Are You Looking for a Great Holiday Hostess Gift?
The holiday party invitations are stacking up. From office parties to neighborhood get togethers, your social calendar is kicking into high gear. And while it can be fun to plan the outfits you will wear, the food you will take, and the hostess gifts you will bring for the first few parties of the season, the choices and decisions get more challenging as the holiday season progresses. Fortunately, just when you could not dream up another meaningful hostess gift, your husband came home with three beautiful specialty floral arrangements. He proudly announced that these arrangements from the local florist would be the hostess gift for every party this weekend.
Your husband’s idea was a huge success. Although families can often get their fill of leftovers from holiday parties and can tire of the holiday ornaments as gifts, specialty floral arrangements are a gift that provide decorations and holiday spirit long after the party is over.
Specialty Floral Arrangements Are Designed for Holidays and Other Special Occasions
How many different times in the last year have you sent flowers as gifts? When you are far away from family and friends, a flower delivery can help you send your message from many miles away. Consider some of the occasions when flowers are the perfect way to send greetings across town or across the country.
Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year. As the first day of December reminds us that we are quickly approaching the winter holiday season, floral shops across the nation have a wide variety of designs available. If you cannot find a prearranged design that you like, most florists also offer the option of custom arrangements. According to some research results, Christmas and Hanukkah season is the number one flower buying holiday. In fact, 30% of adults purchase flowers or plants as gifts for the holiday season. With 24 days until Christmas, you still have time to get your orders placed so that your friends and family will receive your best wishes before they start opening the gifts under their trees.
Bridal and Baby Showers. Whether you are able to attend the shower in person or not, sending a floral arrangement that can be used as a centerpiece at a bridal or baby shower is a nice touch. Not surprising, flowers make up an average of 7% to 8% of a typical wedding budget. From the 60% of wedding parties that include a flower girl carrying a creative bouquet to all of the flowers carried by the bride and her attendants, fresh cut arrangements are a popular and traditional part of most weddings.
Mother’s Day. Although statistics indicate that as many as 63% of all flowers are purchased by people for themselves, the wise husband and children would never forget to bring or deliver flowers on Mother’s Day. In fact, Mother’s Day accounts for 25% of the floral purchases made for all holidays. Nearly 35% of adults bought flowers or plants as gifts for Mother’s Day during the year 2015, and according to a survey by the National Retail Federation, 66% of those celebrating Mother?s Day will buy mom flowers. The total amount of money spent is estimated to be $2.4 billion in the year 2016.
Valentine’s Day. Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet, and so are you! If you want to find a way to make sure that you let your special someone know how much they are loved, a vase of red roses will work. And while Christmas may be the biggest flower buying holiday season, it should come as no surprise that according to the American Society of Florists, Valentine?s Day is the number one single day holiday for florists. This represents a third of the fresh flower purchases and 40% of the the annual dollar sales. If you have a special someone in your life, make sure that she is not part of the 15% of American women will send themselves flower on February 14.
Whether you are looking for a perfect hostess gift for an upcoming holiday party, or you are just looking for a way to tell someone thank you, fresh seasonal specialty floral arrangements are one of the best options.