Let Flowers Speak For You

 

The Language of Flowers
The Language of Flowers

 

Sometimes finding the exact words for a situation is difficult.  Sure, things like “Happy Birthday!” or “Congratulations on your baby boy!” are easy enough, but it can be difficult to put some of your feelings out there.  On Valentine’s Day, for example, you may not be sure if you’re ready to take the plunge and say those three little words, but you might have been thinking about it.  How can you put your feelings out there if you’re not sure if the words are right?

One way to state your feelings without speaking is to let flowers speak for you.  We often do this on anniversaries, birthdays, and Valentine’s Day.  On Valentine’s Day, for example, we give our significant others red roses to signify love.  In fact, any time red roses are given, they are almost always whispering “I love you.”  You don’t need to speak the words when presenting a single red rose or a bouquet of a dozen.

But flowers can say more than just love.  You can let flowers speak for you in many occasions.  You can tell your friends, relatives, and co-workers how proud you are of them by sending a huge congratulations bouquet.  Flowers can express your joy at a new baby or your sorrow at the loss of a friend or relative.  Flowers have a huge vocabulary and can say just about anything!

What flowers say what, though?  This can be difficult.  You probably wouldn’t want to use red roses to tell a co-worker “thanks for helping me on that project.”  They might hear the wrong thing.  A mixed arrangement featuring daises or brightly colored flowers, however, may be exactly what you want.  If you’re in doubt, ask your florist.  He or she knows a lot about the secret language of flowers and can help translate exactly what they will say to the recipient.

Of course, you don’t always have to let flowers do the talking alone.  Back them up with a small gift or two, plus a card always helps reinforce what the flowers are saying.  Speaking up and adding your voice to the flowers’ is also a great idea, especially if you really want to make it clear what you’re feeling.

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