Monday, December 20, 2010

Lilies are lovely for all occasions!

Derived from the Greek word "leiron," which is believed to be a reference to the white Madonna lily, the lily was held in high regard by the ancient Greeks, who believed that the lily sprouted from the milk of Hera, the queen of the gods. Here at the boutique, we think lilies are beautiful to use in designs for all occasions. The best part is that there are so many varieties of lilies and they come in so many different colors! Next time you order your flowers, keep this in mind about lilies:

- Lilies are the 30th wedding anniversary flower as it signifies devotion, beauty, and pride.
- It is also the May birth flower.
- Lilies of the Valley are the second anniversary flower, signifying purity of heart and happiness. - Lilies of the Valley are considered a sign of devotion and humility.
- Lilies are often seen at funerals because the flower symbolizes that the soul of the departed has been granted restored innocence after death.

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