by Teleflora, National Make Someone Smile Week 2015 (July 20 thru 24),
is all about making others happy with the gift of flowers. Throughout
the country thousands of local florists will deliver more than 30,000
smiley face mug arrangements. Scientific studies guarantee that flowers make people happy.

The 2005 Rutgers University study:

Research Findings

A team of researchers explored the link between flowers and life
satisfaction in a 10-month study of participants’ behavioral and
emotional responses to receiving flowers. The results show that flowers
are a natural and healthful moderator of moods.

  1. Flowers have an immediate impact on happiness. All study
    participants expressed “true” or “excited” smiles upon receiving
    flowers, demonstrating extraordinary delight and gratitude. This
    reaction was universal, occurring in all age groups.
  2. Flowers have a long-term positive effect on moods. Specifically,
    study participants reported feeling less depressed, anxious and agitated
    after receiving flowers, and demonstrated a higher sense of enjoyment
    and life satisfaction.
  3. Flowers make intimate connections. The presence of flowers led to increased contact with family and friends.

“Common sense tells us that flowers make us happy,” said Dr.
Haviland-Jones. “Now, science shows that not only do flowers make us
happier than we know, they have strong positive effects on our emotional
well being.”