To Our Flower-Loving Friends and Family,
Al’s Florist cares deeply about our customers, and we wanted to let you know we are committed to continuing to serve our local and online community during the COVID-19 pandemic as safely and for as long as we possibly can.
With social distancing, schools and churches closed, events canceled, and the future of the economy uncertain, the stress and anxiety levels of the American people are at an all-time high. This is where we as florists come in – we’re holding fast and strong in our efforts to continue providing the public with products that have proven health-enhancing and mood-boosting benefits.
The current need for isolation, working from home, and putting your social life on hold could lead to poor emotional and physical health, especially among seniors. The stress and anxiety we are all feeling now are detrimental to our health. It’s of vital importance to keep stress and anxiety levels down by eating healthy foods, exercising, and getting mood-elevating plants and flowers into our lives.
The Health Benefits of Plants and Flowers Are Needed More Than Ever in This Time of Social Distancing and Anxiety
6 Benefits of Having Plants and Flowers Around You:
Flowers Make People Happy and Boost Energy
Behavioral research studies were done at Harvard, Rutgers, and Texas A&M have shown that flowers make people happier, promote feelings of compassion, and improves energy. This study went on to state that flowers induce immediate happiness and delight, promote long-term mood-boosting effects, and reduce feelings of depression, anxiety, and agitation.
Flowers Decrease Stress
There are several studies linking reduced stress with flowers, and one study from the University of North Florida, in particular, showed that women who received flowers had a statistically significant reduction in stress levels.
The Existence of Plants and Flowers in Our Space Improves Emotional Health
Research conducted at Rutgers found that flowers generate happy emotions and strengthen feelings of overall life satisfaction far beyond what was initially believed. In an article in Psychology Today, Dr. Jonathan S. Kaplan suggests plants and flowers reduce stress because of the distraction from life they provide and the improved air quality that plants provide. Another study shows that just the pleasant fragrance of flowers reduces stress.
Flowers Help You Start the Day on a High Note
People like to place flowers in a room where they will be seen straight away in the morning, such as in the kitchen, because flowers can jumpstart your positive mood – which can last all day long.
Flowers Promote Productivity
With many people working from home to reduce the spread of COVID-19, it would be a good idea to have plants and flowers around their workspace as they stimulate innovation and creativity, which leads to increased productivity.
Flowers Improve the Well-Being of Seniors
Flowers can improve common age-related concerns by decreasing depression, inspiring contact with friends and family, and slowing memory loss among the elderly. Flowers make people happy and happier people live healthier, longer lives.
A prescription from Mother Nature in the form of plants and flowers will do a world of good for everyone’s well-being until we get through this crisis. During this time of chaos, uncertainty, and anxiety, flowers bring a much-needed moment of tranquility and calm.
Floral shops are uniquely qualified to deliver the mood-boosting, health-enhancing, and gorgeous gift of flowers to you. Here at Al’s Florist, we are offering a no-contact method of delivery to safeguard the health of our customers and employees.
Florists have been delivering the health benefits of plants and flowers since the late 19th century. The floral industry has survived two world wars, the Great Depression, several stock-market crashes, and the move to online ordering. We will get through this too—together.