Do Flowers Make You Smile? Me too.
It’s been an emotional few months for me. I knew it was coming but nonetheless wasn’t ready for it. My parents, who have lived on the same 10-acre homestead since 1974 decided it was time to downsize. It had become a lot of work to maintain and was really eating into their ability to do all the other things they enjoy. You may recall how I took my dad on a VIP experience inside the ropes at a PGA tournament because he loves golf so much. Well, for the past couple years I don’t think he’s been able to golf nearly as much as he would have liked because when the weather was nice, he has spent it tending to the acreage. To make a long story short(ish), the place I knew as home for pretty much my entire life is no longer a place I can retreat. To say I have shed a few tears since they announced they had an offer on the house would be an understatement.
They’re happy with selling their old house and looking forward to the next step in their adventure and I’m happy for them. Unfortunately, their new home won’t be available for another four or five months. So “home” for my parents is an apartment with the bare basics as everything else is packed up and in storage. It probably reminds them of when they first got married… except with cable, internet and indoor plumbing. (Not positive about that indoor plumbing part. I’ve never actually asked them so I’m just making that assumption. My dad walked uphill both ways to school barefoot in the snow all year so anything is possible.) They’ll reside in temporary housing until their new home is available and it reminded me of something really important. Scott and I put together multiple guides filled with gift ideas for all ages and interests. But it’s all stuff. We’ve mentioned in the past the value of also gifting experiences instead of things, and that’s still something we strongly encourage. Then there’s the grey area in the middle… things that are a cross between an experience and something physical.
Flowers. They’re pretty. They’re simple. They come in all kinds of shapes, colors, types and sizes to fit a variety of budgets. They don’t need technical expertise or even wrapping paper. AND… they don’t add to the clutter. Best of all, I don’t know anyone that doesn’t smile when they receive flowers as a gift
These lovely pieces of floral artwork can be placed on a coffee table, a counter, a mantle, among other holiday decorations or as a centerpiece at a dining table. Mine finds a home for itself on our dining table where I’m able to enjoy it all day while I work at my desk in the kitchen area.
I’ve heard some people complain that flowers don’t last long enough to feel like they made a good investment. Those people haven’t thought it through. You don’t hear people saying that about a restaurant gift card! One of the things that I found interesting is that bouquets generally last about two weeks. However, I’ve received flowers from Teleflora a couple times and each has lasted about three weeks. When they are delivered, they have a mixed assortment of blossoms in different states of open. In other words, some were in full bloom, others hadn’t started blossoming at all and some are in the middle. While this adds character to the bouquet itself, I think it helps add life to it as well. At around the two-week mark, I usually remove the flowers that were in full bloom upon delivery thus giving my bouquet a fresher look, helping to extend the life and usefulness.
I was extremely pleased with my Teleflora bouquet and would still be enjoying it, but I decided to disassemble to get photos of the “vase” it came in. I wanted you to see how adorable the ornament decanter with a nested lid that it came in. I’ll likely clean it up and hide holiday candies in it. Sshhh, don’t tell anyone in my family! To them, it’s a decoration for the coffee table!
Are you baffled for ideas for that hard-to-purchase person on your list? For someone who will be snowbirding after the holidays pass? Maybe someone who struggles with holiday depression and could use a pick-me-up in advance of the holidays? Perhaps for someone who doesn’t need *things* but would appreciate a lovely bouquet? Consider the gift of flowers. Teleflora offers a large assortment of arrangements and plants but during the holidays, they offer several bouquets for Christmas gifting. The colors are festive, the additional filler pieces are fun and the containers set the tone. Whether it’s an ornament decanter like mine, a traditional centerpiece display, classic Woodland Winter Bouquet, Thomas Kinkade’s Family Tree Bouquet, one with a teddy bear or flowers delivered in a cute little sleigh, there’s something for each personality on your holiday list. Visit Teleflora on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for updates on their latest promotions! Order to have it delivered within the next week so they can enjoy the flowers as a centerpiece (or hidden candy jar) while entertaining over the holidays! We’re so excited about this promotion that we’re running a 1-week giveaway to ensure one of our readers can order one of the holiday bouquets!
80 thoughts on “Do Flowers Make You Smile? Me too.”
I would send flowers to my mom who is so wonderful and adores flowers. She actually studied to be a florist but never pursued it after raising children. I’m sure she would enjoy Teleflora’s Winter Grace Bouquet. Those red roses are beautiful.
I would surprise my daughter with the Christmas Wishes Centerpiece
I would love to surprise my mom with the Winter Pines centerpiece!
I would send Let It Snow to my Grandmother.
I would send the silver snow bouquet to my parents.
I would send the gorgeous Teleflora’s Winter Wilds Centerpiece to my sister
I would love to surprise my sister-in-law with Teleflora’s Vintage Sleigh Bouquet!
I’d send my mom the Festive Pines bouquet.
Id send the celebration tree to my parents. They have such a hard time the years I can’t come home to be with them.
Wow. Really hard to choose there are so many beautiful arrangements. I especially like the Berries and Spice arrangement and I would sent it to my 98 year old Aunt. Thanks so much.
