Today’s post is sponsored by Teleflora! The beauty of their flowers truly inspire me and remind me to take time out of my busy day to smell the roses.
Mother’s Day is fast approaching. While Mamas should be celebrated everyday, it’s nice to know that on one specific day we won’t be forgotten….or will we? Teleflora wanted to know all about Mother’s Day, so they partnered with Sperling’s Best Place to conduct a mom-friendly study on the best cities for moms and gifts she loves. Some of the results were truly amazing, nearly 20% of respondents stated that they have forgotten Mother’s Day at some time in the past. Shocking right?! If you want to make sure you are living in one of the mom-friendly cities for mama and her cubs, you can count your blessings if you live in one of these Top 10 Mom-Friendly Cities in America for 2015:
1. San Jose, CA – maybe not, keep reading to find out why!
2. Milwaukee, WI
3. Raleigh, NC
4. Cincinnati, OH
5. Washington, DC; Arlington/Alexandria, VA
6. Columbus, OH
7. Baltimore, MD
8. Boston, MA
9. Honolulu, HI
10. San Francisco-Oakland, CA
It may be time for this Mama to move out of Miami and perhaps venture out West to Cali? It seems that San Jose, California offers the best quality of life for moms and raising a family. The survey found that the Silicon Valley city outranks all others with the most robust “mom-friendly” lifestyle offerings like readily-available child care and day care, pediatric physicians and family fun. But don’t be fooled, although San Jose outranked all other cities on the Mom-meter, it also took the #1 spot of being the city to outrank all others for forgetting mom on Mother’s Day! Maybe the grass isn’t much greener on the other coast after-all.
So what does Mama want this Mother’s Day?
When it comes to what mamas really want for Mother’s Day, the #1 desired gift is flowers and spending time with family. Whether for brunch or dinner, mamas across America want face to face time with their families rather than just receiving a card in the mail. So you’ve decided to buy mama those flowers she’s desiring to make her smile and blossom throughout the day. With so many different choices knowing which ones mama will like best can be tricky. Survey says: DING, DING, DING, a mixed floral arrangement filled with a variety of the season’s freshest blooms. Yup, it seems a dozen roses is a thing of the past. Mixed floral arrangements are the new roses!
Besides flowers, consider treating mama to a meal, making her a handmade gift, sending her to the spa, or giving her a house plant. Homemade cards from the little kids are always a cute idea too! But whatever you do, make sure mom gets her flowers on Mother’s Day, especially if you live in Oklahoma where 70% of mamas said they want their flowers on the actual day. And I totally get it, even though I don’t live in Oklahoma, I prefer my Mother’s Day gifts on Mother’s Day too!
Now through Mother’s Day, order mama a beautiful mixed flower arrangement from select Teleflora’s Generations of Love bouquet collection and mama will receive an exclusive one-month membership to Ancestry.com, valued at $19.99. Place her bouquet on her desk and let her enjoy the day exploring the family history! She might even want to do some research on those mom-friendly cities. All of Teleflora flowers are hand-arranged and hand-designed floral arrangements by local florists, delivered directly to the recipient, whether she lives in a top mom-friendly city or not. No boxes, no blooms to wait for, just beautiful mixed floral arrangements mama is sure to love. But that’s not all!
When you give mama the gift of Teleflora flowers, what she is really getting a 3-in-1 floral present. The beautiful floral arrangement, the one month membership to Ancensty.com (with select bouquets) AND a keepsake vase that she can use over and over again.
Teleflora’s 2015 Mother’s Day Generations of Love Collection includes:
Fill My Heart Bouquet ($59.95)
Pour your heart into expressing thanks and gratitude to Mom with this charming French country botanical floral arrangement artfully presented in a delicate ceramic pitcher that is FDA-approved, microwave and dishwasher safe.
Beautiful Butterfly Bouquet ($69.95) – Ancestry.com promotion eligible
Send her butterfly kisses with this 3-in-1 gift that celebrates Mom’s infinite love. Mom will cherish this stunning floral arrangement of fresh roses, lilies and seasonal stems that arrives hand-arranged in a ceramic Teleflora exclusive vase in a rich shade of lavender and adorned with a beautiful crystal butterfly pendant.
Field of Butterflies Bouquet ($69.95)
Just as butterflies are the jewels of the garden, remind Mom just how beautiful and special she is with this gorgeous springtime fresh floral bouquet and custom vintage-style box with lid that makes a lovely jewelry box.
Artful Elegance Bouquet ($104.95) – Ancestry.com promotion eligible
No one epitomizes elegance more than your favorite matriarch. Now surprise her with this classic floral bouquet overflowing with lavender roses, white lilies, and fresh purple blooms in this exquisite Venetian hand-blown glass vase.
I am really in love with the Artful Elegance Bouquet, and the Beautiful Butterfly Bouquet! It may be due to my love for lilies. Do you see a favorite you would love to have delivered into your hands on Mother’s Day 2015 year? So whether you are living in a mom-friendly city or not, mama deserves the very best! To place an order for a beautifully-arranged floral gift, hand-crafted and delivered by a local florist anywhere in the country, visit www.teleflora.com.
Honoring moms of every generation with the launch of a Generations of Love Facebook app. The app encourages Teleflora fans to celebrate their loved ones by creating and sharing a generational photo collage. Users can upload their photos into the seamless app template to wish the women in their lives a very special day. And just for completing the process, Teleflora fans will receive a special discount offer on a Teleflora Mother’s Day bouquet. Teleflora recently unveiled the first of several heartwarming videos surprising real moms with special and unexpected reunion. See the remarkable stories of the moms who’ve inspired and touched the heart of their children at http://bit.ly/TelefloraMothersDay.
Disclosure: Teleflora was kind enough to send me some beautiful mixed floral arrangements so that I could witness the quality and service first hand. The mom-friendly city information, aside from opinions, contained within this post were provided to me by Teleflora. I have not received any other compensation for sharing this information with you, but as you know, I do not recommend products I would not use. If you want to see more on the flowers I received, be sure to check out my social media pages on IG, FB and Twitter. The items that I mentioned I ordered for Papa were paid for by me out of my own pocket. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.