Of course, the Victorians were the romantic inventors of these darlings. In truth they likely started in the absence of bathing and deodorants! The warmth of the hand released the floral fragrance and freshened the air.
Okay, they are a little dated, but they are such a sweet idea to win your fair lady (or gentleman!)
Some might call them nosegays, but whatever, they are tiny circles of flowers and herbs gathered into a small paper cone.
A Tussie Mussie always sends a message. The formula, (in case you have an impending date!) is a large center flower like a rose, then five sprigs each of three kinds of herbs, five tinier flowers and an ivy vine to hold it all together.
P.S. If you are really serious about your ‘budding’ relationship, use six roses, meaning ‘I am serious and I want to marry you!’
God offers you his own version of a Tussie Mussie.
I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me. (Isaiah 49:16)
He loves us, friends. If this verse were a painting, it would have a bouquet of a thousand roses for you to grasp onto.