How to Choose the Right Flowers for Mother's Day
It is easy to think that buying flowers for Mother's Day is just a matter of picking out a bunch of beautiful flowers and presenting them to your mum. But there's much more to buying flowers for your mother if you really wanted to impress her. Read on to discover how you could choose the perfect flowers for Mother’s Day.
- Back to basics: what are her favorites? A good starting point is to think about what your mum's favorite flowers and/or colors are. Considering her likes and dislikes will show that you've put a little thought into picking the ideal bouquet. It is easy if you know your mother likes, say, pale pink roses, but perhaps much harder when she favors daisies and her favorite color is purple! You'll need to compromise if you find yourself in this situation. Either choose to go with her favorite flower (ideally one that's in season) or the color she likes best. Luckily, there are many species of flowers that come in a wide range of shades, such as roses and carnations. Another preference you may want to bear in mind is scent. If you know she likes the smell of roses you can't really go wrong. However, be cautious as there are many different varieties of aromas like citrus, spicy and exotic.
It is said that the flowers below have traditionally been Mother's Day's favorites, and were most popular to give. You can't go wrong sticking with one of the flowers below.CARNATIONS: Carnations might be the most traditional Mother's Day flower. Each Carnation color represents certain feelings, so be sure you've thought about what they mean too. Here is the reminder: Pink carnations represent gratitude and love, Red carnations signify admiration, White carnations are traditional flowers to give or wear in remembrance of a mother who is no longer living.
ROSES: Roses of various colors convey a number of different meanings as well. A bouquet of mature rose blooms sends a message of gratitude. In white roses signify virtue, purity, and reverence. Yellow roses bespeak devotion. A rose symbolizes grace in a medium pink hue, gratitude in a dark pink color, and youthful joy in light pink.
SUNFLOWERS AND GERBERA DAISIES: A bright and cheerful flower, the sunflower is a colorful addition to a bouquet. It also sends a message of adoration and respect. Gerbera daisies have a similarly joyful look in their myriad colors. Daisies are traditionally a symbol of beauty, and gerbera daisies also signify cheerfulness and playfulness.
TULIPS: The message of tulips in general is love. More specifically, pink tulips signify caring and red tulips connote true love. Yellow tulips bring a message of cheerful thoughts.
VIOLETS: Violets signify faithfulness and devotion. The gift of a violet plant can provide a lasting reminder of your appreciation for a mother's devotion.
ORCHIDS: With their exotic and majestic appearance, orchids symbolize love, refinement, and beauty. The orchid is also a Chinese symbol for "many children."
LILIES: Particularly beloved by many mothers, lilies come in a number of different varieties. A white lily connotes purity and majesty. The day lily is a Chinese symbol for motherhood. Calla lilies stand for beauty.
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