There are so many occasions that define our lives. Some happy, some sad, however there is no such occasion where Flowers don't fit in. Most of the times one doesn't know what exactly to give someone and wonder which gift will be an appropriate one. That is where flowers step in.
Flowers can bring an instant smile on anyone's face, but having the right flowers for the right occasion can be even better. Here is a comprehensive list of flowers and Flower Arrangements as per occasions, to help you do exactly that:
Birthdays The best idea for Birthday flowers is anything colorful. The flowers can be of your choice, but make sure look beautiful and are colorful. Birthday being a happy occasion brings various shades of colors. For instance, if you are sure you want to be give roses, make it a vivid bunch!
ANNIVERSARIES Anniversary is a very special occasion, Special occasions deserve something unique so pick the seasons best flowers and combine them with a fresh fruit basket; it works wonders and adds a touch of class. Another idea would be to pick flowers according to the personality of the couple. For instance, if they are simple and sweet, go with lilies. If they are colorful and happy, go with a mixed bouquet of gerberas and carnations & if they are a couple who are in love and are lovable then a bouquet of Orchids is the way to go.
CHRISTMAS As per beliefs, a lot of different flowers are used for Christmas, each symbolizing a different aspect. Holly is the symbol of luck and masculinity, and wards off evil. Mistletoe is also an important flower for Christmas; it is a symbol of peace and is also used as a meeting point for lovers to kiss under in Western cultures. The Ivy flower is associated with the resurrection of Jesus. So its your choice based on your belief.
HOUSE-WARMING As the name of the occasion goes, choose something that exudes warmth and love, and is useful too. Choose long-lasting flowers like Lilies, Orchids or Anthuriums and gift them in a vase or a glass bowl filled with a good number of greens. Its a very good gift, and also helps in keeping the air fresh.
GRADUATION A very important stage in life, the flowers for this occasion need to be just right. A mixed bouquet of different colored lilies adds just the right touch of joy and solemnity.
THANKS GIVING The most popular flowers for gifting on this religious and cultural day are Chrysanthemums, Gerbera, Daisies, Alstroemeria and Marigolds
GET WELL Giving flowers to someone who is unwell is one of the best gestures anyone can make. Make sure they are in accordance with the nature of the person, and that they are beautiful and fresh so as to cheer him/her up. You can gift Lilies, sunflowers, Orchids, roses and much more which will certainly lift his/her spirits.
FUNERAL A sad occasion which required flowers that convey your condolences. White flowers always convey your heartfelt sympathy well. Alternatively, you can also use flowers with light pastel shades, attached with a silver or white ribbon or other decorations but don't overdo it.
EASTERSince this is a happy occasion that falls during spring, any bright seasonal flowers will do! Spring gives you a beautiful collection of garden fresh flowers. If you still want a concise list, pick from Tulips, Iris or Daffodils. These are the flowers which are at their best as it is spring time.
FATHERS DAY Tropical flowers like Alpine Aster, African Tulip, Amazon Lily or Begonia are the perfect flowers to gift your father to tell him how much you love him and appreciate his presence in your life.
MOTHERS DAY Carnations, lily of the valley and narcissi are the most Gifted flowers world over for this occasion. Apart from that what makes the best bouquet is what you feel she will like, after all who knows your mother better than you do.
VALENTINES DAY Red is the color of the day! But women will also appreciate being gifted other soft, feminine colors such as lavender, lilac, pink and peach. If you think Roses are too striking, here are some other solutions - tulips, daffodils, iris, crocuses, hyacinths or buttercups.