Be my Valentine!

February has long been celebrated as a month of romance & love with Valentine greetings being popular as far back as the Middle Ages. Valentine’s Day is celebrated in many countries including Mexico, Canada, France, Australia, the United Kingdom & the United States. Did you know that an estimated 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are sent each year? Valentine’s Day is the second largest card sending holiday of the year being surpassed only by Christmas.

 

Flowers are also a popular gift to give on Valentine’s Day. 91% of men who give flowers to their significant other will do so simply to show their love. The most popular flower given on Valentine’s Day is the red rose. Red roses represent love & romance and many cultures throughout history consider them to be a powerful symbol of passion. Other flowers that can be given on Valentine’s Day instead of roses are red, pink or yellow tulips, orchids, dahlias & the bird of paradise. Red tulips represent “perfect love” while pink & yellow tulips represent feelings of caring & being hopelessly in love. Orchids are a symbol of love, wisdom, beauty & seduction. Because orchids are hard to find, giving one is a way to show your sweetheart that you appreciate their rare & delicate beauty as well as their quiet and understated strength. Dahlias are known to be a symbol of commitment & a bond that lasts forever. Birds of paradise celebrate a distinctive and unique beauty and also symbolize faithfulness.

A Dozen red Valentine's Day Roses with babys breath, a heart shaped gold and pearl necklace and a glass of red wine

Other popular gifts to give on Valentine’s Day include candy, an evening out & jewelry. So, instead of following the masses, why not give your love something different like a nice, relaxing & beautifully scented bubble bath. Just crumble one of our bubble truffles under running water to create luxurious bubbles and drop fresh rose petals on top. Your sweetheart will definitely enjoy your efforts!


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References:  

http://www.history.com/topics/valentines-day/history-of-valentines-day

https://www.gourmetgiftbaskets.com/Blog/post/why-do-we-give-red-roses-on-valentines-day.aspx

 

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