Perhaps, the most popular gift all over the world is the
gift of flowers. Whether it is a carefully chosen bouquet
of flowers or just a stem, it is sure to convey a warm
feeling to the recipient. It’s not only because the flowers
are beautiful and their fragrance is exhilarating, they
carry the freshness of nature and the world outside with
them. They appeal to all our senses and brighten up our
homes and our hearts. Every time we look at them, we feel
grateful to the sender for giving us so much joy.
Flowers and herbs have been used for centuries for a
variety of purposes and have a strong place in history.
In fact, every culture has invested flowers with some
kind of significance. In early Rome, for example,
flowers were carried by brides in an attempt to ward off
evil spirits and ensure fertility. In medieval Europe,
floral nosegays and strong herbs were thought to
protect the bearer from ill health, long before most
people knew about germs and the spread of disease.
The association of flowers with special events in life is
also an old tradition. Flowers have always been a part and
parcel of special occasions like weddings, births,
funerals, thank yous and congratulations, as they are
today. Of course, people no longer believe in evil spirits
and the ability of flowers to ward them off, but they admit
that flowers have a positive influence on human emotions. A
thing of beauty is joy forever, and there is rarely anyone
so insensitive who doesn’t get affected by the sheer beauty
and fragile elegance of flowers. They represent love and
So, you want to give the gift of flowers. Flowers will
accurately express your sentiments? There are almost
as many ways to “say it with flowers” as there are to
say it with words. Whether you put it together yourself,
or have a bouquet created by a professional floral
artist, your bouquet can be as expressive as your
imagination will allow.
Flowers may be gift items, but they are also a gift from
Nature that has a powerful effect on us all. You might have
at times used flowers to change the mood of a loved one
from somber to delightful. Flowers evoke memories of the
good times, youth, beauty and happiness. Freshly plucked
flowers and arrangements could thus be purveyors of your
thoughts and feelings if you choose them to be.
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