Flowers For Mom – Why Carnations are Perfect for Mother’s Day

It’s almost Mother’s Day in Aruba and we at Jardin Caribe Flowershop are excited to make all the mom smiles with beautiful flowers. But when giving flowers to mom, which flowers best represent Mother’s Day? Flowers activate emotions. Each flower, its structure, and color give a specific meaning. The flower that fits Mother’s Day the best is Carnations. There are two types of Carnations; “Mini” Carnations and “normal” Carnations” Mother’s Day and Carnations are inseparable. But why? And what different the colors Carnations mean?

THE ORIGIN STORY OF MOTHER’s DAY

Anna Maria Jarvis was the founder of Mother’s Day in the United States. Inspired by her mother who served wounded soldiers in the American Civil War, she wanted a way to remember her own deceased mother and all the others. Anna held memorials for her mother and used hundreds of white Carnations. After years of consistency, this day became an official national Day in the US. This quickly started the commercialization of white Carnations. As white Carnations symbolize sympathy for deceased mothers, colored Carnations represent “living” mothers.

WHAT DO DIFFERENT COLORS CARNATIONS MEAN?

The colors of Carnations all represent a symbolic meaning. For Mother’s Day, all these colors are adequate and beautiful.

Red Carnations: Admiration

Dark Red Carnations: Love

Pink Carnations: Gratitude

Orange Carnations: Care

Purple Carnations: Joyfulness

White Carnations: Remembrance

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