I bought a bunch of white carnations on New Year’s Eve and I took a moment to share my opinion regarding these flowers.
They possess a charm and allure that continues to captivate me, although during my childhood, carnations were available on every flower shop, therefore I grew up with them, as the symbol of holiday gift and decoration, but under the impression that carnations are somehow, dull.
Obviously, there were so little options during the communist era, to these beautiful, affordable and resistant flowers, that carnations were everywhere, from weddings to funerals.
Carnation has an impressive history, being considered as one of the oldest cultivated flowers and in the early part of the 20th century, carnation became the official flower of Mother’s Day.
In these days, I appreciate them as an affordable choice, one can help you to enhance the everyday decoration of your home or workspace.
Ask for white carnations, as they are so elegant and represent pure love and sweetness. But avoid yellow ones, as a gift, because are considered to symbolise rejection and disdain.
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