Inspirational women can be found in all areas of our lives. We can see them on our TV screens, on our stages, in our books and in our sports stadiums. We can find them in our families, our workplaces, our communities. They’re our mothers, our grandmothers, our sisters, our colleagues, our friends. We learnfrom them, and grow from them, and it’s important for us to show our gratitude towards them.
This eBook looks at some of the most inspirational women of this generation and their relationship with flowers as symbols of love, happiness and thankfulness across the world.
We conducted a survey asking 1,000 people who they found inspirational and how they associate flowers with those women. Share the stories of the women who inspire you using the hashtag #InspiredBy.
Our survey has revealed that almost half of people say that their mum is the most inspirational woman in their life, because she supports them through good and bad times. It seems, for the vast majority of people, that a mum is always strong and supportive in every circumstance and has taught us everything we know about the world. She is the biggest influence in our life.
So how can we say thank you to our mum? Sending a bouquet is one of the most wonderful ways to show your sentiments and emotions, and is always much appreciated. The general public was asked about how they choose a bunch of flowers, and those surveyed said that colour was a top priority over scent and size. We’re all about the look of a bouquet, and whilst size is impressive, colour seems to be what makes it perfect and unique to your mum.
Our survey also revealed that the majority of people would send roses to their inspirational women. This doesn’t particularly come as a surprise, as a rose epitomizes love, both romantic and family. The second popular choice was a freesia, which typically represents friendship and trust.
We can often be inspired by women we don’t know or have never met. Below are some of the biggest and most influential women of this generation and how they have used flowers in their appearance and their ideas.