Say it with flowers
The symbolism of flowers has been used in Europe and Asia for centuries. In the Victorian era, flowers were often used to convey a message or an answer to a question. Flowers given by the right hand meant "yes" and the left hand meant "no". The flowers expressed positive emotions but also negative attitudes. The way the bouquet was handed played an important role as well as the kind of flowers. If the bouquet was held upside down, then the reference had the opposite meaning than the traditional explanation. If the ribbon was tied to the left the meaning applied to the donor, if it was tied to the right the meaning applied to the recipient. And if the bouquet was withered, the message was obvious.