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The positive emotional benefits of flowers

DETROIT, USA: Blumz by JRDesigns  will be hitting the streets of of Metro Detroit this Wednesday October 11th to hand out beautiful bouquets of flowers to unsuspecting Detroiters to help brighten up their week, as part of the ‘Petal it Forward’ program, in partnership with the Society of American Florists (SAF), of which Blumz by JRDesigns is a member. ‘Petal It Forward’ is in response to the release of new data by SAF showing the positive emotional benefits of flowers.  University research reveals that flowers have an immediate impact on happiness and a long-term positive effect on moods.

Now, a new survey has found that, when it comes to flowers, it’s just as good to give as it is to receive. With this data in mind, the Petal It Forward team is not only spreading happiness to lucky Detroit residents who receive the flowers, but arming these recipients with the tools they need to Petal it Forward and spread happiness to others: An extra flower bouquet will be given to each person to share with a loved one, coworker or even a stranger.“We see the positive impact day in and day out when we make our flower deliveries,” said Jerome Raska co-owner of Blumz. “People love to get flowers ‘just because’ so we wanted to create random smiles today, and give people a chance to do the same for someone else.”

In March 2015, SAF conducted a survey of 2,500 people throughout the U.S. to uncover the impact of flowers on Americans. The results revealed the many benefits of flowers, including the positive impact flowers have on one’s emotions and happiness, and backed up previous research studies on flowers conducted by Rutgers, Harvard and Texas A&M.

The following are highlights from SAF’s recent survey results:

  • When it comes to happiness, it’s just as good to give flowers as it is to receive: 88 percent of Americans report that giving flowers makes them feel happy, while 80 percent reported that receiving flowers makes them feel happy.
  • Just being around flowers improves your mood: 76 percent of Americans agree that having flowers in their home or office improves their mood.
  • The best reason to receive flowers is “just because”: Women (92 percent) are more likely to agree with this, but the majority of men (three in four) also share this sentiment.
  • Florists to the rescue! Nearly four in 10 Americans indicate florists have helped them in a past or current relationship; most frequently to say “I love you,” or schedule a surprise delivery.

“The impact of giving or receiving flowers is powerful and memorable,” said Robbin Yelverton co-owner of Blumz by JRDesigns. “It can turn an ordinary day into an extraordinary one.” Our Petal It Forward team will literay be suprising people on the street this Wedneday.  After receiving their flowers, recipients are asked to spread the happiness by gifting their extra flower bouquet  and sharing their happiness on social media using #petalitforward.

For more information on the benefits of flowers, visit www.aboutflowers.com and www.aboutflowersblog.com.

 

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