Sunflowers are beautiful and instantly evoke a summer vibe. But it’s also a very symbolic flower with many different meanings. The perfect gift for every occasion.
Both ancient and modern people associated the Sunflower with warmth, positivity, power, strength, and happiness since it bears such a strong resemblance to the Sun itself. Many cultures share similar views of the flower thanks to its physical characteristics. These meanings also make the sunflower a nice a meaningful present at different occasions.
Nice to give and to get
At a birthday
The sunflower is a symbol of long life, mainly since most varieties stand in full bloom for months on end during the hottest days of summer. This makes it the perfect birthday gift to wish someone a long and happy life. It’s also a symbol of good luck and lasting happiness, especially in the Chinese culture.
To support someone
Unfortunately life isn’t always like a bed of roses. Giving a sunflower is a great way to support someone who is struggling. It’s a symbol of seeking out positivity and strength, as the bloom turns to face the sun. Besides that the vibrancy of the yellow or orange petals could brighten someone’s mood.
For family or friends
Sometimes you just want to show your admiration and appreciation to your family or close friends, but you simply don’t know how. Also, in this case the sunflower (or a whole bunch) is the solution. It’s a symbol of loyalty and strong bonds between two people, as represented by the strong and upright stem and feelings of adoration, admiration, and platonic love towards a family member or friend.
Besides that you can show that you care about someone with a sunflower since it’s a symbol of nourishing yourself and others, since the sunflower produces an abundance of edible seeds.