Saturday, July 4, 2009

Wonderful testimonal we received!!

Claire's Flowers received this wonderful testimonial June 2009.

"My husband and friends used your shop to send me flowers this year for my birthday. After being unhappy with another local florist, my husband found your shop and gave you a try. I can say, that in the 26 years I've been with him, he has sent MANY flowers. Yours are by far the most beautiful and unique I've seen!! I hate to say this, but after so many years of the "same arrangement" I got bored and tired of the deliveries. Nothing was exciting. When I saw yours I was pleasantly surprised. They weren't in the same glass vase that I had received from the same local florist, 4 arrangements in the same vase by the way!! Like I said, they were unique and very beautiful. My husband always expects the best when he pays for a service so I just wanted to let you know how happy he was. I've given your contact info to my husbands asst so she can use you for all their florist needs...Keep up the great work!! Thanks again"

Monday, April 27, 2009

Living with Fresh Cut Flowers Strengthens Feelings of Compassion, Decreases Anxiety and Worry

Harvard Study Investigates the Home Ecology of Flowers

Behavioral Research Concludes; Living with Fresh Cut Flowers Strengthens Feelings of Compassion, Decreases Anxiety and Worry
Alexandria, VA, October 16, 2006 - With people's desire for tranquility and stress relief stronger than ever, fresh research takes an insightful look at fresh cut flowers and the important role they may play in our daily lives. A behavioral research study conducted by Nancy Etcoff, Ph.D, of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School reveals that people feel more compassionate toward others, have less worry and anxiety, and feel less depressed when fresh cut flowers are present in the home.
"Other research has proven that fresh cut flowers make people happy when they receive them," said Etcoff. "What we didn't know is that spending a few days with flowers in the home can affect a wide variety of feelings."
The Home Ecology of Flowers Study at Harvard uncovered three main findings:
1. Flowers feed compassion.
Study participants who lived with cut flowers for less than a week felt an increase in feelings of compassion and kindness for others.
2. Flowers chase away anxieties, worries and the blues at home.
Overall, people in the study simply felt less negative after being around fresh cut flowers at home for just a few days. Participants most
frequently placed the fresh cut flowers in their kitchens, dining room and living rooms, where they spend a lot of time at home. They
reported wanting to see the blooms first thing in the morning.
3. Living with flowers can provide a boost of energy, happiness and enthusiasm at work.
The Home Ecology of Flowers Research Methodology

Nancy Etcoff, Ph.D., of Massachusetts General Hosptial and Harvard Medical School and her research team investigated the effects of flowers in the home environment on well being. Fifty-four people, ages 25-60, were studied using a series of self-report measures allowing the research team to know where the person was, with whom and what they were doing when they experienced an emotion, both when flowers were and were not present. Half of the participants received a "control" home decor item, other than flowers, to ensure study validity. After living one week, participants rated their feelings during specific periods of the day, recording emotions during each episode. The research team also took photographs before and after flowers were delivered to determine any changes in use or appearance of the room.
About Dr. Nancy Etcoff
Dr. Nancy Etcoff is a faculty member of the Harvard Medical School and the Harvard University Mind/Brain/Behavior Initiative and a practicing psychologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry where she is the Director pf the Program in Aesthetics and Well Being. At Harvard, she currently teaches a course entitles "The Science of Happiness".

Friday, April 17, 2009

Beautiful Day of Flower Arranging!!

Flowers are love's truest language.- Park Benjamin

Don't forget Admin Day "Secretaries Day" April 22 and Mothers day May10th~

Monday, April 13, 2009


Forget the get-well card and send flowers or a potted plant to a sick friend. A new study from Kansas State University found that patients recovering from surgery who had blooms in their hospital room experienced 25 percent less pain than those who didn't. "Being near flowers makes people feel more relaxed ans less stressed," says study author Richard Mattson, PhD. "That in turn, may help boost immune system." And don't forget to give yourself a feel-better gift: The next time you're under the weather, place a bouquet on your bedside table. (Kristen Maxwell)

Claire's Flowers First Blog!!

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