What You Want Your Flowers to Say On Mothers Day

You know when the tradition of celebrating Mother’s Day started? It was started way back in 1600’s in England when there was a holiday that was named the Mothering Sunday that was celebrated on forth Sunday of Lent. In America mother’s day celebration started from the year 1872 but started to be celebrated widely only after 1907. Carnations are since ever believed to be the flowers associated with mother’s day specially as in 1907 and 1908 the churches started to gift mothers the Carnations over the Mother’s Day. Carnation was chosen to be given to mothers because it actually sends the message of all the good qualities of a mother like endurance, purity and sweetness. Even the color of Carnation is specified for as those whose mothers are alive should wear red Carnations while those who have lost their mothers should wear white Carnations. In Europe still the Mother’s Day is called the Mothering Day.Mothers Day 300x300 What You Want Your Flowers to Say On Mothers Day

Here is the list of some flowers that are most appropriate for mother’s day and are gifted widely:

  • Aster – Charming variety
  • Chrysanthemum (Red) – I love you
  • Daisy – Innocence and the sharing of sentiment; reciprocation of love
  • Stock- Lasting beauty
  • Myrtle – Love
  • Orchid – Refinement, luxurious beauty
  • Roses (Red & White together) – Warmth of heart
  • Snapdragons – Trust, hope, conviction
  • Tulips (Red) – A declaration of love
  • Lilly (White) – Sweetness
  • Zinnia (Magenta) – Thoughts of love for those not present
  • Freesia – Sweetness, Friendship, and trust.
  • Iris – Faith, Courage, Wisdom, Admiration, Hope
  • Bluebells – everlasting love
  • Forget-me-nots – faithful love
  • Moss – unusual, but it symbolizes maternal love
  • Orange blossom – eternal love
  • Snapdragons (or Antirrhinum) – a gracious lady;
  • Stock – lasting beauty;