Mother's Day Symbols

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Carnation

Cat

During the depression, hobos had a secret way of letting others know where they could find nourishment. They carved the face of a smiling cat on a fence post outside of homes where they had been fed. This meant a kind and generous person lived inside.

Rose

Venus, the Roman goddess of love, carried a vial of precious nectar as she hurried off to see her lover Adonis. On her way, she carelessly stepped on a thorn and punctured her foot. Blood stained the thorny bush and nectar spilled on its leaves. Where blood and nectar mingled, a beautiful red rose appeared.

Rainbow & Irises

American Indian legend tells the story of the Great Spirit who overheard a conversation between all the flowers in the meadow. Winter was coming and they would soon have to leave, but wished they could continue sharing their magnificent colours with the earth. The Great Spirit decided to help by giving them the sky as their heavenly landscape and display the flowers in the form of rainbows.

In Greek mythology, Iris is the goddess of the rainbow and is considered a symbol of great joy, happiness and abundance. It is considered the bridge between heaven and earth, representing truth and regeneration.