In many instances, it can be hard to find a gift that expresses how much the special moms in your life mean to you. On Mother’s Day, we want to honor our moms, grandmas, aunts, wives, and other special women. For all that she’s done for you and your family, a bouquet of fresh blooms delivered to any mom’s door is a great way to say both “I love you” and “thank you”. Mother’s day flowers can be the perfect gift to celebrate mom’s special day, but which flowers should you send? There are a few traditional floral arrangements, but there are some unique flowers for Mother’s Day that you can select. Let’s take a look at some of the best blooms to include in Mother’s Day flower arrangements.
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Carnations have become known as the official flowers of Mother’s Day. This tradition actually dates back to the first celebrations of Mother’s Day by a woman named Anna Jarvis. Her admiration and love for her own mother spurred her to lobby for a national day to recognize and celebrate mothers everywhere. In her early celebrations of this special occasion, Anna sent white carnations to her family’s church in Grafton, West Virginia. She had the flowers distributed during the service to all of the moms in the congregation. She selected white carnations because they were her mother’s favorite flower. Since that time, carnations have become the official Mother’s Day gift. They come in all shades of pink, red, white, and purple, and even have some varieties with variegated colors. Carnations are a great gift because they have a light fragrance that isn’t too overpowering. They make for a beautiful bouquet when used with other blooms, but they also look great when bunched together. Finally, carnations have long vase life so that your mom can enjoy her flowers for some time.
Roses are another popular flower for your Mother’s Day flower delivery. Roses are beautiful flowers that come in a variety of colors and varieties. They also pair well with other flowers to create the right bouquet for the moms in your life. Dating back to the Victorian Era, Floriography, known as the language of flowers, explains the meaning of flowers and plants and popularized flowers as gifts. According to floriography, the rose is a classic flower that your mother will love! Pink roses represent femininity, elegance, and sweetness, while deeper shades of pink show gratitude, appreciation, and recognition. Yellow roses symbolize friendship, but can also mean joy and caring. The meaning behind roses for Mother’s Day bouquets make them a beautiful and traditional flower to say thank you and express your love for your mom.
Lilies are another popular traditional flower to give on Mother’s Day. Lilies usually have big beautiful blooms and are paired well with smaller complimentary flowers. They come in a variety of colors and types that will allow you to pick a bouquet with a unique design for mom. An arrangement of lilies is a beautiful and big bouquet of flowers that will make for a colorful Mother’s Day surprise. An extended vase life paired with a bouquet that has several unopened blooms will ensure that Mom will enjoy these flowers for a while.
Aside from the traditional suggestions of carnations, roses, and lilies, several other options will make Mother’s Day special. Hydrangeas, sunflowers, tulips, and daisies are all excellent options that will make for a stunning arrangement for the mother in your life. For something more unique you might also have succulents or other plants delivered on Mother’s Day instead of a flower arrangement. The most important thing is to choose something that sends a message and an expression of your love on Mom’s special day.