I can’t wait to share 6 joyful reasons to send Christmas flowers to Australia! Xmas arrangements really do make the perfect Christmas gift.
When the people you love live in a different country, Christmas can be challenging. It’s a time when you can feel the distance even more than usual. Giving special gifts can also be difficult as posting packages internationally takes weeks, and it can be really expensive.
I love living in Australia, but even I feel sad and homesick sometimes over the Christmas holidays when I know my family and friends are getting together in the UK for parties and celebrations without us on Christmas Day and Christmas Eve.
Christmas is an occasion that really reminds me of the distance between us. If you’re starting to think about what to give your loved ones Down Under this Christmas, here are 6 reasons to send Christmas flowers to Australia so you can say Merry Christmas from afar. And if you’re the one living in Australia, here are some reasons why Christmas flowers make such special festive gifts and they’re great for spreading Christmas cheer.
Be sure to check out episode 11 of the New Life in Australia podcast where I talk all about Christmas gift ideas when you relocate to Australia
6 reasons to send Christmas flowers to Australia is sponsored by Floraly, Australia’s most loved and most sustainable flower gifting company. This article also contains affiliate links.
Christmas flowers Australia | Make someone you love smile by sending a festive bouquet
As you might know if you’re a regular reader of my blog, I’m a big fan of giving the gift of experiences over things. When we used to live in the UK, we’d be inundated with presents at Christmas. It was quite overwhelming. Shopping for gifts also became a process of ticking things off a very long shopping list rather than being the thoughtful occasion it should have been.
When we relocated from the UK to Australia, we discussed our plans for giving gifts with our families. We decided that we’d send money or order things online for the kids in the family (and likewise they’d do the same for us) for birthdays, Easter and Christmas and we’d just send one another thoughtful gifts occasionally.
This saved us from having to send packages internationally all the time which I know can be an expensive headache. It allowed us to scale things back and keep occasions simple so we could focus on what really matters.
Now the gifts we do send and receive are thoughtful ones sent and received with love.
Giving gifts should be just as much fun for the sender as it is for the recipient, so that’s something I try to keep in mind over the festive season. I no longer want to feel that Christmas shopping panic that I used to experience – instead I want to do my best to enjoy everything about the Christmas celebration.
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6 reasons to send Christmas flowers to Australia (or even cute mini Christmas trees – Australia has those too!)
Here are just six of the reasons I think it’s a lovely idea to send seasonal flowers. Australia offers some stunning Christmas flowers arrangement ideas so you can stick with the traditional red Christmas flowers, or go for something more unique (even sending mini Christmas trees!) Australia floral arrangements are sure to make someone you love smile this Christmas!
1 Sending Christmas flowers to Australia shows the people you love that you’re thinking about them
If your family or friends have moved to Australia, the most powerful thing you can do at this time of year is show them they’re in your thoughts. Honestly, I can’t put into words how important it is to know you haven’t been forgotten and to know that somebody loves you so much they’ve sent you something special.
When we moved to Australia, I wasn’t prepared for how many people would cut us out of their lives. I’ve had too many (what I thought were good) friends unfriend me on Facebook and it’s always hurtful, especially when they didn’t do anything to keep the relationship going at their end. So many people stopped communicating with us when we moved to Brisbane and it feels like it’s often completely on our shoulders to stay in touch with everybody. It can feel exhausting at times.
Thoughtful words in a Christmas card can really make an impact, but if you accompany your words with a bunch of Christmas flowers delivered to their door, it really takes that emotion to the next level. I’ve never not burst into tears after receiving fresh flowers to Australia from UK relatives – it is just such a special experience at any time of the year but especially when you receive a Christmas flowers arrangement delivered to your door.
Christmas is a really busy time. As a mum of three, I run around a lot at this time of year and I forget to stop and take in the moments. A Christmas flowers delivery really does stop me in my tracks and allows me pause and think about everything I’m grateful for, and it makes me love my family and friends even more for not forgetting me even though we live so far away now.
2 People are at home enjoying the holiday season, so they’ll be at home to enjoy the beautiful blooms in all their glory
OK, firstly, you need to check that this is correct – is the person you’re sending Christmas flowers and plants to in Australia at home for the holidays? Because you don’t want to place an order for Christmas flowers by post if there is a chance the recipient is going away as flowers won’t last long outside someone’s home in the Austrailan summer heat!
But if they aren’t going off camping or anything, there is a good chance the person is going to be home during the holidays to really enjoy looking at and smelling their flower bouquets.
I like to put flowers on my kitchen bench or create a table centrepiece so I can look at them all the time, so Christmas bouquets are something that add extra Christmas decorations to our home and I love looking at them, especially over Christmas when I’m lazing around at home for a week or two enjoying the time off.
3 You can do good while giving a gift that makes someone happy with Christmas flower arrangements
If you send Christmas flowers, what makes it even better is when you order them from an ethical and sustainable flower company that gives back to the community. It’s a way of doubling the happiness you’re giving and who wouldn’t want to do that as that is what the Christmas spirit is all about?!
Floraly (the sponsors of this post) supports OzHarvest and provides a meal for someone in need for every bouquet bought. When you send Christmas flowers to Australia (or at any other time of the year!), you’re supporting a company that cares deeply for our planet, our communities and the local growers.
