Tips for ordering Christmas flowers

The festive season is just around the corner and now is the time to start thinking about all the gifts you would like to send. Of all the gift options out there, Christmas flowers are easily one of the top choices. This is because they are great for all recipients and they allow you to shop according to your budget. If you are planning on sending a festive bouquet to somebody special this year, here are some tips.

Choose festive blooms

Shopping early is essential when it comes to such a busy time of year as Christmas. Even if you plan on shopping online you need to place your order for Christmas flowers early in order to avoid disappointment. Florists are often inundated with orders around this time of year so early orders will take priority. When selecting a bouquet, remember to keep it festive. Online florists make this easy because all holiday bouquets are listed together under the festive flowers category. All you need to do is select the Christmas blooms section and you’ll have plenty of options from which to choose.

Include a sincere holiday message

Every bouquet of Christmas flowers comes with a message card. When placing your flower order online, make sure that you don’t rush through the checkout. You want to take some time to complete the card with your very own special holiday message. Think of the recipient when composing a message and this will give your gift that personal touch.

Pick something extra

Florists do not only offer fresh Christmas flowers. You can also add something extra to your order such as luxury chocolates, a bottle of bubbly or even a Christmas balloon. Whether you add extras yourself or you choose a combo gift, you can be sure that this gift will make the recipient smile.

Select a delivery date

Just like shopping early, you need to arrange for the delivery ahead of time. Courier services are not usually available on Christmas Day and, if you select the day before Christmas, you could be setting yourself up for disappointment. External factors like the weather can cause delivery delays that are beyond anyone’s control. So, to avoid disappointment, make sure that you send Christmas flowers a few days before Christmas. Fresh flowers usually look their best for up to two weeks so don’t worry about them wilting too soon.

If you are still on the fence about the best types of Christmas flowers to send, remember that roses and lilies are the most popular. You can even send a festive wreath if you prefer. In general, all red blooms are seen as festive around this time of year and they can be combined with gold or white accents if you like.