For Americans, sending flowers to show love, caring and concern is a longstanding tradition appreciated by both givers and receivers. Consider these tips when selecting fresh flowers for your loved one.
* Choose delivery. Instead of picking up a few cheap cellophane-wrapped stems at your local grocery store, provide the panache of a professionally designed, packaged and delivered bouquet.
* Think ahead. Ordering online well ahead can offer you peace of mind and save you money by allowing the flower company to make the delivery a few days before or after a holiday.
* Know her favorites. Delight your loved one by finding out ahead of time which flowers she prefers, then contacting your florist ahead to ensure it can secure that variety.
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