By Coastal Breeze News Staff
Along with their own mothers, Americans spend Mother’s Day celebrating their wives, other female relatives and best friends, with flowers. Mother’s Day accounts for one-fourth of the floral purchases made for holidays, according to the Society of American Florists (SAF). Those Mother’s Day flowers make memorable gifts. Research shows that 92 percent of women can remember the last time they received flowers, and 89 percent say receiving flowers makes them feel special. “With a gift of flowers, you know that someone is thinking of you right now, this very minute,” said Nancy Carrington, owner of Marco Island Florist & Gifts in Marco Island, Florida. “It’s the memory of the gift and the emotions that last forever.” Nancy offers the following advice on how to send the right message with flowers to all the special mothers in your life:
• Leading Ladies: No woman – especially moms, grandmas and sisters – should live without a little TLC. A fabulous flowering plant or a garden-style arrangement with soft pastel hues – no matter what the flower – will send the message that you care.
• The Real Deal: Flowers are intimately, and internationally, linked with the art of romance, and for good reason. As relationships grow, flowers become symbols of different events and milestones of our lives together. Take note of her favorite flowers – the varieties at your wedding, flowers you sent her when you first started dating or the ones she buys for herself. Those will have great meaning and impact.
• The Gal Pal: Flowers that show you’re thinking of someone, but not in a sensual way, have a natural, just-picked feeling. Ask for a selection of garden-style flowers or a bright bold color palette that is fun and whimsical. A basket with a mix of flowering and green plants delivered to her door or office is also a sure fire winner.
Marco Island Florist has been in business on Marco Island and servicing Marco Island and surrounding Naples area for 32 years. Awards and local involvement include: Wedding Wire Bride’s Choice Award for 2010, 2011, 2012; Southwest Florida Choice Awards Champion and Star; Top 1000 Teleflora Florist member; Marco Island Chamber of Commerce member; CAMMI associate member; FTD member; SAF member.
The independent research, including focus groups and a nationwide survey of 800 consumers, was conducted by The Michael Cohen Group.