With the countless pressures and demands our modern lives bring, it’s too easy to feel down, frustrated, and unhappy sometimes. But as they say, happiness is choice. Fortunately, there are several ways that you can do to take control of your own happiness.
Our favorite? Signing up for a floral subscription service. Here’s why.
FACT: Flowers Make You Smile
A study done by husband and wife tandem, Jeannette Haviland-Jones and Terry McGuire, from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, have found that people show “true smiles” and feel genuinely excited, delighted, and thankful when they receive fresh flower arrangements as gifts.
How did they measure the emotional effects of flowers on people?
During the first of many double-blind studies the Rutgers team had to do in 2005, they sent each of the participants with three gifts – a decorative candle, a fruit basket, and a floral bouquet – in the guise of saying thank you for joining the mood study. Flowers won unanimously. The recipients responded to the flowers with what is known as the Duchenne smile—a heartfelt “true smile” involving the mouth, cheeks, and eyes, which neither the scented candles nor the fruit basket was able to come close to.
Flowers Every Day
Interestingly, the researchers noted long-term effects on the overall mood and emotional well-being of the participants. The flower recipients said they felt less depressed, anxious, and agitated three days after receiving the flower delivery. If a single flower delivery can do that, just imagine the amazing possibilities of having flowers every day.
Furthermore, the Rutgers study also revealed that people seem to become warmer and more intimate towards each other when there are flowers around. A home or any kind of space with fresh flowers were also deemed more inviting, comforting, and inspiring.
“Our response to color is intensely emotional, and flowers can be a catalyst for feelings that stimulate more than just our senses of sight and smell,” explained Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. “An artful floral arrangement has the ability to convey a feeling or create a mood without using words, just color,” she added.
Something Beautiful to Look Forward to
That being said, getting yourself or people you care about flower arrangements regularly is probably one of the best things you can do to take control of your happiness. Why wait for a special occasion or for a man to remember to send you one? You deserve beautiful flowers and all the happiness that comes with them.
Orchid Republic offers awesome floral subscription packages that let you decide on the essentials:
- The types of flowers – tulips or orchid arrangements?
- Delivery date and time
- Working budget
- Frequency and more!
No hassle, just gorgeous flowers all the time. Guaranteed fast delivery. Plus complimentary care and maintenance weekly.
A fabulous feat about this is you can share and use your floral subscription to shower family and friends with their favorite flowers on special occasions. Schedule orders and deliveries in advance, so you never miss another birthday or wedding anniversary again.
Plus, no commitment required. You can cancel anytime.
Ready to be happy? Learn more about our floral subscription service today.