That smile is genuine!
In 2005, researchers from Rutgers University published a paper about a study about how flowers affect people's moods. The study found that flowers can bring a genuine or "Duchenne" smile to people's lips when they are presented with a fresh bouquet as a gift. People's moods were lifted and stayed lifted even three days after receiving flowers. And, in studies with elderly, memory improvements were made.
The Rutger's research paper on how flowers affect people says, "Flowers have immediate and long-term effects on emotional reactions, mood, social behaviors and even memory."
These findings are being used in a floral awareness campaign called That Flower Feeling by The California Association of Flower Growers & Shippers to help educate people on how flowers and plants can impact their lives in a positive way.
There is so much going on in today's world that it's easy to forget to "Stop and smell the roses." But, the best prescription any doctor can tell you today is to do just that and while you at it, wouldn't it be nice to learn how to arrange them and keep them alive a long time in a vase?
Stop and Smell the Roses
That is where Living Art Kits can help! We will teach kids, their friends, their parents and everyone else how flowers and plants can be a perfect addition to every occasion from everyday to every special day.