There’s nothing like a surprise bouquet of lovely and sweet-smelling flowers waiting at your door or desk at the office. I know of what I speak. If my husband wants to make me happy, he knows an elegant bouquet with a romantic note is just the trick. But don’t trust me about it. Scientific research has demonstrated what I all already knew. Flower deliveries have a mood elevating impact on the receiver.
And isn’t that the point?
A team of researchers from Rutgers University explored the link between flowers and life satisfaction. The results showed that flowers are a natural and healthful moderator of moods. No surprise here:
- Flowers have an immediate impact on happiness. All study participants expressed “true” or “excited” smiles upon receiving flowers, demonstrating extraordinary delight and gratitude. This reaction was universal, occurring in all age groups.
- Flowers have a long-term positive effect on mood. Specifically, study participants reported feeling less depressed, anxious and agitated after receiving flowers, and demonstrated a higher sense of enjoyment and life satisfaction.
- Flowers make intimate connections. The presence of flowers led to increased contact with family and friends.
As Dr. Havilan-Jones, one of the researchers, stated, “Common sense tells us that flowers make us happy. Now, science shows that not only do flowers make us happier than we know, they have strong positive effects on our emotional well being.” It also feels good to make others feel good. That’s a great side benefit of sending a bouquet.
Of course, there are others gifts one might consider when seeking to make a memorable gesture of love, comfort, or friendship. Considering your loved ones hobbies can guide you in making a gift selection. But you could do this AND send a bouquet by adding a specific gift to your selection. Most on-line delivery services offer additions such as balloons for any occasion, mouth watering chocolates, a keepsake vase or candle, or stuffed animals. The possibilities for customizing your bouquet a limited only by your imagination.
There’s a reason the human gesture sending flowers to someone we love, no matter the reason, has stood the test of time. Flowers communicate love. Whether the flowers are a remembrance of someone lost, a get-well wish, a substitute hug on Mother’s Day when you’re far from Mom, or a romantic “forgive-me-please” plea, flowers are a universal form of communication. They show thoughtfulness when words don’t suffice. They bring the outdoors in. Depending on style choice, they can also communicate a specific sentiment. With the notes and other keepsakes you can order to accompany your bouquet (a teddy bear or chocolates, perhaps), the options have never been better.
Fortunately, you can literally Send Flowers to the USA from anywhere to anywhere by using an on-line delivery service that specializes in just that. Their easy to use websites make the most exotic and newest styles in floral arrangement available at the tip of your fingers.