With Easter fast approaching, we’ve recently been asked which is the flower that represent Easter. There are more than one, as we described in a recent article, but the flower that most represents Easter is the Easter Lily, a flower that is most often white in color, and has come over the centuries to represent a sign of the purity and goodness of Christ. These white Easter lilies help Christians remember that Jesus was pure and perfect when He died on the Cross. Lilies were said to have grown where drops of Jesus’ sweat, His blood or His tears, fell to the ground as He was about to be crucified. They were also found growing in the Garden of Gethsemane after His crucifixion and have often been called since “white-robed apostles of hope”. In many examples of Christian art you will find Saints offering these white lilies to Christ and Mary, His mother.
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Standing atop rich green foliage, the white Easter lily flowers are also sometimes called White Trumpet Lilies, due to the shape of the blossom; it has been said that the trumpet shape is used by God, to call Jesus home.
There really is no better flower to represent Easter, a time of rebirth, renewal and hope. Our favorite online florist, FlowersFast, offers an Easter Lily in a basket, dressed up with a bow, and with same day delivery in the US and Canada.