A graduation ceremony, whether from elementary school or grad school, is a momentous occasion in any student’s life. Tradition considers commencement ceremonies “rites of passage”; representing the acknowledgment of the end of one phase of life and the beginning of another.
When celebrating someone in your life who is graduating, it is only fitting to recognize them for the sacrifice, dedication and commitment required to receive that diploma. Those of us at Nanz & Kraft may be a bit partial to the gift of flowers, but giving fresh blooms is a time-honored tradition. Whether the graduates are wearing the flowers in the form of a graduation lei as they walk proudly across the stage; or if fresh-cut blossoms are presented to them afterward as a nod to their accomplishment, florals have a rich history in academic celebrations. To make the gift even more special, look to the deeper meanings of flowers to create a bouquet – orange roses say ” I’m proud of you,” gladioli or pink roses signify admiration and purple iris represent wisdom. Use these and other meanings to design a bouquet that truly speaks your heart.
Graduations are overflowing with tradition and custom. From the caps and gowns which are descendants of the first robes worn in religious institutions, to the throwing of those caps into the air – nearly every part of a graduation ceremony has a story. And although there are nearly 6 million students graduating this year in our country, each one of them has their story of struggle, perseverance, hard work and achievement. Celebrate those stories with floral arrangements that speak to your graduate’s personal journey. If you need ideas and inspiration, check in with the florists at Nanz & Kraft. We will help you to beautify any Louisville area graduation with arrangements that are sure to make the grade.