The gift of flowers is seen as a sign of love and affection, not just romantically but as a way of celebrating a special occasion, such as a birthday, wedding, graduation, mother’s day or father’s day. Many people choose to send a gift of flowers to congratulate new parents on the arrival of their baby boy or girl.

A gift of flowers for a new born and their family is a beautiful and personal present. There are many gorgeous flowers available in the UK with special meanings dating back to Victorian times. For example you could choose gardenia to symbolise joy, or orange blossom to celebrate fertility. Other options include celebrating the child’s birth month such as; carnations in January, daisies in April or roses bebe reborn June. Many people choose to opt for the traditional colours of blue for a boy and pink for a girl.

There are lots of options available when choosing what type of flowers to send. A traditional bouquet offers flexibility on price and can be easily purchased on the internet or from a local flower shop. Advice is on hand to help you choose what flowers to include, and which colours will look great together. You may however wish to add a more personal touch by putting together your own arrangement. Why not choose some flowers from a local florist and combine with gifts for the baby such as, soft toys or rattles. The flowers do not have to be just hand tied, why not create a display in a keep sake box for the baby.

There are lots of companies available offering unique flower gifts. For example, you could choose a hand tied arrangement of baby’s bibs and bonnets, delicately folded to resemble roses.

Bright colours are known to aid a baby’s development such as; yellow, red, green and orange. These colours look stunning and brighten up a child’s nursery. Flowers not only stimulate a baby’s development through sight but also smell. Studies have shown that a baby’s sense of smell is very strong when it is new-born. A baby just a few days old is able to recognise the smell of its mother’s milk. This means strong fragrant, bright flowers are a lovely way to help settle a baby when it is first brought home from the hospital.