The ultimate goal of this initiative is very simple, florists and flower lovers all around the world dedicate one day a year to making strangers happy. The method chosen to achieve this goal is… flowers!
What began as a simple idea to spread the joy of flowers throughout our local countryside has blossomed into an initiative that florists and flower lovers throughout the world have embraced. After-all, the beauty of flowers knows no boundaries.
As the day falls at the same time each year it seems a great opportunity to use all the publicity around it and perhaps use some British flower beauties too.
What to do!
- Florists will gather a small selection of flowers together.
- The flowers will be arranged into a bunch, bouquet or arrangement.
- A message will be added to the bouquet something along the lines of – “Adopt me please, I’m looking for a new home. Perhaps I can live with you or a loved one? Please take me. Our flower friends would love to hear from us and find out where we ended up. Please let them know at www.facebook.com/thelonelybouquet” or add your own business facebook page, you can change this message to encourage an image to be uploaded etc.
- The arrangement will be left for a lucky local to take home.
- Voila! The flowers will be found and will surely put a smile on a stranger’s face.
What do I say
Here are a couple of messages you can use with your lonely bouquet day flowers.
ADOPT ME PLEASE – I’m all alone and looking for a new home.
Perhaps I can live with you or a loved one? Please take me.
Our flower friends would love to hear from us and find out where we ended up.
Or use these words for something special.
Look on BFA socials for florists who have used the campaign and don’t for get to tag us in. @britishfloristassociation
It’s a movement developed by Emily Avenson, an American who has lived in Belgium and had this wonderful idea to “spreading happiness and smiles, one flower at a time”. Emily said ”The idea is simple; make a bouquet, attach a “take me!” tag, and leave it for a stranger to find to brighten their day”.