Why Monarch Butterflies Make Great Gifts?
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, many of us are in the throes of choosing the perfect present for all of the moms in our life. For those in search of thoughtful and meaningful gifts during holidays or special events, a vibrant and fascinating chrysalis transformation could be just it. Brighten a friend or family member and bring gift-giving to a new level. Regardless of occasion, monarch butterflies are a fit for many pivotal moments in life.
Symbolic – A powerful yet elegant symbol across cultures and religions, butterflies can represent hope, joy, positivity, and a new beginning. Whether it be a new chapter in life, the birth of a new addition, marriage to separation, butterflies offer recipients a renewed outlook on life and give a sense of optimism for what’s ahead.
Eco-friendly – Less than 5% of wild monarch caterpillars actually reach their final stage of metamorphosis in transforming into a butterfly. According to recent reports, the western monarch butterfly species is on a rapid decline, with only 2,000 butterflies counted in 2020 and great potential to become an endangered species.
This alone was the catalyst for the start of Paradise Monarchs in our home garden in Hawai‘i. By giving the gift of monarch butterflies, you are helping to contribute in furthering the survival rate of a quickly dwindling species. Paradise Monarchs aims to provide the best chance of survival for this precious population in Hawai‘i.
Educational – For parents who are seeking to keep little ones entertained and informed, a chrysalis could be the solution. Teaching the next generation about butterfly conservation and the four stages of metamorphosis in the process will keep kids engaged and excited for the emersion of their “friend”.
Out of the box – Beyond traditional gifts such as accessories or clothing, a monarch butterfly offers a surprise and delight to all who unbox. It’s a rare and welcome experience to open a present and receive a small yet meaningful gift.
To plan for your next present and see Paradise Monarch’s latest offerings, you can find more at: https://paradisemonarchs.com/collections/all.
Photos taken by Gita Abbott Photography.