Think of all the occasions where you might bring or send someone flowers. Birthdays, graduations, anniversaries…and, on the flip side, hospital stays or condolences. It’s a pretty common thing, and for good reason. Bright and beautiful arrangements signify celebration and joy for those special moments, and can send cheer, hope, and all your personal good wishes to a tough situation. It’s a timeless and classic way to say “I’m thinking of you” in a way that nothing else quite matches. But have you ever thought about sending artificial flowers, plants and arrangements? There are quite a few reasons why it might be a better move, and here’s why.
Have you ever walked into a birthday party, hospital room, or funeral home and seen dozens of floral arrangements crowded into a tiny space? Of course it’s nice to see so many expressions of love and care in one place, but let’s face it: it can be pretty overwhelming for one person to handle. Cut flowers need care, and even the most hardy of them will wither and die in a few days, while the pre-printed florist cards on a plastic stick will probably follow the flowers into the trash. Consider giving beautiful artificial flowers and plants instead; they’ll last forever after all the others are gone, and they’ll even come with a beautiful vase or planter for future display.
Love From Afar
We all know that sometimes these important events happen far away. That’s just a fact of life, and it’s tough not to be able to be there for your loved ones. So, the go-to move is to either look up a local florist or a national chain to order an arrangement to be delivered. This usually works out fine, though it usually ends up being rather pricey. Problem is, things happen. Deliveries get delayed, people unexpectedly leave or travel, and plans change quickly. If you’re far away from a big day, send them the perfect artificial arrangement for the occasion, either direct from the website or from your own collection. It’ll last forever…and if it happens to sit in a box on a doorstep for a few weeks, it’ll look just as good when they open it!
Make It Personal
All these special events certainly need a lot of your attention and affection. The friends and family you care so much about deserve the outpouring of gifts and well-wishes they most certainly will receive. That said, you want your gift to be as personal and individual as it can possibly be. And, if it’s one of these occasions that typically get flowers, you can make it special by bringing them that special arrangement or plant that you know they love. Select their personal favorite, and make it a gift that they’ll always remember with an artificial plant. It can be a part of their home and décor for years to come, with no maintenance or upkeep, and will continue to remind them of what you mean to them.
In Any Event
Big occasion or not, gifting quality, beautifully crafted artificial plants is a great idea. They require no watering, pruning, or sunlight. Tropical and local plants alike will look brilliant in your home, and you can constantly collect and rotate seasonal flora to keep your home or yard looking amazing. And, as we mentioned, you can always take one of your collection, wrap it up, and give it as a gift. It’s a perfect addition to your home décor.
What do you think about gifting artificial flowers instead of real flowers? We’d love to hear from you in the comments!