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Know the Meaning of Color before Choosing Carnations

Carnations are popular all across the world. Reason being, they last for a long time after being cut and are available in a variety of colors. They are considered to be the right choice to be given on any occasion, be it anniversaries, birthdays, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day and mothers' day. Carnations signify feelings like fascination, affection and love. However, every different color has their own meaning and you should know them before choosing carnations.

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Pink Carnations

Pink Carnations

They are the most popular and significant of all other carnations. Pink is a symbol of mother’s everlasting love for her children. It has been associated with her love over the years. There is an inspirational story behind it. It is believed that the pink carnations bloomed when Virgin Mary wept for Jesus as he carried the cross of his crucifixion. So, these carnations are popular and dedicated to mother's day.

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Red Carnations

Red Carnations

Red carnations are also popular, signifying love and admiration. These carnations are exchanges between lovers. However, they have different shades and they carry a different meaning. If you choose light red carnations, it represents admiration. On the other hand if you choose to offer deep or dark red, it denotes deep love and affection. Deep or dark red carnations are an ideal choice for Valentine's Day or if you want to express your love.

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Purple Carnations

Purple Carnations

Purple carnations are other popular gifts. They are the symbol of unpredictability, capriciousness, unreliability, and fickleness. You can choose to give them during times of significant change due to their symbolism.

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Yellow Carnations

Yellow Carnations

Yellow carnations are the representation of rejection and disappointment in someone. They can be given to someone who has disappointed the sender. But, there shouldn’t be other colors in bouquets.

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White Carnations

White Carnations

These carnations symbolize good luck and pure love. You can give them on someone's graduation or when someone is going away. You can also exchange the color of carnations with your siblings, lovers, and friends.

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Green Carnations

Green Carnations

These carnations are not considered natural. They are believed to be dyed every year on St. Patrick's Day. You can give them along with white carnations.

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Striped Carnations

Striped Carnations

Striped carnations indicate refusal and regret. You can give them as sympathy flowers when someone has died. Or, you can also choose them when you want to convey refusal of an offer to someone.

Thus, when choosing carnations, make sure you have chosen the right color.