Which Flowers are Commonly Associated with Mother's Day

Mother's Day is a time-honored tradition, a special moment carved out each year to celebrate the women who nurture, teach, love, and guide us through life's many turns. At Moons Flowers, we believe that flowers speak a universal language of love and appreciation, making them the perfect emissaries for conveying your deepest sentiments on this special day. Let's delve into the garden of symbolism to uncover which flowers are commonly associated with Mother's Day and why they've become the blooms of choice for honoring our cherished mothers.


Carnations stand as the quintessential Mother's Day flowers. This tradition was started by Anna Jarvis, the founder of Mother's Day in America, who handed out her mother's favorite flowers, white carnations, as a tribute during the first Mother's Day celebration. Pink carnations, in particular, are said to symbolize a mother's undying love, while white carnations are often chosen to honor a mother who is no longer with us.


Roses, the classic symbol of love and passion, also find a special place on Mother's Day. Red roses traditionally signify love and respect, while yellow roses are given to symbolize care and friendship, making them a wonderful choice for those who see their mothers as their closest friends.


Tulips, with their vibrant and cheerful appearance, are a popular choice for Mother's Day. They represent comfort, warmth, and happiness. Pink tulips are a favorite for the occasion, embodying affection and caring, while red tulips say "I love you" just as powerfully as any rose can.


Lilies are often associated with motherhood, thanks to mythology that ties them to Hera, the Greek goddess of women and motherhood. White lilies symbolize purity and virtue, while daylilies are a Chinese symbol for motherhood and are often chosen for their heartwarming simplicity.


Orchids are exotic and elegant, making them a sophisticated choice for Mother's Day. They symbolize beauty, strength, and luxury, qualities that many find reflective of their own mothers. An orchid's long-lasting bloom also represents enduring love, a perfect nod to a mother's eternal care.


Peonies, with their lush and full-bodied flowers, are often associated with prosperity and a happy life. They're a popular choice for Mother's Day, symbolizing the wish for a mother's life to be filled with peace and prosperity.


Sunflowers are a bold and joyful choice for Mother's Day, radiating positivity and strength. They symbolize adoration and loyalty, much like the unwavering support of a mother's love. Their bright faces always turned towards the sun, they remind us of a mother's ability to guide us towards the light, even on the darkest days.

At Moons Flowers, every bouquet crafted for Mother's Day is a labor of love, a testament to the individuality and grace of each mother. This Mother's Day, let's celebrate with blooms that speak volumes, flowers that have the power to express what words sometimes cannot. 

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