Valentines Flowers ‐ A Romantic Tradition
Flowers have been a romantic gift option since the 1700s. Charles II of Sweden brought the Persian custom of the language of flowers to Europe. It then traveled from Europe to America as part of the long-standing tradition of gifting.
The red rose has long been the traditional Valentine’s Day flower. The red rose is also the favorite rose of Venus, goddess of love and that is the main reason the red rose has the meaning of passion and love, making it a Valentine favorite.
Roses aren’t the only popular Valentines flowers being sent to lovers. Alstroemeria, tulips, hyacinths, tuberoses, lilies, iris, daffodils, and carnations are also very popular choices for a Valentine bouquet. The most important choice is the flower your sweetheart will love. If her favorite flower is the orchid, then the best way to show her you care is to remember her favorite flower on Valentine’s Day. She will appreciate the thought you put into the decision more than anything.
Flowers are still the perfect way to say you care if you are in a long-distance relationship. Thanks to the Internet and local florists having access to national delivery services, you can send your Valentines flowers online practically anytime up to the day before, and sometimes even the day of, and they will arrive on time and looking amazing.
When you want to tell your sweetheart how you feel, Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to say what is in your heart without having to put it all into words. Instead of trying to write a poem or song to express how you feel, ask your sweetheart what her favorite flower is before the big day. Then when you call the florist you tell them what her favorite flower is and your price range and they do the rest, including choosing other flowers to add to the arrangement and getting your flowers delivered at her home or workplace. Timing the flower delivery is important too! If you send the arrangement to her workplace, make sure you have the correct address and that she will be in the office that day.
With a little planning and some help from a florist or the Internet, the Valentines flowers you select can be the perfect choice. If you’re hoping to be the recipient of some flowers on Valentine’s Day, you can send your sweetheart a link with some bouquets you think are pretty and it may begin a tradition that lasts a lifetime and he’ll probably appreciate the hint!