Every second Sunday of May is dedicated to probably one of the most significant celebrations for women – Mother’s Day.
An unofficial holiday as it may be, Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to recognize the immeasurable influence of all the mothers both in their children’s lives and in the society.
More specifically, this is a time to honor your own mother, those who have been like one to you, or a mother whom you greatly admire – maybe a teacher, a friend, or a colleague.
Fresh flowers, in all their beauty and majesty, top the list of go-to gifts for this occasion.
Learn more about different varieties of flowers and their unique meanings.
Roses have long been associated with love – and all kinds of love at that. While the iconic red roses of Valentines Day symbolize passionate love, other colors convey a different meaning appropriate for Mother’s Day. For example, a bouquet of mature roses in deep pink shade stands for gratitude; white roses are known for innocence and reverence; and yellow ones signify friendship, care, and devotion.
In addition, it is said that if giving three roses means “I love you,” a gift of 50 or more roses is a declaration of unconditional love or a love without boundaries. Yup, just like a mother’s love.
These tall and fragrant blossoms are ideal Mother’s Day gifts, too. In Chinese, daylilies stand for motherhood while calla lilies, now a popular wedding bouquet of choice, represent true beauty. Mix white daylilies or calla lilies with other colorful blooms for an elegant Mother’s Day arrangement.
During the Victorian era, orchids were a common gift. The custom was to give rare and exotic blooms with the general idea that the rarer the flower, the deeper the love is. Also, in old Chinese tradition, orchids symbolize “many offspring or children”. They are also an epitome of refinement, thoughtfulness, and statuesque beauty.
In terms of color, orchid varieties in shades of pink (for love, grace, and femininity) and purple (for royalty, respect, and admiration) make meaningful choices for Mother’s Day.
A certified Mother’s Day staple, pink carnations exemplify the eternal love of a mother. This notion is believed to have stemmed from an old Christian legend that says pink carnations have first come into bud on the earth exactly where Mary had shed her tears over Jesus’ death. White carnations, on the other hand, are traditionally given or worn in memory of a mother who has passed away.
More Helpful Tips:
If you still can’t decide what to get for your mom, whether because of too many emotions or meanings you want to express or because mom’s got too many favorite flowers, no worries!
Simply ask your favorite florist for a mixed flower arrangement of three to four flowers of your choice, and voila, magnificent blooms to melt your mom’s heart in an instant. Trust us, you’ll never go wrong with that.
Aside from those mentioned above, other popular Mother's Day flower choices include:
- Gerbera daisies
Choose pink, blue, and white hues, which generally indicate love, serenity, and elegance respectively.
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