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5 Reasons to Send Roses This Valentine’s Day

Are you thinking of making someone feeling very extra special this Valentine’s Day? Try giving them nature’s most elegant flowers: red roses.

The red rose is one of the simplest–yet very romantic gifts that you can give someone. Maybe that’s why so many people choose to give red roses on Valentine’s Day. If you are one of those people, though, you need to make sure that you follow these tips to ensure success when giving red roses:

Don’t get caught out: ensure prompt delivery of the roses. If you haven’t called your florist yet, now is the time to make sure that you call. Make sure you have the recipient’s name, address, phone number, which red roses you want sent, how many, and how you want to pay for them. If you’re local, you might consider picking up the roses to make sure that they get delivered on time.

Send the right message. If you are having trouble thinking up a suitable message, don’t hesitate to ask your florist. Florists see thousands of love messages–and they are always more than willing to make a few suggestions.

Here are a few suggestions if you cannot think of any:

Catch someone by surprise. A great way to catch someone by surprise–especially if they work in an office or school–is to send the flowers a day earlier, on February 13th. Tell them that “you just couldn’t wait, you love them that much.”

Tell the recipient of the roses, “Today is a very special day – a day for declaring my ever-ending love for you.”

At the end of the day though your own words are much more meaningful.

Giving Flowers – the tradition

The tradition of giving flowers–especially roses–on Valentine’s Day first came about in the late seventeenth century. Roses became the flower of choice because it was reputed to be the favourite flower of the Goddess Venus – the Goddess of Love. Florists often refer to the single red rose as a ‘signature rose.’

Valentine’s Day colors are typically red and white. Some also say that you should include the pink rose, though. Why these colours? Red is the symbol of passion, while white is the symbol of purity. Pink, some argue, is a more appropriate colour for younger lovers–it represents a meeting point between two poles.

Traditionally, a Valentine’s Rose has a long stem. But, if you prefer something different you might ask your florist to arrange different bouquet of roses. After all, there are many ways to give roses:

A bunch of red roses say “I love you.” A bunch of roses also stand for respect and courage.

A single red rose symbolizes beauty, youth and a heart innocent of love: “You are young and beautiful.”

Red roses mean “pure and lovely.”

Red and white roses, together, or white roses with red edges, signify unity.

Two red roses taped or wired together to form a single stem indicate an engagement or upcoming marriage.

A full blown red rose–placed over two red buds–forms a combination that signifies secrecy.

A pink rose represents happiness.

A rose left by itself is a symbol of hope.

Whatever the reason roses, whether it is one single red rose or a dozen red roses, be sure your Valentine will appreciate your thought.


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