St. Patrick’s Day will be here soon! If you’re looking for great gifts for your Irish friends and neighbors, Gainan’s can show you some of our favorite arrangements as well as the history and traditions surrounding this holiday.
Flowers for St. Patrick’s Day
When it comes to floral gifts for St. Patrick’s Day, there are several wonderful options. You can always give traditional springtime flowers such as lilies, tulips or daffodils. For an extra-special gift, consider choosing a bouquet that showcases green flowers. You can find mums, carnations, gladioli and even a few orchids in pale shades of green. Our Lucky Charm design features moss green carnations, and Asiatic lily, and white daisies accented with solidago.
If you are feeling extra festive, you can choose a grand bouquet of green carnations in a fun glass vase. This arrangement is sure to put anyone in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit!
Green is Grand
Giving of the Green
If you’d like to give your Irish friends a lush and green gift, try one of our terrariums. Featuring small ferns and other greens, these bowls look great in both the home and office.
Dish gardens are another wonderful option. Between palms, peace lilies, ferns and other tropical plants, a small container garden is a wonderful way to express your St. Patrick’s Day sentiments.
Why is Green the Color of St. Patrick’s Day?
There are several reasons why the color green is associated with St. Patrick’s Day. First, St. Patrick himself used the green shamrock as a symbol to explain the Holy Trinity to the people of Ireland. Green is also strongly associated with Ireland itself since the country is famed for its verdant landscapes.
However, it wasn’t until the 17th century that the Irish began wearing green in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. In the 1640s, the Irish Catholic Confederation used green for its flag, and by the 1680s, people were wearing shamrocks and green ribbons to pay homage to St. Patrick.
Over the years, the association of green with Ireland and St. Patrick’s Day continued to grow. Today, the green shamrock is Ireland’s national flower. On St. Patrick’s Day around the world, people celebrate not only with green clothing but also with green gifts, foods, beverages and more. Cities around the world recognize this holiday by dyeing fountains green and illuminating skyscrapers with green lights.
However you choose to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, make sure to kick off the festivities by presenting your friends and loved ones with something green from Gainan’s. For more great gift ideas, check out the wonderful selection of spring flowers and green plants on our website!