Thousands of Petals Set to Brighten Huntington Station
New Data Shows Emotional Benefits of Flowers;
Flowerdale by Patty Encourages Our Community to ‘Petal It Forward’
Flowerdale by Patty will be handing out 400 roses to the Huntington Station community on October 19, 2016 beginning at 1:00pm to help brighten up their week, as part of the ‘Petal it Forward’ program, in partnership with the Society of American Florists (SAF), of which Flowerdale by Patty is a member. ‘Petal It Forward’ is in response to the release of data by SAF showing the positive emotional benefits of flowers.
University research reveals that flowers have an immediate impact on happiness and a long-term positive effect on moods. Now, a new survey has found that, when it comes to flowers, it’s just as good to give as it is to receive. With this data in mind, the Petal It Forward team is not only spreading happiness to lucky Huntington Station residents who receive the flowers, but arming these recipients with the tools they need to Petal it Forward and spread happiness to others: An extra flower to share with a loved one, coworker or even a stranger.
“We see the positive impact day in and day out when we make our flower deliveries,” said Dagoberto Morales, co-owner of Flowerdale by Patty. “People love to get flowers ‘just because’ so we wanted to create random smiles today, and give people a chance to do the same for someone else.”
In March 2015, SAF conducted a survey of 2,500 people throughout the U.S. to uncover the impact of flowers on Americans. The results revealed the many benefits of flowers, including the positive impact flowers have on one’s emotions and happiness, and backed up previous research studies on flowers conducted by Rutgers, Harvard and Texas A&M. (See www.aboutflowers.com/research more information on the university studies.)
The following are highlights from SAF’s survey results:
- When it comes to happiness, it’s just as good to give flowers as it is to receive: 88 percent of Americans report that giving flowers makes them feel happy, while 80 percent reported that receiving flowers makes them feel happy.
- Just being around flowers improves your mood: 76 percent of Americans agree that having flowers in their home or office improves their mood.
- The best reason to receive flowers is “just because”: Women (92 percent) are more likely to agree with this, but the majority of men (three in four) also share this sentiment.
- Florists to the rescue! Nearly four in 10 Americans indicate florists have helped them in a past or current relationship; most frequently to say “I love you,” or schedule a surprise delivery.
“The impact of giving or receiving flowers is powerful and memorable,” said Morales. “It can turn an ordinary day into an extraordinary one.”
Flowerdale by Patty’s Petal It Forward Team will give away 400 roses at their location at 1933 New York Avenue in Huntington Station, starting at 1pm October 19. 2016. After receiving their flowers, recipients are asked to spread the happiness by gifting their extra flower, and sharing their happiness on social media using #petalitforward.
In conjuction with Flowerdale by Patty’s event, the neighboring businesses in the newly renovated building located at the corner of New York Avenue and West 18th Street will hold a Grand Reopening Celebration and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 1:00pm on the same day, October 19, 2016. The entire Huntington community is invited to attend and visit Academy of Boxing, Deli St. George, Dr. Nuñez and Smile Design Center, Hair Works, Huntington Dog Grooming, Maria’s Fashion, JAV Wireless and Huntington Fabric Depot. There will be giveaways, as well as refreshments and delicious tastings from Deli St.George’s menu.
About Flowerdale by Patty
Flowerdale by Patty is a local family owned and operated florist serving the greater Huntington area with fresh beautiful flowers, elegant designs and friendly professional service for all occasions.
About the Society of American Florists
The Society of American Florists is the national trade association to the floral industry, representing growers, wholesalers, retailers, suppliers, importers, educators, designers and allied organizations. The association was chartered by an act of Congress in 1884.
About the Society of American Florists’ Survey:
The omnibus survey was conducted using the field services of TNS from March 5-9, 2015 among a representative sample of 2,500 Americans, ages 18 and older. The margin of error for total Americans is plus or minus 1.9 percent. If the study was to be replicated, findings would not vary by more than 1.9 percentage points in either direction 95 times out of 100.