- One flower per recipient
- One card with the statement, "For whatever you are dealing with, you deserve this."
- On the back of the card there must be, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hand them the flower and be on your way, in other words let the flower and the card speak for themselves so that it's more about the person receiving the flower than yourself.
- Remember this is about genuine human connection so do what you feel will further that concept while following the first four rules.
When I hand out flowers I am alone though you don't have to be, I imagine it would be a lot less intimidating if you were doing it with a friend, it would also make a great date. I make sure to genuinely smile when giving out a flower because I believe in the power of smiles. I like to only have one flower in my hands at a time, leaving the rest in my backpack. I do this because I feel it makes the moment more personal. Generally I don't wear sunglasses so that I can make eye contact. If you are feeling discouraged find an old lady they seem to appreciate the gesture the most.
A good source for flowers is obviously flower shops, or grocery stores. Often they have flowers they can't sell but still look fairly okay that they may give you for free. If you know someone who is getting married ask them if you can use their flowers from the wedding. This is how the project got started in the first place. I have passed cards out to local flower shops describing the project that they give to large events like weddings. The card asks them if they would like to re-purpose their flowers for the project. If you want a copy of that information contact me and I'll email it to you.