2020 has been a year that no one expected. Whatever corner of the world you live in, you will have experienced upheaval, stress, and uncertainty. And now we are all facing a Christmas like no other, where we may not be able to travel to spend the festive period with our loved ones.
So, how can you spread some holiday cheer this festive season? Why not send holiday flowers to your loved ones? Wherever they are in the world, we can help you to send some festive blooms to lift their mood. Read on to find out more.
The Benefits of Flowers
It's been a difficult year for a lot of people. While it seems obvious that flowers in our homes would cheer us up, flowers actually have many health benefits which have been proven by research.
A study conducted by researchers at Harvard has shown that people feel less stressed when they are around flowers, and that flowers can help to soothe anxiety. Flowers are a natural boost to the mood and can really help to improve emotional health.
During the winter, and under current restrictions, it's hard to get outside. A lovely flower arrangement in your living space can bring a breath of fresh air and a touch of nature to your day.
With many people working from home at the moment, it's also interesting to know that there is good evidence that having plants and flowers at home can improve productivity. Having a plant or bouquet of flowers in your workspace can improve creativity, problem-solving skills, and overall performance.
All of these reasons combine to make holiday flowers the perfect gift to send to friends and family over the festive season. Floral gifts improve mood, reduce stress, depression, and anxiety, and give people a greater sense of life satisfaction.
What better choice than a seasonal bouquet to lift the spirits and add to the decorative atmosphere in your loved ones' homes?
What About Sending a Christmas Tree?
Another great idea for spreading festive cheer to your friends and family anywhere in the world is by arranging for a mini-Christmas tree to be delivered to them. Many families don't have space at home for a full-sized tree, but a smaller one could be just the thing.
Mini trees can make excellent centerpieces on their own, as a table decoration or a feature in a hallway or similar. If you are looking to buy a mini tree for delivery to a relative or friend in another country or state, you should look for a reputable florist or supplier who has a freshness guarantee.
You should also be sure to check what accessories are included, so you know exactly what you're ordering. For example, some trees will feature a stand in the advertising images, but this will not be included in the basic purchase and has to be bought as an extra.
How Do I Send International Flowers?
Giving flowers is a global phenomenon, and with abcFlora you can send floral arrangements to virtually any country in the world. We work with a network of local florists all over the globe who can supply flower arrangements to your loved ones, wherever they may be.
The process is simple. All you have to do is select your destination and choose your bouquet. Delivery charges will then be added as part of the check-out process. You can also add a variety of other gifts, such as chocolates, vases, and cakes.
Giving flowers with us is a simple process. Whatever the occasion and wherever the destination, we can deliver for you!
Looking After Flowers to Prolong the Holiday Cheer
If you've been gifted some flowers or treated yourself to bring some cheer into your home, you may be wondering how to extend the life of your blooms. You don't want them to be sagging and limp before New Year's!
The first step you should take on receiving your flowers is trimming the ends, by a centimeter or so. This will help with water absorption. You should also remove excess leaves and any limp petals. Submerged leaves will add bacteria to the water which will hinder the flowers' water absorption and can also cause odors.
Another great trick to keep your flowers hydrated is to use a mister. You can give your bouquet a squirt whenever it's looking tired. This can be especially beneficial for blooms that are fragile.
It's important to find the perfect place for your flowers. Many people believe that cut flowers need a lot of sunlight, but actually, it's better to keep them in partial shade.
You should also avoid exposing them to any extremes of temperature. Don't put them near an open window or a heating vent. Ideally, flowers need a cool environment to avoid dehydration.
Finally, it's important not to have overcrowded vases as this can impact water absorption too. If your bouquet is too large to fit into your favorite vase, you should split it between two to ensure that the flowers have enough space.
Cut flowers should not be kept near to fresh fruit, as fruit can emit ethylene gases which limits the lifespan of flowers. There is a school of thought which suggests that adding vodka or any other clear alcohol to the water in your flower vase will slow down this production of gas and improve the longevity of your flowers! Why not give it a try?
International Flower Delivery
If you're looking for an easy and imaginative way to spread holiday cheer amongst your friends and family, wherever they are in the world, then you should definitely consider giving flowers.
abcFlora can make the process easy and quick and you will have the peace of mind of knowing that many of our customers have been delighted with our services. Don't hesitate to get in touch to find out how we can help you to send the perfect gift to your loved ones this festive season.