5 tips on what to know about giving flowers

We give flowers in our private lives and in our work relationships. There's hardly an occasion when we can't give flowers.
We can do this on holidays, name days, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, as a consolation, an apology, a token of love, loyalty or friendship, and many other occasions.
5 golden rules and 5 "flower language" meanings that can make your job easier when giving flowers, so that a kind gesture doesn't go wrong.

1. Flowers can be sent from a shop, but if they are delivered personally and wrapped in paper, it is a good idea to remove the paper. Of course, if you give flowers wrapped in clear cellophane or packaged in a box, you can leave the wrapping on.
2. Pay attention to the occasion and the flower you are giving, as different flowers have different meanings, but even within the same flower, the colour can have different meanings. There are certain "flower etiquette" rules that you should check before you give a gift.
3. Should you give an even or odd number of flowers? If you have less than 10 flowers, you should buy an odd number of flowers.
4. You should also consider when and under what circumstances you are giving the gift. You've probably seen movies where comical and embarrassing scenes have been caused by such a blunder.
5. If you are giving flowers to a group, it is advisable that the oldest member of the group receives the flowers.
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Flowers have their own language, and today we don't know much about the so-called "flower language", although in the 1800s a dictionary was produced that described the meaning of each flower. Perhaps the best known symbol is the red rose, which represents love, but has different meanings depending on its colour. Some of these are not exhaustive:
For example, the red rose is a symbol of love. The deeper and darker the red, the stronger the love.
The deeper the red, the greater the love.
White roses symbolise innocence and purity first and fidelity second, but they can also mean goodbye.
Yellow roses can be given in the case of unfulfilled love or as an apologetic, conciliatory flower.
Pink roses can be given as a sign of gratitude and respect.
Peach is a symbol of modesty, while orange is a symbol of admiration, commitment and devotion.
5 flower languages that are a little different from the usual:
  • Freesia - a symbol of reliability. Maybe it's no accident that it became my bridal bouquet. :) We have been together for almost 30 years.
  • Gerbera - symbol of innocence and kindness.
  • Violet - happiness and gratitude. It reminds me of my childhood, when we used to go hiking in the hills of Gödöllő and look for violets. We used to knit little bunches of them and pin them on the clothes of people who came to water the flowers.
  • Fuchsia- "drop of the blood of Christ", but I also came across the meaning "good taste".
  • Poppy - For the British, it represents fields drenched in blood (Remembrance Day), but for me it is more a symbol of fleeting flutter, of flirtatious beauty. In Greek mythology, the sacred flower of the goddess Demeter, who was the goddess of fertility and agriculture.