Stems for Strangers Part III + a Challenge (& PRIZE!) for You

Stems for Strangers has slowed to make space for the rest of our Kickstarter rewards. To be honest, this video itself is super delayed. I took this on my walk to, during, and walk home from a meet and greet with Outschool.com, a company I work with to bring the lost language of flowers to kids. That was a couple weeks ago now! 

That was a good experience. As you can see from the video, everyone was happy to get their gift (a lot more wanted these special meaning-imbued flowers than were willing to show up on camera!)

There isn't a video of it, but I also went to the Financial District to spread the flower love in the past couple weeks. That was a more challenging experience. Not a single person on the street would even TAKE a flower! It was a little disheartening, to tell the truth. My step-mom actually was sweet enough to join me for that experience, and she think we'd have a better shot if we stood on the corner with a basket filled with flowers and let people come to us. I think it's worth a shot. 

Until next time, a challenge (and a prize!) for you to start spreading some love, fun and connection yourself!

  1.  Pick/buy a single stem of any flower
  2.  Look up its meanings in our flower meaning database
  3. Pick a meaning to imbue it with
  4. Hold it in your hand and say the meaning in your head. 
  5. Present the imbued flower to someone. Preferably a stranger! Say, "This is the gift of ___________, according to the lost language of flowers." 
  6. Ask them if you can film them receiving the flower (Yeah, that probably means you'll have to do it all over again. It's quick!) 
  7. Post the video to Instagram with a caption that includes "Using the lost language of flowers to spread more love/fun/connection" (you can also just choose one of the three-- love, fun or connection) and tag @bloomequation. Alternatively, post it to Facebook (same caption) and tag our page, The Bloom Equation.
  8. We'll contact you within the week to let you choose your prize! 

Love to you all!