Flowers to Touch Any Heart

The last couple of days I’ve looked at the origins of St. Valentine’s Day and the history of chocolate which is such a popular gift item for Valentine’s. Today, the natural complement to chocolate is flowers. The earliest cultures known to mankind used flowers as gifts and symbols of meaning for messages the gift was sending. The most common reason to give flowers is to express romantic love which is one reason that flowers is such a popular gift item for Valentine’s Day. Flowers can be used given for any occasion. A single flower, a bouquet or a floral arrangement can express joy, romance, passion, appreciation or sympathy in a way that is difficult to match with any other gift. Giving Flowers For Valentine’s Day his practice first become popular in the 17th century. Roses quickly became the blossom of choice for Valentine’s Day as it represents love in all its forms. The rose is reputed to be the favourite flower of Venus the goddess of marriage and motherhood in Roman mythology.One of the most popular choices for giving on Valentine’s Day is the “signature rose” which is one single (long stem) rose framed with baby’s breath. You can say anything you want with flowers when you know the ‘language’ that the different types of flowers ‘speak’. Let’s look at the meanings of flowers starting with the romantic flowers...

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