Flower Of the Month - November


There are specific flowers which are traditionally given according to the month that a person is born. The November Birth Flower is the Chrysanthemum.

The History and traditions surrounding the November Birth Flower, the Chrysanthemum is fascinating. There are many myths and legends about the origins of this tradition. It is believed that birthday celebrations originated in the Roman Empire and the origins of birth month flowers, such as the Chrysanthemum, could be said to date back to these times. During Roman birthday celebrations family and friends offered congratulations and brought gifts. The gifts included gemstone jewelry, such as the Topaz, and also flowers – the first traditions and origins of the November Birth Flower.

The language of flowers developed during the highly conservative period of the Victorian era. The Victorians were strongly restricted by the rules of etiquette when it was considered totally inappropriate to express feelings of love or affection. The “Language of Flowers” therefore evolved when a message was assigned to specific flower such as the Chrysanthemum. A lover could then send flowers which conveyed a hidden romantic meaning.

The meaning of the November Birth Flower, the Chrysanthemum is With Love and Cheerfulness.
The hidden message of the Birth Flower, the Chrysanthemum, so favored during the Victorian era meaning “You’re a Wonderful Friend”.

The colors of the November Birth Flower, the Chrysanthemum, include the following:

Pink,Red,White,Yellow,Mauve,Orange etc

All over the World people give Birth Month Flowers as gifts to celebrate special occasions or events. Flowers, such as the Chrysanthemum, are always given to celebrate the birth of a new baby and included in wedding flowers or a wedding bouquet. Many people also like to give November Birth Flower, including the Chrysanthemum, to celebrate special events at different times and months of the year and especially during holiday periods. Knowing the flowers which are associated with the November Birth Flower and their meaning adds to the significance of the flowers. The special events where it would be appropriate to give the November Birth Flower, the Chrysanthemum are as follows:

Month of November, the Chrysanthemum, to celebrate All Saint’s Day on November 1 and Thanksgiving Day

A genus of composite plants, mostly perennial, and of many species including the many varieties of garden chrysanthemums (annual and perennial)

The November Birth Flower, the Chrysanthemum is also called the ‘mum’. The flower has been cultivated for the last 2,000 years. The name “Chrysanthemum” is derived from the Greek words “chrysos” meaning gold and “anthos” meaning flower.

According to the beliefs of Feng Shui, chrysanthemums are believed to bring laughter and happiness to the home
An ancient Chinese city was named Chu-Hsien, meaning “chrysanthemum city”

We at May Flower keep Chrysanthemums in various varieties and colors throughout the year and will find it in almost all bouquets that are sent out through online flower delivery as they are small but stunning flowers.

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