Gladiolus and poppy are the official August birth flowers. They themselves are beautiful and so are their special meanings!
Every month has its own set of birth flowers. They represent the month and have meanings that are believed to have origins in Ancient Rome. The Victorians also assigned meanings to flowers that are neat to know!
You may consider one or both August birth flowers when choosing a gift for your loved one! I have a list of ideas here to get those gears turning for you as well.
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Gladiolus represents strength, compassion, and sincerity.
During the Victorian era, they represented infatuation. Different colored gladiolus flowers had different meanings!
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Poppies represent consolation, remembrance, and hope.
During the Victorian era, they represented eternal sleep.
August Birth Flower Inspired Gifts
- Floral jewelry - There are many different places to search for August birth month flower jewelry. Amazon and Etsy both have great options. Some options have tiny flowers in them while others have the image engraved into the pendant.
- Embroidery - Do it yourself or buy it on Etsy for either a lovely piece of art for the wall, a throw pillow, or add a bit of detail to clothing and even plush toys! The possibilities for this are truly endless.
- The card - A lovely card with their birth flower on the front and a heartfelt note inside is sure to bring a smile to their face!
- Gift tag - Have the perfect card already? Put a personalized August birth month flower gift tag on their present for that extra special touch!
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Which August birthday flower do you prefer, gladiolus or poppy?
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