Each month has a number of different flowers representing it with their own particular meanings.  Feel free to browse by clicking the top flower to reveal the next layer.  Consider a printed copy for yourself to enjoy regularly or for use in a greeting card.

NOV - CHRYSANTHEMUM - often nicknamed "Mums"

The word "chrysanthemum" comes from the Greek prefix "chrys-" meaning golden and "-anthemion," meaning flower. It's original colors were golden, though mums now come in many colors. A red Mum means "I love you"; a white "Mum means innocence, purity and pure love and a yellow chrysanthemum means slighted love.

In Japan there is a "Festival of Happiness" to celebrate this flower each year.  A symbol of the sun, the Japanese consider the orderly unfolding of the mum's petals to represent perfection. It was suggested that a single petal placed in the bottom of a glass of wine enhances longevity and that chrysanthemums be used as an object of meditation. You decide which you prefer. :-)

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