– Online flower delivery company Flying Flowers invites Brits to send a £1 bouquet to loved ones in need of a boost during the second lockdown
– The ‘Cheerful Smile’ bouquets – usually priced at £24.99 – will be available for just £1 from today (9 November)
– TV doctor and author, Dr Amir Khan, urges Brits to step back into nature to boost mental and physical health
– Colour psychology expert Karen Haller reveals how different colours affect our wellbeing and behaviours

Online flower delivery company Flying Flowers has today announced it is making one of its most colourful bouquets available for just £1, in a limited-time move to encourage Brits to send a smile to loved ones in need of a lift.

As increased lockdown restrictions encourage us to spend more time indoors, Flying Flowers has announced a limited number of ‘Cheerful Smile’ bouquets – usually priced at £24.99 – will be available from 9 November for just £1.

The brand hopes the bouquets will prove to be an affordable way for customers to put a smile on loved ones’ faces in these difficult times.

A feel-good combination of white roses, sunflowers, yellow santini chrysanthemums, yellow solidago and eucalyptus cinerea – the ‘Cheerful Smile’ bouquet offers a floral pick-me-up, bound to pollinate a little happiness in uncertain times.

Colour psychology expert Karen Haller, author of The Little Book of Colour, describes yellow flowers as a “cheery hello”.

Karen, an expert in the science of colour and behaviour, said: “Yellow is the colour of happiness. It’s the colour of optimism, it’s the colour of sunshine, it’s the colour that can help uplift us.

“During lockdown I have often bought yellow flowers and when I walked into the kitchen it would be like the colour gave me a cheery hello – yellow is the perfect colour for people who need a friendly pick-me-up.”

The £1 bouquets will be on sale for five days during Flying Flowers’ ‘Send a Smile Week’ – with limited numbers available each day from Monday 9 to Friday 13 November. Daily drops will go live at 10am on the website. The brand is even covering the cost of delivery, so there really is no excuse not to treat someone to a floral boost.

Karen believes that while this year has brought unprecedented challenges for many people, nature can provide a welcome sanctuary – encouraging people to stop and take in their surroundings.
“Nature doesn’t know that we’re in lockdown” she said. “Its colours and scents can bring so much joy at the moment – and it will always be there for us.“I think if anything this period has taught us to slow down and look at what’s around us. It’s so important to go out into nature. Even if it means going out into the street and looking at the flowers in your neighbours’ front gardens.”Karen’s calls for people to explore nature have been echoed by TV doctor and author, Dr Amir […]