Beloved Flower Lover,
Happy birthday, congratulations, thank you, I love you, thinking of you. Each day, millions of gifts are exchanged by people who want to send thoughtful regards to deserving friends and loved ones. According to research from Rutgers University, the presents we pick to convey our special messages say a lot about us.
We went to Quora and found lots of peoples thoughts on flowers.
Peter Henriksen reminds us that the reasons people buy flowers is as a gift for others. He points to the researchers from the Department of Bio-Industry Communication and Development at National Taiwan University have new insights into who buys fresh flowers as gifts, and why consumers purchase floral gifts. Their study in HortScience reveals some interesting factors that they say can inform retail floral marketing. Fresh flower purchases, say the researchers, are based on a set of “gift values”, and depend on the relationship between the giver and receiver. So its all about others and how we connect to each other. What good are flowers in life if you have no one to share with?
Flowers are used to expressing love, emotions, honor, pride, congratulate someone, motivate, sympathy, mourn, missing and much more. It has no limits! It’s unbounded.
Some reasons why people get flowers are for special holidays. birthdays, anniversaries, additions to the family, at the loss of a friend, family member. Another reason to send flowers is to thank them for being part of your life. To thank them for doing or just being there for you. Because you thought they could use a kind gesture that day or for that week. Some people really enjoy flowers in there home, some on the kitchen table, some in the living areas or in the bathroom to make it look or smell special, festive, pleasant, relaxing. Quora
Whether you are sending flowers to your loved ones, a wife, a husband, a parent or a friend, doing so is a perfect way to express your love. Flowers are for everyone and not just for lovers or spouses either. Flowers are a perfect way of saying that you love them and make them believe that they are important in your life.
Did you see your partner sad and feeling lonely? Or, maybe your dad is distressed because of the workload at his office. Send them flowers right away. Flowers cherish everyone and they can make someone smile in no time. The blossoms and the sweet fragrance that flowers behold can change anyone’s mood and make them feel good.Quora.
Whenever I send flowers to someone else, I send some to me. Sooo, let’s see, about 4x/yr? See, I would send flowers to daughter, and d-I-l at Christmas/New Year’s, for Valentine’s, for their birthdays, and at least one other just-because. These are times I do not have flowers from my own gardens to send, so anything from May-Oct.doesnt count, ‘cuz then I’ll send my own flowers. But, that still means I’ll send myself a bouquet a few times each year. Nothing, absolutely nothing, says “joie de vivre” like live, cut flowers do. There’s always hope when a bouquet is in your house. Quora
Arju from Quora gave another amazing view on why people buy flowers.
Flowers convey meaning and that’s why people buy flowers – to say something to other people. So to sell more flowers, get inside your customer’s heads and know what it is they want to communicate to others.Then make it easy for them to tell that story by buying your flowers.People buy flowers to convey messages. One message is usually intended to say something from the giver to the receiver. Something like “I care for you” or “I hope you feel better soon” or “we’re here for you”.But underlying this is another message, one that speaks of the giver more than it does the receiver, and I reckon this is key to selling more stuff – in this case flowers. Arju goes onto to say that People Buy Flowers To Gain Acceptance By Others. That it is an external act like what you wear, what car you drive or where you bought the flowers from is a statement, a message to the world that seeks to define self-identity. It says “I bought these flowers from Florist X, therefore I want you to think of me in this specific way.”. Arjun says that people may not consciously know they are doing this, but they are doing it. We all do. Look at this world; it is full of people all unconsciously running around desperately seeking external validation from each other. We just want to be accepted and protected and we are prepared to go extraordinary lengths to achieve this.
We never thought of it that way, but ok Arju.
From our feedback from people, we think that maybe its just the way you look at that person in your life that matters. We say this because pulling from our experinece, its better to start with the love in your heart first. to focus on the people you love, include yourself and decide for yourself the best way to express your appreciation.
The London Flower Lover