Easter Sunday is a special time of the year and if you wish to send flowers to your church, then getting church flower arrangements is simply a matter of contacting Brant florist. Easter Sunday is a special time and is the first Sunday after the first full moon following the northern spring equinox. Easter Sunday can occur between March 21st and April 25th. And Easter is one of the oldest festivals in the Christian church. Taking flowers to church on an Easter Sunday is a wonderful way to show your appreciation and respect for this special time of the year. What many people don’t know about Church flower arrangements for Easter Sunday is where the tradition began. According to historians, the tradition dates back more than 2,000 years to Roman times – before the birth of jesus Christ – and reflects the people’s wish to ensure a bountiful spring. During the equinox – March 21st – they would adorn the altars of their gods and goddesses with flowers. Today, the tradition of White Easter Lilies has its roots in the stories of both Jesus and the Virgin Mary. Legend tells that beautiful trumpet shaped aromatic pure white lilies sprang up at the feet of Jesus as his tears touched the ground. Another tale tells that we adorn our Church with floral arrangements of White Easter Lilies because this was the flower found in the tomb of the Virgin Mary after it was visited three days later. Whatever story or legend you choose to believe, one thing is for sure, Easter Sunday and the arrangements of flowers you will see at Church are both beautiful and inspiring reminding us of purity, renewal and new life.
Easter is a special time of the year. A combination of Christian, Pagan and other spring related festivals. Sending Easter flower arrangements has become common place today and flower arrangements for Easter are more creative than of any other time in history. Typically these flower arrangements include the classic basket filled with Easter flowers, and possibly a plush chick or even a rabbit and a box of chocolates. Easter elegance is often displayed through Easter Lilies and other plants. Gift baskets, again similar to the baskets, can be filled with plush toys, Easter flowers and chocolates or colored eggs. Typical Easter flowers include Lilies, Azaleas, Tulips, Daisies and other spring flowers such as iris, freesia and daffodils. Flower arrangements for Easter liven-up your Easter Sunday dinner table and tell someone — if you send them Easter flowers — how much you care. However, what many people don’t know about Easter, and why we give gifts, flowers and other items, is why we do it. To answer that requires we understand the history of this special time. Originally a feast and celebration of the spring equinox, the pagans of the time would wish to ensure a bountiful harvest. They would achieve this with gifts of flowers and food. The flower arrangements were ornate and decorative and displayed the peoples gratitude and hopes for a new year. The celebration would usually include a wondrous feast and ensuring the feasts success required taking the food in a basket to the priest for a blessing. No matter what your beliefs, Easter flowers, Easter arrangements and other Easter items like gift baskets, are perfect this time of year. Easter flowers and Easter flower arrangements are available to fit all budgets and this florist can hand deliver them safely and securely to your loved ones.
Easter, The Oldest Christian Festival – Or Is It?
For children it matters not who or what Easter is celebrating – so long as they get basketfuls of coloured Easter eggs and candy on that special day. For adults, gifts often include flowers and plants. Many folks buy flowers and plants for themselves as well as sending these gifts to others through their local florist.
Of course, we know Easter is a Christian celebration of rebirth and the resurrection of Christ. So you might find the following statement rather interesting: Easter existed before Christianity.
Back then it wasn’t called Easter – that’s just the name of the Goddess who was being celebrated at the time. Actually her real name was Eostre and she was a Greek goddess. Eostre was the goddess of spring and was believed to leave this world when winter came calling, and only returned at the vernal equinox – March 21st. Continue reading
The Easter Lily
Each year, on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the northern spring equinox, people gather together and share a meal. This Easter Sunday feast has been a tradition for thousands of years and apparently dates back to Roman and Greek times.
Along with the giving of painted eggs, hot-cross-buns and other sweet treats, flowers feature predominantly in celebrations. The flower most closely identified with Easter is the pure white Easter Lily.
Called Lilium longiflorum – more commonly known in North America as the Easter Lily – this plant is actually native to Japan and bears trumpet shaped, white, fragrant flowers. This particular lily has irregular blooming periods in nature and has thus allowed it to be cultivated and encouraged to flower at certain times – namely Easter. For many, the beautiful shape and aroma of these pure white flowers symbolizes innocence, purity and life – the spiritual essence of Easter. Continue reading