Poppies have many meanings throughout history and the world. In Victorian times, the poppy meant imagination and eternal sleep. The classic story of Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz is a prime example of this meaning, where Dorothy and her new friends ran into the magical poppy field and its threat to put them to sleep forever.
In China, the poppy has more of a romantic meaning. There the flower represents loyalty and faith people give to each other.
According to Roman tradition, a poppy can heal a broken heart.
As for Ancient Greece, poppies are believed to bring strength and vitality to athletes.
Today, in many parts of the world, the poppy is most widely known for being a powerful and inspiring symbol of our gratitude and respect for our Veterans and all who served in uniform.
Having our Vertical Poppy Address Plaque displayed on your home can have great meaning. Or maybe you just really like the look of the poppy flower. That’s great too! You can have your street name, or maybe Welcome instead. Or another greeting. You choose. 🙂