I love flowers, I really do. There’s nothing I love more than going to pick which flowers to plant in our garden every summer with my dad, and getting my hands dirty to plant them. I feel a great swell of pride when I look out of the window and see my babies in full bloom, splashes of colour against the green of the grass and trees. But bouquets just aren’t my thing.
I’ve never been given flowers before, so maybe I’d feel differently if I had, but I just don’t long for someone to sweep me off my feet and hand me a bunch of twelve roses.
Here’s the thing: flowers die. You pick them, you leave them in a vase for a couple of days, and then they wither and die. To me, that sounds like a pretty temporary declaration of love. It’s not that I wouldn’t appreciate somebody buying me a fancy bouquet of my favourite flowers, and it’s a nice gesture for someone to make, but why not pick something a little more permanent?
Personally, I’d much prefer something that’s going to last. These gorgeous Florigami Creations are lovingly handmade by my friend Jordan, and they’re the prettiest bouquets I’ve ever seen. These adorable paper florets are a timeless, everlasting declaration of love that you can keep on your mantlepiece or dressing table forever, so you’ll never forget those sweet moments. The gorgeous pastel colours in different patterns are so unique, and a lovely twist on the classic shades of your bog-standard roses. This is the kind of thing I’d love (hint hint). Oh, and if you weren’t convinced yet? Jordan is donating 10% of all profits to Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity, who support the families of children with terminal illnesses. They’re an incredibly deserving charity, and every donation makes a difference.
So next time you’re in the florist looking at some wilting flowers, take a minute to consider your options and the lasting effect that these beautiful origami flowers will have. I don’t think you’ll regret it.