Sending Flowers

Written by Charles Peacock
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Sending flowers to someone not only helps brighten up their day; it lets them know that you're thinking about them, and that you care enough to do something special for them. It is an easy, inexpensive way to express love, sympathy, congratulations, or any other sentiment. And you'd be hard pressed to find someone who wouldn't want to have flowers delivered to them.

The Surprise of Sending Flowers

The best thing about sending flowers (in my opinion) is the surprise factor. Imagine the recipient drudging through a typical day, dealing with the same old hassles and problems, not expecting (and probably hoping against) anything that's going to upset their daily routine. Then there's a knock on the door, or the buzz of a delivery man, and suddenly they're inundated with a beautiful bouquet of fragrant, colorful flowers.

I'll always remember how my father made a habit of sending flowers to my mother. Every week, my mom would receive an "unexpected" flower arrangement delivered to her desk at work. Before I was old enough to understand what was going on, I thought it was normal for people to get fresh flowers brought to them every few days.

As I got older, I came to understand and respect the romantic statement my dad was making by sending flowers so frequently. Even after decades of marriage, it was important for him to show my mom how much he loved her, and he did this with flowers. It's funny-- even though she got them every week (and probably grew to expect them), I bet my mom's heart melted every single time those flowers were brought through the door. It's difficult to find a gift that never gets boring, but flowers always seem to do the trick.


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