Flowers for the Seasons · History of Flowers

Flowers and Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and thanks to the generous assistance from the people over at ferratum putting some extra money in the bank from the loan, I have been able to plan a rather special day. It was when planning the floral delivery that it struck me. All around the world, people send their loved ones flowers for Valentine’s Day. But have you ever wondered where the tradition of sending flowers comes from? It’s a tradition that has gone on for hundreds of years. In fact, it comes from the times when flowers were still used as a means of sending notes to another person, without using words. Charles II of Sweden was the first person to start using flowers as a method of non-verbal communication. He ensured that different flowers have different meanings attached to them- and people would send flowers on specific occasions in order to express their sentiments!

Roses for Valentine's Day

This is why you send red roses on Valentine’s Day. Red roses signify love, romance and passion. Throughout history, red rose has been the sacred flower of goddesses of love, passion and desire. The Ancient Egyptians attributed the flower to Isis. The Greeks attributed it to Aphrodite, and the Romans believed it was the sacred flower of Venus.

Valentine’s Day is all about celebrating traditions. It’s about showering your loved one with a gift that has held thousands of years of significance. Red roses are definitely the best gifts you can send to your loved one. Give them a whole bouquet full and make their day. Believe me, when you see the smile on their face when they receive their flowers, you will be the happiest person on the planet.

 

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