When your daughter left for Copenhagen on May 1, you did not realize that her trip abroad would keep her away on Mother’s Day. Sure, you knew that her trip was 15 days in length, but in the excitement of hearing about her plans it never crossed your mind that this exciting adventure for her would mean that it would be the first Mother’s Day she would not be home. Even though you had not realized that she would be gone, however, you daughter already had a plan. In fact, when you woke up on Tuesday morning, May 2, you were greeted with the most thoughtful social media post.
Pictured with a beautiful Marguerite Daisy bloom, your daughter had posted a picture as an early Mother’s Day Flower Message. For while you had overlooked the Mother’s Day date, your daughter had planned ahead of time what she would do for your gift this year. Studying in a location that is at nearly the same latitude as Anchorage, Alaska, your daughter knew that she was going to be in a location with long hours of daylight and had read about all of the beautiful flowers that would be blooming. On Sunday, May 14, for example, the sun was supposed to rise at 5:00 am and not set until 9:14 pm.
With a flower identification book in hand, your thoughtful daughter took fourteen different photos of here with a number of flowers and sent one a day as a virtual bouquet. Those pictures, combined with the real floral arrangements from your younger daughter and husband made for a beautiful Sunday. Not quite like having both of your girls at home, but very nice none the less. In addition, you learned that the Marquerite Daisy is Denmark’s national flower and that the country has a number of beautiful spring blooms, including: Yellow Azaleas, Lady Orchids, Conostylis Aculeates, Tassle Flowers, Red Helleborines, and Danish Orchids. And while the Marquerite Daisy is the official flower, your daughter also sent photos of other popular plants like Red Clover and English Holly.
Do You Have a Mother’s Day Gift Idea?
Sunday, May 14, 2017.
One of the biggest holidays of the year is just around the corner. In fact, statistics indicate that in the year 2015 Mother’s Day gifts accounted for 25% of the floral purchases made for all holidays. As many as 35% of adults bought flowers or plants as Mother’s Day gifts that year.
Whether you are looking for specialty floral arrangements for several of your favorite mothers or you are looking for the same traditional floral arrangements that you send to your wife every year, you probably do not want to be the one husband, the one son, or the one daughter who lets this holiday go by unnoticed. Even if you are a little lax and have not made your plans weeks in advance, it is likely that you will find local florists who have fresh flower arrangements ready for even the last minute buyers.
Mother’s Day Is Not the Only Day for Sending Flowers
Even when the month of May is gone, there are still plenty of other times when Americans find it very fitting to send or hand deliver flowers. Consider some of these statistics about other times when flowers are popular and the impact that the floral market has on this nation’s economy:
- 7% to 8% of a typical wedding budget is spent on flowers.
- Although 37% of flowers are purchased as gifts, 63% of flowers are purchased by the buyer for him or herself..
- $26.7 billion is the amount of money that is spent annually on floral products in the U.S.
- Depictions of arrangements of flower bouquets date back to as early as 2500 BC.
- Floral arrangements are available in a variety of forms, from inexpensive single blooms to elaborate and unique bouquets.
- Valentine?s Day is the number one holiday for florists, meaning that a third of the fresh flower purchases and 40% of the yearly amount of money spent on flowers occurs on this holiday, according to the American Society of Florists.
As the days of May fly by, make sure that you have made the Mother’s Day plans, and ordered the flowers that you need, to recognize that important person in your life.