Flowers are an important part of all of our lives, from specialty floral arrangements to the flowers that grow in our gardens. Florists know that people love to both give and receive flowers, and that there are many occasions throughout the year where giving fresh flowers becomes incredibly commonplace. From anniversary flowers to graduation flowers, giving flowers can be a great way to express your love for someone, a simple by poignant way to show how much you really care.
And perhaps this is why flowers have become synonymous with the holiday of Valentine’s Day, at least here in the United States. In fact, Valentine’s Day is considered to be the most busiest holiday for florists, according to the American Society of Florists. In fact, a third of all fresh flower purchases from the entire year will occur on this day as well as the days leading up to it. On this day, it is common for men to buy women flowers to show their love and affection, but many people don’t realize that women frequently buy men flowers for Valentine’s Day too. In fact, more than thirty five percent of all married women (thirty six percent, to be more exact) have purchased flowers for their husband on Valentine’s Day. And if you don’t have as spouse or a romantic partner, it doesn’t meant that you shouldn’t get flowers. In fact, as much as fifteen percent of all women in the United States will actually go through with buying themselves flowers on Valentine’s Day, showing themselves just a little bit of self care. For such a holiday, specialty floral arrangements are common, and are an easy way to say I love you that doesn’t require too much foresight or thought.
But Valentine’s Day is not the only holiday in which specialty floral arrangements are common. Mother’s Day, typically at the beginning of May, is another holiday in which specialty floral arrangements are very frequently given. Data even shows that more than sixty five percent of all people in the United States will look into and buy specialty floral arrangements for their mothers, though the size and the scope of these arrangements will vary. And if a couple has kids together, it is likely that the father will buy the mother a specialty flower arrangement as well. And this day is hugely lucrative for the flower industry, of course, bringing in more than two million in just one year, one day of this celebration.
And, of course, specialty floral arrangements are hugely common for weddings all throughout the country of the United States and even in many places beyond it as well. When you are choosing your floral arrangements for your wedding, it is highly advisable that you speak to a wedding florist. He or she will help you to find the specialty floral arrangements that are right for your big day, as well as help you to budget your flower purchases. As flowers will cost, in the average wedding, as much as seven to eight percent of the entire wedding budget, weddings can be hugely lucrative for the floral industry – especially since there are very nearly forty five thousand of them every single weekend here in the United States.
On top of this, flowers are also common around the winter holidays, particularly the holidays of Christmas and Hannukah. Though many flowers are out of season in many parts of the country by the time that this point of the year rolls around, the pointsetta is a common gift among many as a holiday present. It is a beautiful flower and plant, and is a hardy one too, making it the perfect gift for the winter months, which can often be all too brutally cold.
No matter who you are and no matter where you might live in the United States, it’s more likely than not that specialty floral arrangements have been part of your life at some point, be it for a holiday like Mother’s Day or for a special event like a wedding.