Every Feb. 14, Americans send more than 200 million flowers to loved ones. Around Dec. 25, Americans spend nearly 1 billion dollars on flowers. And on the second Sunday in May, we spend nearly $3 billion on flowers.
Holidays like Valentine’s Day, Christmas, and Mother’s Day are three of the most popular days to send and receive flowers. But what about a day like, say, June 11 or Nov. 14? No, they’re not holidays or special observances (though we can’t guarantee one of them isn’t your birthday or anniversary) — they’re just days when you could send flowers to someone you love just for the heck of it.
Sending flowers “just because” is a simple way to show someone you love them or were thinking about them, or that just want to put a smile on their face.
Here are nine everyday reasons to send flowers.
1. They had a bad day
Friends said it best: “When it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month, or even your year, I’ll be there for you.” Whether big or small, the next time things aren’t going well in a friend’s life, give them some much needed cheering up with what many consider the happiest flower — the sunflower!
2. They accomplished something big at work
Did your loved one just give an amazing presentation, get a promotion, or close a big deal? If so, celebrate with them! Getting a “job well done” by your boss is one thing, but hearing it from a loved one is so much more special.
3. They’ve been a great friend
Whether your friend just went above and beyond for you or you simply want to thank them for years of love and support, thank them with a bouquet of flowers! And if you’re looking for a way to get back in touch with a long-lost friend, there’s no better ice breaker than a spontaneous gift.
4. They’re in need of some good luck
From personal to professional, there’s no such thing as having too much luck in your life. Known to attract good luck, sunflowers, lucky bamboo, and lilies have been said to attract positive energy and good fortune.
5. They’d appreciate a sincere ‘thank you’
Did a loved one recently have you over for a beautiful meal, pick you up at the airport, or watch your children for you? If so, send them a lot more than just a “thanks” text. Let them know you truly appreciate the gesture with a beautiful one of your own.
6. They deserve to be treated
Everyone deserves a relaxing night in from time to time. Create the picture perfect moment for the one you love by gifting them a fresh bouquet of flowers. For romantic loves, we suggest roses. For more platonic relationships, you can’t go wrong with cheerful carnations or daisies. And for added relaxation, pair it with an exquisite spa gift basket.
7. Their favorite flowers are in bloom
Thanks to modern technology, most flowers can be enjoyed all year long, but there’s still something so special about receiving your favorite flowers the moment they come into season. And while spring and summer are probably the most flower-intense seasons, winter has a surprising number of colorful and scented blooms to choose from.
8. Random acts of kindness are the best
Sending flowers on a holiday or special occasion is always a beautiful gesture, but it’s those random acts that people tend to remember the most.
9. You just feel like it
When it comes down to it, you don’t need any reason at all to send flowers! You know what they say: Making others happy makes you feel happy, and there’s no such thing as too much happiness.
Plus, when you send flowers as a random surprise throughout the year, you tend to get a better deal on them, can choose from a wider selection, and get to send something a bit more out of the box.