In Victorian times, each flower communicated some sort of sentiment much like they do today. Sending someone a floral bouquet with the hope that they love it and want to display it in their home or workplace is the intention of most givers. Sending something fresh and colorful to a loved one or friend on a birthday, anniversary or holiday is a customary practice in many parts of the world particularly the United States.
Have a favorite flower? Here’s what it says about you:
- Roses. You love travel and adventure as well as learning about different cultures and their characteristics. You’re never out of style and embrace every season excitedly. Roses vary in type and color making them one of the most popular flowers in the world.
- Magnolias. You’re rare, graceful, and affluent. The magnolia is the earliest known flowering plant. It blooms for the month of May each year and makes a beautiful bouquet.
- Lilac. You appreciate antiques and romance. Lilacs thrive in winter. They’re exported from Holland and look incredible with other flowers in small and large arrangements. Lilacs are fragrant and brighten up every room.
- Carnations. Timeless and philosophical, you love learning new languages. Carnations date back to ancient Greek and Roman times. If you love carnations, you may want to travel to Columbia and Italy where they’re grown and exported to the United States.
Now that you have an idea as to what each flower symbolizes, you’re better equipped to order bouquets for the special people in your life. Consider the size, shape, and color of the buds and blossoms you select, and by all means, send a card with the arrangement letting the recipient of your gift know that you’re thinking about them. A little love goes a long way in improving the quality of someone’s day.