It’s a challenging time for every retailer, especially small businesses. Many small business owners are staying positive during the fight against COVID-19, including the florists who are coming together with unique ways to delight their communities.
On social media, people are using the hashtag #alonetogether for this unusual time. Some florists are using the hashtag #bloomtogether for some of their new community-supporting initiatives.
Here are a few initiatives that embody the spirit of #bloomtogether.
In some states flower shops and wholesalers have been forced to shut down. Some have been giving away flowers rather than seeing them go to waste. Perfect examples of #bloomtogether love from the floral community.
Pop Up Flowers
Brightening up their communities with flowers in public places. Sprout Florals in Woodland, TX they decorated public monuments with some of their leftover flowers including nine deer sculpture deers at the entrance to the city with floral wreaths. We love this #bloomtogether spirit.
Free Flowers for Hospitals and Nursing Homes
In Bakersfield, California one florist turned canceled wedding flowers into a colorful #bloomtogether gift for local hospitals and nursing homes. And UK national markets are giving away flowers to healthcare workers.
Flower for Charity
At Every Bloomin’ Thing and Nelson Florist in Cary, NC wanted to do something for a #bloomtogether good cause. Gary Nelson the one owner said, “I’m a wholesaler florist so I get flowers from all over the world and I couldn’t stop my shipment from coming in from South America this week. It’s a lot of flowers, and I don’t want to throw them away.”
While the flowers are free, you can leave a donation. It won’t go toward the flower shop; instead, the funds will go to Hope Community Church’s Mina Project.
We love these flower shops giving so much back to their communities. Share your own initiatives below in comments and by using the #bloomtogether hashtag on Instagram and Facebook!