Thousands of Petals Set to Brighten the City

Research Shows Emotional Benefits of Flowers, Kuhn Flowers Encourages Community to 'Petal It Forward'
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Oct. 18, 2019 - PRLog -- Kuhn Flowers will be hitting the streets of on October 23, 2019, handing out hundreds of flowers to people to help brighten up their week, as part of the 'Petal it Forward' program, in partnership with the Society of American Florists (SAF), of which Kuhn Flowers is a member. Cattleya European Floral in Avondale and Kuhn Flowers in Ponte Vedra are joining dozens of florists across the country in Petal It Forward. This random-acts-of-kindness effort is in response to the release of data showing the positive emotional benefits of flowers.

University research reveals that flowers have an immediate impact on happiness and a long-term positive effect on moods. Now, a survey has found that, when it comes to flowers, it's just as good to give as it is to receive. With this data in mind, the Petal It Forward team is not only spreading happiness to lucky residents who will receive the flowers but providing them with the tools they need to Petal it Forward: An extra flower bouquet to share with a loved one, coworker or even a stranger.

"We see the positive impact day in and day out when we make our flower deliveries," said Marty McCall of Kuhn Flowers.  "People love to get flowers 'just because' so we wanted to create random smiles today, and give people a chance to do the same for someone else."

A survey by SAF illustrates the impact of flowers. The results reveal the many benefits of flowers, including their positive effects on one's emotions and happiness.

The following are highlights from SAF's survey results:

• When it comes to happiness, it's just as good to give flowers as it is to receive: 88 percent of Americans report that giving flowers makes them feel happy, while 80 percent reported that receiving flowers makes them feel happy.
• Just being around flowers improves your mood: 76 percent of Americans agree that having flowers in their home or office improves their mood.
• The best reason to receive flowers is "just because": Women (92 percent) are more likely to agree with this, but the majority of men (three in four) also share this sentiment.

"The impact of giving or receiving flowers is powerful and memorable," said McCall. "It can turn an ordinary day into an extraordinary one."

McCall and the Petal It Forward Team will give away 300 bouquets to people on the street. After receiving their flowers, recipients are asked to spread happiness by gifting their extra flower bouquet and sharing their happiness on social media using #petalitforward.

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