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Launched with the blessing and encouragement of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Communication, Aleteia provides a new kind of journalism, with a well-tempered Catholic perspective on today’s news, culture, inspiring stories and evangelization.

7 Classic flowers for Mother’s Day and what they symbolize


Flowers do more than just look pretty; here's what they say when you give them.

Say what you will about giving flowers for Mother’s Day (They’re so cliche! They’re expensive! They’ll just die!) … but there isn’t a mother on the face of the earth who doesn’t like receiving them. They’re always the perfect Mother’s Day gift, because you’re not just handing your mom something pretty, but a gift laden with thought and meaning. Here’s a look at some of the symbolism behind certain flowers and what they say when you give them.

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