The exact origins of Valentine’s Day are hazy, but some believe it has its roots in a pagan Roman fertility festival held around this time of year. In the year 496, Pope Gelasius recast the festival as a Christian holiday and feast in honor of a saint of the same name.
Today, Valentine’s Day is a holiday for lovers and showing affection through gifts from the heart. One of the most thoughtful ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day is by sending flowers. The following are some of the color meanings of Valentine’s Day flowers:
Red. The significance of red for this holiday is embodied in the dozen red roses so often sent to romantic partners. Red symbolizes romance, deep love and passion.
Yellow. If the recipient is a good friend, yellow flowers are the ideal color to honor your friendship. Yellow flowers also signify joy, cheer and new beginnings.
Pink. This pastel color conveys affection, admiration and gratitude.
Lavender or blue. These hues indicate your relationship has a very special, spiritual side.
Purple. Deeper tones of purple show reverence and majesty.
Orange. This warm color is associated with enthusiasm and desire.
White. White flowers emanate renewal, rebirth and a pure intention.
Roses are the classic Valentine’s Day flower, especially the red roses exchanged by romantic partners. However, roses in the colors described above can convey a very different message depending upon the recipient.
Exotic, Tropical Orchids
Orchids are an intriguing flower that can give a nice break from tradition in Valentine’s Day gift giving.
Spring Tulips for Valentine’s Day
While spring is some time away, tulips are a refreshing fit as a flower for Valentine’s Day. They bring an uplifting energy of renewal and offer hope as well as the promise of new beginnings.
The Elegance of Lilies
From Asiatic blooms to otherworldly white and pink and stargazers to trumpet-shaped calla lilies, this flower expresses unparalleled elegance.
Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to celebrate those we love most. From family members to dear friends to our true love, there’s an ideal flower and color for all the special people in your life. Contact Peoples Flower Shops to place your Valentine’s Day order.