Why Do People Buy Flowers?
Why Do we buy flowers? Naysayers will say they aren’t very useful and don’t last long. So why do people give flowers instead of, say, a decorative bouquet of fruit and vegetables? Something that can be put to use?
Here we look at science, tradition and modern day meaning to get some insight into the importance of buying people flowers.
We send flowers to say something. Common messages you might have sent in the past are:
- I’m sorry
- I love you
- I’m thinking of you
Are we right?
Sometimes, the reason could be more subconsciously along the lines of: “I want you to think of me in a certain way.”
It is important to pay attention to where you buy your flowers from, because you need to trust you’re sending the right message.
This is particularly true if you’re buying flowers to, shall we say, ‘win the favour’ of a special someone.
Let’s run through two scenarios:
Imagine it’s your partner’s birthday. You’re at the petrol station filling up and see some flowers for sale there. The £15 bouquets look okay, but they’re from a petrol station. Will they know?
To be sure they’ll like them, you spend £20 on the most expensive bouquet.
You get home. They say they like them, but you can see it in their face.
You leave the petrol station with nothing but half a tank of petrol and a Mars Bar. You get home, pour yourself a cuppa and sit at your laptop. You Google ‘online flower delivery in Scotland.’
You find a posh looking website and panic a little first, because it looks expensive. Sweating, you click on the online shop.
You breathe a sigh of relief when you realise buying flowers from a fancy florist isn’t as expensive as you first thought. The bouquets start at £25 and the service includes FREE same day delivery.
You look at the gallery that shows customer’s photos of their bouquets. They look good. Then you read there’s a 24-hour guarantee which protects you against any problems.
You have complete peace of mind that she’s going to be impressed with the flowers.
You have complete peace of mind that she’s going to be impressed with you.
Whether you’re buying flowers for your Mum, for your brother, or a colleague, the fact remains the same: you want them to think of you in a certain way.
Do yourself proud. Make sure you’re saying what you mean to say.
It’s nice to show appreciation, and it’s nice to feel appreciated. Head to our online store to make their (and your) day today.
Buying and receiving flowers releases three main chemicals in our brain. The chemicals and their effect are:
- Dopamine: something great is coming.
- Oxytocin: we have bonded.
- Serotonin: a sense of pride.
- Decrease anxiety.
- Make you smile.
- Boost creativity.
So, yeah, buy flowers now .It’s good for you.
We’re creatures of habit. And since humans have gave flowers throughout the ages, you’re likely to follow suit.
Giving flowers as means of expressing emotion dates as far back as Ancient Greece, who
associated flowers with the gods:
- The Anemone flower is linked with the erotic tale of Aphrodite (think aphrodisiac).
- The Iris was created by the Greek Goddess of the rainbow.
- The Aster was believed to be created by the Goddess of the starry night sky’s teardrop.
Similarly, in more recent times, the Victorian’s used flower symbology to convey emotions that couldn’t be expressed aloud. One was expected to have a stiff upper-lip. Therefore, flowers literally said what couldn’t be said in words:
- Red roses: meaning love.
- Blue roses: meaning mystery.
- Yellow carnations: symbolising rejection