Happy Petal it Forward Day! What’s Petal it Forward Day?! I’m glad you asked! According to the @societyofamericanflorists:
“For the last five years, thousands of floral industry members in all 50 states have organized their teams on one day in October to take part in Petal it Forward, SAF’s goodwill initiative where participants hand two flowers or bouquets to an unsuspecting stranger, urging them to keep one and share the other with someone else. It’s a powerful way to illustrate the positive health benefits of giving and receiving flowers.
Given the isolation brought on by COVID-19, Petal it Forward is needed more than ever. The Kaiser Family Foundation released a tracking poll in July 2020 showing that most American adults — 53 percent — believe that the pandemic is taking a toll on their mental health. Science has proven that flowers reduce stress and anxiety and make people happy. Let’s come together as an industry and spread the power of flowers.”
@shopbachmans so generously invited me to participate in this event and I excitedly said yes because, while I enjoy flowers, my mom absolutely loves them, so I was thrilled that I would be able to present her with a beautiful bouquet from her favorite floral, gift and garden store!
If you have the funds, I highly recommend you participate in this event! Just like the @societyofamericanflorists said, gestures like this are needed now more than ever. I also suggest you make your purchase at @shopbachmans because the selection is excellent, so there will be something for whoever you decide to Petal it Forward to!