When a special occasion arises, one is often wondering what would be a perfect gift. For Valentines Day, Mother’s Day or for a Get Well or Congratulations gift the obvious choice is flowers. They are a beautiful way to let a friend or loved one know that you are thinking about them and that you care. But why go to the bother and expense of patronizing an “expensive” florist when big box outlets like major grocery stores also sell lovely flowers and usually much cheaper? There are three main reasons why you should let a professional florist help you say it with flowers.
Florists are artists and specialists in their field. They devote their careers to learning their craft. This is what they do. They are creative people and beauty is their stock in trade. They are usually schooled in their trade and know how to put an arrangement together that is unique and pleasing. They give your arrangement a personal touch that you won’t get in a big box outlet or a bulk buyer. They also know if a bloom is going to last. A professional in her field can look at a bloom or hold it in her hand and know within a day how long it is going to last. I am amazed at what ends up on the floor of the workroom because to my untrained eye what looks fine to me is just not good enough to a true floral artist.
Florists can give you a level of customer service that you just won’t get in a big box store. You can customize your order to fit the occasion. You can add a balloon or a teddy bear if you like. You can have colors of your choice, or more of one flower or another. You can have it delivered or picked up as you like. The florist is there it serve you and can provide appropriate suggestions to make your gift perfect. Most importantly, the florist can guarantee her work at a much higher level than a big box supplier. If for whatever reason you are not satisfied, you can usually get a replacement.
Florists really care. Occasions requiring flowers are usually emotional ones and you want everything to be perfect. When you think of how much your loved ones mean to you, you want everything to be perfect. Florists know this. Your mother is not just any mother but someone very special in your life and she deserves the best that you can do for her. Florists understand this and want to be your partner in making your occasion the best that it can be. Whether you want to show your wife of 35 years how glad you are she is a part of your life or tell a new love how beautiful she is, or tell your daughter how proud you are of her, the florist speaks the language of emotion and expresses it with the aesthetics of flowers. A bouquet is not just a bouquet if it brings a tear to her eye and she gets just how much she is loved.
If all is required that you show up with a present then fine, any gift will do. You could pick up some posies at a grocery store and they will be fine for a few days. But when an occasion requires something as special as a flower arrangement, it is best to trust the specialists. They do this for a living for a reason. You really do get what you pay for. A professional florist who knows her business knows how powerful a message said with flowers can be. That is her job. This is what she does. Your loved ones deserve the best that you can do for them.