Over the next few weeks, parents will be dropping off their children in new classrooms across the Saint Louis area – some for the very first time as they experience kindergarten, and others dropping off their “babies” at college. If your child is preparing to live away from home for the first time, there are likely a lot of emotions that come to the surface. We are here to help you to make the transition just a little easier. A gift from Walter Knoll Florist will add a bit of living beauty to your dorm room decorating, with our diverse online collection of plants, flowers and gifts.
Fast Facts: Approximately 20.5 million students are planning to enter college as incoming freshmen this year; approximately 13 million of them will be living in dormitories and on-campus housing. When it comes to dorm room decorating, space can be limited – but we love the idea of giving green plants to new students for many reasons. Plants help to keep the air clean, encourage a calm atmosphere, and even help to stimulate mental alertness and productivity! Plants are also a long-lasting reminder that the people at home are thinking of them – and if you choose low maintenance plants (such as our succulents, shown above) you can help to ensure that the plants look amazing for a long time.
Time your Gift: While dropping something off with your student is a great way to get them off on the right foot, they may also like to receive a gift from home a few weeks into their first semester. The reality of college life will be settling in, and they may be a bit homesick – so sending a beautiful, bright bouquet right to their dorm room is a great way to let them know that they may have left your home, but will never leave your heart.
Of course, every college student appreciates a care package from home, especially if it is full of delicious snacks! Choose from fruit, cheese and crackers, or chocolate (shown above) – these gifts will be eagerly received and are sure to make your child the hit of the floor!
Make the transition to college a little easier – or more delicious – with a gift from Walter Knoll Florist.