Unveiling the Profound Impact of Giving Flowers

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Ashleigh Smith

Feb 13
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Valentine’s Day is well-known across the globe as a day to celebrate love. Love is an emotion so central to the human experience that it has posed as the greatest muse to writers, composers, and artists alike for several millennia. Why is it that this emotion has such a pull on us as people? And what do flowers have to do with love? With the arrival of Valentine's Day, a bouquet becomes more than a beautiful gesture; it transforms into a powerful messenger of emotions.

Send a Message With Flowers

I’m sure you have a collection of memories linked to giving or receiving flowers that have accumulated since childhood. For many, the earliest exchange of florals occurs during the middle and high school years at formal dances and Valentine’s Day fundraisers. This tradition is then carried on throughout periods of courtship and wedding ceremonies. Lastly, it is traditional to again create some of our most beautiful floral displays in celebration of the lives of our loved ones when their life comes to an end. The linking factor between all of these experiences is love. While love is a nice thought to attribute these actions to, there are many other reasons why people are so inclined to participate in this tradition.

Rutgers University sheds light on the significance of floral gifts, revealing that those who choose flowers as tokens of affection are perceived as caring, successful, and emotionally intelligent individuals. The practice of giving flowers is a societal way to express love, compassion, and thoughtfulness. This custom is so powerful that it can even help us communicate when we don’t know exactly what we want to say verbally. Sometimes, the most powerful messages shared are those that are not spoken. Consider including some florals if you want to add a stronger sense of meaning to your next gift.

The Art of Giving Flowers

Flowers are truly a living art form. Just as the colors used in a painting may convey feeling, so can the flowers chosen to be shared as a gift. Appreciation, sympathy, interest, remembrance, well-wishing, deep love, and friendship are all examples of the many symbolic meanings associated with various flowers. This association between emotion and flowers became popular during the Victorian Era and continues today.

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