What Types of Flowers Should be Given as an Anniversary Gift

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Anniversaries are the ideal moments and time to remind your partner how much love you still share. The atmosphere surrounding such moments is one filled with passion and so much adoration. People usually take advantage of such a special day to make their partners feel extra special. How do they achieve that? Expensive dinners, trips, and at times, renewal of vows is what gives that day a particular trait. Moreover, there’s something that will never miss during anniversaries, something that offers that day the ‘wow’ factor. Flowers, they never cost much, but the feeling they carry is ever priceless.

There are different kinds of flowers, each of these flowers mean something. They carry these sweet messages that warm the heart. Let’s have a quick look at some of the common blossoms that couples give out during anniversaries;

1. Carnations

Nothing refreshes the soul like a love that is so deep, noble, and young. Carnations are the type of flowers representing that aspect of love. They come in different colors, these kinds of flowers also symbolize lasting commitment vows and continuous joy and respect for the coming years. Carnations traditionally are the kind of flowers that are associated with the celebration of the 1st anniversary.

2. Freesia

For a loving relationship to be healthy and firm, there is usually the need for trust and faithfulness. As a couple, you would want to give your partner something to remind them that you are still the faithful person and will always be. What could send such a heartwarming signal that freesia flowers? Make your 7th anniversary unforgettable with a fresh bouquet of these flowers.

3. Lilacs

Reflecting all you have gone through as a couple — the love you shared and how you have grown together in love and commitment. Lilacs are the type of flowers for celebrating eight good years of marriage. Like carnations, they come in various colors. Purple flowers symbolize the promise of rebirth. These beautiful heart-shaped flowers will create an environment full of joy and love on that particular day.

4. Roses

Rose, a common flower associated with romance, passion, and love. Eighteen years in marriage is a pretty long time. Rose flowers, remind your loved one that you still have the pillar of romance and passion. My good friend at Tree Service Keller has an assortment of Rose bushes which he calls Trees which allows him to give Roses without breaking the bank.

5. Sunflowers

These huge yellow flowers are just what you need on your 3rd anniversary. Their vibrant yellow petal carries the message of love and passion; they are a sign that your love is still active. These kinds of flowers look stunning when in a group.

Nothing is better proof of love than flowers. Whether you are celebrating your 1st or 10th anniversary, it does not matter. What’s important is you choose a stunning blossom to send the message of love.


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 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 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 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.


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.


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.