Petal It Forward Gives Back with Flowers

Floral Sunshine employee Kirstin with 2 bouquets for Petal It Forward

October 11, 2017 was Petal It Forward day, an initiative originated by the Society of American Florists to give back to our communities. This event is founded on the concepts of Pay It Forward or Random Acts of Kindness, but we “pay” it forward with flowers!

Here’s how it goes: participating florists surprise unsuspecting strangers by giving them two bouquets; one for the recipient to keep and the other to give away as a surprise to brighten someone else’s day.

It may surprise you to learn that every state in the nation celebrated this holiday. These events are really fun and make a lot of people smile. And as our name says, we’re all about spreading sunshine with flowers!

We had the pleasure of giving away over 150 single flowers at Miss Knockout beauty bar with the help of their staff, and over 50 mixed bouquets in the NW Alphabet District. We were honored to participate in such a unique event and have the opportunity to give a little happiness to our Portland community.

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Floral Sunshine was featured in an OregonLive article and our owner, Annie Chen, was interviewed on KGW. (See clips below).

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Another clip of Annie Chen interviewed on KGW for Petal It Forward

A special shout out to our wonderful volunteer, Cynthia, who helped us pass out flowers so we could maintain business as usual. Cynthia emailed us later, saying “Thank you for letting me help pass out bouquets! People really loved your bouquets and I know receiving flowers meant a lot to them.”

Aw… schucks!

Mother’s Day is a week away!

Mother’s Day 2014 is a month away! As your local friendly florist, I’m encouraging you to send your mother or a mother you know fresh, quality flowers this week. Everyone appreciates flowers to brighten their day, to show that they are appreciated, and to thank them for their hard work day in and day out.

Not to be morbid…. but I see so many people spend hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars on memorial flowers when their mother passes away… why not send your mother flowers while she’s alive and can enjoy them? Seems so simple and logical…

Give us a call, tell us your mom’s favorite flowers or colors. One of my mother’s favorite flowers were peonies, unfortunately she passed away 12 years ago but I will drop off flowers next week at her grave. Again, not trying to be depressing — but send your mother flowers! 🙂 Floral Sunshine is making deliveries mostly on Friday, Saturday and Sunday all over the Portland metro area including downtown, Beaverton, Hillsboro, and the Eastside. We will also have a wide selection of fragrant flowers including but not limited to: roses, lilies, carnations, stock, lilac, larkspur, and hydrangeas. We also just got word from one of our favorite local growers that we will also have a selection of peonies available, so call ahead and get these highly sought after gems before they sell out.

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