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Arrangements in pastel shades and the softest yellows, peaches, warm pinks, creamy whites and subtle greens make us feel safe, snug and loved. Consider a nurturing floral arrangement for a new mother, a sick friend or a grieving loved one – anyone who would benefit from a caring, loving embrace. See five emotional color palettes and the flowers that bring them to life.

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Gratitude Floral Designs

A low, clustered floral arrangement in all shades of pink symbolizes opening the heart and making others more receptive to you. Start and end the day counting your blessings, by placing this floral design of gratitude on a nightstand, dresser or in the kitchen.

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Flower Holidays, Occasions & Parties - Easter & Passover Flowers

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  • Decorate your brunch table with votive candles interspersed among several vases of spring blooms. Guests can each take home a small vase as a party favor.
  • Surprise your guests with corsages and boutonnieres to wear to religious services.
  • Easter FlowersLine your entryway with beautiful blooming spring plants. A wreath of spring flowers on your front door is a fabulous finishing touch.
  • Decorate each place setting at your table with a different flower variety. Include each variety in a vase for your table centerpiece.
  • Garnish hors d'oeuvre trays with spring flowers.
  • Ask your florist to make a design in a teapot or a cluster of teacups. Or place a small bloom on each saucer when serving tea.
  • Fill a traditional wicker basket with mixed spring flowers to use as a centerpiece. Or place blooms among the eggs in your Easter basket. For a charming effect place smaller baskets and candles next to the flowers. This can also be done with clay pots.

 

 

 

 

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Florists have always known that flowers make people happy, and now scientific research proves flower power. Aboutflowers.com highlights university research proving the emotional and behavioral benefits of flowers and plants. Rutgers research shows that the presence of flowers triggers happy emotions, heightens feelings of life satisfaction and affects social behavior in a positive manner far beyond what is normally believed. Another Rutgers study demonstrates that flowers ease depression, inspire social networking and refresh memory as we age. A Harvard study reveals that people feel more compassionate toward others, have less worry and anxiety, and feel less depressed when fresh cut flowers are present in the home. And a Texas A&M study demonstrates that workers' idea generation, creative performance and problem-solving skills improve substantially in workplace environments that include flowers and plants.

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