A Pansy pop up card to brighten up someone’s day! Let them know you’re thinking of them!
The cover is royal purple with embossed pansies. Inside there is a teacup on a doily, and the teacup is full of charming happy yellow pansies with purple faces. This is a card to say “I’m thinking of you.” For mom, for a Valentine, a birthday, for friendship.
The pansy flower is a delicate little flower with a face. It is well loved for its charm, versatility and adding a swath of gorgeous colors to the garden. Both the leaves and the petals are edible. The pansy’s lineage comes from the tri-color viola (yellow, white and purple) a European wildflower.
Quotes and Messages:
Poetry is a mystic, sensuous mathematics of fire, smoke-stacks waffles pansies, people and purple sunsets. ~Carl Sandburg
If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly our whole life would change. ~Buddha
Earth laughs in flowers.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
She wished she had a little yellow house of her own, with a flower box full of real flowers and herbs – pansies and rosemary – and a sweet lover who would swing dance with her in the evenings and cook pasta and read poetry aloud. ~Francesca Lia Block
Flowers are like friends; they bring color to your world.
If I had a flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden. ~ Claudia Adrienne Grandi
Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow. ~ John Lennon
What Does the Pansy Flower Mean?
- loving thoughts
- to think
- free thinkers
- to consider
- thinking of you
- the birth flower of February
In Victorian England, the pansy flower was used for secret courting. Since any display of love or passion was severely frowned upon, a pansy was placed in what was called a tussie mussie before being given to the desired person. A tussie mussie was a bunch of herbs wrapped in a doily with some flowers in the middle. It means, I’m feeling amorous towards you, I am thinking of you, I’m missing you. It is always about one person thinking of another.
The pansy flower symbolizes love or admiration of one person for another. It was adopted as a symbol by the Free Thinkers Society, a group of people who decided to adopt a mode of thought that was free from societal constraints, expectations, emotions or religious dogma. In its highest form it is based on pure logic and reason. The word pansy is from the verb pensee in French meaning to think.
- the name comes from the French word, pensee, which means thought or remembrance
- in the language of flowers, the pansy represents thoughts of lovers
- pansies are one of the oldest cultivated flowers in history
- it was was particularly popular in the 19th century and was commonly used in love potions
- they are edible and have a minty flavour; they can be added to salads and desserts
- yellow and blue pansies seem to have the strongest scent
- the flower can be used as a natural dye
- their petals are often used in potpourri