PARADISE VALLEY, AZ — Brightening up someone's day with flowers is a livelihood for a Paradise Valley mother-daughter duo.
Honey and Angel Gould founded Honeysblooms, a business specializing in life-sized displays of flowers that could be used as props in weddings, birthdays, graduation parties, and all types of celebrations.
After coronavirus hit, the ladies decided to keep going instead of shutting down.
They also decided to provide silk flower displays to several clients, without charge, because they realized everyone around them was also hurting from the pandemic shut downs.
"One by one our events got canceled and we were stuck with stock and thought- God we're not going to make this," said Honey Gould. "Mum was crying, it was really scary," added her daughter Angel Gould.
The ladies observed many around them were still wanting to celebrate birthdays and graduations. With no parties taking place, flowers could help make the day special for so many.
When Honeysblooms got a request to provide silk flower displays for a graduation at a Tempe school that served many at risk children, the Gould's decided there was no way they could charge the teacher who contacted them a penny.
"It was a no-brainer for us, yeah we didn't even think about letting the teacher pay. It felt really good to help and I think it's important during a time like this that goodness still prevails," said Angel.
Honey added that simple acts of kindness and the ability to brighten up people's days with their beautiful displays made it all worth it in the end.
Business is slowly starting to bloom again at Honeysblooms as the state slowly reopens.
To take a look at their silk flower displays head to their website.