Monday 27th November was Irish Lonely Bouquet day, a campaign run by Irish florists who have come together to help promote and support local flower shops and florists.
The initiative involves gathering a bunch of flowers, arranging them, add a signature saying, “take me!” and leaving the bouquet for anyone to take home.
Bouquets have been left all over the country aiming to share the joy and lighten up Monday mornings, as well as backing florists across the country.
Fionnuala Mc Auley of Scarecrow Flowers in Dublin, spoke on Dublin City FM to talk about Irish Lonely Bouquet Day.
“If you find one of the lonely bouquets, it’s yours to enjoy, or to gift to someone else. Either way, spreading happiness with free flowers is the aim of the day,” she said.
The event has made it into several Irish newspapers, including RTE, and hundreds of people have been posting across all social media with the hashtag #irishlonelybouquet
The Lonely Bouquet concept is the brainchild of Emily Avenson of Fleuropean, who began scattering bouquets for strangers to find to brighten their day several years ago. The movement quickly spread across the world with thousands of florists getting involved. This year, International Lonely Bouquet Day 2017 took place on Sunday 25 June, in countries including Australia, Singapore, South Africa, Canada, America and all over Europe.
The Paper Studio offers free Lonely Bouquet tags for florists, to order a pack visit thepaperstudio.co.uk/thelonelybouqet.html
Founder Grant McGowan says, “As we have over the last few years, we will print personalised tags for any florist shop or flower arranging society that wants to take part completely FREE of charge. We think it’s a brilliant idea and a great opportunity to bring a smile to lots of faces with the power of flowers, and in the process generate some great positive publicity for your shop or society, so we’re happy to help as many florists as possible.”
For more information or to get involved in International Lonely Bouquet Day, visit www.lonelybouquet.com