Giving flowers on Valentine’s Day is a timeless romantic gesture for couples all over the world. Flowers are a simple, yet thoughtful gift that demonstrates your love for another person. However, with the seemingly endless choices available, it can be a bit overwhelming when February 14th comes around. To give you a helping hand, we’ve compiled some ideas to help you decide on the perfect choice of flowers, hampers and giftware this Valentine’s Day.
Flowers that come from a Wandin Florist are professionally hand selected and you will receive additional care instructions on how to make them last longer when you get home. The arrangement provided will be tailor made, within your budget and wrapped to reach the effect you desire. We can even arrange delivery, relieving the stress on Valentine’s Day that see many a partner sneakily pop out to collect any flowers, or rush to a store after work!
Roses are the classic symbols of love. A bouquet or rose box of at least one dozen long stem red roses are the most popular Valentine’s Day gift and are sure to make your partner feel adored. However, roses come in a kaleidoscope of colours, so choose whichever your partner would love the most. Don’t discount the beauty of all flowers this Valentines we have a large range of beautiful blooms other than roses too.
Nothing says “I love you” like a beautiful bouquet of red roses . We all know from movies and popular novels that red roses are a timeless symbol of love, but the meaning runs much deeper. Love is layered, and so too is the meaning of the red rose. The colour red evokes an energetic and sensual response in the human brain, and is therefore associated with warmer, passionate relationships. The number of rose stems you choose to give will also add an additional dimension to the meaning of your gift. As the most romantic day of the year, it is not surprising that this is when the red rose faces the highest demand. Give a single stem to say “I Love You”, or a dozen roses to pop that question you know they’re waiting for!
Pink roses are just as rich in meaning as their red counterparts. You can send a message of love just as easily with these gorgeous buds, particularly if you have recently entered into a relationship.
As an icon of platonic love, the pink rose is also a great choice to gift when you wish to show affection for relatives or friends with whom you share an extra special connection. Symbolising the softer side of love, pink roses are a great alternative to red on Valentine’s Day, particularly for new couples.
Yellow represents all that is joyous and beautiful about life, the world, and that someone special. There are many positive occasions which pop up unexpectedly and it’s these fabulous times of year which bring yellow roses to the forefront.
This colour depicts joy and platonic love as a constant rejuvenation of spirit.
White roses symbolise the purity, innocence and virtue of the recipient. For festive occasions like engagements and weddings white roses mark a rite of passage, a transition from one phase of life to another.
Due to its rarity, a lavender rose conveys mystery, enchantment and love at first sight. And with purple being associated with royalty, there is an underlying and subtle meaning of majesty and splendour. Bouquets and arrangements with lavender roses give a visually stunning and memorable impression.
An Orange rose signifies the link between friendship and love. They can be an expression of fascination for when you’re besotted by someone, or to say ‘I’m proud of you.’ Brilliant in colour, orange roses convey meanings of new beginnings, enthusiasm, as well as an open declaration of desire.
Roses by the Numbers
Single Rose – You are the one, love at first sight 2 Roses – Deeply in love with each other
3 Roses – I love you
6 Roses – I want to be yours 9 Roses – An eternal love
10 Roses – You are perfect
12 Roses – Be mine
13 Roses – Secret admirer
24 Roses – Can’t stop thinking about you 40 Roses – My love for you is genuine
50 Roses – Unconditional love
99 Roses – I’ll love you till the day I die
999 Roses – Total devotion, harmoniously together till death or a hundred years 999 Roses – Everlasting and eternal love
So, if you ever ask yourself “what does each rose colour mean?” think back to this easy guide. The abundance of rose varieties, colours and numbers to mix and match with makes them an easy choice no matter the occasion.
All boxed flowers this Valentines Day are 10% off if ordered online, phone or instore before February 10th.