Beautiful Blooms by Jen was one of 262 Petal It Forward Events in 235 Cities in all 50 States!

Isn’t that so cool?! We had such a blast!

On October 19, 2016, the Society of American Florists and florists nationwide randomly surprised people on the street with flowers in more than 235 cities in 50 states. Lucky recipients received two bouquets — one to keep, and one to share with a friend, family member, co-worker, or even a complete stranger. There were a lot of smiles going around as the country experienced flower power.- SAFnow.org

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In the morning, Colleen and her daughter Madeline passed out flowers at Brieschke’s Bakery on Main Street in downtown Sylvania. Jen and her son Cooper passed out flowers at Chandler Cafe, on Main Street. While Colleen dropped off Madeline at school, they passed out more at Maplewood Elementary and totally surprised moms.

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Cooper’s favorite thing to do at the flower shop is smell the flowers. Tons of hot pink roses were ready to go when we got in at 7:45am!

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Cooper’s favorite were the pretty girls! Thanks for posing Kate!

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Our adorable Petal It Forward Team! Thanks for helping Cooper and Madeline!

At lunch, Sarah and Jen petaled it forward at Lourdes University. Students and faculty were so surprised and excited to accept the two flowers and petal it forward to other faculty and staff.

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Jen passing out flowers at Lourdes University.

The reason Beautiful Blooms by Jen decided to take part in this awesome event is because we wanted to brighten people’s day and show them the positive emotional benefits of flowers.

THE FOLLOWING ARE HIGHLIGHTS FROM SAF’S SURVEY OF OVER 2,500 AMERICANS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES:

  • WHEN IT COMES TO HAPPINESS, IT’S JUST AS GOOD TO GIVE FLOWERS AS IT IS TO RECEIVE: 88 PERCENT OF AMERICANS REPORT THAT GIVING FLOWERS MAKES THEM FEEL HAPPY, WHILE 80 PERCENT REPORTED THAT RECEIVING FLOWERS MAKES THEM FEEL HAPPY.
  • JUST BEING AROUND FLOWERS IMPROVES YOUR MOOD: 76 PERCENT OF AMERICANS AGREE THAT HAVING FLOWERS IN THEIR HOME OR OFFICE IMPROVES THEIR MOOD.

We were so excited when Channel 13 ABC came out to interview Jen and talk about Beautiful Blooms by Jen Petaling it Forward. Plus Jen made This is Home for the week! So cool! Thanks 13 ABC!

Petal It Forward

Beautiful Blooms by Jen is excited to announce their participation in Petal It Forward on Wednesday, October 19th. In partnership with the Society of American Florists (SAF), Beautiful Blooms by Jen will be hitting the streets of Sylvania, OH and handing out hundreds of flowers to busy commuters to help brighten up their week.

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Our smiling staff will be camped out at Chandler Cafe and Brieschke’s Bakery at 8am and Lourdes University Dining Hall at 12pm handing out two bouquets to each customer. The lucky recipients are then asked to ‘petal it forward’ by giving one of the bouquets to a loved one, co-worker, or even a stranger who looks like they need a smile!

See Coverage from SAF’s 2015 Event

The Impact of Flowers

‘Petal It Forward’ is in response to the release of new data by SAF showing the positive emotional benefits of flowers. University research reveals that flowers have an immediate impact on happiness and a long-term positive effect on moods. Now, a new survey has found that, when it comes to flowers, it is just as good to give as it is to receive.

In March 2015, SAF conducted a survey of 2,500 people throughout the U.S. to uncover the impact of flowers. The results revealed the many benefits of flowers including the positive impact flowers have on one’s emotions and happiness. These findings are backed up previous research studies on flowers conducted by Rutgers, Harvard, and Texas A&M (More information on the university studies). The following are highlights from SAF’s recent survey results:

  • When it comes to happiness, it’s just as good to give flowers as it is to receive: 88% of Americans report that giving flowers makes them feel happy, while 80% reported that receiving flowers makes them feel happy.
  • Just being around flowers improves your mood: 76% of Americans agree that having flowers in their home or office improves their mood.
  • The best reason to receive flowers is “just because:” women (92%) are more likely to agree with this, but the majority of men (three in four) also share this sentiment.
  • Florists to the rescue! Nearly four in ten Americans indicate florists have helped them in a past or current relationship; most frequently to say “I love you,” or schedule a surprise delivery.

Spreading the Happiness

Beautiful Blooms by Jen and the Petal It Forward Team will give away hundreds of bouquets to people throughout Sylvania. After receiving their flowers, recipients are asked to spread the happiness by gifting their extra flower bouquet, and sharing their happiness on social media using #petalitforward. For more information on the benefits of flowers, visit here.

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Thanks to Cleveland Plant for partnering on this with us!