I would send my mom the Christmas Wishes Centerpiece
I WOULD SEND TO MY SWEET MOM LOVE HER TO PIECES…
I think I would send them to my Mother’s work! I was thinking not so holiday, but still something she’d love, like the Teleflora’s Be Happy Bouquet with Roses 😀
I would send the beautiful orname to decanter to my beautiful daughter
I would surprise my mom with a holiday bouquet and I would get the Teleflora’s Golden Pines Tree.
I’d get the Send a Hug® Cuddly Christmas Tree by Teleflora
and have it sent to my 23 yoa daughter. Thanks.
I would send Tulips and Pine to my friends who could use a pick me up as both their dog and cat died this month.
I would love to surprise my mom with the Teleflora’s Winter Pop Bouquet!
I would like to get the Holiday Shimmer Centerpiece for our family holiday dinner table.
My daughter with Golden Pines Tree.
I’d surprise my MIL because she’s hard to buy gifts for, but I know she would love some fresh flowers to brighten up her home! I’d gift her the gorgeous Teleflora’s Winter Pines Centerpiece, it’s so pretty and perfect for her dining area.
I would like to brighten a friend’s day that just got some bad health related news with the beautiful Teleflora’s Classic Pearl Ornament Bouquet.
I would send my mother the “Send A Hug Cuddly Christmas Tree”
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!!
I’ll surprise my sister in law with Teleflora’s Be Happy Bouquet
I’d send it to my mom and I would send the Family Tree Bouquet!
I would send the Classic Pearl Ornament arrangement to my brother and sister-in-law. So pretty!
I wopuld Send it to my friend Suzie. She is the sweetest person and would love to make her smile
I would surprise my kids with the Teleflora Golden Pines Tree.
All is Bright arrangement is my favorite. I would give it to my daughter since she’s having us all over for Christmas dinner.
I would send “let it snow” to my Mom who lives in assisted living. She loves the Asiatics Lilly’s.
Teleflora’s Winter Pop Bouquet.
I would definitely give or mail someone Teleflora Joyful Gesture
Thomas Kinkade’s Family Tree Bouquet to my mom.
I’d surprise my Mom with a Family Tree Bouquet! Gorgeous!
The Thomas Kinkade Family Tree arrangement is beautiful! I would probably have to give it to me to enjoy on Christmas day with my family members!
I would send a Hug® Cuddly Christmas Tree arrangement to my brother and sister-in-law.
i would like to send the Teleflora’s Festive Pines Bouquet
I would send my sister the Wondrous Winter Bouquet. Where she lives there’s no snow.
I’d love to surprise my mom with the Winter Wilds Centerpiece. Perfect for the holiday dinner table.
I would send the Thomas Kinkade’s Family Tree Bouquet to my mother in law. She lives so far away and I know this would make her so happy.
My brother and family can’t come home for Christmas this yr Id send them a Christmas centerpiece
I would love to surprise my mom with the Candy Cane Christmas Bouquet!
I grew up around around a family of florist. This is so beautiful . I hope I win but wish everyone else much luck in winning also.
I would send the let it snow to my pastor’s wife
Andrea, a kind person, with a heart of gold. I would send the Deck The Halls Tree
I would send a Winter Pop Bouquet to my best friend Judy!
I’d send the Winter Wilds to my mom! <3
I never get flowers so maybe being a little selfish i would send the Teleflora’s Classic Pearl Ornament Bouquet to myself.
I would surprise my mom with the health nut basket.
I would surprise my mom, and it would be the celebrations tree.
i would pick the Send a Hug® Cuddly Christmas Tree and give it to my partner
I would send the Holiday Shimmer Centerpiece to myself for two reasons: one, it has red roses – which were my mother’s favorite flower/color and two, I think it would help me to not miss my mother quite so much this Christmas (she has passed away). Thank you for the opportunity. Merry Christmas.
My mother in law would love Festive Pines Bouquet, we always send her Teleflora #LoveOutLoud
I would like very much to win and send the “Send a Hug® Cuddly Christmas Tree” to my Mom, who is in a care facility now, too far away to visit.
id get my step mom the thomas kinkade family tree centerpiece
My son was born on Xmas Eve and I would send him this one-https://www.teleflora.com/bouquet/send-a-hug-bear-buddy-bouquet-by-teleflora?prodID=P_T17X500A&skuId=T17X500A&
I would suprise my parents and get them the Thomas Kinkade Family Tree boutique
I would send my parents the Christmas Wish Arrangement.
I absolutely adore the Teleflora’s Woodland Winter Bouquet Bouquet
I would send the Let It Snow Bouquet to my daughter!
Holiday Shimmer to my husband!
Merry Christmas to all
I would choose Teleflora’s Winter Pines Centerpiece.
Let it snow bouquet
I’d surprize my sister with “Silver Elegance Centerpiece”
I think my Grandma would love the Teleflora’s Festive Pines Bouquet.
I would surprise my mom with a Teleflora Holiday delivery and I would send something like the Tannenbaum Basket or the Christmas Cactus. She would enjoy those.
I would surprise my daughter with the Merry Christmas Cactus
I would send the Teleflora’s Golden Pines Tree Flower Arrangement to my Mom, she loves this company!
I would send the Teleflora’s It Had to Be You Bouquet to my wife.
I would love to give my MIL the Silver Elegance Centerpiece! She does so much for everyone & deserves it!
Just looking at the pictures of your flowers make me smile. Receiving them bring me to heaven.