Was in a florist shop today picking out flowers for my valentine. And it occurred to me that people aren’t as involved with flowers as they ought to be. Meaning they call a florist and say they’d like the $50 bouquet and that’s it. The most challenging part is deciding on the message that’s going to be written to your loved one by a total stranger. Either you get a handwritten note that looks like it was written by a fourth grader (a little heart instead of a dot over the “i” for instance). Or, and this may be worse, you get that little typewritten note that looks like it was produced by the world’s cheapest printer. That’s so impersonal. I recommend going to a florist shop and buying your own flowers. Pick them out yourself. Okay, so at first it’s scary because you don’t think you know how to do it. But there’s no knowing, there’s just experimentation. Find a flower or even just a color you like, or one that you know your loved one likes, and then keep adding. There’s always someone there in the shop who’s happy to help you. Go with their recommendations initially and then get more adventurous. And the great thing about flower shops is that there are different flowers available each time you go. So it’s not even possible to get in to a “same bouquet” rut.
And this goes for women as well. My wife, my valentine, regularly brings home flowers for me as well. I love that.