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This year has been a tough one for everyone, and what better way to show someone your care than sending a bouquet of flowers. If you're currently living apart from your loved ones Florists Rebel Rebel share their advice on how to make a bouquet for a friend.
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London florists Rebel Rebel (opens in new tab) and Funnyhowflowersdothat.co.uk (opens in new tab) have come together to create the Ultimate Kindness Bouquet. You can order the bouquet for £35 to be delivered within London, for this weekend only.
However, if you live outside London don't let that stop you sending a little floral kindness to friends and family. Mairead Curtin Co-Founder of Rebel Rebel has shared her top tips with Ideal Home on how to recreate the Ultimate Kindness Bouquet yourself.
How to make a bouquet for a friend
'For this bouquet, all the flowers included have been selected for their symbolic link to kindness, but are also all in season and currently available to purchase throughout the UK.'
Florists are currently unable to open during the new lockdown rules, however many are still able to carry out deliveries. So armed with a list of flower you can put in a call to your local florist to create your own kindness bouquet.
Each flower in the bouquet was chosen to represent different aspect of kindness. Yellow roses signify friendship and caring, soft phlox flowers in fuchsia pink represented harmony during a difficult time.
The deep burgundy anemones symbolise protection, while the purple clematis flowers convey beauty and admiration. Finally, the mimosa flowers hold the most important message of all – to stay safe.
Buy now: Ultimate Kindness Bouquet, £35, Rebel Rebel (opens in new tab)
When creating your own kindness bouquet Mairead recommends adding something personal.
'Creating your own gives you the chance to add a personal note to the bouquet by choosing another beautiful seasonal flower that you know your friend or relative loves,' she explains. 'Such as nerines which signify good fortune. Or perhaps they would prefer a more muted colour palette to bright and bold. So swap the plum anemones for blush, and the pink, yellow or orange ranunculus for white.'
'All will create their very own Ultimate Kindness Bouquet, to really spread happiness and joy.
Rebecca Knight has been the Deputy Editor on the Ideal Home Website since 2022. She graduated with a Masters degree in magazine journalism from City, University of London in 2018, before starting her journalism career as a staff writer on women's weekly magazines. She fell into the world of homes and interiors after joining the Ideal Home website team in 2019 as a Digital Writer. In 2020 she moved into position of Homes News Editor working across Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc, Real Homes, Gardeningetc and Ideal Home covering everything from the latest viral cleaning hack to the next big interior trend.
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