Sunday, February 2, 2014

February Birth Flower

the Violet
The meaning of the February Birth Flower, the Violet symbolizes faithfulness, humility, and chastity. They can be found in these colors; 
Blue, Yellow, Cream
and Mauve / Violet.

The Violet 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 Violet, could be said to date back to these times. During Roman birthday celebrations family and friends offered congratulations and brought gifts. 
The sweet-scented Violet appears at the end of February and finishes blooming by the end of April.

The Language of Flowers

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 Violet. A lover could then send flowers which conveyed a hidden romantic meaning.

The Hidden message of the Violet:

Color Violet - I'll Always Be True
Color White / Cream - Let's Take a Chance

People give Birth Month Flowers as gifts to celebrate special occasions or events. Flowers, such as the Violet, 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 the February Birth Flower, including the Violet, 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 February Birth Flower and their meaning adds to the significance of the flowers.

The February Birth Flower, the Violet also has several species which are known as pansies. There are more than 400 species throughout different areas of the world. 

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