What Is the Tradition of Flowers on Valentines?


Way back in the 17th Century, flowers became part of the Valentine’s Day traditions. Roses were especially used as they represent love in every ways. Apparently, roses were Venus’ favourite flower, the Goddess of Love, as she believed that they stood for strong feelings. Why do we give red roses on Valentine’s Day? For centuries, flowers have symbolized fertility, love, marriage, and romance. During the Victorian era, it became popular to use flowers to send secretive messages.

Who Started the Tradition of Sending Flowers on Valentine’s Day?

Many believe the flower-giving tradition started with a British ambassador’s wife. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu was stationed with her husband in Turkey and noticed the locals using different coloured flowers and plants to send secret love messages to one another. She brought the custom home to England in 1716.

What Started the Tradition of Giving Flowers?

The earliest dates of gifting flowers go back to the time of Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and the Roman Empire. These three societies often used flowers in religious traditions. They based their personal use of flowers on their beliefs. The Greeks used them as props for storytelling.

What Is the Purpose of Sending Flowers?

The biggest reason we give flowers as gifts is to connect with an emotion. Whether its love, joy, affection, appreciation, sympathy, romance or apologies; flower giving communicates the deepest feelings in the most elegant manner.

Why Is Gifting Flowers Important?

They might typically be considered as a symbol of love and care, but they can also convey many other emotions too: from joy, happiness, appreciation, and affection to sympathy, gratitude, or apology. Flowers can help us communicate our feelings to the ones we care about perfectly, in a way that no other object can.

Is Giving Someone Flowers Romantic?

Sending Romantic Flowers

If they like blooms that are especially rare or difficult to get, it will be a huge romantic gesture for you to send that. If you intend to send flowers as a romantic gesture, it’s best to send them to a private location like your loved one’s home.

Is Giving Flowers a Romantic Gesture?

In speaking about love, flowers are said to be one of the most romantic of gestures. This is long-established in their staying power as gifts throughout the course of history.

What Do Flowers Symbolize?

With their colorful and beautiful blooms, flowers are often seen as symbols of joy and pleasure. However, different types and colors of flowers bring unique meanings. Some flowers are seen as symbols of friendship and purity, while others are tied to forgiveness and death.

Should I Send Flowers on Valentine’s Day?

Here you go: 92% of women remember the last time they received flowers; 88% said a gift of flowers enhances their mood; 83% said they they like to receive flowers unexpectedly; 86% said receiving flowers makes them feel special; and 99% said that a person who give flowers is thoughtful.

Do Flowers Make a Girl Happy?

It provides lasting joy

If a woman receives flowers, it immediately brings a smile to her face. But that feeling of joy lasts for longer than just that moment! After she has received the flowers, she busies herself arranging them in the vase, her moment of delightful me-time.

What Does Flowers As Gifts Mean?

To convey emotions: The most common purpose for giving flowers as a gift is to express an emotion. Flowers are a beautiful way to express your deepest sentiments, whether it’s love, joy, affection, gratitude, sympathy, romance, or apologies.

Do Guys Like Flowers on Valentine’s Day?

Yup, Men Also Like Flowers and Chocolates

Roses are red, violets are blue, and men may be gifted them, too. Some of the biggest players in Valentine’s Day flower retail now focus sections of their site to touting products for guys. 1-800 Flowers has a “Valentine’s Day Gift For Him” page, as do FTD and Teleflora.

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