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FAQs -- About Flowers for the Holidays, Occasions and Parties

How long before a holiday should I order flowers that need to be delivered? PDF Print E-mail

Because flowers are a personal and preferred gift for many holidays, florists are often extremely busy during holiday seasons and inventory on certain flowers and plants may be in short supply. Florists may have a cut off time for accepting delivery orders to ensure that all orders will be delivered in a timely manner. Your best bet is to contact the florist one to two weeks before the holiday.

Can a florist guarantee flower delivery on a holiday? PDF Print E-mail

Yes, if the order is placed in a timely manner. Most florists cannot guarantee an actual time for the delivery on a busy holiday but may be able to give an estimated time. The key is to order early and to have all the delivery information (recipient name, address and phone number) correct to avoid any delays.

Why are flowers more expensive at holidays? PDF Print E-mail

It is a simple issue of supply and demand. People tend to want certain flowers at certain holiday times. This can create a large demand for specific types of flowers. Take Valentine's Day for example. More than 100 million roses are typically sold for Valentine's Day, which falls in the middle of winter. Growers work very hard after their Christmas cuttings to produce a crop for Valentine's Day. One long stem rose means sacrificing many other blooms, extra labor must be hired at every production level, there are higher heating costs and additional transportation and delivery are needed. Each of these factors contributes to the proportionate cost of flowers at Valentine's Day.


Flower Meanings

Hydrangea = Perseverance


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Aboutflowers.com is the information resource on flowers, florists, plants and gifts.

Aboutflowers.com features photos and images of flowers, floral arrangements, bouquets, floral designs and plants, as well as tips on flower and plant care, a comprehensive list of flower meanings, the latest flower holiday statistics and numbers, flower design trends, sample card messages, flower gift-buying advice and a directory of local florists.

Aboutflowers.com offers flower gift and decorating and entertaining ideas for all occasions, including Christmas, Hanukkah, Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, Thanksgiving, Easter, Secretaries Week and Administrative Professionals Week. Brides-to-be will find tips for wedding flowers, including bridal bouquets, ceremony and reception flowers and advice for working with a wedding florist. Sympathy flowers help comfort a relative, friend or associate who has lost a loved one. Aboutflowers.com also features get-well flowers, prom flowers, and tips for ordering flowers and sending flowers to a man, and ideas for flowers for every room of your home.

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.

Aboutflowers.com is hosted by the Society of American Florists, the U.S. floral industry trade association.

Visit www.nationalfloristdirectory.com to find a local SAF member florist to send flowers, roses and gifts for delivery.