If we ever shopped for flowers we know how expensive a bouquet can be. However, DealDash.com has come to our rescue once again. We can now shop for digital gift cards to purchase flowers whenever we need them.
These flower gift cards come in various amounts. So far I have seen them in the amounts with a BIN of $10 to $50 and even $100.
Now that is something we can all use. We often send family members and friends a bouquet of flowers whenever they are sick to let them know we care and to brighten their day. We also recognize school children for performing in a musical or dance recitals and high school and college graduations. We will never run out of reasons to send somebody flowers, and having a digital gift card could save us some money. Because these digital gift cards for flowers are a fairly new item we can now shop for on DealDash.com I do not yet know if anyone has received a significant deal on them, but I sure plan to keep my eyes on them.
A brief history of flowers
According to my research, flowers first appeared around 140 million years ago. The Archaefructus was a very small, simple flower that is thought to have grown in or near the water.
The earliest known flower arranging dates back to ancient Egypt, and Egyptians were decorating with flowers as early as 2,500 BCE. A team of biologists shared a depiction of what they believe the first flowering plant looked like: dainty and white with curved petals arranged in three’s.
The tradition of giving flowers carried on to the middle ages, especially among the English and the French. However, the tradition of gifting flowers can be traced back to the Ancient Greeks. They associated flowers with gods and would bring floral offerings to temples. Over time, this tradition extended into giving flowers to pretty women or “earthly goddesses.”
Over time, each and every flower has been given a meaning. For example:
- The most beautiful and the most popular flower in the world is the classic red rose which represents love. A bouquet of three red roses means “I love you” and a dozen red roses conveys a declaration of love and passion. In Victorian times baby’s breath flowers symbolized “I will love you forever.”
- Lavender flowers mean long life.
- Dahlias and sunflowers can give us strength or brighten our day.
- A black Dahlia symbolizes evil and dishonesty, betrayal, doom and other negative emotions.
- Chrysanthemums are traditionally viewed as death flowers. The Lily is also the flower most commonly associated with funeral services, as they have come to represent the soul of the deceased returning to a place of peace. Aside from paying tribute to the dead, the act of giving flowers in times of grief can be traced back to thousands of years ago when embalming was not yet done and flowers were used for their fragrance to help counter the odors of decaying bodies.
Here are a few more interesting facts: Several centuries ago in Holland, tulips were more valuable than gold. Also, orchids do not need soil to grow. They get all of their nutrients from the air. One thing I did not know is that broccoli is actually a flower.
Flowers are actually beneficial to humans in many ways. They can greatly improve people’s moods at home or in the office because they give off positive energy that helps people feel secure and relaxed. Flowers also reduce stress-related depression.
Some unexpected uses of flowers include making tea, medicine, food, dyes, crafts, air purifiers, and beauty products. Aside from paying tribute to the dead, the act of giving flowers in times of grief can be traced back to thousands of years ago when embalming was not yet done and flowers were used for their fragrance to help counter the odors of decaying bodies. Chrysanthemums are traditionally viewed as a death flower.
Today there are more than 400,000 types of flowering plants in the world.
Happy shopping everyone and I hope you win the next digital flower card!
This sponsored blog post was submitted by: Barbara L. Sellers. Barbara was compensated by DealDash for this blog post. Blog posts are written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company.