Flowers for Every Card & Occasion

Flowers can complement any greetings card and make a small gesture a lot more personal and pleasantly surprising. You might want to send flowers to a friend or relative to show you’re really thinking about them on a special day, although it can be tricky to know which type to go for at times. Different flowers carry a lot of different meanings, and some are traditionally associated with certain things so you might want to check what the most suitable options are.

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That way, you can coordinate the design and colours or your card to match perfectly! Here are some of the traditional flowers you might not know are associated with certain meanings.

Birthdays

Flowers match up to certain calendar months, so you might want to give the corresponding type to your friend or relative as they celebrate another year. Generally, yellow flowers represent friendship and happiness, apart from yellow carnations!

  • January – Carnations
  • February – Violet
  • March – Daffodil
  • April – Daisy
  • May – Lily
  • June – Rose
  • July – Larkspur
  • August – Gladiolus
  • September – Aster
  • October – Marigold
  • November – Chrysanthemum
  • December – Poinsettia

(Credits to Love Flowers – Florists in Hertford, Hertfordshire)

Anniversaries

As a general rule, roses are an ideal flower for anniversaries since they usually represent romance and love. Yellow flowers are traditionally less romantic, although there are a couple of exceptions when it comes to specific anniversaries. The following flowers are classic gifts for spouses at certain milestones.

  • 5 years – Daisy
  • 10 years – Daffodil
  • 15 years – Rose
  • 20 years – Aster
  • 25 years – Iris
  • 30 years – Lily

 

Christmas

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Instead of giving a general Christmas gift, you might want to cut down on the number of extra presents you buy for people outside your immediate family and just send festive flowers to some friends. Red flowers can be confused with romantic ones, so although they might look festive to you, it might be best to choose wisely! Red poinsettias, amaryllis and paperwhites are all traditional flowers for the festive season. You can send small bunches out with your Christmas cards, or just incorporate them into your design if you’re making cards yourself.

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