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Chrysanthemum greeting card designed by Lorna Syson

Chrysanthemum greeting card designed by Lorna Syson

Chrysanthemum Greeting Card

My fresh and floral Chrysanthemum design joined the Garden Collection back in 2016 and has been a firm favourite ever since. Part of the Floral Greeting cards collection with no text on the front or inside, this card can be used for so many occasions.

In Japanese culture, the chrysanthemum’s yellow flower symbolises the sun, light and immortality. The Japanese have proclaimed the chrysanthemum as their national symbol, and celebrate the ‘Festival of Happiness’ every year in honour of the chrysanthemum. In British culture yellow flowers are often seen as a symbol of friendship due to the happy yellow colours.

The chrysanthemum design is also featured in our interior products such as cushions, lampshades, fabrics, wallpapers and roller blinds. Chrysanthemums are a lovely hardy perennial plant that will continue to flower through the late summer months. My favourites are the Bright Yellow flowers produced above the dark green foliage.

Inspiration behind the Chrysanthemum Design

When I was drawing the Chrysanthemum flowers I really wanted to show the depth and quantity of petals found within the chrysanthemum flowers. I used translucent block colours to show the shadows and shapes created when light passes through the flowers. Some of these images were taken from the chrysanthemum flowers I was growing in my roof garden at the time of illustrating this design.