Send a Bouquet of Eternal Happiness and Pure Love
Sunflowers and Tulips make the perfect floral gift bouquets when you need to send an extra special message.
Beyond their beauty and ability to instantly uplift your mood, you’d be amazed how often these floral gift bouquets are the perfect choice when there is something specific you want to convey.
A Bright Bunch of Sunshine
The bright yellow petals ‘rays’ of a sunflower are unmistakable. Their radiant colour brightens up any room, which is especially fitting as winter draws near. We can learn a little about optimism from these yellow orbs.
Keep your face always towards the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you —Walt Whitman
Throughout their lifespan, they follow the sun and their loyalty never waivers. For this reason, Sunflowers symbolise adoration, loyalty and longevity. Their cheerful appearance and symbolic meaning make Sunflowers an ideal gift for many occasions such as:
Mother’s day. Let mom know how much you love and adore her, and appreciate her for always being there whenever you need her.
Support during tough times. When someone is going through a particularly hard time, a gift of Sunflowers can be just the pick-me-up they need. They communicate hope and that you’re by their side all the way.
Get well soon. Drawing on the symbolic meaning of longevity, a sunflower gift bouquet literally says “I wish you good health and long life”.
You brighten my day. Chances are you have a few special friends, co-workers and family members that always seem to know how to make your day just that much better. Now you can return the favour by showing them how the light up the room, with some sunshine of their own.
My Two Lips Are Saying, Perfect Love
Tulips have a rich history steeped in myths about love. Originally from Turkey (But today, synonymous with the Netherlands) the red tulip symbolises the “perfect love”.
The Turkish legend tells of Prince Farhad who was love stricken by a beautiful maiden Shirin. When he learned that she had been killed he was so overcome with grief that he rode his horse over a cliff.
It is said that the scarlet tulip rose up from each droplet of his blood, and that is how red tulips were assigned their special meaning.
The Dutch Golden Age Blooms On
Tulips were introduced to the West in the 16th century where after they became a highly sought-after commodity. You’ll see tulips widely used in many famous paintings during this time, particularly from the Dutch Golden Age. They are most associated with the Netherlands, which is the world’s largest producer of Tulips today.
You’ll never ‘blue’ with Tulips near
The Dutch have mastered the art of cultivating these very delicate flowers. Growing tulips require much love and patience, they are finicky, to say the least! That’s why the Dutch consider the Tulip as a representation of the briefness of life. This is not a sad symbol by any means – on the contrary, the Dutch consider Tulips a reminder to celebrate life and enjoy every moment because moments are fleeting.
It is also interesting to note that while tulip flowers come is a wide array of colours, not one is a true blue! Most tulips that are named blue are more of a deep purple or have a slight violet tint.
The elegance of the tulip, along with the labour required to grow them, they were costly many years ago and thus reserved for Royalty. You’ll see tulips along the pathways of many European castles and the gardens on noble heirs.
When to give Tulips as a gift
Saying I love you. Tulips are most commonly associated with love, with red tulips signifying deep love. Consider Tulips when you want a bouquet that stands out.
Wedding anniversaries. With the Tulip being such a powerful symbol for love, a bouquet of tulips make an elegant wedding anniversary gift.
Closest family bonds. While Roses show a more romantic or amorous love, the simplicity of the tulip communicates love that is pure and honest. It makes them ideal for showing love and affection to close family members- need we say, mom?
Wishing prosperity. Considering the history of the Tulip; their royal ties and association with abundance, Tulips are fitting gifts when you want to wish someone good fortune.
Sunflowers are revered as the most joyous flowers because of their resemblance to the sun. But don’t think you are limited to sunflowers when you want to spread cheer.
Yellow flowers throughout the Western world are considered symbols of friendship, hope, truth and success. In the Far East, they are associated with royalty and nobility. You can choose just about any yellow flower, like roses, daisies, lilies and tulips too.