PHOENIX, Oct.18, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Arizona Flower Market is encouraging random acts of kindness by giving away free flowers on Wednesday October 19th. The free flowers are being given away in celebration of Petal it Forward, a growing floral industry movement created by SAF (Society of American Florists). Florists all over the country are participating this year and are excited about sharing the feel-good proposition of giving away free flowers in their communities and encouraging the recipients to pay it forward by giving away flowers. Arizona Flower Market is giving away not one, but two bunches of FREE tulips to the first 400 customers who come in the flower market on Wednesday October 19th.
"This "pay it forward" program is about giving back to the community and helping people perform random acts of kindness with fresh flowers," said Brad Denham, owner of Arizona Family Florist, parent company to Arizona Flower Market. "The premise is simple, we give each customer two flower bunches – one for them to keep and one for them to gift an unsuspecting family member, co-worker, or even a stranger on the street. Our goal is to simply spread happiness through the power of fresh flowers."
Recent studies done by Rutgers, Harvard and Texas A&M Universities, all show the positive impact fresh flowers have on people's sense of well-being. SAF conducted their own survey on the subject and some interesting facts emerged:
- 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.
- Florists to the rescue! Nearly four in 10 Americans indicate florists have helped them in a past or current relationship; most frequently to say "I love you," or schedule a surprise delivery.
Pay it Forward Event Details: Arizona Flower Market will be giving away two free bunches of tulips to the first 400 customers that come in to the market during regular business hours on Wednesday, October 19th while supplies last and there is no purchase necessary to receive the free flowers. Flower Market hours are Mon-Fri 7:00am-6:00pm, Sat 7am-3pm, Sun 7am-12pm. The Market is located at 2050 S 16th Street Suite 105 Phoenix, AZ 85034. For more details about the Arizona Flower Market visit: www.azflowermarket.com
About Arizona Flower Market
Arizona Flower Market is Arizona's only wholesale to the public, DIY floral warehouse and is a division of parent company Arizona Family Florist, located in Phoenix, AZ. Arizona Family Florist was founded in 2005 and has quickly become one of the industry's leading floral and gift providers. Their multi-channel approach to retailing has spawned a diverse family of brands including an all occasion floral delivery service, Arizona Florist, and award-winning, full service bridal & event floral design studio, LUX Wedding Florist, all located in the same downtown complex known as the Phoenix Flower District. For more information about Arizona Family Florist visit www.azfamilyflorist.com.
Media Contact: Eileen Watters, Arizona Family Florist, 602-507-4200, firstname.lastname@example.org
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