"Iris is the messenger of love whose duty it was to take the souls of women to the Elysian Fields, or paradise. Her sacred flower - and namesake - is the symbol of communication and messages." (Hana no Monogatami: The Stories of Flowers)
In Greek mythology, Iris is the Goddess of the Rainbow - with bands of color trailing behind her as she travels with the speed of the wind to bring messages from the Gods, from one end of the earth to the other. Pictured as a beautiful maiden with wings and robes of bright colors and a halo of light on her head, Iris may well represent not just the Iris flower, but all the flowers in the world. The Goddess' beneficent duty to bring the souls of women to paradise may also be symbolic of the flower's gift to the soul - to reveal love in varying ways: a brilliant show of happiness, cheer, peace, encouragement, gratitude, healing, and compassion in one fragrant bouquet.
2,800 years later and two continents away, the Filipino may not claim the Iris - goddess, myth or flower - as his own, but the romantic appeal of the story is not lost on his/her equally romantic heart. The very thought of receiving a gift of flowers and a loving note is heaven on earth, much more so when the floral gift was expressly ordered by loved ones abroad. To this end, the globe-trotting Filipino and friends overseas may find a valuable ally in Manila Blooms, whose earthbound mission is to honor any occasion or sentiment with the careful selection of arrangements and flora for just the right message. From point to point in the Philippines, Manila Blooms delivers with speed to ensure freshness, preserve the element of surprise and timeliness of the floral gift. A variety of floral arrangements is available online, each bearing the same artistry and quality of blooms. Manila Blooms also guarantees reliability and the extra personal touch to convey heartfelt messages from across the seas.