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Have you ever noticed how seeing a particular color can affect your mood? As a child I remember the ride home from my Aunt and Uncles house every Christmas Eve. Driving down through the city (they live in Bergen County, NJ) the homes we passed were decorated with tons of shiny bright lights. Some were all red, some were multicolored and some were even all green but my favorite was always the homes with all blue lights. Seeing those homes always made me feel warm, relaxed and happy. I always wondered, what type of lovely people lived in those glowing houses. Why had they chosen all blue and did they know how beautiful they were to me. All through a childs eyes those colors caused strong feelings. I get goose bumps just thinking about! I would mention to my parents how lovely I thought those colors were. But every year my mother would say "Oh the blue makes me so depressed, why do people light their houses all in blue. It's dreadful". Each year I would comment and each year so would she. By the time I was a teenager, I kept those words to myself. Ugh, how could my mother and I  have such different points of view on how those colors made us feel?

According to Wikipedia, color is an important part of human expression. Floral design relies so heavily on the use of color to please the senses. Combining different colors creates different responses to different people. Wow! When you put it that way, it's no wonder we ever hit upon the right mix of flowers to please our flower recipients. Oh, poor flower sender, remember to choose a color liked by the person receiving and not yourself. Notice what they like, what makes them happy, what makes their heart sing and your flower gift will be met with heartfelt thanks and joy.
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