Why A Daisy?

 

Daisy Flower Meaning - Symbol of Love

 

Flower symbolism might seem irrelevant to some people but when you think about it, flower symbols are all around us. Flower symbols can be found in heraldry in art and literature and even in everyday logos.

 

The reason why people used flower symbolism is because of the rich history behind flowers and certain flower families. In times when people respected nature more and gave it much more attention than we do today, flowers carried an important symbolical meaning in almost all parts of the world.

 

Flowers symbols were often used in art and literature to express emotions and feelings but also as a way to compare something that was as beautiful and meaningful as a flower. Many organizations today have flower symbols in their emblems and use flowers to express the symbolical meaning of their work.

 

Flowers have a specific meaning and symbolism behind them that is a result of many years of cultural influences from around the globe. Flowers have many meanings and some of them are well-known while others not so much. For example, it is not hard to know the meaning of a rose flower since it is a well-known symbol of love and romance.

 

The Daisy flower has several meanings and they are:

 

  • innocence

Daisy flowers represent innocence and they are usually linked to children or newborns. These flowers were often used in flower arrangements as gifts for children and their parents. This flower symbolizes innocence because it is also a symbol of new beginning and we all know that children are our hope for a better day and are new beginnings and hope for the future.

 

  • new beginning

The daisy flower is a symbol of a new beginning and it is a perfect gift for someone who is on the verge of a breakthrough in his life and is ready to make a big step towards the future. This flower can be a great gift for someone who just moved i to a new home or went to college. Daisy flowers represent a new dawn and star of something amazing and new. They close their petals each night and open them up every morning, which can also be a symbol for a new beginning in life. Giving Daisies to someone who is making a big step forward is the best way to use this symbolic meaning.

 

  • purity

Daisy flowers are also representations of purity, and like we already mentioned they are usually linked to children and newborns. Daisy flowers are gentle and their flower petals are soft, which is another reason why the Daisy flower is a symbol of purity. If you are looking for a perfect gift for someone who just had a child, then look no further because the Daisy flower is going to be the perfect gift.

 

  • true love

These gentle flowers represent true love and soulmates. Even though they are not that common as gifts for Valentine’s Day they can perfectly send a message of love and care to someone important to you. Daisy flower is going to be a perfect gift for your lived one and the message it is going to send is the message of true love and it is going to say “I care”, to the person you love.

 

  • harmony

Daisy flowers are also representations of harmony and balance that is telling in your life. These flowers can be great gifts for partners; especially if you want to say them you are happy and completely satisfied in your relationship. Giving this flower to someone you love is going to be proof enough that you care and that you would give everything you have to keep the things between you two the way they are now.

 

The message behind the daisy flower is the message of purity and hope. This gorgeous and gentle flower is a perfect gift for someone who needs a little bit of support and a ray of sunshine in their life.

 

Daisy flowers are perfect symbols of innocence and positive energy, therefore they can be perfect gifts for everyone you live and respect. Daisy flower has a strong symbolical meaning behind it and it is definitely far more interesting than it might seem at first.

 

The old English name for the daisy is ‘day’s eye.’ This is due to the way the daisy blossom brightly opens to greet the sun, then gently closes up her petals at the end of the day.  This is such a tender sentiment of love, and greeting life with a sunny disposition every day.

Of course, most of us are familiar with the flower meanings of the daisy in connection with love with that age-old ritual ‘he loves me, he loves me not.‘ This childhood ritual of plucking the petals in tandem with speaking he loves me, or not has been a source of entertainment for little girls for ages. Heck, I did some petal plucking too…until my last petal was ‘he loves me not,’ then I quickly found other childish ways to determine my young, dreamy love life.

 

Dovetailing with the concept of being love symbols, daisies are also symbols of spring.  These two concepts are hugely linked. Spring is synonymous with love. Why? Because the earth warms, blooms start going bonkers, life returns to the earth after a long winter. Spring, and thus daisies are symbols of love because they remind us of the light, life, and beauty that surrounds us after a dark season. Additional meanings:

 

  • Joy

  • Life

  • Love

  • Purity

  • Innocence

  • Childhood

  • Transformation

 

Daisy Flower Meanings Love Symbols

The daisy has a colorful history. As love symbols, the daisy can hold its own, but maybe not the kind of romantic love that first comes to mind. In Celtic myth, the daisy is symbolic the death of a child. That doesn’t like love at all, but there is more to the concept. To the ancient Celts, the daisy is a symbol of the love, purity and innocence our children bring into the world.  As per Celtic myth, the daisy represents the soul or spirit of a child passed on – and therefore, will forever be loved and remembered.

 

The daisy also raises its cheery head in Greek myth. Apparently, the nymph Belides turned herself into a daisy to avoid the constant romantic advances from Greek god of fruit orchards named Vertumnes. I know, as love symbols goes, this identity with the daisy might seem an odd match. But, as a sign of self-love and self-respect, Belides chose the high road, and they daisy is her symbol of doing just that. The daisy is a symbol of transformation coming about from loving oneself enough to make right choices. Belides and the daisy are also a reminder that even in the worst moments, we can make changes and show the world beauty in the process.

 

In Viking legend, the daisy is sacred to the goddess Freya. This connects the daisy and love symbols clearly because Freya is a goddess of…guess what…LOVE!  Yep.  As a love goddess, Freya is associated with sensitivity, compassion, intuition and sensuality.  Freya is also a crucial goddess of motherhood and childbirth. This makes Freya’s symbol, the daisy, a wink to motherly love.

 

At the end of the day, gazing at a happy field of daisies is symbolic of love enough.  These bright, cheery babies are a vibrant sign of life, love and simple joy.

 

Love,

Melanie