Cueing Cupid’s arrival! To quote Greek philosophers, love is “A single soul inhabiting two bodies”. If you feel the butterflies in your stomach, chances are you’re madly in love with someone!
Valentine’s Day is the ideal time to express your love to your special beloved. We’ve pulled together some Valentine’s Day facts and Valentine’s flower tips for all lovers to make this day truly remarkable.
WHERE IS VALENTINE’S DAY FROM?
Despite its lost origin, people commonly believe Valentine’s Day relates to a Christian martyr named Saint Valentine in 3rd century Rome, who famously wrote a love letter signed “Your Valentine” to his jailer’s daughter before his execution.
Historically there were 3 Saint Valentines recognised by the Church, and their heroic stories are often associated with nowadays Valentine’s Day value – romance, admiration, and never-ending love. If you wish to express a deep affection to your Valentine, Valentine’s flower is a great gift to deliver your thoughts and emotions beyond words.
WHY DO PEOPLE GIVE FLOWERS ON VALENTINE’S DAY?
For thousands of years, February is the season to celebrate love, but it was in the late-17th century that Europeans started gifting flowers to convey the sentiment of love and affection through specific flower meanings.
No flower says “I love you” more than roses do – it is THE Valentine’s flower that symbolises intense love and passion, a flower with glamour and sweet aroma to guarantee awe from your significant other.
If you hope to transcend your love message with another layer of symbolism, a rose bouquet will be your perfect Valentine’s flower, as different numbers of roses in a bouquet also translate a special love meaning.
WHAT DOES THE NUMBER OF ROSES MEAN IN A VALENTINE’S DAY BOUQUET?
Long-stemmed roses are the most elegant way to express your feelings on Valentine’s Day. Before you reach out to your favourite online florist in Hong Kong (wink wink) to surprise your lover with some delightful Valentine’s Day flowers, make sure you know how many roses you should give and what they mean!
- A single rose: “Love at first sight.”
- 12-stems: A dozen is a simple way to ask, “Will you be mine?”
- 24-stems: Two dozen says, “I’m yours!” or “You’re always on my mind.”
- 36-stems: Three dozen screams, “I’m head over heels in love!” or “I’ll remember our romantic moments.”
- 99-stems: A generous and stunning rose bouquet to declare, “I will love you till the day I die!”
If you’re thinking of displaying the Valentine’s Day flowers as desk decor, you can also go for a Valentine’s flower box. The aromatic scent of the delicately arranged roses in a flower box can last for a long time, alluding to the timeless nature of your relationship with your sweetheart.
Valentine’s Day is, of course, the most popular day of the year to send flowers. However, not a single girl would say no to an unexpected flower gift.
You don’t have to wait for Valentine’s day to treat her with some lavish and fragrant fresh flowers. Our LOVE & ROMANCE COLLECTION will always be available for you to order because every day can be Valentine’s Day if you’re with your Mr./Ms. Right!
VALENTINE’S DAY IS MORE THAN JUST FLOWERS
In case you want to wow your loved one with how much studies you’ve done before picking him/her the perfect Valentine’s Day flowers, here are some Valentine’s Day fun facts for you to show it off:
- Every year, 180 million people across the world express their love on Valentine’s Day with cards.
- Approximately US$1.5 billion worth of chocolate is sold in the week leading up to Valentine’s Day.
- 200 million Valentine’s Day flowers are delivered, 115 million of which are red roses.
- 75 percent of Valentine’s Day flowers are (unsurprisingly) bought by men.
- Wives and partners are the most common recipients of flowers but mothers and daughters also receive bouquets on this day.
HOW TO BUY VALENTINES DAY FLOWERS FROM AN ONLINE FLORIST?
Ready to be your girlfriend’s MVP on Valentine’s Day by giving an elegant rose bouquet or a thoughtful flower gift? Seek no further than your favourite online florist in Hong Kong M FLORIST for some Valentine’s flower gift inspiration.
Our dedicated florists have curated a breathtaking Valentine’s Day flower collection to celebrate this season of love. Make sure to get inspired from our Valentine’s flower gallery to surprise your lover with uber-chic and meaningful bouquets or flower boxes!
All Valentine’s Day flowers will be delivered between 9am – 6pm during Valentine’s Day period (11th – 15th Feb) with complimentary flower delivery service. Urgent or specific time delivery can be requested at additional costs. Please visit here to find out more about our Valentine’s Day flower delivery arrangement.