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Article: How to go about gifting flowers?

How to go about gifting flowers?

How to go about gifting flowers?

Bouquets and single flowers make the perfect gift for almost any occasion, spanning births to funerals. Whether you present a solitary long-stemmed red rose or a bouquet of various blooms, you’re offering an expression of emotions that words don't always easily convey. 

You may be unsure of what type or colour of flower is appropriate for each occasion. Nearly every flower has an attached and historical sentiment that conveys a message to the recipient or the guests at an event, such as a wedding. For example, a tansy flower, which is part of the daisy family, may have cheerful button-like heads, but to some, it suggests you're offering a recipient "hostile thoughts," while to others it means "health and immortality." Pink carnations may mean "gratitude," but striped carnations signify "refusal," and yellow carnations mean rejection.

These meanings are derived from several sources, from the Bible to the words of Shakespeare, and the symbology of flowers has evolved over centuries. Learn the language of flowers to feel more confident in your selections.

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What do the different colors of roses mean?

What do the different colors of roses mean?

1. Red roses are often considered the universal symbol of love. In most places around the world, everyone knows that receiving red roses—whether it’s one or a dozen—is how you say “I love you.” ...

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