Think of that emotion that falls over you after you’re given a bouquet of lush roses, the smile on your face every spring when you notice the trees budding and tulips blooming on your walk in the park, being enchanted by the customized floral designs while attending weddings and other special events. All these instances involve beautiful flowers and the wonderful feelings that come along with having them around us -we call that, the power of flowers. 

It’s no surprise why flowers are the most common gift people give. A flower arrangement can console you, put a smile on your face, or add a beautiful touch to your space by just sitting there for you to admire! Flowers are also shown to increase productivity at work – specifically promoting creativity and lowering levels of stress. A Rutgers study, using both women and men demonstrated more innovative thinking, generating more ideas, and original solutions to problems in the office environment that included flowers and plants. That’s why we encourage all to uplift their space with a rotation of fresh flowers and plants. 

In fact, according to research conducted at Rutgers, “the presence of flowers triggers happy emotions, heightens feelings of life satisfaction and affects social behavior in a positive manner far beyond what is normally believed.” That’s reasoning enough for me to keep a freshly cut bouquet in my apartment 24/7! Flowers help counteract negative messages and darkness prevalent during rough times. They will assuage troubled minds and bring peace to hearts and souls in times of anxiety and fear, which means you can always bet on flowers to make you feel better.

Research also shows that our connection to nature is extremely beneficial for our well-being.  Spending time indoors or outdoors around flowers, plants, and trees, makes people feel happier and more connected, thus, making people feel healthier overall. Whether you’re working from home and enjoying a lively pothos plant in your kitchen window - or you’re at the office and notice the intricately designed arrangement at the reception desk, these instances not only affect our moods for the better, but we’re healthier because of it. 

There’s no better time than the present to spread some positive feelings to a friend, family member, or colleague – consider flowers or plants. Also, don’t forget to treat yourself! Use the code SPREADLOVE to get free delivery until April 24th, 2020. After all, when more people are happier, the world is a better place to be!

April 22, 2020 — Alexis Howell