I once read that Elton John spent £300,000 on flowers in less than a year, simply because he likes flowers. Excessive? Maybe but who doesn’t love flowers? I certainly do and if I could be surrounded by an abundance of fresh flowers in my home everyday of the year I would. But since I’m no Elton, I have to settle for flowers once in a while. When I do get them, just looking at them brightens my spirits even on the gloomiest of days. So when Bloom & Wild offered to send me a bouquet, I couldn’t say no. I was especially attracted to Bloom & Wild’s offer not just because of the beautiful flowers but also because of their very clever idea of letterbox flowers.
So, what are letterbox flowers? Letterbox flowers are simply flowers that fit through a regular door letterbox – such a simple idea, but aren’t the simplest ideas always the best? In the past, receiving flowers hasn’t ever been a complete surprise for me because every time my hubby or a friend sent me flowers, they would call to check if I was going to be around to take a delivery so I kind of guessed what they were up to. But now, if you want to surprise someone with flowers, how lovely that you don’t have to check when they will be home. And when they do come home, they will find a box of flowers waiting for them – enough to make anybody’s day special.
I was a little concerned that being in a box the flowers may not be as fresh as flowers delivered in water but I needn’t have been. They were absolutely beautiful as you can see. And as a bonus many of the flowers hadn’t bloomed which means I got to watch them open up and I will get to enjoy them for longer. As these flowers come flat in a box, you have to arrange them yourself. For me, this was a positive – the flowers come with a card that suggests arrangement ideas and I loved doing it myself. There are four different letterbox flower bouquets you can choose from – either as a one off or you can get a 3 bouquet bundle, delivered over a period of your choosing. With the bundles you end up spending less than £20 per bouquet so it’s very good value too, especially as the bouquets are generous with many stems.
Now that I’ve discovered these flowers that fit through a letterbox, I can”t wait to surprise a friend. It’s such a nice way to let someone know you’re thinking of them. And in case my husband is reading – let’s just say I love surprises especially if they involve flowers! (hint! hint!)