The National Day of Reflection
23rd March 2021
What is the National Day of Reflection?
Founded by a group of over 60 charities and organisations, the National Day of Reflection marks one year since the first UK lockdown. In that time so many lives have been cut short and millions have faced grief and bereavement.
The National Day of Reflection is a chance for us all to come together to offer support to each other, to reflect on loss, and to hope for brighter days. There are lots of ways to get involved and it’s open to everyone – whatever your beliefs or experience of the last year.
How can I get involved?
Join the moment of silence
There will be a minute’s silence at 12 noon on 23 March. It’s a chance to reflect on the last year and those who have passed away, and a moment to stand in solidarity with people coping with grief.
Share hope and support with flowers
The National Day of Reflection is also about hope and celebration: together we can celebrate the amazing lives and achievements of those we’ve lost, and also take time to look forward to brighter days. That’s why spring flowers have been chosen as the symbol for the day – they signify new beginnings, renewal and hope.
Here are a few ways you could use them to mark the day:
Create a flower or two
Just like those brilliant NHS rainbows appearing across the country, you could create or make spring flowers to pop in the window. Need a little inspiration? Marie Curie have teamed up with Art Venturers who’ve made some great templates.
Send an uplifting bunch
Show your support for someone who’s grieving or send a pick me up to a frontline worker. A bunch of cheerful spring blooms, potted or cut, are a way we can connect and be together (even from a social distance!) As the official supplier of flower power for the day, we’d be more than happy to help you send something special.
Let’s add some cheerful spring colour to the country. Create your own little show of hope by planting bright spring blooms in your garden, or on a balcony or windowsill. Or if you know a public space that needs a little TLC you could even organise some community planting fun.
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We started out in Jersey – that little island between England and France. In 1981 some clever holidaymakers swapped sending postcards for sending carnations. A burst of beauty by post, they were a great value way to send love to family and friends back home.
It was the start of something special. 30 years on we’ve delivered over 10 million beautiful bunches of all sorts of blooms (although we still have a soft spot for carnations!) and we’re rated excellent on TrustPilot.
These days we’re focused on doing good wherever we can (that’s why when Marie Curie asked us to be their official online flower partner, we snapped their hands off). We make your life easier with fast, free delivery, a 7 day freshness guarantee, and a brilliant customer care team.
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