Flowers have always been a hallmark of every major event in life, be they birthdays or weddings. And so it is with graduation – one of the most momentous and joyous times in the life of a student. It’s a time for celebration, and there isn’t anything like flowers to add to the mood of the day. Additionally, flowers can have great sentimental value later on in life as well, as students often keep some of the petals in scrapbooks, or frame them with pictures from the graduation. If you’re trying to figure out what kind of flowers you should give your student, read on.
What form of arrangement should the flowers be in?
Some flowers are especially meant to mark a person’s accomplishments, and are given in order to congratulate them or recognize their hard efforts. Leis fall into this category. The beauty of leis lies in their flexibility; they can be created from orchids, roses, carnations, and if the fancy strikes you, even leaves. It is common to use orchids for this purpose, so if you don’t want a lei garland, you can just give the graduate a bouquet of orchids to offer them congratulations.
Corsages and boutonnieres are also traditional gifts to give the graduate before the ceremony. Of course, it can be extremely difficult to choose when there’s so much variety! We recommend going with your graduate’s favorite color or flower.
What color should the flowers be?