This year, Rosh Hashanah starts on the evening of September 20th, and continues until the evening of Friday, September 22nd. Jewish families will be gathering for reflective activities; they’ll exchange gifts, and decorate their homes. Chief among those decorations will be white flowers for Rosh Hashanah. These flowers, on this holiday, encourage families to reflect on the things they did well, things they can improve, and to ask forgiveness for a fresh start in the year ahead.
While Rosh Hashanah is quieter than the New Year’s celebrations most think of on January 1st, it is not less important. For Jews, it’s a time for deep reflection and remembering to celebrate with them, even in some small way, is a testament to how much you respect and appreciate them.
So how do you welcome Rosh Hashanah? Well, first you need to know that it is traditional for the dinner to have a white color scheme. White is associated with purity and the blank canvas the new year brings you. With that in mind it seems natural to treat your loved ones to a white bouquet to bring a little extra luck and hope for the year to come. Here are our 3 favorite white flowers for Rosh Hashanah. Send these, and you’ll be wishing someone a happy New Year.
White roses are a symbol for hope, purity, and spirituality. This makes them the perfect addition to any bouquet. Or, try a dozen white roses to make an elegant statement piece that belongs in the center of any dinner table. Longer stems will give your rose arrangement a dramatic depth, while shorter stems will let you easily speak to those across from you. If you’re unsure which you prefer, it is better to make sure the stems are longer as you can always cut them down later.
Orchids are, after roses, one of the most popular and elegant flowers to send. Their exotic touch and fragrance are a welcome touch of beauty to any home. A white orchid stands for innocence, beauty, and elegance. It’s the perfect flower to send to your partner on Rosh Hashanah to wish them love and joy in the year to come. Sending a live white orchid is best, and many breeds are relatively easy to keep living. This will let them keep the display to remind them of your well wishes for months to come.
There are many kinds of lilies to choose from, all of them lovely and captivating. A bouquet of white lilies of any breed symbolizes humility and devotion. It’s a great gift to send to someone you need to apologize to. The peace lily is particularly suited to be a Rosh Hashanah gift. These elegant blooms stand for a symbol of calm and balance, and their elegant silhouette will certainly bring a calm beauty to any home.
Any white flower will be a charming gift for Rosh Hashanah. The neutral color will fit their home whatever color theme they might choose for their dinner table. The thing to keep in mind is that this is a time for fresh starts and deep reflection, so you don’t want your gift to be quite as loud as say a January New Year gift. Whatever you send, send it with love and maybe something sweet and it’s sure to be well received!
Now you know what flower to pick, what next?
– Don’t wait a moment longer, order a bouquet for Rosh Hashanah now!
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