The Mozart Collection
When it comes to arranging flowers; modern is not always best! Sometimes a classical approach to the art is more appropriate. This what a classical person like Mozart would like to see in a flower arrangement? He certainly would not approve of the modern glitzy foil covered coloured boxes that are often used today. I love this image, it symbolizes exactly what I am talking about. A single flower variety used in a mass colourful arrangement often gives a more opulent and pleasing impression. AFD offers a range of online flowers for Australia delivery in both modern and classical style
FloristNZ is a New Zealand Online Flower Delivery website with a beautiful range of classical and modern style arrangements to suit any occasion. To state the obvious there are many reasons to send someone flowers. But did you know that it has been proven to actually help when someone is down or feeling sick? In a study looking at the responses to receiving gifts ( full source here ScienceBlogs.com )
- 147 women were found via supermarket ads.
- Study about “normal moods during the day.”
- Given 1 of ten gifts – not told which though.
- They were phoned to assess their life satisfaction or mood.
- Ten days later, 2 peopled delivered the gift.
- Flowers to One third.
- Fruit Gift Basket to One third.
- A candle to One third
- A group of impartial volunteers chose the gifts to be of equal value and appeal.
- The fear some have of weight gain kept chocolate out of the gift choices.
- One tester gave the gift, and the other noted their reaction.
- The tester had no idea which of the items a person was going to receive.
Although everyone did smile with most of the gifts, there were much higher real smiles from the flower bouquets than any other category…….
In a subsequent test
- A person stood inside an elevator and handed a flower, pen, or no gift to people as they entered.
- When they were given nothing; only 50% of the time the tester was holding a wicker flower gift basket.
- They also initiated a conversation.
- 60 men and 62 ladies entered the lift.
- A 2nd tester noted 4 different things, did they:
- Stand close
at the tester. These 4 observations were collated into a score from 0 to 9.
Both sexes scored much higher in social behaviour if they received flowers compared not receiving a gift or being given a pen.
Noteworthy is that the lowest scores were received when flowers were seen but not given – So being given flowers affects social behaviour and mood, not just the sight of them.
A final study, a group of women in rest homes received one, two or three flower bouquets over 2 weeks. They were then interviewed before and after the experiment
women who received the flowers had much better moods after the 2 weeks. The level of happiness or lack of depression directly correlated to the number of bouquets they were given – the more the happier!