Color, carnations and kindness

April 13, 2014

bouquet happy niceCarnations are such happy flowers and this color combination is bright and cheery.

These inexpensive little bouquets get a bad rap. They’re pretty. They’re hardy. They last a long time. And they come in just about every color under the sun. Best of all, they’re super-affordable.

I don’t know about you, but I have quite a few generic vases in my cupboard. The kind that came with bouquets folks sent me back in the day.  So how’s this for an idea:

Buy a bouquet or two of these cute little blooms in different colors.

Take one (or more) of the smaller vases you no longer need.

Make a small, cheerful arrangement in the vase. Or make two.

And drop them off to someone who might need their day to be brightened.

Maybe an elderly person. A shut-in. Someone who’s been sick. Someone who just achieved something big.

Or maybe, just maybe, give it to someone for no reason at all except to say “Thinking of you.”

Random acts of kindness. The best kind. Especially when they’re flowers..

25 comments on “Color, carnations and kindness
  1. Corinne Rodrigues says:

    I love carnations too, Carol. And that’s a fab idea – such a thoughtful thing to do too.
    I thought you might like this idea from a friend:

  2. such a good thought to always look for places to brighten other people’s lives.

  3. Love it, Carol! I have so many of those vases that I keep. Now I have your idea on ways to put them to better use!

  4. Jennifer Steck says:

    Carnations also smell great, Carol. I’m heading to the grocery store today, so I’ll be picking up a bouquet to take into work tomorrow. Our administrative assistant will love them and I can enjoy them, too. I love a double win. 🙂

  5. Lucy says:

    It really is the simple things, isn’t it? I love bouquets of all kinds, from roses to wildflowers. In fact, I think I’m going to go in my yard today and make one. Thank you for the inspiration. This is my first visit to your blog and I look forward to more. I am all about creating and recreating myself.

  6. Aww that is such a sweet idea. You know I live by the motto “buy yourself flowers” because. xo

  7. Laurel Regan says:

    Lovely idea, Carol! And I think the spicy smell of carnations is wonderful.

  8. Suzanne Fluhr says:

    It seems that folks are desperate for color after the winter. This would be sure to brighten someone’s day.

  9. Puneet Kumar says:

    Flowers are really a wonderful gift and Carnations looks really very beautiful.

  10. Kathy says:

    That is a wonderful idea! I have a few neighbors who would enjoy them . I will add them to my shopping list for tomorrow. Thanks

  11. Diane says:

    I love this! So simple! So elegant! So cheerful! Perfect!

  12. Doreen McGettigan says:

    This is a fabulous idea. I have so many of those vases. I am going to do this tomorrow, adding some candy.
    Have a positive and poweful day!

  13. Terra says:

    Great idea. I have a plentiful stash of vases that I buy at Goodwill or yard sales, so I can easily make bouquets to give away. Thanks for reminding me to do it.

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