When buying flowers online, there are plenty of options available to you. Instead of a choice between one or two local florists, there are a vast number of online flower delivery sites that offer great products with a great quality of service. You can find flower bouquets, plants and flower arrangements, as well as something else: letterbox flowers. But what are letterbox flowers? And what are the benefits to picking them over more traditional options?
Letterbox Flowers: The Pros and Cons
Most of the clue is in the name: they’re flowers that can fit through your letterbox. This is obviously a huge benefit if you’re someone who’s away from home a lot, or you know that your recipient will be too. You won’t have to worry about a missed delivery, especially with something as delicate and perishable as flowers. This is just one of the many benefits to choosing letterbox flowers, but there are a few challenges too.
One thing that could either be seen as a drawback or a benefit - depending on your point of view - is how the flowers arrive. In order to fit in a box that’s posted through a letterbox, any flowers you do receive will of course not come in a ready made bouquet form. As Appleyard Flowers show in their images, they’ll come in the box needing to be properly arranged. If you’re not interested in doing that yourself, or you’re sending flowers as a gift to someone and really want that wow factor, then letterbox flowers probably aren’t the best ones to send. However, if you or the recipient is green fingered then arranging the flowers into a bouquet can be an exciting prospect. As Flying Flowers say: “It's the perfect gift for someone who loves arranging their own flowers.”
Letterbox flowers also come in bud form, instead of being fully formed. Because they arrive like this, Serenata Flowers say that “they are as fresh as any other flowers and thanks to their affordability, make a perfect gift for any occasion.” Bud flowers typically take between 24 to 48 hours to bloom, so whilst they won’t have an immediate wow factor like a bouquet would, it means they’re easier to transport and can last longer too. Estimates say that letterbox flowers can last for up to 14 days because of their freshness. For tips on how to make your flowers last even longer though, take a look here.
Bloom & Wild are just one of the many retailers that provide letterbox flowers. They even offer a subscription service so that you can receive monthly flowers through the post. The longevity of letterbox flowers means that your flowers will last at least half the month, and you won’t have to wait longer until the next bunch arrives. And no matter whether you buy your letterbox flowers as a one off or as a monthly subscription, the prices are much cheaper than more traditional methods. This is partly down to the ease of transportation and postage, but also the fact that no bouquets need arranging by a florist.
So the choice of whether you choose letterbox flowers over other options ultimately is down to your personal preferences. Do you think a lower price, convenience of posting and the longer lifespan are worth it when the flowers arrive in bud form and have to be arranged by you or your recipient? If the answer is yes, then you needn’t think twice about getting them. If the answer is no, you should at least give them a go. But whatever you're thinking, it’s clear to see the benefits of letterbox flowers and why they’ve become such a popular option when sending flowers online. Not only that, but if you make use of our flower delivery discount codes, you'll be getting them at the very best price too.
Written by Josh McGrillen - 1st March 2021