Flowers are still the Valentine’s Classic

With less than a month before we celebrate St Valentine and his arrows of love, millions of men everywhere will be trying once again to think outside the box when it comes to a gift. I think, therefore, that it may be time for a reminder for husbands and lovers, that when it comes to the perfect Valentine’s gift, the classic is still the best.

I am, of course, talking about the gift of fresh flowers, and whether we are looking at a single, romantic stem, or a glorious, colourful bouquet, Valentine’s flowers offer something for every taste and every budget. To put it succinctly, simple, natural, fragrant and beautiful flowers will always delight and never disappoint.

These days online florists are becoming more and more popular, as our days get busier and we have less time to go out and choose blooms, we look for professionals who can not only put together a stunning selection of flowers, but can offer deliver them in timely fashion for your Valentine. A great company who pride themselves on just such a service is FreshFlowers.com.au, an Australian based company who, as a member of Interflora, also offer international delivery.

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Freshflowers.com.au have a lovely ethos in which they believe that flowers deliver happiness. They say:-

“Research reveals that people feel more compassionate towards others, have less worry and feel greater happiness when fresh cut flowers are present. Yes, it is fact that fresh flowers feeds compassion, boosts energy, and improves happiness and enthusiasm.”

Roses - Sweet 12 Kisses with Moet Click to visit freshflowers.com.au

Roses – Sweet 12 Kisses with Moet Click to visit freshflowers.com.au

Valentines Day flowers from Fresh Flowers have a specially curated selection of red roses, the ultimate in romantic flowers. There are single stems teamed with Lindt chocolates, beautifully arranged posies, and elegantly boxed roses and Moet Champagne for the ultimate Valentine’s decadence. If roses are not your thing, there is a section on the website dedicated to love and romance which includes one of my personal favourite flowers, the Lily, in gorgeous Vogue pink.

Oriental Lilies - In Vogue Pink Click to visit freshflowers.com.au

Oriental Lilies – In Vogue Pink Click to visit freshflowers.com.au

The Flower Effect

I have fallen more than a little in love with a sweet film I first saw on You Tube. ‘The Flower Effect’ has been produced by an initiative of The Flower Council of Holland, Funnyhowflowersdothat.co.uk , and is designed to show that flowers can bring happiness and joy to even the most miserable of  days.

It features a beautiful young girl called Sophie, who finds a beautiful bouquet left beside her on a park bench. She thinks the flowers may be from Paul,  the man she loves. Unfortunately, this proves to not be the case and a forlorn Sophie is left to walk the streets with her flowers. However, the kindness of strangers (not actors, but real people) shows that all is never lost.

It’s a gorgeous film, and as a real lover of fresh flowers, I can only agree that the gift of blooms can truly brighten even the dullest, most miserable of days. There is just something about flowers, the freshness, the colour and the scent that makes them a gift like no other. They don’t have to be expensive – I love Spring Daffodils which you can get for a £1 a bunch in season – but they are still a gift to touch the heart, especially when presented by a gorgeous man…or a gorgeous little boy.

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Fresh flowers are always a special gift.

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