Created on: April 19, 2011 Last Updated: February 28, 2013
Spring, Easter, and flowers all go hand in hand, and each flower has its own particular meaning for the person that receives it. Traditionally, flowers have always been a big part of Easter Sunday, whether they were worn as a corsage to church, used as a centerpiece on the Easter table, or used for decoration on church altars.
Nothing represents Easter as much as the traditional Easter lily, a symbol of love and hope. This white, fragrant flower is considered to be symbolic of the Resurrection, as it springs forth from its bulb buried in the earth. This is the reason that they adorn churches on Easter morning, and giving them to someone is supposed to represent your love and appreciation for that person.
One of the first spring flowers, that are normally blooming at Easter time, is the daffodil. These bright and cheerful perennials are noted for their early spring appearance and their welcome addition to any centerpiece. Often forced into bloom long before their outside counterparts even emerge, they are a sign of love and affection. Getting a bouquet of daffodils is a sign that you are appreciated and loved.
Tulips are another early spring flower that comes in an endless variety of colors, is associated with Easter bouquets, and whose colors can mean various things to different people. Some claim that giving red tulips indicates that you love the recipient, and giving yellow tulips mean that you are pretty much head over heels “in love” with the person.
Hyacinths, roses, begonias, and carnations may also be used in Easter bouquets, as well as violets, forget-me-nots, and others. In the case of the hyacinth, companion bloom to the tulips and daffodils, color is also important. The purple, is a plea for forgiveness, the white a promise to include that person in your prayers, the yellow is a sign of jealousy, and the red is for fun.
There is nothing elaborate, expensive or fancy about the simple daisy, and this is exactly what gives it its charm and appeal. Daisies are the epitome of the innocent, plain, yet beautiful, common flower, that is given as a symbol of simplicity and a sign that the person receiving it is honest, true and pure.
Regardless of what flower is chosen to adorn the table on Easter Day, they all symbolize spring and new life, and they will all be appreciated for their beauty and fragrance.
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