According to the National Retail Foundation approximately 66 percent of Americans will give their mom flowers this Mother’s Day. What makes them such a popular gift for mom? They are beautiful, they smell good and they brighten up any room. “What’s not to like?” asked Kendall Solon of Chicago? “Flowers always seem to lift my spirits and make me smile!
Because of their popularity, Rutgers University psychologist Jeanette Haviland- Jones conducted a study on why people enjoy flowers. At the end of the research Haviland-Jones found some interesting results.
“People who gave flowers were perceived as happier individuals, but then they were also perceived as successful and sociable.” As far as those who were receiving the flowers, the gift evoked powerful positive emotions.
Haviland-Jones and other researchers believe that the positive emotional reaction is triggered by flowers’ traditional associations and their “super-stimuli,” to how they have been bred over the years. In addition, the pheromones given off by the flowers are said to ease negative attitudes.
After all of these uplifting scientific conclusions it is safe to assume that flowers are a perfect gift for your mom this Mother’s Day! When you’re ready to order, we know that Flora2000 will take good care of you! Not only does this company have a very efficient delivery service (shippinggorgeous, high quality arrangements to over 190 countries), but they also have so many beautiful options from which to choose. Your mother is sure to be happy with any of them!
Below are some of the most popular Mother’s Day flowers and some of the meaning behind each one.
Roses have long been associated with motherhood, making them a very popular choice for a Mother’s Day bouquet. Roses were sacred to the Greek goddess Isis, who was recognized as the ideal mother. They are also symbolic of the Virgin Mary. Pink roses represent grace, elegance and appreciation, while yellow roses symbolize friendship and joy, so both colors (pink or yellow) are perfect to give your mom on Mother’s Day. Actually, in our opinion, any color roses would make mom feel special!
According to Christian legend, pink carnations are believed to have first grown from the ground where the Virgin Mary shed tears over Jesus’ death. Because of this, many believe carnations are a symbol of a mother’s eternal love. Pink carnations, as well as red and white ones, often comprise Mother’s Day bouquets. Here’s a fun fact: its scientific name (Dianthus Caryophyllus) translates to “flower of love” or “flower of the gods.”
Tulips are among the world’s most easily recognized and beloved flowers. They aren’t too elegant, too romantic, too big, too small or too bright. For many people, the tulip is just right and is a perfect flower choice. Tulips are traditionally associated with new life, charity and spring. With their grace and beauty, these flowers are always a popular option for Mother’s Day.
No matter what your mother’s favorite flowers are, Flora2000 has something for everyone whether it be roses, carnations, tulips or hundreds of other spectacular options. And, here’s some more good news. If you order your Mother’s Day flowers before May 5th, and use code MOMDAY20, you will save 20% on your floral delivery. Happy Mother’s Day to you from Flora2000!