Have you ever wondered why we celebrate birthdays every year? Why do we eat cake every year? Why do we blow out the birthday candles and make a wish? What about surprise parties--when did jumping out and scaring a friend or loved one come into fashion? And, how did it come about that people give each other presents and flowers on their birthday?
Like many other modern-day holidays, many of the customs associated with birthdays have a very long history and traditions can be traced back to the Greek and Roman times.
The acts of giving flowers and gifts on someone’s birthday is a way to show how much you care about someone. Although many think that when it comes to sending birthday flowers, the act is reserved for romantic love, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Sending birthday flowers to family members and friends is a great way to show how much you care.
There are also symbolic birthday flowers by month. For example, In November, the birth flower is Chrysanthemums, which also signifies compassion, friendship and joy. Similar to the way it has long been a popular custom to give birthstone jewelry for someone’s birthday, giving someone their birth flower is a tradition steeped in history and tradition.
Although this is a popular tradition, nowadays, people send all kinds of different flowers for birthdays, including roses, orchids, mixed bouquets, and more. A fresh way to send flowers on someone’s birthday is to send a flower subscription. This way, the recipient receives regular flowers that will serve as a constant reminder of the sender’s feelings.