_What does Valentine's Day mean to you? Well to me it means work, work and more work, but that is a good thing. Flowers are big business on Valentine's Day. Consumers will spend 1.8 billion on flowers given this holiday. Research shows that men also love to receive flowers for Valentine's Day, so ladies don't forget your sweetie. I think flowers should be given and received by all on this wonderful holiday. Of course, I am a little bias.
The Rose became a popular Valentine's Day flower in the 17th century from the belief that the Red Rose was the favorite flower of Venus - the Roman Goddess of Love and Beauty and hence it is dubbed as the flower of love and passion. When purchasing roses for your love, remember that each color conveys a different meaning:
Red - Love & affection, Romantic & Abiding Love, True Love, I Love You, Desire, Courage & Passion, Congratulations, Job Well Done, Respect & Appreciation, Honest Beauty, Courage & Passion, Bliss to Marriage
White - Purity & Innocence, Reverence & Humility, Heavenly & Honor, Everlasting love, Marriages and New Beginnings, I am worthy of you, Beauty & Youthfulness, Remembrance
Pink - Grace & Elegance, Admiration for beauty and refinement, Sweetness
Yellow - Friendship and "I care", Unbridled joy, Promise of a new beginning, Gladness, Delight, Warmth, Good Luck, Welcome Back, Remember Me, Dying Love
Orange - Fascination, Passion & Desire, Enthusiasm & Energy, Pride, "I am so proud of you"
Lavender - Love/Enchantment at first sight, Regal majesty and splendor, Wonder & Impossibility
Peach - Modesty, Closing of a new deal, Great cheer, Sincerity & Genuineness, Sympathy, Gratitude and Thankfulness
Even though roses are a beautiful, traditional flower to give on Valentine's Day, we are seeing the increase of other blooming like gerbera daisies, tulips and lilies becoming more popular for the holiday. In my opinion as long as you give/receive flowers this Valentine's Day, I'm happy.
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Faye K.-Owner/Designer at Blooming Envy since 2005.