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Give a gift that never goes out of style with flower arrangements

While it may seem like a less-than-creative gift choice, there are few people who don't like receiving flower bouquets or flower arrangements. Flowers are a great choice for a variety of occasions, from birthdays and anniversaries to graduations, romantic dates, retirements and more.

If you're not familiar with flower arrangements and aren't sure which flowers to choose, you can always talk to a florist or do research online to help make the right decision not only on which flowers to buy but also what type of vase would be best and what other accessories (such as a card) you may want to include.

Flower Meanings

While it's completely fine to send a bouquet of assorted fresh flowers, for a special twist you may want to think about what the different types of flowers symbolize when choosing a bouquet for a particular occasion. Take a look at these common flower meanings:

  • Baby's Breath. Baby's breath is commonly added to bouquets containing other flowers, but on their own, these delicate blooms represent festivity and celebration.
  • Daisies. Daisies are the flower of innocence, and are a perfect choice for bouquets for children, not only for their meaning but for their bold, colourful look.
  • Sunflower. Sunflowers are for those you adore, making them a good choice for close friends or loved ones.
  • Daffodils. Daffodils represent chivalry, so you can give them to those who might need a helping hand or a pick-me-up. Daffodils, with their meaning and bright, cheerful color, are often used for sympathy gifts.

Roses and carnations, which are two of the most common choices in flower arrangements, mean different things depending on their colors. Pink roses are for friendship, red for passion, whit for purity and yellow for zealousness or enthusiasm. Pink carnations are for gratitude, red to show flashiness, white for remembrance and yellow for cheer.

Ordering Flowers

Many people continue to stop in on flower shops for flower delivery, but a new trend is to send flowers online. Often, you'll find great deals and a larger variety of flowers than your local flower store might carry.

There are a few things to keep in mind, however, when ordering flowers online. First off, there's nothing quite like seeing flowers in person, and getting to know the florist who is designing and assembling your bouquet. You may lose out on personal touches.

You'll also want to make sure there are no hidden catches or fees when ordering flowers online, and you should always investigate the reputation of the company you're ordering from to ensure they deliver a quality bouquet.

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