Pick the Right Bouquet this Valentine’s Day!

TORONTO, Ont.— Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, which means Canadians will soon be on the hunt for creative ways to showcase their affection for the ones they love.

People are often eager to impress partners by gifting boxes of chocolates and playing romantic music, however there is something special about receiving a bright bouquet of flowers that speaks to the spirit of the holiday.

“Valentine’s Day is about sharing moments with people you love and cultivating connection,” says Terry Caddo, General Manager of Canada Blooms “Floral bouquets make an excellent gift because they come in a variety of colours and designs that can be customized to match your partner’s personality.”

With endless options available, picking the perfect arrangement for Valentine’s Day can be a daunting task. Looking to impress your date this Valentine’s Day? Jennifer Harvey, Certified Floral Designer, has teamed up with Mark’s Choice and Canada Blooms to offer the following tips:

  • Preferences: It’s important to consider the person receiving a floral arrangement when picking out a personalized bouquet. Do they have a favourite flower or favourite colour? Use these details as a starting point when beginning your search.
  • Purchasing: Consider budget when deciding where you want to purchase your bouquet. Local florists, farmers’ markets, grocery stores and online shops sell a range of floral options suited to select price points.
  • Planning: Be proactive and take time to plan your arrangement, as it never hurts to order early. Working with a florist is a beneficial option, as it ensures your bouquet has a professional and personalized touch. Determine ahead if you are looking for a bouquet that is hand tied, in a basket or designed for a vase and cut accordingly.
  • Trends: Think about taking inspiration from fresh floral trends when customizing a bouquet. Pantone’s Living Coral is currently “Colour of the Year”; incorporating florals with this dynamic pop of pink into a bouquet can create vibrancy and spark. Use of foliage and natural grass within arrangements is also on-trend and can bring texture and movement into a bouquet.

“Try thinking outside the box and picking a floral arrangement that is unexpected,” said Jennifer Harvey, Canadian Certified Floral Designer. “Taking the time to plan personal details and selecting florals with colours and textures that appeal to your partner’s preferences will help to make a memorable impression.”

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