Do People Still Send Flowers as a Gift?
Now that Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, graduation, and wedding season have passed, you may still be considering gifts for birthdays and the winter holidays ahead.
You prefer to order something that can be delivered, but you don’t want to send a food basket that may not be eaten. You may have sent flowers in the past, but wonder if it’s still appropriate today?
The answer is yes, not only can you still order flowers through a florist and have them delivered right to your loved one’s door, but you can also send preserved roses in a box that will last for longer than fresh roses.
What Are Preserved Roses?
The science used to create preserved roses goes far beyond what was done in the last century. In past times, roses were simply trimmed from the garden, then hung up to dry.
Sometimes they were inserted into a powered preservative until they dried. While these types of roses were interesting, the preservation technique always changed the colour of the roses from bright red to a dark burgundy to black colour that wasn’t that attractive.
The preservation process that Flux de Fleur utilises in preserving genuine fresh roses has advanced greatly over the past couple of decades. Not only does this process utilise different chemicals to treat the roses, the newly preserved roses look almost like they have been freshly picked!
What Are the Benefits of Buying Preserved Roses?
If you have your heart set on ordering flowers for a loved one’s birthday or other special event ahead then you have two options. The first is to send a bouquet of fresh flowers.
The second is to send a bouquet of Flux de Fleur in a preserved rose gift box to them. Depending on how long the fresh flowers have been at the florist will depend on whether they even last one week without decaying and making a mess all over the table or cabinet where your loved one will place them.
The major advantage to preserved roses in a box delivery is that these roses will last for a much longer length of time.
What Is the History of Flower Delivery?
While we may never know who was the first delivery person to accept payment to deliver flowers to someone’s residence or business, it most likely happened in Greece or Rome.
But in our recorded history, we do know that the first floral network began in 1910, and was called FTD – Florists’ Telegraph Delivery Service (1). A group of 15 florists participated.
When an order was received, the closest florist to fulfil and deliver the order was contacted through the wire service. This also solved the problem of when someone visited a florist and wanted to send flowers, but the location may have been too far away and they had to decline the order.
Today, there is the internet, as well as a wide delivery network of courier companies.
How Long Do Preserved Roses Last?
Preserved roses last a much longer time than fresh roses do. Your preserved roses in a box can last for up to one year and perhaps even for longer. There are recommended care instructions to make your roses last as long as possible.
If you have young children or pets, the box of roses needs to be placed in a safe spot away from them. The ideal location is inside a glass cabinet that is away from dust, heat, cold, windows, and humidity.
You can gently blow on them to remove the dust if you choose to keep them on your table for the first week or two.
Why Would a Preserved Rose Gift Box Be More Cost-Effective?
If you’re concerned about the real preserved rose price then you should know that it’s actually more cost-effective to buy preserved roses. You can spend from £50 to £100 on a fresh rose delivery.
These roses will end up on the compost heap in 3 to 5 days. Or, you can order a box of roses that cost from £29 for a single large rose, or £99 for a small box of roses and up.
Since the preserved roses last for up to a year or more, you can calculate how much that costs per day when compared to fresh flowers that will shortly be tossed in the bin. And with the proper care, the preserved roses can even last for more than a year!
Can I Add Other Gifts to My Order?
Many people like to send a gift basket to their loved ones. You may want to include the preserved flowers but also add other gifts to your order.
We do have a selection of other items, such as white and brown teddy bears, dog stuffies, and rose bath confetti. Please check back often as we will be adding more to our site in the future.
Can I Order Preserved Roses from Anywhere?
No, your local florist will not have these real preserved roses. While there are a few companies in Europe that sell them, we are based in the UK and focus on UK deliveries, though we do ship to other parts of the world.
We’ve been in business for over 16 years. We have many valued customers and are highly trusted in the floral consumer market. Please ensure you shop from a genuine company that’s backed up by Shopify.
Please check out our Flux de Fleur website for more information on how we can assist you in finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list.
So yes, the answer is that flowers can still be sent as a gift, but Flux de Fleur makes your gift even more amazing! Many people still haven’t heard or seen our preserved roses in a box.
Your loved one will be pleasantly surprised when they open up the box to their genuine but carefully preserved roses that last for up to a year or more!
They may even request more roses for a future event, so we look forward to serving your gifting needs in the years ahead!