The Significance Of Flowers On Mother’s Day

The Significance Of Flowers On Mother’s Day

Many florists consider Mother’s Day as probably one of the busiest days of the year. This is true to some extent, because during this day many people tend to send flowers to their mothers with a greeting card. If you go online, you will find many florists who can let you choose among combinations of flowers as gift on Mother’s Day. Some of the blooms available are roses, tulips, and other bright spring cuts and sizes with various price ranges.

Don’t believe your mother when she says “I don’t really want any gift for Mother’s Day”, because at the back of her mind she is longing to receive a special gift from her kids.  It could be as simple as a corsage that she can wear on special occasions, or a bouquet of flowers that she could place in her living room for decoration.

People have always associated Mother’s Day with flowers. There is an old tradition that if your mother is still alive, then you should wear a red flower on your lapel. If your mother is no longer alive, then the flower on your lapel should be white. Fewer people observe this tradition nowadays, and this is probably good. It is difficult for a person to commemorate Mother’s Day if one’s mother is already deceased. Announcing it to the world by wearing a white blossom only triggers emotions of loss and is therefore not encouraging.

Anna Jarvis, the person known for sponsoring Mother’s Day in America, chose to wear a white blossom on the very first Mother’s Day because that was her mom’s favorite color. However, when she eventually observed that florists have become too money-driven and would do anything to get customers, she initiated a long standing feud against them.

Anna Jarvis said these words in expression of her disappointment with the flower industry: “What will you do to route bandits, pirates and racketeers that would undermine with their greed one of the finest, noblest and truest movement and celebrations.”

Here’s where it all get ironic: When Anna was old, penniless, and confined in a nursing home before her death, she wasn’t aware that her expenses were taken care of by the Florist’s Exchange.


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