May 18th, 2019
Father’s Day is soon upon us, and we’re wondering if Dad’s getting a little fed-up of the pair of socks, action-packed DVD or old crooner CD that usually comes his way on Father’s Day. We’ve decided to think outside the box this year and are doing away with the tired old traditional presents. We’re sending Dad a beautiful bloom of flowers that will brighten up his whole week, and will last a lot longer than the DVD.
Having said that, men are slightly trickier than women when it comes to flower gifts, and if possible, you should aim at making that bouquet a little more masculine than normal. As a general rule, men will be drawn to bright and vibrant and simple colours like reds, yellows and oranges, but if you know his favourite colour, then make this the theme of the bouquet.
Did you know that roses are traditionally associated with Father’s Day, with red ones to honour living fathers and white ones to remember those no longer with us. Roses are also a symbol of love and respect, and tiger lilies are strong and bold flowers that symbolise pride and wealth. Tropical flowers are also a good choice because of their bold shapes and lively colours. Men tend to prefer something unusual and striking but simple at the same time. How about a unique black orchid? You could include some info about the history and origins that Dad will love to read about. Or what about a huge single sunflower head to make him smile?
If a bouquet of flowers really won’t suit, then how about choosing an unusual plant for his office or desk? Remember if your dad isn’t green fingered, then it should be one that is easy to care for and provides fuss free foliage.
Although it might seem daunting at first, don’t be put off by the traditional views that flowers are only for mum. We promise that Dad will not only love receiving his well thought out floral gift, but you will love choosing them too. If you’re unsure, contact us for help and advice, and we’ll soon have you a dazzling Father’s Day bouquet.
And finally, if you need some inspiration for the card, look no further than our inspiring Dad quotes:
He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.
Clarence Budington Kelland
Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!
Lydia M. Child.
A father carries pictures where his money used to be.
Dad, you’re someone to look up to no matter how tall I’ve grown.
The greatest gift I ever had
Came from God; I call him Dad!
I don’t care how poor a man is; if he has family, he’s rich.
M*A*S*H, Colonel Potter
Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever.
Almost any man can be a father; it takes someone extremely special to be a dad.
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection
My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.
By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.