International Paper Flower Day

Photo credit: Kate Alarcon

Photo credit: Kate Alarcon

Thanks to Kate Alarcon of @cobralilyshop and our very own Quynh for this wonderful idea: We are thrilled to announce the first ever International Paper Flower Day! We’d love for you to join us in celebrating the art of paper flowers and our vibrant, diverse community of paper flower artists. In honor of 18th century botanical paper artist Mary Delany, we chose May 14th, which was her birthday. 

If you’d like to participate, you can use the hashtag #internationalpaperflowerday. Feel free to post a photo of new work, an all-time favorite bloom or bouquet, a maker portrait, or a story about flower making, just to name just a few possibilities. 

Also, if this sounds fun, please spread the word! This isn’t just for professional flower makers, but also for anyone who’s ever swooned over a well-crafted bloom or had a blast gluing tissue paper petals around a popsicle stick in elementary school. (If you’d like to make your own International Paper Flower “poster,” please use the hashtag so we can repost them!) #internationalpaperflowerday 

Finally, in honour of this new holiday, we will be posting our first Artist’s Spotlight feature on our (new) blog so stay tuned to learn more about our members and your fellow paper florist friends.