DGM Flowers is excited to announce that we will be taking part in ‘Petal It Forward’ this year in the Fort Lauderdale and Oakland Park area. Over the last five years, a huge number of flower shops in every one of the 50 states have brought together their teams on one day in October to participate in Petal It Forward, the SAF’s (Society of American Florists) goodwill initiative where participants hand two roses or flower bundles to a clueless stranger, encouraging them to keep one and offer the other with another stranger. It’s a powerful approach to illustrate the positive medical advantages of giving and getting flowers.
With the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are experiencing isolation like we have never seen before. That is why we need #PetalItForward now more than ever. A July 2020 tracking poll from The Kaiser Family Foundation shows that “most American adults — 53 percent — believe that the pandemic is taking a toll on their mental health.” Science has demonstrated that flowers decrease stress and anxiety and make people happier. That is why we will spread a little happiness this year with our flower power.
We are currently working out the details of how we will implement our “Petal It Forward” while ensuring we strictly adhere to the CDC COVID-19 standards. Please stay tune for more information coming soon.