Flower Giving Etiquette
Deciphering the Etiquette Dilemma
According to the Society of American Florists, the national trade association for the floral industry, five of the most common reasons people send flowers are to say thank you, I'm sorry, congratulations, get well and express sympathy.
Select from our Thank You category at Blooms Today or ask a friendly floral representative at Blooms Today for an arrangement conveying a casual, hand-picked feeling, to say thank you with a very personal touch. In addition to a beautiful statement of thanks, the note card can say everything that is too hard to say in person.
A bouquet of bold, contrasting colors is a fun-loving, playful way to say Congratulations, Welcome Home, or Great job. To celebrate the birth of a new baby we have a great selection of fun flower arrangements and gift baskets under our New Baby category.
It's never easy comforting someone who has lost a loved one, but flowers can say what is often difficult to express in words. Flowers are usually sent to the funeral home to provide warmth and beauty to the service. To see arrangements that would be appropriate for funeral services, visit the Sympathy-Funeral category at Blooms Today. If a service is not planned, grief experts recommend sending condolences to the bereaved person's home. To see arrangements that would be appropriate to send to their home, visit the Sympathy for the Home category.
Choose a serene color scheme of light shades of cool hues or a cheerful assortment of colors such as yellows, reds, pinks, purples, and more to let someone who is ill know you're thinking of them. When sending flowers to a hospital, it's helpful to have the name of the hospital, the patient's name and room number ready when placing your order. It's also good to know the hospital's flower policy.