You know that famous saying “stop and smell the flowers”? It’s a particularly good reminder right now especially to stop and appreciate what 2020 has bought us. While I sit back and practise being present, I’m reminded of those who have brought me joy last year in such a tough time. 

Flowers are definitely a top pick when I want to share some joy. They look and smell incredible, and they can say so much without uttering a word, like “I love you” or “I’m sorry”. As I get older and more committed to finding ways to protect and appreciate nature, I find the beauty of flowers in their natural environment (like in the wild) much more uplifting, than seeing them withering away in a vase at home. 

The local florists are all rushed off their feet with Valentine’s Day coming up, imagine the supply chains all around the world farming, clipping, packaging and shipping billions of beautiful bouquets to our local sellers, temporarily smelling divine then within weeks ending up in the garbage. While the traditional way of turning up with a surprise bouquet to your love shows them just how much you care is nice, there is now a new and creative “green” way to show you care.  

Yup, V Day LEGO’s a thing now

When I first saw LEGO’s botanical collection flower bouquet I wasn’t convinced of their sustainability credentials but when I scratched the surface I learned that their new range is made with sustainable bioplastics made from sugar cane.

Build more love

You know LEGO. Yes those little brick building toys we all love or loved at one point in our lives. My favourite new set is this LEGO flower bouquet. Not only is it more sustainable compared to fresh flowers, it is so much more unique and creative! Build it for your love or spark more joy by building it together.

What a creative way to gift flowers; not only do they last forever, you can spend time actually creating something for your love which in my opinion, is much more meaningful than just buying a bouquet from a shop – take it from a girl 😉 

For all you single girls out there, even better to gift yourself something fun and beautiful that will last forever.

Mum’s deserve some love too

Don’t worry, if V Day LEGO flower giving isn’t your thing, Mother’s Day is also coming up. I know my Mum would love the nostalgia of watching (and laughing) at me building her LEGO bouquet. How thoughtful can a daughter get? 

As complicated as it looks, don’t let that put you off. Instructions are included and it’s a good way to give your right brain a good workout. 

Let’s all consider showing our love the “green” way this year. 

8Shaders, you can be one of the lucky ones and win this LEGO flower bouquet, just check out the giveaway on IG for details. Happy V Day! 

Hope and Love, Emily x