I spent about 5 years in the military after I finished high school. It was a good decision at the time because I wasn’t financially ready for college yet and needed a way to earn money to put myself through school. The military turned out to be an excellent experience for me. I grew up in a hurry, learned lots of valuable skills, and got to see the world while earning a steady paycheck. Best of all, I met lots of interesting people, and developed very strong friendships that have lasted to this day.
Many of my friends were other service members that are still stationed overseas or are civilians who happened to live near American bases. One of the ways I keep these friendships alive is by sending flowers on special occasions. International flower delivery services make this much more convenient and affordable today than ever before.
Years ago before international flower delivery was the cheapest option, I used to try to find a local florist in whatever country I intended to send flowers to. But that was often easier said than done. It wasn’t too bad when I could count on people to speak English, but that wasn’t always the case. Many times, there was a communication barrier to overcome, which resulted in quite a few problems. Then there were the outright scammers who thought that just because this was an overseas order, they could simply pocket my money without delivering the actual product.
International flower delivery eliminates those hassles and makes it easy to send beautiful arrangements and bouquets to loved ones practically anywhere in the civilized world. Most international flower delivery services have websites that make the ordering process a piece of cake. Not only can I choose the exact flowers that I want, I can also specify the sending date, and track the order from beginning to end to ensure that the items were delivered as promised. Moreover, I can use my credit card to place my orders, giving me added purchasing protection. If for some reason the flowers aren’t delivered to my satisfaction, I can initiate a refund claim through my credit card company. This makes international flower delivery a much safer proposition from a buyer’s standpoint.
Many international flower delivery companies also sell other gift items such as gift baskets, chocolates, wine, champagne, teddy bears, balloons, and more, so I always have a way of acknowledging my overseas friends on special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, promotions, and the holidays. While e-mail and Skype are arguably the best ways of keeping long-distance relationships alive, international flower delivery occupies a prominent place in the equation too. The next time an important occasion comes up in the life of a friend living in a different country, try sending flowers. The sentiment and effort will certainly be appreciated!