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The Dos and Don’ts of Sending Flowers To a Girl

For a lot of guys, sending a girl flowers can bring on a lot of pressure and confusion. With so many arrangements and options to choose from, it can be hard to decipher what exactly is the best bouquet to send. To simplify the process, follow the tips below:

When to Send 
It is important to take into consideration when it is the right time to send flowers. The truth is, you can send flowers all the time. Flowers often have the largest impact if sent in the spur of the moment. Your girl will cherish them all the more because a spontaneous bouquet shows she is on your mind. Though the flowers don't need to be sent for any specific occasion, it is always good to mark down the major holidays when she may be expecting a blooming bouquet at work. These go-to holidays are Valentine's Day, her birthday, your anniversary (of your first date and your marriage if applicable) and the winter holidays.  

Sending flowers is a great gesture at nearly any moment, but there are two definite times when you should not send a girl flowers. The first is to make an impression. If you don't know the girl that well she may see this gesture as extravagant and insincere. Ladies like to receive flowers that come with a loving note. Also, do not send a girl flowers during or after a break up. If you want to make things right, you should bring the flowers yourself.

The Note
Remember to always send a card with your flowers. A small, affectionate note will make your gift all the more special. Take your time when trying to decide what to write. The key things to keep in mind are that you should make it personal, and write it from the heart. Shakespeare sonnets are beautiful, but your girl wants to hear from you. 

The don'ts of note writing are simple – avoid any cliché phrases and check for grammar – you want to make a good impression.

What to Send
Roses are a classic choice, they symbolize love and passion. These are good to send on a more formal occasion. When roses are in season, from early spring till fall,  they come in more varieties and colors, and florists will have a higher quality and quantity available.

Choose to go one step farther and send her a bouquet that will touch her heart. Try and find out what her favorite flower is – if she has not mentioned one you can always ask one of her close friends. Sending her a bouquet of her favorite flowers will show you pay close attention. If you are not able to find out what her favorite flowers are, opt for a bouquet of her favorite color. Choosing by color offers you a larger variety of in-season blooms, which will last longer and look nicer upon arrival. If her favorite color happens to be blue, you may be limited in choice. Blue is a rare color for natural blooms, so look for gladiolas, delphiniums or hydrangeas. These look good mixed with white flowers, or in a blue vase like the Beautiful in Blue bouquet. 

The classic number of individual flowers to order is 12, but luckily, ordering online simplifies the process with pre-arranged bouquets. 

If you want to give your girl something she can cherish for a long time, send her a potted plant like the Happy Hydrangea. Do not send a potted plant to her office, it can make for a cumbersome trip home. Do choose to send a pot if your girlfriend happens to like gardening, this way she can add the blooms to her backyard. 

Last but not least, make sure you have her full name, address and phone number when ordering. The last thing you want is to send the flowers to the wrong address. 

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