As spring quickly approaches, we start to see the beautiful spring flowers blooming again. With spring also comes Easter and the beautiful arrangements you see all around. Because it is such a special time of the year, we wanted to explore the significance of flowers on Easter! As you have seen, the Easter Lily is the most well-known flower given during the Easter season. But did you know that there are other flowers commonly given during Easter? Let’s dive in and learn more about the significance of flowers on Easter!
Flowers on Easter
Easter is the celebration of Jesus rising from the dead after his crucifixion. Easter season begins at the end of winter during the first few months of spring; when flowers are blooming and when many animals are giving birth. It is a time full of life, death, and resurrection for all. We go from the dark and dreary winter, to bright, vivid pastels and beautiful fragrances filling the air. It is a season filled with hope, love, and joy which is why it’s such a common time to send your loved one’s special floral bouquets. There are many different flowers that are associated with Easter and they all have a special and unique meaning to the Easter season.
Easter Lily Flowers
Without a doubt, this is the most known flower to be given on Easter. Its beautiful white trumpet shaped petals represent hope and love among many. In the church and religious groups, it also symbolizes divinity, purity, and innocence. People often give lilies during the Easter season to show their love and care for someone. Lilies are mentioned in both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, so they naturally became known as the Easter lilies to represent Jesus and His rebirth.
Another spring and Easter classic! Tulips are one of the first flowers to bloom in the spring, so they are a great sign of the new season! Because tulips are a bulb, they “die” in the winter and, as some say, “rise from the dead” in the spring. This is the main reason why people associate them with Easter. Another reason these are so popular during Easter is because of the shape of their petals; many say they look like an Easter egg! These beautiful flowers come in a variety of fun and gorgeous colors that remind us of spring. Since tulips come in a variety of different colors, it is important to do your research on their meanings before sending them.
Daffodils are the March birth flower; so, it’s no wonder they play a role in Easter and spring as well. They are another flower that represents Easter and love or respect for someone. Some consider daffodils to symbolize arrival of new life. In Germany and other European countries, daffodils are known as Easter bells. In France, the church bells are silenced the Thursday before Easter to mourn the death of Christ. On Easter, they are heard to represent the great news! This is part of why they are commonly known in Europe to represent Easter.
These small and delicate flowers are most popular for blooming in their white or yellow colors. They represent innocence, purity, and loyalty. While not as commonly known for it, daisies are considered an Easter flower because they are found along the ground among your children’s Easter eggs! They are just a fun reminder of the Easter season, also one of the first flowers a child can draw on their own! It is a true sign of the innocence and purity that daisies represent.
Petals & Pinot
At Petals and Pinot, we love Easter and all the joy it brings! When sending your flowers for Easter, be sure to get them early so that you can enjoy them all Easter long. This year, Easter falls on Sunday, April 4th. Our floral shop in Lewisville, Texas will be open for all your Easter needs! Our floral designers can customize a gorgeous Easter bouquet for you, or you can choose from one of your pre-designed Easter or spring bouquets. We are even offering Easter themed bouquet classes so you can create your very own arrangement! From all of us at Petals and Pinot, we wish you a wonderful Easter season!