Gordon Boswell

The Flowers We Recommend For Sweetest Day

Sweetest Day is almost here… do you know what you’re going to give all those sweet people in your life on this special day?

Sweetest Day is traditionally celebrated on the third Saturday of October; this year (2014), it falls on October 18. It’s a day set aside for expressing love and gratitude to the people we hold dear in our lives. In some states, Sweetest day was held as far back as the 1920s; today, it’s considered a late-year counterpart to Valentine’s Day (which is held about eight months earlier in February.)

Sweetest Day isn’t just for your “main squeeze,” either — although you should definitely remember them on this special day. Anyone you care about is a candidate for a Sweetest Day gift, and flowers are the perfect way to show your affection. Here are some flower gift-giving ideas for those sweet people in your life this Sweetest Day:

The Classic Rose

Of course, the rose is always perfect for conveying love and care through a flower arrangement. The classic red rose shows deep love and passion, but pastel-colored roses can be perfect for sending to good friends, siblings or a parent.

Autumn Arrangements

When Sweetest Day arrives, autumn is in high gear. Because of this, an autumn bouquet can be a fun, seasonal way to show good friends, extended family members and other non-romantic connections that you care. Flowers like sunflowers, daisies and asters in fall colors exude radiance and warmth. A Field Picked Autumn Bouquet embodies country charm, and a Fall Garden Basket is overflowing with autumn blooms and colors.

The Bold, Bright Lily

The stately grace and unmistakable bloom of the lily exudes class and beauty. Consider sending a big bouquet of Enchanting Stargazer Lilies to your sweetie, or go for stargazer lilies mixed in A Perfect Day Bouquet with orange spray roses, yellow alstroemeria, hot pink gerbera daisies and blue hydrangea.

The Beauty of Orchids

Orchids bring a special vibe to any flower arrangement. Orchids are a symbol for strength, passion and deep wisdom. A purple phalaenopsis Exotic Orchid is beautiful, hardy and easy to care for; Orchid Delight offers an explosion of cut purple orchids and is a feast for the senses.

This Sweetest Day, take the time to remember all the sweetest people in your life. From your spouse or partner to your best friend to a sister or parent, sending flowers shows thoughtfulness and care. Consider these gorgeous flower ideas when deciding on what to send your loved ones for Sweetest Day.