Staying Connected With Family & Friends

Posted: April 16th, 2020
Staying Connected With Family & Friends

With changes happening around the world every day, it is important to remain close to our loved ones. While many people are unable to spend time with friends and family physically, there are still many ways to connect despite being far away.

Here are a few ways to stay connected with the ones you love: 

Catch Up With Video Calls 

Thanks to modern technology, it is still possible to see friends and family, even if you are not physically with them. Try to call those who you cannot be around at least once a week to check-in and see how they are doing. This is great for those that live alone and don’t have much contact with others.

Host A Movie Night

It is possible to watch a movie with friends and family even if they can’t be there with you. Using the Netflix Chrome extension, you will be able to sync your movie playing times with others to watch a movie at the same time. There is even a comment section to allow you to chat and comment on the film as you watch. 

Create A Book Club 

Reading is an excellent escape from reality that allows your creative mind to grow and also helps with memory retention. Now is a great time to indulge in a good read. Whether you choose a brand new book or one of your old favorites- include your friends and family! This is a great way to stay connected and give you something to talk about during your calls. You can host group discussions via video calls and see what everyone’s opinion was on the chapters you read.

Dance Party 

This is another way to stay connected and also workout. Dancing helps get your heart rate up and release endorphins, which can help relieve stress. Consider hosting a dance party with your friends and family via video calls. You can use Pandora’s music service to play songs. 

In addition to dancing with your friends and family via video calls, you can also try dancing outside with your neighbors! Many communities across the nation are taking to the streets to stay connected with those around them. Try connecting with your neighbors via email to host a dance party. Use a stereo to ensure everyone on your block can hear and join in with the party. 

Send Flowers

 Staying Connected With Family & Friends

Sending flowers to friends and family is a great way to show them that you care. Receiving flowers from someone who loves you can help boost your overall mood. According to The Emotional Impact of Flowers Study, conducted by Rutgers University, people reported that they felt less depressed after receiving an unexpected floral delivery. This positive feeling also lasted up to three days. This is a great way to lift the spirit of those struggling to cope with isolation while social distancing. 

Coles Flowers in Middlebury, VT has a variety of floral arrangements and gift baskets to give to friends and family. With bright floral arrangements like the Garden Pink Arrangement and the Pink Floral Fantasy Basket,  you can bring joy to those who mean the most to you during these tough times. 

Coles Flowers provides no-contact delivery and curbside pickup to ensure the safety of our customers. 

Browse our Any Occasion arrangements to find the perfect choice, then place your order online or call Cole’s Flowers at 802-388-4003 to order your floral arrangement today! 

Can’t find the right arrangement? Use our Custom Design option to create your own personalized arrangement. You can also add balloons, chocolates, and stuffed animals to make the most of the arrangement! 

Brighten Someone’s Day with these Just Because Bouquets

Posted: April 6th, 2017
Bring on the Happy

What’s the best reason to get flowers? For no reason at all!

To spread a little extra love, to celebrate the beginning of the spring, or to send a bouquet to someone “just because,” buying someone you love the gift of flowers is always appreciated. You’ll brighten their day, and they’ll spread the sunshine to someone else – it’s a win-win! At Cole’s Flowers, we have plenty of gorgeous bouquets that are great for any occasion. Here are a few of our favorite “just because” bouquets.

Bring on the HappyBring on the Happy

For the perfect pop of color to brighten any day of the week, send our Bring on the Happy bouquet. This arrangement is chock full of gerberas, orange roses, red spray roses and yellow lilies. It’s an explosion of bright colors sure to brighten anyone’s day!

Epic Bloomers

To make your favorite person smile, send our Epic Bloomers bouquet. Hot pink gerberas, miniature spray roses, and mini carnations are arranged in a tall glass vase in this bouquet that is sure to make an impression. Whether your recipient places it on their desk or on the kitchen counter, this will be a wonderful reminder of how much you care.

Cheergiver Basket

For a sweet gift that can be used long after the flowers fade, send our Cheergiver Basket. This arrangement is created with a variety of poms, gerberas, spray roses and carnations, plus greenery as an extra touch. The flowers are all settled into a beautiful basket that can be used as a decoration for many years to come!

Oh Happy Day!

If you’re thinking of someone and you want to let them know, send our Oh Happy Day! bouquet. This tall, striking arrangement is full of gerberas, lilies, delphinium and other bright, seasonal flowers, all arranged to stand tall in a small white vase.

Tried & True Blue

Perfect for sending to anyone “just because,” our Tried & True Blue arrangement is simple and elegant, but its fragrance will delight the recipient for the whole week! Large blue hydrangeas are arranged in a small ginger vase. This is a perfect small arrangement for a countertop or desk, making it a wonderful gift for anyone.

For more information on ordering “just because” floral gifts for your friends and loved ones from Cole’s Flowers, call us today at 802-388-4003.