Many people in Japan believe that the Valentine’s day is the day when women give gifts of chocolates to men only because this is the typical customs and culture of Valentine’s day in Japan. Although very old people do not follow such customs, majority of people who are office workers with age less than 60 follow this “strange” customs. This Japanese customs has nothing to do with the history of Saint Valentine’s day which originated in Europe.
Here in the United States, various kinds of gifts are given not only from men to women but also from women to men. People follow this customs to show how deeply he/she loves and cares for his/her counterpart, boyfriend, girlfriend or significant other.
Among various types of gifts, floral gifts are also pretty popular. Valentine’s day is February 14th of every year and when it is getting close to this day, many gift shops and flower shops start promoting sales of their products. We can find tons of advertisements for Valentine’s Day sale on the internet .
If you are engaged in selling flowers, it is a very good opportunity to increase sales on and before Valentine’s day. If you have a good skill of making floral arrangements, you can design your own Valentine’s day floral gift for your friend or spouse. Some people give a gift for himself or herself, which is quite OK. No matter who is a recipient of your floral gift, Valentine’s day is one of the best opportunities to show your love to your important person you always care for. It also gives another good opportunity for you to show your flower arranging skill to your friends by giving a hand-made floral gift.
If you have no skill of flower arranging, it may be a good time to start learning floral designs. By the Valentine’s day, you still have about a month which is enough to earn minimum required floral design skill to make a floral gift. After Valentine’s day, we have Mother’s Day which is May 12th. The skill of floral arranging you earned for Valentine’s day can be used for another type of floral gift for Mother’s Day. You can repeatedly use your flower arranging skill as many times as you like and this property will never be depreciated or deteriorated even if you use so often. In this sense flower arranging skill is a lifetime property once you have acquired it.
There is a variety of Valentine’s Day floral gifts such as potted flowers, bonsai flowers, bouquets, basket arrangements and even regular kind of centerpiece decoration. You can order from a floral shop to deliver your gift to the recipient through FTD, or give it to your friend in person. Since you can put additional items in a basket flower arrangement, it may be one of the creative ways of gift presentation.
As far as they are portable and deliverable, you can send whatever type of floral gift you like. Depending on the type of favorite items loved by your friend, you can add some chocolates, strawberries, other fruits or wine & cheese, bath & spa items or even a uniform of sports team supported by your friend. In the basket, you can place whatever kind of additional items loved and liked by your friend, spouse or significant other.
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