Marigolds and Cosmos are the official October birth flowers. The flowers themselves are beautiful and so are their special meanings!
Every month has its own individual set of birth flowers. The flowers represent the month and each carries different special meanings. Ancient Rome is believed to be the place of origin for the meanings assigned to flowers. During the Victorian era, meanings were also assigned to flowers and they were used socially.
Along with the flowers and meanings, I will share a list of gift ideas inspired by the two October birth month flowers! It's a sweet way to personalize a gift for a loved one.
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Marigolds represent creativity, devotion, and prosperity.
The Victorian people had a very different view of this flower. In their society, marigolds represented death and mourning.
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Cosmos represent joy, love, and beauty.
During the Victorian era, cosmos also represented joy and love.
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October Birth Flower Inspired Gifts
- 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!
- Floral jewelry - There are many different places to search for October birth flower jewelry. Amazon and Etsy both have beautiful options. Some have tiny flowers in them and others have the image engraved into the pendant.
- The card - A special card with their birth flower on the front and a heartfelt note inside is sure to bring a smile to their face!
- Gift tag - Bought the perfect card already? Add a personalized October birth month flower gift tag on their present for that extra special touch!
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Which of the two October birthday flowers do you prefer, cosmos or marigolds?
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