Sunday, February 04, 2007

{A Rose is a Rose}

Well, this may not be stamping related, or perhaps it could be if you are wondering what color roses you should stamp, but with Valentine's Day looming in the not-so-distant-future, here is a helpful reminder about what each rose color symbolizes.

Red Roses proclaim "I love you." The ultimate symbol of romantic love and enduring passion which is why florists can't keep up with Valentines Day demand for red roses. Is it any wonder why they are so expensive in February?

  • Pale Pink Roses symbolizes gentleness, grace,and gratitude.

  • Light Pink Roses symbolizes a joy to behold and also express fun and happiness.

  • Deep Pink Roses say "Thank you."

  • Lilac Roses indicate the sender has fallen in love at first sight with the recipient and is enchanted. (I've never received these, but it's a nice fantasy)

  • White Roses symbolize truth and innocence. (truth is, I ain't innocent)

  • Coral roses express one thing with their passionate color: Desire or lust (however you want to look at it).

  • Peach Roses speak of appreciation, gratitude, and also sympathy.

  • Orange Roses communicate enthusiasm and desire (see Coral Roses) on the part of the sender.

  • Yellow Roses indicate friendship and freedom. Yellow roses are also appropriate for sending congratulations to newlyweds, graduates, and new mothers.

  • Dead Roses regardless of the original color, dead roses say "It's over" case closed!

  • COMBINED ROSES add a whole new meaning to the intention:
    White Roses + Yellow Roses symbolizes harmony.
    Red Roses + Yellow Roses sing of happiness and celebration.
    Red Roses + White Roses is an indication of bonding and harmony.
And finally, if you get a "single"...
  • Single Red Rose says "I love you" (but I'm not going to go spend my inheritance telling you)

  • Single Rose Any Color say "I thank you" (and I'm still not going to spend my last dime saying so).

  • Two Roses Entwined indicates an engagement or marriage is imminent.

So now that you know what each color rose symbolizes, you're well equipped to stamp and create confidently knowing that you're expressing your "true colors"!


Anonymous said...

Lavender roses are Sterling roses. My favorite. For our 25th wedding anniversary my husband sent me 25 of these. Our anniversary just happens to be February 14th! It must have cost a fortune. But hay after 25 years and 7 kids I deserve it right?
This year is 29. Oye.
Thanks for listing them all.

passionstamper said...

Very interesting! Nice blog! Thanks for sharing!