Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Flowers make a girl happy! - Hint Cards Giveaway

The bees have been busy in California, working on pollinating the flowers. Are you letting all their hard work go to waste? If you are like me, it has probably been awhile since you received a bouquet of cut flowers. In the beginning of our marriage money was especially tight, and I made a big mistake by telling my husband that it wasn't always necessary to buy me flowers. Well, he took that comment to heart and I never received another bouquet until I casually mentioned that I do love flowers and it might be nice to get them as a gift occasionally! Geez, leave it to men! Yes, it seems they need a hint once and awhile.

The California Cut Flower Commission (CCFC) will debut special "Hint Cards" at retailers and florists later this year. Hint Cards are designed to help women drop a hint to that certain someone that they would like to receive a beautiful bouquet of the world’s freshest flowers, California Grown flowers! Did you know that California growers account for 75 percent of all domestically grown cut flowers in the United States?

Last week I received a whole bouquet of vibrant flowers from the CCFC. I must say it has been quite refreshing to have a bouquet of flowers in the home. Just makes me happy. Makes me want more. I plan on placing the little hint cards in strategic locations, like attached to my husband's cell phone or inside his laptop. That should do it. By the way, you can always take a hint yourself and buy a few flowers just because you care for a friend that needs cheering or an elderly relative. Sometimes it is nice to perform a random act of kindness. Don't let the bees' work go to waste!

Speaking of kindness, the California Cut Flower Commission has kindly offered to giveaway sets of Hint Cards to 25 Brimful Curiosities readers. Loyalty is rewarded here...the first 25 people to comment will each receive their own set. (Not all cards are depicted in the picture to the right. Flower not included.)

To enter, leave a comment addressing the following question: What is your favorite flower?
• For contact purposes, if you are a non-blogger or your email is not accessible in your blog profile, please leave a valid email address within the comment section.
• Contest is open to US readers
• Contest ends whenever 25 comments are reached.
• Winners will be notified by email.

Thanks to Family Review Network and California Cut Flower Commission for this review opportunity!


always_317537 said...

I have sooo many favorites... I guess I would pick tulips =)


bgolde said...

The hint cards are genius. I would choose tulips as well! What a great idea~! Gotta show men the ropes somehow.

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lmkirb said...

My favorite flowers are black eyed susans and a close second are grape hyacinths. I love when I can look outside into my gardens and see all the flowers that are blooming!

mom2boys said...

I love Sunflowers! They are so bright and cheery.Thanks! :)


Shooting Stars Mag said...

Oh gosh, I don't even know what my favorite flower is...daises and tulips are nice. Anything really!


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Heather said...

Peonies are my absolute favorite, I adore them!

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Lauren S. said...

My favorite flower is the daffodil. When I lived up north I knew spring was around the corner when I saw them start to push up from the ground.

darlanpaulsmamma said...

I have 3 favorites but i will say tulips!
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LeBizyB said...

Grape Hyacinth are one of my favorites but so are Snapdragons.


cwalker said...

My favorite flower (of the moment) is Daiseys--I think I spelled it correctly but it looks wrong, lol!

Amy B. said...

My favorite flower is the daffodil!
Amy B.

Bianca said...

I love flowers!!! My favorites are tulips, roses or lilies... :)

Thanks for holding this giveaway!

Lisanne624 said...

Oh my goodness, it's hard to pick just one favorite flower, but I would have to go with a lilac . . . if that counts, since it's sort of a bushy-thingy (yes, that is the technical term!). If not, then I'd go with a tulip.

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Anonymous said...

Anything purple !!!!!