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10…9…8…7…6…5…4…3…2….1….HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Every single one of us would be waiting for this countdown, symbolizing the end of a good or bad chapter of our life. There would be new year raves and parties where everyone gathers to shout and wish each other a happy new year. Everyone would reflect on the meaningful events of last year and evaluates the outcome of the past year. Importantly to rectify the past year’s mistakes, we take resolutions on this special day.
Different cultures have different calendars marking different new years. but the essence of all these new years is the same that is to have a fresh start and perspective on our life. This day marks the beginning of the year that installs a renewed energy vibe that will eventually help in tackling any problems that may come our way. The New year retains various traditions like dazzling fireworks, Watching the Times square ball drop, making a Toast, showering our favorite people with gifts, etc.
From the Chinese New year to the traditional Georgian New year, giving gifts were considered to be auspicious as gifts symbolize wealth, health, and prosperity. Some gifts are said to bring luck like the Golden lucky cat. Giving flowers and plants as gifts dates back to ancient Celts who used to give mistletoe which is sacred to them as gifts to encourage romance, fertility, and vitality in the upcoming year. Romans used to give branches from sacred trees symbolizing the roman goddess Sternia for luck. A bottle of champagne or wine is the ideal present in modern times. So gift wrapping a bottle of Champagne or wine with a colorful ribbon and cork opener will make it a complete gift. It became a tradition now to uncork a bottle of wine or champagne and wish everyone “Happy New Year”
But that’s one popular way and there are many other choices out there. One of the other popular choices sending flowers or a bouquet. The reason behind that is, the flowers have a special quality of sending messages. Each flower has the capability of sending an individual message. Choosing the right flower is tough as there are a lot of choices out there in nature. Here are a few beautiful choices that you can pick from:
Green roses are all about life, rebirth, and renewal. They also symbolize fertility and energizing spirit and peace. This type of rose is also very much unique and has a shade that evokes balance and stability which one hopes for at the start of the year.
As per the Eygptian knowledge, Gerberas means closeness to nature and the sun. The celts also believed that these flowers can remove the sorrow of the person. These daisies come in different colors and each color represents different vibes. Yellow Gerberas symbolize cheerfulness and celebration. so beautifully arranging these flowers can send the right message to the person.
These native American flowers with their big yellow petal facing the sun can bring a smile to anyone’s face. It is admired all around the world for its rare quality of turning towards the sun. Thanks to the romantic myth of Clytie and Apollo, These flower is said to represent loyalty, admiration, and pleasantness. But as per Chinese myths, these flowers also symbolize long life vitality and Good luck which can come in handy when facing the unknown but exciting new year ahead.
Like Gerberas, these flowers also come in different colors and each of them tells different attributes like courage, admiration, etc. These flowers have deep-rooted history and huge popularity when it comes to wedding bouquets, as they mean marital bliss. So a selected arrangement of these flowers can be sent to Your friends or family member whose marriage is nearby.
These beautiful white flowers create the vibe of new beginnings and are therefore a perfect flower to give someone who has started some new venture in this New Year. These flowers can be used for official purposes like business relations. Even though this flower is associated with spring, these flowers are usually given in the new year.
These flowers have a unique feature in that this is one those plants that can survive in harsh conditions and grows in rocky areas. Despite that, the flowers bloom into pretty pink flowers. This represents the hope and strength that one needs to face the new year. Maybe the past year was filled with hardships and failures, But with the new year around the corner, we always manage to find the strength to face the unknown
Over the years, many writers have used flowers in their poems or writings as metaphors as these flowers are capable of sending the required message. Shakspeare is one of the most famous writers to have used “flower” in his poems and sonnets to express his feelings. While the meanings and significance of flowers have changed over the years but some of them still carry the same message. Knowing the vibe and meaning of each flower is important because each flower sends a specific message or wish to your friends or family. Therefore, we must spend some time researching the likes and dislikes of the person to whom we intend to give these flowers. We have to evaluate the situation and sent flowers as per the situation demands. Sometimes we have to make amends for the mistakes we may have made in the past year. So sending the right apologetic flower can mend those broken bridges and it could be the beginning of a relationship or a friendship. The new year is fast approaching and sends your dear ones the best combination of flowers along with a Handwritten note wishing them their new beginnings.
2023 is going to be a blank book. And the brush is going to be in our hands and it is our responsibility that paints a beautiful picture in it! Happy celebrating!