Floraly’s sustainable practices include reducing flower waste by packing flowers to order (not ordering flowers ahead with uncertain demand as some other big flower brands do) – and flowers are sent out in bud, which means they bloom in home and last for longer. They’ve managed to reduce flower waste by 90% which means that a third of their flowers don’t end up in the bin as they do with other big brands!
They work with Future Neutral, part of Greenfleet, to offset some of the carbon emissions generated by their operations. As a customer, you also have the option to offset your own order at the checkout if you wish. This supports Greenfleet in their mission to plant native Australian trees to restore critical ecosystems and protect our country’s absolutely stunning flora and fauna. AND they donate 1% of all of their revenue to charity.
This takes your special occasions gift-giving to a whole new level as you’re giving back to the community and the planet as well as sending a beautiful Christmas bouquet, mini Christmas tree or gourmet hampers of festive treats. It’s a win-win!
4 Environmental considerations: We don’t need more ‘stuff’ this Christmas season
Aside from being able to order from a sustainable and ethical brand, there are more environmental things to consider when it comes to choosing which gifts to give at Christmas time.
I definitely feel relieved that we’re no longer swamped with too much ‘stuff’ at Christmas – especially plastic junk that breaks straight away. We lead quite a frugal life here in Australia by choice, and there really aren’t many things that we want or need. Even the kids struggle to come up with Christmas lists now. I do still love to receive something special and unexpected though – especially something that I wouldn’t usually buy for myself like Christmas flowers.
When you order Christmas flowers for delivery, it’s a special treat. It feels luxurious and indulgent, but not in a wasteful way. They say people don’t remember what you did or what you said, but they do remember how you made them feel, and when you send Christmas flowers to Australia, it makes the recipient feel loved and they will always remember you for creating that moment.
I don’t need more stuff in my home – I’m constantly trying to declutter and reduce our things because I prefer to lead a simpler life (which is very hard as we seem to attract more stuff all the time!) I much prefer a gift I can really enjoy that isn’t going to fill my home, and isn’t going into landfill afterwards or cause any lasting environmental damage.
5 Delicious scents make you happy
I’ve just got into scents in my home in a big way – I know I’m late to the party!
Over the last few years, I’ve been trying various air freshener devices – plugins, sprays, oils and diffusers. I love it when my house smells divine – it makes me so happy. I love walking through the door and having that floral scent hit me. It makes me love my home even more! Christmas flowers are a fabulous way of adding a delicious smell to a home over the festive season, and that scent is a constant reminder that somebody loved me enough to buy me the flowers in the first place.
I love how a scent evokes feelings too, and what better smell than a bunch of fresh, Christmas flowers!
6 Spread the holiday cheer with a universal gift – duplicates don’t matter!
Every Christmas in the UK, we’d be given some duplicate gifts – we’d get a block of knives, or a wine rack or a wooden chopping board even though we already had that thing and didn’t need another. Christmas flowers are a versatile gift to send. And even if somebody has already received a bunch of Christmas flowers from someone else, you can never have too many as you can just put them in another room! The more the merrier – it all just makes your home look and smell more beautiful! And no two bunches are ever the same.
Flowers suit everybody, and by sending Christmas flowers to Australia from the UK or whichever country you’re sending them from, you are spreading holiday cheer far and wide. It doesn’t matter what gifts are under the tree already – flowers will always be appreciated, whether they’re native flowers, red roses, white lilies or whatever style you prefer to send to share some festive spirit.
Sending Christmas flowers to Australia – easy yet impactful!
Who knew something as easy as sending flowers to Australia for Christmas (which takes you a few minutes online) could make such an impact on someone’s life – and on the planet! It’s the perfect choice of Christmas gift!
You tend to assume things that make a bigger impact involve harder work, but the reality is a thoughtful gift can be really easy to organise. It’s easy to do your flower order online and go through the checkout process (no wrapping, packing or taking a box to the post office!) and it’s even possible to arrange next day delivery if you’re running late sending your beautiful Christmas flowers (phew – you don’t need to get organised 6 weeks ahead to send something in the post before the cut off date after all!). Yet, when your traditional Christmas flower gifts arrive, they’re going to blow somebody away and make such a lasting impression on them.
Christmas trees online: Australia Christmas gifts for someone you love
Even better than sending Christmas flowers is sending a cute mini Christmas tree in the mail! You may not be there to decorate the tree together to the sounds of Christmas songs, but this gift is a great way to be present in someone’s life during the festive season even from the other side of the world. It’s a special gift that adds a touch of festive elegance to any home!
Are you ready to send gorgeous Christmas flowers to Australia?
Want to send thoughtful, sustainable Christmas flowers to Australia? You can order Christmas flowers online in Australia from Floraly here.
It’s super easy to send Christmas flowers online to Australia from another country. Whether you’re looking to send a Christmas flowers basket, a Christmas flowers bouquet, Christmas flowers in a vase or a stunning mini Christmas tree! Order yours online at Floraly here – more products will be added as Christmas approaches so check them out for your Christmas flower delivery and share the holiday spirit with someone you love!
Thanks to Floraly for sponsoring this article about sending Christmas flowers to Australia and for helping share the message about giving sustainable, thoughtful gifts.