The symbolic use of the language of flowers is universal, and the whole story needs telling, which we do so here. In our own digging for answers on some of the most asked questions regarding the language of flowers, we learn about the floral roots predating the Victorian era and how African cultures created their own rituals based on floral symbolism.
Why do we think of the Victorians when we think of the language of flowers? This is a question Lydia, a letter writer and blogger at Floracracy, only recently began to ask herself after graduating with an English degree and started working for Floracracy. Her quest in the literature realm of the Victorians led her to ask the question about how they impacted language in the way we use it today.
The lei tradition has changed significantly since ancient times. From what used to be reserved for the upper class now is for everyone and represent the spirit of aloha, i.e. affection, respect, honor and love. Capturing the spirit of aloha, lei are typically given to honor significant milestones such as weddings, birthdays, and graduations.
The world has a LOT of choices of flower companies now. Floracracy is the ONLY company where you can send flowers customized to a flower, style, or language of flowers anywhere in the US. We're the ONLY ONES that let you design it yourself on our website or work with our live concierge team to get what you want. We're THE ONLY ONES to guarantee we send the exact flowers you pick. We're the ONLY ONES to ship in a cooled box. And we're the ONLY ONES that send real letters, which can include the language of flowers, birthday month flowers, specific memories in sympathy flowers, or more. We’re also the only ones to send really large arrangements.