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Types of Flowers to Send if You Want to Lift Someone’s Spirits

In these uncertain times when people are stuck at home, in the hospital or nursing homes, sending flowers is a special way to connect and let loved ones know you’re thinking about them. Not only is it proven that receiving flowers makes us feel good, it’s also a great way to communicate a specific message. Different flowers represent different meanings, so sending just the right bouquet can truly let a loved one know you’re thinking of them, you miss them and you hope to see them soon. The floral experts at Cascade Floral Wholesale have a few tips to keep in mind when sending flowers to someone who can’t get out and about as often as they’d like. Take a look then choose to stock up on the blooms your customers are likely to send to their favorite people. 

The Proven Benefits of Receiving Flowers

All of the chemicals in our bodies that are released when we feel happy or excited are released whenever we see or receive flowers. On a more primitive level, the flower of a plant indicates a food source. More likely, though, receiving flowers means someone has been thinking of you. Bright colors, fragrant scents, and unique designs tug at our heartstrings and make us feel loved. So, whether it’s the dopamine in our systems or the sight of our favorite blooms being presented at our door, receiving flowers lifts spirits and boosts energy. What a thoughtful gift to send someone to let them know you miss them!

Which Flowers to Send

While there is no such thing as the “perfect bouquet,” there is such a thing as a “perfect for them” bouquet! Choose their favorite color or variety of bloom to show how well you know your loved one. It’s smart to stay away from flowers that will bring up sad memories. For instance, if your grandfather used to bring your grandmother daisies, it may be difficult for her to receive them now. But flowers that lend themselves to nostalgia, like roses similar to those in your aunt’s garden when she was younger, are a great way to connect. Flowers and plants that don’t require a great deal of maintenance, like mums, carnations, or succulents, are always a great choice for someone who may be limited in their ability to get around. 

Best Practices when Sending to Patients

Before sending your flowers, be sure you know the rules at the facility or hospital where they’re staying. Some places have specific delivery times or policies. Call ahead to learn what these are and communicate them to your florist before ordering. Make sure your loved one will have space to display their new flowers and consider how long the flowers will last in terms of bringing them home. Something that’s easy to carry home will be appreciated by those planning to be discharged soon. 

Whatever the reason for sending flowers to someone in a hospital or assisted living facility, or even stuck at home for a time, it’s always important to put a bit of thought into the gesture itself to make sure it is well received. Including a special memory or connection and following the facility’s policies will help the act of gift-giving go smoothly. Your recipient will truly be blessed by your thoughtful gift and you’ll be able to let them know how much you care. For more tips about sending flowers to loved ones who can’t get out and about, talk to the floral experts at Cascade Floral Wholesale. We’re here to help you and your customers send the very best each and every time.