Fresh flowers are symbol of hope and new beginnings. Therefore they always make perfect gifts for the New Year, a time to look beyond the past and get a fresh, new perspective. Come new year, and everyone looks forward to starting afresh. Flowers have the ability to help one move ahead, towards a brighter future.
Flowers hold a special importance when it comes to new beginnings and are revered all over the world. They hold a place of importance in every occasion, celebration and festival in almost all countries and traditions everywhere. They give meaning to every special day or ritual in almost all cultures.
Choosing and gifting the right New Year flowers can make any moment a moment to cherish and truly brighten up a loved one’s day. With so many flower option available online, one has the convenience and choice to choose the perfect flower gift. Here are a few popular flowers that are gifted on New Year’s as a symbol of wellbeing, and good wishes in different countries.
Roses are the most popular flowers that are chosen as gifts for New Year in America. Available world over in a myriad of colours such as red, white, yellow, pink, orange peach, or even an assortment of different coloured roses, the Americans love gifting roses in delicate bouquets and bunches to their loved ones.
In the European countries, the most favoured flower is the tulip. The bright colourful and perfect blooms are symbolic of celebrating womanhood and beauty. They are often gifted around the New Year to signify the beauty of nature’s bounty and wholesome beginnings.
Tulips are also popular in Russia, and are often a single stem is gifted to a loved one as a symbol of solidarity and hope.
Peonies are famous in China. The Chinese have a popular tradition to gift peonies for New Year to anyone considered a teacher.
The red carnation is a symbol of passion is the favoured flower in France. The romantic and passionate French often gift red and maroon carnations to their loved ones on New Year’s.
In England, an age old tradition of gifting odd numbered flowers prevails even today. Most often, one can see odd numbered bunches and baskets of lilies exchanged during the New Year.
Lotus and Marigold
In India, the marigold in considered as a holy flower. While it is a flower used in everyday praying, a bright bunch of marigold flowers symbolizes blessings in Indian homes. Similarly, the Lotus, also known as the national flower of India is offered in prayers to God. While they are not gifted often, they make exquisite bunches.
The Gerberas are flowers that are available almost all over the world. That said, in African cultures, gifting gerberas (or African daisies as they are popularly known) symbolizes prosperity and new beginnings.
Orchids are the national flowers of Singapore. Orchids symbolize charm and beauty and love for life. They are often gifted on New Year’s Day.
All these flowers are available on the online product catalogues. One can send flowers to loved ones in more than 500 cities in India.