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Significance: Purity, Innocence, Sympathy, Spirituality
“WHITE ROSE” was FEATURED in the group AW WELCOME CENTER
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This was the first white rose I received this year, and it was
in a gorgeous, lavender vase with eleven other beautiful roses in my Mother’s Day bouquet.
With its pristine appearance, the white rose has come to symbolize purity, innocence and secrecy. There are myths and legends from several different cultures relating to the origin of the first rose which is initially white in color and is then miraculously transformed. Oftentimes the pure white rose was depicted as being stained by blood, or made to blush from a kiss. The recurrence of this theme does a great deal to establish the white rose as a symbol for purity.
Early traditions used white roses as a symbol for true love, an association which would later become the hallmark of the red rose. White roses continue to endure and retain their symbolism of innocence, and they are used to express many things.
Also known as the bridal rose, the white rose is a traditional wedding flower. In this sense, they are a representation of unity, virtue, and the pureness of a new bond of love. White roses are also a symbol for young love, and makes them ideal for marriages. Bridal bouquets are often comprised of white roses and other white flowers.
White roses are also associated with honor and reverence, which makes them a fitting memorial for a departed loved one. Funeral and sympathy arrangements traditionally incorporate white roses as a part of the tribute. As a symbol of remembrance, the white rose represents heavenliness and is an expression of spiritual love and respect. .
White roses can mean many things to many different people. They can symbolize new beginnings, or be a sign of farewell. They can convey feelings of love, friendship, respect and hope. Underlying all of these messages is the impression of innocence and purity with which white roses are now synonymous.
*Arrangements of white roses are most beautiful, but they can carry a mystery or a complexity that belies its simpler beauty. Whatever the reason white roses are given, they will surely be deeply appreciated!
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Photo shot with my Canon EOS 40D camera.