The Fourth of July is a holiday filled with parades, picnics, fireworks and patriotic pride. Although the official birthday of America is July 4, 1776, the first official celebration took place a year later in Philadelphia, with many of the same festivities we observe today. Decorating for the holiday is as easy as red, white and blue – but many people don’t realize that you can utilize flowers and floral arrangements in unique ways to really accentuate the spirit of the day.
Like flowers, the colors of the American flag are symbolic. The red in the flag symbolizes courage, while red flowers symbolize bravery and passion. White signifies purity and innocence on both the flag and in floral arrangements; while blue stands for vigilance, perseverance and justice on the flag, and exude peace and calm in bloom.
America the Beautiful
Red roses, carnations or gerbera daisies are popular flowers for Independence Day arrangements, especially when paired with white lilies, gladiolus or mums. Blue delphinium often rounds out the trio, but the hue is also often brought into the display by use of a deep blue glass. Patriotic floral arrangements can be crowned with an American flag for a festive final accent.
Grand Old Flag
You may be looking for a way to honor a veteran, or wanting to jazz up a picnic table No matter your mode of celebration, Eastern Floral of Grand Rapids has the flowers and inspiration to create a Fourth of July bouquet that will fittingly commemorate the day. Call us at 616-949-2200 and we’ll help you to let freedom ring at your holiday gathering.