A common accompanying gift for Mother’s Day are flowers. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love receiving flowers! But what motivates our flower purchases? Sometimes it’s beauty, sometimes it’s price – how often is it the symbolism behind flowers? Believe it or not, there is a deeper meaning to the bouquet you’re giving. Inspired by Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and Ophelia’s flower-gifts, here’s a list of flowers and what they mean:
There are so many flowers to choose from, this is only the beginning! Their beautiful scents, and moments they create, are one of the most important parts of celebration and mourning in our culture. The next time you think about buying flowers as a gift, consider the symbolism attached to it.