The history and Meaning of Red Roses
Red roses are synonymous with love, so what better way to tell your mother you love her on Mother’s Day than with a bunch of red roses?
Throughout history, we have always struggled with the right way to say ‘I love you’. Outward displays of affection haven’t always been accepted behaviour, making it even more difficult to get the message across. During the Victorian times, a ‘language of flowers’ was invented to help convey messages that may otherwise have been difficult to express. Although many of these meanings have been forgotten over the years, some still remain, such as the symbolism of red roses.
Red roses have long been linked to the sentiment of ‘love’ and consequently have always been a popular choice for Mother’s Day. Symbolising love, respect and courage, red roses possess a powerful message and are therefore often chosen to express deep emotion. Standing for life blood, red is the perfect colour to use to thank and honour the one that gives life. Although the meaning of red roses is the most widely known, other shades of roses can still be used to impart a sentiment. Pink roses are used to express gratitude and grace, white roses are a sign of purity and unity, yellow roses indicate joy and friendship, while burgundy roses are the symbol of unconscious beauty.
Red Roses for your Mother on Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day, celebrated annually in Australia on the second Sunday in May, is an opportunity to honour our mothers and express our love and gratitude for all that they do. Simple, single long stemmed red roses or a bouquet of a dozen red roses or more will make sure your mother knows that she is appreciated with the simple act of giving.
Red Roses for the Mother of your Children
Red roses are associated with romance, desire and passion, making them a great Mother’s Day gift for a husband to give to the mother of his children.
Red and Pink Roses - Love and Grace
Pink roses symbolise grace and kindness, and come in a huge range of shades from the palest pinks to vibrant scarlets and can also make a beautiful Mother's Day gift. Combine them with a few red roses to make a stunning arrangement that is sure to impress.
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