Giving and receiving gifts is one of five love languages defined in Gary Chapman’s revolutionary book, The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate.
Whether it’s you or your partner who identifies with gifts, sending roses is a great way to show you’re fluent in this love language. But giving roses can mean so much more if you know how to do it right.
From the color rose you choose, to where you send them, all the little details make a difference when it comes to sending roses. Make sure you’ve covered all of them with this quick guide on how to send roses to your special someone.
1. Don’t Skimp on the Message
Sending roses is a lovely gesture, for sure, but sending them without a note is faux-pas. It’s in the messaging that you get to explain the reason for sending roses.
The words “I love you” are a good place to start, but don’t stop there. Say something meaningful and thoughtful that makes your special someone really feel special.
2. Pick the Right Color
Did you know that rose colors carry significance? That’s why you’d never send red roses to someone you consider just a friend – because they signify love and romance.
Blush pink flowers represent respect and admiration, yellow roses reflect forgiveness, and lavender roses are a symbol for the beginning of a new relationship. Make sure you talk to people who specialize in roses before choosing the color you’re sending.
3. Sending Roses to an Appropriate Location
Sending flowers to someone’s workplace or another public place is not always an appropriate gesture. That depends both on the workplace in question and your special someone. Remember that not everyone enjoys being surprised.
If you don’t know the recipient well enough to know whether they’d like the surprise, you should send the roses to their home as a general rule of thumb. You can still make it a surprise by planning to have the roses delivered while they’re not home.
4. Choose a Package
Everybody knows and loves a traditional bouquet of roses but there are other creative ways to package and present roses. Consider a presentation box or a vase in the style of their home decor. By presenting your roses in a unique package, you make it more memorable and personalized.
5. Include an Extra Gift
Many florists and flower boutiques will sell more than flowers. They often carry little gifts and add-ons.
So before checking out, be sure to check out what options they have. Consider adding some chocolate, a candle, or a bottle of wine. This is just another way to personalize your gift of roses and make them more memorable.
6. Organize a Scavenger Hunt
For perhaps the most memorable way to deliver roses, organize a scavenger hunt. To make a great date night, all you have to do is break up a bouquet, hide them around a given location, and tie a clue to each rose. Give your partner a basket to help them carry the roses (and for a super cute picture at the end).
Advice and Tips that Make Life Better
Sending roses is a gesture that says you’re thoughtful. But there are things you can do to make the experience even more memorable. Consider adding extra gifts and special notes, personalizing the packaging and colors, or organizing a creative way to deliver the roses.
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