Fact Of The Day: The Meaning Of Mother’s Day Flowers And Their Benefit

flowers-802998_640Although, we may view it as “just another Hallmark Holiday” it is one of those days that we should all stop and take notice of the special woman or women in our lives that have been there for us through thick and thin. One of the things that has always struck me as amazing is the fact that we all still associate Mother’s Day with flowers.

Mother’s Day sees around one quarter of all flowers purchased throughout the year falling on this holiday.

Carnations are very popular flowers for Mother’s Day and are thought to be made from the tears of Jesus’ mother (Mary) when she wept at his feet the day He was crucified.

Pink and red carnations are given to mother’s that are still alive, while white ones are for those that have passed away.

Studies and research now show that giving a bouquet of flowers has many positive health and psychological benefits.