Anniversaries remind us of years gone by and this July we’ll be celebrating 34 years of marriage! Traditions passed on from our descendants blended our Irish / English and Ukrainian backgrounds to create a new generation.
As I watch our adult children grow and have families of their own, I appreciate all the things we’ve enjoyed doing together as a family. I’m pleased to see how our traditions and celebrations have influenced them and how they have continued in our childrens’ lives.
Some traditional customs provide guidelines as a reference to assist you in expressing your thoughts and feelings. Over the years flowers and plants have been recognized for their uniqueness. Whether you’re celebrating a wedding, an anniversary, a graduation, or any milestone; flowers are a perfect way to honour that special someone.
The language of flowers, known has floriography, pre-dates the Victorian age. Historical references about flowers have been depicted by writers such as William Shakespeare, painters like Van Gogh, poets and botanists since the early 1700’s.
Hundreds of floral dictionaries have been written since that time. Definitions for flowers were derived from the appearance and the characteristics of the plant.
Remember as a child pulling off daisy petals saying ……. “he loves me, he loves me not!” Or gathering a bunch of little blue Forget-me-nots as a sign of “True Love! ”
Garden flowers and wild flowers form Natures Bouquets of beauty. Romantic expressions of love admired by all, from childhood to adulthood and throughout the ages!
Anniversary Flower List
1st Anniversary – Carnations represent the ties of lasting vows of commitment and joy for the next years.
5th Anniversary – Innocence and gentleness of the romantic future is created by daisies.
10th Anniversary – A yellow daffodil simply reminds the couple about simple pleasures that they share.
20th Anniversary – The aster represents wisdom and good fortune.
30th anniversary – Lily means magnificence of pride, beauty and devotion.
40th Anniversary – Vibrancy and remembrance is being signified by gladioli.
50th Anniversary – Yellow roses and violets celebrates virtue, humility and faith.