When it comes to celebrating, the number 18, particularly when it comes to gifts of flowers, often plays an important party in gifting. In a "debut," a Philippine coming of age ceremony, 18 roses are given to signify the 18 most important people in your life. These can be family members, friends, teachers or mentors.
In the Jewish tradition, 18 is the Hebrew word for alive. This rough translation means the number 18 is often used in gift giving as a way to celebrate life, making it ideal for Rosh Hashanah and Passover gifts. In China, the number 18 is also very lucky and represents prosperity. The number is so important in the Chinese culture that items with the number 18 are often sold at a higher price. The 18th seat at an event, an apartment or office on the 18th floor, and even food garners a higher price when sold in counts of 18. In the U.S., the number eighteen reflects the legal coming of age to some degree. It is the age at which children are considered to be adults. Whatever significance the number 18 may hold for you, roses or other flowers gifted in an 18 count are a great way to pass along sentiments of luck and prosperity.
ProFlowers offers a variety of gift options for celebrating these important personal and cultural traditions surrounding the number 18 rather than the traditional one dozen or two dozen roses. From 18 long-stemmed red roses to varieties of beautiful bouquets in a rainbow of colors, we can help you send a gift that will look amazing and keep these cherished traditions alive. Even when you can’t be there in person, you can still send a thoughtful gift that expresses your joy and excitement while maintaining these meaningful connections with family and friends near and far. We choose only the freshest flowers for our selection of roses, mixed bouquets and flowering plants. Shop our incredible collection of roses, mixed bouquets and fresh plants for all your special celebrations.