While there are many ways to put a smile on someone’s face, one of the best ways to do this is with a bunch of gorgeous flowers. They’re a great way to let a friend, family member, or significant other know how you feel about them, whether it’s a friend who just gave birth, a brother or sister for their birthday, your mother for mother’s day, or your boyfriend or girlfriend for Valentine’s Day.

There are many things that a nice bunch of flowers will say. They can say “I miss you”, “I love you”, “Congratulations”, “My condolences”, “Happy birthday”, “Thank you”, and much more, depending on the occasion, the type of flower, and the message written in the card.

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Some people assume that flowers will quickly die, but if they’re well taken care of, and you use the food that’s often included with them, they can last for a couple of weeks and you may even find that drying a few between the pages of a book is a great way to save them so you can look back on the memory and remember it fondly.

One great way to ensure that your flower delivery hits the spot is to find out the favourite flower of the person you’re ordering flowers for. Often you’ll find that there are plenty of pre-maid bouquets that are perfect, or you can arrange for the florist to make something special. I bought this gorgeous bouquet for my mums birthday last year, and after telling the florist that her favourite colour was blue, I was pleased to learn that my mum was in love with the arrangement and showed it off to everyone who visited since I had taken the time to ensure that the flowers also worked well with her tastes and personality.

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There are so many different types of flowers to choose from, that you may feel a little overwhelmed when you’re trying to choose the perfect flower for a special occasion. While we all know that red roses are romantic, there are a few other things to remember when it comes to choosing the right flower.

Yellow roses are a good idea for someone who is in the hospital or if you don’t know the person too well, white roses are good for birthdays (and currently a hit with people who follow the Kardashians), chrysanthemums are a good choice for friends, orchids can be used for many different occasions, and you’ll find that there are plenty of other things which can be added to the bouquet, like cookies, fruit, teddy bears or chocolates.

If you have a special occasion coming up for a loved one, be sure to choose a nice bunch of flowers. Getting flowers delivered straight to their hands is a great way to brighten their day and ensure that they feel loved and appreciated.