Valentine’s Day is the day of love, the most awaited day of the year for any couple. Sending your loved one chocolates or a beautiful flower bouquet are musts. While you celebrating the day of love with your significant other, have you ever thought about the history of the day and what are the dazzling flower bouquets mean for?
VALENTINE'S DAY IS THE DAY REMIND YOU LOVE IS PRECIOUS
According to the legend, the day is celebrated on February 14 to mark the death anniversary of Saint Valentine who died in the third century AD. Emperor Claudius II had banned marriage because he thought married men were bad soldiers and not good for the military. But Valentine thought it was not true and unfair, so he broke the rules and helped people to arrange marriages in secret.
Unfortunately, Claudius found out Valentine’s job, and thrown him in jail and sentenced to death on 14 February. People were sad about his death and take the date 14 February as an anniversary to remember Valentine’s sacrifice. When days go by, it becomes a specific day to remind couples to love and support each other no matter how long have they been together.
REASONS TO SEND ROSES ON VALENTINE'S DAY
The Red rose has been a symbol of love, passion and romance for centuries. Every February 14, millions of people give this flower to a loved one as a token of love. According to the Greek poet Anacreon, when the goddess of love, Aphrodite, was born, white roses appeared to welcome her birth. Legend has it that the colour of red roses comes from Aphrodite’s blood.
Adonis who loves hunting so much is Aphrodite’s lover. One day, the goddess discovered a plot against Adonis, who would be mauled by a boar while hunting. Aphrodite really wanted to save him without any second thought. She cut her foot on the white rose thorns as she rushed to warn him the risk, specks of blood splashed the white petals and stained them crimson. Her blood coloured those white roses into red. However, it was too late for her to reach Adonis and he died from a serious wound to his leg.
GET THE BEST FLOWERS FOR YOUR VALENTINE
When you’re looking for flowers to give your loved one on Valentine’s Day, roses are probably the first to come to mind. Different colours of roses have different meanings: Red roses are well known around the world as the lover’s rose presenting true love. It is the ultimate way to say “I love you.” Pink roses are the best choice for your sweetest pink lady! They represent kindness, gratitude and refinement. They are the perfect way to say “I love you” or “thank you” to someone you love and care about. Champagne roses have grown in popularity as of lately, and they symbolise gratitude and appreciation.
Apart from roses, there are many other flowers fit for Valentine’s Day, such as Germini Daisy, a flower that represents innocence, happiness, and friendship. If your Valentine is someone cheerful and always puts a smile on your face, Germini Daisy is the perfect choice. Calla Lilies represent purity, holiness and faithfulness. With its unique and slender shape, Calla Lilies will catch the eye of any onlooker. Ranunculus are a luxurious choice for your special someone. The brightly coloured flower represents attractiveness and charm and is the best way to tell someone they’ve caught your attention.
THE BEST VALENTINE'S DAY GIFT WITH FLOWERS AND "CHOCOLATES"
Giving and receiving chocolate also has become one of the most popular way to commemorate the day of love. The chocolate connection with Valentine’s Day stretches back to a marketing strategy invented by English entrepreneur Richard Cadbury, and an heir to Cadbury’s chocolates. M FLORIST has cooked up a delicious collection of chocolate-themed flower bouquets that allow you and your special someone to indulge without guilt on the Valentine’s Day!
FILL THE LOVE IN THE AIR IN YOUR DAILY LIFE
Historically, gifting flowers have symbolized an intent to build a relationship. Therefore, the act of giving and receiving flowers inspires the development of intimate connections. Imagine the happiness on your partner’s face when he or she receive your bloomed flower bouquet! Scientifically speaking, when the relationship matures, the “love” or “bonding” hormone- oxytocin is released, which makes your relationship closer to one another. These bonds can lead to increased contact with loved ones, especially important during times of stress or adversity.