When someone has...
1. had a baby
2. become engaged
4. been accepted for a promotion
5. found their first job
6. celebrated an anniversary without their spouse
7. just helped their last child leave home
8. had a hard time lately and could use some inspirational gifts
9. finished their PhD
10. won a competition
11. got home from holiday in Spain
12. moved house
13. paid off their mortgage
14. got a new car
15. lost their long-loved pet
16. turned 21
17. found a girlfriend/boyfriend
18. to say Happy Easter
19. to say Merry Christmas
20. got a new hairstyle
21. sung at their first concert
22. finished renovating their house
23. just to say “I love you”
24. to put in a vase in their house before they get home from their honeymoon
25. to celebrate having sold their house
Why not even consider getting yourself a set of wholesale chocolate roses, I’m not joking. They are cheaper to buy in bulk, they keep for a reasonably long time and they do make an ideal gift for all sorts of occasions. Paired with a tasteful greeting card with a pre-written message or a hand-written message composed by yourself, a chocolate rose can really say “thinking of you” in a surprising and an unusual way.
See if you can come up with some more reasons for giving a chocolate rose. You might want to include one in a small gift basket to make up for a friend who is in hospital, or for your grandmother to take home (she comes to visit only once a year). Can you put a chocolate rose in a bunch of real flowers as a bit of a surprise? (Maybe mention it to the recipient so that he/she doensn’t overlook it and leave the “bunch” in the sun!)
A nice idea to put forward if you work on the board of a school, to arrange for each graduate this year to receive a chocolate rose along with their graduation certificate. Alternatively, if you are a student of an institution, could you arrange for the student counsel board to give a chocolate rose to each member of teaching staff at the end of year assembly? They would surely not be expecting it, and it would be a sweet (literally) way to round off the year and have everyone leave on a good note.
A neighbour who has just moved in could appreciate a “Welcome to the neighbourhood” notecard along with a few groceries they may have overlooked in the house move such as milk, bread, butter and a bunch of lettuce or other fresh vegetable or fruit perhaps from your own garden. A chocolate rose tied to the handle of the basket is sure to show your neighbours that you want to be on good terms and get the “consequential relationship” off to a good start.
Many ways to say many things with a simple chocolate rose. I hope you try out one of these ideas, or one of your own, today!