Do Flowers Make You Smile? Me too.

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.

Brighten up the holidays with Teleflora holiday bouquets. Available in a variety of colors and designs to fit your recipient's personality. -

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

Brighten up the holidays with Teleflora holiday bouquets. Available in a variety of colors and designs to fit your recipient's personality. -

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.

Brighten up the holidays with Teleflora holiday bouquets. Available in a variety of colors and designs to fit your recipient's personality. -

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.

Brighten up the holidays with Teleflora holiday bouquets. Available in a variety of colors and designs to fit your recipient's personality. -

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!

Teleflora Holiday Arrangement Giveaway


About Nicole

Founder and owner of, Nicole has been involved in social media marketing since 2007. She has partnered with a number of major corporations who utilized her skills to improve their social media outreach and online presence. Nicole has worked closely with brands such as Netflix, Nintendo, Domino's and Disney, has been featured in McDonald's videos as well as Maria Bailey's book "Power Moms". Always a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) and mother of two amazing daughters, if you can't find Nicole, she is probably somewhere being an advocate for playing board games.

80 comments on «Do Flowers Make You Smile? Me too.»

  1. Jessi Housel says:

    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.

  2. Sandy Klocinski says:

    I would surprise my daughter with the Christmas Wishes Centerpiece

  3. Antoinette M says:

    I would love to surprise my mom with the Winter Pines centerpiece!

  4. Stacey McCrary says:

    I would send Let It Snow to my Grandmother.

  5. debbie says:

    I would send the silver snow bouquet to my parents.

  6. jan says:

    I would send the gorgeous Teleflora’s Winter Wilds Centerpiece to my sister

  7. Caroline Lennek says:

    I would love to surprise my sister-in-law with Teleflora’s Vintage Sleigh Bouquet!

  8. Kristen says:

    I’d send my mom the Festive Pines bouquet.

  9. shannon fowler says:

    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.

  10. Margaret Smith says:

    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.

  11. Kelly Hanley says:

    I would send my mom the Christmas Wishes Centerpiece

  12. debra dubois says:


  13. Liz M says:

    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 😀

  14. I would send the beautiful orname to decanter to my beautiful daughter

  15. Gina Ferrell says:

    I would surprise my mom with a holiday bouquet and I would get the Teleflora’s Golden Pines Tree.

  16. Terra Heck says:

    I’d get the Send a Hug® Cuddly Christmas Tree by Teleflora
    and have it sent to my 23 yoa daughter. Thanks.

  17. Cindy Peterson says:

    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.

  18. Natalie says:

    I would love to surprise my mom with the Teleflora’s Winter Pop Bouquet!

  19. Cynthia C says:

    I would like to get the Holiday Shimmer Centerpiece for our family holiday dinner table.

  20. Eileen Boyce says:

    My daughter with Golden Pines Tree.

  21. tiffany c says:

    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.

  22. Dana Rodriguez says:

    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”

  24. Onyinye Elochukwu says:

    I’ll surprise my sister in law with Teleflora’s Be Happy Bouquet

  25. Diana says:

    I’d send it to my mom and I would send the Family Tree Bouquet!

  26. Darla Peduzzi says:

    I would send the Classic Pearl Ornament arrangement to my brother and sister-in-law. So pretty!

  27. Trey LaCaze says:

    My wife

  28. Kimberly Frazee says:

    I wopuld Send it to my friend Suzie. She is the sweetest person and would love to make her smile

  29. Steph says:

    I would surprise my kids with the Teleflora Golden Pines Tree.

  30. Ann Hoag says:

    All is Bright arrangement is my favorite. I would give it to my daughter since she’s having us all over for Christmas dinner.

  31. Jill Hanson says:

    I would send “let it snow” to my Mom who lives in assisted living. She loves the Asiatics Lilly’s.

  32. Leela says:

    Teleflora’s Winter Pop Bouquet.

  33. I would definitely give or mail someone Teleflora Joyful Gesture

  34. Kim Davis says:

    Thomas Kinkade’s Family Tree Bouquet to my mom.

  35. Anne S says:

    I’d surprise my Mom with a Family Tree Bouquet! Gorgeous!

  36. Toni Seese says:

    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!

  37. Margaret King says:

    I would send a Hug® Cuddly Christmas Tree arrangement to my brother and sister-in-law.

  38. danni lynn says:

    i would like to send the Teleflora’s Festive Pines Bouquet

  39. al says:

    I would send my sister the Wondrous Winter Bouquet. Where she lives there’s no snow.

  40. paige chandler says:

    I’d love to surprise my mom with the Winter Wilds Centerpiece. Perfect for the holiday dinner table.

  41. Julie Bickham says:

    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.

  42. Theresa Jenkins says:

    My brother and family can’t come home for Christmas this yr Id send them a Christmas centerpiece

  43. Michelle C says:

    I would love to surprise my mom with the Candy Cane Christmas Bouquet!

  44. Stacey Evans says:

    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.

  45. kathy Persons says:

    I would send the let it snow to my pastor’s wife

  46. MargaretAnn Rice says:

    Andrea, a kind person, with a heart of gold. I would send the Deck The Halls Tree

  47. Corinne S says:

    I would send a Winter Pop Bouquet to my best friend Judy!

  48. Victoria Scott says:

    I’d send the Winter Wilds to my mom! <3

  49. rhonda miotke says:

    I never get flowers so maybe being a little selfish i would send the Teleflora’s Classic Pearl Ornament Bouquet to myself.

  50. Jay Jackson says:

    I would surprise my mom with the health nut basket.

  51. Heather Bridson says:

    I would surprise my mom, and it would be the celebrations tree.

  52. golden storm says:

    i would pick the Send a Hug® Cuddly Christmas Tree and give it to my partner

  53. Donna DePaolo says:

    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.

  54. Melissa Craig says:

    My mother in law would love Festive Pines Bouquet, we always send her Teleflora #LoveOutLoud

  55. Alex S. says:

    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.

  56. kayla sheehan says:

    id get my step mom the thomas kinkade family tree centerpiece

  57. My son was born on Xmas Eve and I would send him this one-

  58. Shelley says:

    I would suprise my parents and get them the Thomas Kinkade Family Tree boutique

  59. Alex W. says:

    I would send my parents the Christmas Wish Arrangement.

  60. Sam says:

    I absolutely adore the Teleflora’s Woodland Winter Bouquet Bouquet

  61. Deb K says:

    I would send the Let It Snow Bouquet to my daughter!

  62. Vickie Gallo says:

    Holiday Shimmer to my husband!

  63. Carl says:

    Merry Christmas to all

  64. Mary Gardner says:

    I would choose Teleflora’s Winter Pines Centerpiece.

    1. NShip says:

      Let it snow bouquet

  65. gala says:

    I’d surprize my sister with “Silver Elegance Centerpiece”

  66. Meagan BS says:

    I think my Grandma would love the Teleflora’s Festive Pines Bouquet.

  67. Jennifer Reed says:

    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.

  68. kathy pease says:

    I would surprise my daughter with the Merry Christmas Cactus

  69. Brianne Armstrong says:

    I would send the Teleflora’s Golden Pines Tree Flower Arrangement to my Mom, she loves this company!

  70. Buddy Garrett says:

    I would send the Teleflora’s It Had to Be You Bouquet to my wife.

  71. Lindsay A. says:

    I would love to give my MIL the Silver Elegance Centerpiece! She does so much for everyone & deserves it!

  72. Marjie Mare says:

    Just looking at the pictures of your flowers make me smile. Receiving them bring me to heaven.

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