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The Tradition of Giving Flowers on Mother’s Day

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Mothers are unique individuals in our lives. It’s natural to appreciate our mothers because its a sign that the love we have towards our mums is still active. Mother’s day is the perfect day set aside to recognize these extraordinary beings. Its a day to remind them of the strong bond you two still share and also the ideal opportunity to continue making special memories.

On this day, mothers usually feel special; they are the center of attention. However, mums are showered with different kinds of gifts to commemorate that day. One of the common ways is giving out flowers. It’s a gesture for a long time has been a sign of love and generosity. It’s an never ending tradition.

Let’s first take a look at the origin of this fantastic gesture during Mother’s Day, where did it come to originate?

Tradition Of Giving Flowers During Mother’s Day

Let’s revisit history. For ages, mothers have been considered essential people. There was even a goddess like Isis in ancient Egypt who was the source of motherhood. However, Mother’s Day was a tradition brought in the American land by colonizers. It was first celebrated on December, in 1905 after the demise of Anna Reeves, who was a West Virginia native. She was an important woman in the society, who fought endlessly on lowering infant mortality rate back in the 1850s.

Anna decided to set aside a day to celebrate her mother and all her efforts in society. It was a day that people could remember their mothers. With the help of the current president of America in 1914, Woodrow Wilson, the day was made official as a holiday.

It’s believed that flowers are a seasonal gift; this is because Mother’s Day is during the spring season. They also symbolize fertility and life, which resemble the priceless gift of living our mothers gave us.

On Mother’s Day, its ideal to celebrate your mother with a fresh bouquet. It’s a tradition that exhibits the most significant, purest love. It’s like a way of saying thank you for your love and giving me life.  Here are some great bouquet ideas to get for mom.

In summation, mothers should not only celebrate during mother’s day. We ought to appreciate them every time for the sacrifices they made in our lives. The fact that you remember her, went to the extent of giving or sending her a beautiful set of flowers, that would be enough to make her feel like she is on top of the world.

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The Meanings of Popular Flowers

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Flowers have been given to convey messages of love and friendship since the dawn of time.  When you buy someone flowers you not only need to keep in mind what the recipient likes, what looks good and what these flowers mean.  In past people could convey the same message through a bouquet of flowers as they could through a well written love letter.

The Significance of Flowers

People have been growing flowers for thousands of years, yet they serve very little practical purpose.  There are few you can eat, fewer still used in medicines yet we spend millions of dollars growing and producing flowers each year.  We still grew flowers even when our survival depended on the amount of food we had to harvest each year.  There is no question that the human race loves our flowers.

The Meanings of Popular Flowers

Do you speak the language of flowers?  If not, that’s okay here are some of the more common flowers and what they mean when you gift them to someone special in your life.

Roses

Roses are by far one of the most popular type of flowers that are purchased each year.  Red roses are symbols of romantic love and passion.  Yellow roses are given to friends.  White roses are traditionally used in bridal bouquets and they mean innocence.  The number of roses that you give someone is also significant, a dozen roses means that you are declaring your love for someone.  Two dozen roses are given when you want congratulate someone and 50 roses means unconditional love.  50 roses are an ideal Mother’s Day gift.

Carnations

Carnations are another popular type of flower that is often given as a gift.  Carnations carry many of the same meanings as roses, red ones indicate love and admiration.  Pink carnations are often given to your mother and white carnations like white roses also indicate innocence.  Yellow carnations mean rejection and disappointment and purple carnations mean that someone is capricious.

Daisies

Daisies are happy flowers and they often indicate purity, innocence and pure love.  They can also indicate cheerfulness and pure thoughts, if someone gives you daisies then enjoy them.

Orchids

In ancient Greece orchids used to indicate virility, in modern times they still signify strength but more often than not they represent luxury or beauty.

Chrysanthemums

Mums are often featured at weddings and they convey a spirit of optimism, joy and long life.  Red chrysanthemums mean love, white indicates truth and loyalty whereas yellow means your love has been slighted.

The next time you buy a bouquet of flowers take the time to consider what they mean, not just whether they are pretty or not.