For our loved ones that were born in the month of August, a good starting place for planning a memorial theme is the August birth flower, the gladiolus.
Striking beauty, from the Latin word “gladius,” meaning sword. Glads symbolize strength and moral integrity.
If you don’t know the loved one’s favorite color, you could draw on the colors the Peridot gemstone. Peridot is the August birthstone and is mainly green, with golden yellows and brown inclusions. The color of summer.
Ancient Egyptians called peridot “The Gem of the Sun” because it was supposedly too bright to be visible in the sunny Egyptian desert. Legend also suggests that peridot can glow at night and it’s now believed that Cleopatra´s emeralds were really fine, dark green peridots.
Drawing on the color of peridot and the color of summer, Urngarden.com has green and gold urns at a tremendous savings for families.
Check out this unusual idea for a simple, elegant floating glad floral arrangement.