How many of you buy flowers often for a loved one? Many of us do! After all, flowers are considered as the best gift for your beloved, irrespective of the season or times! That’s probably why flowers are considered as an ideal choice while proposing, or asking for a lady’s hand in marriage.
But flowers have meaning and there’s significance for most. Flowers have long been used to convey message since the Victorian Era. Flowers were considered romantic and the ideal messengers for love back then! Want to know whatcan convey?
Rose needs no explanation and widely accepted as the flower of love. However, did you know the meaning varies with color? Yes, while red symbolizes love, white symbolizes purity and yellow friendship. Do you know white Chrysanthemum stands for truth, though chrysanthemums are considered unlucky and used for funerals in Malta? If you want to ask for your girl’s hand in marriage, consider doing it with Ivy. It stands for fidelity and marriage.
Do you know red tulips are also used to symbolize love? Why not pop them up instead of the traditional roses? They were once considered pricier than gold, back in the 17th century. Do you know Angelica is considered as a divine flower and believed to ward of evil spirits? However, it is a healing flower too.
Do you know Gardenia symbolizes purity? Lily on the other hand is said to symbolize truth, honor and majesty. Lily of the valley is associated with resurrection and return of happiness. Sage was associated with Wisdom and immortality. Lavender was associated with devotion, though this warm and pleasant fragrance was considered soothing and calming.
If you are bringing home your beloved after giving birth to a bundle of joy, consider gifting a bouquet of Marjoram, which stands for happiness or Heliotrope or Yarrow, which stands for everlasting love. If you are heading to a funeral, consider a bouquet of red poppies, as they’re associated with consolation. Like this, there’s a meaning for every flower and flower for every message or occasion. Not just women, kids, men and even elders fall for its charm and love to get a bouquet as a gift.
Do you know Sunflowers move throughout the day in the direction of the sun, facing it? That’s why they’re called sunflowers! Pop them in a bouquet you are planning to gift your loved one, and say your world revolves around them, just like how the sunflower revolves around the sun.
Egyptians believed Lotus symbolizes resurrection and eternal life, because they grow in water bodies but during a famine, they can lie dormant for ages and bloom when water is back! In many countries, Lotus is considered as a symbol of purity or eternity.
Whether it a happy or sad occasion, whether the person you are gifting is a near and dear or your associate or colleague, irrespective of the occasion or season, you could pick a flower that’s suitable.