The United States’ national colors as displayed on the American flag are, of course, red, white, and blue. But at the time the Betsy Ross’ design was adopted, the colors didn’t hold any meaning – they were simply the colors she chose (possibly because the British flag, most familiar to the settlers, used the same colors). But in 1782, when the Great Seal of the United States was revealed, the iconic color scheme was assigned a meaning that the founding fathers thought most reflected the American spirit – red symbolized bravery, white reflected innocence and purity, and blue stood for perseverance, freedom and constant vigilance.
A common use of flowers on the Fourth of July is similar to that of Memorial Day – wreaths or floral sprays are often created in red, white and blue flowers to commemorate the service of a loved one. However, Ah Sam Florist can also supply vibrant and fun displays to decorate family gatherings.
Consider red roses, white mums and blue delphinium, topped with an American flag to liven up a picnic table; or how about a bouquet of red gerbera daisies and white lilies in a beautiful deep blue glass vase? These floral arrangements will inspire pride while bringing that patriotic flair to any gathering.
Call Ah Sam of San Mateo to order one of our unique arrangements, or speak with an expert florist to create your own gorgeous Fourth of July display. This Independence Day, add flowers to the red, white and blue festivities. We are here to help. Call us at 650-341-5611, and let’s get celebrating!