Most people love flowers (unless their allergic, of course). Men send roses to their girlfriends and wives to show they care. Friends and family members send flowers to funerals to express their condolences. Audience members award flowers to performers as a way of saying they did a wonderful job. Clearly, flowers contain a lot of meaning for a lot of people. They can also be very useful ways to say thank you.
Flowers & Gratitude
Flowers are a nice thank you gift in many cases, but you need to be careful about the flowers you send. Red roses, for example, send the wrong message completely and may end up stirring up trouble with the recipient’s significant other instead of just saying “thank you.” Chrysanthemums can be a nice choice, but they are often associated with funerals which might not be the type of association you want to make.
Pink roses are a nice choice, particularly in a simple bud vase. Tulips or daisies are also good choices. If you want something a little unusual, a nice sunflower could be just the thing, too. You can also talk to your florist and tell him or her exactly what you need. Their experience should allow them to guide you through the selection process.
A Beautiful Alternative to Flowers
Although flowers are a great way to say thank you, there are some drawbacks. One is obviously cost. They may be a great way to thank someone for a major effort, such as their assistance in completing an important project or for being there when you needed a friend, but they simply aren’t practical if you want to thank people for gifts, for job interviews, for contributions, or similar actions. Even simple flower purchases would quickly become too expensive.
Another drawback is that some people are allergic to certain types of flowers. If you don’t know the person all that well, then this isn’t necessarily something you would know about them. Your kind gesture could end up causing them to suffer and that’s definitely not what you want.
Does that mean you have to abandon the idea of sending flowers as a way of saying thank you? No. Instead of sending actual flowers, you could send floral-themed thank you cards. You can find a wide variety of colors, flower types, and styles available in thank you cards. All of these cards would be the ideal way of showing your appreciation with flowers.