One day out of the year we stop to honor the people charged with society’s most important work. Sure, doctors, lawyers, teachers, first responders, scientists and many other professionals do amazing, world-changing things every day, but we’re talking about mothers. Mothers perform an endless, sometimes thankless job, and they do it with generosity, love and grace. Mother’s Day offers the opportunity to express your gratitude with the perfect flowers. Read on to learn how to choose the perfect flowers for the special mother(s) in your life.
Consider the Source
Browsing through photo after photo of beautiful floral bouquets can be overwhelming. While all flowers are beautiful, Mother’s Day calls for the very best. Taking the time to consider your mother’s background, personality and likes can help you find a gift with true meaning. The first question to ask yourself is simple: what are her favorite things? Compiling a list of things Mom loves — from types of flowers to the hues that make her happiest — can help you hone in on a bouquet which will uniquely celebrate her.
While your mother will be delighted by any gift of flowers, some choices may be more meaningful than others. Browse through your mother’s wedding photos and identify the flowers she carried on that day. By choosing a bouquet which incorporates these blooms, you can show your thoughtfulness while also honoring another momentous day.
Or select a bouquet based on birth month flowers. Lily lovers will be delighted that Lily of the Valley is May’s birth month flower, but the choices extend well beyond that. This handy guide can get you started in the right direction:
- January: Carnation or Snowdrop
- February: Violet or Primrose
- March — Jonquil or Daffodil
- April: Sweet Pea or Daisy
- May: Lily of the Valley
- June: Rose or Honeysuckle
- July: Larkspur or Water Lily
- August: Gladiolus or Poppy
- September: Aster or Morning Glory
- October: Marigold or Cosmo
- November: Chrysanthemum
- December: Narcissus or Holly
Whether you choose a bouquet which primarily includes your own birth flower as an expression of your personal gratitude, or incorporate the birth flowers of your entire family to demonstrate her impact on so many, a bouquet inspired by flower birth months is a sweetly creative pick.
We don’t always take the time to tell our loved ones how we feel. While fresh flowers are a means of self-expression on their own, don’t forget to take advantage of another chance to tell your mother how you feel. Include a special sentiment in the card to make your gift even more special. Whether you quote a song lyric she sang to you as a child or go with a simple, “I love you,” you can make your mother feel like the truly extraordinary person she is with just a few simple words.
Day-to-day life is busy, and sometimes expressing feelings of gratitude, love and respect get pushed aside for more immediate concerns. This Mother’s Day, celebrate the magnificent moms in your life with the ultimate indulgence: a hand-selected floral bouquet. If you’re still struggling with finding the perfect arrangement, don’t be afraid to ask for help or suggestions. Florists like the professional team at Nanz & Kraft can offer valuable guidance during the selection process.