The History of Giving Flowers as Gifts

By May 9, 2022Flower

How Has Giving Flowers Evolved?

In recent years, the custom of gifting flowers has continued. Although gifting flowers or bouquet can mean lots of different things, it’s always nice to give someone something. Furthermore, the dos and don’ts regarding giving flowers have become more important in today’s society.

The Symbolism of Certain Flowers

Flowers are seen as having different meanings. For example, red flowers are often used to represent passion, white flowers are often used to symbolize innocence, and yellow flowers are often used to express sympathy. A florist can help you find the right flowers for any occasion.

Specifically Canadian

Flowers are still the most popular gift in Canada for people looking to offer a symbolic gift. In general, giving flowers is seen as a sign of deep affection, especially when it is done for a romantic partner or a close friend. For example, a man may offer his wife or girlfriend a bouquet of flowers as a birthday or anniversary gift, or simply as a display of interest when dating. Flowers are typical decorations at weddings and funerals, as well as a common present of compassion to a sick friend (thecanadaguide.com).

The Power of Giving Flowers

According to an article in The Edmonton Sun in May of 2011, Anne Frank wrote, “No one has ever become poor by giving.” Many people have discovered that giving brings a slew of benefits. Giving the gift of flowers may not bring you monetary riches, but you will surely experience joy and fulfillment.

Flower Facts

How much is spent on cut flowers in Canada every year?

In 2020, approximately 132.77 million Canadian dollars worth of cut flowers were sold in Canada, a decrease from around 133.55 million in the previous year (statista.com).

What is the most common flower in Canada?

Geraniums, chrysanthemums and poinsettias which are often used in bouquets, are the most common flowers in Canada, along with the wild and woodland lily, which are normally found in damp meadow land (cubetoronto.com).

REFERENCES

Canadian Traditions and Celebrations. (2022). Retrieved 7 February 2022, from https://thecanadaguide.com/culture/traditions/