How Valentine's Day evolved is a fascinating story. In early Roman
times, the Roman Feast of Lupercalia was a celebration of pagan
fertility held on February 14 that honored the Queen of Oman known as
Juno, the Roman gods and goddesses, as well as the goddess of marriage
and women. During the celebrations, women would write special love
letters and place the letters in an urn. The men would then retrieve a
letter from the urn and passionately court the woman who wrote the
particular love letter.
Flowers have become a staple of Valentines Day. The rose as a symbol of
love, is the most widely used flower to give someone on Valentine's Day,
especially the traditional bouquet of a dozen red roses. Over the years
there have an increase in the diversity of flowers chosen for the
special day. Different types of roses include multi-colored roses, white
roses, red roses, yellow roses, long stemmed roses, pink roses, and
special valentine roses. Other types of flowers now chosen include:
carnations, lilies, hyacinths, crocuses, buttercups, tulips, and
daisies. Men will send a beautiful bouquet of flowers to their special
sweetheart. When giving Valentine flowers as gifts to men, popular
colors of flowers include purple, orange, and red. Women love such
colors as red, lavender, peach, and pink.
By giving a flower to your special loved one, you are expressing how you
feel about that person. The choice of Valentine's Day flowers will
depend on the sentiments you want to express.
For instance, a red rose expresses strong feelings and love. Lilac roses
are a symbol of love at first sight. Peach Pink rose is a symbol of
gratitude, sympathy, gentleness and friendship. Red Roses and White
Roses mixed in a bouquet means truth and love, union and harmony, or
true love. Lily means that one is a nurturing person. A red carnation
means admiration. A white Carnation means pure love, faithfulness,
innocence, and sweet and lovely. Chamomile/Golden Marguerite/Anthemis
means cheerfulness and friendship. Iris means promise in love, wisdom,
faith, and hope. Ambrosia means love is reciprocated. Pink Camellia
means longing for you. White Chrysanthemum means truth and loyal love.
Forget-Me-Not means true love, hope, and memories. Gloxina means love at
first sight. Pansy means the recipient is being thought about warmly.
Yellow and orange roses being mixed together means passionate thoughts.
A yellow tulip means hopeless love.
Valentines Day is a day to let that special someone how you feel.
Giving flowers to your loved one is a thoughtful and romantic way to
share your sentiments