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say it with flowers credit lettercult Life is full of special occasions. For centuries, flowers have been used to express sentiments like love and sympathy.

It’s the same today. Flowers are a special way to say “I’m thinking about you.” or “I hope you get better soon!” or “Congratulations on your new baby boy!”

Why is this? Back in 2005, a study was done about the emotional impact that flowers have on people.

A team of researchers explored the link between flowers and life satisfaction in a 10-month study of participants’ behavioral and emotional responses to receiving flowers. The results show that flowers are a natural and healthful moderator of moods.

  1. Flowers have an immediate impact on happiness. All study participants expressed “true” or “excited” smiles upon receiving flowers, demonstrating extraordinary delight and gratitude. This reaction was universal, occurring in all age groups.
  2. Flowers have a long-term positive effect on moods. Specifically, study participants reported feeling less depressed, anxious and agitated after receiving flowers, and demonstrated a higher sense of enjoyment and life satisfaction.
  3. Flowers make intimate connections. The presence of flowers led to increased contact with family and friends.

“Common sense tells us that flowers make us happy,” said Dr. Haviland-Jones. “Now, science shows that not only do flowers make us happier than we know, they have strong positive effects on our emotional well being.” (http://www.aboutflowers.com/images/stories/HealthBenefits/ep03104132.pdf)

So don’t just say it. Say it with flowers!

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Here are a few submissions that we have already. Remember: there are still a 2 days to submit your kids’ drawings! Don’t miss out on the fun!

Here’s a look at the competition 😉

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If you need more info on the event or on the Easter Egg Hunt, visit http://www.watanabefloral.com/events

Happy drawing!

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Most Holidays have really interesting histories behind the popular traditions of the present. St. Patrick’s Day is no exception. It began to be celebrated in the early 17th century and commemorates the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. Today, it is celebrated not only in Ireland but also in Britain, Canada, the United States, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand.

Now, I bet you don’t know a lot about Patrick himself. He was actually born in Britain and kidnapped at the age of 16 by Irish…well, kidnappers. He was enslaved. In his own confession, he said that it was revealed to him in a dream to flee to the coast and catch a ship back to Britain. Which he did. Later in his life, after studying to be a priest, he was called back to Ireland as a Bishop, this time to bring Christianity.

Symbols of St. Patrick. Shamrock. Green. Where do they come from?

The Shamrock is said to have been used by St. Patrick to teach the doctrine of the Holy Trinity to the people.

Green was actually not the original color used to celebrate the holiday. It was actually blue. But in order to more fully wear the Shamrock, people started using green.

So there you have it. St. Patrick’s day then and now in a nutshell.

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easter egg hunt 2013

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It’s the single biggest party of the year- in the heart world anyways. The 2012- 2013 American Heart Association Annual Heart Ball was held on February 16th. It is a celebration of the work and mission of the AHA. They celebrate their donors and volunteers and the lives saved by valuable research that the AHA is able to fund. Last year, the Heart Ball campaign raised over $51 million nationwide. And that’s a lot of life-saving research. For more on the AHA of Honolulu, visit https://ahahonolulu.ejoinme.org/.

 

It has been our privilege for the past 4 years to provide floral services to the AHA of Honolulu for the annual Heart Ball.

Our goal is always glamour when it comes to arrangements for these events. What do you think? Glamorous?

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Upscale events like the Heart Ball are our thing! We love to challenge ourselves and use our creative abilities to enhance an already beautiful night.

Do you have a special event coming up? Check out our website www.watanabefloral.com and contact us for more on how we can glam up your occasion!

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