February is National Friendship Month

Posted on February 23, 2010

National Friendship Month and Friendship Flowers

national-friendship-month-flowers"The only rose without a thorn is friendship." - Anonymous

What better time of year to celebrate friendship then during National Friendship Month in February. Friends provide a support system that is so important in our daily lives.  Friends are there, to lend a helping hand when things get rough or to call when you want to liven things up.  Friends can provide us with an appreciation for ourselves, knowledge about our world, respect, and the motivation to live life to the fullest.  The gift of friendship flowers can be a sublime way to show someone how much they mean to you and the importance place they have in your heart. Use this National Friendship Month as a time to reflect on the friendships that are important in your life.

Spend Time with Friends

"A friend is one who walks in when others walk out" -Walter Winchell

We have many different friends throughout our lives, some we learned how to walk with, some we learned how to kiss with, and some that have only been in our lives for a short time. No matter what types of friends you have today, these relationships are relationships that are formed in trust and loyalty and can become bonds that are impossible to break.  National Friendship Month is the ideal time to tell your present day friends that you are there for them because they have been there for you.

Connect with Former Friends

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"Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend."  - Albert Camus

Friends often come and go, but many times friends that have gone, have had to do so under uncontrollable circumstances.  Sometimes our busy schedule has gotten in the way of connecting with a friend, other times we have moved from an area and have lost touch with those we were once very linked to. It is easier today than it ever was to find old friends.  This National Friendship Month, vouch to get in touch with old friends and you might be surprised at how much you sincerely missed their friendship.

Get to Know Your Neighbors

"My friends are my estate." - Emily Dickinson

Take a break from your day-to-day routine and reach out to the people that live closest to you.  Neighbors can look out for one another and can offer a wealth of information about their experiences in the neighborhood. Ask them over for an impromptu dinner, sit with them on their porch, exchange advice, or offer to help them out with their yard work or home renovation project.  Associating with our neighbors can be a great way to celebrate National Friendship Month and gain new friends at the same time.

Remember Other Friends in Our Lives

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“To the world you may be just one person, but to oneperson you may be the world.” -Brandi Snyder

For all the other people in our life who we often take for granted, National Friendship Month can be a time to honor their dedication and devotion to you.  Siblings and parents, being some of the most important people in our lives, are so often overlooked.  It is important to recognize that they are not only our family, they are also our friends.  Colleagues, who we see almost every day, are often overlooked when we think of our friendships.  Whether you have relationships with colleagues outside of the work day or only see them on the job, they are there for you more often than not as friends.  Remembering the people, who have nurtured and cared for you or the people that help you in your day-to-day life, acknowledging friends and never taking them for granted is so meaningful.

Yellow Friendship Flowers for Your Friends

“Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.” -Tennessee Williams

friendship-flowers Now that you know who your friends are, you can celebrate National Friendship Month with the gift of friendship flowers. Yellow is the color most often associated with friendship flowers.  While bringing to mind the warm of sunlight, yellow affirms positive energy.  The lustrous hue of yellow friendship flowers will bring a smile to anyone’s face.  Here are a few yellow flowers that can help you get creative when celebrating National Friendship Month.

Yellow Roses

Yellow roses can express and symbolize both joy and friendship.  Their subtle fragrance is invigorating and inviting. The cheery glow of these yellow friendship flowers, are perfect to exemplify the warmth that friends can bring into your life.

Yellow Orchids

Orchids are considered by many to be one of the most beautiful flowers in the world.  Stunning and elegant, exotic and delicate, they send a universal message of love, wisdom, and thoughtfulness.  There aromatic citrus scent can fill a room with the clean fragrance of a spring day in the fields.  These unique yellow friendship flowers are as individual and special as your relationship.

Yellow Liliesyellow-friendship-flowers

Aerial and lively, the lily represents elegance, charm, beauty and grace.  These delicately fragrant friendship flowers have subtlety heart shaped leaves which add a sophisticated touch.  With style and culture, these yellow friendship flowers let someone know you are thinking of them.

Yellow Tulips

These long stem, bulb flowers signify happiness and cheerful thoughts.  The sweet charm of these modest beauties will delight and fascinate.  Tulips are yellow friendship flowers that are fun and enchanting.

Yellow Chrysanthemums

Signifying praise and admiration, this noble flower brings optimism and joy.  Their perfectly balanced petals and sweet scent are captivating.  Chrysanthemums let your friends know that you wish them a long and healthy life.

Celebrate National Friendship Month with Flowers

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"I get by with a little help from my friends." - John Lennon

What friend would not be delighted to know that you have recognize them with flowers during National Friendship Month.  When someone you truly value, shows their affection for you in return, that is a great gift, with so much meaning. Let National Friend Month inspire you to be a true friend and neighbor to everyone around you.  Put a smile on the face and the heart of a friend with yellow friendship flowers.

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