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Mother's Day Blooms & Gift Ideas!

Every year we ask ourselves, what do our Mom's want for Mother's Day?! The honest's just to spend time with their children and families..BUT!....No one ever said we hate flowers!! Flowers are by far the most popular and sought after gift for Mother's Day. So why not show up with or send a beautiful bouquet of flowers to your Mom?!

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History of Mother's Day:

Mother's Day dates back to ancient Greeks and Romans who held festivals in honour of mother goddesses. The American incarnation of Mother's Day dates back to 1908 and was officially designated as a national holiday to be held on the second Sunday of May, in 1914, by Woodrow Wilson. Mother's Day is celebrated in many countries around the world, but not all on the same day, although most are still celebrated in the month of May.

So in honour of our mothers, mother figures, step-mothers, grandmas, aunts, sisters and friends; lets continue to show our appreciation for their role in society and in families because, where would we be without their love, strength and support?!

Most Popular Gift: Flowers:

Flowers are of course the most sought after gift for Mother's Day, I mean, who doesn't love fresh flowers?! Contact your favourite florist to have a beautiful arrangement made for your mom!

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Mother's Day Flower:

The carnation is the traditional flower of Mother's Day, but there are some other beauty blooms that are popular too, like roses, tulips, lilies, daisies and orchids. A fresh bouquet of these flowers mixed together is always a winner! Or try a more modern, long lasting option, like a terrarium filled with succulents and air plants.

The Colour of Mother's Day:

The traditional colour of Mother's Day is pink, no surprise there! The colour pink is the colour of universal love of oneself and others, and symbolizes sweetness, playfulness, romance, femininity, and tenderness, all to which could describe a few mothers I know! Different hues and shades of pink mixed together can be quite lovely in a bouquet, although, brighter, bolder colours combos are becoming the new trend.

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Mother's Day Flower Meanings:

All flowers hold symbolic meaning, whether it is the type of flower or it's colour. The meanings of these traditional Mother's Day flowers, speak true to mother's around the world.

Carnations: Mother's Love; Pink: Gratitude and love; Red: Admiration; White: Wear in remembrance of a mother

Rose: Love or Passion

Lilies: Purity and Beauty

Daisies: Loyal Love

Tulips: Perfect Love

Orchids: Peace, Strength, Elegance

Gifts To Add Onto Your Bouquet:

Looking to add something else to the pretty blooms?! Here are some great ideas I've come across:

Personalized gifts: Mom's love personalized gifts! Home made cards, finger paintings, a framed photograph of you and your Mom, or pair your bouquet with a DIY basket filled with your Mom's favourite things!

Gift Certificates: Add a gift certificate to a spa, her favourite restaurant, or tickets to a play or movie!

Baking: Give her a nice box of macaroons, or some home baked goods you made yourself!

Jewelry: It's always nice to receive a little something sparkly! Try a pretty pair or earrings or necklace!

So which ever gift you choose this Mother's Day, make sure to include some one on one time, whether that is in person, on the phone or in remembrance. So here's a shout out to all of the mothers of the world who continue to be beautiful, strong women!

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