With Random Acts of Kindness Day just around the corner, you might be wondering: Another occasion? Really?
Well, celebrating Random Acts of Kindness Day by surprising someone in your life with a genuine token of appreciation – for no reason other than you care about them – is a win-win for everyone involved. Not only does giving feel good for those who receive it, but it’s also scientifically proven to be good for our own health and happiness. In fact, being kind produces oxytocin (the love hormone), helps us feel more energetic, makes us happier, and even contributes to longevity.
And though there are countless ways to show your appreciation for someone, nothing quite hits the mark like sending flowers does. Especially at a time when physical proximity is restricted – when we could actually be helping someone by staying away from them – what better idea than to send flowers online as a random act of kindness?
When is Random Acts of Kindness Day?
Random Acts of Kindness Day is celebrated on February 17.
Top reasons to send flowers on Random Acts of Kindness Day
Flowers Are Natural Mood Boosters
Just having a bunch of beautiful flowers arrangements in your home to look at throughout the day can help people feel less stressed and happier overall. Some plants are even known for inducing calm, including lavender, roses, and peace lily.
It’s proven that being closer to nature can help our mental health, and having flowers indoors provides that opportunity for contact with the natural world. Studies have also shown that indoor plants can reduce psychological stress.
Research has even found that flowers not only make us feel more at ease, but they literally put a smile on our face too: 100% of the women who received flowers in this study smiled when receiving them and reported more positive moods three days later, and flowers presented to elderly participants in the study elicited positive mood reports too.
So, if you’re looking for a simple way to make someone smile amidst the stress of today’s world: Send them flowers!
Flowers Can Help Your Physical Health
As the cold weather continues, and our time spent outdoors in nature is limited, it’s important to look after our health – and flowers and plants can play a key role here. Having plants indoors can decrease the likelihood of dry skin, colds, sore throats, and dry coughs. This is because they add moisture to the air, which is especially important during winter months when a lack of humidity breeds infection.
Not only this, but plants and flowers are natural air purifiers too: Peace lilies, azaleas, and gerbera daisies are masters of removing certain air pollutants. And if you’re looking to aid sleep, lavender or English ivy are known to help you slip into a relaxing slumber: Perfect for someone trying to stay healthy and rested.
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Flowers Show You’re Thinking of Someone
Nothing quite says “I’m thinking of you” as flowers do. Maybe you’re missing family or friends and want to connect with them, or someone you know is going through a hard time – sending flowers is a great way to surprise someone and make them feel loved and appreciated.
A bunch of some beautiful roses, daisies, or an elegant orchid is bound to send that “thinking of you” message to someone you care about.
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Flowers Brighten Up a Person’s Home
Nothing adds a color pop to your home quite like a Joy and Happiness Bouquet, and with many of us spending so much time within our own four walls at the moment, this injection of color and life can really go a long way. Whether in the dining room, living room, or bedroom, flowers are a sure-fire way to bring a space to life.
Choose an extra vibrant bunch if you want to help your flowers receiver make a statement – something like orchids, roses, or even sunflowers would add a pop of pigment to any room.
Still, wondering what flowers to send on Random Acts of Kindness Day? Check out our “Just Because Flowers” selection.