As the end of what can only be described as the worst day ever, I gloomily made my way to the bus stop where I proceeded to get my ankles drenched by a passing 40 foot lorry.
I squelched onto the bus and sat down contemplating the long list of chores that awaited me when I got home.
Having already texted my husband that morning to simultaneously notify and warn him that I was having a horrible day, I expected him to be absent when I got home. Imagine my surprise when I opened the door to smell dinner cooking, see a spotless house and a big bunch of my favourite flowers on my kitchen table.
To what did I owe this amazing treat? Was it just because I was sad, was it just because I was having a bad day, or was it because he didn’t want to be on the receiving end of my malodorous mood? ‘All of the above’ he replied, ‘but mostly it’s just because I love you.’
That’s the thing about flowers; they can be gifted to someone special for a number of reasons, or for no particular reason at all. They represent one of the most versatile gestures in the world and encompass every occasion. From birthdays and anniversaries, to the birth of a child or the passing of a loved one; there is a flower to represent every one of life’s moments.
Every flower has a meaning; to send roses conveys love, romance and passion, to send lilies to a funeral home respectfully says ‘condolences’. You can also send flowers to someone depending on their personality. Even if the recipient isn’t familiar with the various meanings, you can let them know that your sentiment was carefully thought out by perhaps writing the meaning on the card.
Pink carnations symbolise the love of a woman or a mother, so is the perfect choice of flower to send your mother on her birthday or for Mother’s Day. Daffodils represent new beginnings so why not send them to your dearest friend on the birth of her baby?
Ultimately though, nothing brings a smile to someone’s face like a bouquet of blooms can; you don’t always need a reason to brighten someone’s day; do it ‘just because’ with serenataflowers.com.