Why Give Flowers?

Published: 22nd October 2009
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When can a flower be perfect as a gift? Flowers have long been considered as one of the most desirable and elegant gift that a man could give to a woman. But other than giving it to a woman or a girl, flowers could also be given to others in a certain kind of event. Funerals are one of the many events in which flowers have been the most popular gift.



One reason why people give flowers gift philippines in funerals isn't only because flowers could provide beauty, but also as a way for a person to express his or her deepest grief and sympathy. This popular culture in which flowers are used as a way for a person to express their emotion is called Floriography.



Floriography

Floriography, or language of flowers is a late Victorian-era means of communication by use of flowers. Flowers and floral arrangements were used to send coded messages, allowing individuals to express feelings which otherwise could not be spoken.



Today, although the practice have all been lost, several flowers still remain as one of the most popular gifts when someone want's to express their feelings and emotions through their own actions. Popular flowers gift philippines still used today for this reason include:



* Roses - Red roses for love and respect, pink roses for lesser affection, white roses suggest virtue and chastity and yellow roses still stand for friendship or devotion.

* Sunflowers - Indicating either haughtiness or respect. This flower is also the favorite of St. Julie Billiart for this reason.

* Gerbera (daisy) - Signifying innocence or purity.

* Iris - Named after the messenger of the gods in Greek mythology, still represents the sending of a message.

* Lily - Known for burials as a symbol referring to "resurrection/life". It is also associated with stars (sun) and its petals blooming/shining.

* Poppies - A symbol of consolation in time of death. In the UK, New Zealand, Australia and Canada, red poppies are worn to commemorate soldiers who have died in times of war.

* Pansy - Indicating thought.

* Dafodil - Indicating regard.

* Ivy - Indicating fidelity.





Other traditional flowers

Other than these flowers, the flower Kalachuchi have also been regarded as a symbol for the dead. The Kalachuchi flower is a native flower found in the Philippines which were known as the traditional flower gift philippines offered by Filipinos to their dead. Local superstition even suggest that the tree put strain on the relationships of those living nearby.

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