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It’s time to stop and smell the roses! Flower Design Day is all about showing appreciation for floral design as a unique and creative art form. Since flowers have been enjoyed and admired throughout the world since the beginning of human history, it just makes sense that the design of flowers should have its own day to celebrate. 

History of National Floral Design Day

It all started with the idea to create a special way of celebrating the birthday of Carl Rittner, who was the founder of the Rittner School of Floral Design in Boston back in 1947. As a pioneer in floral art education, Rittner has shared his wealth of knowledge in the floral industry and had a marked impact on thousands of students from all throughout the world.

Some people don’t realize that National Floral Design Day was officially proclaimed by the Governor of Massachusetts. William F. Weld, in 1995. Since that time, floral design has been celebrated on this day each year.

History lesson aside, today is an excuse to go wild about flowers and let that inner creativity spark. There are so many things that can be done with flowers – the sky really is the limit. National Floral Design Day is the perfect time to display that innovative and original side when it comes to making the world more beautiful with floral creations!

How to Celebrate National Floral Design Day

Show some love and appreciation for everything related to flowers on National Floral Design Day! Get started with some of these delightful ideas:

Make Some Floral Design Creations

In honor and celebration of National Floral Design Day, show off that floral talent and create a spectacular floral design with flowers – whether real, dried or silk. Draw pictures of floral designs and it might even be fun to get the kids involved. Guys can get in on the fun too. Why not arrange an impressive floral bouquet for that leading lady or to take in and share with the folks at the office?

Learn Some Benefits of Floral Design 

When National Floral Design Day was declared by the Governor of Massachusetts in 1995, the proclamation included a number of reasons that were listed about why this art form is important. Here are some of the main reasons for setting the day aside in celebration and honor of floral design:

  • Floral design fosters creativity and develops perceptual awareness as an art form.

  • Floral design allows individuals to express themselves and their emotions in celebration of a variety of holidays and life events such as births, deaths, weddings and more.

  • Floral design utilizes natural media as a unique art form that includes aspects including line, color, balance, structure and much more to create visual pleasure.

Take a Floral Design Class

One excellent way to get on board with celebrating National Floral Design Class might be to sign up to learn more about the craft. Those who have never been involved with floral design before can take a beginner class that allows them to learn the basics about this art form. For those folks who have a general idea of what they are doing but could improve their skills, sign up for an advanced class at a local community center or floral design school.

Create a Floral Themed Playlist

Celebrating National Floral Design Day can be loads of fun with the right tunes to go with it! Build a playlist on Spotify, Apple music or another online platform to support the theme of the day with the best songs to jam out to while designing some beautiful floral arrangements.

Check out some of these fun songs with a floral theme to get a playlist started :

  • Everything’s Coming Up Roses (1959) by Ethel Merman
  • You Don’t Bring Me Flowers (1978) by Neil Diamond and Barbara Streisand
  • Bed of Roses (1993) by Bon Jovi
  • Supermarket Flowers (2017) by Ed Sheeran

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