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Posted by Russ Griffin on November 12, 2014 Flowers

Chrysanthemums are Great for Fall

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Chrysanthemums are the perfect gift for a wide variety of occasions during the month of November. This month is considered the month of the chrysanthemum, making this gorgeous bloom particularly appropriate for occasions throughout these 30 days. This flower has been popular in cultures around the world for thousands of years, and during that time has developed numerous meanings for different groups of people. In Asia, for example, it is associated with life and rebirth, while those in Europe are more likely to use it to signify sympathy. In the United States, it is traditionally given for 13th wedding anniversaries, throughout the month of November, and to signify love and happiness. Those looking for the perfect gift this November should consider any of the following occasions and arrangements.

Gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, and ‘just because’

Chrysanthemums are often used to symbolize love and happiness, which makes them the perfect flower to include in gifts for just about an occasion. Given that the fall is often a time when the weather starts to get cooler and people spend more time inside, combining the lovely color of the chrysanthemum along with some other vibrant flowers such as lilies, carnations, and alstroemeria will make a beautiful arrangement that is perfect for a number of different occasions. Know anyone with a November birthday or any other reason to celebrate? This will make the perfect gift.

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Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate family and all that the past year has brought. Combine the lovely chrysanthemum with some other colors that are particularly associated with the fall and the holiday, such as the beautiful earthy yellows, reds, and oranges that are often seen in arrangements. Combining some of the most popular blooms with the chrysanthemum, such as sunflowers and daisies, in a traditional cornucopia and create the perfect centerpiece or mantel decoration for Thanksgiving Day dinner.

Sympathy

When the time comes to say goodbye to a departed loved one, the symbolism of the chrysanthemum can also work well. The flower often symbolizes love and respect, which are good messages to send at a funeral as well. Combining some soft white chrysanthemums with white carnations and similar blooms will help to show the affection felt for the person in life will continue.

This November is the perfect month for giving wonderful arrangements with chrysanthemums. These beautiful flowers are enough to lighten up anyones day or commemorate anyone’s life. Those interested in these beautiful flowers should consider one of the above arrangements in their search.