The folks at SAF (Society of American Florist) are at it again! Their annual nation-wide celebration of Petal It Forward will occur on October 24, 2018. We invite you to participate and spread the word as well!
This feel-good initiative strives to spread kindness and compassion to those in your community. Whether it be a friend or a complete stranger, do something special to make their day. Those who participate in Petal It Forward are asked to purchase two flower bouquets. Find an unsuspecting individual and give them the bouquets. Tell them to keep one bouquet and give the other to another person. Tell them about the initiative and perhaps they will continue the giving. The possibilities are endless! If you live in a large city like New York, you may see people passing out flowers on the street. If you don’t see anyone in your town participating, take it upon yourself and spread the love!
As a retail florist or someone that works in the industry, you can participate by stocking up on wholesale flowers to create these bouquets. In your shop create signage to advertise the event with the arrangements pleasingly displayed. You may even get some foot traffic with people specifically looking for ways to celebrate this day, so be prepared!
Do you have any questions? How can you join this special day? Here at Main Wholesale Florist, we are happy to help answer these questions! Join us at our New Jersey or New York location and speak directly to our experts. We can even ship flowers directly to your retail shop with our Flowers Express program. How will you be Petaling it Forward? Drop us a comment or talk to us on Facebook! We can’t wait to hear from all of you!
Petal It Forward 2016
Last October, the Society of American Florists (SAF) held an inspiring event called Petal It Forward. Read about it here. This day was all about giving back and bringing happiness to others. How did they accomplish this? Volunteers handed out bouquets of flowers to unsuspecting strangers. They are then told to pay it forward and give away another bouquet to pass on the kindness. What a great way to show compassion and to spread joy!
This year SAF is throwing another Petal It Forward across the country on October 19th. Here at Main Wholesale Florist, we want to help you as the retail florist to get ready for this amazing event! Here are a few tips to keep in mind:
- Plan your own local event. Talk to other shops and businesses about participating in the giveaway.
- Advertise the event on your social media accounts and website to reach customers. Post signage around and outside your shop to publicize the event. People will want to participate after viewing such content.
- Prepare beautiful and simple bouquets. You will have walk-in customers looking for small bouquets for this special day. Make sure to include cards with your business’ name so that recipients know where the flowers came from.
- Visit us at our New Jersey and New York locations to stock your shop with gorgeous wholesale flowers. Choose from our selection of high-quality and in season flowers. We are very happy to answer any questions and make suggestions in order to get ready for this event. We can also ship flowers directly to your retail location with our Flower Express Service.
With these tips in mind, this year’s Petal It Forward event is sure to be a success! Share photos from the day with us on Facebook. Tell us what made the day flourish and offer some tips for next year! Be sure to continue to spread the cheer!
Main Wholesale Florist feels that it is very important to share special events that are going on through out the floral industry:
Join SAF on October 7th for their Petal It Forward Campaign. SAF will be hitting the streets of New York City to hand out two flower bouquets to unsuspecting people. The hope is that these people will present one of the bouquets or “pay it forward” to another individual. The goal is to spread happiness and to share the joy of flowers. Doing good deeds for others has always been a part of our culture. People love to make others feel special
The main objective of this campaign is to spread the word about the positive effects that flowers can have on people. They truly help the emotional well-being of people and are calming to look at. If you receive a bouquet on October 7th, post it to Instagram using the hash tag #PetalItForward and tag SAF @About_Flowers.
Florists, be sure to stock your shops with flowers from Main Wholesale Florist because customers will be flocking in to purchase beautiful bouquets in order to spread the good. Click here to learn about our Flower Express Service and have orders shipped to your retail location.