March – the month when much of the world is thawing and and bursting into spring. It’s no wonder that the birth flower for March is the daffodil. The lovely daffodil is among the first to herald spring, and its charming blooms bring nothing but joy. Not sold on sending your friends and family daffodils for their birthday? Read up on their symbolism and you’ll understand why these charming flowers are the perfect for a March bouquet.
Most Narcissistic Flower
For those who could bet the March birth month flower was Narcissus, we’d like to explain. You see, Narcissus and daffodil are actually the same flower. The first one is the botanical name, whereas the second one is a common name used for any plant that falls under the type Narcissus. That includes jonquils, paperwhites, and others. However, most people still use the term “daffodil” to refer to the familiar trumpet-shaped springtime blooms.
The history of the Latin name comes from a Greek myth about a handsome young fellow named Narcissus. The gods gave him great beauty, with the condition that he could never look at his own reflection. Of course, the young man couldn’t resist the temptation and gazed at himself in a shimmering lake. Then he couldn’t stop looking at himself. The gods punished him for his vanity and turned into a daffodil. A welcome sign of spring, daffodils are now one of the most hybridized flowers in the world. With over 20,000 varieties, their blossoms come in many colors from yellow and orange to pink and red.
And with such a colorful mythology you can see how sending a bouquet dotted with these beautiful flowers is just the way to pamper the beautiful people in your life. Especially on their birthday.
The daffodil stands for joy, happiness, and unequaled love; there’s no surprise it is considered the official 10th wedding anniversary flower. The Welsh love this bloom so much they chose it as their national flower. They say if you’re lucky enough to see the first daffodil of the season, the next 12 months will bring you wealth and good fortune. A similar legend in China suggests that if the blooming of daffodils happens during Chinese New Year it will attract good luck to your household. A single bloom, on the other hand, can signal misfortune; that’s why it’s important to remember to give daffodils in a bouquet.
What is the March Birthstone?
If you know sending daffodils isn’t quite right, maybe you should try drawing inspiration from their birthstone. The March birthstone is beautiful aquamarine. A symbol of youth, health, and hope, its mesmerizing color ranges from light blue to greenish and is reminiscent of the sea. In fact, the name aquamarine is derived from the Latin word aqua, meaning water, and marina, meaning the sea. Aquamarines were even considered sacred to the sea god Neptune. People believed that they came from the jeweled caskets of sirens, washed ashore from the depths of the sea.
The serenely colored aquamarine invokes the inner tranquility of its namesake, the sea. It is believed to bring peace, allowing those who wear it to remain calm and balanced. Give it as a gift and it will align spiritual and physical imbalances, for those who feel out of harmony. Whether it’s just a pretty piece of jewelry or an aid in one’s spiritual journey, the tranquil aquamarine is a wonderful birthday gift that will also complement any skin tone or setting.
And if jewelry isn’t quite right try a bouquet bursting with blue and green tones to invoke the same calm color pallet, without breaking your budget.
Zodiac & Birth Month Flowers
Want to find a bouquet or gift that matches their astrological sign? Here’s some tips:
Pisces February 19 – March 20
It should come as no surprise that generous often Pisces drink like a fish. That makes wine or other fine alcohol one of the most suitable gifts for this zodiac sign. To address their love of whimsy, complement the spirits with gourmet chocolate.
Help sensitive Pisces reconnect with their feelings by giving an aromatherapy Spa gift basket accompanied by an elegant bouquet of calla lilies, a perfect match for their refined taste. Keep things classy, but try not to go over the top, since Pisceans can be uncomfortable with grand gestures and showy gifts.
Aries March 21 – April 20
Unlike Pisces, strong Aries loves a bold statement. The contagious energy of a vibrant bouquet of daffodils will perfectly match adventurous and confident Aries. Fiery red roses is another ultimate choice for this passionate sign that is suitable for both men and women. Your spicy and saucy Aries woman will be thrilled to receive a sexy gift of lingerie or jewelry. On the other hand, a barbecue grill set, leather wallet, or premium champagne gift basket will be the most becoming birthday gift for a macho Aries man.
Now that you know exactly what your recipient born in March really needs, it’s time to start shopping for the perfect gift. From flowers and jewelry to perfume and wine, the perfect flower & gift basket is waiting for your best friend or family.
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