“Congratulations on the opening of your man cave.”
Now you’d expect to hear this while eavesdropping on a couple of guys at the bar, but seeing it written on a note beside a bunch of freshly delivered flowers? Not so much.
It’s true though, and one of the many flower deliveries Little Flowers, in Sydney, Australia, has facilitated from man to man since the florist opened up for business three years ago. And one of the memorable ones.
“Guys sending guys flowers has become much more common,” Little Flowers co-founder Hans Christian tells Australian Women's Weekly Online.
“We had another one, where one bloke beat another bloke in golf and sent him flowers to say sorry which was really funny.”
Little Flowers is a florist with a New Age twist, but it’s fairly simple. You hop online to place your order, typing in your details, the details of the recipient, and--most importantly--the note you want to accompany the bouquet.
It's always $30 a bunch. And every day the blooms are different.
“The whole concept was to encourage people to send flowers more often, for reasons other than Valentine’s Day and anniversaries,” says Christian.
“Our aim has always been to put more smiles on more faces for more reasons.”
So what notes have put smiles on their faces? “You will not believe how many women send flowers to themselves, but it’s the way in which they do it which is hilarious," says Christian.
“Sometimes girls will send flowers to themselves to make someone in the office jealous. Often we’ll call them up and ask whether there’s a typo, but they’ll say ‘No, no, it’s just me sending flowers to myself.’”
“Just because” flowers have flourished to become the most common orders for the online florist--most with notes such as "buy the shoes" sent between friends--while orders from secret admirers also regularly come through.