Birthday Flowers for Seniors
On any given day, we at Leon Valley Flowers & Balloons will design and deliver free birthday corsages and boutonnieres for the senior citizens at the Timber Hill Villa retirement community here in San Antonio, Texas.
Over the past year, we have delivered about 100 birthday flower gifts like these to the seniors and they love them!
The activities director, Rosa Sullivan, organizes a special birthday lunch where they have cake, sing songs, and make a big deal about pinning on their birthday flowers.
A Happier Birthday
Rosa says the recipients beam with pride and happiness as everyone crowds around to see them and their flowers. All day long, people comment on the birthday boy or girl’s flowers and offer a hug or a handshake. Having had a grandmother in a similar type of community, it makes us very happy to make these seniors smile.
An Unexpected Surprise!
We have never charged these seniors for any flowers, materials, or delivery. We simply delight in knowing that we helped make someone smile on their birthday. Which is why we were totally not expecting Rosa to show up today with a special gift for our flower shop.
The seniors pitched in and handcrafted this wonderful little Christmas tree with a beautiful bow, bells, and card to let us know that they appreciated the birthday flowers and that they wish us a happy holiday season.
When the ladies at the flower shop, our wonderful floral designers, saw it, they couldn’t help but get a little teary-eyed. They were deeply touched and even shared a few stories of their own long-passed grandparents.
Showing it off!
We loved it so much, that we put it up next to our cash register to show to everyone who comes in!
To everyone at Timberhill Villa, thank you and Merry Christmas!!!!