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Flowers And Valentines Day

Author : Cara Brownethorpe

Valentines Day (14th February) is famous for flowers and cards. Roses especially are used to say to your Valentine that you love them. Red, as the symbolic colour of the heart is also particularly popular. It is a day when couples the world over express their love to each other.

The day was named after Saint Valentine but there is no agreement on who Saint Valentine himself was and there are three popular stories about a man named Valentine

However, the introduction of flowers for Valentines Day is less contentiously said to have started in the 16th century when the Swedish king Charles II introduced the Persian custom of using flowers to express yourself.

Roses are also the favourite flower of the Greek goddess Venus, the goddess of love. The red rose symbolises love and passion. Other red flowers also represent love but not in quite the same way as roses do.

Various colours of rose mean different things. Other than red, romantically linked colours are lilac for love at first sight, white for true love and peach, coral or orange for desire. Although it is more common for men to send flowers to women, many men are also appreciatiative of the gift of flowers.

There are no set rules as what you should give a loved on Valentines Day, but ensuring a personal touch is nice. This could be including a favourite flower or simply attaching a personal message to the bouquet. One perfect red rose presented with Baby's Breath flower is considered a “signature rose” by florists and is one of the most desired floral gifts for Valentine's Day. A dozen red rose are also a popular gift. Often, roses are more expensive at this time and florists do a large proportion of their business around this day.

Fresh flowers are much more popular than silk ones because they have a wonderful smell and will always look better than an imitation, although they obviously won't last as long. To preserve fresh roses they can be hung upside down and left to dry or put between sheets of blotting paper and pressed between the pages of a book.

Flowers can be personally delivered by yourself, or you can get them delivered by a florist.

You can find great flowers from your local florist by searching on the internet for geographically based phrases.

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Try a search for something such as florist Southampton or flower deliveries Southampton to find a florist in Southampton

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