Saturday, April 7, 2012

Easter and Daffodils

Knowing that Easter is here, it made me wonder in what way the the Daffodil flower is associated with Easter Sunday. For as long as I can remember, it's always been known to give a potted plant of Daffodils to the ones you love as an Easter gift. So, I went looking around the webosphere wondering how that came about, and the reason behind it.

Easter is the Christian holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The celebration of rebirth, had initiated the flower to be associated with it's early spring bloom. Christian faith holds the flower in high regard as an Easter symbol because it has been said that the Daffodil first bloomed during the time of Christs Resurrection. Therefore, it has become the symbolic flower used by Christians to proclaim their respect of the Resurrection. 

To give Daffodils to ones you love as a sign of love, hope and joy through respect. It tells the one you love that their sunny smile brightens your day. How can you not feel happiness when you look at a Daffodil. The name in itself is fun spirited, not to mention the bright color!

Happy Easter!

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