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Make this Mother’s Day bouquet an extra special one by selecting flowers that carry a profound meaning tied to motherhood. Across cultures, flowers have long symbolized various sentiments, from love and gratitude to purity and resilience. Explore the diverse meanings of these blooms to honor the remarkable mothers in our lives.

Gerbera Daisies

The Gerbera Daisy, a vibrant symbol of cheerfulness, comes in various hues, each carrying its own significance. Red embodies love, while pink conveys admiration and gratitude. As part of the daisy family, Gerberas symbolize purity, motherhood, and new beginnings. Their joyful blooms make them ideal for celebrating the radiant spirits of mothers on their special day.

Lilies/Calla Lily

Lilies are adored by many mothers due to their large bloom size and sweet scent. Rooted in mythology and religion, lilies carry a variety of meanings. White signifies purity, pink admiration, and love, while yellow ones convey thankfulness, joy, and friendship. Calla lilies, with their elegant trumpet shape, signify beauty, making them an exquisite choice for Mother’s Day.


Roses, a timeless choice for Mother’s Day, offer a variety of meanings beyond romantic love. Deep pink expresses appreciation, light pink conveys happiness, and peach symbolizes gratitude. Yellow roses signify friendship and caring, perfect for those who nurture like a mother.


Ranunculus, or wild buttercups, boast ruffled paper-like blooms, ideal for Mother’s Day arrangements. Symbolizing charm, happiness, and positivity, they’re sure to make Mom’s day extra special!


Carnations are considered the traditional flower of Mother’s Day, symbolizing purity, faith, and love, embodying the virtues of motherhood. Pink carnations express a mother’s pure and enduring love, while red signifies sincere affection and admiration. Durable and available in various colors, they’re a heartfelt choice for celebrating mothers on their special day.


Elegant and in season for Mother’s Day, tulips signify perfect love. Their various colors offer nuanced messages: pink for affection and good wishes, red for romance, purple for elegance, and orange/yellow for happiness and hope. With sleek petals, tulips bring confidence and affection, making them a classic choice for Mom.


Orchids, symbolizing love, luxury, and strength, are another ideal choice for Mother’s Day. In Asian culture, they represent abundance and wealth, adding auspiciousness to any home. Pink/purple orchids convey respect and elegance, while green signifies good health and fortune.


Symbolizing rebirth and new beginnings, daffodils hold a special place in Mother’s Day celebrations. Their association with motherhood and new chapters makes them a sweet gift for new mothers. With meanings of regard and unequaled love, daffodils embody the warmth and brightness of a mother’s affection.


Gladiolus, with their tall stature and trumpet-shaped blooms, make a stunning Mother’s Day gift. Symbolizing strength, faithfulness, and moral integrity, they honor Mom’s generosity and character. Each color carries its own significance: red for passion, white for purity, yellow/orange for positivity, and pink for femininity and a mother’s love.


Symbolizing gratitude, grace, and beauty, hydrangeas are ideal for mothers who give boundless love and support. Blue hydrangeas convey understanding, pink expresses love, white signifies purity, and purple represents abundance. These lush blooms embody heartfelt emotions, making them a great choice to brighten Mom’s day.

As you celebrate Mother’s Day, remember the symbolism behind each flower choice. Whether it’s the enduring love of pink carnations or the grace of white hydrangeas, every bloom carries a message of appreciation for mothers everywhere. Explore Postal Petals’® May flower recipes to find the perfect collection of stems that honors the special women in your life.

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