Great Flowers for New Mothers
A cheerful bouquet of freshly cut flowers makes for a thoughtful gift for a frazzled new mum. To make her feel special and beautiful, consider some of the following flower options that a new mum will really love.
Azaleas are a common type of flower that women give to each other to show their respect and support. In flower symbology, this flower means “take care of yourself for me”, which is an important message since most women, especially new mums, tend to put their own needs last. Send azaleas to your sister, close friend, or even a co-worker who is beginning her new life with a baby.
Amaryllis flowers are symbolic of success won after a difficult struggle. Generally, these flowers are given as recognition of a job well done following any challenging endeavour. Having a baby definitely fits into the category of ‘challenging endeavour’, so you can show your admiration and help the new mum recognise her own achievements by giving her an amaryllis.
Different coloured carnations generally hold different meanings, but it is the white carnations that are the best to give to new mums. White carnations are often sent as a symbol of good luck, and work well for any occasion where you want to offer your support, such as before a performance, job interview, or when someone has just had a baby.
Lilies are the totem flowers of mothers (especially new ones) as they represent fertility and nurturing. They symbolise new unions, partnerships and long lasting relationships, which is entirely appropriate for a new mum who has just brought a baby into the world. The impressive blooms of lilies are awe-inspiring and represent beautiful new life.
The way the sunflower diligently follows the movement of the sun is what has given them their symbolic status of representing attainment, flexibility and opportunity. They are also symbolic of good luck, wealth and ambition so should be given to someone who is working towards a goal and has a great task ahead. Sunflowers offer a beautiful vitality that helps the recipient feel at peace in their home.
In general, roses are symbolic of deep love, concentration, intelligence, balance, and passion. Sometimes, however, they can also be seen as a message of healing, revitalisation, rejuvenation and courage, which are all things that can help a new mum after she has just given birth. To ensure that your roses aren’t misconstrued as a symbol of passion, you can use a more delicate colour such as white or pink, and mix them in with a bouquet of soft textured flowers.
The symbolism associated with baby’s breath is purity of heart, innocence, and the breath of an enlightened spirit. The flower clusters themselves are so delicate and pure that they make for the perfect flower to give a new mum.
Daisies are simple yet beautiful flowers that often represent purity, innocence, loyal love, beauty, patience and simplicity. The flowers make lovely additions to a bouquet as they bring charm, vitality and a feeling of spring when mixed in with other flowers. A new mum will love having daisies around simply because they are so light hearted and refreshing.