What The Gift Of Flowers Truly Means

When it’s time to celebrate a special occasion or express sympathy, many of us traditionally turn to flowers. Flower bouquets tell the recipient that you care enough to reach out and express your love, compassion, or concern. Flowers have traditional meanings that you can draw upon to create a beautiful symbolic bouquet or arrangement that reflects the occasion. Below you’ll find more information about what your gift of flowers truly means.


Holly represents happiness at home. It’s a great option to celebrate the purchase of a new home or a move to a different city. Holly is also beautiful when included in holiday-themed wreaths and arrangements.

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Gerbera Daisies

These gorgeous blooms symbolize friendship. Add them to bouquets for friends who’ve done you a favor or who you’d like to thank for being in your life.

English Daisies

English Daisies, on the other hand, bring to mind innocence. Many florists suggest using English Daisies in bouquets for expectant and new parents.

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Pink Roses

Roses are associated with happiness. They’re often included in bouquets that one partner gives to another to celebrate the strength of a relationship.


Snowdrops communicate the idea of hope in difficult times. They’re wonderful additions to arrangements sent to people you know who’re struggling with the ups and downs of life.

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Bachelor Buttons

As the name suggests, bachelor buttons are linked to being single. These are great options if you’re sending a floral gift to a friend who’s just gone through a divorce or breakup.


Forget-Me-Nots are associated with serious happiness. They’re the ideal choice if you’d like to declare your love and ask your partner to take your relationship to the next level.

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Blue Hyacinths

These vibrant blue flowers communicate constancy and are particularly appropriate for inclusion in bouquets given to long-term committed partners.

White Heather

White Heather symbolizes the coming true of dreams. Include these beautiful choices in bouquets and arrangements for new graduates and individuals who have reached an important goal.


Did you know that Daffodils symbolize new beginnings? More than 85% of recipients say getting flowers makes them feel special, so you really can’t go wrong by sending a floral gift. Daffodils might be perfect for a housewarming present.

Giving someone flowers can send countless messages. If you want to send a specific message with your floral bouquets, it’s important to first understand what each type of flower may mean. For all of your flower-related questions, don’t hesitate to contact our team today.

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