arrangement in a certain order. The order in which design elements are observed is referred to as rhythm.

Contrast

  • It is important to vary sizes, shapes and colors in an arrangement to make more interesting to look at. Too much contrast is distracting and will detract from the piece.

Shape

  • Flower arrangements can come in many shapes, including oval, triangle, crescent and mass. The appropriate shape for an arrangement is often dictated by the occasion.

Read more:

Principles of Flower Arrangement | eHow.com

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