Challenge! Draw and give flowers to others
Nowadays, many have forgotten that earlier with the help of flowers we expressed not general feelings of love and appreciation, but very specific emotions or intentions. Because of its popularity, the tradition remains, but we believe that it will be interesting for you to learn the language of flowers and practice it. How? No, you don’t have to go to the store and make complicated bouquets. You just need to … draw.
As part of the challenge, we provide you with instructions that are concise and clear:
1. Think about person who you will give the drawing to, and it does not have to be your boy\girlfriend. Maybe there is special occasion, but even if there is not any, doesn’t matter
2. Choose the type of flowers according to the nature of the recipient and your own feelings
3. Decide how many flowers you’ll draw
4. Decide which color you’ll cover them with
5. Take a look on the materials we gave you below and start drawing
6. Give your present! It can be made like a postcard
Aster: refinement and grace
Carnation: freedom, honor, courage
Gerbera: flirt and sympathy, a compliment. Dark shades are more suitable for men.
Gladiolus: nobility. Gladiator’s Flower
Iris: simple and proud; faith, hope, wisdom, courage
Calla lily: beauty, respect, admiration, strong marriage
Lily-of-the-valley: innocence, fidelity, tenderness, happiness
Lily: greatness, glory, maternal love, wealth, success, pure love and noble intentions
Mimosa: sensitivity, shyness
Daffodil: pride, narcissism
Peony: wealth and glory
The number of flowers in a bouquet
• 1 flower means that the giver wants to express feelings for his chosen one in the language of flora. A beautifully arranged flower speaks of love.
• 3 flowers will express a desire to go with your beloved to the ends of the world and enjoy the long-awaited happiness there.
• 5 flowers in a bouquet are an eloquent declaration of love. The best choice will be five pink tulips or roses.
• 7 flowers – this is a bouquet for engagement. A composition of seven representatives of the flora is appropriate at a family celebration, in this case the number “7” symbolizes the family.
• 9 flowers means that the recipient of such a bouquet is just a good friend, not a chosen one. The same applies to 11 flowers in one bouquet.
• 13 flowers are not accepted; the “damn dozen” is an expression of disrespect for the recipient of such a bouquet.
• 15 flowers in the composition, on the contrary, symbolizes gratitude and respect for the recipient.
• White – innocence, purity, revelation
• Yellow – the sun, joy, wealth and happiness. Sometimes it means the beginning of love.
• Red – passion
• Pink – love, youth, tenderness
• Purple – friendship, devotion
• Orange – coquetry and pride
• Green – hope
• Light blue – faith
• Blue – fidelity
• Mauve – humility